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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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......
  • 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...
  • Life together a cabaret

    Life together a cabaret
    When you get married for the first time at the age of 61, you want to do it right. That's why Scott Urban chose an Elvis impersonator to perform the ceremony at his 2008 nuptials to Karen Morby. The vows were nontraditional. Elvis asked Scott, "Are...
  • TCM Classic Film Festival opens in Hollywood with 'Oklahoma!'

    TCM Classic Film Festival opens in Hollywood with 'Oklahoma!'
    The curtain goes up Thursday on the fifth TCM Classic Film Festival with the world premiere of the restoration of Fred Zinnemann's 1955 "Oklahoma!," based on the landmark Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. Shirley Jones, who made her film debut in the hit,...
  • 'Bullets Over Broadway' Opening: Don't Look for Zach Braff to Star in the 'Scrubs' Musical

    On Broadway, you can't throw an unusually opulent opening night party without people gossiping. Take the shindig for the musical "Bullets Over Broadway" after its April 10 opening: The rumor that night was that the event at Gotham's Metropolitan Museum of...
  • 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...
  • Jerry Seinfeld's 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee' Renewed by Sony Crackle for 4 More Seasons

    There will be even more coffee, comedy and cars: Sony Pictures Television's Crackle will bring back "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," created by and starring Jerry Seinfeld, for four more seasons. The four additional seasons, a total of 24 new...
  • Stand-up Scene: Finding the humor in misery

    Stand-up Scene: Finding the humor in misery
    "Is it hard to be a comedian?" asks Nick Gaza at "The Nasty Show" at the Laugh Factory last Saturday night. "No, it's hard not to be a comedian." It reminds me of something Mel Brooks once said, that "life literally abounds in comedy if you just look...