Kristen Wiig Is Daenerys On ‘The Tonight Show’

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kristenIt’s entirely possible that Kristen Wiig doesn’t know a thing about “Game of Thrones,” but that didn’t stop her from appearing as Daenerys Targaryen on Wednesday’s “Tonight Show.”

In full costume and with a tiny dragon named Carl on her shoulder, Wiig answered questions about her life as the Mother of Dragons for host Jimmy Fallon as they both giggled their way through the interview.

She told Fallon that her real name is Karen and that she lives in a dome in a forest on a mountain.

The “Khaleesi” gave him the scoop on her favorite food and hobbies, and let it slip that she’s a big fan of Kristen Wiig — saying that her film that opens Friday, “Welcome of Me,” sounds like it has “a great premise.”

Wiig has a habit of appearing on Fallon as seemingly random people who are definitely not Kristen Wiig. Last year, she masqueraded as Harry Styles of One on “Tonight Show.” And in 2013, she appeared as Michael Jordon when Fallon was host of “Late Night.”

In each case, he got her to sing an improvised song… and he did so again on Wednesday night.
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Bono Still Can’t Play Guitar After Accident

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bonoBono, one of the world’s most influential rock stars, still cannot play guitar more than five months after suffering a hand injury while riding a bicycle in Central Park.

The U2 frontman said in an interview he still can’t bend two of his fingers after his nasty spill.

Bono is back on stage but still recovering from the biking accident that derailed a week-long “residency” gig on “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” last November and delayed an upcoming tour, according to The New York Times. “It feels like I have somebody else’s hand,” Bono told the paper. “I can’t bend these, and this,” he said, pointing to his hand.

“But they say that nerves heal about a millimeter a week, so in about 13 months I should know if it’s coming back.”

Talking about his forearm and elbow, Bono said lots of work had been done: “It’s all numb here, and this is titanium.”

But after intensive therapy, the iconic singer said some progress has been made.

“The shoulder’s better, the face is better,” he said.

The artist admitted he can no longer strum.

“But this is the hard bit because I can’t play guitar,” he said while cracking a smile at his bandmates.

“They don’t seem to mind.”

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John Stamos And Mary-Kate Olsen Make Up

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stamos_olsenMost problems in life aren’t solved in less than 30 minutes, you know, the way things conveniently worked out on “Full House” and pretty much every other sitcom on television. And yet, John Stamos seemed to clear up his beef with Mary-Kate Olsen in about as much time one would need for a “very special episode.”

The 51-year-old actor called “bullshit” on Olsen and her sister Ashley after they told Women’s Wear Daily they weren’t in the loop regarding the upcoming reboot of “Full House” on Netflix.

“We just found out about it today,” Mary-Kate told the publication of “Fuller House.” “I guess we’re going to talk to the creators and see what’s happening.”

If it sounded odd that the producers would contact the entire cast except for Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen — the breakout stars of the series — well, Stamos wasn’t about to let them get away with it, especially since he’s producing the show. He tweeted:

But things didn’t stay tense for long, as Stamos and Olsen seem to have worked things out. On Tuesday night, the actor tweeted:

“Fuller House” is set to feature original cast members Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber, with guest appearances from Stamos. according to Netflix, appearances from Bob Saget, Dave Coulier and the Olsen twins are still up in the air at this time, though it’s unlikely the sisters will appear given that they have both expressed that they are no longer interested on acting.

John Stamos @JohnStamos

I call bullshit RT @JamShowbiz JohnStamos apparently forgot to tell the #OlsenTwins about the #FullHouse reunion

2:19 AM – 27 Apr 2015

John Stamos @JohnStamos

Had a sweet talk with M.K today!! There way more important things going in the wold today. #Family

10:03 PM – 28 Apr 2015
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Robert Downey Jr. Wishes He’d Left Interview Sooner

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robert-downey-jrLast week, a video of Robert Downey Jr. walking out of an interview went viral, and now the “Avengers: Age of Ulton” actor says he should’ve left sooner.

In the interview with Channel 4’s Krishnan Guru-Murthy, the journalist asked Downey about his “dark periods,” bringing up past drug use and the actor’s relationship with his father. Downey cut him off, stood up and left the interview.

On Tuesday, Downey brought up the incident while on Howard Stern’s SiriousXM radio show, saying, “I just wish I’d left sooner.”

“I’m one of those guys where I’m always kind of assuming the social decorum is in play and that we’re promoting a superhero movie,” Downey said. “A lot of kids are going to see it. This has nothing to do with your creepy, dark agenda that I’m feeling like all of a sudden ashamed and obligated to accommodate your weirdo shit.”

The “Iron Man” star went on to call Guru-Murthy a “bottom-feeding muckraker,”

noting that he’d like to avoid similar situations in the future before it turns physical.

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Gilda’s Club Honors Amy Poehler

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amy7Gilda’s Club of New York city honored Amy Poehler on Monday during Gildafest ’15, the organization’s first annual night of comedy at Caroline’s on Broadway. Poehler received the Gilda Radner Award For Innovation In Comedy. In 1995, Gilda’s Club opened its signature red door to provide free support for cancer patients in honor of the comedian, who died in 1989 after her own battle with the disease.

Co-hosted by “SNL” alums Ana Gasteyer and Rachel Dratch, the evening featured original writer Alan Zweibel; current cast members Vanessa Bayer, Aidy Bryant, Michael Che, Colin Jost and Kenan Thompson; “Late Night” writer Michelle Wolf; “Broad City” stars Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer; and the stars of Poehler’s latest project, “Difficult People,” Julie Klausner, Bill Eichner. The legendary Andrea Martin served as presenter of Poehler’s award.

Martin took the stage before Poehler, providing bright representation of Radner’s comedic spark:

What [Gilda] had about her, and what she shares with Amy, is the ability to laugh at herself… When you see those clips of Gilda [on “SNL”], you just knew she couldn’t contain all the creativity and humor and joy inside of her. I met Amy in 1999, when we were both cast in a Judd Apatow pilot called “Sick In the Head” that Fox didn’t pick up — I’m sure they’re kicking themselves now, — but I felt the same way about Amy [as I did when I first met Gilda]. It was her first TV show, she had just done Upright Citizens Brigade and she was just a force of nature; I was in awe, really. She had so much confidence and would do different takes without worrying about what people were thinking and I just sensed inside of her this, “Oh, my God, this is so much fun! I just love doing this!” What it is, really, is a vibration that Gilda had and [Amy] has. It’s a vibration that everyone feels, and you just want to be at that party. You want to be in her vortex. I wish Gilda were here tonight, and I wish I could have seen Gilda and Amy perform together. It would have been a volcano of comedic brilliance.

Poehler’s acceptance speech (edited for clarity) was heartfelt and hilarious:

Andrea, I’m just so honored that you were up here before me, I’m such a fan of your body of work, and your body. I haven’t seen that tight a package since I opened up a bag of weed I mailed to myself in my hotel room today! … And that’s kind of the end of my jokes. [Laughs] I’m so happy to be at Caroline’s, the place where I learned I wasn’t a stand-up. I opened for Janeane Garofalo in 1996 on this stage, the one and only time I tried to do stand-up. It turns out, you need material! You can’t just get along on your charm.

Thank you to Ana and Dratch, and everyone, for doing this. You guys are my chosen sisters. I was the luckiest person in the world to get to work with you at “SNL.” We had the most fun time. Like, an illegally fun time. And I think I’m most proud that we are in each other’s lives still, in unique and cool ways, it reminds me to just never stop making friends. You never get too old to make a wonderful, special friend, and there are a lot of people at Gilda’s Club who realize that. It doesn’t stop.

Thank you to everyone who performed tonight and dragged their talented asses here. It’s a Monday, you have a long week ahead of you, and it’s a show week. You could be getting your artichoke salad right now with Scarlett Johansson in some weird, Midtown restaurant. You’re not. You’re here. You picked me over ScarJo. I’ll always appreciate that.

Alan [Zweibel] talked about Gilda and Andrea [Martin] talked about Gilda and none of us got to meet her. She died at my age, right now. She died at 42. I’m 43, whatever. [Laughs] But to get to talk to people that knew here and worked with her and have Gilda’s name on your lips, not only is Gilda’s Club an amazing organization for people who are struggling but it’s also just a great way to keep Gilda’s name alive, which is very important in this very [difficult] world.

Gilda Radner was my favorite, my number one. She was the person whose voice was in my head, the woman my mother was laughing at, the person that seemed kind of like me, the first Jewish woman I think I ever met… I truly wish I was Jewish but I’m too lazy to convert. I love how Gilda was just as funny as the boys and they knew it. They treated her like an equal. And I love how she was a benevolent captain and took joy in other people’s success. You could just tell. I wanted to be that way. I wanted to live in the light and enjoy and celebrate life and try to also be funny, and that’s hard to do, but she did it so well. I like that she had a lot of pain — you could feel it — but she rolled around in pleasure. She was just like a pleasure cat. You could tell by how she moved her body and she abused her body in a way, for our entertainment, which at times got kind of dark but was also beautiful. [When I was on “SNL”] we just tried to do that. We just copied it. People always ask, what’s the secret to success? It’s like, just do exactly what your heroes did. Just copy them and no one will notice. [Laughs]

But I did that, I just tried to do what she did, which was look fearless and look elastic. She had no boobs, and I had no boobs… [Laughs] And then there’s Andrea and Catherine [O’Hara] and before that, Carol [Burnett], these women who I love, but there weren’t many [of them]. People always ask me what it’s like being a woman in comedy, but those women were there when there were NO other women around. They were doing sketch on their own. Gilda was always doing it with grace; you never caught her “working.” She was never trying too hard. You never worried about her on stage. She was just infectious, and I remember looking at her on TV and thinking, “I want to be that, I want to be her, that’s the kind of entertainer I want to be.” I’m just so completely honored to be included in any way, in any sentence, that has Gilda Radner in it. Beyond, so thankful.

What Gilda did, and what you guys are doing at Gilda’s Club, is she accepted that life is ridiculous and just said well, fuck it! What else are we going to do? It’s beautiful, it’s crazy, it’s disappointing, it’s lonely, but maybe what we should try to while we’re still alive — and congratulations, everyone in this room is alive — is why don’t we also live while we’re alive? Why don’t we try to live? And as a wannabe performer I watched Gilda and thought, maybe I could do that. I have never had cancer, I can only imagine the loneliness you feel when you have it, but if there’s someone at [Gilda’s Club] that’s going through something similar or has, and you can look at them and say, “Hey, they’re alive, they’re doing it, maybe I can do it?” It’s very simple how community works, and to be a part of the comedy community is something I feel very honored about. There’s no other club I’d rather be a member of. it’s the best to be around people who make you laugh when you’re in pain. Man, I’m lucky.

I think if Gilda was here tonight she would probably say, “There’s a black guy doing Update?” [Laughs] But, if she were here, I would say to her… Can you get me some coke? Because the real tragedy of tonight is that I’m too famous to buy my own coke, and I think I really missed out! [Laughs] No, I would genuinely thank her for lighting a fuse that turned into a fire that is now this blaze that I get to stand next to, and I commend all of you who are doing the same thing, taking two sticks together when things are really tough, and waiting for a spark, and letting it catch and warming yourself by it. So to all of you guys who are struggling out there I say stay warm, stay strong, and thank you so very much.

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David Letterman Talks Last Show And More

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dlLess than a month before he takes his final bow at the Ed Sullivan Theater, David Letterman has opened up to the New York Times in a rare interview.

The outgoing Late Show host talks about preparing for his final show, what will happen that night and what he’ll do after that. He also shares his thoughts on the current late-night landscape and his memories of Johnny Carson and reflects on his rivalry with Jay Leno, 2000 heart surgery and 2009 sex scandal.

Letterman says he’s “awash in melancholia” and “full of trepidation” as he approaches his final show on May 20.

“Every big change in my life was full of trepidation,” he explains. “When I left Indiana and moved to California. When [my wife] Regina and I decided to have a baby enormous anxiety and trepidation. Those are the two biggest things in my life, and they worked out beyond my wildest dreams. I’m pretending the same thing will happen now. I’ll miss it, desperately. One of two things: There will be reasonable, adult acceptance of transition. Or I will turn to a life of crime.”

In all seriousness, Letterman said he’s decided “exactly” what he’ll do on his final show but other things, not involving him, are still being worked on. In terms of what that final show will be like, he says it won’t be like Carson’s goodbye.

“That was fantastic. I can remember when he signed off that night, it just left you [with] a nagging sense of loss. This doesn’t apply here,” Letterman hints. “I want it to be a little more cheery. And I want it to be upbeat, and I want it to be funny, and I want people to be happy that they spent the time to watch it. Of course, Johnny’s last show was historic. This one won’t be. [laughs] This one, people will say: ‘Ah, there you go. When’s the new guy starting?'”

He also understands how the late-night landscape is different than it was when he started and he can’t do what his younger competitors can.

“When I was watching those interim shows they did on The Late Late Show, and I saw John Mayer hosting one night, I thought, “Ohhhh, now I see exactly what the problem is,’ ” he explains. “Because he’s young. He’s handsome. He’s trim. He’s witty. He was comfortable. So then I realized, I got nothing to worry about. I know I can’t do what Jimmy Fallon’s doing. I know I can’t do what Jimmy Kimmel is doing. There’s nothing left to be worried about.”

He adds that Leno leaving may have impacted his decision to bow out as he became the lone older man in late night.

“I’m 68. If I was 38, I’d probably still be wanting to do the show,” he says. “When Jay was on, I felt like Jay and I are contemporaries. Every time he would get a show at 11:30, he would succeed smartly. And so I thought, This is still viable an older guy in a suit. And then he left, and I suddenly was surrounded by the Jimmys.”

Doing battle against the Jimmys for CBS will be former Comedy Central star Stephen Colbert, who was quickly named as Letterman’s successor. Although Letterman seemed happy that Colbert would take over the show when the announcement was made last year, the outgoing Late Show host tells The Times that he wasn’t consulted on the choice, something he was initially bothered by, but he’s over it, aware that that’s what happens when you decide to leave.

If he had been consulted, he might have brought up making a more diverse selection, he says. “I always thought Jon Stewart would have been a good choice. And then Stephen. And then I thought, well, maybe this will be a good opportunity to put a black person on, and it would be a good opportunity to put a woman on,” he says. “Because there are certainly a lot of very funny women that have television shows everywhere. So that would have made sense to me as well.”

Letterman says he “will be completely in the hands of my family” after he signs off, for the first time able to plan his summer vacation around what his son wants to do.

But he speculates that leaving the Late Show might not mean saying goodbye to CBS, pointing out how Jane Pauley is now a CBS contributor.

“So maybe one day, something of that level will happen to me,” he says.
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Pamela Anderson To Get 1 Mil In Divorce From Rick Salomon

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pamPamela Anderson and Rick Salomon are revisiting old ground: divorce!

Anderson and Salomon have officially reached a settlement following a bitter feud.

In February, the 47-year-old former Playboy cover girl filed for divorce from Salomon, also 47, after one year of marriage. TMZ states that the poker player filed for an annulment at the same time.

The site adds that they’ve reached a deal, which pays Anderson a little more than a million dollars.

Anderson also won’t challenge his Nevada residency — she once claimed he was trying to dodge paying taxes on a $40M poker win.

Breaking up is familiar to the pair.

They were first married in 2007, but received an annulment just two months after tying the knot.

Anderson and Salomon decided to rekindle their flame by exchanging vows again in January of 2014. However, their romance would enter a rocky phase, which saw Anderson file for divorce in July but resend her petition the next month.

A request for comment from Anderson’s rep was not immediately returned.

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Jeff Daniels Joining ‘Divergent’ Series

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jdJeff Daniels is in final negotiations to join the cast of Lionsgate’s Divergent YA franchise, with a deal about to close that says he will appear in Allegiant: Part 1 and Part 2.

Robert Schwentke is directing Part 1, which will begin shooting in May. A helmer for Part 2 has not been announced yet.

The movies continue Lionsgate’s adaptation of the best-selling book series by Veronica Roth and will see Shailene Woodley star as Tris, a young woman who does not fall into any of the factions governing her postapocalyptic society and ends up leading an uprising with her close friends.

Daniels will play David, the leader of the Bureau of Genetic Welfare. The bureau is behind the creation of the societies in which Tris was living, and the reason behind their creation slowly is revealed (mainly in Part 2) to be nefarious.

Douglas Wick, Lucy Fisher and Pouya Shahbazian are producing the movies, with Part 1 slated for a March 18, 2016, release.

This is the second large-scale project that Daniels has become involved with recently. He will appear opposite Matt Damon in Ridley Scott’s space-rescue drama The Martian, which opens Nov. 25, 2015.

Daniels will have a busy fall season, as he also co-stars in Steve Jobs, playing former Apple CEO John Sculley in the biopic that reteams him with Aaron Sorkin, the creator of Daniels’ HBO drama The Newsroom. (Sorkin wrote the script for Jobs.)
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Joni Mitchell Is In A Coma And Unresponsive

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joniJoni Mitchell is unconscious in a hospital, unable to respond to anyone, with no immediate prospects for getting better.

Joni’s close friend of 44 years, Leslie Morris, has just filed legal docs to obtain a conservatorship over the legendary singer. Morris says Joni told her she has no close relatives who could assume the role.

TMZ broke the story, Joni was rushed to the hospital on March 31st, after being found unconscious at her L.A. home. She was taken to UCLA Medical Center, where she remains.

Joni, whose hits include “Big Yellow Taxi,” is not responsive to anything. The documents say she’s “so impaired as to be incapable of being assessed.”
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Gisele Bundchen Celebrates End Of Runway Career With Nude Photo Shoot

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v1Gisele Bundchen retired from the runway only to bare her entire body on the cover of a high-fashion magazine.

Completely nude, the supermodel is posing like a Greek statue while holding the letter “G” and number “20” on the latest cover of Vogue Brazil. The new issue pays tribute to Bundchen’s own 20-year career while celebrating the magazine’s 40th anniversary.

“My 20-year career celebration cover @voguebrasil,” she captioned the cover on Instagram. “Thanks to everyone who is part of this special edition.”

This photo shoot is an affirmation that while Bundchen has walked her last runway, she hasn’t given up on modeling altogether.

“I don’t see how to continue [modeling on the catwalk]… and stopping will leave room for other projects I have for myself,” Bundchen told the Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper before strutting her stuff one last time at Sao Paulo Fashion Week on April 15. “Automatically my body tells me if what I do is worth it, and it asked to stop. I respect my body, it’s a privilege to be able to stop.”

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