Sarah Silverman Gets Flushed

... Comedy Central has canceled The Sarah Silverman Program after three seasons, leaving a gaping hole on television where comedies featuring a hot chick making poop jokes should be. The show barely survived the axe last season, so the cancellation this time around shouldn't be a big surprise. May your path to re-employment be paved with doody, Sarah. [Doodyline Hollypoop]

... ABC's Happy Town is getting the same treatment as all other whimsical, weird, and wacky ABC shows: YANK! The show described as "Twin Peaks lite" is being pulled off the network's schedule after a few crummy weeks in ratings. The network will air the final five episodes starting June 2, in case you still care. And in case you can't read between the lines, this show won't be back. [The Live Feed]

... The Daytime Emmy Award nominees have been announced, and General Hospital leads the soaps with 18 nods. It's just barely ahead of the ghost of its evil twin brother, who was thought to be dead in a car crash but is now pregnant with the son of his grandfather's uncle! [Variety]

... Lost executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse will present the Top 10 List on The Late Show with David Letterman on May 19, the day after the penultimate episode of Lost. Here's a suggestion: The top 10 ways the show could have been much better this season. Kidding! [Twitter]

... Attention all you Gleeks out there: Glee creator Ryan Murphy has new orders for you... boycott Newsweek! The news mag ran an article about gay actors playing straight roles that Murphy claims is homophobic. The author of the article, Ramin Setoodeh (who is gay), says openly gay actors can't play straight characters, which is pretty stupid. [EW]

... Slow-moving (but oh so riveting!) documentarian Ken Burns is revisiting one of his best works with an addendum to 1994's epic Baseball. His new two-part, four-hour film, The Tenth Inning, is set to air near the end of the current season in late September and will focus on the modern era of baseball, which includes 'roid-raged players, ridiculous contracts, and $10 beers. Hopefully Burns won't spend too much time on the stupid Red Sox. Go A's! [USA Today]

... Follow-up from yesterday: Glee's Lea Michele has responded to reports of her diva-like behavior toward a celebrity photographer at an event hosted by Time Magazine. She tweeted: "Big apology to [photographer] @PatrickMcMullan. Totally didn't expect you (or anyone) @Time 100 to know who I was w/all the amazin people there." First of all, you don't get off scot-free with a tweet saying you're sorry. Second of all, you're totally lying. [LA Times]


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I loved the Sarah Silverman show. Funny how shows like Two and a Half Man are popular but this gets the boot.
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I am losing all faith in networks nowadays.
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i kinda have to agree somewhat with the glee thing. even the best actor can't hide whats inside. some people can pull it off somewhat but in glees case its glaringly obvious with very bad acting not helping. theres acting and then theres bad acting. if your trying to hard its not going to look right. like lindsay lohan trying to play a good role. she doesn't fit it and it shows. she's best left to the evil b!tch roles. now betty white suffers from the same thing but she can hide it slightly so that she doesn't come off as one
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Sarah Silverman has a show on LOGO and does not need to also be on Comedy Central. There is only so much we can stand. I have nothing against her as a person, but her so called comedy isn't always amusing.

As for General Hospital getting 18 nods, well once again the ignorance of the American public is written in stone and there is no mystery as to why we are laughed at by our enemies and friends. There hasn't been a decent script for that show since 2001.
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The folks at Newsweek should remember that Billy Crystal got his break playing a gay man when he himself was not. Hugh Laurie is currently playing an American despite being British. Linda Hunt earned an Oscar for playing a man even though she's a woman. That's why it's called "acting."
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The Sarah Silverman Program happened to be a very funny show. I think people need to stop being so up tight and under stand that this is a comedy show. Comedians are there to make fun of everyone and if people can't take a joke they must be socially stunted as humans. Everyone has there first amendment right called freedom of speech so get over it or turn the channel, or most of all get a life!
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sarah silverman is a racist b*tch, i'm glad the network doesn't support her any longer. i don't get why anyone thinks she's funny, but i guess not everyone can be smart enough to get that her world war II jokes are completely inappropriate (here in austria she would probably already be in jail).
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I really don't get why won't anyone give Happy Town a chance and crappy shows like True Blood get such a hype
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All of these problems can be solved with a meteor or a socialist collapse. I wouldn't shed a tear if everyone in this article disappeared tomorrow.
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wow hockeyrick, thats racist, why would u like the SS, they killed jews
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if gay people could only play gay characters there'd be no roles for them to play, who reads Newsweek anyway? this is the first time i've really heard something about it other than the name
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Just because you have a twitter account does NOT mean you can "APOLOGIZE" through it. It's obviously meaningless and insincere. For all we know, it could be your publicist who made that tweet.
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Good riddance to Silverman, never did like her. And Lea Michele's tweet is such a lame attempt at damage control, anyone can see that!
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SS is awesome! her comedy is above most people and she's just a little weird, which is great. Sorry to see her go, but I bet she has more in store for us.
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Happy Town cancelled, oh my! It was certainly bad enough to get picked up, I wonder what happened...
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A lot of people have used NPH as a strike against the Newsweek article in this comment section... Unfortunately that only serves as proof they did not read the article, they just had an opinion on it. From the article "Thankfully, this seems ridiculous in the era of Portia de Rossi and Neil Patrick Harris. But the truth is, openly gay actors still have reason to be scared. While it's OK for straight actors to play gay (as Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger did in Brokeback Mountain), it's rare for someone to pull off the trick in reverse. De Rossi and Harris do that on TV" I agree that gay actors can play straight characters however I disagree with people standing against something that they are not fully informed on. Personally I feel the article is saying it is the perception that Americans put upon gays playing straights that is the issue and is seeking to raise the awareness of the problem so we can begin to combat it. I think Ryan Murphy is just upset that they unwittingly spoiled an character arc they were going to use with Jonathan Groff's character and now he has to come up with something else or be called out on it. Finally I completely support the opinion of Jamescush, print is dead nobody reads Newsweek anyway
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thank goodness. i can't stand sarah silverman. something about her...
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It's been said numerous times already, but what the hell...I'll mention NPH again. And Portia DeRossi. And Jane Lynch...sort of.
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Don't forget about Uncle Phil from Fresh Prince. (and the voice of shredder) Plays straight very well.
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"Setoodeh (who is gay says openly gay actors can't play straight characters"

Neil Patrick Harris does a fantastic job @ How I Met Your Mother playing a strait man
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ABC, you just made my **** list!! -canceling Happy town after 2 damn episodes, Idiots!!
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Newsweek? How do you boycott a magazine no one reads anyway?
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Not really surprised about Happy Town. I'm confused though about how exactly a person's sexuality would interfere with their acting ability. I was under the impression that Neil Patrick Harris does a good job on How I Met Your Mother (I wouldn't know, I've never watched the show).
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Newsweek: Have you heard of Neil Patrick Harris as BARNEY STINSON?
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just when abc does something right they ruin it, so is there no episode on tonight?
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Maybe if the ptb had guaranteed Happy Town 10weeks of episodes (no gaps), then people would have been encouraged to come and stay around since the ever-present threat of the axe would have been removed. (you can tell I don't work in TV)
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aw im sad for Sarah. I really liked her show.
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Not surprised, Happy Town just failed to impress.
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All I have to say to that Newsweek "author" is: NEIL PATRICK HARRIS. That is all.
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I sometimes wished that Hollywood would express smart views since they influence alot of people. I will not boycott because i personal "who is not gay or offended by the article" do think it was dumb but at the same time it is a guy expressing his view. And besides, Glee is starting to get on my nerves.
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though the Glee article "about gay actors playing straight" was dumb. I mean it makes no sense that Jake Gyllenhal can play gay but Cynthia Nixon can not play striaght. That is a double standard though not "homophobic", homophobia is a fear of homosexuality. The article expressed an opinion that gay actors can not play striaght, not a fear that gay actors are taking over all the striaght actors roles in Hollywood.
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