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  • Matt Damon, Hayden Panettiere Honored at Environmental Media Awards

    Matt Damon, Hayden Panettiere, Bill McKibben and Anna Getty may have been honored at last night's Environmental Media Awards, but fracking was the real winner. Several anti-fracking films and TV shows, including Damon's "Promised Land" and "Last Man...
  • Producers Guild To Honor Chuck Lorre with Norman Lear Award

    Chuck Lorre will receive the 2014 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television from the Producers Guild of America at the PGA Awards on Jan. 19. Lear is being honored for his work on such shows as "The Big Bang Theory," "Two and a Half Men" and "Dharma...
  • Chuck Lorre, Steve Tisch, William Friedkin Honored at UCLA Visionary Ball

    There's no doubt that there was some seriously smart company at the UCLA Visionary Ball benefiting the university's department of neurosurgery Oct. 25 at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, but MC and comedian Larry Miller had a request that may have...
  • Conrad Bain dies at 89; played father on 'Diff'rent Strokes'

    Conrad Bain dies at 89; played father on 'Diff'rent Strokes'
    While portraying the white millionaire father on the hit TV sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes," Conrad Bain was often asked whether he enjoyed working alongside such scene-stealing young co-stars as Gary Coleman, who precociously played one of his two adopted...
  • Bonnie Franklin dies at 69; mom on TV's 'One Day at a Time'

    Bonnie Franklin dies at 69; mom on TV's 'One Day at a Time'
    Bonnie Franklin, the actress who created an indelible television character playing a divorced, working mother of two headstrong daughters on the long-running series "One Day at a Time," died Friday at her Los Angeles home. She was 69. The cause was...
  • ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’: Pine, Quinto on film’s real-world parallels

     
    “Star Trek” has always been about more than a spaceship crew hurtling through the cosmos — over the decades, the ......
  • Goldberg: Leave liberal Hollywood to the liberals

    Goldberg: Leave liberal Hollywood to the liberals
    "We need to buy a movie studio." Amid the conferences, panels, meetings and informal conversations in the wake of the presidential election, this idea has been a near constant among conservatives who feel like the country is slipping through their...
  • Huell Howser died of prostate cancer, death certificate says

     
    Public television star Huell Howser died of metastatic prostate cancer, his death certificate filed in Riverside County states....
  • The Contenders: Tina Fey gets to let loose on the 'fun stuff' in '30 Rock's' final season

    The Contenders: Tina Fey gets to let loose on the 'fun stuff' in '30 Rock's' final season
    Tina Fey never had a master plan for the end of "30 Rock." She wasn't even sure if, this time last year, NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt was about to pick up the phone, cancel the show and preempt a graceful exit for her decorated sitcom. "We'll never...
  • Bonnie Franklin: a round of sweet applause for an innovator

     
    Exuberant, energetic and loving,┬áBonnie Franklin presented a dynamic image as a TV mom. In her long-running sitcom, “One Day at a Time,” Franklin as Ann Romano helped push television┬áto a greater realism about single mothers and family life....
  • 'All in the Family: The Complete Series'

    'All in the Family: The Complete Series'
    Rarely has a show changed the face of television as much as producer Norman Lear's adaptation (for CBS) of a British comedy. Carroll O'Connor's unapologetically bigoted Archie Bunker became one of the medium's iconic characters, frequently mixing it up...
  • Nothing devious about 'Devious Maids' writer Tanya Saracho

    Nothing devious about 'Devious Maids' writer Tanya Saracho
    For all the Chicago acting talent that turns up on TV each season, a steady number of local playwrights are landing TV work as well. Particularly women. Laura Jacqmin recently joined the staff of the new ABC series "Lucky 7" (which co-stars fellow...