Robert Halderman faces jail in NYC for David Letterman extortion plot | The Associated Press
A former CBS television producer who admitted trying to shake down David Letterman over the late-night comic's office affairs is bracing for time behind bars. Robert "Joe" Halderman was sentenced Tuesday to a six-month jail term, as planned when he pleaded guilty in March to attempted grand larceny. His plea deal also calls for 1,000 hours of community service. [Read More]
Aussie comic Catherine Deveny sacked for her Tweets | Chortle
An Australian comedian has been sacked as a newspaper comments after Tweeting jokes about Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin’s 11-year-old daughter. Writing about the red-carpet arrivals at the Logie awards for the Australian TV industry, Catherine Deveny wrote: ‘I do so hope Bindi Irwin gets laid.’ The comments attracted 200 complaints online – enough for the editor of Melbourne newspaper The Age to drop her from her weekly column. [Read More]
David Letterman says he's putting his life back together after sex scandal
David Letterman says the scandal surrounding his workplace dalliances initially "knocked him down" and left him depressed, but that now he's putting the pieces of his life back together. [Read More]
Chelsea Handler Sex Tape - It's No Joke! | RadarOnline
The tape, which was made nearly a decade ago after Chelsea moved to Los Angeles starts out with Chelsea turning on the camera in what appears to be her apartment. During the first part of the tape, Chelsea is fully clothed in her work uniform. She begins by introducing herself by name before going into a stand-up routine before suddenly cutting to Chelsea and her male partner engaging in an explicit sex act. [Read More]
Frankie Boyle's Down's Syndrome jokes provoke victim's mother | Mail Online
Frankie Boyle devoted five minutes of a stand-up show to a foul tirade against sufferers and their parents by criticising their hair, clothing and voices. He then turned on the audience, picking on a couple - Sharon and Keiron Smith - in the front row and accusing them of talking. Laughter turned to awkward silence when Mrs Smith told Boyle: 'My daughter has Down's syndrome and I'm very upset.' Boyle was unrepentant. He made fun of the couple before saying: 'This is my last tour. I don't give a ... [Read More]
David Baddiel on 'The Infidel' (new movie about Muslim man who discovers he was adopted and his birth parents were Jews) | The Sun
Comic David Baddiel is risking the wrath of Muslims and Jews by poking fun at both religions in a new movie. The Jewish star is the writer of The Infidel, out today, about a Muslim man who discovers that he was adopted and his birth parents were orthodox Jews. [Read More]
Comedian’s heckler combat skills suck, but that’s no reason to put him on trial | Punchline Magazine
"We obviously don’t condone the act of making fun of people based on whom they like to have sex with—especially if it’s not done with any sense of tact, art or humor. But we also don’t condone people showing up late to a comedy show, sitting in the front row and acting like complete assholes to the comedian onstage. One of the signs of a seasoned comedian is the ability to skillfully – and that sometimes includes being harsh – deal with hecklers." [Read More]
Adam Carolla's Phillipines Rant Sparks Reaction
A Philippines official angrily hit back Monday at Adam Carolla who said the nation had nothing going for it except boxing hero Manny Pacquiao and sex tours, branding him in ignorant fool. In a profanity-laced podcast, Carolla also called Pacquiao a "[expletive] idiot" who "prays to chicken bones" for refusing demands by American rival Floyd Mayweather for an Olympic-style drug test. [Read More]
Australia is Mad at Robin Williams |
During his appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman this week, Williams made a joke about how Australians are really just "English rednecks," and that if "Darwin had landed in Australia, he would have gone 'I'm wrong. I don't know what I was thinking.'" His comments have upset Australia's Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, who suggested that Williams "spend some time in Alabama" before taking shots at the Land Down Under. [Read More]
Comedian Guy Earle's lawyer wants human rights hearing quashed | CTV News
Earle's lawyer filed court notice that he plans to argue the tribunal's hearings are unconstitutional and flout a previous court ruling. Lawyer James Millar said he filed a two-pronged motion asking the B.C. Supreme Court to find the tribunal in contempt for ignoring the court's September ruling that the human-rights watchdog had to determine jurisdiction before going ahead with the hearing. He also asked the court to declare the hearing unconstitutional on grounds that the section of the B.C. H... [Read More]