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Trump Gets Roasted, But ‘The Situation’ Gets Burned

The Hammerstein Ballroom was packed to the brim with wannabes, has-beens and the occasional celebrity last night, as Comedy Central taped its roast of Donald Trump.

The roast, which will air next Tuesday, saw a lineup of comedians like Lisa Lampanelli and Jeff Ross, join some celebrity roasters like Marlee Matlin, Larry King and Snoop Dogg to mock one another and Trump himself.

Also in attendance: Jersey Shore’s Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, but more on him later.

Trump, who made (and lost) billions in real estate and casinos, and is said to be considering a Republican presidential run, spent much of the night in a chair in the middle of the stage, glowering, as his daughter Ivanka and wife Melania watched from the audience. FishbowlNY also spotted John Legend, Ice-T, Norah Jones and Russell Simmons in the crowd.

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WSJ Boards the Whitney Cummings Comedy Train

While today’s Wall Street Journal piece about stand-up comedienne Whitney Cummings is anchored to some weekend NYC comedy club appearances and was written by east coast correspondent Marshall Heyman, it’s really all about LA.

At the irritatingly young age of 28, Cummings is sitting pretty in a new Valley adjacent home, preparing a pair of TV sitcom pilots for CBS and NBC while doing run-throughs for her upcoming E! talk show Whatever Whitney. The CBS pilot is a collaboration with Sex and the City co-creator Michael Patrick King, a source of both great inspiration and a one-of-a-kind housewarming gift.

Cummings pointed to a mirror King gave her, a relic from Carrie Bradshaw‘s apartment. “I cried hysterically,” she said. “I’ll cry again if I think about it…

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