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Billy Crystal

Billy Crystal
Billy Crystal is an actor and comedian. He has starred in such films as "When Harry Met Sally" and "Monsters, Inc."
Billy Crystal is an actor and comedian. He has starred in such films as "When Harry Met Sally" and "Monsters, Inc." « Show less

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  • Oscars 2014: Does the telecast have to be a joke fest?

    Oscars 2014: Does the telecast have to be a joke fest?
    So Ellen DeGeneres is set to host the 86th Academy Awards next week. Nothing against her or, for that matter, Billy Crystal (who has hosted nine telecasts), Whoopi Goldberg (who has hosted four) or Steve Martin (who has done three), but when was it...
  • Oscar-winning ideas on how the Academy Awards show can improve

    Oscar-winning ideas on how the Academy Awards show can improve
    We're 13 days away from the Oscars, which means we're about 13 days and 10 seconds away from the first tweet complaining about the show. But why wait? Let's be clear: We're not wishing failure on this year's Oscar telecast or predicting that host...
  • TV This Week, Feb. 16 - 22: 'Inside the Actors Studio'

    TV This Week, Feb. 16 - 22: 'Inside the Actors Studio'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 16 - 22, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   See latest XXII Winter Olympics TV schedule here. --------------------...
  • Hail Caesar! How Catskills helped define America's sense of humor

    Hail Caesar! How Catskills helped define America's sense of humor
    Your favorite jokes would be very different — you certainly wouldn’t tell them the same way — if it were not for a generation of Jewish comedians who helped define America’s sense of humor in the Catskill Mountains from the 1930s...
  • Jay Leno 'Tonight Show' goodbye gets more viewers than first farewell

    Jay Leno 'Tonight Show' goodbye gets more viewers than first farewell
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jay Leno's send-off as the host of NBC's late-night talk show the "Tonight Show" drew 14.6 million viewers, Nielsen Media Research said on Friday, topping the audience that bid adieu to the host when he left the show for the...
  • Jay Leno's last 'Tonight Show' draws biggest audience since 1998

    Jay Leno's last 'Tonight Show' draws biggest audience since 1998
    Jay Leno went out with a bang. According to preliminary Nielsen numbers, 14.6 million people watched Leno hang it up as host of NBC's "Tonight Show." It was the biggest audience Leno has had in more than 15 years. The last time "The Tonight Show"...
  • TV ratings: NBC wins with Sochi Olympics before opening ceremony

    TV ratings: NBC wins with Sochi Olympics before opening ceremony
    NBC carried "bonus" coverage of the Winter Olympics ahead of Friday's opening ceremony in Sochi, Russia, easily beating the other broadcast networks, though other high-rated shows including "American Idol" and "Big Bang Theory" held relatively steady...
  • Finally, a wistful Jay Leno does go gently out of that late night

    Finally, a wistful Jay Leno does go gently out of that late night
    Thursday night, for the second time, Jay Leno resigned his commission on "The Tonight Show," which he had captained from 1992, with time off for Conan O'Brien. A victim of time, of corporate self-interest and the phenomenon that is his successor,...
  • Leno Signs Off 'The Tonight Show' for Second Time

    "I don't like goodbyes; NBC does," Jay Leno said in his latest last opening monologue, as he bid farewell to "The Tonight Show" -- again -- on Thursday night. Characteristically, Leno wasn't particularly maudlin or sentimental at first, at least compared...
  • Jay Leno films his final 'Tonight Show'

    Jay Leno films his final 'Tonight Show'
    Rain didn’t dampen the excitement outside the studio of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” Thursday as the longtime entertainment staple in Burbank filmed his final show. Those who had tickets stood under an overhang, waiting to be...
  • Thursday's TV Highlights: 'The Big Bang Theory' on CBS

    Thursday's TV Highlights: 'The Big Bang Theory' on CBS
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 2 - 8, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES The Big Bang Theory Penny and Leonard...
  • Leno Insists He's Done with Latenight

    BURBANK, Calif. (AP) -- Jay Leno, as affably efficient backstage as he is in front of the camera, avoids waxing poetic about his 22-year "Tonight Show" run that draws to a close Thursday. Instead, he relies on numbers to tell the story. Leno's tenure...