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  • Running in circles

    By Ed Park * To take a page from last month's column: We learn from John Crowley's "Endless Things," the final book of his "Aegypt" cycle, that "Coleridge had written . . . that 'the common end of all narrative, nay of all poems, is to convert a...
  • Straight to video

    Straight to video
    June 15, 2008 Not long ago, I found myself seated with a pimp and three high-priced escorts, the kind favored by the former governor of the great state of New York. I was in a lawn chair while the four of them were in a hot tub -- what is the word? --...
  • 'Black Is the New White' by Paul Mooney

    'Black Is the New White' by Paul Mooney
    Paul Mooney recalls the day he became Richard Pryor's shadow partner. It was 1968, and the two young comics were sitting in a Hollywood greasy spoon, with Pryor nursing another hangover, so Mooney lightened the mood with an off-the-cuff, X-rated one-liner...
  • Eartha Kitt dies at 81; TV's Catwoman, sultry singer of 'Santa Baby'

    Eartha Kitt dies at 81; TV's Catwoman, sultry singer of 'Santa Baby'
    Eartha Kitt, a sultry singer, dancer and actress who rose from South Carolina cotton fields to become an international symbol of elegance and sensuality, has died. She was 81. Kitt, whose saucy rendition of "Santa Baby" became a holiday pop music...
  • Estelle Reiner dies at 94; singer-actress had cameo in son's film 'When Harry Met Sally'

    Estelle Reiner, 94, a singer, artist and actress known for her cameo role in her son Rob Reiner's 1989 film "When Harry Met Sally," died Saturday, her family announced. A cause of death was not given for Reiner, who was married to comedian Carl Reiner...
  • Dom DeLuise dies at 75; actor was a 'naturally funny man'

    Dom DeLuise dies at 75; actor was a 'naturally funny man'
    Dom DeLuise, the mirthful, moon-faced comic actor who provided frequent comedic support in television variety shows of the 1960s and '70s and in movies starring Mel Brooks and Burt Reynolds, has died. He was 75. DeLuise died Monday evening at St. John'...
  • Harvey Korman, 81; versatile Emmy-winning comedian

    Harvey Korman, 81; versatile Emmy-winning comedian
    Harvey Korman, an Emmy-winning comedic actor best known for playing the self-described "luminous second banana" for a decade on television's "The Carol Burnett Show" and for starring in such Mel Brooks films as "Blazing Saddles," has died. He was 81....
  • Daniel Melnick dies at 77; film and TV producer helped launch 'Get Smart,' 'Network,' 'Kramer vs. Kramer'

    Daniel Melnick dies at 77; film and TV producer helped launch 'Get Smart,' 'Network,' 'Kramer vs. Kramer'
    Daniel Melnick, a producer and former head of production at MGM and Columbia studios who was known for making bold, literate and carefully crafted films that included "Network," "All That Jazz" and "Roxanne," has died. He was 77. Melnick, who had...
  • Larry Gelbart dies at 81; 'MASH' writer

    Larry Gelbart dies at 81; 'MASH' writer
    Larry Gelbart, the award-winning comedy writer best known for developing the landmark TV series "MASH," co-writing the book for the hit Broadway musical "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" and co-writing the classic movie comedy "Tootsie,"...
  • PASSINGS: Manuel Solis, Bill Shepard

    Manuel Solis Ex-president of Panama Manuel Solis, 91, who served as president of Panama during Manuel Noriega's military regime, died of respiratory failure Friday at his home in Panama City, said Mitchell Doens, the secretary general of the...
  • Gold Derby nuggets: 'Avatar' vs. 'The Hurt Locker' | Oscars boost box office | 'Avatar' and 'emotion capture'

     
    • Steve Pond analyzes the matchup at the Oscars between "Avatar" and "The Hurt Locker" by delving into the numbers of academy members in each of the branches that nominated the movies. "First, we’ll start with the categories that nominated one film,...