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  • L.A. theater openings, Sept. 21-28: 'The 39 Steps' and more

    L.A. theater openings, Sept. 21-28: 'The 39 Steps' and more
    A classic Hitchcock thriller is spoofed in "The 39 Steps" at Long Beach Playhouse, "Lost the Musical" sends up the hit TV series at the Lillian Theatre, and life is a "Cabaret" at North Hollywood's Crown City Theatre. Plus, Cicely Tyson reprises her Tony-...
  • Mel Brooks' Chinese Theatre cement handprint has six fingers

    Mel Brooks' Chinese Theatre cement handprint has six fingers
    Mel Brooks has six fingers on his left hand. At least that's what future generations might think when they check out his handprints and footprints outside the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, where on Monday the "Young Frankenstein" director brought...
  • Mel Brooks Basks in the Glory of 'Young Frankenstein' at the Academy

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - After immortalizing a joke in the cement at the TCL Chinese Theatre -- with an extra finger on his left hand -- Mel Brooks was in his usual feisty form Tuesday night at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to kick...
  • Hollywood Knew Private Photo Leaks Long Before the 2000's

    The posting of pilfered intimate celebrity photos last week was a reminder of the anomaly of stardom: A star's entire life is directed to attracting attention to himself or herself -- until that moment when they suddenly announce "leave me alone."...
  • Mike Sacks' 'Poking a Dead Frog' cracks the comedy code

    Mike Sacks' 'Poking a Dead Frog' cracks the comedy code
    Comedy is having a moment. You can't really talk about the vaunted New Golden Platinum Age of Television without reference to Louis C.K., Amy Schumer or Amy Poehler. Political discourse takes cues from Jon Stewart and John Oliver. The Internet, which...
  • Mel Brooks Riffs on 'Young Frankenstein,' Laddie and the Biz

    The four guys sitting around the lunch table in Beverly Hills have been business associates and friends for decades. Many decades. This includes the decade known as the '70s, when lunchee Mel Brooks directed and co-wrote "Young Frankenstein" (1974)...
  • Emmys 2014 winners list

    Emmys 2014 winners list
    The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were handed out Monday during an NBC broadcast. Here is a list of the winners and nominees. Winners are marked with an asterisk (*). Outstanding Drama Series * "Breaking Bad" (AMC) "Downton Abbey" (PBS) "Game of...
  • 'True Detective,' 'OITNB,' Jimmy Fallon and Allison Janney Score at Creative Arts Emmys

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "True Detective" and "Orange Is the New Black" emerged from Saturday's Creative Arts Emmy Awards with key wins and momentum heading into next week's Primetime Emmycast. "Saturday Night Live" led the field overall with five...
  • 'It's Only a Play'

    "NEW York, without the theater, is Newark!" utters the Matthew Broderick playwright-character in the about-to-open hit comedy, "It's Only a Play." This Terrence McNally work of inside theatre genius is already over the moon at the Longacre and it doesn't...
  • New on DVD: 'Captain America,' 'Brick Mansions'

    This week's releases feature great action, smart writing, dumb idea. "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," Grade A: Chris Evans returns to the role of All-American hero Captain America. His efforts to adjust to the modern world are disrupted when S.H.I....
  • This week's reviews in brief

    Here are condensed versions of this week's book reviews: 'Half of What I Say is Meaningless' by Joseph Bathanti; Mercer University Press (160 pages, $25) Winner of the Will D. Campbell Award for Creative Nonfiction, "Half of What I Say Is Meaningless"...
  • Richard Lewis looks back at his dark comic turns in 'Bundle of Nerves'

     Richard Lewis looks back at his dark comic turns in 'Bundle of Nerves'
    Funnyman Richard Lewis didn't become a comic because he wanted to be a celebrity or even because he wanted to make people laugh. "I went into this for psychological reasons," said Lewis, who was nicknamed the Prince of Pain for his self-deprecating...