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Charlie Murphy Dies Aged 57

Charlie Murphy has died at the age of 57.The comedian, who was best known as a writer and a member of the cast of the comedy series 'Chappelle's Show', passed away on Wednesday (12.04.17) after...

Jimmy Kimmel Didn't Confide Oscar News In Neil Patrick Harris

Jimmy Kimmel told Neil Patrick Harris he wasn't presenting the Oscars - ''right before'' he was confirmed as host.The 49-year-old star will front the star-studded ceremony on Sunday (26.02.17) but didn't ask the 2015 host...

Amy Schumer Switches Channels For Netflix Comedy Special

Comedy Central's stand up star recorded a special last November (16) at Denver’s Bellco Theatre, and it has now been revealed it will launch globally on the subscription channel on 7 March (17). "Very happy...

Jimmy Kimmel Reveals His Fee For Hosting Oscars

Jimmy Kimmel will be paid $15,000 to host the Oscars ceremony.The 49-year-old TV presenter has been chosen to host the Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, on February 26, and...

Ryan Gosling 'Disappointed' Chris Rock After His Oscars Monologue

The Blue Valentine actor appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday night (07Dec16), where the pair discussed Kimmel’s upcoming hosting duties at the 2017 Academy Awards. One piece of important advice Ryan passed on to...

Chris Rock Announces 'Total Blackout' Stand-up Tour For 2017

Chris Rock is about to make his 2017 even more lucrative, with an announcement that he’ll be embarking on a global stand-up comedy tour called ‘Total Blackout’, his first in nearly a decade.Making the reveal...

Chris Rock To Embark On First Stand-up Tour In Nine Years

The veteran comedian announced the Total Blackout world tour in a Facebook Live video posted on Monday night (05Dec16) from The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. In the clip, Rock begins...

The Rock: 'I Wouldn't Rule Out Running For U.s. President'

The 44-year-old wrestler-turned-actor has never made a secret of his interest in politics, and cited the recent election, where ex The Apprentice judge Donald Trump was made America's president-elect, as proof that he could set...

Madonna Calls On Ex-husband's Help To Raise Charity Cash For Malawi Project

The pop superstar has announced plans for an evening of "music, art, mischief and performance" at a Raising Malawi gig at Faena Forum in Miami Beach, Florida on 2 December (16), and the...

Defiant Leslie Jones Pokes Fun At Hack Attack Scandal

Back in August (16), the Ghostbusters star fell victim to a hacker, who took control of her website and used it to post photos of Leslie's passport, driver's licence information, and intimate images...

Chris Rock Signs Huge Deal With Netflix For Two Stand-up Specials

Chris Rock has been persuaded to make a long-awaited comeback to stand-up comedy, reportedly signing a whopping $40 million contract with Netflix for two live special shows.According to The Hollywood Reporter, the huge deal of...

Chris Rock Returns To Stand-up After Eight-year Hiatus

Executives at the streaming service reportedly shelled out $40 million (£32 million) to secure the legendary funnyman for the exclusive deal and the company's Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos couldn't be more excited about what's...

Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock And John Mayer Jam At Comedy Cellar

The rocker and Chappelle had spent the day at the inaugural New York City Roots Picnic festival, where the funnyman delighted fans in between musical performances by the likes of D'Angelo, The Roots,...

Chris Rock Special Banned From Airline Over Gay Slur

Bosses at the airline were responding to a complaint by Jeremy Foreshew, an employee at gay dating app Grindr, who watched the special on a flight from New York to Los Angeles earlier...

Chris Rock 'Finalises Divorce From Malaak Compton-rock'

The 51-year-old comedian and Malaak, who have two children together, Lola, 14, and Zahra, 12, and a child called Ntombi that they took in from South Africa back in 2008, split in December 2014 after...

Chris Rock Leads Praise After Michelle Obama's Rousing Speech

The First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS) took to the stage at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Monday to deliver a powerful and emotional speech about her time in the White House,...

John Legend Headlining Harry Belafonte's Social Justice Festival

The veteran musician and civil rights activist is aiming to draw attention to the need for social and racial justice with the Many Rivers to Cross festival, which will take place over two...

Chris Rock Enjoys A Romantic Dinner In London With Megalyn Echikunwoke

The pair made their debut as a couple in February. Chris announced in December 2014 he was divorcing wife Malaak Compton. Rock and his estranged wife, who have two children together, Lola, 14, and Zahra,...

Alicia Keys Rounds Up Star Friends For Hard-hitting New Racial Justice Ad

The singer/songwriter has recruited a handful of stars like Beyonce, Rihanna, Chris Rock, and Pharrell Williams to help her call for action following a recent spate of African-American deaths at the hands of...

Chris Rock Jokes About Divorce At Surprise Stand-up Gig

The comedian took the stage at the fabled Comedy Cellar to try out new material, much to the surprise of the crowd who welcomed him with a standing ovation that ran for several...

Chris Rock And The Red Hot Chili Peppers Launching Radio Station

The group is preparing to release its 11th studio album, The Getaway, on Friday (17Jun16), and Flea and his bandmates have teamed up with the Top Five star to host the show, which...

Bono: 'Send In Amy Schumer To Fight Isis'

The U2 frontman spoke during a Senate subcommittee hearing on Tuesday (12Apr16), the aim of which was to deal with the "causes and consequences of violent extremism and the role of foreign assistance", to plead...

Academy Apologises For "Tone-deaf" Asian Jokes During Telecast

The organisers of the Oscars have apologised for the “tone-deaf” portrayal of Asians in various jokes at this year’s ceremony, after a group of actors and filmmakers of Asian descent complained of being offended.The Academy...

Academy Apologises To Asian Members

A group of prominent Asians in Hollywood, including director Ang Lee and actors George Takei and Sandra Oh, added their names to a protest letter, which was sent to Academy executives and the...

Ang Lee Joins Asians Protesting Oscars Skit

The Oscar winner is one of 25 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, of Asian descent, whose names feature on a letter sent to organisation officials, protesting a skit...

Oscars Bosses Promise To Honour Girl Scouts Donation

Host Chris Rock invited members of his daughters' Girl Scouts Troop 5215 from Inglewood, California to sell their cookies to the celebrities in the audience at the Academy Awards last month (Feb16), and...

Chris Rock's Girl Scouts 'Didn't Receive $65,000 From Oscars'

The Girl Scouts troop that sold 400 boxes of cookies at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles in February (16) have not received the $65,000 reported to have been raised. Rock's stunt...

Jada Pinkett Smith Addresses Chris Rock's Oscar Joke

Actress Jada Pinkett Smith has spoken for the first time since last weekend’s Oscar ceremony, where host Chris Rock took a swipe at her during his opening monologue. The wife of Will Smith had announced...

Jada Pinkett Smith: 'We Gotta Keep Diversity Debate Moving'

The actress was left frustrated after members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences failed to nominate any black actors or creatives in the major categories at this year's (16) 88th...

Dustin Hoffman: 'America Has A Problem With Racism'

The two-time Oscar winner insisted the lack of diversity among nominees is symptomatic of a bigger problem that affects American society.Dustin did not attend Sunday night's (28Feb16) Academy Awards choosing instead to be at a...

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