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  • 'Saving Mr. Banks': B.J. Novak on the 'nightmare' of writers' rooms

    On one level, the new historical dramedy "Saving Mr. Banks" chronicles the efforts of studio head Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) to persuade the cantankerous British author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) to allow her "Mary Poppins" children's books to be made into...
  • Review: 'One More Thing' by B.J. Novak

    Review: 'One More Thing' by B.J. Novak
    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...
  • B.J. Novak on 'One More Thing'

    B.J. Novak on 'One More Thing'
    After eight years of serving as writer and co-executive producer of NBC's "The Office," B.J. Novak — who also played Ryan Howard on the show alongside Steve Carell and John Krasinski — is flexing his creative muscles. In addition to acting...
  • Weekend preview: Pink beer and other bodaciousness

    Weekend preview: Pink beer and other bodaciousness
    For Stout Sports Bar and Grille owner Simon Kearney, there’s no time like now to raise money for the fight against breast cancer — or to raise a blazing pink, 28-foot LED cherry blossom tree outside his Oakland Park pub. Kearney, who has two...
  • Leaps of faith and appetites for work attract Tom Hanks

    Leaps of faith and appetites for work attract Tom Hanks
    In 1979, when Tom Hanks was just another struggling New York actor, he withdrew a biography of Walt Disney from the public library and found himself fascinated by the animator's story, in particular his tenaciousness in the face of early professional...
  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Criminal Minds' on CBS

    Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Criminal Minds' on CBS
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 2 - 8, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES American Idol The Hollywood rounds begin....
  • B.J. Novak gets into the family business with 'One More Thing'

    B.J. Novak wrote for and costarred in NBC's hit series "The Office" for eight seasons, a quiet member of a hilariously brash ensemble, playing the smug Ryan Howard. So when he unleashed his literary debut, "One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories"...
  • B.J. Novak's back pages

    B.J. Novak's back pages
    When he performs Saturday night at the Coral Gables Congregational Church, B.J. Novak will read short stories that recall girls who gave him great advice ("what does your heart tell you?"); meeting a man who Instagrammed pictures of everything he ate; and...
  • Best Instagram and Twitter Photos from Oscar Night

    Ellen DeGeneres wasn't the only Oscar photographer this past Sunday. DeGeneres' famous Oscar selfie -- which included Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, and many others -- became the most retweeted message ever (3.1 million) after Ellen posted...
  • Larry Ellison Donates $4.5 Million at 'Rebels With A Cause' Cancer Research Gala

    The second annual "Rebels With a Cause" gala Thursday raised more than $9 million thanks to honoree Larry Ellison, Oracle CEO and co-founder, as he matched donations with $4.5 million of his own. Hosted at Paramount Pictures Studios, the event...
  • Comedy short and sweet from Adam Scott, B.J. Novak, Superchunk

    Comedy short and sweet from Adam Scott, B.J. Novak, Superchunk
    One nice thing about the contemporary world of comedy is its abundance of small gifts. You can thank the Internet for this; it may have destroyed bookstores and record stores and much else I hold/held dear, but it created the video version of the...