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  • '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...
  • Highland Park native and director remembers Robin Williams' early career

    Highland Park native and director remembers Robin Williams' early career
    Director Brian Levant can boast two blockbuster films ("Beethoven" and "The Flintstones") and a holiday perennial ("Jingle All the Way"), but the former Highland Park resident said he takes immense pride in his contribution to comedy history: Robin...
  • Emmys: 'Shark Tank' wins, Winter Park doesn't

    Emmys: 'Shark Tank' wins, Winter Park doesn't
    Mel Brooks, Neil Patrick Harris and President Barack Obama helped boost the winners at this year's creative arts Emmys. But Winter Park wasn't so fortunate. The Emmy for outstanding commercial went to Apple's "Misunderstood." Budweiser's "Hero's...
  • Seinfeld's new venture: Coffee talk

    Seinfeld's new venture: Coffee talk
    Jerry Seinfeld could have taken his gazillion-dollar "Seinfeld" fortune, gone merrily on his way and never worked again, but he decided two years ago to launch the Web series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" on Sony's Crackle.com. The show is...
  • Anthony Goldschmidt dies at 71; designed memorable movie posters

    Anthony Goldschmidt dies at 71; designed memorable movie posters
    When E.T., the extraterrestrial, and his human chum Elliott reached across the cosmos to share a luminous touch of the fingertips, Anthony Goldschmidt was the unseen hand that brought them together. Goldschmidt also was on the job when Thelma and Louise...
  • Bulletin Board

    Wednesday Art Cinema, classic to contemporary films, 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 27, Crest Theatre, Delray Beach Center for the Arts, Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave. Tonight, Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles" $10. Visit DelrayArts.org...
  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Altman' on Epix

    Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Altman' on Epix
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Aug. 3 - 9, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Penn & Teller: Fool Us In this new episode, the...
  • Review: 'Poking a Dead Frog' by Mike Sacks

    Review: 'Poking a Dead Frog' by Mike Sacks
    A more ponderous proposition there is not than a scholarly analysis of what comedy is and why we laugh at something. Take Arthur Schopenhauer — please. Humor, Schopenhauer writes, can be "traced to a syllogism in the first figure with an...
  • MOVIES

    MOVIES
    "Blazing Saddles": The bandit who utters the much-repeated phrase "Badges? We don't need no stinking badges" is, of course, Mexican. And that may be the least offensive stereotype in Mel Brooks' hilarious 1974 send-up of westerns and political...
  • Paul Mazursky made incisive, edgy comedies without a mean streak

    Paul Mazursky made incisive, edgy comedies without a mean streak
    It's hard not to take the death of Paul Mazursky personally. When Jill Clayburgh's character was unceremoniously uncoupled in Paul Mazursky's "An Unmarried Woman" in 1978, a generation of American women were right there with her, rocked by the realities...
  • Mel Brooks Recalls His First Mention in Variety in 1952

    Even the "2000 Year Old Man" had to start somewhere. Back in 1952, 26 year-old Mel Brooks was just another struggling comedy writer, penning sketches for a revue -- albeit one backed by names like Milton Berle, Jimmy Durante and Eddie Cantor. "Curtain...
  • Desiree Akhavan's 'Appropriate' sense of identity

     Desiree Akhavan's 'Appropriate' sense of identity
    Most references to director, writer and actress Desiree Akhavan place a neat three-word descriptor by her name: bisexual Iranian American, often followed by the words "the next Lena Dunham." Yet Akhavan isn't trying to fit into an already defined...