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  • Carl Reiner-Tom Arnold Comedy 'Dumbbells' Gets U.S. Distribution (EXCLUSIVE)

    GoDigital has acquired U.S. rights to buddy comedy "Dumbbells," starring Carl Reiner, Tom Arnold, Jay Mohr, Jaleel White and Andy Milonakis. It's the first appearance by Reiner in a feature since "Ocean's Thirteen." Five-year-old GoDigital, which has...
  • Patton Oswalt is a hoot and 'Holler'

     Patton Oswalt is a hoot and 'Holler'
    Comedy writer and actor Patton Oswalt stars in "The Heart, She Holler," Adult Swim's surreal Southern Gothic series about the twisted and mercifully fictitious Heartshe clan, now in its second season of 11-minute episodes. How would you describe "The...
  • Nursing mother is what the hype doctor ordered

    When I first saw the new Time magazine cover of a nearly 4-year-old boy nursing on his mother's exposed breast, I must admit it made me nostalgic: For a time when they wrapped magazines in brown paper. I'm no mothering expert, but I do believe, as a...
  • Emmys 2013: Complete list of winners and nominees

    Emmys 2013: Complete list of winners and nominees
    HBO’s political satire “Veep” took home a good portion of the cake in the comedy genre with Julia Louis-Dreyfus winning the Emmy for lead actress in a comedy and Tony Hale going home with supporting actor in a comedy. Ultimately, though,...
  • In the clutches of comedy's fascinating rhythm

    We all come from somewhere. Like Neil Simon, like Mel Brooks, like a lot of other comedy writers who fashioned material for Sid Caesar and other kings and queens of 1950s television, Woody Allen wrote for Caesar so that others might praise him, and...
  • Awards Shows Vie for Awards, but Emmy Avoids Patting Itself on the Back

    The Emmy telecast is not eligible to win an Emmy award. But the Oscars, Tonys, Grammys and Golden Globes are -- and have all garnered nominations for this year's ceremony. Confused? By all means, get in line. Because while variety might be the spice of...
  • 'Mad Men,' 'Big Bang,' 'Modern Family' Honored at Made in Hollywood Awards

    As part of an effort to honor Emmy-nominated shows made locally in the Los Angeles area, the Made in Hollywood Awards presented 15 kudos Thursday to such programs as "Mad Men" and "The Big Bang Theory." Presentations were made by Angie Dickinson and...
  • Review: 'When Comedy Went to School' is good for a few laughs

    Review: 'When Comedy Went to School' is good for a few laughs
    For a disorganized film that has trouble deciding what it's about, "When Comedy Went to School" can be a lot of fun. Nominally the story of why the resorts of New York state's Catskill Mountains witnessed the birth of modern stand-up comedy, this...
  • “American Masters: Mel Brooks — Make A Noise”: Review, with exclusive clip

     
    American Masters: Mel Brooks — Make a Noise Monday, May 20 PBS, 9pm ET (PBS programming varies regionally) Of all the anecdotes Mel Brooks shares in his American Masters special, it’s one that takes place back before he ever walked onto a film...
  • ‘Young Frankenstein’

     
    Director Mel Brooks, right, looks on as Teri Garr, Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, from left, and Peter Boyle as the monster, recreate a scene from the movie "Young Frankenstein" for Los Angeles Times staff photographer Marianna Diamos....
  • Twittervision: How Video Will Change Twitter-And Maybe Entertainment Itself

    Reports this week of TV commercials finding a place on Facebook may seem like a gamechanger for social media, but Twitter has already made serious inroads on this front. What might not be as apparent to anyone but the most diehard users at this point...