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  • Saturday’s Highlights: 'Austin City Limits' on KOCE

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 6 - 12 in PDF format TV listings for the week of Nov. 6 - 12 in PDF format (from latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv) Weekly TV Listings and more can be found......
  • Around Town: Foreign films and Spencer Tracy

     
    The week's lineup includes Golden Globe foreign language nominees, a comedian's film festival and a sneak preview of the new action thriller "The Grey."...
  • 'True Confections' spiteful, delightful

    When the time came to nail down details about the candy business for her fifth novel, "True Confections" (Shaye Areheart), Katharine Weber knew exactly where she had to go: Chicago. Each spring at McCormick Place, the National Confectioners Association...
  • 'Wonka' is a chocolate lover's delight

    The greatest charm of the Stepping Stone Players' most recent production, "Willy Wonka," lies in its outstanding mixed cast of children and adults. Eleven-year-old Austin Kelly as our hero — sweet, decent, chocolate-loving Charlie Bucket, is a...
  • On Theater: Adapting classic for musical

    How do you adapt one of the funniest movies of all time into a Broadway musical? For one thing, you make it even funnier. Mel Brooks accomplished this with his musical version of "The Producers," one of his earlier movies. It was a huge success, so much...
  • Hampton nearly won 61 straight Peninsula District games

    Everyone likes a good streak, from Ray Stevens to Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder. (Google them). In sports, they're virtually sacred. Who could imagine, for example, anyone touching Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak? Yet streaks can be funny...
  • An appreciation: Jill Clayburgh

    An appreciation: Jill Clayburgh
    There is a classic Jill Clayburgh scene in Paul Mazursky's "An Unmarried Woman," the 1978 film the actress will be remembered for most in a career that kept her busy with work nearly until her death on Friday. She's walking down a crowded New York City...
  • Small Wonders: Taking time to stoke the fire

    When I was a boy, I was always the dirtiest kid on a camping trip. I was the one that searched through the forest for scraps of wood and pinecones to feed the campfire. I then spent the rest of the evening making sure the fire stayed lit. I was also the...
  • Discoveries: 'What Is This Thing Called Love?' by Gene Wilder

    Discoveries: 'What Is This Thing Called Love?' by Gene Wilder
    What Is This Thing Called Love? Stories Gene Wilder St. Martin's: 160 pp., $19.99 "It was cold and raining at four in the morning when Buddy walked out of Caesars Palace, stark naked except for the L.A. Times wrapped around his waist." These sweet,...
  • Alec Baldwin Joins TCM

     
    And no, he's NOT leaving "30 Rock" either! You see, Alec can walk and chew gum at the same time, and so he's gonna do a once a week hosting gig on TCM, for a series entitled "The Essentials."......
  • Marty Feldman

     
    Well, I am the jerk of the moment. In this morning's wrap for Newsday on last night's "Dancing with the Stars," I closed out my piece with this line... "Cloris Leachman ... well, you know all about that. Season......