08:38 AM EDT 08/24/2014
Originally posted 06/09/2005 09:00AM
Dave Chappelle, who was MIA from his Comedy Central show last month, has met with executives at the network for the first time since his unscheduled "spiritual retreat" in South Africa forced the suspension of the third season of his program.
Originally posted 06/03/2005 03:00PM
For the first time since fleeing his hit Comedy Central show and disappearing to a South African retreat in April, Dave Chappelle made a surprise public appearance Wednesday at two L.A. comedy clubs.
Originally posted 05/16/2005 08:00AM
Comedian Dave Chappelle wants people to know that he's fine.
Originally posted 05/10/2005 08:00AM
ENGAGED: Former The Apprentice contestant Ereka Vetrini, 29, who is now the announcer on The Tony Danza Show, became engaged to Randy Burkholder, her longtime boyfriend, over the weekend, the program has announced. Burkholder proposed at sunset on a beach in Aruba, where he had taken Vetrini for a weekend getaway. Celebrating the event and making their first on-air appearance as an engaged couple, Burkholder is due to assist Vetrini as she opens Tuesday's Danza show. As for Tony Danza, 54, on Monday he lost control of his vehicle, which flipped over as he and NASCAR star Rusty Wallace were racing go-karts on Manhattan's West 66th Street. Though he was not wearing a helmet, the TV host was not injured.
Originally posted 08/12/2004 06:00AM
1. He succeeded by being himselfChappelle may hold the record for most failed sitcoms: "I've done 10 or 11 pilots for network television, which is ridiculous," he told reporters recently. His first shot at TV fame, 1996's Buddies, lasted only four episodes. "At a certain point I (asked myself), what is it I wanted to do, and is there a way I could do something that was in line with my sensibility? And cable was kind of the remedy." The comic, 30, recently signed a deal with Comedy Central reportedly worth $50 million to do two more seasons of his Emmy-nominated Chappelle's Show. "Everything they told me wouldn't work on television, they were wrong about," said Chappelle, who also has a Showtime special, Dave Chappelle: For What It's Worth, airing Sept. 4.
Originally posted 08/04/2004 08:00AM
Dave Chappelle has signed with Comedy Central for two more years of his Emmy-nominated Chappelle's Show in a deal said to be worth $50 million, say trade reports.
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