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March 15, 2012 | By Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times
Joel McHale has the kind of face you might recognize without knowing where you've seen him. Before sitting down for an interview at a sidewalk café, McHale disappears inside and a middle-aged woman seated outdoors does a double-take, trying to peg him: He's on that show … on CBS … or is it NBC? When McHale later returns and plants himself in a nearby table, he acts exaggeratedly important. "Is this thing on?" he mutters into the tape recorder. " I need to promote this huge NBC show.
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April 26, 2014 | By Ellen Olivier
The event: Taste for a Cure, a fundraiser for UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation honoring Steve Mosko, president of Sony Pictures Television, featured a stand-up routine by comedian Tom Papa, two songs by Darren Criss and a surprise duet by Criss and Lea Michele, which surprised Michele as much as it happily surprised the audience. The scene: Beneath projections of the Eiffel Tower that flanked the Beverly Wilshire's ballroom on Friday, guests enjoyed a food-filled reception of French specialties and fine wines before taking their places for plates of cheeses and desserts, a live auction and official ceremonies.
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February 14, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
It's still unknown if "Community" will reach its long-stated goal of six seasons and a movie, but Joel McHale will at least get an opportunity to plead his case to President Obama. The "Community" star and "The Soup" host has been announced as the host of this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner. The annual dinner in Washington, hosted by the White House Correspondents' Assn., has had an increasingly Hollywood bent to it in recent years, with more and more celebrities appearing as guests.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
It's still unknown if "Community" will reach its long-stated goal of six seasons and a movie, but Joel McHale will at least get an opportunity to plead his case to President Obama. The "Community" star and "The Soup" host has been announced as the host of this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner. The annual dinner in Washington, hosted by the White House Correspondents' Assn., has had an increasingly Hollywood bent to it in recent years, with more and more celebrities appearing as guests.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 2011 | By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times
The title "The Hardest Working Man in Show Business" will forever belong to the late singer James Brown. But Joel McHale is certainly a front-runner for "The Artist Most Likely to Juggle Multiple Gigs. " When he bounds on stage Saturday to host the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards honoring independent filmmakers, which McHale will audiences see? Joel McHale, star of NBC's struggling but critically acclaimed comedy series "Community. " Joel McHale, the wicked host of E!
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February 25, 2011 | By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times
The title "The Hardest Working Man in Show Business" will forever belong to the late singer James Brown. But Joel McHale is certainly a front-runner for "The Artist Most Likely to Juggle Multiple Gigs. " When he bounds on stage Saturday to host the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards honoring independent filmmakers, which McHale will audiences see? Joel McHale, star of NBC's struggling but critically acclaimed comedy series "Community. " Joel McHale, the wicked host of E!
ENTERTAINMENT
February 8, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
Aspiring comedians, consider yourselves warned: Make fun of Bruce Jenner at your own peril. As both Jimmy Fallon and Joel McHale have learned the hard way, the Olympic decathlete and Kardashian stepdad doesn't take too kindly to cracks about his frighteningly taut visage. The subject came up Thursday on “Late Night,” when McHale was discussing a run-in with Kris Jenner earlier in the day backstage at “The View.” She scolded him for running in fear from her family, presumably to avoid awkward encounters with the very people he ridicules so often on “The Soup.” But the “Community” star stuck up for himself, claiming that he's “deathly afraid” of Bruce Jenner for a number of reasons.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 30, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
EXCLUSIVE: Bob Nelson's script for “Nebraska” is already turning into one of the favorites of awards season, looking at big questions like family and community in ways (dry comedy + pathos) rare in contemporary moviedom. Now the TV veteran's first produced film script - directed of course by Alexander Payne and hitting theaters next month - could yield another feature. Titled “The Tribe,” Nelson's new script is a story about a Native American high-school girls softball team and the new coach who arrives to helm them.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 2010 | By Mark Sachs, Los Angeles Times
Joel McHale has hit TV shows on NBC ("Community" on Thursdays) and E! Entertainment ("The Soup") and movie deals reportedly in development ("The Big Year" with Owen Wilson, Jack Black and Steve Martin and "What's Your Number?" with Anna Faris), but he knew he had really arrived when he was asked to throw out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium last month. "That was fantastic, but I was just worried about getting it over the plate," said the Hollywood Hills resident with a laugh. "And I'm proud to say that I did not horribly embarrass my family."
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June 17, 2011 | By Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times
In the hierarchy of television, being a freak and a geek is a good thing. And the five actors who gathered to talk to The Envelope about their characters' kooky idiosyncrasies (germophobia, social awkwardness, selfishness and then there's the shape-shifting and murdering) — and the effect of their shows on the fanboy (and girl) audience — are at the upper echelon of the TV pecking order, some might say. Following are edited excerpts from our chat — moderated by Times television critic Robert Lloyd — with Johnny Galecki ("Big Bang Theory")
ENTERTAINMENT
October 30, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
EXCLUSIVE: Bob Nelson's script for “Nebraska” is already turning into one of the favorites of awards season, looking at big questions like family and community in ways (dry comedy + pathos) rare in contemporary moviedom. Now the TV veteran's first produced film script - directed of course by Alexander Payne and hitting theaters next month - could yield another feature. Titled “The Tribe,” Nelson's new script is a story about a Native American high-school girls softball team and the new coach who arrives to helm them.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 8, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
Aspiring comedians, consider yourselves warned: Make fun of Bruce Jenner at your own peril. As both Jimmy Fallon and Joel McHale have learned the hard way, the Olympic decathlete and Kardashian stepdad doesn't take too kindly to cracks about his frighteningly taut visage. The subject came up Thursday on “Late Night,” when McHale was discussing a run-in with Kris Jenner earlier in the day backstage at “The View.” She scolded him for running in fear from her family, presumably to avoid awkward encounters with the very people he ridicules so often on “The Soup.” But the “Community” star stuck up for himself, claiming that he's “deathly afraid” of Bruce Jenner for a number of reasons.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 5, 2013 | Matt Cooper
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 3 - 9, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     CBS This Morning (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Winter Olympics; Jenna Elfman; Scott Hamilton; Yvette Nicole Brown; Kelly Osbourne. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA GMA Cheryl Hines; Josh Groban performs. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Live With Kelly and Michael Eric Stonestreet; Reba McEntire.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 22 - 28 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   CBS This Morning Jay Roach; Phil Mickelson; Gillian Flynn. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today The Olympics; Joshua Radin performs. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Dylan McDermott; will.i.am and Eva Simons perform. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly Dylan McDermott; Josh Henderson; co-host Joel McHale.
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June 8, 2012 | By Glenn Whipp, Special to the Los Angeles Times
With so many great comedies premiering this season, we'd like to think Emmy voters will make way for the new kids on the block and shake up the comedy categories. But then, we'd also like to think that tonight's going to be the night our kids finally hang up their wet towels. Reality has a way of eroding expectations and, if history holds, past results do guarantee future performance. Here's how we see this year's comedy races shaking out, in order of likelihood of a nomination. COMEDY SERIES 1. "Modern Family"(ABC)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 2012 | By Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times
Joel McHale has the kind of face you might recognize without knowing where you've seen him. Before sitting down for an interview at a sidewalk café, McHale disappears inside and a middle-aged woman seated outdoors does a double-take, trying to peg him: He's on that show … on CBS … or is it NBC? When McHale later returns and plants himself in a nearby table, he acts exaggeratedly important. "Is this thing on?" he mutters into the tape recorder. " I need to promote this huge NBC show.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 2009 | ROBERT LLOYD, TELEVISION CRITIC
"Community," which premieres tonight on NBC, adds a fourth large-ensemble institutional comedy to the network's Thursday night "Comedy Night Done Right" block. Such a sad little slogan for what has been a slate of excellent shows: "The Office," "30 Rock" and "Parks and Recreation," still around; "My Name Is Earl" making room for this new one. And though "Community," which is set at a community college, is not as good as the least of those, it is technically proficient -- that is, the jokes consistently work, even when they don't add up to much -- and its problems may not be unsolvable, if anyone even considers them problems in the first place.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 25, 2011
The Early Show Oscar nominations. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today James Franco; Colin Firth. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Regis and Kelly Alan Cumming. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Carrie Fisher; Russell Simmons. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Talk Regina King. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS The Nate Berkus Show Carson Kressley. (N) 2 p.m. KNBC The Oprah Winfrey Show Greg Louganis. (N) 3 p.m. KABC The Ellen DeGeneres Show Jennifer Love Hewitt; Joel McHale; quarterback Drew Brees; Keri Hilson.
NEWS
June 17, 2011 | By Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times
In the hierarchy of television, being a freak and a geek is a good thing. And the five actors who gathered to talk to The Envelope about their characters' kooky idiosyncrasies (germophobia, social awkwardness, selfishness and then there's the shape-shifting and murdering) — and the effect of their shows on the fanboy (and girl) audience — are at the upper echelon of the TV pecking order, some might say. Following are edited excerpts from our chat — moderated by Times television critic Robert Lloyd — with Johnny Galecki ("Big Bang Theory")
ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 2011 | By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times
The title "The Hardest Working Man in Show Business" will forever belong to the late singer James Brown. But Joel McHale is certainly a front-runner for "The Artist Most Likely to Juggle Multiple Gigs. " When he bounds on stage Saturday to host the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards honoring independent filmmakers, which McHale will audiences see? Joel McHale, star of NBC's struggling but critically acclaimed comedy series "Community. " Joel McHale, the wicked host of E!
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