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She launched the campaign alongside her second cousin, Senator Chuck Schumer, after the Lafayette theater shooting earlier this year.
Amy Schumer has called for a “public outcry” on gun violence, encouraging people who want to see an end to the kind of mass shootings that make it into national headlines to join the campaign she’s conducting with her cousin, Senator Chuck Schumer.
The 34 year old comedian and actor initially launched the campaign back in August in the aftermath of the deadly shooting that occurred in Lafayette, Louisiana during a day-time screening of her recent movie Trainwreck. During a press conference on Sunday (October 25th) in New York City, she joined forces with her political relative once more to urge Americans to use all possible means to end gun violence, according to the Associated Press.
Continue reading: Amy Schumer Renews Anti-Gun Violence Campaign With Her Senator Cousin
The comedy sketch show superstar revealed that she has been receiving death threats since her career began nearly ten years ago.
Amy Schumer has been so high-profile in 2015 that she has perhaps sometimes risked overexposure, but the star herself says that the backlash actually began a long time ago, revealing that she’s been receiving death threats ever since the start of her career.
“I've already gotten a lot of death threats for about eight years… the backlash has already started,” the stand-up comic and Trainwreck actor said last night at the Elle Women in Hollywood gala. “I've been getting backlash since 2006. I've been getting death threats.”
“I know everybody is sick of me and I need to be treated for overexposure,” she said jokingly, but added defiantly “I'm not going to stop. Gloria Steinem said to me that the most important thing is don't burn out. She said we want change so quickly that it could feel discouraging.”
Continue reading: Amy Schumer Won't Let Her Haters Get Her Down
The comedienne is sick of being labeled a sex comic, just because she’s female.
Amy Schumer hosted a one-hour comedy special on HBO Saturday night, titled 'Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo'. The comedienne delivered a set packed full of laughs and cringe-worthy stories during the 60 minutes, but behind many of the jokes she had an important message about gender inequality.
Amy Schumer hosted a one-hour special on HBO Saturday night, titled ‘Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo’.
"I'm labeled a sex comic," Schumer said during the special. ”I think it's just 'cause I’m a girl. I feel like a guy could get up here and literally pull his dick out, and everyone would be like, 'He's a thinker.' "
Continue reading: Amy Schumer Tackles Sex And Gender Inequality On HBO Comedy Special
A member of the audience started yelling at Schumer during her 'Funny or Die' stand-up set on Sunday night, and got security to whisk the troublemaker away.
As if we needed any further reminding, Amy Schumer rules and you do not mess with her. The outspoken actress and comedienne reportedly ejected a heckler from one of her stand-up performances at the weekend.
Fresh from hosting ‘Saturday Night Live’ on NBC the night before, 34 year old Schumer was performing a brief comedy set in Irvine, California as part of the latest stop on Funny or Die’s Oddball Comedy Festival on Sunday night (October 11th).
Amy Schumer had security throw out an unruly heckler from her stand-up gig
Continue reading: Amy Schumer Shuts Down Heckler At Stand-Up Gig
The ‘Trainwreck’ star hosted the show for the first time on Saturday, with The Weeknd appearing as musical guests.
Amy Schumer made her ‘Saturday Night Live’ hosting debut last night (October 10th), and as you can probably imagine no one was safe. But topping the comedian’s target list were Kim Kardashian and her family, actor Bradley Cooper and America’s gun enthusiasts.
Amy Schumer has hosted ‘SNL’ for the first time.
Schumer began by taking on the Kardashians, accusing them of not being good role models for women. 'Do we really want them to think the faces they were born with are just a light suggestion?’ she joked.
Schumer's first book, 'The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo', has secured a massive advance deal of $9 million.
Following her successful night at the Emmys last weekend, Amy Schumer has yet another reason to celebrate with the news that she’s tied up a seven-figure publishing deal for her first book, ‘The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo’.
The collection of amusing memoirs, covering her childhood, family, comedy style and political outlook, was first reported by Entertainment Weekly to have attracted a winning bid of between $8 million to $10 million. This was officially confirmed by Gallery Books publisher Jennifer Bergstrom as being a $9 million advance on Wednesday evening (September 23rd).
Amy Schumer with her Primetime Emmy on Sunday night
Continue reading: Amy Schumer Lands Lucrative Book Deal
Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence joined in at a Billy Joel concert on Thursday (27th August) and danced on top of his piano to ‘Uptown Girl’. There’s no other word for it; it’s just fabulous!
Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence’s epic friendship continues. The two friends were videoed dancing on top of a piano at a Billy Joel concert in Chicago on Thursday (27th August). The two came out during Joel’s encore and jumped on the piano during his rendition of ‘Uptown Girl’. The song is used throughout Schumer’s film Trainwreck so their appearance isn’t quite as random as it appears at first!
Amy Schumer outside ITV studios in London in July 2015.
Continue reading: Amy Schumer And Jennifer Lawrence Dance Atop Piano At Billy Joel Concert
It seems like a no-brainer now, but when the summer began no one had ever mentioned Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence in the same breath. A few months later, they're best friends planning to make a movie together.
The news broke this week that Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer are 100 pages into writing a comedy screenplay together, and that they plan to play sisters in the movie. "Amy and I were creatively made for each other," Lawrence says. "We have different flavours. It's been the most fun experience of my life."
Jennifer Lawrence & Amy Schumer are writing a script together
It was only a month ago on The Daily Show that Schumer told Jon Stewart about the friendship, which started when Lawrence sent an email to Schumer after seeing her movie Trainwreck. Lawrence laughs about that message. "I said, 'I guess I should just say it: I'm in love with you,'" she explains. "We started emailing, and then emailing turned to texting. We really hit it off, to say the least."
Continue reading: How Jennifer Lawrence And Amy Schumer Became BFFs
The pair are working on a script for a comedy together.
Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer are two of the biggest actresses in the movie industry at the moment, and have joining forces to work on a new project set for release in the next few years! Lawrence revealed the collaboration in a new interview with The New York Times.
The Hunger Games star, 25, was doing promotional work ahead of her final appearance as Katniss when Mockingjay – Part 2 comes out in November when she spilt the beans. “We play sisters,” she told the reporter about what we can expect from it. “We’re almost done writing. It just flowed out of us. We’ve got about 100 pages right now.”
Amy Schumer is teaming up with Jennifer Lawrence on a new movie script
Continue reading: Jennifer Lawrence And Amy Schumer Working Together On Movie Project
In the wake of the two separate shootings at cinemas in America over the last two months, a major cinema chain has announced they will be performing security checks on cinema-goers before they enter the movie theatre.
A chain of U.S. cinemas has started checking customers’ bags before they enter movie theatres. The Regal Entertainment Group, the largest cinema chain in the country, has tightened security measures after two unrelated shootings at cinemas in America this summer.
Trainwreck actress Amy Schumer has called for stricter gun control after a shooting in Lafayette.
Ellen DeGeneres received the Teen Choice Award for Choice Comedian on Sunday 16th August. The 57-year-old gave a moving acceptance speech at the ceremony in which she urged the audience to be “proud of who you are”.
Ellen Degeneres used her speech at the Teen Choice Awards to relay an important message to those watching: “Be proud of being different”. The talk show host received the award for Choice Comedian at the awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday (16th August).
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi at the 2015 Teen Choice Awards at the Galen Centre in L.A. on Sunday.
Miley Cyrus and Amy Schumer also confirmed as guest hosts for the first three episodes of 'SNL' when it returns in October.
Over a year after the horrific car crash that severely injured him and killed his friend and fellow comedian James McNair, Tracy Morgan is due to make his big return to TV by hosting an episode of ‘Saturday Night Live’ in October.
The ’30 Rock’ star and former ‘SNL’ cast member will be hosting the show for the second time in his career on Saturday October 17th, the third show of the upcoming 41st season. The NBC show confirmed the news via its official Twitter feed on Monday (August 17th), also stating that Miley Cyrus and the in-demand comedienne Amy Schumer would also be hosting the first two episodes.
Tracy Morgan with his wife in 2014
The comedian gave one couple a wedding present to remember when she joined their party in Dublin.
Comedian Amy Schumer and her Trainwreck director Judd Apatow became the unexpected guests at one couple’s Dublin wedding party on Friday. The pair stumbled upon the celebrations of bride Eithne McAdams and her groom J.P. Swine while out and about in the Irish capital and decided to join the party, even indulging in a traditional sing-song.
Continue reading: 'Trainwreck' Star Amy Schumer Turns Wedding Crasher During Ireland Visit
Amy Schumer makes her big screen debut with a script that feels like a much-extended sketch from her TV series. It's hilariously observant and refreshingly grown-up about sex, but the plot falls back on the usual cliches. Even with some clever twists and turns, the structure is oddly predictable. But the biggest surprise is that Schumer and director Judd Apatow ultimately cave in and take a traditional approach to romance.
As she does on her show, Schumer plays a sexually frank woman called Amy. Taught by her father (Colin Quinn) to distrust monogamy, she has indulged in a commitment-free life, rarely seeing a man more than once. And her one repeat male partner (John Cena) is a rather too self-obsessed bodybuilder. Then her boss, blithely demanding magazine editor Diana (Tilda Swinton), assigns her to interview Aaron (Bill Hader), a doctor who specialises in sports injuries. Amy can't help but seduce him; it's what she does! But in the process she realises that she actually quite likes him. This idea so rattles her that she sabotages her close relationship with her sister Kim (Brie Larson), who is expecting a child with husband Tom (Mike Birbiglia).
Schumer has impeccable comic timing, and she's hilarious all the way through this film, playing on her character's riotous way of being shockingly honest at all the wrong times. In other words, the character is entertaining but never very likeable because of the thoughtless things she does and says. So our sympathies lie with Hader, who gives an unusually layered turn as a smart, sensitive and very funny guy who just might be too good for Amy. Other characters are either here to provide emotion (Larson and Quinn) or to shamelessly steal scenes (Swinton). And Apatow brings in a usual stream of big-name cameos, including Daniel Radcliffe and Marisa Tomei in a clever pastiche of a New York indie movie.
Continue reading: Trainwreck Review
Amy Schumer has shared more pictures and videos from her summer on Instagram. This time she's showing off her dance moves on board a yacht in Switzerland.
Amy Schumer’s holiday fun continues. This time, the 34-year-old comedienne shared a short video of herself on Instagram dancing to the Backstreet Boys’ ‘As Long As You Love Me’. Schumer was filmed on-board a luxury yacht on Lake Lugano in Switzerland along with her sister, Kim Caramele. Both wore one-piece bathing costumes as Schumer showed off her dance moves.
Amy Schumer and her sister, Kim Caramele, at the premiere of Cop Show on Broadway in February 2015.
The actress supported Senator Chuck Schumer's proposed legislation in the wake of the Louisiana theater shooting during a screening of her film 'Trainwreck'.
Amy Schumer has made an emotional plea for tighter gun control legislation at a press conference organised by Senator Chuck Schumer – her second cousin once removed – following the deadly shooting at a Louisiana theatre screening of her new film last month.
On July 23rd, two people were killed and nine others injured when a man opened fire in a packed theatre in Lafayette that was showing Trainwreck, before turning the gun on himself. It focussed national attention upon the highly contentious issue of firearms control once more.
Amy Schumer has called for stricter gun control legislation following the 'Trainwreck' theatre shooting last month
Continue reading: Amy Schumer Teams Up With Senator Cousin To Call For Tougher Gun Control
Last month two people were killed when a gunman opened fire in a theatre during a showing of ‘Trainwreck’ in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Comedian Amy Schumer has responded to an open letter from a Sandy Hook survivor's daughter on the fatal shooting that occurred during a screening of her movie Trainwreck last week in Louisiana. The letter calls on the comedian to "be a voice for our generation and for women" against gun violence.
Amy Schumer has responded to an open letter from a Sandy Hook survivor's daughter.
The open letter, which was posted to Medium.com was written by Sarah Clements, whose mother survived the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012. “As a woman, a daughter and sister, a national figure, and a role model, you have a real stake in gun violence happening all around you,” Clements writes.
Continue reading: Amy Schumer Responds To Open Letter About 'Trainwreck' Theatre Shooting
Amy Schumer has a new BFF, fellow movie star Jennifer Lawrence, and the two have been enjoying a few days away off the coast of Long Island.
Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence have been enjoying a holiday together. The two movie stars have been on a yacht off the coast of Long Island for the past few days and Schumer has been sharing pictures of their holiday fun on Instagram. The pair are joined by a large group of their other female friends.
Amy Schumer at the season three premiere of Girls in New York in January 2014.
Jon Stewart's 16 year stint as host of Comedy Central's 'The Daily Show' is coming to an end on August 6th.
As he enters the final week of his 16 year long tenure as host of ‘The Daily Show’, Jon Stewart has revealed the three guests he’ll be inviting onto the show before the final episode next Thursday, details of which remain shrouded in secrecy.
CNN Money reports that Louis C.K., Denis Leary and Amy Schumer – all friends of the departing host – will be appearing on Monday through Wednesday next week before the very last Stewart-fronted edition on August 6th. Schumer, of course, was recently revealed as one of the names Stewart was interested this year to replace him on the Comedy Central chat show, though she turned it down. Current cast member Trevor Noah has already been named as Stewart's successor.
Jon Stewart is gearing up for his final week as host of 'The Daily Show'
Continue reading: Jon Stewart's Final 'Daily Show' Guests Revealed
The Adam Sandler action comedy has taken less than $25million at the US box office in its opening weekend.
Audiences chose Ant-Man over Pac-Man this weekend, as Adam Sandler's Pixels narrowly missed out on the number-one spot with a disappointing showing.
It's all gone Pete Kong for Pixels
Paul Rudd's Ant-Man took $24.8million in its second weekend, an expected drop of 57%, giving the Disney/Marvel superhero adventure a decent total of $106m so far.
Continue reading: Is It Game Over Already For 'Pixels'?
The actress undergoes a stylish transformation for her latest role as a magazine editor
Oscar winning actress Tilda Swinton has amazed fans with her chameleon-like ability to embrace any movie role she takes on: as the mother of a mass killer Eva in We Need To Talk About Kevin, to the White Witch in Narnia, Swinton has now turned herself into a glamorous magazine editor Dianna in her new comedy, Trainwreck.
It is this transformation that many are commenting on as the Amy Schumer comedy is released in the US to largely positive reviews.
Continue reading: Tilda Swinton Is A Whole Different Person In Her New Film Trainwreck
John Russel Houser killed two people and injured nine others after opening fire on movie-goers during a showing of 'Trainwreck' on Thursday.
Amy Schumer has reacted to the tragic news of a fatal shooting during a screening of her new movie Trainwreck in Lafayette, Louisiana on Thursday evening (July 23rd).
The comedian took to Twitter to pass on her regards to those affected, saying that her “heart is broken” at the developments. “My heart is broken and all my thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Louisiana,” she wrote in the small hours of Friday morning.
Amy Schumer tweeted her condolences at the news of a shooting during 'Trainwreck' on Thursday
Yes Anne Hathaway can take a joke
Oscar winner Anne Hathaway has shown she’s not afraid to laugh at herself especially if Amy Schumer is making the jokes. The Princess Diaries actress took a trip to the cinema on Monday, to see Schumer’s new comedy Trainwreck and ended up enjoying the film so much she decided to tell the comedienne, even though she was used as the butt of one of the movie’s jokes.
Anne Hathaway had no problem with Amy Schumer's Trainwreck joke.
Posting a picture of her ticket stub to Instagram Hathaway wrote, "Dear @AmySchumer. Don't pretend like when you win your Oscar – which you could for your brilliant and refreshing writing and/or acting in @TrainwreckMovie – you won't tote it around to every Oscar party you go to."
The latest Marvel superhero adventure has posted respectable box-office numbers for a relatively unknown character.
It was never going to achieve an Avengers-style opening, but there are undoubtedly a few bigwigs out there who expected more from Paul Rudd's Ant-Man, which has opened to an estimated $58million in the US.
Paul Rudd ready to kick butt as Ant-Man
Marking Marvel's 12th consecutive first-place opening, Variety reports the superhero film opened comfortably in the top spot, ahead of Minions ($50.2m) in its second week.
Continue reading: 'Ant-Man' Has Medium-Sized Opening In US
Amy Schumer’s shoot for GQ, in which she was photographed dressed as a ‘Star Wars’ character, was not approved by Lucasfilm.
Amy Schumer’s Star Wars themed GQ shoot was not approved by Lucasfilm. Schumer featured on the cover of GQ’s August edition in a shoot she designed herself. She was pictured in suggestive poses with robots C-3PO and R2-D2, can-can dancing with Storm troopers and partying in a bar with some beloved Star Wars characters. Some Star Wars fans took to Twitter to express their distaste and Lucasfilm was forced to reply, confirming they had nothing to do with the shoot.
Amy Schumer at the 2015 CinemaCin Big Achievements Awards, held in Las Vegas in April.
Continue reading: Amy Schumer’s ‘Star Wars’ Themed GQ Shoot Was Not Approved By Lucasfilm
She's taking a more considered approach when it comes to making people laugh.
The third series of her anarchic sketch show has just finished its run, and now Amy Schumer is ready for the big screen. Her first movie is Trainwreck, in which she plays a woman whose father taught her that monogamy isn't realistic. Then having lived a commitment-free life she meets a genuinely nice guy and has to re-evaluate herself.
Amy Schumer stars alongside Bill Hader in her first comedy film 'Trainwreck'
Fans of her comedy won't find that premise so much of a stretch, as it plays on themes the 34-year-old uses in her stand-up. But she was still nervous about making her big-screen writing and acting debut. "I don't think I would have even had the confidence to try to do it," she admits. "But [director-producer] Judd Apatow really encouraged me and made me feel like it was possible."
Continue reading: Trainwreck Lets Amy Schumer Get Serious About Comedy
The ‘Trainwreck’ comedian has hit back after her comedy was branded racist in an article published over the weekend.
Amy Schumer has responded to a critic who accused her of having a ‘blind spot’ when it comes to race. The comedian, who stars in the upcoming comedy Trainwreck, defended her style of humour in a lengthy Twitter post, while saying she was ‘not going to start joking about safe material’ .
Amy Schumer has defended her comedy after being accused of racism.
"I will joke about things you like and I will joke about things you aren't comfortable with," Schumer said in the Twitter post on Sunday. "And that's OK. Stick with me and trust I am joking. I go in and out of playing an irreverent idiot.
The ‘Trainwreck’ star has revealed she was one of the names asked to replace Jon Stewart as host of the comedy central series.
Comedian Amy Schumer has revealed she was one of the names asked to replace Jon Stewart as host of 'The Daily Show', after he announced he was stepping down later this year. The gig of course eventually went to South African comedian and ‘Daily Show’ regular, Trevor Noah, but just what was it that made the ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ star say no to Comedy Central’s offer?
Amy Schumer has revealed she turned down ‘The Daily Show’.
Speaking to the The Daily Beast, Schumer explained “I was so honored to be asked and considered. With Comedy Central, I project so much ‘You’re my parents!’ on the network and the people that run it, so them saying, ‘We believe in you and trust that you can do this,’ I thought, ‘Oh my god, thank you!’”
Continue reading: Amy Schumer Reveals Why She Turned Down Chance To Host 'The Daily Show'
Amy Schumer will be opening for Madonna when the singer performs in New York as part of her ‘Rebel Heart’ tour.
Comedian Amy Schumer is opening for Madonna when the singer performs for three nights in New York later this year. Schumer, who is best known for her Comedy Central series Inside Amy Schumer, will be an opening act for Madonna on 16th and 17th September at Madison Square Garden and at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on 19th September.
Amy Schumer will be opening for Madonna in New York.
Continue reading: Amy Schumer Opening For Madonna For Three Nights In New York
Kanye West was not impressed with Schumer's stunt. Not impressed at all.
Amy Schumer is in the news again. The comedian pulled a Jennifer Lawrence recently. That’s what I’ve decided to call it, when someone beautiful and famous goes all relatable and falls on her face in public.
Schumer got a little starstruck upon meeting Kim Kardashian.
So her pratfall at the TIME 100 gala in April was a big topic of conversation, when Amy guested on the Graham Norton Show this week. And, being Amy Schumer, she approached the incident with a #noregrets attitude.
Continue reading: Amy Schumer At The TIME 100 Gala: Kanye West Was NOT Impressed
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