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'Millionaire Matchmaker' Patti Stanger apologizes for offensive comments about gays

Patti Stanger, star of Bravo’s long-running reality show Millionaire Matchmaker, has issued an apology after making a series of offensive statements about gay men and monogamy on last night’s live season premiere of the cable network’s late-night talk show Watch What Happens: Live. “I am so sorry,” Stanger said in a statement to media watch group The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). “I did not mean to offend anyone with my comments last night on Watch What Happens: Live.”

A spokesperson for Bravo followed that up with a statement from the network. “Bravo regrets the comments expressed by Patti Stanger on Watch What Happens: Live last night. Her comments are not representative of the network’s beliefs and opinions. We apologize for the offense it caused.”

In a question and answer session with fans on the Sunday, Sept. 25, episode, after a gay caller asked about being monogamous in a long distance relationship, Stanger said: “There is no curbing the gays…I have tried to curb you people.” Later in the episode, Stanger alluded to the fact that it was a “compliment” to be straight versus being gay, which visibly flustered host and Bravo executive Andy Cohen.

Stanger is set to appear on HLN’s The Joy Behar Show on Tuesday, Sept. 27, and will likely address the controversy.

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Charlie Sheen to Leno: 'I would have fired my ass too'

A surprisingly contrite Charlie Sheen took to NBC’s Tonight Show on Thursday night to talk about some of his outrageous behavior during the past several months.

Despite his lawsuit pending against Two and a Half Men studio Warner Bros. alleging that he was unfairly dismissed from the CBS hit, Sheen told host Jay Leno that his employers had good cause to let him go.

Leno asked the actor if he’s still angry at Men producers and CBS.

“No, no. I would have fired my ass too,” Sheen said, then added: “Well, maybe not like they did.”

Sheen said his rants spawned a media frenzy that was like “a runaway train that I was the reluctant conductor of — and it just kept going.” READ FULL STORY

Bravo's 'Watch What Happens: Live': Season 5 guests include...

Break out the cocktails — the Bravo clubhouse is about to be reopened! EW has exclusively learned that the fifth season of Bravo’s Watch What Happens: Live is set to return to the cable network on Sunday, Sept. 25, at 11 p.m.

This coming season will again feature two new episodes a week, but instead of the previous Sunday and Thursday rotation, Watch What Happens: Live will air on Sunday and Monday.

The Sept. 25 premiere will feature a visit from Patti Stanger, who will be taking questions from viewers on the special, one-hour episode. Then guests roll out as follows:  READ FULL STORY

Alec Baldwin talks Ben & Jerry's Schweddy Balls ice cream: 'They sent me a sample months ago'

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Audiences in 1998 were more than sweet on Saturday Night Live‘s iconic NPR/Schweddy Balls sketch featuring Alec Baldwin. This week, Ben & Jerry’s even gave the comedic moment one of the greatest compliments ever — its own ice cream flavor. According to the Ben & Jerry’s site, Schweddy Balls “is Fair Trade vanilla ice cream with a hint of rum and is loaded with fudge covered rum and milk chocolate malt balls.” EW managed to talk to Baldwin about this, um, unique new flavor and it turns out he wasn’t surprised! “They sent me a sample months ago,” says the actor, who’s hosting SNL for a record 16th time on the Sept. 24 season premiere. “They messengered it over to my house. I had a container arrive on dry ice with malted milk balls and rum-tinged vanilla. I was well aware they were headed in that direction.” But it sounds like Baldwin probably won’t be indulging in Schweddy Balls anytime soon. Says the actor, “I’m a fan of all Ben & Jerry’s, but I’m on a diet now so I’ve kind of cut back.”

Before you run out and purchase your Schweddy Balls for the weekend, take a little trip down memory lane… READ FULL STORY

Ashton Kutcher predicts 'Two and a Half Men' will 'go through the roof' -- PHOTO

Ashton Kutcher showed on up on Late Show with David Letterman for his appearance tonight in his “anti-fatwa” gear, poking fun at the jihadist death threat against the talk-show host. “You can’t be too careful sitting next to a guy with a fatwa,” Kutcher said.

Then Kutcher discussed his new role on Two and a Half Men and agreed with a strong prediction about its chances for success. “From the beginning, I said this was a tremendous combination,” Letterman said of Kutcher’s casting on the long-running comedy. “It’s going to go through he roof.”

“I think it’s going to go through the roof,” Kutcher agreed. “I’ve been laughing really hard.” Here’s a video preview: READ FULL STORY

'Late Late Show' anthrax scare: Mysterious powder was corn starch, says CBS

As Craig Ferguson outlined on The Late Late Show Tuesday night, the series had received a threatening letter Tuesday that included an unknown white substance. (Said Ferguson in his monologue: “It’s a very scary situation … My first concern, of course, was for my staff. And by staff, I mean penis.”) Now, the powder, which resembled anthrax, has been identified. A rep for The Late Late Show has confirmed with EW that the substance in the letter — which was sent from a European address — was actually corn starch. “The LAPD and FBI are currently investigating the situation,” CBS says in a statement.

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Craig Ferguson addresses anthrax scare on ‘Late Late Show': ‘It’s a very scary situation’

'Uncle Frank' Potenza, of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' fame, dies at 77

Frank Potenza, the former New York policeman known as “Uncle Frank” in his comedy appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, passed away today. He was 77.

Potenza was a Korean War veteran as well as a former NYPD officer and Las Vegas security guard. Called “Uncle Frank” on the show, Potenza was Kimmel’s real-life uncle; Kimmel asked Potenza to join his talk show as a security guard and on-air contributor when it began its run in 2003. Potenza moved to Los Angeles to participate in his nephew’s show. READ FULL STORY

David Letterman mocks jihadist threat in monologue, Top 10 list

David Letterman can’t be too worried about the jihadist threats made against him last week — because he seems to be having a pretty good time laughing about them. And if anything, he likely pushed a few more buttons Monday night.

Most of Letterman’s Monday night monologue (a clip embedded below) and his Top 10 list were dedicated to addressing the threats against him that posted last week on a website frequently utilized by Al-Qaeda to communicate messages. “You people, to me, are more than an audience; you’re more like a human shield,” Letterman began. “I’m so sorry I’m a little late coming out. Backstage, I was talking to a guy from CBS, we were going through the CBS life insurance policy to see if I was covered for jihad.”

As for the threats themselves, Letterman joked that this wasn’t his first time, saying: “I wish I had a nickel for every time a guy has threatened to cut my tongue out. I think the first time was at the Academy Awards — during the Academy Awards.”

“Everybody’s so sensitive,” Letterman added, before digging his teeth back into the material that seemingly got him into hot water in the first place. “But I’ll tell you, Bin Laden, when they killed him, he’d been locked in his house with six wives for three years. So when the SEALS walked in he said, ‘Just shoot me.'”

“I was looking at the documents earlier today — I don’t know if you’re aware of this — when he was assassinated, Bin Laden, was late arriving in hell. Did you know that? He had to go through Newark. [And] there was a clerical error when he arrived in the afterlife. He was met by 72 vegans.”

Below is the top ten list Letterman presented, titled “Top 10 thoughts went through my mind after hearing about the threat”: READ FULL STORY

Jimmy Fallon tapped for return to 'Saturday Night Live'

Jimmy Fallon is headed from late night to… well, slightly earlier in the night.

The Late Night with Jimmy Fallon host will return to his Saturday Night Live roots when he hosts the show on Dec. 17, which will also feature musical guest Michael Bublé. This will be Fallon’s first time as host. “I’ve never forgotten where I came from,” says Fallon in a statement. “That’s why I’m so incredibly honored to be hosting the Saturday Night Times program December 17th on HGTV.”

Fallon, who has hosted Late Night since 2009, left the show in 2004 — thankfully, not before giving us this sketch: READ FULL STORY

Radiohead, Lady Antebellum will be musical guests for hosts Alec Baldwin, Melissa McCarthy on 'Saturday Night Live'

Alec Baldwin will be in some rockin’ good company when he hosts Saturday Night Live for a record-breaking 16th time on Sept. 24. Grammy-winners Radiohead, who last stopped by Studio 8H in 2000 with host Kate Hudson, will help Baldwin kick off the 37th season of SNL as musical guests. Radiohead’s latest record, The King of Limbs, was released back in February.

The following week, on Oct. 1, chart-topping country trio Lady Antebellum will make their SNL debut in support of their upcoming album Own The Night, on the same evening that Bridesmaids‘ break-out star Melissa McCarthy hosts the show for the first time. Do we hear a Hillary Scott/Melissa McCarthy/Kristen Wiig rendition of Wilson Phillips’ “Hold On”? We can only hope.

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Louis C.K. visits 'Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld' to defend one of his favorite pastimes -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Last week, Louis C.K. had a sit-down with comic rival and accused joke-stealer Dane Cook. On tonight’s Louie, he finds himself in the hot-seat again, as a featured guest on Fox News’ Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld. In the episode, Louie explores one of his lifetime habits, a taboo activity that hasn’t really been confronted in a sit-com since Seinfeld & Co. competed in “The Contest.” Take a look at the exclusive NSFW clip below: READ FULL STORY

TBS cancels 'Lopez Tonight'

The party’s over for George Lopez. TBS has decided to cancel late-night talk show Lopez Tonight.

The network issued a statement about the two-year show coming to an end:

“TBS has reached the difficult decision not to order a third season of Lopez Tonight. Thursday will be the final episode of the show. We are proud to have partnered with George Lopez, who is an immensely talented comedian and entertainer. TBS has valued its partnership with George and appreciates all of his work on behalf of the network, both on and off the air.”

The ratings explain TBS’ decision pretty clearly: READ FULL STORY

Roseanne Barr: 'I am running for President'


Move over Donald Trump.

Former sitcom star Roseanne Barr says she’s running for president. Barr made the announcement during the taping of Thursday’s Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

“I am running for President of the United States,” Barr said to cheers (preview video below).

According to a Tonight Show insider, Barr then claimed, “I’m totally serious,” and explained, “‘Cause I want to be part of the debates, because I want to represent the tax payer. In fact, I’m choosing the tax payers as my vice president.” READ FULL STORY


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