Entertainment – Christian eBuddy Blog http://blog.christianebuddy.com Christian eBuddy Sat, 30 Apr 2016 22:34:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Amy Schumer Doesn’t Need Your Permission To Decline A Selfie http://blog.christianebuddy.com/2016/05/amy-schumer-doesnt-need-your-permission-to-decline-a-selfie/ http://blog.christianebuddy.com/2016/05/amy-schumer-doesnt-need-your-permission-to-decline-a-selfie/#respond Sat, 30 Apr 2016 22:34:59 +0000 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2016/04/30/amy-schumer-fan-photos_n_9815026.html Amy Schumer will no longer be taking photos with fans unless they're especially nice after one got out of hand and demanded she pose for a picture.

While visiting Greenville, South Carolina, a man "scared the shit" out of her when he abruptly approached the comedian, she wrote. Schumer declined his request but he persisted, allegedly telling her "it's America and we paid for you" in front of his daughter.

On Saturday, she shared a photo of him on social media, identifying the guy as the reason why snagging a Schumer selfie might be more difficult in the future. 

Read her full post below: 

She followed up the post with a tweet thanking fans for their support and further explaining that she'll "still take pictures with nice people," but on her own terms. Schumer also reiterated that the man's harassment was "not right."

A representative for the "Trainwreck" star told The Huffington Post that Schumer is "grateful to people who like my work and support me but not the ones who think that behavior is ok."

Thanks for the kind words and support. I know there are bigger problems in the world. But this was not right pic.twitter.com/8fqoIm7sHC

— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) April 30, 2016

Only an hour before the encounter, Schumer shared a clip from her performance in the city on Friday night, singing the praises of the South. "Greenville makes you feel like mmmmmmm," the caption reads.

Greenville makes you feel like mmmmmmm

A video posted by @amyschumer on Apr 30, 2016 at 7:58am PDT

Although she was clearly shaken by the incident, it looks like Schumer's day turned around. She followed up the post with photos of herself laughing with friends and enjoying the perks of country life. Apparently, she's also gotten over her fear of horses

We gon be alright!

A photo posted by @amyschumer on Apr 30, 2016 at 11:29am PDT

Day turned around with Harley. Photo by @marcusrussellprice

A photo posted by @amyschumer on Apr 30, 2016 at 2:30pm PDT

Lexington, Kentucky is Schumer's next stop on her tour. Let's hope her visit to BFF Jennifer Lawrence's home state goes a bit more smoothly.

This piece has been updated with Schumer's tweet and comment from her rep.

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Podcast Review: <i>Schmoozecast</i> http://blog.christianebuddy.com/2016/04/podcast-review-ischmoozecasti/ http://blog.christianebuddy.com/2016/04/podcast-review-ischmoozecasti/#respond Sat, 30 Apr 2016 20:19:54 +0000 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marc-hershon/podcast-review-schmoozeca_b_9814758.html 2016-04-30-1462047452-2269040-comedyUSAschmoozecast.jpgBringing it old school, New York comedian and former publisher of Comedy USA magazine Barry Weintraub has begun meeting up with comic buddies at a tiny studio that's been built at the Comic Strip to talk about the biz on his Schmoozecast. (To prove how long the Comedy USA concept has been around, there's an interview on the site with Jerry Seinfeld from 1986!)

Weintraub's guest in the most recent drop is John Mulrooney. Mulrooney started doing standup in the late 70's and, like many of his East Coast brethren, heard the siren's song of television and was lured out to Los Angeles during the comedy boom of the 80's and early 90's.

And he ended up doing his share of TV stints -- from appearances on The Tonight Show and taking over the reins of a late night talk show on Fox Television that had been hosted by Joan Rivers, to getting another gig at the same network for two years of hosting Comic Strip Live and many other TV spots as well.

Given their shared history coming up through the comedy ranks of New York, though, it isn't long before Weintraub and his guest are recalling the early days of hell gigs and one nighters (often the same thing) in clubs long gone that once stood within a gas tank's load outside of town.

There are also rollicking tales of shooting handguns outside Las Vegas (Mulrooney is a gun enthusiast) and the sorts of things he's up to now when he's not still popping up on stage along the Eastern seaboard. It seems he's always been a fan of law enforcement, to the extent that he got himself a part-time patrolman gig with a small police force in a town with a name only a comic could love: Coxsackie, New York.

It seems old comics never die, their lives just get more ironic.

(Note: This podcast is not yet available via iTunes.)

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Podcasts I'm also listening to this week: Chillpak Hollywood Hour -- #467: The LA Breakfast Club, and Taboo Tales -- Diane Pershing & The Illegal Transaction

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The Schmoozecast review and other podcasts mentioned originally posted as part of This Week In Comedy Podcasts on Splitsider.com.

Marc Hershon is the host and executive producer of Succotash, The Comedy Podcast Podcast, featuring clips from comedy podcasts from across the Internet as well as interviews with podcasters, comedians, and assorted show biz folk.

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My Encounter With Merle http://blog.christianebuddy.com/2016/04/my-encounter-with-merle/ http://blog.christianebuddy.com/2016/04/my-encounter-with-merle/#respond Sat, 30 Apr 2016 20:06:07 +0000 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dean-opperman/my-encounter-with-merle_b_9814734.html

Dean Opperman here the story of my encounter with the great Merle Haggard.

It was 1983, i was co hosting the Dean & Don Show on KKDJ Fresno where the Fresno State basketball team had just won the National Invitational Tournament.

Our morning show crooner, Bobby Volare, had cut a song commemorating the achievement, a parody of Merle Haggard's Okie From Muskogee called I'm Proud To Be a Bulldog From Cal State Fresno. It wasn't great but it was timely and with the Bulldogs getting national attention we had something of a hit on our hands.

One of the local ad agencies saw this as a great promotional opportunity and offered to press a red vinyl picture disc of Bobby's song for commercial release but for perfectly valid legal reasons they wanted permission from the composer of the original song.

Suddenly I was on the phone with Merle Haggard playing the song for him and his manager, Fuzzy. Now, I don't know if they were just being nice or what but they laughed like a couple of hyenas.

"Son of a bitch," Merle said, "that kicked my ass!"

"Wow, Merle," I said. "Thank you! That's high praise indeed!"

"I'm not blowing smoke-- I mean it!"

"So, it's OK if we use it then?"

"Are you kidding? Merle said. "It'd be an honor."

"Thank you Merle," I said, "We really appreciate this."

"Now, hang on, Fuzzy wants to talk to you about the legal shit."

"Yeah, Dean?" Fuzzy said. "We got a little problem here, buddy. Merle sold Okie From Muskogee to Buck Owens a few years back so you're gonna have to call Blue Book Music in Bakersfield and get the OK from his sister, Dotty."

Dotty Owens wasn't friendly or receptive nor was there anything to indicate she had a sense of humor. I don't suppose I was ten seconds into Bulldog From Cal State Fresno when a roar came down the line that would have impressed Siegfried and Roy.


"Well, as a a matter of fact," I said. "I played it for him a few minutes ago and he laughed his ass off."


"I don't know, Dotty. We were on the phone."


Oh, I comprende'd all right. Deeply and thoroughly like a barium enema.

We never released Bulldog From Cal State Fresno. Dotty Owens scared me so bad we burned the master tape. In fact, up till now there's been no evidence the song ever existed in the first place but now that Dotty and Fuzzy and Merle have all donned the pine overcoat, friends have convinced me its safe to go public with the story though I've got to say I do so with reluctance because there was something in Dotty's voice that convinced me she was not only capable of slapping me with the biggest god-damned lawsuit this country's ever seen, she might even do so from beyond the grave.

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Will Ferrell Finally Celebrates His 15th Birthday With An Epic Celebrity Drum-Off http://blog.christianebuddy.com/2016/04/will-ferrell-finally-celebrates-his-15th-birthday-with-an-epic-celebrity-drum-off/ http://blog.christianebuddy.com/2016/04/will-ferrell-finally-celebrates-his-15th-birthday-with-an-epic-celebrity-drum-off/#respond Sat, 30 Apr 2016 20:01:53 +0000 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2016/04/30/will-ferrell-chad-smith-drum-off_n_9814736.html

Will Ferrell and his celebrity doppelgänger, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, just made good on their promise to deliver another epic drum-off.

After raising raising $500,000 for charity in a drum battle during their "Tonight Show" appearance last month, they reunited for the "Will Ferrell & Chad Smith's Red Hot Benefit, Comedy + Music & Quinceañera” and upped the ante. 

The event raised funds for Ferrell and Smith's respective charities, Cancer for College and the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, as comedians Nick Offerman, Jim Gaffigan, and Roy Wood Jr. also performed.

But the highlight of the night was the duo's all-out celebrity drum battle. This time they let some star friends, including Tommy Lee, Fred Armisen, Fleetwood Mac’s Mick Fleetwood and, in a surprise twist, a "14-year-old from from Brentwood, California,” do the heavy lifting. 

Thankfully, Funny Or Die captured the night on Facebook Live. 

The charity event hosted on Friday night at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles also doubled as a chance for Ferrell to fulfill his lifelong dream to have quinceañera. No, seriously. For once, he wasn't joking. 

"I have only one great regret in life and it's that I never actually celebrated my quinceañera," Ferrell said in a statement, according to Rolling Stone. "I'd like to think it was just a simple oversight by my mother, but there has been a void inside me for many years. Growing up on the mean streets of Irvine, California, I have vivid memories of all my friends celebrating their quinceañera. Well, on April 29th at the Shrine Auditorium, with Red Hot Chili Peppers and a bunch of other really talented comedians and musicians by my side, we are going to right that wrong, and everyone is invited."

Righting that wrong, of course, meant that Ferrell appeared on stage at one point dressed in a sparkly blue princess gown. 

We could have sworn he wasn't over 14. 

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