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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Kevin Hart proves he's a box office draw with 'Let Me Explain'

    Kevin Hart proves he's a box office draw with 'Let Me Explain'
    Kevin Hart won’t have any explaining to do to Lionsgate now that his stand-up comedy movie is a box-office hit. The comedian’s “Let Me Explain” debuted in 876 theaters at 10 p.m. Tuesday and went on to gross $17.5 million by...
  • 'Despicable Me 2' to beat 'Lone Ranger' at Fourth of July box office

    'Despicable Me 2' to beat 'Lone Ranger' at Fourth of July box office
    It will be fireworks for "Despicable Me 2" at the box office this Fourth of July, but "The Lone Ranger" could be a dud. The animated 3-D sequel will probably collect an impressive $110 million between Tuesday night and Sunday evening, according to those...
  • Judy Gold dreams of her gay-family sitcom

    Judy Gold dreams of her gay-family sitcom
    Stand-up comedian Judy Gold stars in her second one-woman show, "The Judy Show: My Life as a Sitcom," which opens Wednesday at the Geffen Playhouse. In your show, you talk about pitching a sitcom or a reality show based on your life. No, it's always a...
  • Amanda Bynes' 'vase' defense: How's it rank among denials? [Poll]

    Amanda Bynes' 'vase' defense: How's it rank among denials? [Poll]
    Amanda Bynes was released from custody Friday following her arrest on charges of reckless endangerment, marijuana possession and tampering with evidence after allegedly throwing a bong out of her apartment window in New York. The "Easy A" actress...
  • But then a funny thing happened

    But then a funny thing happened
    I was on my way to a stand-up comedy gig in some Godforsaken place about three hours out of Los Angeles, and I asked the headliner, who was driving and rolling a joint simultaneously, if he knew anybody who might be able to tolerate me. He'd been...
  • Mickey Rose dies at 77; Woody Allen collaborator and TV writer

    Mickey Rose dies at 77; Woody Allen collaborator and TV writer
    Mickey Rose was a childhood friend of Woody Allen, sharing his pal's fervent enthusiasms for baseball, jazz and movies and later becoming the young filmmaker's writing partner for his early, madcap comedies "Bananas" and "Take the Money and Run." Rose,...
  • Phyllis Diller dies at 95; outlandish comedian

    Phyllis Diller dies at 95; outlandish comedian
    She was a self-described "cartoon," a zany housewife-turned-comedian with an electrified hairdo who broke into the male-dominated world of stand-up comedy in the 1950s with an outlandish wardrobe and a barrage of self-deprecating jokes punctuated by her...
  • PASSINGS: Yvette Wilson, Margie Hyams

    PASSINGS: Yvette Wilson, Margie Hyams
    Yvette Wilson Actress on 'Moesha,' 'The Parkers' Yvette Wilson, 48, a stand-up comedian and actress best known for her roles on the TV sitcom "Moesha" and its spinoff, "The Parkers," died Thursday after a battle with cervical cancer. Wilson's friend...
  • George Lindsey dies at 83; 'The Andy Griffith Show's' Goober Pyle

    George Lindsey dies at 83; 'The Andy Griffith Show's' Goober Pyle
    George Lindsey, the Southern-born character actor who played dim hayseed Goober Pyle, the genial gas station auto mechanic on "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Mayberry R.F.D.," died early Sunday morning. He was 83. Lindsey, who later was a regular on the...