<![CDATA[NBC New York - Top Stories]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcnewyork.com/entertainment/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpg NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.com en-us Sat, 01 Aug 2015 04:06:40 -0400 Sat, 01 Aug 2015 04:06:40 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA['Tonight': First Drafts of Rock Does The Beach Boys]]> Sat, 01 Aug 2015 02:39:55 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/073115-kevin-bacon-beach-boys-tonight-show.jpg With a little help from Kevin Bacon, First Drafts of Rock takes a look at an early version of The Beach Boys' "Fun, Fun, Fun."

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<![CDATA['Tonight': Mel B Predicts an 'AGT' Winner]]> Sat, 01 Aug 2015 02:19:42 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/073115-mel-b-agt-tonight-show.jpg Mel B talks about "America's Got Talent," and she and Jimmy continue with their tradition of trying to predict a winner before the live rounds.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Baby Pygmy Hippo Learns He's a Natural Swimmer]]> Sat, 01 Aug 2015 01:05:31 -0400 YouTube video posted by the zoo.]]> YouTube video posted by the zoo.]]> http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/Melbourne-Zoo-Pygmy-Hippo.jpg

A baby pygmy hippo jumps into the water for the very first time in a delightful video posted by an Australian Zoo, proving that even pygmy hippos start small.

The little hippo's name is Obi, and he dives into the pool at the Melbourne Zoo with ihs mother, Petre, in video posted in June, when Obi was three weeks old.

Quite the natural, Obi tries to hop on his mother's back and even nuzzles her snout while splashing around. 

"He loves the water and spends hours in the small pool," Wild Sea Manager Justin Valentine said in a Melbourne Zoo press release posted after Obi hit the waves.

Pygmy hippos are found in West Africa – Obi means "heart" in Igbo, a language from Nigeria – and are much less aquatic then their larger cousins. 

"Its nose and ears close underwater just like a hippo's do, but its head is rounder and narrower, its neck is proportionally longer, and its eyes are not on the top of its head," according to the San Diego Zoo.

Calves, like Obi, can't walk well in their first few weeks of life, according to the San Diego Zoo. But pygmy hippo mothers have a sneaky solution: tucking the calf away in bushes while she feeds.



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<![CDATA[Late at Night on NBC]]> Tue, 16 Jun 2015 12:47:34 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP24762024125.jpg

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<![CDATA[Valerie Harper Out of Hospital, Resting With Family]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:53:38 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_298491359449.jpg

Actress Valerie Harper is resting and feeling better according to a spokesperson for the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine, where Harper was performing in the show "Nice Work If You Can Get It," alongside Sally Struthers.

Harper was taken to York Hospital Wednesday and was discharged Thursday. Her husband told the Ogunquit Playhouse that she is relaxing with family in an undisclosed location.

Bradford Kenney, Executive Artistic Director for the playhouse, said Harper had been feeling "off" all week. On Wednesday night, she was feeling faint in her dressing room, and the staff suggested she seek medical attention.

"She wanted to still go on stage," said Kenney.

Harper is 75 years old and has terminal cancer. Two years ago, doctors told her she had just three months to live. She said she was determined to keep living and working.

"She's out there to inspire people," said Kenney.

The Ogunquit Playhouse staff said reports that Harper had collapsed and was in a coma are "absolutely not true."

The day before she was hospitalized, Harper sat down with WCSH, an affiliate of necn and NBC, and said she was feeling "amazingly good," but admitted it hasn't been easy to perform.

"I'm having a really tough time," Harper told WCSH. "I think it’s the medication."

Kenney said Harper is optimistic she will be strong enough to return to the stage before the show ends on August 15.

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<![CDATA[Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Are Having a Baby]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:12:54 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_913714341861.jpg

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have announced on Facebook that they are expecting a baby girl.

"This will be a new chapter in our lives. We've already been so fortunate for the opportunity to touch people's lives around the world -- Cilla as a doctor and educator, and me through this community and philanthropy. Now we'll focus on making the world a better place for our child and the next generation," Facebook founder and CEO wrote in a post on Friday. 

The couple tied the knot at a small ceremony at his Palo Alto, California, home in 2012. They met at Harvard and have been together for more than nine years before getting married.



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<![CDATA[Box Office Preview: 'Mission Impossible,' 'Vacation,' and More]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:41:45 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_bop0730_1500x845.jpg See the latest films coming to theaters this weekend.]]> <![CDATA['Shame on Him': Stars Condemn Lion Killing]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:30:37 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/TLMD-leon-cecil-zimbabue-nbc-vod-.png

Celebrities have slammed Walter James Palmer over the killing of Cecil the lion, calling the American dentist a “coward,” and urging that his license be revoked.

Palmer has admitted to killing the 13-year-old predator, a favorite with foreign tourists and the subject of a study by Oxford University, but said he had hired professional guides and believed all the necessary hunting permits were in order.

Palmer sent an apology letter to his patients, but that has not stopped stars from sharing strong words about him.

Betty White slammed the Minnesota dentist, saying to The Associated Press on Thursday: “You don’t want to hear some of the things I want to do to that man."

“It’s such a heartbreaker," White continued. "You can’t even talk about it, and to see this king of the jungle and personifying it in every way, this gorgeous creature. How can somebody do that?”

Mia Farrow tweeted the dentist’s full office address on Wednesday, saying: "#CecilTheLion -Gentle protector of 6 cubs. Loved by many. Killed by Dentist Walter Palmer.” She later deleted the tweet.

Earlier this week, Jimmy Kimmel took time out of his late-night show to reprimand the dentist, saying: “I’m honestly curious to know why a human being would feel compelled to do that. How is that fun?"

Other celebrities like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Osbourne, and Ricky Gervais also took to social media to express their outrage.



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<![CDATA[Ice T Re-Voices 'Care Bears,' 'The Smurfs']]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:22:35 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Ice-T.png Jimmy Fallon discovers that Ice T used to do voiceover work for children's cartoons, like "Care Bears," "The Smurfs" and "Dora the Explorer.”]]> <![CDATA['Late Night': New England Scram Chowder]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:23:22 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Meyers+New+England+Scram+Chowder.png Seth Meyer shares his thoughts on Boston losing its Olympic bid.]]> <![CDATA['Tonight Show' Hashtags: #AirportFail]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:24:26 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Hashtag+AirportFail.png Jimmy Fallon discovers that Ice T used to do voiceover work for children's cartoons, like "Care Bears," "The Smurfs" and "Dora the Explorer.”]]> <![CDATA[Utah Embraces 'The Book of Mormon']]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:27:45 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/first-national-tour-cast.jpg

“The Book of Mormon,” Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s musical satire about the Mormon church, has been breaking box office records on Broadway since opening in 2011. But this week, the Tony-winning musical did something it’s never done before: it opened in Salt Lake City, Utah.

That’s right -- “The Book of Mormon” hit the heart of the Mormon church for the first time since its national tour launched in 2012, for a two-week, sold out run at the The Capitol Theatre. And according to reports, the foul-mouthed comedy’s first performance was met with a rousing reception from a mixed audience of non-Mormons, ex-Mormons and practicing Mormons.

No protesters or mass walkouts occurred on opening night, and audiences laughed loudly, even during some of the show’s more biting moments. Standing ovations were given. The production’s program even included three advertisements from the Mormon church, whose temple was just two blocks away from the theater.

Actor Billy Tighe, who plays Elder Price in the touring production, called the Salt Lake City opening an “epic evening.” “I’ve never experience an audience so eager to share a laugh,” he said. “Truly one of the most memorable nights of my life.”

Creators Parker and Stone weren’t there, but told the Associated Press that having the show there felt like a full-circle moment. “It just feels very much like it’s coming home,” Stone said. "It's like playing 'Fiddler on the Roof' to a bunch of Jews," Parker added.

Neither Parker nor Stone have ever received blowback The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, whose leaders have stuck with one statement about the show over the years.

It reads: "The production may attempt to entertain audiences for an evening, but the Book of Mormon as a volume of scripture will change people's lives forever by bringing them closer to Christ."

For more information about “The Book of Mormon” and its tour, visit bookofmormonbroadway.com.



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<![CDATA[Lupita Nyong’o and 'Walking Dead' Star Team for New Play]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:12:18 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/479920655KI00263_Marie_Clai.jpg

Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o (“12 Years a Slave”) will make her New York stage debut this fall in a new play from Danai Gurira, best known to audiences as Michonne in AMC’s “The Walking Dead.”

A drama about the Liberian Civil War, “Eclipsed” begins previews at The Public Theater on Sept. 29, with a limited engagement running through Nov. 8. The play officially opens Oct. 14.

“Eclipsed” tells the story of a fragile community of captive wives during the war, who band together as a means for survival, until a new girl arrives and threatens to upset their balance.

South African born Liesl Tommy will direct. She previously directed “The Good Negro” and “The Urban Retreat” at The Public.

Tickets are now available for members. Single tickets, starting at $80, will be available to the general public starting Aug. 6. Visit www.publictheater.org for more information.



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<![CDATA[Rare Blue Moon to Appear in Sky Friday]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:14:22 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/blue+moon+over+ny.jpg

Be sure to set your gaze skyward Friday to catch a glimpse of the rare blue moon.

Don't be fooled by the name "blue moon," however. Most likely, the moon will look gray or white as usual, but it will be a full moon. The moon rises in New York Thursday at 7:28 p.m. but sets at 6:05 a.m. Friday, just before it becomes completely full (6:43 a.m). It will appear again in the sky at 8:14 p.m. Friday -- the day of the official "blue moon," though it won't be at its peak. 

Blue moons are not actually defined by their color. Instead, by popular definition, a blue moon is the second full moon in a month. The phenomenon only happens every few years, making it a relatively rare occurrence. The first full moon of the month happened July 1 for those in New York.

A moon that appears blue is caused by dust in the atmosphere, according to Larry Ciupik, an astronomer at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, Illinois. If the atmospheric conditions are just right on Friday, then the blue moon may appear slightly blue in color, but Ciupik says that isn't likely to happen.

The popular definition of a blue moon is as incorrect as the assumption that the moon will actually look blue, however, according to Ciupik. The Farmers' Almanac definition of a blue moon is the third full moon in a calendar season, which is just as rare as the second full moon in a month. The two kinds of blue moons do not usually align, however.

The last blue moon — by popular definition — happened in August 2012, and the next one will not appear until January 2018. The phenomenon can happen any month except February, even during  a Leap Year, because the month does not have enough days, according to Ciupik.

Although Friday's moon may not look any different than any other full moon, Ciupik believes the popularity of the blue moon is due to the general mystery of the moon, including the faces some people see in the orb and the myths that proliferate about full moons causing strange events.

"It's also a kind of romantic thing," Ciupik said. "I think it's kind of primal. You look at the moon, and it's kind of primal. You could be seeing this a thousand years ago, the same thing."



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<![CDATA[Celebrate National Cheesecake Day With Half-Off Deals]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:57:47 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Cheesecake-Generic.jpg

It’s National Cheesecake Day, and eateries around the Big Apple are celebrating by offering deals on the city’s most iconic and decadent treat.

Junior’s Restaurant and Cheesecake is offering slices for half price Thursday for customers who get lunch or dinner at any of its New York City locations or its restaurant at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut.

You can also score $5 off any cheesecake order from the Junior's website with the code CHEESECAKEDAY15.

Eileen’s Special Cheesecake, another venerable New York City pastry-maker, is also offering half-off any cheesecake purchase at its store at 17 Cleveland Place in Manhattan.

If you’re not going to be in the city today, you can still celebrate the occasion with a slice of from Cheesecake Factory for half off.

Diners who snap a selfie with their cheesecake, then post the photo to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #SayCheesecake or the restaurant chain’s Facebook page, can win up to $1,000.



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<![CDATA[Top Celeb Pics: 'Concrete River' Premiere]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:24:28 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/topEnt-GettyImages-482315580.jpg Check out the latest photos of your favorite celebrities.

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<![CDATA['Tonight’ Word Sneak With Jason Segel]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:39:30 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Word+Sneak+Jason+Segel.png Fallon Word Sneak with Jason Segel]]> <![CDATA[Fun Home Performs 'Changing My Major']]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:14:20 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Meyers+Fun+Home.JPG The Tony-winning Broadway musical Fun Home performs 'Changing My Major' on 'Late Night.'

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<![CDATA[Microsoft's Clippy Brings Windows 10 to ‘Tonight']]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:19:18 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Microsoft+Clippy.png Jimmy Fallon gets a menacing visit from Microsoft Office assistant Clippy while talking about the Windows 10 launch.]]> <![CDATA['Law & Order' Director Arrested on Child Porn Charges]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:23:17 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/jason+alexander+arrest.jpg

"Law & Order" director Jason "Jace" Alexander has been arrested on child pornography charges, according to police.

Alexander, 51, was arrested Wednesday in Westchester County and charged with one count of promoting a sexual performance by a child and one count of possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child, police said.

Officials allegedly found digital pornography files on computers and external hard drives at Alexander’s Dobbs Ferry home. The files showed children younger than 16 years of age engaged in child pornography, police said.

Alexander was arraigned in Dobbs Ferry Village Court and held on $10,000 cash bail. He is due in court on November 19. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of seven years in state prison.

Alexander has directly nearly three dozen episodes of "Law and Order" since the mid-1990s. He is also known for his work on "Rescue Me" and "Carry Me Home." He and his wife have three children.

Attorney information was not immediately available.

Alexander’s representative did not return a request for comment from E! News. The Director’s Guild of America, where Alexander serves as vice president, said they had no comment.



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<![CDATA[Globetrotters' Star Makes 150-foot Shot Atop Ride]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:56:57 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/229*120/Screen+Shot+2015-07-29+at+9.41.27+PM.png

Adrenaline-lovers take on the AtmostFear ride in Wildwood, N.J. to experience the thrill of free fall.

But a Harlem Globetrotter ascended 150-feet to the top of the amusement park ride for another reason.

Female star Sweet J Ekworomadu made history Tuesday afternoon after hitting a trick shot from the top of the ride at Morey’s Piers.

Fans watched in awe as she knocked down the shot with nothing but the basket in sight. Take a look in the video embedded above.

The Globetrotters will be beach side at the Wildwoods Convention Center until Friday.

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<![CDATA[Michael Shannon Joins 'Long Day’s Journey Into Night']]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:20:29 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/509287471AZ00007_Premieres_.jpg

Michael Shannon (TV’s “Boardwalk Empire”) has joined the cast of the Roundabout Theater Company’s revival of Eugene O’Neill’s “Long Day’s Journey Into Night.”

Shannon will play James Jr, the eldest son of the Tyrone family which already includes Jessica Lange (Mary), Gabriel Byrne (James) and John Gallagher Jr. (Edmund).

Previews for the limited engagement production will begin March 31, 2016, with an April 19 opening at the American Airlines Theatre.

The show marks Shannon’s return to Broadway after making his debut in 2012’s “Grace” alongside Paul Rudd. He was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in 2008’s “Revolutionary Road.”

Lange’s longtime "American Horror Story" collaborator Ryan Murphy will also co-produce the revival alongside the Roundabout. Jonathan Kent will direct.



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<![CDATA[Brooklyn Pizzeria Is Best in America, Study Finds]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:11:02 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/juliana+pizzeria+handout.jpg

A Brooklyn pizzeria has been named the top joint for a slice in America, according to a TripAdvisor ranking based on the quality and quantity of reviews and opinions from millions of travelers.

Juliana's Pizza, on Old Fulton Street in DUMBO, won top honors from TripAdvisor. Opened in 2012 by legendary Brooklyn pizza maker Patsy Grimaldi, this eatery tantalizes taste buds with its thin crust pizza that is charred to perfection under a coal-fired hearth.

One TripAdvisor reviewer raved, "The main reason why Patsy Grimaldi is an institution is because he does make outstanding pizza! After all these years, the perfect crust, great tomatoes, delicious mozzarella and toppings galore; try them all, you can't go wrong."

Keste, on Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village, known for its authentic Neapolitan pizza, came in at No. 4 on the top 10 list. John's Pizzeria, also on Bleecker street, came in at No. 10.

Overall, New York City was named the second best city in the country for pizza, behind Chicago.

Here is a list of the top 10 pizza restaurants in country, according to TripAdvisor:

1. Juliana's Pizza -- Brooklyn, New York
2. Pizza Time of St. Augustine -- Saint Augustine, Florida
3. Moose's Tooth Pub and Pizzeria -- Anchorage, Alaska
4. Keste -- New York, New York
5. Tony's Pizza Napoletana -- San Francisco, California
6. Pizzeria Regina -- Boston, Massachusetts
7. Antico Pizza Napoletana -- Atlanta, Georgia
8. Bill's Pizza -- Palm Springs, California
9. Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana -- New Haven, Connecticut
10. John's Pizzeria – New York, New York

The TripAdvisor ranking of top U.S. pizza restaurants is based on the quantity and quality of reviews for pizza restaurants, giving more weight to reviews written in the past year. Pizza restaurants were identified as those having a majority of reviews mentioning pizza, a minimum of 500 reviews, and at least 10 percent of reviews mentioning "best pizza."



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<![CDATA[Part II: Interview With Broadway's Demonic Sock Puppet]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:16:46 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000008052877_1200x675_493428803627.jpg A demonic sock puppet is one of Broadway's biggest attractions these days in the quirky show "Hand to God" at the Booth Theatre. He drinks, curses, enjoys carnal relations and did not hold back when he spoke with News 4's Gus Rosendale. Rosendale says it was the most enjoyable yet uncomfortable interview of his career. Don't miss Part I of his interview with the sock puppet star. ]]> <![CDATA[Billy Eichner, Julie Klausner on ‘Difficult People’]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:07:14 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Meyers+Billy+Eichner+and+Julie+Klausner.JPG Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner get to work with a slew of great guest stars on the Hulu series.

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<![CDATA[Ron Weasley’s Drunk Happy Birthday Wish]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:29:00 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Harry+Potter.JPG Drunk Ron Weasley (Simon Pegg) visits “The Tonight Show” to wish Harry Potter an early happy birthday.

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<![CDATA['Tonight' Inflatable Flip Cup With Danny DeVito]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:00:46 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Fanny+DeVito.JPG Jimmy Fallon competes against Danny DeVito in a game of flip cup while wearing inflatable fat suits.

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<![CDATA['Conan' Show Stole Jokes: Lawsuit]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:55:52 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/072815-conan-obrien-lawsuit.jpg

A San Diego man is taking Conan O'Brien and the "Conan" team to court, alleging the talk show host stole jokes posted on social media. 

Robert Alexander Kaseberg has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit in California federal court, claiming Conan O’Brien, TBS, “Conan” Executive Producer Jeff Ross and “Conan” Head Writer Mike Sweeney stole four of his jokes, first seen on his blog and his Twitter account. He filed the lawsuit on July 22.

"We at Conaco firmly believe there is no merit to this lawsuit," said Drew Shane, a spokesperson for Conaco, LLC, to NBC San Diego in a statement. Conaco, LLC is the production company behind "Conan."

The first joke allegedly stolen was posted on Kaseberg’s online blog on Jan. 14, poking fun at a Delta Airlines flight.

“A Delta flight this week took off from Cleveland to New York with just two passengers. And they fought over control of the armrest the entire flight,” the joke read, according to the lawsuit.

That same evening, the joke appeared in Conan's late-night monologue, the lawsuit said.

A second joke posted to his blog and Twitter account on Feb. 3 about Tom Brady later appeared on the show the following day, the suit claims.

"Tom Brady said he wants to give his MVP truck to the man who won the game for the Patriots. So enjoy that truck, Pete Carroll," the second joke reads, according to the lawsuit. 

He posted the third joke listed in the action on his personal blog and Twitter account on Feb. 17. 

"The Washington Monument is ten inches shorter than previously thought. You know the winter has been cold when a monument suffers from shrinkage," the third joke reads, according to the lawsuit. 

That same night it appeared in the comedian's monologue. 

A fourth joke posted on June 9 made fun of streets named after Bruce Jenner, who had just revealed he was changing his name to Caitlyn Jenner amid his gender transition; the joke also appeared in the monologue that same day, the lawsuit alleges.

Kaseberg did not receive money for the jokes or any credit for the jokes, the lawsuit says.

He is seeking more than $600,000 in damages.

Andy Richter, O'Brien's sidekick on the show, poked fun at the lawsuit on Twitter. 



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<![CDATA[Matthew Broderick Joins 'Sylvia' ]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:19:04 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/540275525AP00032_Roundabout.jpg

It’s been almost two months since Matthew Broderick was on Broadway. But the two-time Tony winner, last seen in Terrence McNally’s “It’s Only a Play,” will be back on the boards this fall, in the A.R. Gurney’s “Sylvia.”

The production begins previews Oct. 2 at Broadway’s Cort Theatre, prior to an Oct. 27 opening.

Broderick will join Julie White (“Airline Highway”) as married couple Greg and Kate, who form a complicated relationship with their dog, Sylvia (Tony-winner Annaleigh Ashford, last seen in “You Can’t Take it With You”).

This will be the first time “Sylvia” has been on Broadway. The comedy opened in 1995 at the Manhattan Theater Club, starring Broderick’s wife, Sarah Jessica Parker, in the title character.

Direction for its Broadway bow will come from Daniel Sullivan (“The Country House”). Robert Sella (“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”) will also star.

For tickets and information, visit sylviabroadway.com.



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