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Louis C.K. May Have Hated On Bradley Cooper, But The Hangover Star Has The Last Laugh

Bradley Cooper and Louis C.K. composite

We know that comedian Louis C.K. suffered some setbacks as he steered through the gauntlet of show business on his way to stardom. Even though he eventually rose to the top, he doesn’t think that many young hopefuls will have the same success, especially if they think chance encounters will yield their big breaks. However, one actor has managed to defy the Louie star’s logic — the unbelievably gorgeous Bradley Cooper.

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“Tonight’s The Night, Cheadle”: The 15 Most Memorable (And Hilarious!) Emmys Quotes

Memorable Emmy Quotes

Apart from Aaron Paul’s sniffle-inducing shout-outs, the greatest Emmy quote of the night has to be Julia Louis-Dreyfus‘ beautiful acceptance speech for her Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy. As the Veep star put it, “First of all, I’d like to thank NBC, Parks and Rec, my beautiful boys Archie…and…Abel…” Oh wait! That was Amy Poehler’s acceptance speech, which the Parks and Rec star scrambled on stage to change out for Dreyfus’ real speech, making it the second year in a row Amy Poehler was responsible for the Emmys‘ best bit. Classic Knope! Of course, host Jimmy Kimmel and the rest of the Emmy attendees had more than few excellent quotes in their couture back pockets, such as…

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Emmy Nominations: Girls, Downton, Zooey And More Make This A Competition We Actually Care About

Zooey Deschanel, Michelle Dockery and Lena Dunham

When we planned this post, before Scandal’s Kerry Washington and a pajama-wearing Jimmy Kimmel announced the 64th Primetime Emmy nominations, we thought we’d make this list short and sweet. Traditionally, this is an awards show that ignores our faves and gives all the kudos to the shows our parents love. But then we got a very pleasant surprise and discovered we actually care about almost all of the nominees. Maybe the Emmy voters are finally getting younger and hipper. Or maybe really good TV is back in a place where everyone can agree on the shows that CAN’T be ignored.

Our longtime obsession Mad Men and new addiction American Horror Story lead the pack with a whopping 17 nominations apiece. Downton Abbey’s got 16 nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series and acting nods for Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Brendan Coyle, Jim Carter, Maggie Smith and Joanne Froggatt. Of course, HBO is a dominating force once again, but we can’t complain when that means Game of Thrones has 11 nods and Girls has five nods — for Outstanding Comedy, writing, directing, casting and, naturally, Lead Actress Lena Dunham. Speaking of girls, New Girl’s Zooey Deschanel and Max Greenfield are nominated. As expected, Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, 30 Rock and Modern Family also have tons of nominations, but we love them just the same.

After last year’s moving speech, Melissa McCarthy has another shot at Lead Comedy Actress (she’s up against Dunham, Deschanel, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Edie Falco and Veep’s Julia Louis-Dreyfuss). We’re also excited about another of other favorite ladies: Connie Britton for American Horror Story. Also, Blossom is back! Mayim Bialik‘s role on Big Bang Theory earned her a Supporting Actress nod. Among the leading ladies in drama, Dockery is competing with Julianna Margulies, Claire Danes, Kathy Bates, Elisabeth Moss and Glenn Close.

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In the male comedy category, there’s one guy we’re rooting for, for the potential hilarity of his acceptance speech alone: Louis C.K.! He’s got to beat big shots like Larry David, Jon Cryer, Jim Parsons, Alec Baldwin and Don Cheadle first, though. If the Earl of Grantham wants to take home a statuette, he’ll have to defeat the likes of Steve Buscemi, Bryan Cranston, Michael C. Hall, Jon Hamm and Damian Lewis. We confess, our loyalties are completely divided there.

Check out our gallery of favorite nominees above, and a more complete list below. And let us know which shows you’ll be rooting for when the Emmys air on Sunday, September 23.
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by (@shalapitcher)

Rihanna To E.L. James: The Time 100′s 22 Most Influential People On This Blog

Every year, Time does a pretty decent job combining pop culture personalities with businesspeople and super important political types for their 100 Most Influential People list, and this year is no exception. We’ll let you read about Hillary Clinton and Anthony Kennedy on your own time. We’re going to recap the people on the list who have some pretty hefty influence on these very blog pages. Here’s how they rank — in our expert opinion of ourselves — and why:

22. Tim Cook: For being Steve Jobs’ successor as CEO of Apple, from whom we will be buying lots of things until the end of time, even though we are still PC people.

21. Marc Andreessen: For being the co-creator of the first widely used web browser (Mosaic), who now owns part of, like every social media platform we use. So, thanks!

20. Walter Isaacson: One more geeky entry here for the Steve Jobs biography, since every other person we know has been reading it.

19. Louis C.K.: For being one of the most consistently funny people on TV and Web ever.

18. Jeremy Lin: Not necessarily for what he’s done for the Knicks as much as for what he’s done for punny headlines and tweets.

17. Raphael Saadiq:
For making old-school soul so now.

16. Tim Tebow: For being the suspected football boyfriend of every “good” girl in Hollywood. And maybe now New York, too?
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Are Men Funny? Will Ferrell, Rob Corddry, Louis C.K. And The Lonely Island Answer

Every couple of months, a conversation about the disparity between the sexes in comedy pops up in some manner. Though we find ourselves a bit burnt out on the topic (because – duh, WOMEN ARE FUNNY), it still merits serious discussion. In February, SXSW Comedy invited just one woman to perform alongside 30 men in their stand up comedy showcase. This week’s New Yorker profile on Anna Faris may champion the actress’ comedic sensibilities, but does so while highlighting the pervasive sexism of Hollywood. The ‘Why aren’t there more women working on The Daily Show?!” debate raged throughout the summer of 2010, inspired in part by the hiring of Olivia Munn. And who can forget  Christopher HitchensVanity Fair masterpiece (*snort*), “Why Women Aren’t Funny“?

It’s the debate that just.won’t.die, so we took our mic to the Comedy Awards red carpet last weekend to tackle two new touchy questions about the gender gap in the comedy world:

  • Are men funny?
  • Why aren’t there more men in comedy?

Will Ferrell, Kristen Schaal, Rob Corddry, Louis C.K., The Lonely Island, and other A-List funny people answer in our video above.