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  • 'The Fifth Beatle' Movie to Start Production in 2014

    Lensing will begin next year on Brian Epstein biopic "The Fifth Beatle," with Peyton Reed on board to direct. Producers are touting "The Fifth Beatle" as the first-ever film about the Beatles to secure music rights to the Lennon/McCartney music catalog....
  • Comedian Marc Maron on Returning to TV and Finding Authenticity

    Marc Maron is exactly the guy the devoted followers of his podcast "WTF" imagine. They expect him to be funny, articulate, insightful and slightly profane. The listeners -- whom Maron usually greets with "How's it going, What the Fuckineers, What the...
  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'Haven' on Syfy

    Friday's TV Highlights: 'Haven' on Syfy
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 8 - 14, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SERIES Styled to Rock The designers create...
  • Mel Brooks to star in one-man show at Geffen Playhouse

    Mel Brooks to star in one-man show at Geffen Playhouse
    Mel Brooks will appear in a one-man autobiographical show at the Geffen Playhouse on Monday, "Mel Brooks: Live at the Geffen." The show will have only one performance. It will be the 87-year-old Brooks' first solo stage production. The Tony and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sid Caesar, an appreciation: Making light of civility's fragility

    Comedian Sid Caesar, who died Wednesday at the age of 91, was a giant and genius of television. He came into the medium, in 1949, when it was still molten. He helped shape TV comedy, even as TV, with its new technical demands and advantages, shaped his...
  • 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...
  • Meet Sid Caesar: For those who never saw Your Show of Shows

    ... "... the funniest man America has produced to date." --Mel Brooks, describing Sid Caesar in 1982. ... There must be whole generations by now whose reaction to the name Sid Caesar might be summed up as "Huh?" How describe his appeal in the now...