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  • American Masters does Carson to biographical perfection - except for that masculinity thing

    American Masters does Carson to biographical perfection - except for that masculinity thing
    From Norman Rockwell and Leonard Bernstein to Baltimore's Cab Calloway, no one does biography like "American Masters" on PBS. I've been reviewing these superb productions for all of the 26 seasons that "American Masters" has been on the air, and have...
  • Eva Ban dies at 94; woman in famous beach photo with President Kennedy

    Eva Ban dies at 94; woman in famous beach photo with President Kennedy
    Today, the image would have gone viral in an instant: The president of the United States, dripping wet in swim trunks before a throng of excited beachgoers, trading a look and a laugh with an attractive woman in a polka-dot bikini. But well before the...
  • College Sports History: It Starts With Yale-Harvard Regatta

    College Sports History: It Starts With Yale-Harvard Regatta
    The Yale-Harvard Regatta is two years shy of its 150th anniversary and, as such, is the oldest collegiate sports event in the United States. Yale-Harvard football is old, too, but the regatta predates that by 23 years. The first race came about...
  • Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Community' on NBC

    Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Community' on NBC
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 19 - 25, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Community Abed (Danny Pudi) wants to...
  • DVD Review: Hitchcock classic "Foreign Correspondent" has Blu-ray perks

    DVD Review: Hitchcock classic "Foreign Correspondent" has Blu-ray perks
    “Foreign Correspondent” was Alfred Hitchcock's second American film, arriving in theaters just four months after “Rebecca,” the hit he made for producer David O. Selznick. Both films were nominated for Best Picture, with “...
  • Review: 'Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley' recalls a trailblazer

    Review: 'Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley' recalls a trailblazer
    "Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley," in which the former directs a film about the latter, premieres Monday on HBO. It is an homage and a celebration, with something of a high-class homemade feel. The first black female comic to make it in the...
  • Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska' shows state's deep roots in Hollywood

    Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska' shows state's deep roots in Hollywood
    Director Alexander Payne was greeted like a hometown hero Saturday night -- more than 1,500 miles from his native Omaha. Nearly 300 actors, writers, producers, crew members and students crammed into the Sherry Lansing Theatre on the Paramount Studios...
  • William Peter Blatty reflects on 40th anniversary of 'The Exorcist'

    William Peter Blatty reflects on 40th anniversary of 'The Exorcist'
    For the last four decades, William Peter Blatty's demonic possession thriller, "The Exorcist," has ranked as the ultimate in scare fare. His 1971 novel sat atop the New York Times bestseller list for more than four months, and director William Friedkin'...
  • 2013 Fall Guide: Comedy and variety shows to see this fall

    2013 Fall Guide: Comedy and variety shows to see this fall
    Rob Zabrecky How many alternative rock lead singers go on to a successful career in stage magic? The answer is just one: Rob Zabrecky. In the '90s, Zabrecky fronted the Los Angeles band Possum Dixon, which released three albums through Interscope...
  • Film Review: 'Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia'

    A fine memorial to one of 20th-century America's most brilliant, original -- and cranky -- thinkers, "Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia" duly charts the late scribe's artistic achievements and often glittering celebrity social life. But the...
  • This week: 'Under the Dome,' 'America's Got Talent,' Mel Brooks

    This week: 'Under the Dome,' 'America's Got Talent,' Mel Brooks
    The summer's biggest series, "Under the Dome" and "America's Got Talent," enter new phases this week. And Turner Classic Movies celebrates Mel Brooks for a night. Here's a look at the week's highlights; Drama: "Under the Dome," based on the Stephen...
  • Mel Brooks AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Special airs on TCM

     
    Mel Brooks AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Special airs on TCM Wednesday, July 24, at 8pm ET. A block of Mel Brooks' movies follows the award presentation. Mel Brooks receiving the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award on TCM tonight is long overdue for a man who...