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  • Hollywood Walk of Fame 2015 Honorees Revealed

    Will Ferrell and Melissa McCarthy are among the 30 honorees selected to receive a star on Hollywood's the Walk of Fame in 2015, the Walk of Fame Selection Committee announced Thursday morning. Jennifer Garner, Peter Jackson, Eugenio Derbez, Daniel...
  • Friday's TV highlights and talk shows: 'Elysium' on Starz

    Friday's TV highlights and talk shows: 'Elysium' on Starz
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of April 27 - May 3, 2014 in PDF format This week'sTVMovies -------------------- SERIES Last Man Standing The sitcom starring Tim...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • How to make a whodunit spoof: Hire a murderers' row of acting talent

    How to make a whodunit spoof: Hire a murderers' row of acting talent
    It was one of the top 10 grossing films of 1976, but "Murder By Death" has the feel of something Neil Simon and his brother Danny might have cooked up for Sid Caesar during their days writing for "Your Show of Shows" in the '50s: Assemble a group of well-...
  • When Brando Marched With Heston: How Variety Covered the March On Washington

    When Daily Variety covered the March on Washington, the banner headline the day after the historic civil rights event read, "March Tramples on D.C. Boxoffice; Showfolk Figure in Demonstration." The showbiz spin is amusing some 50 years later; a bit...
  • Ed Weinberger sells estate for $9.9 million

    Ed Weinberger sells estate for $9.9 million
    Ed Weinberger, one of the creators of "The Cosby Show," and his wife, television actress Carlene Watkins, have sold their home in a gated Los Angeles community for $9.875 million. The 11,600-square-foot Georgian-style mansion sits on 5 acres with...
  • Byron Hurt seeks a soul food renewal

    Byron Hurt seeks a soul food renewal
    Byron Hurt was inspired to look at the ties between African Americans and soul food after the death of his father from pancreatic cancer. The result was his film, "Soul Food Junkies," which can be seen on public television. Your father connected getting...
  • TV writer Ed Weinberger lists L.A. area estate at $12.5 million

    TV writer Ed Weinberger lists L.A. area estate at $12.5 million
    Ed Weinberger, one of the creators of "The Cosby Show," and his wife, television actress Carlene Watkins, have listed their home in a gated Los Angeles community for $12.5 million. The 11,600-square-foot Georgian-style mansion and one-bedroom...
  • A Documentary About Soul Food Serves Up Ideas About History, Health and Racism in America

    A Documentary About Soul Food Serves Up Ideas About History, Health and Racism in America
    Soul Food Junkies Mon. Jan. 14, 10 p.m., on PBS's Independent Lens, check local listings America's food system is racist. That's one of the claims advanced in Soul Food Junkies, a brisk, provocative and wide-ranging documentary about African-...
  • New documentary paints an airbrushed portrait of Hugh Hefner

     
    There have been a few previous documentaries about Playboy publisher Hugh M. Hefner, but none as detailed or — for better or worse — as long as “Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel.” This two-hour-plus Canadian production from...
  • September 30: Author - Michael Starr, Black and Blue: The Redd Foxx Story

    September 30: Author - Michael Starr, Black and Blue: The Redd Foxx Story
    Michael Starr To purchase a copy of the book: Black and Blue: The Redd Foxx Story Black and Blue: The Redd Foxx Story tells the remarkable story of Foxx, a veteran comedian and "overnight sensation" at the age of forty-nine whose early life was...