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Jim Carrey's dad would have been a great comedian

Jim Carrey's dad would have been a great comedian

May 26 2014, 2:25pm CDT | by

Jim Carrey thinks his dad would have made a great comedian. 'The Mask' funnyman gave an emotional speech to students at the Iowa Maharishi University of Management this weekend, in which he...

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Jim Carrey's dad would have been a great comedian

May 26 2014, 2:25pm CDT | by

Jim Carrey thinks his dad would have made a great comedian.

'The Mask' funnyman gave an emotional speech to students at the Iowa Maharishi University of Management this weekend, in which he encouraged them to follow their dreams, rather than taking the "safe" option in life.

He said: "So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality.

"My father could have been a great comedian but he didn't believe that that was possible for him, and so he made a conservative choice. Instead, he got a safe job as an account. "When I was 12 years old, he was let go from that safe job, and our family had to do whatever we could to survive. I learned many great lessons from my father, not the least of which was that you could fail at what you don't love, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love."

The 52-year-old star - who also received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Honoris Caus degree at the ceremony - also warned money and fame aren't the answer to people's problems, and how Transcendental Meditation has helped him focus on what really matters in life.

According to www.TM.org, he added: "I've often said that I wish people could realize all their dreams and wealth and fame, so that they could see that it's not where they're gonna find their sense of completion. "Like many of you, I was concerned about going out into the world and doing something bigger than myself, until someone smarter than myself made me realize that there is nothing bigger than myself. My soul is not contained within the limits of my body, my body is contained within the limitlessness of my soul."


3 weeks ago

Chris Rock, SNL Host: Review Roundup, Video Highlights

Nov 2 2014 6:34am CST | Source: Right Celebrity

Chris Rock was the host of Saturday Night Live and, as a returning alum, his appearance was highly anticipated. Did he deliver an iconic monologue and memorable skits this time around? Those are always the questions. Check out video highlights and see what the television critics have to say. As always when a SNL alum returns there is much fanfare. When it’s an alum of the stature of Chris Rock — ...
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3 weeks ago

Daily Link Love With Matthew McConaughey & Jessica Chastain

Oct 30 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: I'm Not Obsessed

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4 weeks ago

Ryan Gosling Is Back Out In The World, LeVar Burton Gets Hilariously NSFW: Celeb News In Six Clicks

Oct 27 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: A Socialite's Life

The more you know. Here are six news headlines that you’ll want to click! — Ryan Gosling and His New Mustache Are Back at Work [Lainey Gossip] — Reading Rainbow’s LeVar Burton Reads Go the F*CK to Sleep and It’s Awesome (Sorta NSFW) [College Candy] — Jim Carrey and Kate McKinnon Have a “Chande ...
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4 weeks ago

Iggy Azalea performs on SNL with Rita Rite-Aid and an Alien

Oct 26 2014 8:07am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Watch @IGGYAZALEA perform "Fancy," "Black Widow," and "Beg for It" on "SNL" http://t.co/sRqoHVMefZ pic.twitter.com/tZC9gKqOpP— Rap-Up (@RapUp) October 26, 2014A day after performing with J.Lo at some event, Iggy Azalea made her SNL debut. The blonde "rapper" played musical guest alongside host Jim Carrey. First up, she performed those collab hits....you know the ones, 'Fancy' and 'Black Widow' fo ...
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4 weeks ago

Jim Carrey Mocks Matthew McConaughey Lincoln Ad On SNL (VIDEO)

Oct 26 2014 12:06am CDT | Source: Gossip Cop

(NBC) Jim Carrey mocked Matthew McConaughey’s Lincoln ad perfectly in a spoof commercial on “SNL.” Looking and sounding very much like McConaughey, Carrey says “sometimes you have to go back to move forward,” even taking a big step back like “winning an Oscar to doing a car commercial.” VIDEO BELOW Carrey, while driving like McConaughey, relates how his agent said, “I could understand if you did this right after The Lin ...
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4 weeks ago

WATCH: Iggy Azalea Performs “Fancy” & “Black Widow” Medley On SNL

Oct 25 2014 11:32pm CDT | Source: Gossip Cop

(NBC) Iggy Azalea was the musical guest on this week’s “SNL,” hosted by Jim Carrey. It marked the first time on “Saturday Night Live” for the Australian rapper. She performed a medley of “Fancy” and “Black Widow,” which Rita Ora joined her for. “Fancy,’ which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 list, is off her hit debut album “The New Classic.” VIDEO BELOW Azalea’s music video for “Fancy” is a must-see. The video is a tribute t ...
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4 weeks ago

Jim Carrey's Saturday Night Live Halloween Promo Is Here & It Is HIGHlarious! Watch It HERE!

Oct 22 2014 6:02pm CDT | Source: Perez Hilton

We are so excited for this week's Saturday Night Live for multiple reasons! [ Photos: Stars You Never Knew Were On SNL! ] Firstly, Jim Carrey is going to host SNL for the third time, and on top of that, it's going to the be the Halloween episode! Like a werewolf bar mitzvah, this promo is officially spooky scary! As usual, ...
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5 weeks ago

SNL Adds A Familiar Face as the Newest Cast Member: Meet Leslie Jones!

Oct 21 2014 3:47pm CDT | Source: Wet Paint

Starting with this week’s October 25 show, which will be hosted by Jim Carrey, SNL will welcome a new face to the f ...
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5 weeks ago

Leslie Jones Becomes Newest Cast Member of “Saturday Night Live”

Oct 21 2014 11:55am CDT | Source: GossipCenter

She kicked off the 40th season of “Saturday Night Live” as part of the writing team, and now Leslie Jones is a fully-fledged member of the cast. Last fall, the talented comedienne auditioned for the spot that eventually went to Sasheer Zamata but through hard work and dedication she got the attention of head honcho Lorne Michaels. Now, Leslie will pull double duty as she’ll be on camera starting ...
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5 weeks ago

SNL Gets a Little Less White, Adds Leslie Jones to Cast

Oct 21 2014 11:51am CDT | Source: Gawker

Starting with this week's show hosted by Jim Carrey, Saturday Night Live writer and Weekend Update powerhouse Leslie Jones will be a featured cast member. Jones was a finalist in the show's very public search for minority cast members—a role that eventua ...
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