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  • Bob Hope gets little thanks for all the memories

    Bob Hope gets little thanks for all the memories
    To the boomer generation, seeing Bob Hope on TV or in the movies was like spending time with cranky relatives. Sure, there were a lot of great memories — the World War II shows, the "Road" movies with Bing Crosby — but it also was a little stale, and the jokes, well, they were ancient or worse.
  • What is Antenna TV? How can I watch Antenna TV?

    Tribune Broadcasting and Sony launched Antenna TV, a classic television and general entertainment movie network, as a digital multicast on Tribune's broadcast stations beginning January 1, 2011. Tribune also distributes Antenna TV beyond the Tribune...

    Jerry Adler Remembers Liv's Mama, Marlene, Zero, Rex and George S. Kaufman

    Jerry Adler Remembers Liv's Mama,  Marlene, Zero, Rex and George S. Kaufman
    In Sunday's Arts Section of The Hartford Courant, I write about Jerry Adler, who is featured as an actor in the premiere of the Mike Reiss comedy "I'm Connecticut" at the Harriet Jorgensen Theatre on the UConn campus, a production of Connecticut Repertory...

    Robert Easton dies at 81; Henry Higgins of Hollywood

    Robert Easton dies at 81; Henry Higgins of Hollywood
    Robert Easton, a character actor whose command of a vast array of foreign and American regional accents led to a flourishing second career as a dialect coach to Hollywood stars such as Charlton Heston and Anne Hathaway, has died. He was 81. Often...

    'Curb' comic's stand-up blends sweetness and acid

    'Curb' comic's stand-up blends sweetness and acid
    Only Jeff Garlin could get away with doing an entire show about his giving up sweet stuff — even titling the show "No Sugar Tonight" — while swigging from a bottle of Gatorade. The thematic disconnect was particularly egregious because, by...