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Posts Tagged ‘Chris Farley’

Piers Morgan Live Booker Slides Over to Seth Meyers Talk Show

HaleighRaffTwitterPicPer a report by The Hollywood Reporter‘s Lesley Goldberg, the upcoming Seth Meyers NBC late night talk show has found its main celebrity booker. She is Haleigh Raff, most recently performing those same duties for Piers Morgan Live:

Raff will lead the booking team when the Saturday Night Live alum takes over Jimmy Fallon‘s Late Night starting February 24 on NBC.

It’s the latest, impressive chapter in a very impressive career. We highly recommend, in light of this news, Michael Kane‘s Q&A with Raff from a few years ago in the New York Post. At one point in the conversation, Cleveland native Raff makes reference to a category of ideal talk show guest that once again also applies to the host:

“All the SNL guys were amazing. They were such a team. When Sandler would come on, Chris Farley would come down to 6A and hang around the green room cracking everyone up. Conan would come by, and they’d just start riffing. At that point, I wasn’t even working.”

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.

A Couple of SNL Alums Remember Chris Farley

Podcasts continue to be a boon for aficionados of stand-up comedy. Around every Internet corner are fabulous, extended reminiscences from comedians chatting (usually) with each other about the good and not-so-good old days.

On the November 17 episode of comedian Jay Mohr‘s “Mohr Stories” Smodcast, he welcomed fellow comic Dave Attell. Way back in the day, the two shared an SNL writers’ cubicle with three others. They chatted about all sorts of 30 Rock moments, including their memories of the late Chris Farley:

Mohr: “Remember, Norm [MacDonald] would do warm-up and then he would bring out Chris Farley, who would just stand there and wave. It was like AC/DC came on stage in Sydney, Australia. The crowd went crazy…”

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The Battle For Chris Farley’s Website

THR Esq. has a great look at the battle over the rights to Chris Farley‘s online ghost empire. Make Him Smile, Inc., a company that claims to own the rights to Chris Farley’s estate, just a lost a court battle with a Bahama’s-based “cybersquatter” to take back the rights to Chrisfarley.com.

From THR Esq:

An arbitrator found that the alleged cybersquatter had no legitimate interest and had registered the domain in “bad faith.”

And yet, the cybersquatter still prevailed because Make Him Smile provided no evidence it received a valid transfership of Farley’s rights from his family.

This of course begs the question, does Make Him Smile actually have any legitimate right to Chris Farley’s estate? Or is this a case of two ghouls rummaging through Farley’s grave?

Most Awkward Sam Rockwell Interview Ever

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In the spirit of awkward celebrity interviews (Chris Farley, Larry King, Billy Bush) MTV’s digital team has invented a character it’s calling the Awkward Celebrity Interviewer. First victim: moustached New York actor Sam Rockwell.

  • Sam Rockwell Meets The Awkward Celebrity Interviewer [MTV Movies Blog]