• Andrew Dice Clay headed to Showtime in new comedy series

    The Diceman cometh — and this time, he’s bringing his unabashed and brazen humor to a small screen near you. Showtime, the cable network known for shows like Shameless, Californication and Dexter, has announced it will air Dice, a scripted comedy based on Clay’s life and career as a stand-up comedian in 2016. “Love him or hate him, Dice is a true original, and Dice is always funny,” Showtime’s exec VP

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    Woody Allen’s Amazon deal: Will child molestation allegations hurt the series?

    Amazon Studios is taking a chance giving Woody Allen his first-ever TV series (kind of a TV series; it’ll be on the Internet). It’s not a risky move creatively. Woody Allen has been one of the greatest comedy film writer-directors for decades with memorable movies like Annie Hall and Manhattan to modern day Oscar winners like Midnight in Paris and Blue Jasmine. The untitled Woody Allen project for Amazon’s Prime

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    Woody Allen never planned to write films: The Stand-Up Years exclusive preview (Audio)

    Before Woody Allen became one of the most celebrated filmmakers in American cinema, he was a prolific stand-up comedian who inspired a new generation of self-reflective, neurotic and introspective comedians. And while Woody Allen’s are still readily available to purchase today, Razor & Tie has curated a collection of Allen’s stand-up tracks (three albums in total) along with some very special features. Dubbed Woody Allen: The Stand-Up Years 1964-1968, the

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    Woody Allen, John Turturro star in ‘Fading Gigilo,’ opening this weekend (Video)

    It’s rare to see Woody Allen starring in a film not his own. But John Turturro convinced Allen to star in Turturro’s upcoming Fading Gigolo, including fellow cast members Sharon Stone, Vanessa Paradis, Sofia Vergara and Liev Schreiber. Written and directed by Tuturro, Woody Allen should feel comfortable and at home playing a neurotic, blundering older man, with a younger love interest. His character is a struggling rare-books dealer who

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    Rosie O’Donnell’s triumphant return to The View: Comedian sounds off on Woody Allen, heart disease, new HBO special

    Though seven years have past since she left her post at ABC’s chat fest The View, Rosie O’Donnell has proven she was and still is a valuable asset to daytime television. Dressed in black and looking sleek she took a seat on set today in the middle of the show’s hosts Barbara Walters, Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy and Whoopi Goldberg. “It feels kind of weird, but ‘good weird’” she said

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    Amy Poehler snags a Golden Globe, plus more surprises in the comedy categories

    Tina Fey and Amy Poehler returned last night to host the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony. This is their second year in a row hosting the awards show (and they’ll be back to host it again next year). Of their return, Fey remarked, “This is Hollywood, so if something kind of works they’ll just keep doing it until everybody hates it!” It was a shocking night for presenter Amy

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    Woody Allen’s adopted daughter speaks out for the first time about alleged sexual abuse

    It’s been 20 years since Vanity Fair published an incredibly in-depth feature about Woody Allen’s home life. For the piece, writer Maureen Orth conducted more than two-dozen interviews, which yielded a chilling conclusion: the iconic comedy writer, actor and director had sexually molested adopted daughter Dylan. The article outlines how Allen was not allowed to be alone with Dylan, how he would follow her around the house, how he was

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    Mayor of Rio pretty much bribing Woody Allen to shoot his next film in Brazil

    Bribery isn’t just for slimy corporate executives or parents trying to lure their children into the dentist’s chair. No, it can also be used by the mayor of Rio to get Woody Allen to shoot his next film in Brazil. In an article published yesterday in O Globo, one of Brazil’s leading newspapers, Mayor Eduardo Paes said that he will hand over however much is needed to convince Allen. Vowing

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    Louis C.K. had to restrain himself when Woody Allen asked him to star opposite him in a buddy comedy

    It’s hard to imagine wanting to pay $13.50 to watch two neurotic friends enjoy each others’ company. But when those friends are played by Woody Allen and Louis C.K? Well that’s a completely different story. Allen, who cast C.K in a bit role in Blue Jasmine (coming to theaters July 26), expressed interest in doing a film with Louis (who, of course, was equally excited about the prospect). In an

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    Louis C.K., Andew Dice Clay cast in new Woody Allen film

    Woody Allen announced today that he has cast two legends of comedy past and present — Andrew Dice Clay and Louis CK — in his next film. Not much is known about the project yet, aside from the cast, which also includes Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Emerson, Sally Hawkins and Peter Sarsgaard, but we do know the film is set to begin shooting soon in New York

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    The trailer for Woody Allen’s ‘To Rome with Love’ is here

    Hitting theaters June 22, Woody Allen’s latest flick To Rome with Love centers around a bunch of people in Italy (some American, some not) falling in love and saying quirky things (probably). Allen, himself, is in this one; it’s the first time he’s been onscreen in his own movie since his 2006 film Scoop, which starred Scarlett Johansson. This one stars the likes of Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page,

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    Comedy at the Oscars: Chris Rock, Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis and more

    Many of us tuned in last tonight to watch the 84th Annual Academy Awards ceremony (even if only to #TweetRoast it live). Billy Crystal hosted the ceremony for the ninth time, returning after an eight-year hiatus. After recanting Eddie Murphy as host (and Brett Ratner as the show’s producer), the award show’s brass went with a safe choice in Crystal, who had hosted spectacularly in the past. Although an improvement

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    Watch a preview of the Woody Allen documentary featuring Chris Rock, Larry David, more

    Listen up, comedy nerds. There will be a two part Woody Allen documentary on PBS starting this Sunday, Nov. 20, airing from 9 to 11 pm ET. The second part goes down Monday, Nov. 21 and airs from 9 – 10:30 pm ET. Part of the network’s American Masters series, the documentary — from filmmaker Robert Weide, known for his work on Curb Your Enthusiasm — includes interviews with the

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    Long-awaited Woody Allen documentary will hit PBS

    I was reading Chuck Klosterman’s Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs this weekend, and he mentions that Woody Allen was enormously influential in the whole nerd chic thing that made intellectual eccentricity attractive. I’m inclined to agree. Maybe his characters are neurotic and scrawny and, well, weird, but there’s something magnetic about them. But, in spite of doing so much to raise the status of this character type, Woody’s a very,

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