+ As you're marking off the days on your calendar until True Blood premieres, the internet is bubbling with gossip surrounding the final season of the hit HBO vampire drama. One source even goes as far to claim that the writers have decided to pull a Joss Whedon and kill off a beloved character.
+ Rapper 50 Cent proves that he's got a comedic side to him, as he teams up with Jimmy Kimmel for a short spoof of Maleficent.
+ Photos of Gillian Jacobs on the set of Girls have surfaced, but viewers beware, as they're a bit of spoilers!
+ Although it originally seemed as though Matthew McConaughey would not return for futher seasons of True Detective (despite how wildly successful it was and how many folks raved about his performance as Rust Cohle), the Dallas Buyers Club star has stated that he's wants to come back for more!
Kanye West appears on South Park as a gay fish in which he defends "hobbit" Kim Kardashian.
The animated series' season 17 finale shows character Butters telling a classmate that he wants to date a woman like Kim since "she knows how to look good." However, his classmate Wendy says the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star is "a hobbit" since her beauty is derived from Photoshop. Kim's fiance Kanye - who is animated like the other characters - comes to her rescue and defends her reputation in a scene where he gives a lecture to a classroom of students.
Kylie Minogue has bared her famous bum for a spoof advert. The 44-year-old singer appears in the joke video for body insurance by British artist Katerina Jebb, which sees the Australian star walking up a flight of stairs in slow motion wearing a racy, white backless gown which exposes her pert behind.
"Are your assets fully covered? Protect and cover the things that are most dear to you. Don't wait until tomorrow. Beautiful Body Of London," the voiceover asks. A logo for fake company Beautiful Body Insurance is seen flashing on screen at the same time.
As if one's love for The Wire couldn't be any greater, Funny or Die -- a comedy site founded by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay -- went and created this.
Sonja Sohn, Andre Royo, Larry Gillard Jr., Felicia "Snoop" Pearson, and Michael Kenneth Williams reprise their roles from the critically-acclaimed HBO series in this hilarious trailer for the imaginary musical. The trailer recreates a few of the show's most famous scenes -- with a lot more singing, dancing, and smiling.
I dare you not to get "Chess is a Metaphor for Drugs" stuck in your head this week.
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This weekend, two of NBC's own programs -- one old, one new -- were targeted by the comedic minds on Saturday Night Live.
Not yet sure how you feel about new superhero series The Cape? Then maybe one of the spinoff programs featured above (The Scarf, The Bolo Tie, The Smock, etc.) might be more your style.
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Tuesday was a big night for Comedy Central.
The evening marked the return of popular series Tosh.0, which became a solid lead-in for the channel’s side-splitting new series Onion SportsDome. And if you missed the premiere, it’s time to go on a TiVo hunting mission right now … because this is probably the best show of the season.
Brought to you by The Onion, the SportsDome is part parody, part satire and hysterical through-and-through. With segments like “Who Would You Kill,” Onion SportsDome shows us what all sports shows should look like. Hosts Alex Reiser and Mark Sheppard (played by Matt Walton and Matt Oberg) offer gut-busting deadpan delivery to lead the series.
The show’s total irreverence for all things sports makes it engaging and absolutely unique. We’re already hungry for more, but unfortunately the Dome won’t be back with a new episode until next week.
Although it’s been a while since we’ve had some Old Spice commercials to make us laugh, Sesame Street now has us feeling blue.
What could possibly—possibly—be better than watching Isaiah Mustafa in nothing more than a towel?? Listening to Grover teach us about the word “on” while smelling like a monster.
Warning to those bothered by Katy Perry’s play date with Elmo: Major chest exposure ahead.
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Hollywood’s love of sequels has hit television.
Now that two years have passed, it’s finally time for the Family Guy to debut the next installment in their Star Wars trilogy. Unfortunately, those looking for it will have to their local store—at least for now.
In an effort to maximize profits, FOX has decided to deliver its Empire Strikes Back parody on DVD before airing it on television. They’ve also chosen December 22 as the release date. I’d say it’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas.
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Thanks to Don Draper’s Guide to Picking Up Women, Mad Men novices got a nice whiff of the main character’s appeal. But what exactly is the 1960’s-set show about?
After watching this 60-second parody, you’ll be perfectly equipped to jump right into the AMC series.
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So we already know how the McCain camp feels about Saturday Night Live‘s Palin sketches. (Answer: “Sexist.”) We also know what the vice-presidential candidate thought about Tina Fey’s work. (She claimed the first parody was “hilarious,” though she only watched it with the volume off.) But what do the Democrats think of their impersonations?
In a joint interview with Entertainment Tonight, Barack Obama and Joe Biden (alongside their wives) react to the SNL sketches. While they don’t specifically address the content of the spoofs, they do seem to take it all in stride.
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