LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Today’s comedians need to step up their game, according to Chris Rock. Compared to greats like George Carlin, Richard Pryor and Bill Cosby, they just aren’t bringing the funny. When they do, the laughs are entirely too “situational.” The veteran headliner shared his thoughts on the condition of comedy with Judd […]
The Supreme Court unanimously threw out fines and sanctions Thursday against broadcasters who violated the Federal Communications Commission policy regulating curse words and nudity on broadcast television.
In colorful give and take, the Supreme Court debated whether policing curse words and nudity on broadcast television makes sense in the cable era, one justice suggesting the policy is fast becoming moot as broadcast TV heads the way of “vinyl records and 8-track tapes.”
Should TV networks have to pay a fine every time some celeb blurts out a curse word on live TV? A New York appeals court didn’t think so. In a decision this week, the court struck down the Federal Communications Commission’s prohibition against so-called “fleeting expletives” such as the ones uttered by Cher at the […]
BY: Larry Neumeister NEW YORK – A federal appeals court on Tuesday tossed out a government policy that can lead to broadcasters being fined for allowing even a single curse word on live television, concluding that the rule was unconstitutionally vague and had a chilling effect on broadcasters. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals […]
By BRETT ZONGKER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON The woman known for her impression of Sarah Palin on ‘Saturday Night Live‘ will win the nation’s top humor prize this year from the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Tina Fey joins the ranks of Bill Cosby, Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin and others who have won the […]