| Dec 28, 2008
Actors, actresses and entertainers
Maila Nurmi, 85; actress created the character Vampira as hostess of late-night TV horror show (Jan. 10)
Jack Eagle, 81; a comedian and actor who played Brother Dominic in a Xerox ad during the 1977 Super Bowl (Jan....
| Dec 21, 2008
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If you've headed over to Newsday's big, full, complete, no-story-left-unturned "Top Ten" compilations of 2008, you may have noticed a glaring omission - the biggest TV frak-ups of 2008. Oversight hereby corrected. Here's our list di tutti lists -......
| Dec 21, 2008
Movies have always influenced style. In 1934 -- when Clark Gable shed his shirt in the Frank Capra comedy "It Happened One Night" to reveal his bare chest -- men's undershirt sales reportedly plummeted. Men didn't suddenly tire of layering. They saw an...
| Dec 2, 2008
William R. Finnegan, a film and television producer whose credits include "Hawaii Five-0," "The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd" and "The Fabulous Baker Boys," has died. He was 80.
Finnegan, who was nominated for five Emmy Awards, died Friday of Parkinson'...
| Nov 21, 2008
Ted Turner admits to having "foot-in-the-mouth disease." For a good deal of his adult life, he has made headlines for his controversial remarks, although in recent years, he has cast a lower profile. Now Turner is back, appearing on "60 Minutes" and...
| Nov 3, 2008
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| Sep 28, 2008
YOU WOULD think they were talking about a defaced historical landmark, the way the gossip was going: "The place used to be so serene, I didn't even mind that it took three hours to get my hair done," said one highlighted regular of the John Frieda Salon...
| Sep 23, 2008
NOTHING gets the comic juices flowing like a workplace revenge fantasy. In "9 to 5: The Musical," an eager-to-please adaptation of the fizzy 1980 pop-feminist film, three female employees, tired of banging their heads against a low-hanging glass ceiling,...
| Sep 22, 2008
Dolly Parton is at her most delightful when she's laughing at her own jokes. Perched on a leather chair in the den of producer Bob Greenblatt's gorgeous Craftsman home in the Hollywood Hills on a mild September day, the 62-year-old country music queen...
| Sep 10, 2008
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After two postponements due to "technical demands," the curtain finally rose Tuesday night on previews for "9 to 5: The Musical," where audience members received an unexpected treat -- a mini-concert by Dolly Parton.
Parton, of course, penned the music...
| Jul 25, 2008
Early Saturday evening, Providence, R.I.-based artist Mark Tribe orchestrated a reenactment of a 1971 speech by Chicano labor activist César Chávez protesting the Vietnam War. On the South Lawn of Exposition Park, midway between the Natural History Museum...