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  • Rivers' death should spell end of 'comedienne'

    Rivers' death should spell end of 'comedienne'
    I propose that, in Joan Rivers' honor, we once and for all retire the word "comedienne." It was jarring to hear and read it in the coverage of Rivers' death Thursday at age 81 — we are well past the days when gender-specific job titles are...
  • Steve Carell and Tina Fey: from Chicago to TIFF

    Steve Carell and Tina Fey: from Chicago to TIFF
    For reasons only partly related to his virtually unrecognizable presence on screen, Steve Carell appears headed for an Academy Award nomination (actor? supporting actor? tough call) for an eerily subtle portrayal of the unstable and ultimately murderous...
  • Hollywood pays tribute to the late Joan Rivers

    Hollywood pays tribute to the late Joan Rivers
    Pioneering comedian Joan Rivers died on Thursday after going into cardiac arrest during a medical procedure, and Hollywood quickly took to social media to pay their condolences. "She passed peacefully at 1:17pm surrounded by family and close friends,"...
  • Director Werner Herzog to Cameo in 'Parks and Recreation' Season 7

    Acclaimed German director Werner Herzog will cameo in the seventh and final season of "Parks and Recreation." Herzog shared the news during a Q&A at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Thursday evening, according to Flavorwire. "Just ten days ago I...
  • Joan Rivers: 'Always had a one-liner ... but her life wasn't a joke'

    Joan Rivers: 'Always had a one-liner ... but her life wasn't a joke'
    Joan Rivers -- the comedian, TV host and entertainer extraordinaire who died Thursday at 81 -- said so much during her groundbreaking, decades-long career, that it's difficult to say anything that would do justice to her life and legacy. In The Times,...
  • 3-peat! Sofia Vergara again TV's highest-paid actress, Forbes says

    3-peat! Sofia Vergara again TV's highest-paid actress, Forbes says
    Jaaaay! Sofia Vergara is TV's highest-paid actress for the third year in a row. It's like Emmy-night deja vu all over again... The heavily accented "Modern Family" star topped Forbes' list of female small-screen performers by bringing home an...
  • 'Parks and Rec' stars spotted in Chicago

    'Parks and Rec' stars spotted in Chicago
    "Parks and Rec" stars are here in Chicago! From Chris Pratt to Aziz Ansari (and hopefully, eventually Amy Poehler), the show's fans are spotting the stars as they gear up to film scenes throughout the city this week. Part of an episode from the...
  • Vscore: Emmys Boost Winners' Social Media Power

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The social media buzz triggered by the recent Emmy Awards provided a noticeable bump to the Vscore rankings of some of TV's biggest winners for the night. Vscore is Variety's method of analyzing the star power for individual...
  • Emmy Parties 2014: The Complete Guide

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Emmy weekend will be busier than usual this year, with the telecast shifting to Monday and contending with rush hour traffic near downtown L.A.'s Nokia Theatre. The party scene will also be complicated by Sunday's MTV Video...
  • Emmys host Seth Meyers: Jokes will determine show's success

    Emmys host Seth Meyers: Jokes will determine show's success
    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Less than a year into his tenure at NBC's "Late Night," Seth Meyers will take the stage Monday night as host of the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. The job has plenty riding on it: Last year's Neil Patrick Harris-hosted ceremony...
  • Showbiz Democrats Rally to Keep Party's Grip on Senate in Midterm Elections

    One of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's online attack ads against Democratic opponent Alison Grimes featured her picture lined up next to President Obama, Woody Allen and Barbra Streisand. Get it? Unpopular president + scandalized filmmaker +...
  • 'Mad Men' creator, local cinematographer work on new film

    'Mad Men' creator, local cinematographer work on new film
    A decade ago, "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner was hanging out at home with his wife when he realized that most of his best friends had drifted out of his life. How, he wondered, had something like this happened without him noticing? "I reached this...