| Dec 14, 2011
| 4:37 PM
The breakout hit "Bridesmaids" might have been one of the biggest surprise inclusions in the SAG Awards roster of ensemble nominees, but the film's producer Judd Apatow said the recognition was richly deserved for the group of actresses that anchored...
| May 8, 2011
Kristen Wiig has just come off an average Saturday night, one that required her to wear a 2-foot-high wig, shuffle lethargically around a stripper pole and bury her face in Helen Mirren's cleavage.
"I was like, 'Are you cool with this? 'Cause I'm...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 11:51 AM
Improv, that Chicago comedic staple, has been in the news recently for some of the wrong reasons. The debate about the lack of diversity on the famed sketch comedy show "Saturday Night Live" prompted the broader question of whether a lack of diversity...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Hard traveling is an admired trait of folk singers, and Tracy Newman took a long journey to her gig this week in Irvine — even if it didn't quite adhere to Woody Guthrie's mythical highways.
Newman, who recently turned 70, released her first CD...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 10:34 AM
Sam Rockwell: a lot of fun. He's a rarity in American movies, a serious and careful actor — the essence of utility, able to support and enliven all sorts of material — who is comfortable just kicking back and enjoying himself if the role calls...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 10:47 AM
Sneakers, drugs and everyday life. That's what Tracy Newman's albums are made of.
"I usually mention tennis shoes and some kind of drug in my CDs," she said. "I was dating a guy whose tennis shoes were all over the place and I was always tripping on...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 12:30 PM
| Jun 8, 2013
| 4:30 PM
| Jun 7, 2012
| 12:42 PM
However many times you may have tuned in to Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog, you never saw the funniest bits of "The Muppet Show." That's because the really good material was performed before the cameras rolled.
"That was always the really funny stuff,"...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 8:18 AM
Plainfield native Melissa McCarthy has picked up a best supporting actress Oscar nomination for her performance in the R-rated comedy"Bridesmaids."
It's been quite the year for McCarthy, who saw her fame rise with the release of “Bridesmaids”...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Will Ferrell received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday night in Washington. Will Ferrell, an Irvine native, was honored by the likes of Conan O'Brien, Jack Black, Paul Rudd and more before accepting the Mark Twain Prize at the Kennedy...