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  • 'Saturday Night Live's' Jay Pharoah: Our show is too white

    'Saturday Night Live's' Jay Pharoah: Our show is too white
    Jay Pharoah, who plays President Obama and other characters on NBC's "Saturday Night Live," thinks the show needs to hire more black performers.  "As far as being a black person on the show, there’s not a lot of us, you know?," the 25-year-old...
  • Movie Review: Mischief and mayhem in 'The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete'

    "The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete" is a moving bit of mischief and mayhem that will break your heart, give you hope, make you laugh, possibly cry. Set in the Brooklyn projects a few years after the economic slide of 2008, it follows the saga of...
  • South Africa Banned Film Director Jahmil Qubeka Speaks Out

    When the 34th Durban Intl. Film Festival scheduled his film as opening-night attraction, director Jahmil XT Qubeka knew he would be in the spotlight. But he had no idea how intense and heated that spotlight would turn out to be. On July 22, four days...
  • 'Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain'

    'Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain'
    The comedian has followed in the footsteps of such other humorists as Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy in being successful with concert films. He tackles a wide range of subjects in this one, compiled from two performances he gave at New York's Madison...
  • Scarlett Johansson: Why Oscar Voters Need to Consider 'Her' Performance

    It's the 21st century, and technology and the economy have changed everything. As a result, we have discarded a lot of old notions -- and it's time to dump several others. For example, let's get abolish the idea that an actor needs to be seen on camera...
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' on Fox

    Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' on Fox
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 17 - 23, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES The African Americans: Many Rivers...
  • John Landis' 'American Werewolf in London' gave horror comedy chops

    By 1980, John Landis had a string of successes under his belt — including "The Kentucky Fried Movie," "Animal House" and "The Blues Brothers" — but the writer-director had long been unable to get his script for "An American Werewolf in London"...
  • TV Review: HBO Docs 'Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1,' 'Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley'

    Underscoring the breadth of HBO documentaries, the network's Monday series will in the next two weeks air "Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1," its latest depressing commemoration of Veteran's Day; and "Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley," a look at the...
  • Thanksgiving 2013 TV programming

     
    Thanksgiving 2013 in the United States is as late as it can be this year — Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. Leading up to that date, and over Thanksgiving 2013 weekend, as always, there will be plenty of TV programming related to the holiday (and even the...
  • Has 'The Daily Show' Bumped 'SNL' as TV's Premiere Comedy Launchpad?

    Has "The Daily Show" supplanted "Saturday Night Live" as a launching pad for modern comedy talent? It's a judgment call, but in light of the latest budding star to break out of the former, a barroom debate well worth having. Word that John Oliver has...
  • Chicago's Robert Townsend talks Cosby, Second City and a 1-man show

     Chicago's Robert Townsend talks Cosby, Second City and a 1-man show
    Here's something you may not know about Bill Cosby. "He orders lunch for everyone," Robert Townsend said when I reached him in Los Angeles by phone. "Usually somebody like a production assistant does that. But he will call the restaurant himself and...