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Last Nielsen picture to get DVD release

New York -- Screen Media Films says it has acquired "Stonerville," the final movie of late Canadian actor Leslie Nielsen.

Co-starring Pauly Shore, Patrick Cavanaugh and Phil Morrishe, the film is to be released Jan. 11 on DVD, the company announced Thursday.

It tells the story of comedian and self-proclaimed "King of YouTube" Slam Slamsky, who wants to make it big in mainstream advertising, even though his sense of humor and frequent pot use are not exactly in sync with the stuffy suits he meets, Screen Media said in a synopsis.

Site lists most 'obscene' U.S. cities

Ashburn, Va. -- A business news Web site said its analysis of Google data named Ashburn, Va., as the most obscene location in the nation.

Business Insider said its analysis was performed by putting comedian George Carlin's famous "seven dirty words you can never say on television" into Google Trends and giving each city a score for each appearance of the word in a local Google search.

The news Web site said the rest of the Top 10 on the list, which is in its third year, are Tampa, Fla.; Herndon, Va.; Rochester, N.Y.; Irvine, Calif.; Newark, N.J.; Philadelphia; Louisville, K.Y.; Pittsburgh and Los Angeles.

McCarthy set for 'Rockin' Eve' broadcast

New YorkEW -- Jenny McCarthy is to help out with reporting duties on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2011" in New York, ABC said Monday.

The comedian, activist and author will present the program with Seacrest and Clark live from Times Square.

The special is to begin Dec. 31 at 10 p.m. EST on ABC.

"Jenny is a great addition to this year's show. She is funny, relatable and high energy, and she will be great with our New Year's crowd, Ryan and Dick," Larry Klein, producer of the specials, said in a statement.

Man fights Web addiction in bathroom

New York -- A New York comedian said he is spending five days barricaded in his bathroom to kick his addiction to the Internet.

Mark Malkoff, 34, said he is filming his quest to spend 5 days offline in the loo and the video will be available to watch Sept. 12 at, the New York Daily News reported Wednesday.

"A while back, I noticed that many of the things that I have tried to accomplish on an average day were not getting done because I was online so much," Malkoff said. "I didn't know where else in New York City that I could go that would not have any distractions or temptations. So I barricaded myself in my bathroom for five days."

Malkoff said his attempt is also proving hard on his wife.

Katy Perry tamed her ‘professional prostitute’ fiancé

‘California Gurls’ singer, Katy Perry whose number is topping the US charts has been affianced to Russell Brand, the English actor and comedian, whom she was dating since September, last year.

'Diff'rent Strokes' star Gary Coleman passes away

Gary Coleman, the child star of 1970s hit TV series 'Diff'rent Strokes,' died Friday after suffering a brain hemorrhage. He was 42.

O’Donnell to return to television in fall next year

If you are one of those who have missed shows hosted and produced by Rosie O’Donnell, there's good news. The actress and the comedian, renowned for shows like ‘The View’ and, ‘The Rosie O'Donnell Show’, is planning to stage a comeback on daytime television.

Katy Perry on her monthly period, not pregnant

Los Angeles, January 14 -- Rumors ran rampant recently that newly engaged U.S. pop star Katy Perry is pregnant! But, the “I Kissed A Girl” singer has rubbished rumors she is expecting.

Rosie O'Donnell goes public with new gal pal

Los Angeles, December 31 -- Former daytime talk show host Rosie O'Donnell, found new love in her life. The media personality, who recently revealed her break up with longtime partner Kelli Carpenter, is now dating a Texas-based artist who has six children.

Confirmed: Ellen DeGeneres is new 'American Idol' judge

Los Angeles, September 10 -- It’s official: Popular TV talk show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres has joined “American Idol” as fourth judge.