WATCH: Philly’s Abbi Jacobson Takes Broad City to Cannes

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Philly Broad City star Abbi Jacobson — along with co-star Ilana Glazer, producer Amy Poehler, and other show creators — went to Cannes to lead a keynote at the annual MIPTV conference. The whole thing was captured in the video below, which features Jacobson and Glazer talking about how Broad City began, and eventually became one of Comedy Central’s most popular shows (according to Viacom it 1.2 million viewers per episode in the U.S.)

Viewers Wanted Tina Fey, Not Colbert, for Late Show

Last week CBS dropped a bomb on us when it announced out of the blue that Stephen Colbert will take over for David Letterman when he leaves the Late Show in 2015. Not a terrible choice (though we will miss our Colbert Report), but, if you believe a new set of stats from Keyhole, he wouldn’t have been the first choice of viewers. They wanted Tina Fey.

Stats after the jump

Questlove Announces 16th Roots Album Via Instagram

Questo just announced Roots next album, …..and then you shoot your cousin, via the above Instagram image. He captioned it, “Our 16th album will be available May 19th [2014]. It’s on Def Jam Recordings. This is a Romare Bearden collage called “Pittsburgh Memory,” done 50 years ago in 1964. Most people who have seen it tell me that it reminds them of our “Do You Want More?!!?!!!!” cover from ’94. There are similar elements but alas … night and day. 

To pre-order, go to okayplayer.com.

WATCH: Zach Galifianakis Interviews Bradley Cooper 7 Years Before Hangover

A few “vintage” Bradley Cooper videos have been coming out of the woodwork lately, starting with the one of him asking Sean Penn a question on Inside the Actors Studio. In this latest, Cooper is interviewed by a clean-shaven Zach Galifianakis on his VH1 show Late World With Zach — a whole seven years before they paired up on The Hangover.

Source: Huffington Post

Tina Fey Helps Jon Hamm Cope With the End of Mad Men

Oooh, Jon and Tina make a good couple, huh?

Oooh, Jon and Tina make a good couple, huh?

The first episode of the final season of Mad Men aired last night on AMC, a bittersweet moment for fans who are happy to welcome it back but leery about inching closer to a life sans Don and Peggy. For star Jon Hamm, though, the end has already come. How’s he coping with the loss? With a little help from hometown girl Tina Fey. Huffington Post reports:

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5 Things to Do in Philly This Week: Film and Book Festivals Out the Yang

We round up five of the week’s best to-dos, including our picks for the Philadelphia Book Festival, and Philly Film Society’s Spring Showcase



Looking for something else? We’re keeping a good list of local events now through June on our Philadelphia Event Listings page

ON THE SPOT: Director of Oculus On His First Fear and Creepy Favorite Ingredient for Fake Blood

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Filmmaker Mike Flanagan has an all-too-appropriate hometown. The horror director, whose previous film Absentia, about a missing husband and an eerie tunnel, earned numerous awards on the festival circuit, spent a good deal of his seminal years in Salem, Mass., home of the infamous witch trials. His new film, Oculus, concerns an evil antique mirror and a pair of terrified siblings who have sworn to destroy it after it laid waste to their family. He recently met with Ticket, along with co-producers Trevor Macy and Jason Blum, to discuss the film, and the nature of things that go bump into the night. 

Our Q&A with Mike Flanagan after the jump

Johnny Weir and Hubs Back Together [UPDATED]

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UPDATE [4/14/2014, 4:53 p.m.]: Looks like TMZ had it all wrong. Johnny Weir is denying that he and husband Victor Voronov is getting back together. When asked by Access Hollywood if the rumors were true, he replied, “Nope. I had hope and Victor and I were talking about reconciliation, but it was for not. … I have been sad for a long time … and unfortunately don’t foresee a way to resolve our current marital issues.”

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Dad Re-Creates Fresh Prince, Bill Cosby Albums With His Kids

A dad named Lance Underwood has created a pretty badass Tumblr account where he and his two sons, Taj and Amar, re-create album covers — everything from classic hip-hop to country to jazz. Besides their interpretation of OutKast’s Stankonia, which is my favorite, others on my radar are Philly-centric. Check out the great re-workings of Fresh Prince and D.J. Jazzy Jeff’s He’s the DJ, I’m The Rapper, and Bill Cosby’s  I Started Out as a Child.

Check out those and a few more in the slideshow below:



6 Things to Do in Philly This Weekend: It’s Cherry Blossom Festival Time

We round up six of the weekend’s top to-dos:



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