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  • 'Pacific Rim' can't beat 'The Heat' in DVD/Blu-ray sales

    'Pacific Rim' can't beat 'The Heat' in DVD/Blu-ray sales
    Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy are arresting plenty of DVD and Blu-ray buyers. Their buddy cop comedy "The Heat" is the top title on Rentrak's DVD sales chart for its first week in release, thwarting Guillermo Del Toro's science fiction smash-em-up...
  • On-air ringmaster Rich Eisen is NFL Network's franchise player

    On-air ringmaster Rich Eisen is NFL Network's franchise player
    GLENDALE, Ariz. — Even the face of the NFL Network occasionally gets stopped at the line of scrimmage. Sportscaster Rich Eisen is trying to get across the field at the University of Phoenix Stadium, where he's supposed to host his network's...
  • TV This Week Nov. 17 - 23: 'Doctor Who' on BBC America

    TV This Week Nov. 17 - 23: 'Doctor Who' on BBC America
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 17 - 23, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SUNDAY That's a mandroid, baby! Michael Ealy...
  • Review: 'The Improv' charts the comedy club's early days

     Review: 'The Improv' charts the comedy club's early days
    For a short and breezy documentary narrated by Adam Sandler in which a group of famous comedians talk about themselves, "The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall" packs a surprisingly provocative punch. In these days of digital "stardom," when fame is...
  • Billy Crystal's storytelling trumps kvetching in 'Still Foolin' 'Em'

    Billy Crystal's storytelling trumps kvetching in 'Still Foolin' 'Em'
    Is Billy Crystal's new memoir funny? Well, he gets sucker-punched by a white-haired Joe DiMaggio. He gets cussed out by Charles Bronson for sending him the screenplay to "City Slickers." "I'm dead on page sixty four!" Bronson yells. (Jack Palance took...
  • After 20 years, Richard Belzer's John Munch retires

    After 20 years, Richard Belzer's John Munch retires
    On Wednesday night's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," Detective John Munch, played by Richard Belzer, retired. And in a fitting send-off the fictional cops of New York's 16th precinct threw him a roast. Belzer's time playing the perpetually...
  • Review: 'Sightseers' is bloody good fun

    Review: 'Sightseers' is bloody good fun
    Murder is a funny thing that happens in Ben Wheatley movies, though it's never been droller, drier or deadlier than in "Sightseers," the British filmmaker's latest comic assault. He had help. Outré improv team Alice Lowe and Steve Oram, who star in...
  • Summer Movie Sneaks complete list

     Summer Movie Sneaks complete list
    The 2013 Summer Movie Preview is a snapshot of films opening through the end of August. Release dates (for Los Angeles) and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Sneaks list: In the...
  • Jeff Garlin takes another directorial swing in 'Dealin' With Idiots'

     Jeff Garlin takes another directorial swing in 'Dealin' With Idiots'
    NEW YORK — When Jeff Garlin's sons were still playing Little League baseball, the comedian would attend games and find himself horrified. "You could say 'hilarious' or 'absurd' to describe what I witnessed, but the word I'd use is 'painful,'"...
  • Arsenio Hall is asking for a slice of late night

    Arsenio Hall is asking for a slice of late night
    Decked out in a blue blazer and stylish white hat, he bounded onto the ballroom stage at the Beverly Hilton as if he could barely contain himself, beaming at the audience of TV journalists from around the country. After being almost off the showbiz grid...
  • 'Saturday Night Live' adds 6 new cast members

    'Saturday Night Live' adds 6 new cast members
    "Saturday Night Live" has added six new cast members just in time for its 39th season.  The fresh faces arrive following the departure of veteran cast members Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hader and Fred Armisen, and just a year after the exits of Andy Samberg...