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  • MTV Movie Awards 2014: Complete list of winners and nominees

    MTV Movie Awards 2014: Complete list of winners and nominees
    Proving that maybe the tastes of MTV are not so different from those of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, three Oscar-nominated films -- "12 Years a Slave," "American Hustle" and "The Wolf of Wall Street" -- are among the movie of the...
  • Chicago Improv Festival is a comedy best bet

    Chicago Improv Festival is a comedy best bet
    One way to approach the Chicago Improv Festival, in which 200-plus troupes descend on the city to perform, is to think of blackjack. Blackjack, like all games of chance, and like improvised comedy, is no sure thing. Every show is a new hand, and success...
  • Scripted TV Competition Builds With Packed Summer Schedule

    Looks like the DVR won't be getting that much-needed summer vacation. Not every network has released their summer skeds just yet, but it's clear that there will be an unprecedented number of scripted skeins on the broadcast networks from June through...
  • Allentown native Fred Galle excited to see 'Anchorman 2' deleted scenes

    To quote "Anchorman's" Ron Burgundy, Allentown native Fred Galle is kind of a big deal. Ever since the former sales executive left the corporate world to pursue an acting career, he's worked almost nonstop, popping up on TV shows such as "The Vampire...
  • NBC Summer Slate Robust in Original Scripted Series

    Six original scripted series, as well as a new original alternative series, will join NBC's summer line-up, the network announced Wednesday. The slate is heavy on comedies, with the Amy Poehler-produced "Welcome to Sweden," which is based on her...
  • Q&A: Matt Walsh of Upright Citizens Brigade

    Q&A: Matt Walsh of Upright Citizens Brigade
    Sometimes, size does matter. In the case of the 17th annual Chicago Improv Festival, this translates to more than 200 acts at 21 venues in 11 categories including long-form, short-form, experimental, musical and—wait for it—puppetry. That...
  • Sundance Presents Cross-Section of U.S. Indie Fare, Music-Themed Pix at London Festival

    LONDON -- As the lineup for the third Sundance London film and music festival is unveiled, Variety talks to John Cooper, director of the Sundance Film Festival, and Trevor Groth, Sundance's director of programming, about the selection (see below for...
  • MipTV: Canal Plus Acquires Italian Mafia Drama 'Gomorrah'

    PARIS- In the run-up to MipTV, French paybox Canal Plus has picked up "Gomorra," the Italian hit crime skein based on Roberto Saviano's investigative bestseller. Helmed by Stefano Sollima ("Romanzo Criminale"), along with Claudio Cupellini and...
  • 'Parks and Recreation's' Hidden Political Commentary

    You may think that NBC's "Parks and Recreation" is just a goofy workplace comedy starring Amy Poehler. But it actually has some subtle subtext to America's political struggles. The show is set around the parks and recreation department in the fictional...
  • Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Review' on Comedy Central

    Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Review' on Comedy Central
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes   Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 2-8, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Shepard Smith Reporting The news...
  • Best Instagram and Twitter Photos from Oscar Night

    Ellen DeGeneres wasn't the only Oscar photographer this past Sunday. DeGeneres' famous Oscar selfie -- which included Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, and many others -- became the most retweeted message ever (3.1 million) after Ellen posted...
  • George Clooney-Tina Fey plot thickens: 'downright dirty' payback

    George Clooney-Tina Fey plot thickens: 'downright dirty' payback
    George Clooney is planning "downright dirty" payback for Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's Golden Globes gag about him, already humorously swiping at the women via his "Monuments Men" costar Matt Damon. Clooney, whose "Gravity" role played nicely into their...