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Movie review: 'Funny People'

Adam Sandler in "Funny People"

Funny People3 starsWritten and directed by Judd ApatowStarring Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Jonah Hill, Jason Schwartzman, Eric Bana

Despite his omnipresence in Hollywood, Judd Apatow has only directed two movies before this year, and both of them, “Knocked Up” and “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” have been box office hits. “Funny People” will be a little...

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Movie review: 'The Cove'

"The Cove"

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The Cove4 starsDocumentary by Louie Psihoyos

“The Cove” is an emotionally bruising and inflammatory documentary named after a hidden cove in Taiji, Japan, where dolphins are routinely corralled and slaughtered for their meat. The way it works is this: Local fishermen herd dolphins to Taiji’s shores, where trainers from around the world purchase them at $150,000 per dolphin....

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More 'Lost' randomalia

Here's Michael Ausiello's sit down with Nestor Carbonell, Michael Emmerson and Jorge Garcia, as they discuss the Kate/Sawyer/Jack triangle among other things.

Also, Paul Scheer's blog is awesome....

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Kelly Kapowski too busy for Fallon

Tiffani Thiessen is Busy from Tiffani Thiessen

You may or may not be aware that Jimmy Fallon has been calling for the cast of "Saved by the Bell" to reunite on his show for the past few months. He had nearly everyone on board, except for Tiffani-Amber Thiessen. She finally breaks her silence on the issue in the above video, claiming to be too busy.

Although she wasn't too busy...

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'Bachelorette' couple starts 'normal' life

Ed Swiderski and Jillian Harris got engaged on

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Just three months into shooting “The Bachelorette,” contestant Ed Swiderski popped the question to Jillian Harris on the season finale — and she accepted.

In the “real world,” jumping into an engagement like that isn’t typical. But the couple, who plan to wed next year, acknowledged that being removed from the real world sped up the process.


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Mischa Barton's rep: She is 'doing and feeling significantly better'

Mischa Barton in April

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Following a recent hospitalization and psychological evaluation, Mischa Barton is set to begin shooting her new CW drama, “The Beautiful Life.”

“She’s obviously doing and feeling significantly better,” a rep for the actress, 23, told us Tuesday.

Production on the TV show, in which Barton plays a fashion model, is slated to begin Friday. Barton’s rep...

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Boosh extras

I spoke with Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt for a jam-packed and hilarious 15 minutes last week, and not even a third of the good stuff made it into the interview. So here are some more excerpts from our chat.

These are some silly guys.

(I asked something like, "How close are Vince and Howard to your real personalities?")Barratt: When we started out, we had nothing...

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William Shatner reads Alaskan poetry

This is pretty awesome. Conan had William Shatner on last night to realize the poesy that was the outgoing governor of Alaska's farewell speech. She's been pretty good at hiding how brilliant she is before now. But now I get it. It was all performance art....

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The Mighty Boosh hits the states

The Mighty Boosh

It's hard to describe exactly what The Mighty Boosh is. British comedians Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt have been working under that name for about a decade, doing their act live and on radio and television. The show centers around the absurd adventures of Vince Noir and Howard Moon as they get stranded on desert islands, fight kangaroos, etc. A comedy sensation in their...

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Dave Chappelle surprises Portland

Dave Chappelle at Pioneer Square

Last night, Dave Chappelle surprised the folks of Portland, Ore., with an impromptu show. Almost. Because of the overwhelming response (The Oregonian is reporting that about 4,000 people showed up; Chappelle expected 200), the PA system was too small for the crowd, and the show never really got going.

Despite remaining mostly out of the spotlight since...

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