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  • Sid Caesar dies: Five of his most memorable movies

    Sid Caesar dies: Five of his most memorable movies
    The late actor, comedian, writer and musician Sid Caesar was a comic Renaissance man. Though best known for the TV series "Your Show of Shows," he was also a regular presence on the stage and the big screen. Here's a look at five of his most memorable...
  • Meet Sid Caesar: For those who never saw Your Show of Shows

    ... "... the funniest man America has produced to date." --Mel Brooks, describing Sid Caesar in 1982. ... There must be whole generations by now whose reaction to the name Sid Caesar might be summed up as "Huh?" How describe his appeal in the now...
  • Sid Caesar: Five TV clips that demonstrate his comic genius

    Sid Caesar: Five TV clips that demonstrate his comic genius
    Sid Caesar, who died Wednesday at the age of 91, had a career that spanned stage and screen, but it was on TV that he was best known. His first TV appearance was on Milton Berle's "Texaco Star Theater," but it was on the variety show program "Your...
  • Sid Caesar, an appreciation: Making light of civility's fragility

    Comedian Sid Caesar, who died Wednesday at the age of 91, was a giant and genius of television. He came into the medium, in 1949, when it was still molten. He helped shape TV comedy, even as TV, with its new technical demands and advantages, shaped his...
  • Mel Brooks will pay tribute to Sid Caesar on 'Conan'

    Mel Brooks will pay tribute to Sid Caesar on 'Conan'
    Sid Caesar had a profound influence on the comedy aspirations of young Conan O'Brien. And on Tuesday, he'll have Caesar's former colleague Mel Brooks on "Conan" to discuss the comedy master, who died last week at age 91. The day Caesar died, O'Brien...
  • Sundance 2014: At ground zero for U.S. film, a Persian wave

    Sundance 2014: At ground zero for U.S. film, a Persian wave
    The teenage girl Sepideh only wants to look at the stars. A student of astronomy and worshipful devotee of Albert Einstein, she dreams of joining the young men who trek out nightly in the desert south of Tehran to gaze at constellations. But such...
  • 'The Fifth Beatle' Movie to Start Production in 2014

    Lensing will begin next year on Brian Epstein biopic "The Fifth Beatle," with Peyton Reed on board to direct. Producers are touting "The Fifth Beatle" as the first-ever film about the Beatles to secure music rights to the Lennon/McCartney music catalog....
  • Comedian Marc Maron on Returning to TV and Finding Authenticity

    Marc Maron is exactly the guy the devoted followers of his podcast "WTF" imagine. They expect him to be funny, articulate, insightful and slightly profane. The listeners -- whom Maron usually greets with "How's it going, What the Fuckineers, What the...
  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'Haven' on Syfy

    Friday's TV Highlights: 'Haven' on Syfy
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 8 - 14, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SERIES Styled to Rock The designers create...
  • Film Review: 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues'

    Making a sequel to a cherished cultural totem is no easy business, but director Adam McKay and his muse Will Ferrell keep things very classy in "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," a modestly less quotable but generously funny new adventure for scotch-...
  • Not your bubbe's film festival

    Not your bubbe's film festival
    The director of the Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival for only six months, Ellen Wedner says she has already dispeled the perception that it is "another doom-and-gloom Holocaust festival." "I think all Jewish film festivals get pigeonholed by people...
  • Tennis champ Pete Sampras sells Lake Sherwood-area compound

    Tennis champ Pete Sampras sells Lake Sherwood-area compound
    Tennis legend Pete Sampras and his wife, actress Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, have quietly sold their Lake Sherwood-area compound near Thousand Oaks in an off-market deal. The purchase price was not disclosed. The hilltop estate had been listed at $19.95...