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  • Variety, Comedy or Music Special Emmy Category Relies on Wow Factor

    The Emmy nominees for variety, comedy or music special can seem like a mishmash of shows, with everything from awards shows to comedy specials to concerts and fundraisers in the mix. Last year, the category's nominees couldn't be more disparate: CBS'...
  • Hollywood Celebrates Jane Fonda's Work On And Off Screen at AFI Fest

    It only seems appropriate that, when the Hollywood elite celebrated Jane Fonda's activism as much as her screen work at the 42nd AFI Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony at the Dolby Theatre on Thursday night, the organization's president/CEO Bob Gazzale...
  • Jerry Lewis Honored By New York Friar's Club For 50th Anniversary of 'Nutty Professor'

    Jerry Lewis was on the subway one day, you see, and suddenly this kid gets on board with piercings and leather and tattoos and "shiny stuff" all over his body. And Lewis says he was staring at him, when the kid looked over and said, "What, old man, you've...
  • Five ways Seth MacFarlane's Western died at the box office

    Maybe Seth MacFarlane is better heard, not seen. The "Family Guy" creator's R-rated Western comedy "A Million Ways to Die in the West" disappointed at the box office, grossing $17.1 million through Sunday domestically and thus missing opening weekend...
  • Watch Trailer for Jerry Seinfeld 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee' Season 4 (VIDEO)

    Sony Pictures Television's Crackle will debut season four of "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" from Jerry Seinfeld on June 19. The series, the digital network's biggest hit, returns with guests including Aziz Ansari, Robert Klein, Sarah Jessica Parker,...
  • Best Monsters

     
    My satirical column Thursday introduced Godzilla to Allentown as the final straw in a disastrous Pennsylvania Society gathering. Some people read way more criticism into this than I intended. I just was so struck by the original news story that......
  • NBA Finals, World Cup, Hillary Clinton, 'Duck Dynasty': This week

    NBA Finals, World Cup, Hillary Clinton, 'Duck Dynasty': This week
    In a week when the NBA Finals and the World Cup will consume many hours, viewers also will get Hillary Clinton, "Duck Dynasty" and a Jane Fonda tribute. How's that for variety? The NBA Finals: The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs meet in Game 2 at 8 p....
  • Sid Caesar dies at 91; comedy giant of the small screen

    Sid Caesar dies at 91; comedy giant of the small screen
    In a day before comedy was laced with irony and studded with mean-spirited barbs, Sid Caesar was more than funny. He was hilariously, outrageously, tear-inducingly, gather-up-the-whole-family-for-this funny. A veteran of the Catskills with an...
  • Hail Caesar! How Catskills helped define America's sense of humor

    Hail Caesar! How Catskills helped define America's sense of humor
    Your favorite jokes would be very different — you certainly wouldn’t tell them the same way — if it were not for a generation of Jewish comedians who helped define America’s sense of humor in the Catskill Mountains from the 1930s...
  • Comedy writer-actor Carl Reiner's life of laughter

     Comedy writer-actor Carl Reiner's life of laughter
    Carl Reiner wakes up each morning with the same thought — it's time to start writing. It's still the top priority for the Emmy Award-winning funny man who created the landmark CBS sitcom "The Dick Van Dyke Show," wrote and directed such comedy...
  • REVIEW: 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' ★★

    REVIEW: 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' ★&#9733
    We bring to the movies whatever childhoods we had, and whatever television we watched to keep real life at bay, one half-hour at a time. The frantic, occasionally funny new animated feature "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" is a 3-D big-screen version of a...