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Anthony ‘AJ’ Johnson dies at 55; actor and comedian had scene-stealing role in ‘Friday’

By Marianne Garvey | CNN Anthony “AJ” Johnson, an actor and comedian best known for his performance as Ezal in “Friday,” has died, his representative LyNea Bell told CNN on Monday. He was 55. Johnson performs in the movie “I Got the Hook Up.” “The world of Comedy has truly been shaken, again. Our BH Talent family is heartbroken about the loss of the iconic legend of stage and screen Mr. Anthony ‘AJ’ Johnson,” Bell said in a statement. “He has left with us amazing memories of his laughter, dy...
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Emmys 2021: Here are the GIFs that sum up Sunday night’s best moments

Hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, Sunday night’s 2021 Emmy Awards returned Los Angeles with in-person festivities as “The Crown” and “Ted Lasso” were the evening’s big winners. Related: Kate Winslet, ‘Mare of Easttown’ dominate limited series Emmys Here are some GIF-worthy moments from the night: The award show kicked off with a rap fest featuring Cedric the Entertainer, LL Cool J, Lil Dicky and Rita Wilson. Yes, you read that correctly, Rita Wilson. People took to social media to react. This is...
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"In his later years, however, he spoke and wrote at length not only about his belief in God but also, with more reluctance, about his opposition to abortion."

"('I don’t like saying it because it’s unpopular,' he said on Dennis Miller’s radio program.)... His comedy was remarkably free of malice, and in recent years it was marked by startling displays of mercy and humility.... By the end of his life, Mr. Macdonald seemed to have abandoned even his well-known animus against O.J. Simpson. 'All he’s guilty of to me,' he said on a Comedy Central program in 2019, was of being 'the greatest rusher in the history of the N.F.L. Maybe I was the greatest rusher...
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Emmys 2021: Kate Winslet, ‘Mare of Easttown’ dominate limited series Emmys.

“Mare of Easttown,” the HBO limited series starring Kate Winslet as a small-town police detective investigating a murder, took home three out of four acting awards, including best actress for Winslet, at the Emmys on Sunday. “I just want to acknowledge my fellow nominees in this decade that has to be about women having each other’s backs,” Winslet said in her speech. “I support you, I salute you, I’m proud of all of you.” “Brad Ingelsby, you created a middle-aged, imperfect, flawed mother and yo...
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Emmys 2021: Debbie Allen celebrates women while winning the Governors Award

Debbie Allen, who in her long career as an actress, dancer and choreographer, often had to fight for her right to follow her passions, talked about the need to make the world a fairer, more equitable world for women in her acceptance of the Governor’s Award at the Emmys on Sunday. “I am trembling with gratitude and grace,” Allen said. “I’m trying not to cry and be equal to the situation because it’s been years in the making.” Allen talked about how she often found herself the only woman in the r...
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Emmys 2021: Jean Smart and Jason Sudeikis win top comedy acting honors for ‘Hacks’ and ‘Ted Lasso’

The HBO series “Hacks” challenged the Apple+ series “Ted Lasso” for dominance of the comedy categories at the Emmys, with their stars each taking home best actress and actor for a comedy series on Sunday. Smart, who plays a Las Vegas comedy legend in “Hacks,” opened her speech with an emotional nod to her late husband Richard Gilliland. “I have to acknowledge my late husband RG who passed away six months ago yesterday,” Smart said, choking up a little as she spoke. “I would not be here without h...
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Emmys 2021: Late-night TV winners pay tribute to the late Norm MacDonald

Comedian and actor Norm MacDonald, who died last week at 61, never won an Emmy for his work on “Saturday Night Live” or his other TV projects, but he was far from forgotten at the Emmys on Sunday. “No one was funnier in the last 20 years than Norm MacDonald on late night comedy,” said John Oliver, as he accept the award for best variety talk series for “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. “If you have any time in the next week do what I did and spend time YouTubing clips of Norm and Conan becaus...
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Emmys 2021: ‘The Crown’ jumps out to an early lead in the drama categories

“The Crown” picked up four awards in the first hour of the Emmys on Sunday, including a pair of wins for supporting actor and actress. Gillian Anderson picked up best supporting actress in a drama for her role as Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Anderson, who was with most of “The Crown” cast and creators in England, spent most of her speech thanking her longtime manager, and ran out of time before she could get around to that remarkable wig. Tobias Menzies, who plays Prince Philip on “The Crow...
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Norm Macdonald Honored by Lorne Michaels, John Oliver at Emmys: ‘One of the Best We Ever Had’

John Oliver and Lorne Michaels both paid tribute to late comedian and “Saturday Night Live” alum Norm Macdonald at the 2021 Emmy Awards on Sunday night. “I do want to say, this is an award for late night comedy, no one was funnier in the last 20 years than Norm Macdonald on late night comedy. […]
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Last Week Tonight’ Picks Up Sixth Late-Night Emmy In A Row; John Oliver Was Rooting For ‘Conan’, Pays Tribute To Norm Macdonald

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver continued its Emmy streak by picking up its sixth straight win in the Outstanding Variety Talk Series...
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Emmys 2021: Cedric the Entertainer, a Biz Markie rap fest, and ‘Ted Lasso’ kick off the festivities

Host Cedric the Entertainer and a trio of famous rappers — LL Cool J, Lil Dicky, and, um, Rita Wilson? — kicked off the party at the Emmys on Sunday with a TV-centric version of the late Biz Markie’s most famous song. “TV … you’ve got what I need,” they and nominees from Michael Douglas and Billy Porter to Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross sang as the Emmys returned to an in-person setting this year. “But you say he’s just a friend, you say he’s just a friend.” And hey, TV is our friend, an...
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Norm Macdonald on his Death and Funeral.

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Jane Powell dies at 92; tiny actress brought big singing voice to movie musicals

By Carmel Dagan | Variety LOS ANGELES — Jane Powell, who starred as an angelically visaged young actress in a number of MGM musicals including “Royal Wedding” and “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” during the 1940s and ’50s, has died of natural causes. She was 92. Powell, from left, Fred Astaire and Greer Garson pose for a photo in Los Angeles in 1953. The blonde, blue-eyed Powell usually played characters with a gentle mischievous streak in her musical comedies, but she would shatter the lig...
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'We lost a comedy giant': Conan O'Brien, Bob Saget, Adam Sandler mourn Norm Macdonald

Tributes are pouring in for Norm Macdonald after the the comedian and former "Saturday Night Live" cast member died on Tuesday. He was 61 years old.        [Author: USA TODAY]
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Norm Macdonald’s Best-Selling ‘Memoir’ is a Heartwarming and Hilarious Ode to the Comedian’s Life

All products and services featured by Variety are independently selected by Variety editors. However, Variety may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. Norm Macdonald, the comedian known for his dry delivery, died this week after a long battle with cancer. […]
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‘Jeopardy!’ hosts: Mayim Bialik, Ken Jennings will finish 2021

NEW YORK — Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings will split “Jeopardy!” hosting duties for the remainder of 2021. Sony Pictures Television announced the plan Thursday, the same week that episodes filmed by ousted host Mike Richards are airing. Richards, who also lost his role as “Jeopardy!” executive producer, was initially tapped as Alex Trebek’s successor but left the show after past misogynistic and disparaging comments surfaced. Bialik was tapped as interim host, and her episodes will air through No...
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Watch Jim Carrey prank Norm Macdonald at the real house used in Hitchcock's Psycho

In 1999, Jim Carrey was filming Man on the Moon, about eccentric comedian Andy Kaufman. He invited his pal Norm Macdonald (RIP) for lunch on the Universal Studios backlot where the iconic Psycho house seen in Hitchcock's classic film still stands. — Read the rest
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Gillmor Gang: Off the Wall

Most of us count the golden age of Michael Jackson’s career with the Quincy Jones produced global smashes of Thriller and Bad. Fueled by the stream of videos and multi-single releases (5 on Bad), the records dominated the charts, radio, and MTV. But the real breakthrough came just before with Jackson’s first solo record Off the Wall. Born in the thrall of the Disco Era, it wasn’t hip, a surrender to the feel of funk meets MGM. But in the mountains around Woodstock, we couldn’t pry this record...
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Jim Carrey Shares Intricate Scare Prank Pulled on Norm Macdonald at Universal Studios

The 'Saturday Night Live' veteran died Tuesday after a long, secret battle with cancer. He was 61. His death shocked and devastated...
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"No one was better at stringing out a joke between its setup and its punch line. The purest instance of the skill might be his famous 'moth' routine..."

"... in which he took a lame stock joke ('A moth goes into a podiatrist’s office . . .') and, by delivery alone, built a three-minute meta-gag on top of it, working his audience all the way. We weren’t far into our interview when I realized I had made the rookie mistake of taking Macdonald’s deadbeat persona as his real world view. It was and wasn’t. Early on, he charmed me by noting, in an offhand way, that he’d needed glasses all his life but, after losing his first childhood pairs, stopped b...
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Norm MacDonald Tributes

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WTF with Marc Maron Podcast with Guest Norm Macdonald from 2011

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Here's Norm Macdonald's brilliant bit on cancer, a decade before it killed him

Norm Macdonald (RIP) from his 2001 Comedy Central special Me Doing Standup, a decade before dying of cancer: In the old days, a man could just get sick and die. Now, they have to 'wage a battle'… The reason I don't like it is because in the old days, they'd go: 'Hey, that old man died.' — Read the rest
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A trailer for the Stephen Spielberg "West Side Story."

  I've watched the old version recently, and I'm not sold on this from the trailer, which suggests that idea is to heighten the sentimentality. Notice how the only song we get to hear is "Tonight."  I'm going to read some reviews of the trailer, but let me leave you with this "SNL" parody from 1996, featuring the beloved and recently departed comedy star, Norm Macdonald: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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Norm Macdonald made you laugh by doing almost nothing | David Baddiel

The standup, most famous for Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live, could make the familiar feel strange and newNorm Macdonald, former SNL cast member, dies at 61It was Frank Skinner who first brought my attention to Norm Macdonald. Years ago – I can’t remember how, as this was before YouTube – he showed me a clip of a matinee idol-looking man at the Montreal comedy festival, doing a bit about lying. But a very specific element of lying. “You ever lie for no reason at all?” he says, in his impos...
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The Morning Watch: Seth Meyers Remembers Norm Macdonald, Stan & Ollie: Fact Or Fiction & More

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fan-made productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)In this edition, listen to Seth Meyers pay tribute to former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Norm Macdonald after the comedian passed away yesterday. Plus, see how accurate the movie "Stan & Ollie" was in telling the stor...
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Late-night hosts pay tribute to Norm Macdonald following his death: 'The comedy world is poorer'

Late-night hosts took time out of their shows Tuesday to mourn the loss of comedy icon Norm Macdonald following his death at age 61.
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Darrell Hammond on Norm Macdonald: ‘Everybody Loved Him’

Comedian pays tribute to his ‘SNL’ co-star and longtime friend: “Norm was utterly himself. You couldn’t look away”
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Norm MacDonald Was All In

Two and a half pages from Norm Macdonald’s book: Norm MacDonald died this week at age 61.  He had been battling cancer for nearky a decade, but kept his diagnosis private.   “Death is a funny thing.  Not funny haha, like a Woody Allen movie,  but funny strange, like a Woody Allen marriage”  - Norm MacDonald From: Terrierman's Daily Dose To order the book.. [Author: PBurns]
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Norm derails a talk show

Norm MacDonald passed yesterday. He’s one of the few comics who makes me actually laugh out loud every time I see him doing something or hear him on Howard Stern or whatever. Just an absolute genius. And his slow burn jokes are legendary. A lot of people are sharing his SNL clips and the OJ Simpson trial era Weekend Update stuff he did. His Burt Reynolds impression was great because it was really a Norm MacDonald playin...The post Norm derails a talk show appeared first on The Reformed Broker. ...
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