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  • 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...
  • Robert D. Wachs, Eddie Murphy Manager, Producer, Dies at 72

    Robert D. Wachs, who discovered comedian Eddie Murphy, managed him for more than a decade and produced a number of his films, died of pancreatic cancer in Manhattan on December 2. He was 73. In 1975 Wachs co-founded the Comic Strip in New York City,...
  • Jerry Bruckheimer, Paramount reach three-year first-look deal

    Jerry Bruckheimer is going back to Paramount Pictures. The veteran producer and the studio have signed a three-year agreement for theatrical films beginning in April, the parties said Friday.  This comes less than three months after the Walt Disney...
  • Jerry Bruckheimer looks at Paramount reboot

    Jerry Bruckheimer looks at Paramount reboot
    Jerry Bruckheimer, one of Hollywood's most powerful producers, is returning home. The veteran filmmaker, who had an enormously successful run on the Paramount Pictures lot with "Flashdance," "Beverly Hills Cop," "Top Gun" and other movies in the 1980s...
  • 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...
  • The Role of Today's Studio Chief Has Been Redefined

    Comcast Corp.'s naming of Jeff Shell as head of Universal's movie studio may have taken many by surprise last week, given his lack of experience and profile in Hollywood's notoriously insular film industry. But when viewed as a reflection of (or window...
  • Rodeo Drive's renaissance restores the sheen after the recession

    Rodeo Drive's renaissance restores the sheen after the recession
    Sitting at the intersection of Hollywood and high fashion, it's no wonder Rodeo Drive is one of the most fabled shopping streets in the world. It's been immortalized in movies, books, song lyrics and on reality TV. The thoroughfare played a supporting...
  • American Cinematheque to Honor Jerry Bruckheimer

    The American Cinematheque will honor Jerry Bruckheimer at its annual gala set for Dec. 12 at the Beverly Hilton. Though the org in the past has honored such hyphenates as Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard and Steven Spielberg, Bruckheimer is their first person...
  • Author Sue Grafton Still Pondering What Happens After 'Z'

    Author Sue Grafton Still Pondering What Happens After 'Z'
    Sue Grafton, author of the popular 'alphabet series' that began with "A is for Alibi" and features private investigator Kinsey Millhone, is coming to New Haven's Schubert Theater on Oct. 9. She, along with fellow blockbuster authors Alice Hoffman, Scott...
  • '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...