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“THE APPROVAL MATRIX” Uncensored: Recapped and Revealed (Do’s & Don’ts)

Posted 09/17/2014 11:33 AM by
“THE APPROVAL MATRIX” Uncensored: Recapped and Revealed (Do’s & Don’ts)

These days marriage is outdated, sex is reshaped by porn, cigarettes are forbidden, weed is legal and the Pope can be barely considered Catholic.

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“THE APPROVAL MATRIX” Wrap-up: Best of the Season

Posted 09/17/2014 10:00 AM by
“THE APPROVAL MATRIX” Wrap-up: Best of the Season

THE APPROVAL MATRIX season has wrapped, and if you’re still debating the various pop culture topics in your head, then it’s time to revisit clips featuring the varied opinions of host Neal Brennan and the celebrity guests including Amy Poehler, Chris Rock, Eugene Mirman, Hannibal Buress, Jason Biggs, Jim Norton and Whitney Cummings.

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“THE APPROVAL MATRIX”: 5 Questions with Bestselling Author Lisa Birnbach

Posted 09/11/2014 10:00 AM by
“THE APPROVAL MATRIX”: 5 Questions with Bestselling Author Lisa Birnbach

Bestselling author of The Official Preppy Handbook Lisa Birnbach discusses her disdain for Pinterest wedding extravagance, her respect for brilliant Twitter commentary, and her desire to hear Stephen Hawking uncensored. Don’t miss Birnbach as a featured panelist in THE APPROVAL MATRIX: “Do’s & Don’ts”.

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“THE APPROVAL MATRIX”: Recapped and Revealed (#WorstPeopleEver)

Posted 09/08/2014 2:00 PM by
“THE APPROVAL MATRIX”: Recapped and Revealed (#WorstPeopleEver)

What you didn’t see in Monday’s episode but which you will see in the 45-minute version of THE APPROVAL MATRIX “#WorstPeopleEver”, which airs on Thursday night at 11:15/10:15c, is Mandy Stadtmiller predicting the future: “Someday we’re going to elect a president who… [pause] we’ve seen his d**k.”

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“THE APPROVAL MATRIX”: 5 Questions with Journalist Hannah Seligson

Posted 09/05/2014 10:00 AM by
“THE APPROVAL MATRIX”: 5 Questions with Journalist Hannah Seligson

Author and journalist Hannah Seligson talks about Facebook narcissism, The Real Housewives of New York City’s downhill spiral, and Kim Kardashian’s branding genius. Don’t miss Seligson as a featured panelist in THE APPROVAL MATRIX: “#WorstPeopleEver”.

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“THE APPROVAL MATRIX” Recapped and Revealed (Who Died and Made You Cool?)

Posted 09/04/2014 10:00 AM by
“THE APPROVAL MATRIX” Recapped and Revealed (Who Died and Made You Cool?)

“Who’s cooler–” Neal asks in an un-aired segment from THE APPROVAL MATRIX, “Taylor Swift or Daft Punk?”

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“THE APPROVAL MATRIX”: 5 Questions with “xoJane” Editor Mandy Stadtmiller

Posted 09/04/2014 10:00 AM by
“THE APPROVAL MATRIX”: 5 Questions with “xoJane” Editor Mandy Stadtmiller

Deputy editor of xoJane Mandy Stadtmiller admits her Breaking Bad secret, her love for old Steve Martin jokes, and talks about Lana Del Rey’s lowbrow brilliance. Don’t miss Stadtmiller as a featured panelist in THE APPROVAL MATRIX: “#WorstPeopleEver”.

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“THE APPROVAL MATRIX”: 5 Questions with CollegeHumor’s Streeter Seidell

Posted 08/31/2014 9:00 AM by
“THE APPROVAL MATRIX”: 5 Questions with CollegeHumor’s Streeter Seidell

CollegeHumor writer and comedian Streeter Seidell talks how Tinder makes everyone a dirtbag, the worst scene in “Friday Night Lights” and the president’s edited opinions. Don’t miss Seidell as a featured panelist in THE APPROVAL MATRIX: “Who Died and Made You Cool?”.

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“THE APPROVAL MATRIX”: 4 Questions with “Broad City” Writer and Comedian Naomi Ekperigin

Posted 08/30/2014 9:00 AM by
“THE APPROVAL MATRIX”: 4 Questions with “Broad City” Writer and Comedian Naomi Ekperigin

Comedian and Broad City writer Naomi Ekperigen shames Reddit, praises Rihanna and wants to know what Michelle Obama is really thinking. Don’t miss Ekperigen as a featured panelist in THE APPROVAL MATRIX: “Who Died and Made You Cool?”.

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“THE APPROVAL MATRIX”: 5 Questions with “New York Times” Best-Selling Author Derek Blasberg

Posted 08/29/2014 9:00 AM by
“THE APPROVAL MATRIX”: 5 Questions with “New York Times” Best-Selling Author Derek Blasberg

New York Times best-selling author Derek Blasberg shuns Instagram, praises Kimye’s brilliance, and wants to see Meryl Streep wasted. Don’t miss Blasberg as a featured panelist in THE APPROVAL MATRIX: “Who Died and Made You Cool?”.

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