| May 18, 2013
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...
| May 9, 2013
| 4:27 PM
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...
| Apr 28, 2013
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...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 10:02 PM
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."
| Aug 21, 2012
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...
| Jun 16, 2012
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.
| Jun 10, 2012
Joining the ranks of teenage homeowners is "Hunger Games" star Josh Hutcherson, who has bought a place in the Hollywood Hills West area for $2.5 million.
The 19-year-old also becomes another link in a string of celebrities who have called the place home....
| May 29, 2012
| 4:38 PM
This week's "Monday Night Raw" featured a giant explanation for why The Big Show knocked out John Cena twice last week. If you remember, The Big Show was fired two weeks ago by John Laurinaitis, executive vice president of talent......
| May 24, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Broadcast syndication company head Byron Allen seems to be doing his part to help the Westside real estate market. The stand-up comic and TV show host bought an estate in Beverly Hills for $17 million and is now listing a place in the Hollywood Hills West...
| May 7, 2012
| 12:21 PM
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...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Snooki & JWoww, the new MTV spinoff series of Jersey Shore, will tackle Snooki's pregnancy in a new way, said the president of MTV...