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Billy Crystal

Billy Crystal
Billy Crystal is an actor and comedian. He has starred in such films as "When Harry Met Sally" and "Monsters, Inc."
Billy Crystal is an actor and comedian. He has starred in such films as "When Harry Met Sally" and "Monsters, Inc." « Show less

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  • Billy Crystal-fronted comedy gets series order from FX

    Billy Crystal-fronted comedy gets series order from FX
    Could this be a mah-velous comedic union? FX announced it has given a series order to the Billy Crystal-fronted half-hour titled "The Comedians." The single-camera comedy, produced by Fox Television Studios, features the 66-year-old multi-hyphenate as...
  • Academy Awards 2014: Will Oscars' return to tradition mark a TV win?

    Academy Awards 2014: Will Oscars' return to tradition mark a TV win?
    They've tried edgy and tinkered with experimental. But the producers of the 86th Academy Awards telecast believe that what America really wants is tradition. This year's Oscar show Sunday will bring back 2007 host Ellen DeGeneres, a likable, benign...
  • Oscars 2014: Does the telecast have to be a joke fest?

    Oscars 2014: Does the telecast have to be a joke fest?
    So Ellen DeGeneres is set to host the 86th Academy Awards next week. Nothing against her or, for that matter, Billy Crystal (who has hosted nine telecasts), Whoopi Goldberg (who has hosted four) or Steve Martin (who has done three), but when was it...
  • Oscar-winning ideas on how the Academy Awards show can improve

    Oscar-winning ideas on how the Academy Awards show can improve
    We're 13 days away from the Oscars, which means we're about 13 days and 10 seconds away from the first tweet complaining about the show. But why wait? Let's be clear: We're not wishing failure on this year's Oscar telecast or predicting that host...
  • Harold Ramis dies: Five of his most memorable comedy movies

    Harold Ramis dies: Five of his most memorable comedy movies
    Whether in front of the camera, in the director's chair or on the page, the late comedy actor, director and writer Harold Ramis could be counted on to deliver antic humor under-girded by surprising intelligence. Following are five films exemplifying...
  • Remembering Harold Ramis: He always made me smile

    Remembering Harold Ramis: He always made me smile
    What I will remember most about Harold Ramis is his smile — always there in his work, ever playing across his face. Even when the writer/actor/director was trying to look serious, his eyes twinkled and a grin tugged at the corners of his mouth. As...
  • TV This Week, Feb. 16 - 22: 'Inside the Actors Studio'

    TV This Week, Feb. 16 - 22: 'Inside the Actors Studio'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 16 - 22, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   See latest XXII Winter Olympics TV schedule here. --------------------...
  • Thursday's TV Highlights: 'The Big Bang Theory' on CBS

    Thursday's TV Highlights: 'The Big Bang Theory' on CBS
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 2 - 8, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES The Big Bang Theory Penny and Leonard...
  • Finally, a wistful Jay Leno does go gently out of that late night

    Finally, a wistful Jay Leno does go gently out of that late night
    Thursday night, for the second time, Jay Leno resigned his commission on "The Tonight Show," which he had captained from 1992, with time off for Conan O'Brien. A victim of time, of corporate self-interest and the phenomenon that is his successor,...
  • TV ratings: NBC wins with Sochi Olympics before opening ceremony

    TV ratings: NBC wins with Sochi Olympics before opening ceremony
    NBC carried "bonus" coverage of the Winter Olympics ahead of Friday's opening ceremony in Sochi, Russia, easily beating the other broadcast networks, though other high-rated shows including "American Idol" and "Big Bang Theory" held relatively steady...
  • Jay Leno's last 'Tonight Show' draws biggest audience since 1998

    Jay Leno's last 'Tonight Show' draws biggest audience since 1998
    Jay Leno went out with a bang. According to preliminary Nielsen numbers, 14.6 million people watched Leno hang it up as host of NBC's "Tonight Show." It was the biggest audience Leno has had in more than 15 years. The last time "The Tonight Show"...