Talk show hosts who have hosted the Oscars

Talk show hosts provide audiences with a more intimate look at the celebrities they love. Oftentimes, talk show hosts walk the fine line between helping people laugh with performers rather than at them, which is what makes them perfect to host the Academy Awards. If they can do that for one actor, why not 100?Within this special group of talk show hosts who have hosted the Academy...
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21 most memorable Oscar speeches

Winning an Academy Award is the moment every film industry professional dreams of, and when it arrives, winners have to quickly compose themselves and deliver their acceptance speech. Some are humble, some are funny, some are political, some are embarrassing and some manage to be all of those things at once. Just don't be boring! The following speeches, stretching from 1940 to the...
January 20, 2017  |  Discuss

This is what Muhammad Ali entering heaven must look like

The world said goodbye to Muhammad Ali on Friday, as Billy Crystal and others paid tribute to The Greatest before he was laid to rest.One of the most popular tributes on social media was an artistic rendering of Ali walking into heaven and getting greeted by the likes of Martin Luther King Jr., Michael Jackson and more. Mike Tyson, who served as a pallbearer at the funeral, was...
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June 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Bill Clinton, Billy Crystal deliver eulogies as the world says goodbye to The Greatest

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The Greatest was laid to rest in his hometown Friday after an all-day send-off that was a lot like Muhammad Ali himself -- serious at times, but also exuberant, bracingly political, and funny.Ali made one final journey through the city he adored via a fist-pumping funeral procession through the streets of Louisville. The burial was followed by a star-studded memorial...
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June 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Watch Billy Crystal's brilliant eulogy for Muhammad Ali

Billy Crystal began his eulogy for Muhammad Ali like only he could. "We're at the halfway point," he said dryly upon taking the stage, hours after the day's events for Ali began. "I was clean shaven when this started." Of course, everyone in the building laughed, and then Crystal turned somber. "Last week, when we heard the news, time stopped," he said. "There was no war, there were...
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June 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Billy Crystal Delivered An Incredibly Touching Speech At Muhammad Ali’s Funeral

Muhammad Ali’s funeral took place on Friday in Louisville, Kentucky, and it featured a number of famous speakers – including Bill Clinton and Bryant Gumbel. But it was undoubtedly comedian Billy Crystal who stole the show, delivering an incredibly touching speech for his friend of 42 years. Crystal, who was asked to speak by Ali himself, told numerous stories of their friendship...
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June 10, 2016  |  Discuss

GGTV Episode 12: Drake, Billy Crystal, or Bon Jovi?

The Gang talks the return of Jae Crowder and the Celtics’ chances at a sixth seed with the playoffs approaching.  They offer a humorous debate over which superstar represents the Celtics, then turn serious with Stats arguing different teams’ approaches to building towards mediocrity, versus another championship.  They touch on the Warriors’ fast approaching win record, the...
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April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Billy Crystal can’t explain flawed athletes to kids in latest Real Sports monologue

Whenever people end up talking about sports stars and controversies, the Helen Lovejoy “won’t someone please think of the children?!?!” mindset comes into play far too often. In a monologue for HBO Real Sports, Billy Crystal explored that mindset and realized that…well, there’s no one for kids to look up to. EVERYONE is flawed. Yeah, that about hit the nail on the head...
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May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Billy Crystal discuss Clippers/Spurs series on Kimmel

We’ve talked about the unfair seeding that has created the Los Angeles Clippers/San Antonio Spurs first round match-up. Long-time Clippers fan Billy Crystal, went on Jimmy Kimmel the other night and discussed his fandom for the team with some jokes at their previous failures and how close they are to getting to the next round… The post Watch: Billy Crystal discuss Clippers/Spurs...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Billy Crystal Leads Robin Williams Emmy Tribute With Story About 1989 Mets Game (Videos)

Billy Crystal’s heartfelt tribute to Robin Williams at the Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday night was one of the highlights of the entire night. Crystal opened the segment by sharing a story about the time he and his late friend joined Tim McCarver in the broadcast booth at Shea Stadium during a 1989 New York Mets-Cincinnati Reds game on “Comic Relief Day.” Williams, who died...
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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