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Still-Unbetrothed Jennifer Love Hewitt’s New Careers: Singer and Standup Comic?

Jennifer Love Hewitt may not be tying the knot with beau Jamie Kennedy just yet.

But that doesn’t mean there aren’t new experiences in store for the I Know What You Did Last Summer star – like belting out standards and cracking jokes.

CAPTION: "People were standing up, giving her applause and screaming," Jamie (above) tells us of Jennifer's performance. "I've never seen something like that."

"People were standing up, giving her applause and screaming," Jamie (above) tells us of Jennifer's performance. "I've never seen something like that."

That according to Jamie Masada, owner of the The Laugh Factory comedy clubs in Hollywood and Long Beach, Calif.

Interviewed on Movie Addict Headquaters, the impresario recounts how erroneous reports of Jen’s betrothal sprung from his legendary establishment.

“Jamie Kennedy was in the club in Long Beach last Saturday night. And he went two hours and seven minutes. He was amazing. He was getting a standing ovation – over 400 people screaming, telling him how much they love him,” Jamie tells host Betty Jo Tucker.

“And then he starts talking about Jennifer Love Hewitt. And then he brought Jennifer up there. And they went back and forth with each other. They had a little bit of conversation. And Jennifer was very, very funny.

“At that point, all of a sudden, Jamie said, ‘Jennifer is a great singer. She can sing.’ And Jennifer starts singing this beautiful a cappella song.

“And someone from the audience starts screaming, ‘Marry her! Marry her!’ And Jamie – I don’t know if real – kind of like bowed to her.

CAPTION: Jennifer with her funnyman squeeze: No ring just yet.

Jennifer with her funnyman squeeze: No ring for the time being.

“Then Jennifer got up and – she was sitting on the stool – she got up and they started kissing each other on the lips and everything,” he adds of the couple, who met on the set of the CBS series Ghost Whisperer in 2008.

“A lot of people were reporting that that was a proposal of marriage.

“But that was the end of it.”

As for Jen’s newfound talents, Jamie (Masada, that is), thinks she definitely has the chops to expand into the art form he knows best – to say nothing of recording artist.

“I gotta tell you, she was witty, she was funny, her timing was so good.

“And her singing was wonderful.”

Though Jen and Jamie (Kennedy, that is) talked about engagement rumors last month on an Arizona radio show, People magazine reports, ealier today the comedian Tweeted, “There’s a lil rumor going round that i got down on one knee in Long beach. If i was gonna get down on one knee do u think i wud do it in the LBC????… I luv my girl and wen it happens you’ll be the first to know.”

To hear Jamie’s full interview, click here.

Fred Willard: Horror-Flick Fan? (Yes!)

When we think of Fred Willard, many terms come to mind.

“Jovial,” “jocular,” “jolly” – just to name the “J’s.”

Fred: frightfully funny.

Fred: frightfully funny.

Or, to use most every other letter in the alphabet, “amusing,” “child-like,” “comical,” “drole,” “gifted,” “gut-busting,” “hilarious,” “innocent,” “riotious,” “rollicking,” “sweet,” “sublime,” “side-splitting,” “uproarious” and “perpetually underrated.”

But one term that has never popped into our head is “horror fan.”

So we were tickled pink to learn that the legendary character actor – and veteran of such classic comedies as This is Spinal Tap, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Waiting for Guffman and A Mighty Wind – enjoys good old-fashioned slasher flicks.

“I was at this party for Pixar [Animation Studios] the other night with [Curb Your Enthusiasm star] Jeff Garlin, he and his wife – we were having dinner – I started telling him that I love to go by myself to this one theater to see these horror films,” Fred tells Movie Addict Headquarters host Betty Jo Tucker.fridayposter

“I told him I went to see Friday the 13th and he just found that so amusing – that I would go by myself and sit in this big empty theater on a weeknight and watch Friday the 13th.

“So I just started describing the movie, and I said, ‘You won’t believe, Jason shot a bow-and-arrow that went across’ – you know, I was putting him on by this time. But I had never seen him laugh so hard.

“A lot of times I’ll say something that people think I’m serious and they’ll laugh at me.”

Fred can be seen live and in person next month as he takes on guest-host duties at Robert Osborne’s Fifth Annual Classic Film Festival in Athens, Georgia.

To learn more about the event, click here.

To hear Betty Jo’s full interview with Fred, click here.

America Picks a New Prez – and His Name Is… James Marshall?

That’s right.

Last night on BlogTalkRadio’s Movie Addict Headquarters, listeners cast their e-ballots for Best Big-Screen Commander in Chief of All Time.

And just moments ago, host Betty Jo Tucker released the official election results, which show that Americans favor Harrison Ford by a landslide.

“Indy” candidate clinches cinematic White House race.

Harrison Ford: “Indy” candidate clinches cinematic White House race.

Ford snatched 29 percent of the vote for his portrayal of President James Marshall in the 1997 Wolfgang Petersen blockbuster Air Force One.

Coming in a distant second is Kevin Kline, for his por- trayal of President Bill Mitchell in Ivan Reitman’s 1993 comedy, Dave (17%), followed by Bill Pullman as President Thomas Whitmore in 1997’s Independence Day (11%).

Other contenders in the race included Henry Fonda in Fail-Safe (11%), Polly Bergen in Kisses for My President (11%), and Morgan Freeman in Deep Impact (7%).

To hear the campaign speeches in this historic election, click here.

Ryan Phillippe’s Next Role: Half of America’s First Biracial Comedy Team?

If Ryan Phillippe winds up landing one of the leads in a much buzzed- about biopic about America’s first – and only – black-and-white comedy team, he’s got Clint Eastwood to thank.

Mulling biracial biopic?

Clint: Mulling biracial biopic?

While chatting with Movie Addict Headquarters host Betty Jo Tucker this week about Tim and Tom: An American Comedy in Black and White – the recently-released memoir he penned with former stand-up partner Tim Reid Tom Dreesen recounted this anec- dote:

“Clint Eastwood is a good friend of mine and I wanted to introduce him to Tim, so we went out to dinner one night at [Hollywood eatery] Dan Tana’s and I intro- duced him to Tim. And while we were having dinner, Ryan Phillippe came up and . . . Clint said, ‘Ryan, this is Tim Reid. Tim and Tom were America’s first black-and-white comedy team, and they were the last. And they’ve got a book out on their life.’

“And Ryan said, ‘Wow, that would make a great movie!’

“And I said, ‘From your mouth to God’s ears.’

“[Then Ryan] said, ‘I could play you.’

“And I said, ‘I was a lot better lookin’ than you when I was your age!’”

To hear the Tom and Tim’s full interview, click here.