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CW’s Jane The Virgin is getting a dose of serious comedy cred: EW has learned exclusively that legendary comic Cheech Marin will guest star as abuelita Alba’s love interest.

The Mexican-American comedian—who gained notoriety as half of the successful counterculture comedy duo Cheech & Chong—is set to star in an episode of Jane The Virgin that’s slated to air when television’s favorite twentysomething virgin returns from its winter… Continue reading Comedian Cheech Marin to guest star on CW’s ‘Jane The Virgin’

Legendary comedian and actress Phyllis Diller has passed away at the age of 95.

Diller’s career began in 1952 at KROW radio in Oakland. She was celebrated for her brand of kooky, odd-ball humor and, in the 1960s, began appearing in TV specials alongside Bob Hope.

These appearances gave way to her very own program, “The Phyllis Diller Show,” which aired from 1966-1967 and “The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show” in 1968. She… Continue reading Phyllis Diller Dead: Legendary Comedian Dies At 95

Kristen Wiig in ‘The Comedian’: ‘SNL’ Star Will Film Drama With Robert De Niro And Sean Penn Next

While Kristen Wiig may have put “Bridesmaids 2” behind her — a decision that at least one “top manager” considers nothing but a negotiating ploy, according to Vulture — the actress is far from finished with movie-making. Per the New York Magazine culture blog, Wiig is planning on making the long gestating film “The Comedian” this summer for director Sean Penn. Her co-star? Robert De Niro.

The film, described as a… Continue reading Kristen Wiig in 'The Comedian': 'SNL' Star Will Film Drama With Robert De Niro And Sean Penn Next

The ‘Final Destination’ series crashes into theaters again this weekend for the fifth — yes, count ’em time. In the newest shock-filled installment, another batch of well-moisturized twenty-somethings survive an elaborate mass disaster (this time, it’s a bridge collapse) and spend the rest of the movie trying to outrun the clock as death methodically comes to collect. In these films, an attractive young person can cheat fate… Continue reading Comedian David Koechner on the Body Count of 'Final Destination 5' and 'Anchorman 2'

Len Lesser, best known as Seinfeld’s Uncle Leo, died of cancer-related pneumonia at his home in Burbank this week. The veteran actor passed away in his sleep Wednesday, his daughter Michelle confirmed to The Associated Press. He was 88. “Heaven got a great comedian and actor today. The outpouring of sympathy we’ve already received has […] Continue reading Len Lesser, Uncle Leo Of “Seinfeld” Fame, Dies