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The Lost Comedy Career of Bill Clinton

Perhaps no political figure in US history (save for George W. Bush) has been the subject of more jokes and ribbing than Bill Clinton. Just from the Lewinsky scandal alone, comedians have generated more material off of Clinton than they have from the antics of far-more ridiculous politicians like Sarah Palin, Dan Quayle, and Richard Nixon, who were basically real-life Saturday Night Live characters to begin with. But beyond being the subject of endless blue dress and "I didn't inhale" jokes, Clinton's proven to be a funny guy himself – for a politician. The former president can land jokes in his speeches, and he has closer ties to the [...]

The Lost Roles of Chris Tucker

In 2006, Chris Tucker was the highest paid actor in Hollywood, receiving a $25 million payday for appearing in Rush Hour 3. He even negotiated a larger salary and top billing over co-star Jackie Chan, who had more credits and had been a movie star for much longer. Most actors tend to capitalize on that kind of success by flooding the marketplace with more movies while they're still at the height of their popularity. Not Chris Tucker. He’s been very picky with his projects, only starring in two movies in the past 10 years — Rush Hour and Rush Hour 2 — while his peers like Jason Bateman, Justin [...]

The Chris Tucker Comeback Is in Full Effect as He Joins David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook

Chris Tucker may not have been in a movie since 2007's Best Picture winner Rush Hour 3, but he looks to be back in the game now. He's already been cast in Ben Stiller/Vince Vaughn's Neighborhood Watch, and now comes word that he'll also be in David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook. The movie will center on Bradley Cooper's institutionalized, depressed character who's released into the care of his mother. Tucker will play Cooper's "spirited friend" in the mental hospital with him. I bet he'll act all crazy, right??