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  • Oscars 2012: What was Billy Crystal's lamest joke? [Poll]

     
    Oscars 2012. There were any number of Billy Crystal Oscar jokes that landed with a thud. What was his biggest miss? Vote in our poll....
  • Viewing the Oscars through a racial lens

     
    Between the months-long investigation by The Times that revealed that 94% of the members who make up the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are white, and the heated debate about "The Help" putting the "mammy" stereotype back in......
  • Oscars 2012: Milla Jovovich explores Oscar's 'city'

     
    Milla Jovovich had an apt comparison for her first trip to the Academy Awards on Sunday: "It's like a really condensed Cannes," she said on the red carpet in Hollywood. Milla Jovovich was a presenter at the Academy Awards....
  • Another hit for Paul Anka: his latest concert at the new Sands venue

     
    The middle aged and older crowd treated singer/composer Paul Anka like a rock star Sunday night at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center. They high fived him as he strutted through the nearly full room. They stood and cheered and waved their arms in the air...
  • Theater review: 'Robin and the 7 Hoods' at the Old Globe

     
    San Diego -- Something slightly felonious is happening with the goldmine of tunes by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen, the songwriting team that helped revitalize Frank Sinatra’s hip factor in the 1960s. The new musical “Robin and the 7......
  • Arthur Penn's Broadway legacy

     
    Arthur Penn, who died this week at age 88, will always be remembered for his film work, especially for directing the groundbreaking "Bonnie and Clyde." But Penn belonged to that increasingly rare breed of directors who felt at home on......
  • A photographic history of Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack [Updated]

     
    Paeans to Frank Sinatra and his coterie of pals known as the Rat Pack are plentiful and remarkably diverse. On the low end of the consumer spectrum, you can spend a few bucks on a Rat Pack T-shirt from your......
  • Paul Coates, Nov. 2, 1960

     
    Nov. 2, 1960: Paul Coates has a terrific story on one of two young men who dressed as Nazis and picketed the Huntington Hartford Theater, where Sammy Davis Jr. was to perform, over Davis’ upcoming marriage to May Britt....
  • Jerry Bock, the composer of 'Fiddler on the Roof,' is dead at 81

     
    Jerry Bock with TimeLine Theatre artistic Director PJ Powers at a production of "Fiorello!" at TimeLine in 2008. 1928 ~ 2010 When composer Jerry Bock started work on a musical about a rural Jewish community at the turn of the......
  • Former Mirror Writer Beaten to Death – Update

     
    Roby Heard, 1921 - 1960 This is something I wrote in 2002 at the request of Det. Rick Jackson of the LAPD’s cold case unit. Jackson said that the “murder book” for 1960 was missing and that the department had......
  • Jim Carrey electrifies ‘Saturday Night Live’

     
    Jim Carrey and "Saturday Night Live" had a huge challenge last night: helping the country laugh after the terrible news from Tucson. But Carrey and the NBC show performed a public service by delivering laugh-out-loud humor....
  • Tommy Davidson To Tickle Your Funny Bone At Caroline's

    Tommy Davidson To Tickle Your Funny Bone At Caroline's
    Known as one of the most versatile performers of our time, the hilarious Tommy Davidson has made a name as a comedian, actor, singer, and musician. He is perhaps most recognized as an original cast member of hit TV series In Living Color. His...