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  • Orlando Fringe review: 'Little Miss Fringe Festival'

    Orlando Fringe review: 'Little Miss Fringe Festival'
    If Honey Boo Boo competed for the title of "Little Miss Fringe Festival," the reality TV starlet would be the classiest of the bunch. The local Parliament House favorite is back, and this helping of "Little Miss," written by Jeff Jones, may be...
  • McNamara's Picks: 'Scandal,' 'Family Tree,' 'Elementary'

    McNamara's Picks: 'Scandal,' 'Family Tree,' 'Elementary'
    "Scandal": Shonda Rhimes' whacked-out buzzfest of a political drama comes to a much-fanticipated close after its first full season (it debuted as a mid-season replacement.) As super-sleuth and super-stylin' D.C. power-fixer Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington)...
  • 'This Is Spinal Tap' LP to be reissued June 11 -- on black vinyl

    'This Is Spinal Tap' LP to be reissued June 11 -- on black vinyl
    Spinal Tap, the fabled heavy metal band celebrated for its amps that go to 11 and an 18-inch Stonehenge stage set, is proving itself at the cutting edge of rock music once again with the impending reissue of its debut album -- on black vinyl. “...
  • TV Picks: 'Family Tree,' 'Nashville,' '10 Buildings,' 'The Middle'

    TV Picks: 'Family Tree,' 'Nashville,' '10 Buildings,' 'The Middle'
    "Family Tree" (HBO, premieres Sunday). Christopher Guest has made you a TV series. Thank him. The director of "A Mighty Wind" and "Best in Show" and one of the forces behind and in "This Is Spinal Tap" -- in which he was Nigel Tufnel, whose amplifier went...
  • TV This Week: May 12 - 18: 'Mammas' on Sundance

    TV This Week: May 12 - 18: 'Mammas' on Sundance
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 12 - 18, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SUNDAY Just in time for Mother's Day, it's...
  • Review: HBO's 'Family Tree' rooted in warm, goofy eccentricity

    Review: HBO's 'Family Tree' rooted in warm, goofy eccentricity
    Christopher Guest, the director of "Best in Show" and "A Mighty Wind," has made a TV series for HBO. The eight-episode "Family Tree," which premieres Sunday, is his first work in seven years, and like his films it is sweet and funny and not a little...
  • The Stones, Batdorf and Stanley-style

    The Stones, Batdorf and Stanley-style
    John Batdorf and James Lee Stanley will appear on the radio Saturday in Laguna Beach to play mellow, harmony-drenched folk tunes — the kind you listen to on a lazy afternoon with a sweater, a cup of mocha and a cat napping at the foot of the couch....
  • Harry Shearer is in a topical zone with album 'Can't Take a Hint'

    Harry Shearer is in a topical zone with album 'Can't Take a Hint'
    You can't blame Harry Shearer for feeling a twinge of regret just before the release of his latest satirical album of topical songs, "Can't Take a Hint." "Pussy Riot and 'legitimate rape' in the news in the same week?" Shearer said, his eyes widening...
  • Movie review: 'The Best and the Brightest'

    Movie review: 'The Best and the Brightest'
    "The Best and the Brightest" might have had some real teeth -- and some real smarts -- in the hands of a savvy satirist such as Christopher Guest. Unfortunately, writer-director Josh Shelov's sendup of the Manhattan private school culture flies off its...
  • Fred Willard Tweets After Arrest at Adult Movie Theater: 'Lousy Film'

    Fred Willard Tweets After Arrest at Adult Movie Theater: 'Lousy Film'
    HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (KTLA) -- Comedian and actor Fred Willard has spoken out for the first time since his arrest last week at an adult movie theater in Hollywood, downplaying the incident giving a negative review of the film. "Wait til u hear my version;...
  • Film review: 'I'm Still Here' wondering if it's real or fake

     
    “I'm Still Here” — the title of Casey Affleck's documentary (or is it “documentary”?) of his best buddy/brother-in-law Joaquin Phoenix — inevitably invokes associations with Todd Haynes's 2007 Bob Dylan sort-of-biopic...
  • Jane Lynch memoir on the way

     
    Jane Lynch of Glee will publish a memoir, Happy Accidents, for fall 2011....