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Posts Tagged ‘Howie Mandel’

On This Night, America’s Got Foul-Mouthed 12-Year-Old Talent

One. Two. THREE blatant dick jokes. That was the gist of 12-year-old White Plains, NY Orthodox Jewish teen Josh Orlian‘s first-ever public stand-up comedy performance. And the AGT judges loved it.

Howard Stern commended Orlian for “not losing the audience,” while Howie Mandel – who could be heard most notably during the performance laughing loudly from the judges’ table – suggested that at least the teen has some good footage for this fall’s Bar Mitzvah.

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Howie Mandel, Media Critic

Pretty funny appearance this morning on Good Day LA by comedian Howie Mandel. There to promote his FOX spontaneous flash mob series Mobbed, the comedian instead began by focusing on the program’s format.

“You’re the only show that is so much concerned for the guests that we won’t make it from over there to the desk,” he observed as he was escorted from camera-right by Steve Edwards. And perhaps hinting at some heated internal meetings, Jillian Reynolds replied that she has never been a fan of the practice, wishing that instead guest segments would start from the desk.

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The Bald and the Beautiful

Forget about last week’s ranking by Forbes of the world’s 100 Most Powerful Women. In a town overrun with male braggadocio, the Bald 100 honor roll shared this week by GQ is going to undoubtedly be a far greater topic of conversation.

Perhaps Vin Diesel can bank on the idea that he is the top west coast industry rep on the list at #5 to spark a fresh round of meetings. Better yet, the lanky actor should have his people call Ron Howard‘s people to share a laugh over the fact that the director sits at #6. Meanwhile, it’s too bad Larry David isn’t currently in production on Curb Your Enthusiasm; he clocks in at #10, a few slides behind Samuel L. Jackson (#7), as the fourth and final member of L.A.’s gleaming chrome dome quartet.

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Conan Airs His Grievances

Yes, we were one of the many who tuned in last night to watch the “Tonight Show” to see just what Conan O’Brien would say. Would he reveal his next move? Say goodbye? Or just continue to bash the network that was so publicly screwing him over?

O’Brien took option three, and although we didn’t think it was very funny — it was more sad — he took pot shots at NBC all night long. Our favorite bit is in the video above, where O’Brien gets some help from “Deal or No Deal” host Howie Mandel as he continues to suss out his options.

Between making a public statement accusing NBC of trying to destroy the “Tonight Show” brand and publicly mocking his bosses, O’Brien is doing something unheard of in Hollywood: biting the hand that’s feeding him. But while he may be distancing himself from his corporate bosses, O’Brien is gathering up fans. All of the goodwill and support he’s built up over the past few days will ensure that where ever he ends up, fans will follow.

For a more definitive representation about how people are feeling about O’Brien today, let’s turn to Twitter. Research company Crimson Hexagon has compiled a survey of people’s sentiment towards O’Brien on the microblogging site. They found that only 22 percent of the reaction to the NBC shake up on Twitter was anti-Conan, with the rest either showing respect, pity or love for the host and anger toward the network.

After the jump, graphical representation of Crimson Hexagon’s data

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The Newlywed Game Returns!

go.jpgThat classic game show where recently hitched couples dish on each other for moderate prizes is coming back to GSN! The show that started in the 1960′s and continued on into the 1990′s hopes to make a come back in the…uhm…what do we call this decade now that it’s almost over? The two-thousands? The aughties? Something?

Anyway, the show will be filmed in New York – because nothing says ‘lots of married people’ like New York City.

When FBLA asked if the New Newlywed Game was going to include gay couples, the flack said, “Let me check on that.”

GNS announced it has picked up 40 episodes. They have yet to announce who the new host will be. In the spirit of Howie Mandel, how about Bobcat Goldthwait?

Emmys Take Reality TV To New Low Levels

Ryan Seacrest.jpgThe Emmy Awards will sink to new highs — or perhaps lows, depending on your viewing habits — with their presentation of Reality TV emcee emmys, the TV Academy announced.

It’s no surprise as it was just a year ago that “American Idol” emcee Ryan Seacrest was named to host the Emmy telecast in the first place.

“I look at reality as part of what holds up television as a whole,” Craig Plestis, who oversees reality TV for NBC Universal, told Variety. “You need nonscripted series to be one of the legs that holds up that table.”

The category’s first five nominees are a round-up of the usual suspects of Reality TV: Tom Bergeron of “Dancing With the Stars,” “Survivor’s” Jeff Probst, “Project Runway’s” Heidi Klum, “Deal or No Deal’s” Howie Mandel and “American Idol’s” Seacrest.

Good times are had by all on Emmy night.

And I don’t think anyone is expecting the winner to ask Sasheen Littlefeather to accept the statuette. For those you who forget your history and are no doubt condemned to repeat it, Littlefeather took the stage during the 1973 Oscars when Marlon Brando won the best actor award.

She said he wasn’t interested.

More Stars On Hollywood Walk of Fame: Some Recognizable Names Included


The Hollywood Walk of Fame continues to astound. In 2008, these folks will kneel down on the nicely swept sidewalk for the cameras:

Angela Bassett, Cate Blanchett, Stan Lee, The Munchkins, Tim Robbins and The Westmores of Hollywood

The Munchkins were played by Singer’s Midgets. Fictional characters have been honored before.

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