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The Voice Season 9 Premiere Recap: Chair-iots Afire!

The Voice Season 9 Premiere Recap: Chair-iots Afire!
Don’t roll your eyes too hard when The Voice host Carson Daly slips into a state of acute premiere-induced hyperbole (i.e. promising viewers are about to “experience the most shocking blind audition” in show history).

After all, as the erstwhile host of MTV’s Total Request Live, Carson ushered millions of teenagers through the Boyband-Britney Industrial Complex — without a single one’s head exploding like a watermelon at a Gallagher concert (at least not on camera). Now, 15 years later, if he’s slightly overselling “small-town Kentucky fella singing the tar out of a Sia jam,” well, so what?
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David Letterman takes a selfie (then adds Cobie Smulders)

David Letterman takes a selfie (then adds Cobie Smulders)
CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman posted a Dave selfie on the show’s Instagram account yesterday. See what you think. Too close? Not close enough? And are you vaguely disappointed he’s not standing in front of a bathroom mirror with a duckface?

The upload is a relatively rare dip into social media trends for a show that’s avoided, for example, attempting to launch a bunch of viral videos like Letterman’s younger late-night rivals Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel. Letterman often mocks outlets like Twitter and Facebook on the show. “Part of Dave’s genius is what he doesn’t do,
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Rory Gallagher Box Set to Feature Original Rankin & Truman Story

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Our pal Timothy Truman, perhaps best known for his work on such comics features as GrimJack, Conan, Hawkworld, Jonah Hex, Hawken, and Scout, has teamed up with writer Ian Rankin to present a 44 page comics story inspired by the work of rock-and-blues musician Rory Gallagher. From the press release:

“On October 29, 2013, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Kickback City, a unique immersive album inspired by the crime noir passion and music of Rory Gallagher (Msrp $29.98). Featuring a specially compiled album of Rory Gallagher’s best crime novel-influenced music; the stunning package also includes an exclusive new novella by Ian Rankin, fully illustrated by graphic artist Timothy Truman. This unique immersive album also includes a special narration of the story by actor Aidan Quinn.

“Inspired by Rory Gallagher’s passion for crime novels, Kickback City is a creative collaboration combining the words of Ian Rankin, the illustrations of Timothy Truman and of
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Interview: Adam Devine on Buttholes, "Brajes", and 'Workaholics' Season 3

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Tonight at 10:30pm, Comedy Central unleashes its third season of office shenanigans with some boys who are very familiar to the Ology family, and since Workaholics is back to reclaim its title as the funniest f*cking show on television, Jeremy Popkin grills the gregarious Adam Devine on what it takes to make hilarious magic. As it turns out, all you need is love. Bro love. And lots of drugs.

Ology: Hey Adam, how are you?

Adam Devine: Good, dude! Kick ass, man. Life’s an adventure, live until you die.

So Workaholics is coming back for its third season, especially impressive for a sitcom on Comedy Central. What’s the secret to your success?

I’d say we hit the kids. The kids see us swallowing copious amounts of booze and doing so many drugs that our brains melt and we’re going to show that to them.
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Gallagher Suffers Second Heart Attack In Two Weeks

The comedian Gallagher suffered another heart attack at an Arizona hospital on Sunday, March 25, his second in less than two weeks. His spokeswoman has confirmed to The Huffington Post that he is resting comfortably, but he has suspended his current comedy tour for the rest of 2012.

"As of last night, Gallagher will not be doing the shows this year," said the spokeswoman, Christine Sherrer. "He can't!"

Leo Anthony Gallagher, who uses only his last name professionally, experienced a "mild to serious" heart attack at a bar in Lewisville, Texas, on March 14. He was put in a medically induced coma for four days, and doctors replaced two coronary stents. He was released from the hospital on March 21 and traveled to Arizona, but suffered another heart attack on Sunday, March 25, due to complications from the previous one.

Sherrer said Gallagher is recovering at a Sedona, Ariz. hospital. "He is awake, resting, and with family,
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Comedian Gallagher Retiring After 2nd Heart Attack in Two Weeks

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Prop comic Gallagher's promotional manager confirmed he would retire Monday after he suffered a minor heart attack in Arizona, his second attack in two weeks. "He is awake and recuperating," Gallagher's promotional manager, Christine Scherrer tells TheWrap. "(But) as of this morning, he is retired. We are canceling all shows. He is not going to work this year. … He needs to rest -- no shows equals rest." Also read: Gallagher Suffers Heart Attack Before Texas Performance Gallagher, whose full name is Leo Anthony Gallagher Jr., suffered a heart attack on March 14
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Gallagher Out of Coma: "So Far, So Good," Says Comic's Manager

Gallagher is on the mend. The watemelon-smashing comedian, whose full name is Leo Anthony Gallagher, was rushed to the hospital earlier this week after suffering a heart attack, and he has now been taken out of a medically induced coma, the comedian's manager Christina Scherrer confirms to E! News.  What else does she have to say? More: Gallagher in Medically Induced Coma After Heart Attack "We're not sure how long the doctors will want him to stay yet," Scherrer tells E! News of Gallagher's current condition. "So far so good, can't wait to have him back!"   Gallagher is able to breathe on his own, move around and has even started cracking jokes, Scherrer...
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Gallagher In A Coma

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Funnyman Gallagher is expected to wake from a medically induced coma this weekend after suffering his second heart attack in a year just before a concert in Texas on Wednesday night.

The 65 year old was hospitalised after collapsing as he was taking the stage at a gig.

His manager has since confirmed the comic suffered a "mild to serious" heart attack.

The medical emergency came almost a year to the day that Gallagher, real name Leo Anthony Gallagher, Jr., suffered a minor heart attack during a performance in Rochester, Minnesota, and collapsed onstage.

The comedian is expected to remain in a coma to aid his recovery.

Gallagher in medically-induced coma after heart attack

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Although doctors say the chances for full recovery are good, comedian Gallagher has been placed in a medically-induced coma after suffering his second heart attack in a year.

The 65-year-old comedian collapsed before taking the stage at a Texas comedy club on Wednesday (March 15). Last year he also suffered a heart attack while performing at a Minnesota club.

"They told us this was more severe," Karl Maahs, the manager of El Paso's Speaking Rock club, tells the El Paso Times. "They said he was unconscious. Last year was a pretty [mild] one."

Gallagher -- real name Leo Anthony Gallagher -- is best known for his on-stage watermelon smashing. 
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Comedian Gallagher in a Medically Induced Coma After Heart Attack

Gallagher, the prop comedian known for smashing watermelons on stage, suffered a heart attack Wednesday before he was scheduled to perform at a club in Texas. His prognosis is good, but he was placed in a medically induced coma to recover, his manager "told the Huffington Post. The comedian (real name: Leo Anthony Gallagher, Jr.), 65, conducted a meet-and-greet with fans at the club Hat Tricks in Lewisville, Texas, Wednesday and suffered the heart attack shortly afterwards in the club's green room, according to reports.He will remain in the coma until Friday afternoon, the Huffington Post reports. It's the second
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Gallagher has heart attack

Las Vegas staple, comic magician and watermelon's greatest enemy Gallagher was sent to the hospital Wednesday night after suffering a heart attack. Gallagher, 65, was born in North Carolina as Leo Anthony Gallagher. UsWeekly.com reports that Gallagher complained of intense chest pains just before hitting the stage at a club in Lewisville, Texas. He will reportedly remain hospitalized for a few days. Gallagher previously collapsed during a show at the Whiskey Bone Roadhouse in Minnesota last year; reportedly it was a mild heart attack.
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Comedian Gallagher hospitalized after heart attack

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Watermelon-averse comedian Gallagher (real name Leo Anthony Gallagher and not to be confused with Gallagher II) was rushed to a Texas hospital on Wednesday (March 14) after suffereing a heart attack.

According to Us Weekly, the 65-year-old comedian complained of intense chest pains before going on stage at a club in Lewisville, Texas, so he was rushed to the hospital where -- says his manager -- he'll remain for a couple of days.

Last year, Gallagher collapsed during a show in Minnesota due to a heart attack as well.
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Gallagher Hospitalized After Suffering a Heart Attack

This is certainly no laughing matter. Watermelon-smashing comedian Gallagher was rushed to a Texas hospital on Wednesday night after suffering a heart attack, his manager confirms to E! News. The 65-year-old funnyman, whose full name is Leo Anthony Gallagher, complained of chest pains just prior to performing at a club in Lewisville. Gallagher will remain hospitalized for an extended period. Unfortunately, this isn't the first time the comic has had such a problem. Last year, doctors concluded that it was a heart attack that caused Gallagher to actually collapse during a show at the Whiskey Bone Roadhouse in Minnesota.
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Gallagher Suffers Heart Attack In Texas

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Veteran funnyman Gallagher has been hospitalised in Texas after suffering a heart attack before a gig.

The 65 year old was walking towards the stage, where he was set to perform, when he collapsed on Wednesday.

His manager tells TMZ.com the comic suffered a "mild to serious" heart attack and will remain in the hospital until the weekend.

Ironically, the comic, real name Leo Anthony Gallagher, Jr., suffered a minor heart attack almost a year ago to the day during a performance in Rochester, Minnesota, and collapsed onstage.

Hide the Fruit, Gallagher Released From Hospital

Watermelons, beware. Gallagher is back in the wild. The fruit-smashing comedian has been released from the Minnesota hospital where he was admitted after collapsing during at a show last week. The comic's manager, Craig Marquado, confirmed earlier that the 64-year-old, real name Leo Anthony Gallagher, was treated for a minor heart attack before leaving Saint Marys Hospital Sunday morning. So what's next for the prop performer? Gallagher, who also suffered a heart attack 10 years ago, is now headed home to Los Angeles to visit his own doctors. He should be able to resume his sledgehammer-happy act as soon as he feels up to it. The comic had been performing for an audience of 400 at...
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Gallagher Recovering From "Minor Heart Attack"

Gallagher should be back to smashing watermelons in no time. After running tests, doctors concluded that a heart attack caused the 64-year-old comedian's collapse last night while he was onstage at Whiskey Bone's Roadhouse in Rochester, Minn. Gallagher's manager, Craig Marquado, called it a minor heart attack and said the funnyman, whose full name is Leo Anthony Gallagher, will spend at least one more night recuperating in the hospital before he's allowed to go home. Witnesses said that Gallagher had complained of pain in his left arm and shortness of breath, both common indicators of a heart attack.
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Gallagher Hospitalized After Collapsing on Stage

Watermelon-smashing comic Gallagher has been hospitalized in Minnesota after collapsing on stage last night. The comedian, whose real name is Leo Anthony Gallagher, was performing for an audience of 400 at the Whiskey Bone Roadhouse, when he fainted during the show, authorities confirm. The 64-year-old had complained of pain in his left arm and shortness of breath earlier in the evening, per the Rochester Post Bulletin newspaper, but was responsive as he was wheeled out of the bar by medics. How's he doing now? The prop comic is currently in stable condition at Saint Marys Hospital. His manager, Christine Sherrer, says that Gallagher is awake and undergoing tests this morning. Whiskey...
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The Sunday Funnies: James Cameron Hates Piranha 3D and Taylor Lautner Lawsuit Updates

Hey kids. Brian Gallagher here with a look at all the news that wasn't fit to print over the past seven days. We've got a lot to get through this week so lets get started with a brand new Hollywood feud that's heating up between James Cameron and Piranha 3D producer Mark Canton.

James Cameron vs. Mark Canton - via Vanity Fair and The Weinstein Company

Besides his knack for making movies that shatter box office records, I love James Cameron because he never pulls any punches. He's one of the few guys in Hollywood that will really tell you how he feels about any given subject and he doesn't care what anybody thinks about his statements. Being the 3D maven that he is, James Cameron said in a recent interview in Vanity Fair that Piranha 3D was, "exactly an example of what we should not be doing in 3-D,
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The greatest Make Me Laugh contestant ever was... Frank Zappa?

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The greatest Make Me Laugh contestant ever was... Frank Zappa?
The annals of the Game Show Hall of Fame has very few names inscribed on its walls: Press Your Luck's Michael Larson, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire's John Carpenter, Jeopardy's Ken Jennings. Now you can add Frank Zappa to that list. Yes, That Frank Zappa.

The man, the myth, the musical legend made a special celebrity appearance on the very short-lived '70s game show Make Me Laugh, a show that rewarded people for not laughing at comedians like Gallagher the way God intended. He never even cracked a smile, but you will when you watch it.

 

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