IBM’s Watson Named ‘Person’ Of The Year By Webbys

By JAKE COYLE, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK – The “Jeopardy”-playing IBM computer Watson has been named person of the year by the Webby Awards. The Webbys, which honor Internet achievement, announced their special honorees Thursday. The recently disbanded rock group LCD Soundsystem was chosen artist of the year. The band presented their final concert […]

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Will Ferrell Wins Top Mark Twain Humor Prize In DC

By Brett Zongker, Associated Press WASHINGTON – Will Ferrell, who honed his impression of President George W. Bush on “Saturday Night Live” and crossed over to make a career in movies, will win the nation’s top humor prize from the Kennedy Center in Washington. The 14th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor was announced […]

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Funny Or Die Viral Video Is Tapped for TBS Pilot

NEW YORK – A Funny Or Die viral video is getting a chance for a television crossover. The comedy website announced Wednesday that a pilot for ‘Undercover Karaoke‘ has been ordered by TBS. Funny Or Die will produce the potential series, and co-founders Will Ferrell and Adam McKay will contribute to it. The show will […]

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BP Spoof Video is Runaway Hit for UCB Website

By Jake Coyle AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK – The most memorable comedic take on the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico hasn’t come from ‘Saturday Night Live,’ ‘The Daily Show‘ or a late-night monologue. Instead, a cheaply made video by an unlikely New York improv troupe has created the only commentary that […]

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Will Ferrell on “Anchorman 2” “Sherlock Holmes”

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/movies/Anchorman/90041/43717661/AnchormantrailerFAN/embed 420 355] There were reports recently that the Anchorman gang were going to meet this week regarding a potential sequel to one of the best comedies ever made, but Will Ferrell corrected himself at the Land of the Lost junket and said “I thought we were, yeah. I kept saying that. I was […]

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