Amy Schumer has dismissed suggestions she may have “stolen” jokes from other comedians. Earlier this week, in a series of tweets that have since been deleted, a trio of US comedians, discussed alleged similarities between their own jokes and gags told by the Trainwreck star on her Comedy Central show Inside Amy Schumer. Schumer addressed these suggestions on Twitter last night (January 20), tweeting: “On my life, I have never and would never steal a joke.” This isn’t the first time Amy’s been accused of lifting Jokes… Amy says that she intends to take a polygraph this year on her show….
Singer/actor Tyrese is stepping up his call to boycott the Oscars next month over a lack of diversity among the top nominees, insisting “enough is enough”. The Furious 7 star has sided with the likes of director Spike Lee, actress Jada Pinkett Smith, and rapper Snoop Dogg in condemning Academy voters for failing to recognize African-American talent in the main acting categories after the shortlist was announced last week. Tyrese has been urging ceremony host Chris Rock to pull out of the event to “make a statement”, and now he has issued a call to action to everyone invited to Hollywood’s big night, asking them to consider snubbing the Oscars in a bid to “affect change”.
The 2-hour TV special to Director James Burrows is getting better and better.… Last week it was announced the the cast of Friends would be at the special and now… Charlie Sheen and his former Two And A Half Men co-star Jon Cryer will reunite on TV as part of a special honouring director James Burrows. James Burrows directed both Sheen and Cryer in the 2003 pilot. Sheen was fired from the show in 2011 after sparking a feud with creator Chuck Lorre. The Special will be taped on Sunday in Los Angeles, but air in the U.S. on 21 February. Also scheduled are the cast members from Will & Grace, Cheers, Frasier, Taxi, The Big Bang Theory, and Mike & Molly.
Adele’s video for “Hello” has reached the 1 billion views mark… What makes this special is how fast it reached that mark…It took just 88 days for her to reach the magic number…crushing the old record of 159 days by PSY’s ‘Gangnam Style’. This song will continue to break records and could potentially be on her way to catching PSY, who sits at 2.5 billion views for ‘Gangnam Style’.
Kanye West is reportedly threatening to release a David Bowie covers album following his unexpected death… This is only a rumour at present, with nothing confirmed by either the rapper or anyone connected with him, but that hasn’t stopped a petition emerging to stop him going all Ziggy Stardust on us. Over 20,000 people have now signed the petition…
Star Wars fans will have to wait through 7 extra months of trailers, promo shots, teasers, and more teasers. Star Wars and Lucasfilm have decided to push back the release date of Episode VIII from May 26, 2017 to December 15, 2017. The cast of Star Wars was originally set to start filming this month in the U.K, but Lucas Films have pushed principal photography to next month. No word on why, Episode VIII is suffering a 7 month delay, but this is nothing new to the series. The Force Awakens was originally set for a May release until it was also delayed until December of last year. The good news in all of this, there’s plenty of time to watch The Force Awakens another couple hundred times!