| May 21, 2013
| 10:29 AM
Carol Burnett, the trailblazing comedienne whose variety show was a top draw on CBS for over a decade, was named the winner of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Tuesday.
Burnett, 80, will receive the award in an Oct. 20 in a ceremony to be...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 4:00 PM
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change Love and relationships are explored in a series of vignettes in this musical comedy. Crown City Theatre, 11031 Camarillo St., St. Matthew's LGBT Church, North Hollywood. 9/12. 8 p.m. 9/12; 8 p.m. 9/13; 8 p.m. 9/14;...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 8:49 PM
HBO’s political satire “Veep” took home a good portion of the cake in the comedy genre with Julia Louis-Dreyfus winning the Emmy for lead actress in a comedy and Tony Hale going home with supporting actor in a comedy. Ultimately, though,...
| Sep 26, 2008
The celebrated theater director and playwright George C. Wolfe has spearheaded some dazzlingly cinematic works for the stage, including the musicals "Jelly's Last Jam" and "Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk" -- fluid, provocative, terrific shows....
| Sep 27, 2008
Tim Robbins was somewhere in red-state country last year shooting the film "The Lucky Ones" when a serviceman approached him in a bar. "One would think it wouldn't be safe for me to be in situations in areas like that," said the actor and political...
| Oct 15, 2008
N. Richard Nash's "The Rainmaker," most familiar as an overwrought 1956 film starring Katharine Hepburn and Burt Lancaster, is actually a gentle, surprisingly durable romantic comedy. Who knew?
It's a frequent phenomenon in Hollywood. Marquee value...
| Jan 31, 2010
The reviews of Don DeLillo's last few novels put me in mind of the sports journalist who, after a certain Yankee game, wrote, " Babe Ruth was not able to make any home runs." Critics of "The Body Artist," "Cosmopolis" and especially "Falling Man" seem...
| Sep 19, 2010
WOODSIDE, Calif. —It's a pronounced climb up a winding road to the hilltop restaurant where Neil Young and Daniel Lanois have ensconced themselves for an afternoon to talk about their singular new collaboration, "Le Noise."
Sitting on an enclosed...
| Feb 17, 2011
Veteran character actor
Len Lesser, 88, a veteran character actor best known for his recurring role in the 1990s as Uncle Leo on the hit NBC-TV comedy "Seinfeld," died Wednesday in Burbank, publicist Laura Stegman said. He had pneumonia and...
| Dec 13, 2011
As founder, chairman and chief executive of National Research Group Inc. from 1978 to 2003, movie market researcher Joseph Farrell introduced the concept of market testing to Hollywood, originating now-standard industry practices such as audience tracking...
| May 20, 2013
| 1:26 PM
"Do I get paid for this?" says Mel Brooks at the end of Robert Trachtenberg's biographical documentary, "Mel Brooks: Make a Noise," premiering Monday as part of the PBS series "American Masters." "If this program was called 'Dutch Masters,' I'd have boxes...