Category: Comedians

Bill Maher: Rush Limbaugh shouldn't be telling 'fat' jokes

Bill Maher and Arianna Huffington Bill Maher thinks Rush Limbaugh should reserve his thoughts on the first lady's weight -- as he literally has no room to talk, according to the "Real Time" host.

"That's too easy," Maher told the Ministry regarding recent comments Limbaugh made about Michelle Obama's size, "because Rush is fat."

Maher breezed through West Hollywood's Roxy Theater on Wednesday night to help his pal Arianna Huffington celebrate her website's comedy section.

Excited funnymen like "Mr. Sunshine" actor Matthew Perry tried to grab their five minutes with Maher, while Huffington greeted friends and supporters (with some of her newly acquired AOL partners in the house).

We were curious, given his affinity for Huffington and her site, can we expect the Maher Post any time soon?

"I'm happy blogging for her," he said.


Tina Fey unveils her 2011 swimsuit calendar [Video]

Russell Brand nabs Variety's Power of Comedy award

Judd Apatow has a funny way of raising money for 826LA

-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: Bill Maher and Arianna Huffington. Credit: Angela Weiss / Getty Images

Amy Sedaris gives Nate Berkus the giggles [video]


With all of the Golden Globe madness, the Ministry forgot how nice an old-fashioned celeb giggle can be. Take, for example, that of Nate Berkus as he welcomed quirky Amy Sedaris to his lifestyle show Monday.

Sedaris is hyping her second book, "Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People," and who better to get her kitsch on with than Berkus?

Sedaris offers as a decoration a dangling marshmallow with glittery toothpicks jutting out (and also advises that a mushroom can be used, as we suspect she's tried). Berkus bring a high-brow decorative twine ball made using glue and balloons.

Let the high times roll — and the giggles ensue — in the clip above. Enjoy a laugh, but keep your eye on our Golden Globe prize.


Nate Berkus hospitalized for appendicitis; show tapings postponed

Nate Berkus 'recovering nicely'; show production to resume this week

— Matt Donnelly

Vince Vaughn and Kyla Weber welcome a baby girl

Vince Vaughn and Kyla Weber Vince Vaughn has something new to smile about — the actor is officially a dad.

Vaughn and his bride of 11 months, Kyla Weber, said hello to little lady Locklyn Kyla on Saturday. She clocked in at 7 pounds, according to People.

"Both of them couldn't be happier to welcome their sweet little girl into their family," a source told the mag, which also confirmed the news with Vaughn's rep. Weber and the "Couples Retreat" star married in January in Chicago, with a weekend of activities for friends and family over New Year's 2010. Six months later, rumors of her pregnancy surfaced.

Little Locklyn is in for pretty luxurious digs. Her mom and dad have a penthouse in Chicago's swanky Palmolive building. 

Leave your thoughts for the happy couple in the comments section below.


Vince Vaughn marries Kyla Weber in Chicago

Report: Vince Vaughn and wife expecting their first child

— Matt Donnelly

Photo: Kyla Weber and Vince Vaughn at a Chicago Bulls game. Credit: The Chicago Tribune.

Andrew Garfield and Aziz Ansari: friendly Outsiders

Andrew Garfield and Aziz Ansari There was some residual man-glamour in Los Angeles  in the wake of GQ's 2010 Men of the Year party -- new Spider-Man Andrew Garfield and funnyman Aziz Ansari showed up suited and booted Thursday for cocktails with fashion label Band of Outsiders.

The minimalist brand toasted the redesign of its Hollywood showroom with Dewars, which also unveiled a new bottle design, inviting Garfield and Ansari, as well as "Glee" star Kevin McHaleMarisa Tomei, "Community" guy Donald Glover and author Bret Easton Ellis.

Over drinks, Outsiders designer Scott Sternberg chatted up Vogue West Coast editor Lisa Love and James Franco's younger brother David, before sitting down to an intimate dinner from chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo of L.A. eatery Animal.

Leave your thoughts on the beautiful people or beautiful clothes in the comments section below.


Judd Apatow has a funny way of raising money for 826LA

Talk about where the boys are -- all hitting the 2010 GQ Men of the Year party

-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: No you didn't! Andrew Garfield and Aziz Ansari ham it up at the Dewars and Band of Outsiders dinner. Credit: Michael Buckner / WireImage

Reports: Comedian Greg Giraldo dead at 44

Comedian Greg Giraldo has died Comedian Greg Giraldo's website was directing fans to his Facebook page Wednesday to offer condolences after various media outlets reported that the comedian had died four days after being hospitalized for an accidental overdose. He was 44.

Word spread quickly on Twitter after fellow comic Jim Norton posted his confirmation of Giraldo's death, along with a photo of the two together in June.

Comics including Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman and Michael Ian Black also tweeted their thoughts. "RIP Greg Giraldo. Belly-laugh hilarious, prolific, good & kind. A thousand oys can't express," said Silverman.

A spokesman for Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, where Giraldo had been admitted Saturday, referred calls to Giraldo's management company, which was not releasing information Wednesday afternoon. His management said in a statement to Punchline magazine, however, that it had postponed a scheduled showcase "out of respect to Greg's family."

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'Last Comic Standing' judge Greg Giraldo hospitalized for overdose [updated]

Greg Giraldo hospitalized for overdose

Stand-up comic Greg Giraldo was hospitalized for an accidental overdose of prescription drugs Saturday night, the New York Post reports.

A Comedy Central regular and judge on "Last Comic Standing," Giraldo was found unresponsive during a party in his New Jersey hotel room after performing at the Stress Factory in New Brunswick, N.J.

The 44-year-old comic, initially in critical condition according to the Post's source, was breathing on his own by Sunday.

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