| Sep 5, 2014
| 9:35 AM
Here are condensed versions of this week's book reviews:
'Half of What I Say is Meaningless' by Joseph Bathanti; Mercer University Press (160 pages, $25)
Winner of the Will D. Campbell Award for Creative Nonfiction, "Half of What I Say Is Meaningless"...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 8:05 AM
"Poking a Dead Frog: Conversations with Today's Top Comedy Writers" by Mike Sacks; Penguin (480 pages, $18)
Comedy is having a moment. You can't really talk about the vaunted New Golden Platinum Age of Television without reference to Louis C.K., Amy...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Funnyman Richard Lewis didn't become a comic because he wanted to be a celebrity or even because he wanted to make people laugh.
"I went into this for psychological reasons," said Lewis, who was nicknamed the Prince of Pain for his self-deprecating...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 12:40 PM
"Birdman" has taken flight, and it could be some time before the Alejandro G. Inarritu-directed black comedy comes back down to earth. The film, which stars Michael Keaton as a washed-up superhero actor struggling to mount a Broadway play, opened the...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Carl Reiner created "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and directed films such as "The Jerk." He has won multiple Emmys, a Grammy and, in 1999, was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame. His books include "All Kinds of Love," "Enter Laughing" and his...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 9:43 PM
The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were handed out Monday during an NBC broadcast. Here is a list of the winners and nominees. Winners are marked with an asterisk (*).
Outstanding Drama Series
* "Breaking Bad" (AMC)
"Downton Abbey" (PBS)
| Aug 16, 2014
| 1:48 PM
The Creative Arts Emmys will be handed out beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. Although most of the 80 categories probably hold little interest to those who aren't friends, family or colleagues of the nominees, the...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 10:23 AM
"Scandal" guest star Joe Morton and "Saturday Night Live" host Jimmy Fallon led the list of surprise winners Saturday night at the Creative Arts Emmys, while Uzo Aduba beat out Tina Fey and Melissa McCarthy to pick up her first Emmy for "Orange Is the New...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 12:18 PM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "True Detective" and "Orange Is the New Black" emerged from Saturday's Creative Arts Emmy Awards with key wins and momentum heading into next week's Primetime Emmycast.
"Saturday Night Live" led the field overall with five...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 5:26 AM
Mel Brooks, Neil Patrick Harris and President Barack Obama helped boost the winners at this year's creative arts Emmys.
But Winter Park wasn't so fortunate. The Emmy for outstanding commercial went to Apple's "Misunderstood." Budweiser's "Hero's...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Director Brian Levant can boast two blockbuster films ("Beethoven" and "The Flintstones") and a holiday perennial ("Jingle All the Way"), but the former Highland Park resident said he takes immense pride in his contribution to comedy history: Robin...