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  • Jane Lynch gleeful about going live on 'Saturday Night'

    Live from New York, it's Sue Sylvester! You just know it will happen sometime during the 90 minutes when recent "Glee" Emmy winner Jane Lynch plays guest host on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" Oct. 9. The iconic, sardonic gym coach she embodies each...
  • Westminster: Malibu's wire fox terrier Eira goes for the double-crown

    Westminster: Malibu's wire fox terrier Eira goes for the double-crown
    I’m a mutt fancier myself -- or "multicultural canines," as my dogs prefer -- but like millions of other lovers of canines of all kinds, I’ll be tuning in Monday to watch the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, the 136th. There’s at least...
  • Westminster wedding: Local couple to marry at dog show

    Westminster wedding: Local couple to marry at dog show
    A Valentine's Day wedding at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in Madison Square Garden. Sounds like the plot of Christopher Guest's follow-up to "Best in Show." But it's not. It's for real. The Seattle Times reports that Brad Slayton, 58, and fiancee...
  • 84th Academy Awards -- The Winners and Losers

    84th Academy Awards -- The Winners and Losers
    Billy Crstyal’s return to hosting duties at the Oscars reminded me a lot of the Oscar party I went to at local Point Loma artist Leslie Perlis’ house. At previous parties, I could make the crowd laugh. One year I pestered everybody that...
  • City Lights: Oscar picks not incredibly close

    Well, we all got blindsided by Meryl Streep. That was my one consolation as my dream of being Orange County's greatest Oscar handicapper crumbled steadily throughout the 84th annual Academy Awards on Sunday. Earlier this year, I challenged Independent...
  • Thin Ice

    Thin Ice
    Sometimes seeing so many movies can be a problem. How can a film lover or critic watch this movie and not think of Fargo, The Red Violin, House of Games, Criminal, and John Dahl’s The Last Seduction? Heck, even the violin shop is called Dahl’s...
  • How 'Wizard of Oz' struggled on road to fame

    Nostalgia and navel-gazing dominated the Academy Awards broadcast Sunday, including a spoof featuring Christopher Guest, Fred Willard, Jennifer Coolidge and others as a disgruntled focus group attending a "Wizard of Oz" test screening circa 1939. The...
  • 'The Realistic Joneses' has its world premiere at Yale Rep

    'The Realistic Joneses' has its world premiere at Yale Rep
    Have you ever listened to yourself when you're having a random conversation with a spouse or a neighbor? Really listened? It can sound absurd and remote and disjointed and automatic and fraught and subtextual and stammered and interrupted and incoherent...
  • Paul Benedict dies at 70; actor from 'The Jeffersons' and 'Sesame Street'

    Paul Benedict, the actor who played the eccentric English neighbor Harry Bentley on the sitcom "The Jeffersons," was found dead Monday at his home on Martha's Vineyard, Mass. He was 70. Authorities were investigating the cause of death, said his brother,...
  • Movie review: Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian -- 3 out of 5 stars

    Movie review: Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian -- 3 out of 5 stars
    The warm moments rise from the real history sampled in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. The kid-friendly thrills come from the special effects -- the monsters, mannequins, artifacts and paintings that come to life in this sequel to Night at...
  • NBC's 'Kath & Kim' Finds Husbands

    NBC is rounding out the cast of its new comedy "Kath & Kim," with John Michael Higgins and Mikey Day signing up for husband duty. Higgins ("The Break-Up," "A Mighty Wind") and Day (Showtime's "The Underground") will play the spouses of Molly Shannon's...
  • Pilots: Catherine O'Hara, Andie MacDowell to ABC

    A pair of actresses not often seen on television -- Andie MacDowell and Catherine O'Hara -- are making their way to pilots at ABC. O'Hara is in talks to play the lead role in Rob Thomas' dramedy "Good Behavior," while MacDowell has joined the drama...