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Lisa Lampanelli

Lisa Lampanelli (born Lisa Lampugnale; July 19, 1961) is an Italian-American stand-up comedian and insult comic. She is noted for her racy and controversial style of comedy, which frequently includes subjects such as race and homosexuality. Lampanelli, one of three siblings, was born in Trumbull, Connecticut, to a middle class family. Three of her grandparents were of Italian descent, and the fourth of Polish ancestry. Her mother, Gloria (née Velgot), worked for the local police department, where "she typed in all the arrests made", and her father, Leonard Lampugnale, worked for Sikorsky Aircraft and later became a painter. Lampanelli attended Roman Catholic schools, studied journalism at Boston College and Syracuse University, and went through a graduate program at Harvard. She worked as a copy editor at Popular Mechanics and an assistant at Rolling Stone. She was also a fact checker and the first chief of research for Spy magazine; a book about Spy describes her then as "your average decked-out-heavy-metal-head-next-door." Speaking later to Maxim Magazine Online, Lampanelli remarked, "I was a real journalist for Rolling Stone, Spy, Hit Parader. I interviewed those fuckin' hair

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Lisa Lampanelli Divorce -- Comedian Dropped the Weight, Then Her Husband

Lisa Lampanelli
Dropped the Weight, Now Her Husband ... They're Getting Divorced

Attention all black men ... Lisa Lampanelli is back on the market. The comedian is filing for divorce today in New York from her husband of nearly four years, Jimmy "Big Balls" Cannizzaro.… READ MORE >

Lisa Lampanelli -- Check Me Out ... I'm F****** Skinny!

Lisa Lampanelli
Check Me Out ... I'm F****** Skinny!

Lisa Lampanelli has pulled a Jonah Hill ... the comedian dropped more than a hundred pounds in the last year and now she's showing off her new bod.Lisa posted the photo on Instagram today, more… READ MORE >

- 323 days ago
Christopher Dorner Manhunt --  Celebs Plead with LAPD Cop Killer... 'SURRENDER'

Dorner's Favorite Celebs:
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Ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner -- the subject of a citywide manhunt -- wrote a rambling manifesto professing his love for dozens of celebrities, and now some of them are coming forward ...… READ MORE >

- 622 days ago
Lisa Lampanelli -- I'm One of Those Skinny Bitches Now!

Lisa Lampanelli
I'm One of Those Skinny Bitches Now!

Comedian Lisa Lampanelli is hysterical ... but there ain't nothing funny about how great she looks since her dramatic weight loss.After recently undergoing gastric sleeve surgery to remove… READ MORE >

- 763 days ago
Lisa Lampanelli -- Backlash After Comic Hurls Racial Slur at Dayana Mendoza

Lisa Lampanelli
Backlash After Comic Hurls Racial Slur at Dayana Mendoza

"Celebrity Apprentice" star Dayana Mendoza is firing back at Lisa Lampanelli ... claiming Lisa insulted an "entire Hispanic culture" when she called the beauty queen a "sp*c" during a radio… READ MORE >

- 925 days ago
Lisa Lampanelli -- Arsenio Hall's 'Apprentice' Outburst Turned VIOLENT Behind the Scenes

Lisa Lampanelli
Arsenio's 'Apprentice' Outburst Turned VIOLENT Behind Scenes

Lisa Lampanelli insists Arsenio Hall's foulmouthed tirade on "Celebrity Apprentice" last weekend was WAY worse behind the scenes -- claiming Arsenio called Aubrey O'Day the c-word ... and even got… READ MORE >

- 929 days ago
Lisa Lampanelli -- The Trumps Can KILL Whatever Animals They Want

Lisa Lampanelli
The Trumps Can KILL Whatever Animals They Want

"Celebrity Apprentice" star Lisa Lampanelli is standing firmly behind her TV boss ... telling TMZ she "LOVES" the fact that Donald Trump's sons went on an animal-killing spree in Zimbabwe.… READ MORE >

- 953 days ago
Lisa Lampanelli -- NBC Treated Me Like 'Rosa Parks' ... But I Got My Apology

Lisa Lampanelli
NBC Treated Me Like Rosa Parks But I Got My Apology

Lisa Lampanelli has buried the hatchet with NBC -- calling in to TMZ Live moments ago, claiming the network has apologized for dissing her hardcore at the NY Knicks game last night ... or as she… READ MORE >

- 1021 days ago
Lisa Lampanelli Unloads on NBC -- You Pissed Me Off at The Knicks Game

Lisa Lampanelli
UNLOADS ON NBC You Pissed Me Off!!!

Lisa Lampanelli is demanding a "BIG F**KING APOLOGY"  from NBC ... claiming the network completely disrespected her at the NY Knicks game last night ... in front of thousands of people.Lisa… READ MORE >

- 1021 days ago
Lisa Lampanelli SINGS -- 'F**k It' I'm Fat [VIDEO]

Lisa Lampanelli SINGS
'F**k It' I'm Fat!

It ain't over 'til Lisa Lampanelli sings -- and Monday night when her tour rolled through New York, she officially surrendered in her ongoing battle of the bulge ... THROUGH HILARIOUS SONG.Check… READ MORE >

- 1141 days ago

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