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Trevor Noah's Twitter History Means He's Causing Controversy Even Before Taking Over 'The Daily Show'


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Trevor Noah became an instant name to know on Monday after he was announced as the replacement for departing ‘Daily Show’ host Jon Stewart. But it seems the comedian is already getting a crash course on the levels of scrutiny such a high profile gig will put him under, as he’s currently facing backlash on social media over some of his old tweets, which have led him to be branded ‘sexist’ and’ anti-semitic’.

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"Oh yeah the weekend. People are gonna get drunk & think that I'm sexy!" - fat chicks everywhere,” Noah wrote in November 2011. Then a month later he told his followers, “A hot white woman with ass is like a unicorn. Even if you do see one, you'll probably never get to ride it.”

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Comedian Trevor Noah Rumoured To Replace Jon Stewart On 'The Daily Show'


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Trevor Noah is being considered as a replacement for Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. The 31-year-old comedian has been a regular contributor to the show since December 2014 but may soon find himself the host of the show. A source close to the show stated no official agreement has yet been reached and Noah is simply short listed for the position.

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Jon Stewart is stepping down from hosting The Daily Show.

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Is Trevor Noah Being Lined Up To Replace Jon Stewart On 'The Daily Show'?


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‘The Daily Show’ contributor Trevor Noah could be the next in line to take over from the departing Jon Stewart, according to a report by Variety. The 31 year old South African comedian was recruited to the show by Stewart himself back in December and is now said to have quickly moved up on Comedy Central’s shortlist for the host’s chair.

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A source familiar with the matter has reportedly told Variety that Noah is gaining consideration as a potential successor to Stewart, thought they did caution that ‘no final decision has been reached’. The source did however add that Comedy Central’s selection process has accelerated in recent days, with Noah’s name moving on to a short list being put together by executives at the network.

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John Stewart Rips Into 'Morning Joe' Roundtable On Oklahoma Racists


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John Stewart devoted the opening of Monday's episode to the recent events at the University of Oklahoma - namely, the emergence of a video featuring a bus load of fraternity guys singing a racist chant.

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Stewart referred to last week's guest - civil rights activist and Selma marcher Rep. John Lewis - saying, "Last weekend, we saw the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the march in Selma.It was an incredibly inspiring reminder of the lengths that people had to go to during the civil rights movement, from Selma, to the lunch counter Greensboro sit-ins, to the interstate bus Freedom Riders."

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Samantha Bee Leaving "The Daily Show" To Start (Probably) Awesome New TBS Show


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The mass exodus from The Daily Show continues with Samantha Bee's departure, announced this Friday. Bee follows in the footsteps of her husband Jason Jones and, of course, Jon Stewart himself. It's kind of a bummer for Daily Show fans, but not so much for Bee herself, who is leaving to start her own show on TBS. 

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Samantha Bee says "goodbye" to The Daily Show and "hello" to greener pastures at TBS.

Yes! This is what we've been waiting for! An exciting, somewhat political, female-led format. At least that's what TBS has teased so far.

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Hitting Where It Hurts: Jon Stewart Appears On Monday Night Raw To Confront WWE Superstar Seth Rollins


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‘The Daily Show’s’ Jon Stewart certainly found an interesting way to even the odds last night, when he came face to face with his nemesis, WWE Superstar Seth Rollins, during Monday’s edition of 'Raw'. The late night host, who’s been embroiled in a feud with Rollins for the past few weeks, ‘went low’ on the wrestler, after things turned ugly during a sit down segment between the two.

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It all started nearly a month ago when Rollins, who calls himself the future of the WWE, declared on 'Raw' he was now untouchable and could do anything he wanted, even take over as host of ‘The Daily Show’ and “make that thing actually watchable.”

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WWE Superstar Seth Rollins Crashes 'The Daily Show' To Continue Feud With Host Jon Stewart


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‘The Daily Show’s’ departing host Jon Stewart got the shock of his life on Thursday evening, when his regular ‘moment of zen’ segment was interrupted by WWE wrestler Seth Rollins. Rollins gatecrashed the long running Comedy Central talk show as part of the latest chapter in the growing rivalry between the wrestler and the late night funnymant.

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It all started earlier this month when Rollins called out ‘The Daily Show’ host during a promo on WWE’s Monday Night Raw. Rollins, who calls himself the future of the WWE, told the audience during the February 9th edition of 'Raw' he was now untouchable and could do anything, from getting elected President of the United States to taking over as host of ‘The Daily Show’ to “make that thing actually watchable.”

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Jon Stewart Basically Calls Out WWE Star Seth Rollins


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Jon Stewart, the soon-to-be former host of the Daily Show, has called out Seth Rollins after the WWE star described himself as "untouchable" and claimed he could take over Stewart's spot on the satirical news show and at the same time "make that thing actually watchable."

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"Right now I'm untouchable," Rollins said on RAW during a speech in the center of the ring. "If I wanted, I could become President. I'm not even old enough to run for office. Or I could take over as host of 'The Daily Show' for Jon Stewart, and make that thing actually watchable."

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Comedy Central Considering "Short List" Of Replacements For Jon Stewart


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Following this week’s big TV news that Jon Stewart is to step down as host of ‘The Daily Show’, Comedy Central is in the process of considering a “short list” of candidates to replace him, according to Viacom.

Viacom Entertainment Group’s president Doug Herzog is also weighing up the possibility of Stewart retaining some kind of hand in producing ‘The Daily Show’ behind the scenes, as he has been an executive producer as well as host ever since the satirical show made its debut in 1999.

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Jon Stewart announced on Tuesday that he will quit 'The Daily Show' later this year

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Jon Stewart Stepping Down As 'Daily Show' Host. Boo Hoo.


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Jon Stewart has announced he is stepping down as host of The Daily Show later this year. The comedian has helmed the satirical news show since 1999 and told his audience it had "been an absolute privilege" to have worked on the Comedy Central staple.

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"This show doesn't deserve an even slightly restless host and neither do you," Stewart told his audience on Tuesday.

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Jon Stewart Apologises To Southern California D.A. Over 'Daily Show' Segment


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Jon Stewart has apologised to a San Bernardino D.A. on Friday after including a local incident where a man died in custody after he had been detained using a Taser in a longer list of police shootings of black men.

The notoriously forthright talk show host made the error in a segment aired on Monday’s ‘The Daily Show’ (December 1st), where he wryly mocked political commentators for denying that the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson was part of a wider national trend in which black men were being shot unjustifiably by police.

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Jon Stewart mistakenly included a San Bernardino Tasering incident in a list of police shootings

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Dave Grohl Hints At Second Series Of 'Sonic Highways'


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Foo Fighters’ frontman Dave Grohl has hinted that there might be a second season of ‘Sonic Highways’. Ahead of the release of their recent album of the same name, the group recorded an eight part series exploring the musical characteristics of US cities that have made a significant contribution to American rock and pop.

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Dave Grohl dropped a hint to Jon Stewart on 'The Daily Show' that there might be a second 'Sonic Highways'

Speaking on ‘The Daily Show’ on Thursday night, Grohl said “there might be a season 2”, in response to Jon Stewart’s point that there were more than eight cities to visit. The HBO series was very well-received, not only reminding many of the rich musical history of America but putting some fresh perspective on the Foo Fighters themselves.

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Jon Stewart Says What Everyone Is Thinking (And Tweeting) On The Eric Garner Case


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So we can all agree that things are pretty bad after the Mike Brown and Eric Garner cases, right? That was pretty much the point Jon Stewart was making on The Daily Show a couple nights ago. After a grand jury in New York failed to indict Justin Damico for the illegal choke hold he administered, Stewart was almost left speechless.

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Jon Stewart expressed the collective sentiment with that last word.

Almost, but not quite, since The Daily Show must go on. Here’s what Stewart had to say about the case: “"I honestly don't know what to say. If comedy is tragedy plus time, I need more f*****g time. But I would really settle for less f****g tragedy to be honest with you.”

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Could Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater' Have A Shot At The Oscars?


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Rosewater, Jon Stewart's directorial debut based on the best-selling memoir Then They Came For Me: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity and Survival by Maziar Bahari, hits theaters in the U.S today. Acclaimed by critics and featuring an accomplished lead performance from Gael Garcia Bernal, the movie is certainly one to consider for the major awards this season.

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Rosewater tells the true story of Bahari, a broadcast journalist with Canadian citizenship who, in 2009, returned to Iran to interview Presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi. The candidate's supporters rose up in protest of his prematurely announced defeat to President Ahmadinejad and Bahari sent footage of street riots to the BBC. Later, he was arrested, tortured and interrogated for 118 days while his wife led an international campaign to have her husband freed.

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A Week In Movies: Stars Descend On London, While New Trailers Premiere For The Edward Snowden Doc And Films With Shailene Woodley, Jennifer Lopez And Chris Hemsworth


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Whiplash

Everyone who's anyone was in London this week for the 58th BFI London Film Festival, which held gala premieres for the likes of Wild (with Reese Witherspoon in attendance), Sundance winner Whiplash (Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons), Rosewater (comic-turned-filmmaker Jon Stewart), Electricity (model-turned-actress Agyness Deyn) and Mr Turner (Cannes winner Timothy Spall).

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Jon Stewart Couldn't Be Bought For Meet The Press


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Jon Stewart has been fronting The Daily Show since 1999 and has been doing an exceptionally good job for 15 years. Ratings are regularly awesome, fans of the show continue to flock to it in droves and at Comedy Central Stewart can mix comedy and commentary and occasionally lapse into journalism if the mood ever takes him.

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Jon Stewart has been hosting The Daily Show since 1999

It’s not just viewers that have spotted the lucrative nature of Jon Stewart and his particular style and, although Chuck Todd has sat firmly in the anchor seat of NBC’s Meet the Press for a month now, it has recently been revealed he was definitely not the first choice of NBC News President Deborah Turness.

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See The Trailer For Jon Stewart's Directorial Debut 'Rosewater'


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American political satirist Jon Stewart has added another string to his bow: screenwriter and film director. His directorial debut Rosewater- which he also wrote and produced- has just launched its first trailer.

Jon StewartStewart is better known as a political satirist but has also cameoed in several big name movies

The film is based on the memoir of London-based journal Maziar Bahari, 'Then They Came for Me', which tells the story of his 100-day imprisonment in Iran under suspicion of spying. The film is set against the backdrop of the 2008 Iran elections which caused shockwaves around the world after incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was declared the winner in what many Iranians declared a fraudulent election. 

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The Comedy Central App Leaves Plenty Of Content Behind Pay Wall


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The Comedy Central app has been years in the making, and launches with a tonne of content to watch on iOS devices. But there are a few drawbacks, like the amount of shows that are stuck behind a pay wall, and some technical blocks that might put prospective customers off downloading it. 

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What’s more, the app is only available on iOS7 and above, putting many people out of the running, and doesn’t support Apple’s AirPlay function, which lets viewers connect their mobile device up to a television for sofa-based viewing. 

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John Oliver's Comedy Star Continues To Rise With HBO Series In 2014


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John Oliver has been rewarded for his successful stint as Jon Stewart's temporary replacement this summer on The Daily Show with his own topical series on HBO beginning in 2014, the network announced on Thursday (November 14, 2013).

"We weren't otherwise searching for another weekly talk show, but when we saw John Oliver handling host duties on 'The Daily Show,' we knew that his singular perspective and distinct voice belonged on HBO," said Michael Lombardo, president of HBO programming, "We are extremely excited that John has agreed to make HBO his home."

Oliver will be leaving The Daily Show, where he has been a writer and correspondent since 2006, a Comedy Central spokesman confirmed.

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John Oliver's "Distinct Voice" Gains New HBO Show


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John Oliver has a new show commissioned by HBO. The comedian has been filling in for Jon Stewart on The Daily Show over the summer and had gained the attention HBO producers.

Stewart was away directing his upcoming movie Rosewater and Oliver filled in, as USA Today reports. As a result, HBO have commissioned Oliver to present a satirical news show on a Sunday evening.

HBO Programming President Michael Lombardo referred to this in his statement, issued on Thursday (14th November), in which he said: "We weren't otherwise searching for another weekly talk show, but when we saw John Oliver handling host duties on The Daily Show, we knew that his singular perspective and distinct voice belonged on HBO." 

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For Jon Stewart, The Toronto Film Festival Is Another Day's Work


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For some, the Toronto Film Festival is a great experience; they meet loads of people and see a bunch of great movies. For others, the event means plenty of review writing, lots of travel and not much sleep.

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For Jon Stewart, it’s none of the above. But it will entail pitching his new movie to select foreign buyers and sharing footage. Rosewater –Stewart’s directorial debut – is an adaptation of Maziar Bahari and Aimee Molloy's memoir: "Then They Came for Me: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity and Survival" – a New York Times bestseller. The film will cover Bahari's 2009 arrest in Iran where he was covering an election protest.

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StePhest Colbchella Kicks Off With Stephen Colbert Skating Into Our Hearts To The Sound Of 'Get Lucky'


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Stephen Colbert’s political satire might be top notch, but his dance skills are not to be overestimated. Last night, the Colbert Report host strapped on a pair of roller skates and boogied down to the sound of 'Get Lucky' – the Daft Punk/Pharrell Williams hit that’s become the inescapable soundtrack to this summer. The, um, energetic performance served as the kickoff for Colbert’s summer series of concerts or “StePhest Colbchella ‘013” – it’s what the cool kids call it.

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Who knew Colbert posessed such hidden talents?

But, of course, the host dancing all by himself would have been a bit sad, so instead he brought in some friends – Hugh Laurie, Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and even Colbert’s former colleague, Jon Stewart – still on leave from The Daily Show – joined in with some tight moves. Colbert’s moves turned out to be too much for the Colbert Report studio, so the shenanigans infiltrated the America’s Got Talent stage and even an interview with Bryan Cranston and the rest of the Breaking Bad cast – at which point Cranston simply joined in for an amazing 70s themed dance routine. We couldn’t do it justice. Just watch the video:

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Jon Stewart And Stephen Colbert In Boston Marathon Tribute


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Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert weren’t about for The Daily Show on Monday evening, but they were back yesterday to follow the rest of America in paying tribute to the city of Boston and how they were coping with the terrible events of the day before when two explosive devices went off at the end of the Boston Marathon.

Both Stewart and Colbert had plenty to say on the subject, the below just a couple of excerpts of their thoughts on the incident. “I really hate the fact that I can cross-reference my thoughts to so many other events that have occurred over the years — so I'm not going to. I'm just going to say this to Boston: Thank you,” said Stewart, “Thank you for once again, in the face of gross inhumanity, inspiring and solidifying my belief in humanity and the people of this country. So thank you for everything you've done."

Colbert meanwhile commented  “I just want to take a moment to talk about the attack in Boston yesterday. Obviously, our thoughts and our prayers are with everybody there. And as the president said, we don't know who did this, but they will be found, and they will be brought to justice.” Continuing he added “But whoever did this obviously did not know (anything) about the people of Boston. Because nothing these terrorists do is going to shake them. For Pete's sake, Boston was founded by the pilgrims — a people so tough they had to buckle their (darn) hats on. It is the cradle of the American revolution. “

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Grammys Week Tribute For Bruce Springsteen Features Neil Young, Mumford And Sons


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All eyes will be on Bruce Springsteen during Grammy’s week, as the New Jersey rocker will be the recipient of the MusiCares Person of the Year award. To celebrate the honour, a Bruce Springsteen tribute concert will take place in Los Angeles on February 8, 2013, featuring some of the biggest names in rock and pop and hosted by Jon Stewart.

The event, which is already sold out, will feature musical highlights such as Elton John, Kenny Chesney and Mumford And Sons. A whole host of musicians of varying genres and eras have been included in the line-up. Patti Smith, with whom Bruce co-wrote the hit ‘Because The Night’ will be there, as will Faith Hill, Emmylou Harris, as well as Alabama Shakes, Eddie Vedder and Neil Young. Proceeds for the concert will go to MusiCares, an organisation set up to provide support for struggling musicians in financial, medical and personal need.

The annual MusiCares Person of the Year award is attributed to a star whose artistic accomplishments are as worthy of merit as their philanthropic work. Previous winners of the award include Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, Paul McCartney and Bono.

Hugh Grant Responds To Jon Stewart Rant


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Everyone likes a bit of high profile conflict, but no one expects the drama to come from someone like Jon Stewart.

The Daily Show host made a bit of a stir recently with his statement about Hugh Grant being “the worst guest on the show” at a fundraiser for the Montclair Film Festival in New Jersey recently.

In an online Q&A, Stewart said of the actor: “He’s my least favorite guest. And we’ve had dictators on the show.” He added that he would never have the actor appear on the show again. Harsh words, but apparently, the on-screen English charm doesn’t translate to real life situations. Can’t say we aren’t a bit disappointed there.

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Hugh Grant Labelled The Daily Show's 'Worst Ever Guest' By Jon Stewart


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Whilst in Britain Hugh Grant’s been receiving sympathy for his part in the phone hacking scandal and subsequent inquiry into press practices in the country, across in the US he seems to have lost at least one fan – host of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart.

Third Beat Magazine reports that, during a question and answer session with Steven Colbert in New Jersey at a fundraiser for the Montclair Film Festival, Stewart pinpointed Grant as the least favorite guest he’d ever had on the show, quipping “and we’ve had dictators on the show”. Stewart was talking about a time when Grant appeared on his show to talk about his movie Did You Hear About The Morgans? in 2009, and apparently the actor didn’t endear himself to the crew. "He's giving everyone s*** the whole time, and he's a big pain in the a**," Stewart said.

The root of Grant’s disgruntlement apparently came down to a clip provided by the film’s publicist. "What is that clip? It's a terrible clip,” Grant allegedly said, to which Stewart snapped back "Well, then make a better f***ing movie,” Stewart replied. The fundraiser was a reportedly lively event, with Stewart telling his old friend and former co-star Colbert about how tough he found it initially to take on hosting The Daily Show when he joined in 1999, admitting that he struggled to get on with the writers and, at one point, had to be “talked down off a moderately high cliff” regards quitting the show.

Danny DeVito, Christina Aguilera And Jon Bon Jovi Among Superstars Who Show Support For Hurricane Sandy Benefit


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America is still rocked by the devastating aftermath of hurricane Sandy, and the thought that 'never would a disaster like this happen to me' seemed to resonate on the faces at the Sandy Benefit Concert on Friday (Nov. 2). 

The star power drawn in was impressive, with such entertainers as Bruce Springsteen, Danny Devito and Mary J Blige each pledging their time to the good cause.

Opening the night's proceedings was Staten Island-born Christina Aguilera, who kicked things off with a powerful and stripped down rendition of her song 'Beautiful'. Relying solely on her vocals, Xtina packed a heft punch that delivered all the way home. Next up to perform was New Jersey's Jon Bon Jovi who first gave a shout-out to his hometown of Sayerville, N.J., before re-appropriating his hair-rock hit 'Livin’ On A Prayer' to suit the sombre mood in the studio.

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The Show Must Go On? David Letterman Props Up Entertainment Industry During Hurricane Sandy


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The mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg has been making sure that the city's residents were fully prepared for Hurricane Sandy, which hit New York last night. And whilst the majority of New York citizens paid heed, TV presenter David Letterman decided to pay heed instead to that age-old motto from the world of entertainment. "the show must go on!"

According to MTV, Letterman wasn't going to let a minor detail like the biggest storms to ever hit the USA stop him from filming one of his late night chat shows. He did, however, film the episode of The Late Show With David Letterman without the presence of his usual live audience. He may have been prepared to brave the elements to get the show filmed but he wasn't about to let the general public endanger themselves in the process. The same applied to Jimmy Fallon's show, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. 

Other shows weren't so lucky. Jimmy Kimmel was forced to cancel one of his tapings in Brooklyn, announcing on Twitter "Though it pains us to do it, JKL from Brooklyn tonight is cancelled. I'm disappointed too, but we want you to be safe." Over at Comedy Central, however, the laughter stopped for the night. Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart both cancelled the filming for their shows. 

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Video - Arnold Schwarzenegger Only Has Time For Fans On Arriving For The Daily Show With Jon Stewart


'Terminator' star Arnold Schwarzenegger arrives for his appearance on 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' and immediately approaches his waiting fans to sign their photos and merchandise. He only manages a brief wave at the photographers as he makes his way down the row of fans before he is ushered into the building. The photographers let out a frustrated groan in unison at Schwarzenegger's failure to pose for a snap.

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Wordplay Review


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I am not particularly a puzzler, but Wordplay, Patrick Creadon's ode to crossword makers and lovers is so reverent and infectious, it's hard not to get caught up in the desire to put letters in all the empty boxes - in pen. I have never so badly wanted to finish a crossword.Wordplay is a fairly unabashed tongue bath of the practice of crosswords, but it's an enthusiastic and cheeky one that does more to rally everyone to get into the nerdy entertainment of puzzles rather than alienate those who can never figure out anything past 2 Down. There are times when this documentary feels like product placement for the New York Times, with all the praise heaped on the paper in general and its puzzle in particular, but Will Shortz, the longtime editor of the Times crossword, is the mega-celebrity of the puzzle world, so perhaps it's fair.Shortz is a lifelong puzzle lover (he even managed to get a self-designed degree from Indiana University in "enigmatology," the study of puzzles) who is both the hero and devil to millions who attempt his daily games. He reads from some of his (amusingly bilious) hate mail, but the film spends far more time with a legion of celebrity fans - including former President Clinton, Jon Stewart, Yankee's pitcher Mike Mussina, and documentarian Ken Burns, among others - who wax poetic about the genius of the daily crossword and the place it holds in American culture. It sounds slightly overblown, but when you watch the ritual these people put into it - folding the paper just so, taking care to select the appropriate writing instrument - it is clearly not an idle pastime.Probably the most instructional is the time spent with Shortz's colleague Merl Reagle, one of the many who actually create the puzzles for the Times, who skims through the rules and artistry involved in making one of these puzzles - that will undoubtedly bring frustration and personal triumph to many - with impressive deftness. And just when the star-studded interviews were beginning to feel like fawning song-and-dance shows, they culminate with the various folks tackling the puzzle we previously saw Reagle create, making for a particularly endearing sequence.Inevitably, this movie will face numerous comparisons to that last documentary in praise of geeky American wordsmiths, Spellbound, and it's not a bad one, especially as the latter half of the film begins to focus on the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament that takes place every spring in Stamford, Connecticut. We meet a few of the notable competitors in the first half of the film, seeing them in their day-to-day lives: A cocky student from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a mild-mannered pianist in New York, an upbeat gay guy living in Florida. It's here, though, that they really settle into their element, minor celebrities among the small group of puzzle enthusiasts devoted to their yearly three-day pilgrimage to a Marriott in suburban Connecticut.Wordplay veers a little far into the sappy when it tries to get across the deep and heartfelt importance that this conference - and puzzles in general - means to these people with slo-mo musical montages and choked-up interviewees, but the competition itself is surprisingly energizing. Especially since it is a bunch of people sitting around filling in crosswords - it's not NASCAR, after all - but you get surprisingly invested in who will come out on top. The real fun of the film, though, is that it maintains that baffled, quirky sense of humor throughout, so the competition itself is interesting, but the best part about it is the table of commentators running a play-by-play of the action. Of filling out a crossword. Who knew such a thing existed?We do now, thanks to Creadon and a documentary that is as sweet and charming as it is fluffy and slight. But that's all right - sometimes all a documentary needs for a resounding moment is one subject giving an earnest interview about how preferable the lively Q is to the uninteresting and dull letter N.
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