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  • How Kermit the Frog and the Muppets Got Their Mojo Back

    It's hard to make a comeback in Hollywood -- unless you're swine. In which case, the industry may embrace you. Just ask Miss Piggy. Nearly 40 years after she made her showbiz debut, the diva has never been more in demand. She recently appeared on the...
  • MGM Taps 'Simpsons' Director to Helm Rebooted 'Pink Panther' Movie

    MGM's is looking to reboot "The Pink Panther," tapping David Silverman to helm the live-action/animated hybrid pic. This pic will not focus the famous Inspector Jacques Clouseau played by Peter Sellers and later by Roberto Benigni and Steve Martin, but...
  • Inside Hannibal Buress' Comedy Central special

    Inside Hannibal Buress' Comedy Central special
    Neal Marshall wasn't thrilled. About 15 minutes before showtime he walked to the lip of the stage, put his hands on his hips, held his body in a dejected slouch and stared out into the Vic Theatre. He had done this many times, in many theaters: As...
  • Geffen Playhouse Announces World Premiere, 2 West Coast Premieres

    The Geffen Playhouse has announced three of the eight plays slated for its 2014-2015 season. The slate includes the world premiere of helmer Trevor Hay's "Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin" as well as the West coast premieres of "Choir Boy" (pictured at...
  • William Petersen among friends at Geffen Playhouse's 'Slowgirl'

     William Petersen among friends at Geffen Playhouse's 'Slowgirl'
    From David Mamet's first expletive-laced success in the 1970s to the advent of Tracy Letts' "August: Osage County" as one of the most acclaimed 21st century American dramas to date, drawing blood — and not always just figuratively — has been...
  • Gun Control Groups Urge Cancellation of Hollywood Fundraiser for Mark Begich and Mark Pryor

    Almost a year ago, in the aftermath of the shootings in Newtown, Conn., a number of entertainment industry activists decried a vote that prevented the Senate from moving forward background check legislation. Some vowed to withhold support from Democrats...
  • Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week

     
    Here are the Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week: 1. ELLIE GOULDING Three years ago this month, British singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding played at Philadelphia’s World Cafe Live, and introduced herself to the United States after her debut album &#...
  • REVIEW: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's John McEuen gives McCoole's audience a lesson in music

     
    Even when The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band first started in 1967, it seemed to have an old soul and an educational heart. John McEuen at McCoole's Arts & Events Place So it should have been no surprise that band multi-instrumentalist......
  • Oscars 2014: With 'Her,' Spike Jonze gets into relationships

    Oscars 2014: With 'Her,' Spike Jonze gets into relationships
    Spike Jonze's idiosyncratic risk-taking has been rewarded with broad acclaim throughout his career, including two Directors Guild of America nods and four Oscar nominations (three this year alone for "Her"). Still, he's not immune to doubt. "To be...
  • Grammys 2014: Steve Martin busts out his banjo

    Grammys 2014: Steve Martin busts out his banjo
    By Steve Martin's estimation, it's been "a hundred years" since he last attended the televised Grammy Awards, set to air Sunday night on CBS. But the actor (and longtime banjo player) has shown up more recently for the daytime ceremony in which Grammys...
  • Hollywood 'Devastated': Industry Reacts to Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death

    Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York apartment Sunday morning, according to the New York Police Department. The 46-year-old Hoffman, an Oscar winning actor, is survived by three children. Hollywood has been rocked by the news of his...
  • Jim Lange dies at 81; best-known as host of 'The Dating Game'

    Jim Lange dies at 81; best-known as host of 'The Dating Game'
    Jim Lange was the original and best-known host of a television show that has come to be identified with the swinging late 1960s and 1970s: "The Dating Game." "We were really the first reality show," he said in a 2002 Times interview, "paving the way for...