| Nov 6, 2011
In the world of amphibian celebrities, there's no bigger star than Kermit the Frog.
Yet back in January on the set of Disney's upcoming film "The Muppets" — the first big screen outing for Jim Henson's beloved menagerie since 1999's "Muppets in...
| Oct 6, 2011
"If you can put a number on it," Arthur C. Nielsen Jr. said his father once told him, "then you know something."
It was a lesson the younger Nielsen — who died Monday at age 92 — never forgot. His lifelong efforts remade his father's once-...
| Nov 19, 2008
Irving Brecher, a comedy writer whose career in radio, television and the movies included writing two Marx Brothers comedies, co-writing the Judy Garland musical "Meet Me in St. Louis" and creating the radio and TV series "The Life of Riley," has died. He...
| May 9, 2008
Eddy Arnold, the most successful country hit maker of all time, who played a crucial role in transforming what had long been considered "hillbilly music" from a rural phenomenon into music with broad-based national appeal, died Thursday. He was 89, a week...
| Feb 2, 2010
Aaron Ruben, a comedy writer, producer and director whose five-decade career included producing "The Andy Griffith Show" for the first five seasons and creating the spinoff series "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.," has died. He was 95.
Ruben, who devoted much of...
| Dec 23, 2009
Arnold Stang, the diminutive, bespectacled comic character actor who was part of the ensemble cast of the classic movie comedy "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" and provided the voice for the TV cartoon character Top Cat, has died. He was 91.
| Feb 6, 2010
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"ALICE IN WONDERLAND": 28 DAYS Are you ready for a trip down the rabbit hole? Tim Burton, Johnny Depp and Disney are adding a strange new chapter to the Lewis Carroll classic with "Alice in Wonderland," a film that presents......
| Apr 14, 2010
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Letâs go to the Ambassador and see where Milton Berle performed -- no wait, we let L.A. Unified tear it down. Feeding Fosdic In the event anyone is wondering what will happen to all those forms the census enumerators are collecting, this will...
| Oct 14, 2009
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Seth MacFarlane and friends. Credit: Fox ONE. Microsoft is trying a new spin on an old method to promote its new Windows 7 operating system this fall. Taking its inspiration from the old Texaco Star Theater -- television's first big hit, in the 1950s,...
| Feb 4, 2008
REMEMBER when they used to gobble horse innards and other delicacies on "Fear Factor"?
Ah, 'twas prime time's golden age.
Blame it on the writers strike, but network TV is rushing to embrace cheap and sponsor-friendly unscripted programming that makes...
| Mar 9, 2009
RuPaul, the 6-foot-4 to 6-foot-7 (by his own varying accounts) African American drag queen who sashayed his way into mass consciousness in the 1990s with the club hit "Supermodel" and a VH1 talk show, is back on TV with “RuPaul’s Drag Race.&...