• Maya Angelou dies at 86, once said ‘Against the cruelties of life, one must laugh’

    Maya Angelou, celebrated author, poet, professor, dancer, musician, public speaker and activist, died today in her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Angelou was 86 years old. Truly a groundbreaking artist, Angelou rose to prominence after the 1969 publication of her memoir I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings. In a brutally honest way like no author before her, Angelou exposed the reality of living in the South as a young

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    Andy Dick and D.L. Hughley join Dancing with the Stars, Dick once turned down the ABC show

    Comedians Andy Dick and D.L. Hughley will compete on the sixteenth season of ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars this year, it was announced on Good Morning America today. But what people might not know is that Dick actually turned down an offer to be on the show during its first season in 2005. In an interview conducted in October of 2011, Dick told Laughspin he regretted his decision,

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    Watch the trailer for Kevin Avery’s ‘Thugs, The Musical’ with David Alan Grier, Margaret Cho

    With compelling musical numbers like “Who’s That Keepin’ It Real,” “Drive-By” and “Oh No She Di-in’t,” how is it you’ve likely never heard of the smash hit stage show Thugs, The Musical? Well, for one. I lied. It’s not a smash hit. And, secondly, it’s not a real show. But what’s very real is the faux documentary by the same name, created and written by comedian Kevin Avery. It premieres

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    Fox should just bring back “In Living Color” for good

    Late Friday, Fox made the announcement they’d be bringing back iconic sketch comedy series In Living Color. Actually what they said is that they’d be airing two In Living Color 30-minute specials “based on” the original series this coming Spring– produced and hosted by Keenen Ivory Wayans, the dude who created and executive produced the original show and helped launch the careers of Damon Wayans, Tommy Davidson, Jim Carrey, David

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