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Five Reasons to Tune In to Dane Cook's Showtime Special Troublemaker

Five Reasons to Tune In to Dane Cook's Showtime Special Troublemaker

Originally posted 10/17/2014 07:40PM

It'll be his first comedy special in four years – and the first he's ever directed – so comedian Dane Cook was all in for his Showtime comedy special Troublemaker.

"All the mysteries of life will be revealed," the 42-year-old jokes. "No, honestly, it was me ponying up my own cash and you'll get to watch something that I truly dreamed of."

Here are five reasons you don't want to miss Friday night's special.

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Independence Day Fireworks Make Dane Cook Nervous – and Here's Why (VIDEO) | Dane Cook

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UpdatePosted 07/02/2014 11:20AM

Independence Day Fireworks Make Dane Cook Nervous (VIDEO)

Originally posted 07/02/2014 09:00AM

It's not just the neighborhood dogs who are dreading the Fourth of July.

Famous comedians get nervous around fireworks, too.

Dane Cook was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Tuesday, and he revealed that he was a high-strung kid, spending Independence Day worried about wind advisories and fireworks.

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Dane Cook's Half Brother Ordered to Pay Him $12 Million

Dane Cook's Half Brother Ordered to Pay Him $12 Million

Originally posted 12/05/2010 12:10PM

They admitted to embezzling money from Dane Cook – and now the comedian's half brother and sister-in-law have to pay him $12 million.

The Massachusetts attorney general's office ordered Darryl and Erika McCauley to pay restitution after they pleaded guilty to stealing from him, the Boston Globe reports.

The pair were accused of embezzling millions from the actor while Darryl was working as his business manager.

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Dane Cook's Half Brother Jailed for Embezzling Millions from Actor

UpdatePosted 10/14/2010 09:10AM

Dane Cook's Half Brother Jailed for Embezzling Millions from Actor

Originally posted 10/14/2010 08:10AM

The half brother of Dane Cook was sentenced to five to six years in prison Wednesday for embezzling millions of dollars from the actor and comedian while working as his business manager.

Darryl McCauley, 45, pleaded guilty to 27 counts of larceny over $250, three counts of forgery, embezzlement and other charges, reports the Boston Globe. At one point, McCauley wrote out a check for $3 million to himself from Cook's account.

McCauley served as Cook's business manager from the early 1990s until December 2008. He began siphoning Cook's funds into his personal accounts beginning in 2004.

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PHOTO: Julianne Hough & Dane Cook Step Out Again!

PHOTO: Julianne Hough & Dane Cook Step Out Again!

Originally posted 03/04/2010 12:50PM

Another day, another date?

Julianne Hough and comedian Dane Cook were spotted leaving a West Hollywood hotel Wednesday afternoon, laughing, as the dancer/country singer walked to her waiting car.

She tweeted around 1 p.m. that she was getting picked up by a limo to go to LAX, and head back to Nashville.

Over the weekend, the two were spotted sitting side by side in a private dining room at Sam Nazarian's Katsuya Hollywood, where they ate dinner after Hough, 21, attended Cook's comedy show at Hollywood's Laugh Factory. A source who saw Hough at the comedy club said that after the show, Dane "kissed her, and they quickly left together."

Reps for both Hough and Dane had no comment.

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Julianne Hough & Dane Cook: More Than Friends? | Dane Cook, Julianne Hough

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Julianne Hough and Dane Cook: More Than Friends?

Originally posted 03/03/2010 07:00AM

Since her split from boyfriend Chuck Wicks in November, country and dancing darling Julianne Hough appears to be enjoying the single life.

In December she was briefly linked to Kings of Leon bassist Jared Followill, and the Dancing with the Stars pro now seems to be spending some quality time with funnyman Dane Cook.

Hough, 21, attended Cook's surprise performance at Hollywood's Laugh Factory Saturday night. A source says that after his set, the comedian walked over to Hough, who was seated at a private table, and "kissed her, and they quickly left together."

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Dane Cook's Relative Accused of Embezzling Millions | Dane Cook

Dane Cook's Relative Accused of Embezzling Millions

Originally posted 12/31/2008 02:30PM

The half-brother of comedian Dane Cook has been accused of swiping millions from him, and has already appeared in court, the Associated Press reports.

Darryl McCauley, 43, who worked as Cook's manager and as part of Cook's Great Dane Enterprises Inc., will be arraigned on Wednesday at Woburn District Court in Massachussetts.

McCauley has been accused of diverting money to his own personal accounts from Cook's business accounts during 2007 and 2008. Authorities alleged that McCauley forged a $3 million check to himself out of Cook's funds.

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How Dane Cook Learned about Women

How Dane Cook Learned about Women

Originally posted 09/17/2008 12:30PM

Dane Cook credits his five sisters with teaching him everything he knows about women – even joking, "there's estrogen running through my veins!"

"My sisters would go out on bad dates and when they got home, I'd be sitting in my pajamas playing video games," he recalled at a launch for Boston Common magazine Tuesday, while promoting his new romantic comedy. "They'd start giving me speeches, 'Dane, this is what you should do. This is how you treat a girl.' So I listened and I learned – that's the key number one: listening. Don't try to give them the answer."

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Dane Cook Blasts Poster for His Own Movie

Dane Cook Blasts Poster for His Own Movie

Originally posted 08/12/2008 06:25PM

Comedian Dane Cook says his new film with Kate Hudson, My Best Friend's Girl, is the "best/funniest film I've done yet." But he's hardly crazy about the film's poster – and he's taking his gripe public.

"Although I'm not a marketing major, I have a bit of a trusted reputation after 18 years self promoting," he writes on his MySpace blog. "I'd like to inform you I had no say in this marketing campaign, but if I did, things would be different since it is obvious that this poster is boring/odd."

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Jessica: Movie Got Me Through Tough Time | Jessica Simpson

Jessica: Movie Got Me Through Tough Time

Originally posted 09/20/2006 09:15AM

Jessica Simpson says filming her new movie helped her get through a tough period – the aftermath of her split from husband Nick Lachey.

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