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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2011 file photo, actor and political activist Richard Dreyfuss speaks at the National Press Club in Washington. A writer who worked for Dreyfuss on a TV comedy special in the 1980s said he sexually harassed her for years and exposed himself to her in a studio lot trailer. Jessica Teich told the New York magazine blog that the actor made continual, overt and lewd comments and invitations after they met at a theater where she worked and Dreyfuss appeared. Dreyfuss agent Barry McPherson on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 denied the actor ever exposed himself to Teich but that he acknowledged to Vulture other encounters Dreyfuss now realizes were inappropriate. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
November 11, 2017 - 7:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — George Takei took to Twitter on Saturday to deny groping a male model and Richard Dreyfuss said he never exposed himself to a female writer helping him with a TV script, both back in the 1980s. Takei, the 80-year-old "Star Trek" icon, said in a series of tweets that events described...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2016 file photo, Louis C.K. arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. The New York premiere of Louis C.K.’s controversial new film “I Love You, Daddy” has been canceled amid swirling controversy over the film and the comedian. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
November 10, 2017 - 3:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian Louis C.K. has been accused of sexual misconduct toward several women, including masturbating in front of them to their horror and embarrassment, according to a report in The New York Times. Comedians Dana Min Goodman, Abby Schachner, Julia Wolov, Rebecca Corry allege the...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, file photo, David Letterman speaks during the unveiling of a Peyton Manning statue outside of Lucas Oil Stadium, in Indianapolis. Letterman is being honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. He’ll receive the lifetime achievement award Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, at Washington’s Kennedy Center. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
October 23, 2017 - 7:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — David Letterman was never known as a particularly political comedian, preferring a detached irony-drenched tone that favored the surreal and silly over topical humor. But there was an unmistakable political tint to much of Sunday night's ceremony to present Letterman with the Mark...
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October 10, 2017 - 5:19 pm
Bob Schiller, a comedy writer whose credits reach back to TV's infancy, including "I Love Lucy," has died at 98. His daughter Sadie Novello says he died Tuesday in Pacific Palisades, California. Schiller began writing for television in 1950, and three years later formed a partnership with Bob...
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In this image released by NBC, Emma Stone, left, appears with host Ryan Gosling during the opening monologue for "Saturday Night Live," in New York on Sept. 30, 2017. (Will Heath/NBC via AP)
October 01, 2017 - 12:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The new season of "Saturday Night Live" wasted no time getting topical — or mocking Donald Trump — with an opening sketch that featured Alec Baldwin skewering the president for his response to the hurricane that devastated Puerto Rico, threatening Attorney General Jeff Sessions' job...
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September 17, 2017 - 11:19 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Emmy Awards, presented Sunday in Los Angeles at the Microsoft Theater (all times local): 8:19 p.m. Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels says he knows people will stop listening if the show has a clear political bias. Michaels told reporters backstage at...
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September 17, 2017 - 10:26 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Emmy Awards, which are being presented Sunday in Los Angeles at the Microsoft Theater (all times local): 7:23 p.m. "Veep" is the winner of the Emmy Award for best comedy series. It is the third win in a row for the HBO series, which stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as...
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September 17, 2017 - 10:21 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Emmy Awards, which are being presented Sunday in Los Angeles at the Microsoft Theater (all times local): 7:21 p.m. Donald Glover is the winner of the Emmy Award for best comedy actor for his role in "Atlanta," while Julia Louis-Dreyfus has won — again — for her...
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September 15, 2017 - 4:52 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In his trademark low-key way, Bob Newhart says he's pleased that his 1970s sitcom about a psychologist and his quirky patients and pals will mark its 45th anniversary with a TV marathon. But Newhart, who turned 88 earlier this month and still does standup gigs, can't resist...
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September 14, 2017 - 1:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Comedy Central says it has agreed to a contract extension that will keep Trevor Noah as host of "The Daily Show" through 2022. The network said Thursday that Noah will also produce and host year-end wrap-up specials for Comedy Central, beginning in a few months. The little-known...
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