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Amy Schumer, Melissa McCarthy, Jennifer Lawrence, and More Reportedly Want in on the 'Ghostbusters' Reboot

One of the newer finds in the recently leaked Sony documents is an update on the in-the-works Ghostbusters reboot by Paul Feig. According to The Wrap, an October 8 email exchange between Ivan Reitman and Sony exec Amy Pascal reveals some of the actors who have already expressed interest in starring in Feig's all-women reboot:

Agree that everyone is way too nervous about how this issue and how we. present it but it's isn't a sequel to the 80s movies and it is gonna be totally original with completely different characters and our job is to find a clever way to connect the movie to the original franchise [...]

How 'Inside Amy Schumer' Fought — and Won — to Get "Pussy" on TV

Over the weekend, Amy Schumer and the writers/producers of Inside Amy Schumer sat down for a Paley Center panel all about the show, and it turns out we have them to thank for finally reaching true gender equality on Comedy Central. Prior to the second season of Schumer's show, the network bleeped the word "pussy" but often allowed the word "dick" to air uncensored — a policy that struck the writers and executive producer Dan Powell as unfair. From Vulture's recap:

"Dan decided that it wasn't fair that they bleep the word 'pussy,'" said Amy Schumer. "Because you are allowed to say the word 'dick' on Comedy Central," [...]

Judd Apatow and Amy Schumer Talk 'Trainwreck' with 'New York Times'

"There’s a moment early in someone's career where they will kill and die for what they're writing about. That's why sometimes these first movies are the best ones. Because people never have this level of commitment again."

- Judd Apatow in a New York Times article on his upcoming film collaboration with Amy Schumer, Trainwreck.

Comedy Central Renews 'Inside Amy Schumer' and 'Review'; Adds Two New Shows

Comedy Central announced today that they've renewed three series, Inside Amy Schumer, Andy Daly's Review, and TripTank, for another season. This will mark a third season for high-rated Schumer and a second for Review and TripTank.

The cable network also ordered two new shows, Another Period and IdiotsitterAnother Period is a turn-of-the-century comedy about a wealthy Rhode Island family co-created by and starring Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome (Garfunkel and Oates). Idiotsitter is based on the Comedy Central digital series co-created by and starring Charlotte Newhouse and Workaholics' Jillian Bell. It's the second Comedy Central digital series to jump to TV, following Ari Shaffir's standup/storytelling show This Is Not Happening, which jumps [...]

Amy Schumer Has a Heart-to-Heart Chat with a 106-Year-Old Woman

Here's a segment from last night's episode of Inside Amy Schumer, in which Amy interviews a lovely woman named Downing who has lived long enough to see the Great Depression as well as the point in time where women wearing pants became a permanent thing. It's both adorably hilarious and enlightening, and we can only hope that in another 70 years there will be a young lady of the future who interviews Schumer about the days women didn't get equal pay and the Twitter fad was in its prime.

Amy Schumer Set to Host the 2015 MTV Movie Awards

Amy Schumer took over MTV's social media accounts last night to reveal some big news: She's officially signed on to host next year's MTV Movie Awards, which is set to air live from Los Angeles on Sunday, April 12th a 9:00pm. "Wickedly funny and sharply insightful, Amy Schumer is perhaps the most ascendant talent in comedy today and she's on the brink of an epic year," said MTV President Stephen Friedman in a statement. "We are thrilled to work with Amy to create an unpredictable and hilarious showcase for Hollywood's biggest blockbusters and brightest stars in what promises to be the most combustible Movie Awards ever."

Amy Schumer Lures David Letterman Out of Sobriety

Amy Schumer is always a delight when she visits David Letterman, and Friday's Late Show was no different. In fact, Letterman has become such a big Schumer fan that he undid nearly 40 years of sobriety just to knock back some J&B with her. Watch more from Schumer's interview below:

Louis C.K., Amy Schumer Headline Funny or Die's Oddball Tour 2014

Last summer, Funny Or Die held its first ever comedy tour, The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival, with Dave Chappelle and Flight of the Conchords headlining. Today, they announced the lineup for the 2014 Oddball tour, with 21 dates across the nation starting out this summer, with a whole slew of big-name comedians set to appear, including Louis C.K., Aziz Ansari, Amy Schumer, Bill Burr, Jim Gaffigan, Sarah Silverman, Whitney Cummings, Jeff Ross, Marc Maron, Chris Hardwick, Hannibal Buress, Demetri Martin, Brent Morin, Dave Attell, DJ Trauma, Jermaine Fowler, Jerrod Carmichael, Jim Jefferies, Julian McCullough, Michael Che, Moshe Kasher, Reggie Watts, Ron Funches, Rory Scovel, and a second stage hosted [...]

The 11 Best Sketches from 'Inside Amy Schumer' Season 2

In honor of Inside Amy Schumer’s season finale tonight, we’ve compiled the best sketches from the show's excellent second season. Comedy Central renewed Schumer for a third season, and we’re already looking forward to more hilarious on-the-street interviews and “Amy Goes Deep” segments in addition to the signature sketches in the year to come.

Check out a collection of the best of Season 2 below:

Contenders for 'Late Late Show' Include Michael Ian Black, Joel McHale, and Amy Schumer

While Stephen Colbert's appointment as David Letterman's successor went down in record time, THR reports that the hiring process to replace Craig Ferguson on The Late Late Show won't be nearly as easy or fast of a process. There are a bunch of names reportedly being considered by CBS for the gig right now: former Late Late Show contenders Aisha Tyler and Michael Ian Black (who both guest hosted the show before Ferguson got the job), Joel McHale, Daily Show regulars Jason Jones and John Hodgman, and wildcard pick Amy Schumer, who recently made a memorable appearance on Late Show with David Letterman. CBS Entertainment chairman Nina [...]

Amy Schumer Is Producing a Comedy Central Pilot Starring Rachel Feinstein

Amy Schumer is teaming up with comedian Rachel Feinstein for a brand new Comedy Central show. Deadline reports that the network has given a pilot order to an untitled series starring Feinstein and co-executive produced by Schumer described as "a field-driven sketch show that focuses on Feinstein out on the street using her social experiments and character-based comedy to explore and skewer gender, class and stereotypical issues in sketch and character-driven pieces." Feinstein has toured with Schumer, appeared on Inside Amy Schumer, and starred in her own Comedy Central Half Hour special earlier this year.

Amy Schumer's Ice Bucket Challenge Video Is Disgusting and Perfect

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been dominating the internet all week, but thankfully someone has taken it to a new, non-boring level, and that person is Amy Schumer. Schumer posted her Ice Bucket Challenge contribution to Instagram last night, and it's hard to say which part is better — her substitute for ice water, her killer nominations, or those fabulous high-rise undies.

Sketch Anatomy: Emily Altman Breaks Down 'Inside Amy Schumer's "Mom Computer Therapy"

Welcome to our column Sketch Anatomy, where we ask some of our favorite television writers to choose any sketch — one they personally wrote or one from history they find particularly hilarious, notable, or underappreciated — to learn from a writer's perspective what separates a successful sketch from the rest.

For this week's installment of Sketch Anatomy we spoke with Emily Altman, who teaches sketch writing at UCB in New York and has written for MTV's Hey Girl, Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer, and the upcoming Tina Fey-created NBC series The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Altman chose to take us behind the scenes of season 2's Inside Amy [...]

Amy Schumer, Rory Scovel, and a Giant List of Fake Tyler Perry Movies Star in This New 'Inside Amy Schumer' Sketch

Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer has been on a roll this season, and that continues with this new sketch, which stars Schumer and guest Rory Scovel as a couple trying to figure out which movie to watch before going to bed. It's another strong sketch from Inside Amy Schumer this season, with the highlight being a massive list of fake Tyler Perry movies on the screen for Schumer's On Demand service that's definitely worth freeze framing for stuff like Tyler Perry's Madea and the Temple of Uh Uh and Tyler Perry's Big Momma's Deposition.