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  • 'Miss Rona' returns to Hollywood

     
    Before Hollywood was invaded by Perez Hilton, TMZ, "Access Hollywood" and "Entertainment Tonight," there was "Miss Rona." Rona Barrett was one of the first celebrity journalists, pioneering the concept of the in-depth, one-on-one interview, inviting stars...
  • Pam Grier looks back on blaxploitation: 'At the time some people were horrified'

     
    FIVE QUESTIONS: PAM GRIER Pam Grier will appear Saturday at the American Cinematheque in Hollywood to sign copies of her new memoir “Foxy: My Life in Three Acts” and a screening of “Foxy Brown” and “Jackie Brown,” but the 61-year-old......
  • Gary Coleman dies at 42; child star of hit sitcom 'Diff'rent Strokes

    Gary Coleman dies at 42; child star of hit sitcom 'Diff'rent Strokes
    Gary Coleman, who soared to fame in the late 1970s as the child star of the hit sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes" and whose post-TV-series life included a stint as a shopping mall security guard and an unlikely run for California governor, died Friday. He was...
  • Brand X Files: Simon Cowell says goodbye to 'Idol.' Glenn Beck gold scam? How Rand Paul blew it

     
    Simon Cowell era comes to close on 'American Idol' Wednesday night: Viewers have had a love/hate relationship with the tart-tongued judge. (Yahoo!)'Dancing With the Stars' finished up its 10th season crowning Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough the...
  • Tina Fey feted by Kennedy Center with Mark Twain Prize

     
    Mark Twain once said, "It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not to deserve them." He need not worry about the worthiness of the recipients of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. From the first winner, Richard Pryor,...
  • Festival of Books: actress Pam Grier

     
    The classic blacksploitation pics "Coffy" and "Foxy Brown" made Pam Grier a star, and Quentin Tarantino made sure people didn't forget her talents with the 1997 picture "Jackie Brown." Now Grier has penned her first memoir, "Foxy: My Life in......
  • '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...
  • Bill Cosby feted by Kennedy Center with Mark Twain Prize

     
    Bill Cosby received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center last night. Among those on hand to salute the multitalented Cosby were comedians Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Sinbad and Dick Gregory. Wynton Marsalis and Willie Nelson...
  • 'I'm Dying Up Here: Heartbreak and High Times in Stand-up Comedy's Golden Era' by William Knoedelseder

    'I'm Dying Up Here: Heartbreak and High Times in Stand-up Comedy's Golden Era' by William Knoedelseder
    They came from New York, the Midwest, the Southern states, a great exodus of young comics traveling west in search of a few minutes with Johnny Carson. That's all it took to begin the migration: In 1972, "The Tonight Show" moved from New York to Burbank,...
  • Ernst Katz dies at 95; founder and conductor of Jr. Philharmonic Orchestra

    Ernst Katz dies at 95; founder and conductor of Jr. Philharmonic Orchestra
    Ernst Katz, who nurtured thousands of young musicians during 72 years as the founding conductor of the Jr. Philharmonic Orchestra of California, died of natural causes Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, according to his nephew, Gary S. Greene. He was...
  • MTV's 'Dogg After Dark' puts Snoop's paw prints on the variety genre

    MTV's 'Dogg After Dark' puts Snoop's paw prints on the variety genre
    No surprise here, but Snoop Dogg is not a big worrier. Tucked into a banquette at a Hollywood nightclub last week, the rapper seemed entirely at ease about the prospects of his new MTV variety show, “Dogg After Dark.” "The people that tune in...