| May 4, 2008
BEFORE "Jersey Boys" had its tryout run in 2004 in La Jolla, the two central real-life characters on which it's based -- the diminutive singer Frankie Valli and the keyboard-playing songwriter Bob Gaudio -- feared that was not the right locale to unveil a...
| Jun 30, 2009
Fred Travalena, the master impressionist and singer whose broad repertoire of voices ranged from Jack Nicholson to Sammy Davis Jr. to Bugs Bunny, has died. He was 66.
Travalena, who began treatment for an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2002...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 4:23 PM
Have you heard the one about the former Saturday Night Live cast member who was playing an Allentown venue cutting his ticket prices in half? That’s not a joke. It’s a discount offer. Jim Breuer, who was an “SNL” cast......
| Oct 19, 2012
| 4:23 PM
Danny DeVito has been in the news for his breakup with former “Cheers” star Rhea Perlman. It got me to thinking that it would be fun to combine him with another very short actor, Joe Pesci, for a collective list......
| May 4, 2012
| 4:45 PM
I have never thought of Jeff Ashton and Rob Lowe in the same sentence. But the folks at Lifetime have. Lowe will play the former prosecutor in a film based on Ashton's book, “Imperfect Justice.” That movie-star casting suggests that Ashton's...
| Jan 12, 2012
Comedian Jim Breuer made us laugh as "Goat Boy" on SNL and with his uncanny impersonation of Joe Pesci. He was here with his take on headlines from the week and talk about performing at the Highline Ballroom on Friday as part of his Heavy Metal Family Man...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 8:34 PM
Henry Hill, the infamous mob informant whose life of crime was chronicled in the film classic "GoodFellas," has died. He and his family lived for a while in Redmond and Seattle under the U.S. Marshals Witness Protection Program.
He was 69 and had lived...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 9:56 AM
CROMWELL — The first PGA Tour stop in Connecticut was 60 years ago with the Insurance City Open at Wethersfield Country Club.
Now called the Travelers Championship, it has gone through some name and sponsor changes through the years.
| Sep 14, 2012
| 12:45 PM
Jim Breuer knew in sixth-grade that he was meant to make people laugh.
He was in a talent show and had written a sketch where his friend plays a security guard while Breuer's in the background stealing everything on stage. It ended with Breuer clocking...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 7:54 AM
Cast members from 1993's "A Bronx Tale" will reunite with Chazz Palminteri at Chazz: A Bronx Original on Monday night for a special fundraising happy hour.
"A Bronx Tale" was the movie adaptation of Palminteri's one-man stage show of the same name....
| Oct 1, 2012
| 6:27 AM
"Life's better with friends." - Gyp Rosetti
Like most men, Nucky Thompson dreams about bacon. Unlike most men, he also dreams about dead choirboys. Yes, the whole "assassinating your surrogate son" thing is finally starting to catch up to Nucky, and it's...