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  • Triumph the Insult Comic Dog series among new Adult Swim offerings

    Triumph the Insult Comic Dog series among new Adult Swim offerings
    Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, the cigar-chomping rubber hand-puppet character from "Late Night With Conan O'Brien," will be getting his own series soon on Adult Swim. Some may question this, but no, you can never have too much Triumph the Insult Comic...
  • Stephen Colbert's Rise: From South Carolina to Second City to Pop Culture Player

    Stephen Colbert has made a career out of playing a bombastic conservative commentator, first on "The Daily Show" and for nearly 10 years on "The Colbert Report." But his next move, succeeding David Letterman on CBS' "The Late Show," might be the toughest...
  • Sony Animation Sets New Slate

    Sony Animation is looking to stay in business with Genndy Tartakovsky, attaching him to direct "Hotel Transylvania 2" for the studio as well as a project he developed on his own called "Genndy Tartakovsky Can You Imagine?" The studio has also tapped...
  • Holiday TV programming: From Kelly Clarkson to Robot Chicken

    The holiday season, which is mostly to say the Christmas season, has already begun on television; indeed, if you measure the holiday by Hallmark Channel or Lifetime, it has been going on all month. And it's not going to get any less cheery and joyful...
  • Review: "The Awesomes"

    After being pulled off the sales block, Hulu told the New York Times its intent was to focus on upcoming original programs, beginning with "The Awesomes." Maybe it's time for Plan C. Not that this animated series from "Saturday Night Live's" Seth Meyers...
  • LIVE From the Creative Arts Emmys

    Nearly 80 awards are scheduled to be presented at the Creative Arts Emmys ceremony today at the Nokia Theatre, beginning shortly after 4 p.m Pacific. We'll be live-blogging the highlights, so keep coming back for updates. FXX will air an edited version...
  • Creative Arts Emmys: HBO's 'Behind the Candelabra' wins the night

    The 65th Annual Creative Arts Emmys clocked in at a grueling 3.5 hours Sunday. Tuxedo-clad guests and ladies in super-high heels and skimpy black summer dresses evacuated the Nokia Theatre in droves as the awards dragged on—honoring the best in...
  • 'Hotel Transylvania' review: This bat won't fly

    'Hotel Transylvania' review: This bat won't fly
    *1/2 (out of four) Jason Segel performed a Dracula musical in “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and it was funny. One of many moments in “Hotel Transylvania” that aren’t funny: An animated Dracula voiced by Adam Sandler singing to...
  • With 'Candy Land,' Adam Sandler pays a visit to Gramma Nutt

     
    A movie verson of the game Candy Land will star Adam Sandler....
  • DC Comics starts a new film era with Green Lantern, Geoff Johns and Diane Nelson

     
    Los Angeles Times business writer Ben Fritz and I wrote a cover story that ran Wednesday in the paper's Calendar section and this is a much longer verison of that article. The premiere for Marvel Studios' "Iron Man 2" shut......
  • 'Da Bears Movie Dat Wasn't': Da Coach goes to bed early but the Super Fans hit the cheesy curly fries one last time

     
    Well, Da Coach, Da Coach whose name was on the tickets, skipped the late-night sausage, the cheese-swamped curly fries and the on-stage kegger in honor of Lord Stanley. But as you'd expect, the Super Fans were forgiving at the end......