Wanda Sykes Takes on Reality with NBC First Look Deal

By Jethro Nededog LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Wanda Sykes is living up to her reputation for keeping it real. The comedian and actress has signed a first look deal for unscripted projects with NBC/Universal Television’s alternative studio, a rep confirms to TheWrap. The comedian and Page Hurwitz’s Push It Productions will develop and produce the […]

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Wanda Sykes: I Had a Double Mastectomy

Wanda Sykes is normally full of laughter. But on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (airing Monday), the 47-year-old made a startling announcement: “I had breast cancer. Yeah, I know it’s scary.” The comedienne went in for a breast reduction in February when she first got the news. “I had real big boobs and I just got […]

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Kathy Griffin To Guest Star On ‘Drop Dead Diva’

LOS ANGELES – Kathy Griffin is looking forward to causing trouble when she guest stars on the Lifetime series “Drop Dead Diva.” In an episode of the upcoming third season, Griffin plays the sister of series regular Kate Levering‘s Kim and clashes with Margaret Cho‘s character, Teri. Griffin said acting as a total witch to […]

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Reactions to the 62nd Annual Emmy Nominations

Reaction from some of Thursday’s Primetime Emmy nominees: “Congrats to my staff on 4 Emmy nominations. This bodes well for the future of The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.” — Twitter post from Conan O’Brien, whose now-defunct show was nominated for variety, music or comedy series. ___ “For me, Emmys are more important than love […]

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Wanda Sykes: 10 Things To Know Right Now

While her new weekly Fox variety show officially debuts at 11 p.m. Saturday, comedian Wanda Sykes hasn’t necessarily joined the late-night wars, which are generally fought on weeknights by programs running four or five nights a week. But in a year in which a number of minority comedians, George Lopez and Monique included, are breaking […]

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