| Feb 20, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Whitney Cummings has her friends to thank for her career as a comedian.
Oh, and a slew of failed relationships.
Born in Washington D.C., Cummings spent much of her youth complaining — basically, screaming — about heartbreak and injustices....
| Feb 19, 2014
| 12:20 AM
"Sherlock" returns, "Sleepy Hollow" hibernates and Salinger gets scrutinized. Here's what caught my eye on television this week:
"Betrayal," 9 p.m., ABC: Season 1 is over and Sara's life might be, too.
"Sherlock" 9 p.m., PBS: The BBC's...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 9:00 PM
NEW YORK — Heeeere's Jimmy!
Jimmy Fallon made his debut Monday as the new host of "The Tonight Show" in an inaugural broadcast that was heavy on star power and sought to capitalize on the franchise's new digs in New York City after 42 years on the...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 3:12 PM
NEW ORLEANS — The reporter made her way through the throng of media surrounding Chris Paul inside a hotel ballroom, thrusting her microphone close to the Clippers star so that she could pick up the answer to the question she just had to know:...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 10:49 AM
John Oliver admirers, take note: HBO has finally confirmed the title and launch date of the former "Daily Show" correspondent's new show.
"Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" will make its debut April 27 at 11 p.m. PDT. The series, which was announced...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 10:17 PM
"Gravity" cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki won the 28th American Society of Cinematographers Award for feature film Saturday evening at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.
Lubezki previously won the top award two years ago for "The Tree of...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Those merry pranksters David Wain and Michael Showalter aim to do for the factory-made Hollywood romantic comedy what their "Wet Hot American Summer" did for the summer-camp movie in "They Came Together," a lively comic jamboree that's sometimes smarter...
| Feb 14, 2014
The title of actor and writer B.J. Novak's debut collection, "One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories," is a bit misleading. Only a handful of the 63 pieces in the book (64 if you count the discussion questions in the back) are short stories per se. The...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Steve Longi's Longitude Entertainment is launching a live production division to produce comedy features and specials -- starting with performances by stand-up comedian Willie Barcena.
The comedy concert film will be shot Feb. 14 and 15 at the The El...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Open Road Films has acquired worldwide rights to "The Fluffy Movie," a comedy concert film starring Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias, and set a July 11 release date.
"Fluffy" will be released a year after Lionsgate scored impressively with its standup comedy...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 2:49 PM
The Dumb Starbucks parody store in Los Feliz that caused a spectacle before it was shut down by county health officials for operating without the proper permit isn't expected to reopen any time soon.
Little more than three days after quietly opening,...