Looking at the Planned 2008 Version of 'Beverly Hills Cop IV'
by Bradford Evans "The Script Pile" is a biweekly column on Splitsider that takes a look at the screenplays for high-profile movie and TV comedies that never made it to the screen. Eddie Murphy has been trying to get a fourth Beverly Hills Cop movie made since the late '90s, and it's somet... [Read More]
#RIP Jennifer Lopez trending worldwide: Death hoax is dumb but South Park’s Jennifer Lopez treatment is classic (Video)
Jennifer Lopez is the latest celebrity to be treated to a Twitter death hoax, which is why, as we write this, #RIP Jennifer Lopez is currently trending worldwide. Lopez joins the ranks of celebrities like Hugh Hefner, Usher, Jon Bon Jovi, Jeff Goldblum, Zach Braff and many others who have been uncer... [Read More]
RIP Otto Petersen, ventriloquist of Otto & George (1960-2014)
Otto Petersen, whose foul-mouthed ventriloquist dummy George made his act "Otto & George" a popular friend of the Opie & Anthony radio program, reportedly died in his sleep. He was 53. The sad news was reported this morning on SiriusXM's The Opie & Anthony Show. Petersen almost died last... [Read More]
Standup John Pinette Dies at 50
by Bradford Evans Standup comedian John Pinette tragically passed away this weekend at the age of 50, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Pinette was found dead Saturday afternoon in a Pittsburgh hotel room, where he had been staying for a family function. His death was due to natural causes, as he had... [Read More]
RIP John Pinette (1964-2014)
Say it nay nay. Sad but true: Stand-up comedian John Pinette died Saturday from a pulmonary embolism. Pinette was 50. On Friday, Pinette was on Twitter telling fans to come see him next weekend at the Improv in Ontario, Calif. On Saturday, he was in Pittsburgh for a family wedding. He was found dead... [Read More]
John Pinette, celebrated comedian, dies at 50
Celebrated stand-up comedian John Pinette was found dead today in his room at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel in Pittsburgh. He was 50. Pinette, who was famously overweight and who had suffered from liver and heart disease in recent years, died of natural causes, according to Allegheny County medi... [Read More]
Late Show with David Letterman writers profiled by CBS Sunday Morning
With all of the talk about late-night Jimmys -- Fallon and Kimmel -- or the latest news regarding Chelsea Handler, what about the old man leading the clubhouse today? Yeah. What about David Letterman. Leave it to CBS Sunday Morning to shine a light on its resident network funny man, and the funny me... [Read More]
Watch the Trailer for Comedy Central's New Animated Series 'TripTank'
by Bradford Evans Here's a minute-long trailer for TripTank, a new animated anthology show in the vein of MTV's Liquid Television that Comedy Central's debuting on April 2nd. The show, which has been picked up for eight episodes, is a mix of many different styles of animated segments from different... [Read More]
'Fuzzies', the Lost Creature Feature Screenplay from 'South Park's Trey Parker
by Bradford Evans "The Script Pile" is a biweekly column on Splitsider that takes a look at the screenplays for high-profile movie and TV comedies that never made it to the screen. In 1996, a year ahead of Comedy Central picking up South Park, the show's co-creator Trey Parker sold his first movie. ... [Read More]
First teaser trailer for “Peanuts” movie in 3D, coming 2015
Ready or not, the lovable "Peanuts" comic-strip gang is coming back, this time to the big screen and in 3D. Here's the first teaser trailer, and it's very much a tease at only a minute. The Peanuts movie, produced by Paul Feig and made with approval from the family of the late creator, Charles Schul... [Read More]