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  • Thanksgiving Day Fare on TV: 'Twilight Zone,' parades, football

     
    Television is offering a feast of holiday programming, including KTLA's annual "Twilight Zone" marathon, Thanksgiving day parades, plenty of holiday cooking advice and a triple helping of NFL football. “Top Chef” 6 a.m., Bravo: Guess Who Is Coming to Thanksgiv
  • Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, May 3, 1941

     
    May 3, 1941: Novelist James Hilton fills in for Lee Shippey, who is recovering from surgery. (I must say, I’m impressed by the number of authors among Shippey’s friends). Tom Treanor, who was killed covering World War II for The...

    'Planet of the Apes,' 'T2' and 'Back to the Future' turn back time this weekend

     
    The great thing about time-travel movies is you can always go back and do it all over again. This weekend, the American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theatre does just that with a series of time-jumping double-features -- "Planet of the Apes" with...

    '10 Bad Dates With De Niro' edited by Richard Kelly

    '10 Bad Dates With De Niro' edited by Richard Kelly
    10 Bad Dates With De Niro A Book of Alternative Movie Lists Edited by Richard T. Kelly Overlook/Rookery: 460 pp., $29.95 Movie geeks are list-making animals. It begins with the frenzied -- and nonsensical -- annual compilation of "10 best lists" (as...

    Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79; legendary actress

    Elizabeth Taylor, the glamorous queen of American movie stardom, whose achievements as an actress were often overshadowed by her rapturous looks and real-life dramas, has died. She was 79. Hospitalized six weeks ago for congestive heart failure, Taylor...