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NRDC Event Honoring Julia Louis-Dreyfus Turns Into Hollywood Exec Roast: “These F***ers Are Going to the Moon”

Comedy and the fight against climate change made for interesting bedfellows Tuesday night in Hollywood during the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Night of Comedy fundraiser. The event celebrated Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who is on NRDC’s board of trustees, for her impassioned and committed work in the environmental fight, and use of her public platform to encourage […]

Leslie Jones on Getting the Call to Join ‘Our Flag Means Death’: “They Had Me at ‘Pirate'”

Saturday Night Live veteran Leslie Jones is famous for her bombastic, larger-than-life personality, infusing infectious enthusiasm into each of her memorable characters. Since leaving the New York late night institution, she’s appeared in a variety of roles, often asked to play parts she’s already known to be quite good at: the goofy, cackling comic relief. […]

Julia Louis-Dreyfus to Be Honored at Natural Resources Defense Council’s L.A. Comedy Benefit

Get ready for a Night of Comedy, L.A. The Natural Resources Defense Council is set to host its first L.A.-based fundraising comedy event. Scheduled for June 7 at NeueHouse Hollywood, Night of Comedy will fete Julia Louis-Dreyfus for her “extraordinary commitment and service to the planet,” as an activist and NRDC trustee. Presented in partnership […]

Leslie Jones Free to Post Olympics Commentary After “Third-Party Error” Resolved, NBC Says

Leslie Jones is free to take to social media to give her commentary about the Olympics after a misunderstanding with some of her posts. NBC spokesman Greg Hughes said Monday night that some of Jones’ videos that were blocked were the result of a “third-party error” and not NBC. “We have resolved the situation. She […]

People’s Choice Awards: Dwayne Johnson, ‘Black Widow’ and ‘Shang-Chi’ Among Top Winners

The winners of the 2021 People’s Choice Awards were revealed on Tuesday night, with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson earning two awards: Male Movie Star of the Year and Comedy Movie Star of the Year for Disney’s Jungle Cruise. Marvel’s Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Loki all earned multiple awards. […]

John Oliver Enlists George Clooney, Will Ferrell, Cardi B for ‘Last Week Tonight’ Season Finale

After last year’s season finale, which ended with an explosion, John Oliver kept his final 2021 episode of Last Week Tonight inside the studio — but recruited several celebrities to help him bring the year to an end. He briefly recapped his “tricky year,” which started with him filming in front of a “white void,” […]

Leslie Jones Cast in Taika Waititi’s Pirate Comedy ‘Our Flag Means Death’

Actress-comedian Leslie Jones is coming on board HBO Max’s pirate comedy Our Flag Means Death. The SNL and Ghostbusters actress will be a recurring guest star on the series, which stars Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) as a pampered aristocrat who abandoned his life of privilege to become a pirate. In addition, actor Nat Faxon (The […]

MTV Movie & TV Awards: ‘WandaVision,’ ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Among Top Winners

WandaVision was the big winner at Sunday’s MTV Movie & TV Awards. The Disney+/Marvel Studios show won four awards during the ceremony, including best series and best performance in a TV show for Elizabeth Olsen, who called Marvel fans the “best.” Olsen was a double winner, taking home the award for best fight along with […]

John Oliver Enlists Leslie Jones, Uzo Aduba, Craig Robinson for Black Hair PSA

John Oliver had a message for his fellow white people about Black hair discrimination on Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, but as the HBO host himself acknowledged, the message wasn’t exactly his to share. “I realize I’m not the ideal person to talk about Black hair. I look like I still go to an old-timey barber […]

Leslie Jones Set to Host MTV Movie & TV Awards

The comedian is nominated for best comedic performance for her role in 'Coming 2 America.'

‘Coming 2 America’ Style: Where To Get The Afro-Centric Looks Seen in the Film

Get to know some of the more than three dozen designers — from Lavie by CK to Douriean — who Oscar-winning costume designer Ruth Carter worked with on the Eddie Murphy-starring film

Ruth Carter’s Global Parade of ‘Gorgeous’ Costumes for ‘Coming 2 America’

The Oscar-winning costume designer updated the world of Zamunda, working with more than three dozen designers from around the world, in the new film starring Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall and Leslie Jones