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Q & A with Betty White

Q & A with Betty White

On Tuesday, comedian Betty White accepted the Jack Benny Award at UCLA for her achievements in comedy. She spoke to the Daily Bruin’s Laurie Allred about the award, her current projects and how comedy has changed over the course of her career.

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Interview: Jon Stewart on politics

Interview: Jon Stewart on politics

The show is pretty much the same philosophically as it was when I started. Hopefully, we’re slightly better at executing it and having it reflect a better version of what I wanted it to be. But as far as my role in it, it’s the same as it was.

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Q&A with Joe Jonas about starting a solo career and his new album, ‘FastLife’

Q&A with Joe Jonas about starting a solo career and his new album, ‘FastLife’

Joe Jonas has chosen the road towards a solo career and releases his new album, “FastLife,” today. While the content and sound of his new album differs from what he recorded and performed with the Jonas Brothers, Jonas said he still hopes to appeal to both his loyal, longtime fans and new ones as well. He spoke with the Daily Bruin’s Marjorie Yan about his new album and what it’s like to make music without his brothers.

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‘Cash Cab’ host talks college, odd jobs and comedy

‘Cash Cab’ host talks college, odd jobs and comedy

Emmy award-winning gameshow host and comedian Ben Bailey, known best as host of “Cash Cab,” visited the University campus to give a stand-up performance Monday evening. The Daily Illini had a chance to sit down and talk with Bailey.

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Jonah Hill ‘Just wants to make cool stuff’

In just over five years, Jonah Hill has gone from being a side-splitting minor character in assorted Judd Apatow movies to an actor widely recognized for his unmistakable talent, even outside of comedy films. The 27-year-old actor is currently starring alongside Brad Pitt and Philip Seymour Hoffman in the drama “Moneyball,” marking an important transition in his career. For while Hill has proved a brilliant funnyman, his new role displays a level of performance versatility and personal maturity beyond any of his previous work.

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Interview: Jonah Hill switches gears for ‘Moneyball’

Jonah Hill is one of Hollywood’s most sought-after talents. He is famous for his comical personality and riotous roles, including his character Seth in the acclaimed hit “Superbad.” But this year the 27-year-old actor steps into a different light of the movie industry, co-starring with Brad Pitt in “Moneyball,” the upcoming sport drama based on the true story of Paul DePodesta.

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Swardson exposes himself as ‘Bucky Larson’

Comedian and actor Nick Swardson has been one of Hollywood’s rising stars of comedy ever since he was taken under the wing of Adam Sandler and his merry troupe of goofballs. The Daily got an opportunity to speak with Nick via telephone about his starring role in “Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star,” which he co-wrote with Sandler and Happy Madison Productions coworker Allen Covert, as well as his whimsical experience playing an undersized porn star.

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Eisenberg discusses the challenges of his role in ‘30 Minutes’

Eisenberg discusses the challenges of his role in ‘30 Minutes’

In “30 Minutes or Less,” Jesse Eisenberg stars as Nick, a withdrawn pizza delivery boy who has a bomb strapped to his chest by small-time criminals played by Danny McBride and Nick Swardson. With only a few hours to rob a bank before the bomb goes off, Nick enlists his friend Chet (Aziz Ansari) to help him stay alive.

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Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy talk driving ‘Cars 2’ overseas

Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy talk driving ‘Cars 2’ overseas

After zooming through theaters and toy stores in 2006, Pixar Animation Studios is bringing one of its most lucrative franchises back to the big screen this weekend with “Cars 2.”

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‘South Park’ creators dish on new Broadway musical

Trey Parker and Matt Stone have temporarily left snowy South Park to give their regards to Broadway. Stone and Parker, the co-creators of Comedy Central’s hit show “South Park,” are bringing their first play, “The Book of Mormon,” to Broadway. The show is a satire about two Mormon boys from Salt Lake City, who are sent out of their element to a war zone in Uganda as missionaries. The show opens Thursday on Broadway.

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