What Joke Would Joan Rivers Make About Her Own Death

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As sad as the news of Joan Rivers’ passing is, we can’t help but think she’d want the world to do exactly what they did when she was alive: laugh.

So we went out onto the streets of New York City to see what people thought she would want to say about herself. After all, no one could make a hilarious situation out of a sad one more than Joan Rivers.

Check it out here.

Money Can’t Buy Happiness, But It Can Buy Distortion

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Hey, ya’ll! Jonathan Cheban- you may know him as Kim Kardashian’s bff- has just launched a new site called TheDishh, which basically gives insight to the latest trends, fads and hotspots in cities like New York, Miami, and Los Angeles.

I recently wrote an article for them, which (if it gets enough positive feedback,) will land me a spot as a full-time writer! So please check it out and let me know what you think. I’ll post a couple more as they get published on the site.

Grazie!

http://www.thedishh.com/money-cant-buy-happines

Brangelina Ties The Knot

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Mr. and Mrs. Smith? You mean Mr. and Mrs. Pitt! The two were (finally) married at the Château Miraval in the village of Correns, France this past Saturday, where they had been staying at and renovating since 2008.

Last month, a source told E! News, “It’ll be a lovely celebration to start life in the new house…They want to marry there at that house and celebrate how far they’ve come as a family, as a couple, and individually in just 10 years.”

The private ceremony was less than traditional, as most of the Hollywood couple’s relationship has been. Instead of being walked down the aisle with her estranged father, Jon Voight, Jolie got the whole Brady Bunch involved. She was attended by sons Maddox 13, and Pax, 10 while Zahara, 9, and Vivienne, 6, threw petals and Shiloh, 8, and Knox, 6, served as ring bearers.

The two have been engaged since 2012, but no one (except their children) were pressuring them to tie the knot.

In May, Jolie told People, We’re just waiting for it to be the right time with the kids, with work, when it feels right.”

So it looks like it felt right. After all, the two have become significantly closer since Jolie’s 2013 mastectomy, and their work schedules have slowed since they both wrapped up their work with separate WWII dramas.

Congrats to the happy couple! First came love, then came babies, then came marriage in a fancy carriage.

Emmy’s Wrap-Up

It’s Tuesday, so on a normal week, you’d just be getting over a case of the Monday’s. But this week is different. Today, for the first time since 1976, we are spending our Tuesday wrapping up the Emmy’s. This was a monumental year for TV: Breaking Bad and Mad Men ended their legacies and a transgender actor was nominated for the first time in history. So as the anticipation eats away at you, let us begin.

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Drama series
My Prediction/WINNER: Breaking Bad, AMC
Downton Abbey, PBS
Game of Thrones, HBO
House of Cards, Netflix
Mad Men, AMC
True Detective, HBO

 

Comedy series
WINNER:Modern Family, ABC
The Big Bang Theory, CBS
Louie, FX
Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Silicon Valley (HBO)
My Prediction: Veep (HBO)

Not that I don’t think Modern Family deserves this, in fact it’s my second favorite sitcom of all time (RIP How I Met Your Mother,) but people are LOVING Veep. I haven’t caught on to the phenomena, but I’m thinking they gave it to the vets instead of the HBO rookie because MOFY is an overall fantastic show. Not saying Veep isn’t, but let’s be honest: Julia Louis-Dreyfus runs things. Without her, that show would not be what it is.

 

Actor, drama series
My prediction/WINNER: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective (HBO)
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom (HBO)
Woody Harrelson, True Detective (HBO)
Jon Hamm, Mad Men (AMC)
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards (Netflix)

 

Actress, drama series
My prediction/WINNER:Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife (CBS)
Robin Wright, House of Cards(Netflix)
Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex (Showtime)
Claire Danes, Homeland (Showtime)
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey (PBS)
Kerry Washington, Scandal (ABC)

 

Actor, comedy series
My prediction/WINNER: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 
Louis C.K., Louie (FX)
Don Cheadle, House of Lies (Showtime)
Ricky Gervais, Derek (Netflix)
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes (Showtime)
William H. Macy, Shameless (Showtime)

 

Actress, comedy series
WINNER: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)
Lena Dunham, Girls (HBO)
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly (CBS)
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation (NBC)
My prediction: Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black (Netflix)

As always, this category brings it. But Julia Louis-Dreyfus is a four-time Emmy winning actress. Taylor Schilling really did get her name out there, but I personally think she would have deserved it more if she was nominated for the second season, instead of the first. And while the rest of the nominees are without a doubt hilarious, this one was a given, even if I felt a bit biased.

 

Supporting actor, drama series
WINNER/My prediction: Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey (PBS)
Josh Charles, The Good Wife (CBS)
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland (Showtime)
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan (Showtime)

 

Supporting actress, drama series
WINNER: Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife (CBS)
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey (PBS)
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones (HBO)
My prediction: Christina Hendricks, Mad Men (AMC)
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey (PBS)

Let me make this very clear: I LOVE Anna Gunn and believe wholeheartedly that she deserves this, but with Mad Men coming to an end this year, the academy could have thrown something her way. Luckily, she’s got two BIG awards to come home with every night.

 

Supporting actor, comedy series
My prediction/WINNER: Ty Burrell, Modern Family (ABC)
Andre Braugher, Brookyn Nine-Nine (Fox)
Fred Armisen, Portlandia (IFC)
Adam Driver, Girls (HBO)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family (HBO)
Tony Hale, Veep (HBO)

 

Supporting actress, comedy series
WINNER: Allison Janney, Mom (CBS)
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
My prediction: Julie Bowen, Modern Family (ABC)
Anna Chlumsky, Veep (HBO)
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Kate Mulgrew, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)

Honestly: who watches Mom? Granted, Allison Janney is spectacular in whatever she does, but really? I would have thought Mayim Bialik would have taken it home before her, but I would have loved for Julie Bowen to win alongside her TV husband. Because who doesn’t love Phil and Claire?

 

Guest actor, drama series
Joe Morton, Scandal (ABC)

 

Guest actress, drama series
Allison Janney, Masters of Sex (Showtime)

 

Writing, drama series
Moira Walley-Beckett, Breaking Bad, AMC

 

Directing, drama series
Cary Joji Funkunaga, True Detective, HBO

 

Guest actor, comedy series
Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live (NBC)

 

Guest actress, comedy series
Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black (Netflix)

 

Writing, comedy series
Louis C.K., Louie, FX

 

Directing, comedy series
Gail Mancuso, Modern Family

 

Reality

 

Competition reality program
WINNER: 
The Amazing Race (CBS)
The Voice (NBC)
Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
Project Runway (Lifetime)
So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)
Top Chef (Bravo)

The Amazing Race was the most predictable winner here, but I still think America’s Got Talent got rigged. They totally deserved a nom, if not a win. 

 

Reality host
WINNER: Jane Lynch, Hollywood Game Night (NBC)
Anthony Bourdain, The Taste (ABC)
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)
My prediction: Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, Project Runway (Lifetime)
Betty White, Off Their Rockers (NBC)

I knew I should’ve started watching Hollywood Game Night! Despite my prediction, I didn’t expect Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn to win. After all, Project Runway has been going down the stinker for quite some time, but I’m happy for Jane Lynch. She is a phenomenal comic and apparently an even better reality host.

 

Structured reality program
My prediction/WINNER:Shark Tank, ABC
Antiques Roadshow
, PBS
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Food Network
Mythbusters, Discovery
Undercover Boss, CBS
Who Do You Think You Are?, TLC

 

Unstructured reality program
WINNER:Deadliest Catch 10, Discovery
Alaska: The Last Frontier
, Discovery
Flipping Out, Bravo
Million Dollar Listing: New York, Bravo
Wahlburgers, A&E
Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan, BBC America

 

Unstructured reality programs are not exactly my forte, but from what I’ve heard, Deadliest Catch is what’s up.

Variety

 

Variety series
My prediction/WINNER: The Colbert Report, Comedy
The Daily Show, Comedy
Jimmy Kimmel Live!, ABC
Real Time With Bill Maher, HBO
Saturday Night Live, NBC

But honestly: what about Jimmy Fallon?

 

Writing, variety series
The Colbert Report, Comedy

 

Directing, variety series
Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live (Jimmy Fallon), NBC

 

Variety special
AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards: A Tribute to Mel Brooks (TNT)

 

Writing, variety special
Sarah Silverman: We Are All Miracles, HBO

 

Directing, variety special
Glenn Weiss, 67th Annual Tony Awards, CBS

 

Miniseries/movie
My prediction/WINNER: Fargo, FX
American Horror Story: Coven, FX
Bonnie & Clyde, Lifetime
Luther, BBC America
Treme, HBO
The White Queen, Starz

 

Movie
WINNER/my prediction: The Normal Heart, HBO
Killing Kennedy, National Geographic
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight, HBO
Sherlock: His Last Vow, Masterpiece/PBS
The Trip to Bountiful, Lifetime

 

Actor, miniseries or movie
WINNER: Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow (Masterpiece/PBS)
My prediction:
 Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo (FX)
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge (Starz)
Idris Elba, Luther (BBC America)
Martin Freeman, Fargo (FX)
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart (HBO)

I never got in to Fargo, but from what I’ve heard, this was Billy Bob’s role of a life time. And considering they killed him off in season one, I thought he would have been the without-a-doubt winner. But Benedict Cumberbatch sure is sexy…and that ALS bucket challenge of his took the cake.

 

Actress, miniseries or movie
My prediction/WINNER: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful (Lifetime)
Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor (BBC America)
Minnie Driver, Return to Zero (Lifetime)
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Kristen Wiig, The Spoils of Babylon (IFC)

 

Supporting actor, miniseries or movie
WINNER: Martin Freeman, Sherlock: His Last Vow (Masterpiece/PBS)
My prediction: Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart (HBO)
Colin Hanks, Fargo (FX)
Joe Mantello, The Normal Heart (HBO)
Alfred Molina, The Normal Heart (HBO)
Jim Parsons, The Normal Heart (HBO)

I just thought The Normal Heart was going to sweep the awards this season but hey, Sherlock sure did make a name for itself.

 

Supporting actress, miniseries or movie
WINNER: Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Angela Bassett, American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Ellen Burstyn, Flowers in the Attic (Lifetime)
Frances Conroy, American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
My prediction: Julia Roberts, The Normal Heart (HBO)
Allison Tolman, Fargo (FX)

I repeat: “I just thought The Normal Heart was going to sweep the awards this season,” and besides, Julia Roberts is always a winner in my eyes.

 

Writing, miniseries or movie
Steven Moffat, Sherlock: His Last Vow, Masterpiece/PBS

 

Directing, miniseries or movie

Colin Bucksey, Fargo (FX)

Results provided by USAToday.com

 

 

Robin Williams Dead At 63

DEAUVILLE FESTIVAL: THE ACTOR ROBIN WILLIAMSThe news has spread like wildfire that actor and comedian Robin WIlliams was found dead at his California home this afternoon at the age of 63.

This is devastating to anyone who was a fan of the Oscar winner, who for decades has graced the screen and stage with his naturally loving presence and impeccable comedic timing.

It’s been confirmed that the cause of death was hanging by a belt. The actor had also slit his wrists prior to his death.

According to sources, Williams suffered from severe depression. Throughout his career, he struggled with addiction and recently caused viral frenzy when he recently with a fan at a Dairy Queen nearby a rehabilitation clinic he had allegedly attended.

Robin Williams was one of the greats of his generation, captivating audiences of all ages. I personally was most captivated by his transformations into an animated genie in Aladdin, the infamous Euphegenia Doubtfire, and the adventurous Alan Parrish in Jumanji.

To the natural eye, Robin Williams looked like he had it all. But behind the curtain, there were demons he could not conquer. His final post on Instagram was a tribute to his daughter Zelda, two weeks ago, on her 25th birthday.

As his family asks for privacy in what his wife Susan Schneider refers to as a “time of profound grief,” Robin Williams will be remembered as a leader in the industry of comedy. So let us know: what was your favorite Robin Williams role of all time?

Keke Palmer Heads To Broadway

“It’s possible” for Keke Palmer to have THE GREATEST YEAR EVER! Before even being able to legally drink (her 21st birthday is August 26th,) the singer/actress has made history by becoming the youngest daytime host in TV history (her BET show Just Keke debuts September 9th) and now she’s making history again as she sweeps her way to Broadway in Cinderella.

Palmer will be the first African American actress to play Cinderella on Broadway. Her predecessors include Cindy Paige Faure and “Call Me Maybe” singer Carly Rae Jepsen.

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I personally think this is a brilliant decision on Broadway’s part. After all, the original Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s Cinderella was played by singer Brandy, who has always been an idol to Keke Palmer. During a recent interview,Palmer said,

“In me doing this, it shows everybody that everything is possible.”

Besides the fact that it’s about damn time an African American Cinderella takes the stage, the girl is insanely talented. Over the years, she has launched a successful music career as well as keeping steady acting gigs, including recent appearances on Showtime’s Sunday hit Masters of Sex.

I’m embarrassed to say I live in New York and have not yet seen Cinderella on Broadway, but in my opinion, if Carly Rae Jepsen can impress an audience eight times a week, then Keke Palmer sure as hell can.

What do you think? Will she knock us out of our glass slippers or leave us hoping midnight comes sooner?

I’m Baaaaaack!

Hey ya’ll! I know it’s been FOREVER but I am back and better more broke than ever. In the time we’ve been apart, I’ve graduated Hofstra with my Bachelor’s in Broadcast Journalism, my first puppy passed away and I’ve landed a gig over at Sirius XM, where I’m currently working on the Derek and Romaine Show on OutQ channel 106. So now that I’m a big, bad college alumni, I figured I’d give the blog a little makeover. So from now on, I’m going to be giving my spin on Hollywood’s top stories and I fully encourage you all to chime in. But all of this is going to have to wait until tomorrow, because it’s Saturday night, and a bottle of wine is calling my name. Cheers!

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Meet Axl Jack Duhamel, and more news to note

The Marquee Blog

Today’s news you might’ve missed:

  • With a name like Axl Jack, it makes sense that his first photo would include headphones. Adorable, tiny baby ones: [Fergie’s Facebook]
  • Apparently, a Miley Cyrus costume on Halloween might carry an unintended message. An online survey of single guys, who may also be 12-year-old dunces, shows that the majority believe women dressed as Miley are most likely to hand out more than candy. [LAT]
  • But before you Google “Miley Cyrus Halloween costume,” a fair warning to stay away from the name “Lily Collins.” [HuffPost]
  • Fox’s new show “Sleepy Hollow” was a certifiable cluster of crazy, but that ended up being what viewers wanted: the premiere had 10 million viewers at 9 p.m.
  • Katy Perry’s newest single is darker than “Roar” — hence the title, “Dark Horse” — but we predict it’ll be just as addictive:

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Zac Effron Rehab Stint For Cocaine & Molly

Say it ain’t so!

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USA Today reports that Zac Efron was in rehab earlier this year, supposedly for alcohol.  Not the case after all.  Seems like he had a nasty nose candy habit.  Cocaine was apparently messing with his work so much that he wouldn’t show up to the set multiple days.  That coupled with Molly sent him overboard.  He is reportedly doing much better now and we hope the habit is kicked!

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Ray Donovan star ties the knot

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His on-screen life may not be looking too hot, but he’s certainly living large in real life.

It’s just slipped out that actor Johnathon Schaech, who plays movie star Sean Walker on the Showtime hit Ray Donovan, secretly married literary publicist and girlfriend Julie Solomon late July in Ocean City, Maryland.

He told People, “”It was just a small group of family and friends on the beach at sunset.”

One secret the couple aren’t hiding is that they will becoming parents to baby boy Camden (yes, they’ve already named him) any day now!

Despite this being his third marriage- he was divorced from actress Christina Applegate in 2007 and in 2010 him and Jana Kramer ended their two month marriage- Schaech told People, “Looking back, I’m grateful to have gone through what I have, almost as if it’s prepared for me for this. I’m so grateful to have Julie in my life. I feel ready and [dreams] are coming true.”

Congrats to the couple; we sure do hope third time’s a charm!