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  • 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...
  • Gervais Says Farewell to 'Extras'

    Gervais Says Farewell to 'Extras'
    Every so often, the unassuming Ricky Gervais erupts with his trademark laugh, which sounds as one might imagine a hyena on a bender would. Wearing well-worn jeans and a black T-shirt, Gervais, 46, uses his day off from his first star turn in a film,...
  • Obama's 'czars:' Bull's-eyes for critics

     
    by Mark Silva President Obama is dancing with the czars, the way some of his critics would have it. And those critics have grown louder and louder lately, complaining about not only the president's alleged "socialist'' health-care plans, but also......
  • Theater review: 'An Evening Without Monty Python' at the Ricardo Montalban

     
    In 1974, a programmer at a PBS station in Texas came across a tape of a British comedy show he???d never heard of and tried it out on the air. ???Monty Python???s Flying Circus??? eventually conquered America, and the world......
  • No money for a bronze Col. Sanders statue? No problem, says PETA: Make it out of chicken feces

     
    Residents of the tiny town of Corbin, Ky., have a dream: to erect a larger-than-life bronze statue of Corbin's most famous resident, Col. Harlan Sanders, as a downtown tourist attraction. It's a story so reminiscent of a Christopher Guest mockumentary.......
  • Ed Begley Jr.: Big green man

    Ed Begley Jr.: Big green man
    I once tried to pick up Ed Begley Jr. Before your mind dives for the gutter, it was 2004, not long after Arnold Schwarzenegger became governor, and I rented a Hummer to write about whether it was all that its most famous fancier believed it to be. I...
  • Hank Azaria: 'Night at The Smithsonian's' Mummy Dearest

    Hank Azaria: 'Night at The Smithsonian's' Mummy Dearest
    So why, one might ask Hank Azaria, did star Ben Stiller and director Shawn Levy think the actor was perfect for the muscular, reanimated, ancient Egyptian bent on world domination in "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian"? "It's kind of my...
  • Missing hype's high-water mark

    Missing hype's high-water mark
    "For Your Consideration," Christopher Guest's Oscar-hype satire, arrives on DVD at the height of Oscar-hype season. The timing doesn't help the film: With Academy Award campaigns and media coverage nearing saturation point, it's even more obvious just how...
  • Jane Lynch–Mean Girl Made Good

     
    These are the glory days for Jane Lynch, character actress, scene stealer and now “the TV season’s biggest breakout star” (Entertainment Weekly). “It’s been quite a year,” she says, taking a little break from Glee and...
  • 'The Invention of Lying'

    'The Invention of Lying'
    As co-director, co-writer, a producer and the star, Ricky Gervais ("The Office," "Extras") infuses this smart comedy with his impish sense of humor. He plays the only person evidently capable of telling fibs in the world he occupies, and he uses that...
  • Eric Christian Olsen is 'Fired Up'

    Eric Christian Olsen didn't have to do much research to play a high school Mr. Smooth in the new comedy "Fired Up." "It's a lot of me when I was 22 years old," he says. "You think you have things figured out. You have such strong convictions and no...