| Jun 8, 2008
AFTER more than 30 years, actor, filmmaker and writer Albert Brooks is returning to the small screen.
When Showtime's "Weeds" premieres its fourth season on June 16, Brooks will play acerbic gambler Len Botwin, the father-in-law of pot-selling mom...
| Jun 8, 2008
MAYBE THE idea of a suburban mom selling pot just wasn't that subversive anymore. After all, cable TV also has suburban chemistry teachers making meth ("Breaking Bad") and suburban polygamists ("Big Love") hiding in tract homes. Even CBS is about to...
| Jun 16, 2008
When "Weeds" premiered on Showtime, it seemed the quintessential suburban satire: Widowed stay-at-home mom accidentally becomes pot dealer and finds her inner gangsta amid the manicured lawns and granite-countered hypocrisy of a Southern California...
| Jun 27, 2008
You can have your comic donkeys and your chop-sockey pandas. Andrew Stanton, who once cast Albert Brooks as a clownfish, isn't having it.
"My God, I can't take one more one-liner from an animal," he says. "Why would anybody want to go see another...
| Apr 8, 2010
| 8:40 AM
Let there be shine shoes once again around Bryant Park in Manhattan.
On Thursday, Albert Brooks returned to the corner of 42nd St. and 5th Ave. Not once, but twice a likely arsonist torched his shoe shine stand.
The original three-seat booth, located...
| Oct 2, 2009
Brit-comic Ricky Gervais stakes a serious claim to the title "the British Albert Brooks" with The Invention of Lying, his droll, witty and thoughtful comedy about the thing that really makes the world go round.
On an Earth in which "the human race has...
| Apr 15, 2010
| 9:11 AM
An apparently angry, 71-year-old shoeshiner has been charged with torching a Bryant Park shoeshine stand twice in a two-week span.
John Edward Swain was arrested by NYFD fire marshals and charged with two counts of arson. He later confessed to setting...