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  • Scott Saul on 'Becoming Richard Pryor'

    Nine years after his death, Richard Pryor remains an intense presence in American pop culture. A transformational figure in stand-up comedy — 1979's often autobiographical "Live in Concert" cemented his reputation as the greatest comic genius of his generation — Pryor went on to become one of Hollywood's highest-paid and most beloved movie stars. But where did Pryor's mercurial personality, his performance skills and his source material come from? How did he develop from a career modeled after that of the early, decidedly noncontroversial crossover comedian Bill Cosby to the profanity-slinging truth-teller of his prime?
  • Tonight: Mount Dora singer on ‘American Idol’; Cee Lo Green on ‘Anger Management’

     
    The highlights Thursday night: Fox's “American Idol” should have a good night in the ratings because it's facing reruns on CBS. The singing contest wraps up the sudden-death round from Las Vegas at 8. The last 10 male singers, including ...

    ‘Star Wars’: Stuart Freeborn, the makeup artist behind Yoda, dies

     
    Legendary Hollywood makeup man Stuart Freeborn, who created some of the most memorable characters ever in science fiction including Yoda ...

    Gene Wilder Appearing at The Avon Theatre in Stamford

    Gene Wilder Appearing at The Avon Theatre in Stamford
    Mr. Willy Wonka himself, Gene Wilder, will be appearing at the Avon this Wednesday for a screening of the 1980 film Stir Crazy, which he starred in alongside Richard Pryor. The pair play a couple of unemployed guys that take a promotional job that...

    Anson Mount: Bohannon lost in 'Hell on Wheels'

    Anson Mount: Bohannon lost in 'Hell on Wheels'
    As AMC's Western "Hell on Wheels" rides back onto TV Sunday, star Anson Mount's character, Cullen Bohannon, is a shadow of the man so driven to avenge the murders of his wife and son. Reeling after he killed the wrong man at the end of Season 1, the...