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John Barrowman to host ABC's 'Sing Your Face Off'

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LOS ANGELES, May 21 (UPI) -- John Barrowman is to serve as host and Darrell Hammond and Debbie Gibson as judges on the U.S. competition series "Sing Your Face Off," EW.com said.

Mom allegedly drove teens to vandalism

LOS ANGELES, June 13 (UPI) -- A Southern California woman has been charged with chauffeuring her daughter and two teenage friends to homes where they committed anti-Semitic vandalism.
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LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Regis Philbin, Joan Rivers, Rhea Perlman and Kevin Nealon have booked guest appearances on "Hot in Cleveland," TV Land said.
Slash, Lovitz join Charlie Sheen roast

Slash, Lovitz join Charlie Sheen roast

NEW YORK, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Slash, Jon Lovitz, Patrice O'Neal, Amy Schumer, Kate Walsh and William Shatner have joined the lineup for a roast of Hollywood actor Charlie Sheen.

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Lovitz bops Dick for 'Hartman hex'

HOLLYWOOD, July 18 (UPI) -- Comics Jon Lovitz and Andy Dick tussled outside a Hollywood comedy club over what witnesses say was Dick's invoking the late Phil Hartman as a curse.

Lovitz to seek justice as 'Bad Judge'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Former "Saturday Night Live" comedian Jon Lovitz has been cast as the lead in the unscripted courtroom U.S. TV series "Bad Judge" from NBC.

Celebrities flocking to 'The Simpsons'

LOS ANGELES, July 24 (UPI) -- With the 18th season of the hit U.S. TV series "The Simpsons" set to begin later this year, Fox has revealed the new season's celebrity guests.

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City judge censured for rudeness, mockery

SYRACUSE, N.Y., April 4 (UPI) -- A Syracuse, N.Y. city judge has been admonished for rudeness and mocking an assault victim whose testimony she said she didn't believe.

'SNL' veterans join 'Southland' cast

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- "Saturday Night Live" veterans Cheri Oteri, Amy Poehler and Jon Lovitz have signed on for Richard Kelly's indie film "Southland Tales."
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Jon Lovitz

Jonathan "Jon" Lovitz (born July 21, 1957) is an American comedian, actor, and singer. He is best known as a cast member of the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live from 1985 to 1990.

Lovitz was born in Los Angeles, California. His father was a successful physician and was the family doctor for the Jackson family of musical fame. He graduated with a theater degree in 1979 from the University of California at Irvine and then studied acting with Tony Barr at the Film Actors Workshop. He became a member of The Groundlings comedy troupe where he befriended his future SNL fellow Phil Hartman.

Lovitz was a cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1985 to 1990. He later said in an interview for the book Live From New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live that his time on SNL was the most memorable in his career. He went from having no money to being offered a $500,000 movie contract. He was nominated for an Emmy Award his first two years on Saturday Night Live. One of his most notable SNL characters was "Tommy Flanagan, The Pathological Liar" who used the old catchphrase, "Yeah! That's the ticket!" as he, after visible effort, finally finished constructing his latest lie. The line was previously said by Humphrey Bogart in the movie the <<link:0>>. Some of his other recurring characters included Master Thespian, Tonto, Mephistopheles, Harvey Fierstein and Michael Dukakis. In a 1986 episode of Saturday Night Live he played a virgin Trekkie, who was scripted to hang his head when asked by William Shatner if he had ever kissed a girl.

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