| Aug 19, 2014
| 12:08 PM
Here's a teeny-tiny idea, courtesy a slideshow on CNN.com attached to a summertime desperation slideshow story entitled “How to be an L.A. Local – 8 Tips for Faking It.”
I suppose it's a compliment that in the city with an unmerited...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 4:48 PM
UPDATED: In a world filled with bad news, the death of Robin Williams was a shocker. His brand of zany merriment and his loopy delivery invigorated the planet. We need more of that, especially now.
"Such shocking news," CNN's Wolf Blitzer said in...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 8:55 AM
Robin Williams, who died of an apparent suicide on Monday at the age of 63, was an actor of prodigious comic gifts both on stage as a stand-up comedian and on-screen as an actor. What many of his fans may not know or remember is that behind his hyper...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 12:36 PM
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...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 7:31 PM
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...
| Jun 12, 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...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 8:00 PM
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Whose Line Is It Anyway? "Supernatural's"...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 12:30 AM
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...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 5:52 AM
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,...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 10:30 AM
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,...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 10:30 AM
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...