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Billy Crystal

Billy Crystal
Billy Crystal is an actor and comedian. He has starred in such films as "When Harry Met Sally" and "Monsters, Inc."
Billy Crystal is an actor and comedian. He has starred in such films as "When Harry Met Sally" and "Monsters, Inc." « Show less

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  • Academy Awards 2014: Will Oscars' return to tradition mark a TV win?

    Academy Awards 2014: Will Oscars' return to tradition mark a TV win?
    They've tried edgy and tinkered with experimental. But the producers of the 86th Academy Awards telecast believe that what America really wants is tradition. This year's Oscar show Sunday will bring back 2007 host Ellen DeGeneres, a likable, benign...
  • Why Ellen Was the Best Oscars Host Since Billy Crystal

    Ellen DeGeneres will go down in history as the first Oscars host to Tweet a group selfie on the job, but she was also acted like she was among friends inside the Dolby Theatre on Sunday night. After last year's disastrous emceeing from Seth MacFarlane...
  • Travolta's Oscar Flub Could Be Good for Broadway Musical 'If/Then'

    John Travolta memorably mangled Idina Menzel's name during the Oscars on March 3 and that may have been rough for Menzel right before she belted out the hit tune from Disney's "Frozen." But in the silver lining department, it could actually be a good...
  • Oscar Night Flubs Flood Media

    John Travolta's butchering of Idina Menzel's name (Adele Dazeem) wasn't the only flub of the 86th Academy Awards, though it seems that the Internet will never forget Travolta's faux pas, as it has spurred a new Twitter profile, @AdeleDazeem. But he wasn'...
  • Why '12 Years a Slave' Is the Most Satisfying Oscar Winner in Years

    PETER DEBRUGE: All is right with the universe. Not sure I felt this way going in, but as it turns out, the Oscar race was all about race. As Ellen DeGeneres joked at the top of the telecast, "Possibility No. 1: '12 Years a Slave' wins best picture....
  • Hail Caesar! How Catskills helped define America's sense of humor

    Hail Caesar! How Catskills helped define America's sense of humor
    Your favorite jokes would be very different — you certainly wouldn’t tell them the same way — if it were not for a generation of Jewish comedians who helped define America’s sense of humor in the Catskill Mountains from the 1930s...
  • Oscar-winning ideas on how the Academy Awards show can improve

    Oscar-winning ideas on how the Academy Awards show can improve
    We're 13 days away from the Oscars, which means we're about 13 days and 10 seconds away from the first tweet complaining about the show. But why wait? Let's be clear: We're not wishing failure on this year's Oscar telecast or predicting that host...
  • Oscars 2014: Does the telecast have to be a joke fest?

    Oscars 2014: Does the telecast have to be a joke fest?
    So Ellen DeGeneres is set to host the 86th Academy Awards next week. Nothing against her or, for that matter, Billy Crystal (who has hosted nine telecasts), Whoopi Goldberg (who has hosted four) or Steve Martin (who has done three), but when was it...
  • Leno Insists He's Done with Latenight

    BURBANK, Calif. (AP) -- Jay Leno, as affably efficient backstage as he is in front of the camera, avoids waxing poetic about his 22-year "Tonight Show" run that draws to a close Thursday. Instead, he relies on numbers to tell the story. Leno's tenure...
  • Thursday's TV Highlights: 'The Big Bang Theory' on CBS

    Thursday's TV Highlights: 'The Big Bang Theory' 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 The Big Bang Theory Penny and Leonard...
  • TV ratings: NBC wins with Sochi Olympics before opening ceremony

    TV ratings: NBC wins with Sochi Olympics before opening ceremony
    NBC carried "bonus" coverage of the Winter Olympics ahead of Friday's opening ceremony in Sochi, Russia, easily beating the other broadcast networks, though other high-rated shows including "American Idol" and "Big Bang Theory" held relatively steady...