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  • Mel Brooks' Chinese Theatre cement handprint has six fingers

    Mel Brooks' Chinese Theatre cement handprint has six fingers
    Mel Brooks has six fingers on his left hand. At least that's what future generations might think when they check out his handprints and footprints outside the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, where on Monday the "Young Frankenstein" director brought...
  • Richard Lewis looks back at his dark comic turns in 'Bundle of Nerves'

     Richard Lewis looks back at his dark comic turns in 'Bundle of Nerves'
    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...
  • 'Birdman' flies high with rave reviews at Venice Film Festival

    "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...
  • Mike Sacks' 'Poking a Dead Frog' cracks the comedy code

    Mike Sacks' 'Poking a Dead Frog' cracks the comedy code
    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 Schumer or Amy Poehler. Political discourse takes cues from Jon Stewart and John Oliver. The Internet, which...
  • Thursday's TV Highlights: "Our America With Lisa Ling" on OWN

    Thursday's TV Highlights: "Our America With Lisa Ling" on OWN
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 27 - Aug. 2, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES The Quest This ambitious new...
  • 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......
  • Pictures in the News | September 9, 2014

     
    Tuesday's Pictures in the News begins in California, where the wilderness near Yosemite National Park's iconic Half Dome has been completely evacuated as a wind-driven wildfire continued to spread through the area Tuesday. The Meadow fire, last measured...
  • Hollywood Knew Private Photo Leaks Long Before the 2000's

    The posting of pilfered intimate celebrity photos last week was a reminder of the anomaly of stardom: A star's entire life is directed to attracting attention to himself or herself -- until that moment when they suddenly announce "leave me alone."...
  • Mel Brooks Basks in the Glory of 'Young Frankenstein' at the Academy

    After immortalizing a joke in the cement at the TCL Chinese Theatre -- with an extra finger on his left hand -- Mel Brooks was in his usual feisty form Tuesday night at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to kick off a 40th anniversary...
  • Get cultured: Lehigh Valley fall arts preview

    Get cultured: Lehigh Valley fall arts preview
    A colorful and creative season of performances, exhibits and events for young and older has begun in the Lehigh Valley. It's a season of premieres and anniversaries. A season of classics and cutting edge works. A season of reflection and a season of fun....
  • Toronto Film Review: 'Top Five'

    "Sometimes a movie is just a movie," remarks one character early on in Chris Rock's "Top Five"; but in the case of Rock's own third turn in the director's chair, it's also . After a couple of ambitious but middling first attempts ("Head of State," "I...