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Stephen Colbert Responds To #CancelColbert By Shutting Down The Ching Chong Ding Dong Foundation For Sensitivity To Orientals Or Whatever

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Stephen Colbert has finally responded to the hashtag #CancelColbert, which was trending last week on Twitter. In true “Colbert Report” fashion, he did it in character as a pompous blowhard conservative who “doesn’t see race.” A quick recap for those of you who were down a hole all weekend: in response to a news segment about racism towards Native Americans, someone from the Comedy Central Twitter account tweeted a joke about Asians referencing an older skit from a prior Colbert show about racism. Some people on Twitter freaked out over the perceived racist slight and created the hashtag #CancelColbert, which eventually started trending. Although at least from what I could see, many folks tweeting it were saying not to cancel “Colbert.”

On last night’s show in a segment called “Who’s Attacking Me Now?”, Stephen Colbert responded to #CancelColbert … or, as he put it, “the dark forces trying to silence my message.” Keep reading »

Don’t #CancelColbert: Stephen Colbert Blasted Over Satirical Tweet About Racism That He Didn’t Even Send

You read a tweet that looks like it’s from a celebrity and it says this:

“I am willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding Dong Foundation For Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever.”

Pretty racist and disturbing, right? Of course it is. Then you realize that it was tweeted from the Twitter handle @ColbertReport, which is run by Comedy Central, and came from the mouth of the character “Stephen Colbert” played by Stephen Colbert.

Oh yes, we are amidst yet another huge Internet outrage shitstorm that grew out of proportion in a New York minute.

The tweet was a reference to Wednesday’s episode of “The Colbert Report” about the Washington Redskins football team and their owner Dan Snyder. The Redskins have long been under fire for their racist team name (a reference to Native Americans) and the ownership’s refusal to change it, despite repeated requests from those in Native communities. (Check out the blog Native Appropriations for lots of backstory on this.) Recently Dan Snyder announced via the team’s website that they created the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation, which will “commit to making a real, lasting, positive impact on Native American quality of life.” In other words, he is using the offensive name in the title of the foundation they started to help those affected by the offensive name.  Keep reading »

I Could Watch James Franco Getting Punched In The Face All Day

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I Could Watch James Franco Getting Punched In The Face All Day
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In my old age, I’ve gone a bit soft on Mr. James Franco, the writer/actor/director/churlish bon vivant responsible for things like this and this. Maybe it was his spot on impression of himself in “This Is The End” that made me warm to him, but his stupid face doesn’t make me nearly as angry as it used to. Still, I can’t help but enjoy this Christina Aguilera-soundtracked commercial for his forthcoming Comedy Central roast (airing on the network on September 2). The gloved hand is just doing what so many of us wish we could. [Celebuzz]

Antoine Dodson Fights Bed Intruders


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I know some of you don’t know (or care to know) about Antoine Dodson, but he is my current celebrity obsession, so deal. He is a star, dammit! Learn to love him as I have! Here’s a clip of him taking a rape prevention class on the Comedy Central show “Tosh.0.” No more hiding yo kids or hiding yo wives. Antoine’s gonna find you, bed intruder. [Comedy Central] Keep reading »

Must Watch: Whitney Cummings’ Special On Comedy Central


We know good comedy when we see it. Like, for instance, a woman who isn’t afraid to make fun of balls. Yeah, there’s no nice way to say it, they’re just … ugly. A few months ago, we told you Whitney Cummings was a comedienne to watch and now she has her own Comedy Central special called “Whitney Cummings: Money Shot.” You can laugh with Whitney tomorrow night as she pontificates at length on important topics such as balls, porn, and “the pump fake.” Done and done. [Icon Vision] Keep reading »

Why Everyone Should Be Watching “Tosh.0″

If you were alive in the ‘90s, you may find something eerily familiar about “Tosh.0,” the California-based internet clip show now in its third season on Comedy Central. Funny home movies shown to a live studio audience by a host who seems wholesome if you don’t look too closely? If you’re like me, you’re thinking, “I’ve seen this somewhere before.” In 1990, Bob Saget became the face of a show that encouraged laughing at crackpot escapades caught on tape, ABC’s longest-running comedy series, “America’s Funniest Home Videos.” Tosh.0, which airs Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m., is “AFHV”’s nastier, trashier, Twitter-literate younger brother. Keep reading »

Jesus Christ Is Coming To Comedy Central

Even though Mohammed’s cameo on “South Park” didn’t go over so well, Comedy Central is prepared to show that it doesn’t discriminate when it comes to offending religious groups. Next on their list? Christians. Mr. Jesus Christ himself is going to be starring in his own series called “JC,” from the producers of “The Office” and “American Dad.” It will show a misanthropic, video game-obsessed Christ trying to escape the shadow of his “powerful but apathetic” father and find his way in New York City. Not the resurrection Christians had in mind, I suspect—I’m guessing that some of JC’s devout disciples may not take kindly to seeing their savior playing “Grand Theft Auto” and eating take-out. But it sounds like a comedic gold mine to me. The execs at Comedy Central say the show is still in the early phases of development, so they are not yet concerned about the reaction to it. I wouldn’t be surprised if there were public stoning and/or crucifixion in store for them. No one said comedy martyrdom was easy. So what do you think about “JC”? Hilarious or blasphemous? [Hollywood Reporter] Keep reading »

Why I’m Secretly Excited For “Secret Girlfriend”


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What happens when some cads cruise for boobs and document their shenanigans YouTube-style? A ridiculous new Comedy Central series called “Secret Girlfriend.” The show is shot in a first-person format, making the viewer the central character in the lives of a 20-something single guy, his two besties/roommates and the two women in his life he’s trying to keep a secret from each other—psycho ex, Mandy, and new girlfriend, Jessica. I know I should be offended by the idiotic and childish pursuit of female tail, but for some reason all I can do is laugh my ass off at these guys. The fact that these clueless idiots actually think they can get laid is hilarious enough to diffuse their offensive antics. Check out the trailer—I’ll definitely be watching the premiere tomorrow night at 10:30 p.m. My fave one-liner? “I’m telling you … my penis looks really weird,” used as a pick-up line. Amazing! [Comedy Central] Keep reading »

Comedy Central Is Going To Educate Your Kids About Sex

Comedy Central, the network which, thanks to “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report,” has hijacked the news and made it relevant, entertaining, and funny, has greenlighted a TV version of the cult online series “Midwest Teen Sex Show.” Despite its title, the show is hardly hardcore and offers valuable sex education information for teens and young adults via funny sketches about birth control, oral sex, porn, and STDs. It may seem odd that a comedy network is taking up the task of educating teens about sex, but many states do not offer comprehensive sex education. The network has been successful with bringing the news to teens and young adults, so I don’t have a doubt that their joint effort with the “Midwest Teen Sex Show” will rock, too. Check out an online episode! [EW.com] Keep reading »

Quickies!: Dita Von Teese Shares Her Bras

  • Dita Von Teese launched her lingerie line for Wonderbra today in London. That’s her swinging on a giant bra. [The Press Association]
  • This “Spit or Swallow” viral video is misleading. [Daily Bedpost]
  • Kanye West has teamed with Comedy Central for a show described as “hip-hop meets the Muppets.” [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • Chris Noth played my favorite guy on “Sex and the City,” but he’s so much more than Mr. Big. [Glam]
  • Can being a single, sexually uninhibited woman lead you to be emotionally detached permanently? [College Candy]
  • “Earth Friend Gen” is taking nudity to the streets of Oregon. [Asylum]
  • Do you know what a wingskank is? If not, feel lucky that you don’t need one. [Candy Kirby]
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