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  • PASSINGS: Steve Rossi, Felix Dennis, Jimmy C. Newman

    PASSINGS: Steve Rossi, Felix Dennis, Jimmy C. Newman
     Steve Rossi Half of comedy duo Allen and Rossi Steve Rossi, 82, one half of the prolific comedy duo Allen and Rossi, which became a favorite of "The Ed Sullivan Show" and other TV variety shows, died Sunday in hospice care in Las Vegas. He had cancer...
  • Variety Show Glory Days of 'Sonny and Cher' Could be Long Gone

    In the days of Ed Sullivan, the Smothers Brothers and Carol Burnett, the TV variety special stood tall as a regular feature of the broadcast schedule. But in recent years, they seem to have gone the way of the 13-channel universe -- relics of the...
  • 'Jersey Boys' introduces classic songs to modern audiences

    'Jersey Boys' introduces classic songs to modern audiences
    Bringing a beloved Broadway musical to the big screen, "Jersey Boys" director and producer Clint Eastwood had a tough challenge ahead of him. Nonetheless, his film adaptation is filled with excitement, laughter and impeccable singing.      ...
  • Ron Howard Directing Beatles Documentary on Touring Years

    Ron Howard, a fan of The Beatles for most of his life, will direct and produce an authorized documentary on the group's touring years between 1960 and 1966. Apple Corps Ltd., White Horse Pictures and Howard's Imagine Entertainment will produce the...
  • For Clint Eastwood's 'Jersey Boys,' a journey worthy of its subjects

    Since “Jersey Boys,” the rags-to-riches-to-rags musical about Frankie Valli & the Four Seaso‎ns, was first staged on Broadway in 2005, there have been thousands of performances across North America. In the room at some of these cities...
  • Cicely Tyson, Robert Towne Receive Honorary Degrees at AFI Conservatory Commencement

    The MFA graduates from the American Film Institute Conservatory weren't the only ones receiving degrees Wednesday morning at the TCL Chinese Theater. Cicely Tyson and Oscar-winning scribe Robert Towne were awarded honorary degrees during the AFI...
  • NBC Developing The Beatles Event Series

    John, Paul, George and Ringo might have made their American debut on CBS' "The Ed Sullivan Show," but that doesn't mean they can't play for the Peacock too. NBC is in the early stages of developing an eight-part event series based around the Fab Four...
  • Jerry Vale, singer who topped the charts in 1950s and '60s, dies at 83

    Jerry Vale, singer who topped the charts in 1950s and '60s, dies at 83
    Jerry Vale, a smooth-voiced singer who reached the top of the pop charts in the 1950s and '60s with his interpretations of romantic ballads, died Sunday at his home in Palm Desert. He was 83. Vale's attorney, Harold J. Levy, confirmed his death after...
  • THEATER

    THEATER
    "Coward on Television Luncheon": The Noel Coward Festival Palm Beach will open with a luncheon featuring video clips of the playwright, actor, composer and showman on TV shows such as “The Ed Sullivan Show,” “What’s My Line?”...
  • Orson Bean, a sage on the Geffen stage

     Orson Bean, a sage on the Geffen stage
    Orson Bean never met a leading lady quite like Jayne Mansfield. The voluptuous blond sex symbol was the toast of Broadway in the comedy "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?" in 1955 and 1956. "It was interesting," recalled Bean, breaking into a wide...
  • 'The Good Wife' Team Talks Plot Twists, Character Growth with Charlie Rose

    Charlie Rose cut straight to the chase on Wednesday night in his discussion with "The Good Wife" gang. "We're going to start with one question: what the hell happened to Will and why?" Rose, the "CBS This Morning" host, posed the question to "Good Wife"...
  • David Letterman to Retire From CBS in 2015

    In a move that will complete the generational transition in latenight, David Letterman is preparing to retire from CBS next year. Letterman disclosed his plan during Thursday afternoon's taping of "The Late Show." "The man who owns this network,...