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3 hrs ago | Palladium-Item

Gone Girl,' - Unbroken' lead drumbeat of fall - Gone Girl,' -...

'Gone Girl,' 'Unbroken' lead drumbeat of fall 'Gone Girl,' 'Unbroken' lead drumbeat of fall movies Check out this story on pal-item.com: http://pinews.co/1tZFzAj Looking for a diamond in the rough, the actress-turned-director searched the movies that studios owned but weren't making. "So I scanned through these generals and landed on 'Unbroken,' a story of resilience and strength and the human spirit, of faith and survival at sea," says Jolie.

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Related Topix: Gone Girl, Books, Moneyball, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Movies

19 hrs ago | E! Online

2014 Toronto Film Festival: 6 Movies Everyone at TIFF Was Talking About

This year's annual event was full of movies that were buzzed about before, during and after their red carpet screenings. Some are already being touted as Oscar favorites.

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Related Topix: Movies, Entertainment, Hawking, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Wild, Books, Comedy, Television

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Daily Mail

Cecily Strong says she's 'genuinely happy' about getting dropped from SNL Weekend Update

'No point in being angry': Cecily Strong says she's 'genuinely happy' about getting dropped from SNL'S Weekend Update But Cecily Strong says she is not too upset by the change, posting her reaction via Instagram, along with a photo of her snuggling with her dog. 'I don't see this as me leaving update, just as me being on update in a looser, goofier way that is a lot more fun for me and in a way I think I'm better at,' Strong wrote in the accompanying caption on Friday.

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Related Topix: Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Saturday Night Live

Journalgazette.net

Films piling up

Ben Affleck stars in "Gone Girl," which will be released Oct. 3. The film is based on the best-selling novel. Looking for a diamond in the rough, the actress-turned-director searched the movies that studios owned but weren't making.

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Related Topix: Gone Girl, Books, Moneyball, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, The Spectacular Now

New York Daily News

Toronto Film Fest is full of small gems, big surprises

Be on the lookout for Eddie Redmayne in 'The Theory of Everything,' Al Pacino in 'Manglehorn,' Gael Garcia Bernal in Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater,' Chris Rock in 'Top Five,' Kristen Wiig in 'Welcome to Me,' and others When funny folks get serious, people notice. That was the biggest takeaway from the 39th Toronto Film Festival, ending Sunday.

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Related Topix: Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Gael Garcia Bernal, Movies, Oscars

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Silicon Alley Insider

Film festivals fire starting gun on Oscars race

Hollywood's annual awards season may be months away yet, but for many the race for Oscars gold has already started, with strong contenders emerging from key film festivals this month. While it is too early to talk of frontrunners -- unlike last year when "12 Years a Slave" established itself early in awards season -- several movies and actors are already generating buzz in Tinseltown.

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Related Topix: Oscars, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Benedict Cumberbatch, Music!, Walk the Line, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Celebrities, Reese Witherspoon, Theater, Arts

Buenos Aires Herald

Jon Stewart defies Iranian jailers

Over tea and cake in a Tehran caf, Maziar Bahari's erstwhile jailers told him that if he spoke to anyone in the West about what had happened during his 118-day imprisonment in Iran, they'd bring him back in "a bag." The warning didn't have its intended effect.

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Related Topix: Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Prison

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Breitbart.com

Jon Stewart Says NFL 'F*ked Up' over Ray Rice Video

Jon Stewart isn't buying the NFL's story that they never laid eyes on the Ray Rice domestic violence video until it was released by TMZ last week. On Wednesday night's episode of the Daily Show, Stewart dedicated a portion of his segment to the alleged cover-up that brought Rice's football career to an end.

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Related Topix: Comedy, Entertainment, Television

The Columbus Dispatch

Actor, author John Hodgman featured in Akron library series

Next month, the Akron-Summit County Library welcomes John Hodgman, the PC opposite Justin Long's Mac in a TV ad series for Apple, the host of the weekly podcast Judge John Hodgman , The Daily Show 's "Resident Expert" , a This American Life contributor, an actor, a stand-up comedian , and the author of The Areas of My Expertise and other titles. I may have left out some of his work in that list -- there's a reason he's the "Resident Expert."

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Related Topix: Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Akron, OH, Summit County, OH, This American Life

ABC News

'Daily Show' Correspondent Che Joins 'SNL'

This Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 file photo shows actor Michael Che at the "Top Five" premiere at the Princess of Wales Theatre during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, in Toronto.

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Related Topix: Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Saturday Night Live

Austin American Statesman

Austin Scoop: Friday's pick: John Hodgman

You might know the scholarly, mustachioed gent from his television commercial appearances for Apple as the personification of a PC or from his turns as a correspondent for "The Daily Show." He's also a best-selling author and a pretty good example of an all-around humorist.

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The Escapist

Movies and TV: 9 Movies from This Fall's Film Festivals to Watch For

Film festival season is packed with new -- but not always noteworthy -- movies. Here's some of our favorites that are coming to theaters soon.

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Patch.com

Comic Headlines Saint Xavier's Homecoming Celebration

Saint Xavier University will host "Comics for Cougars," a comedy show with local comedian Pat McGann and WGN-TV personalities Ana Belaval and Mike Toomey as part of the University's 2014 Homecoming Celebration, on Thurs., Sept. 25 in the Shannon Center at SXU's Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd Street.

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Related Topix: Saint Xavier University, Xavier University, Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Chicago, IL, Comedy

Thu Sep 11, 2014

OhNoTheyDidnt

Cecily Strong Removed From 'SNL' Weekend Update; Colin Jost to Remain as Host

Michael Che will join Colin Jost behind the "Weekend Update" desk for the upcoming 40th season Former "Saturday Night Live" writer Michael Che will join Colin Jost behind the "Weekend Update" desk for the upcoming 40th season of the late-night sketch show, NBC told TheWrap on Thursday. He replaces Cecily Strong, who will return as a full-time cast member, or repertory player, as the long-running comedy show refers to its sketch stars.

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Related Topix: Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Saturday Night Live, Seth Meyers, Late Show With David Letterman

Switched

How Pop Culture Can Help Us (Appropriately) Find Humor In 9/11

At the University of Colorado, Dr. Peter McGraw runs the Humor Research Lab, a group that tries to empirically prove what's funny and what's not. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, his group researched a trend: when is too soon to joke about tragedy? "We found that those jokes started to rise in humor and peaked at about 36 days," McGraw told host Ricky Camilleri in a HuffPost Live conversation Thursday.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Conan, Drama

New Jersey Herald

'Gone Girl,' 'Unbroken' lead drumbeat of fall

Looking for a diamond in the rough, the actress-turned-director searched the movies that studios owned but weren't making. "So I scanned through these generals and landed on 'Unbroken,' a story of resilience and strength and the human spirit, of faith and survival at sea," says Jolie.

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Related Topix: Gone Girl, Books, Moneyball, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, The Spectacular Now

BroadwayWorld.com

Video: Adam Levine Explains Maroon 5 Album Title 'V' & More on the Daily Show

On a recent episode of Comedy Central's THE DAILY SHOW, Adam Levine chatted about the various interpretations of Maroon 5 's fifth album title, "V," and reminisced about when the band was still called Kara's Flowers. Check out the appearance below! One anchor, several correspondents, zero credibility.

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Related Topix: Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Dance, Maroon 5, Pop/Rock, Emmy Awards

Switched

Laughter After 9/11: The Moments David Letterman, Jon Stewart & Others Brought Us Back

On this national day of reflection and memorial, we want to once again take a look back at those moments that proved the "healing power of comedy" to be true. From David Letterman's first night back at "Late Show" to The Onion's brilliantly cathartic post-9/11 issue to Gilbert Gottfried's legendarily filthy roast of Hugh Hefner, these are the times we realized that it was okay, and even necessary, to laugh again.

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Related Topix: Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Conan, Drama

The Washington Post

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On Tuesday, the Daily Show devoted some time to the Islamic State -- and how the coverage of the group of Sunni insurgents looks like a strange blend of pre-Iraq War deja vu and Internet memes. Namely, the allies who have told the United States that they also are interested in stopping the Islamic State look a lot like the group of countries who told the United States they were willing to help fight al-Qaeda more than a decade ago.

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Related Topix: Comedy, Entertainment, Television, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Iraq, World News, Sports

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Detroit News

Bill Maher gets back-to-back hours Friday on HBO

That has made useful a breed of news presenters who soften the blow with wit and pungent insight on such programs as 'The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,' the soon-departing 'Colbert Report' and the recently arrived 'Last Week Tonight With John Oliver.' Yet another mainstay on the laugh-while-staying-current watch list: HBO's 'Real Time With Bill Maher,' which on Friday resumes its 12th season after leaving its viewers in the information lurch for its August break.

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Related Topix: Politically Incorrect, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Seinfeld, Haley Barbour, US Governors, Mississippi Government, Mississippi

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