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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterDelbert Mann, who directed the acclaimed live TV production of "Marty," Paddy Chayefsky's classic tale of a lonely Bronx butcher, and then won an Academy Award directing the 1955 movie version, has died. He was 87. Mann, a former president of the...
Special to the Chicago TribuneBlockbuster season may be winding down, but the soundtrack for one of this summer's movies has scaled the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart as it ends. The never-going-to-let-you-go " Mamma Mia!" is the first soundtrack to claim the top spot since...
Tribune NewspapersSteve Carell doesn't have a copyright on playing the 40-year-old virgin. That's a role Doris Day, at age 40, was still playing on-screen when she made "That Touch of Mink" with Cary Grant in 1962. In that sex farce, Day was the unsullied working-class...
Tags: George W. Bush, Cary Grant, Biography (genre), Doris Day, Death
Adam Lambert isn't the first contestant to have a back story that doesn't fit perfectly inside the homogenous whole the show tries to present. This week, the lucky 13 contestants in the latest top tier of "American Idol" begin the serious phase of...
Tags: Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken, Elvis Presley, Dance, Family
Sentinel Theater CriticIt's the 17th annual Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival (phew!), the 12-day celebration of everything onstage — plays, musicals, dance, comedy, music, performance art and just about anything else that moves. We talked to some of the...
Bonhams & Butterfields' annual vintage motorbike, custom car and sports-racing collectibles auction at LA's Petersen Auto Museum - now referred to as the "Classic California" sale -- features early Steve McQueen memorabilia from the collection of his...
amNY staff writerMichael Kors was a picture of serenity backstage at his Spring 2006 fashion show yesterday. Sporting a tan, he flitted from reporter to reporter, in between greeting Sarah Ferguson and having a laugh with "Sopranos" star Steve Schirripa, who was doing a...
Zap2It.comHollywood stars who behave badly usually can rely on politely coded coverups (hangovers are "the flu," blood feuds are "creative differences"), but when problems surfaced on the set of "Georgia Rule," a furious executive gave it to Lindsay Lohan with both...
Times Staff WriterThe backdrop for Barbara McNair's career — as a Broadway actress, nightclub singer and host of a television musical variety show — was her beauty. In the late 1960s and '70s, at the height of her fame, her looks won her comparisons to Lena...
Tags: Elvis Presley, Theater, Social Issues, Minority Groups, Racism
Metromix StaffPICK OF THE WEEK: THE HOST (Magnolia) Any movie with a mutant sea creature terrorizing a South Korean riverfront is going to have geek-appeal to spare, but this well-crafted international horror hit has the goods to captivate a broader audience. Mixing...
Cocktail 3359 N. Halsted St. 773-477-1420 Sights: Cocktail is simply the hippest neighborhood bar you'll find in Chicago. It is unique because it's located in the heart of Boys Town on North Halsted Street, an area known for its gay residents and...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSandra Dee, the blond all-American girl-next-door whose star turns as "Gidget" and "Tammy" made her a teen idol in the 1960s, a status reinforced by her Hollywood marriage to pop singer Bobby Darin, died Sunday. She was 62. Dee died at Los Robles...
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