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  • 'Avenue Q' can really grow on you

    'Avenue Q' can really grow on you
    SAN DIEGO — If the words "Children's Television Workshop" light up old neural centers in your brain, consider yourself in the right demographic for "Avenue Q," the diverting Tony-winning musical that lends a new twist to the familiar "Sesame Street"...
  • 'Ghostbusters,' 'Sopranos' Producer Bernie Brillstein Dies

    Bernie Brillstein, the Hollywood power broker who helped produce shows like "The Sopranos" and managed the careers of "Saturday Night Live" comedians, has died. He was 77. The studio head, manager, producer and talent agent died of chronic pulmonary...
  • 'The Muppet Show: The Complete Third Season'

    The third season of "The Muppet Show" released on a 4-disc DVD set shows no sign of losing steam. Beyond the nostalgia, adults will be pleasantly surprised at how well the absurdist humor holds up and how young generations respond to the infectiously...
  • Steve and Johnnie Schedule - August 24th

    Don't forget that, in addition to this blog, you can find us on  Twitter, on Facebook and our Yahoo group.  SUNDAY NIGHT/MONDAY MORNING: If you're a fan of "old school" R&B, you're gonna love the album our New Music Monday Magic Laser lands on tonight!...
  • Muppet fur flies over Jim Henson script

     
    When the Black List, Hollywood's annual ranking of the top unproduced scripts, was unveiled Friday, it lent the full weight of its authority to Christopher Weekes. Weekes' screenplay "The Muppet Man," about the life and loves of Jim Henson, had......
  • 'The Muppet Man' script takes a gonzo approach to Jim Henson's life

     
    At Company Town, our sister blog on the business of show business, Stephen Zeitchik has an interesting report on a screenwriter named Christopher Weekes, whose script for a odd bio-pic called "The Muppet Man" was just named the best unproduced......
  • Only one of Oscars' top winners added to National Film Registry

     
    Every year since 1989, the National Film Registry -- a branch of the Library of Congress -- has chosen 25 movies to preserve for posterity. This year, as usual, most of its choices aren't the ones deemed the best of their day by Hollywood -- that is,...
  • Oscar influences: Michael Giacchino was a crazed 9-year-old 'Star Wars' geek

     
    When Michael Giacchino was in elementary school, all his friends were following the rock bands of the moment, notably Led Zeppelin, the Who and the Beatles. But Giacchino admits that he was "pretty adverse" to rock 'n' roll. "I hate......
  • Monster Mash: Maestro Slatkin bows out; 'Hedwig' eyes Broadway; a puppet show for grownups

     
    --Early exit: Conductor Leonard Slatkin has withdrawn from the Metropolitan Opera production of "La Traviata" after reviewers panned his opening-night performance, claiming he seemed unfamiliar with the Verdi score and out of sync with the singers. (New...
  • GSN introduces martini-swilling Muppets

     
    Is the world ready for martini-swilling Muppets? Whether it is or not, there's a new game show coming called "Late Night Liars" that has nothing to do with "Rainbow Connection" or any Henson creations of years past. Hosted by actor/comedian......
  • Designers and fashionistas

    Designers and fashionistas Bill Belew, 76; Elvis Presley's costume designer was known as "The Man Who Dressed the King" (Jan. 7) Viktor Schreckengost, 101; pioneering industrial designer and ceramist (Jan. 26) Alvin Colt, 92; Tony award-winning...
  • Country Music Legend Jimmy Dean Dead at 81

    Country Music Legend Jimmy Dean Dead at 81
    RICHMOND, Va. -- Jimmy Dean, a country music legend for his smash hit about a workingman hero, "Big Bad John," and an entrepreneur known for his sausage brand, died on Sunday. He was 81. His wife, Donna Meade Dean, said her husband died at their...