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  • Robin Williams: Steven Spielberg, Chris Columbus, Others Remember 'Lightning Storm of Comic Genius'

    The shock of Robin Williams' death on Monday spread far and wide through the showbiz community, a reflection of the actor's long career in movies, television, stage and standup comedy. Steven Spielberg called him "a pal" and expressed shock at Williams'...
  • Hollywood 'Stunned,' 'Heartbroken' Over Robin Williams' Death

    The shock of Robin Williams' death spread far and wide and well on Monday, a reflection of the actor's long career in movies, television, stage and standup comedy. Tributes came in from friends and colleagues, studios and executives, the directors of his...
  • What to do before renting your home to strangers

    What to do before renting your home to strangers
    Ever since actors Bob Newhart and Mary Frann made innkeeping in a rural Vermont town look wacky and fun, it's been at the top of many people's second-career choices, along with actor, novelist, brewmaster and chocolatier. The fantasy is that you don't...
  • Art Garfunkel Evokes Emotion at Fantasy Springs Resort Show Despite Vocal Injury

    Once a high-wire acrobat loses balance, it's assumed the act is finished. And perhaps no pop vocalist ever resembled those denizens of dizzying heights more than the angelically-voiced Art Garfunkel. When Garfunkel announced four years ago that his voice...
  • John Duran endorses Bobby Shriver in L.A. County supervisor contest

    John Duran endorses Bobby Shriver in L.A. County supervisor contest
    West Hollywood City Council member John Duran, who finished third in the June primary for Los Angeles County Supervisor, formally endorsed second-place finisher Bobby Shriver on Tuesday. At a Shriver news conference, Duran said some in the gay and...
  • Potent comedy teams at Hard Rock Live: Why so rare?

    Potent comedy teams at Hard Rock Live: Why so rare?
    When did comedy teams like Burns and Allen, Martin and Lewis, Abbott and Costello, and Cheech and Chong go out of style as a mode of entertainment and why? Is the straight man such an endangered species? Consider the nuclear comic potential of, say,...
  • Monday's TV Highlights: 'Louie' season finale and more

    Monday's TV Highlights: 'Louie' season finale and more
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 15 - 21, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Whose Line Is It Anyway? "Supernatural's"...
  • Steve Martin brings banjo and laughs to the Hollywood Bowl

    Steve Martin brings banjo and laughs to the Hollywood Bowl
    The show started with a bang and ended with a bigger bang. In between, there were salutes to veterans, classic American marches, bales of lively bluegrass music and lots and lots of laughs. Emphasis on lots and lots. Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon...
  • Jay Leno to Receive Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

    WASHINGTON -- Comedian Jay Leno has been tapped by the Kennedy Center to receive this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The award will be presented Oct. 19 at a Kennedy Center ceremony to be broadcast Nov. 23 on PBS stations. The comedy award,...
  • Ben Stiller Assures Taormina 'Zoolander' Sequel Still Active

    Ben Stiller and Melanie Griffith were both honored by the Taormina Film Festival in the Sicilian town's open-air Teatro Antico on Thursday. Earlier in the afternoon, the actors held separate master-class interviews for local film students and enthusiasts...
  • Dr. Alice Brandfonbrener, 1931-2014

    Dr. Alice Brandfonbrener, 1931-2014
    Dr. Alice Brandfonbrener, founder and director of the Medical Program for Performing Artists in Chicago, was the physician actors, singers and musicians turned to when stricken with an injury or illness that threatened their craft. When actor Steve...
  • A battle of 'Words and Pictures' at Maine prep school

    "Words and Pictures," starring Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche, is a middle-aged romantic comedy masquerading as a war between literature and art. The battleground is a Maine prep school set in a small town somewhere along the state's bucolic coastline....