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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...
  • Alex Karras dies at 77; NFL star turned actor

    Alex Karras, an All-Pro defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions who later worked as a "Monday Night Football" co-host and parlayed his hulking strength into a Hollywood acting career, died Wednesday. He was 77. Karras died at his Los Angeles home, his...
  • Chicago catches a 'Big Fish'

    Chicago catches a 'Big Fish'
    NEW YORK — A man in a Manhattan rehearsal room asks a young boy a question: "No soccer game this week?" A look crosses the kid's face. You can read love, loneliness, contempt. "It's not soccer season anymore, Dad." Chastened, the man talks of...
  • 2013 Tony Awards: A strong Chicago accent again

    2013 Tony Awards: A strong Chicago accent again
    On a stunning Tony Awards night for Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company, whose revival of “Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” proved triumphant in more categories than expected, “Matilda,” the spunky, imported, heavily favored...
  • Guide to December 2012 TV premieres, movies and holiday specials

    Guide to December 2012 TV premieres, movies and holiday specials
    December is all about the holiday specials on TV, but you'll find other interesting viewing as well. On Dec. 7 Sundance debuts "Restless," a gripping two-night miniseries about a former WW II spy. Nat Geo Wild kicks off its annual Big Cat Week Dec. 9...
  • William Friedkin takes a high-speech chase through his career

    William Friedkin takes a high-speech chase through his career
    Filmmaker William Friedkin, who's best known for such landmark films as "The French Connection" and "The Exorcist" in the early '70s, looks back on a long career directing movies, opera and theater in his new memoir, "The Friedkin Connection." Why do...
  • TV Picks: 'Dobie Gillis,' 'Awesomes,' 'Casting By,' 'Broadchurch'

    TV Picks: 'Dobie Gillis,' 'Awesomes,' 'Casting By,' 'Broadchurch'
    "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" (Shout Factory DVD). One of television's great comedies, collected completely: 20 discs, 147 episodes, immaculately transferred, compactly packaged. I mean to get around to speaking of its virtues at length in some...
  • 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...
  • Five must-see westerns beyond 'The Lone Ranger'

    It won't be only Disney executives who are watching the box office returns for "The Lone Ranger" this weekend. Lots of people are wondering whether Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer can ride to the rescue of a genre that was once a staple of American cinema...
  • Review: Pageant not just still lifes

    Review: Pageant not just still lifes
    There's a moment in the 1976 comedy "Silent Movie" in which Mel Brooks, playing a Hollywood director, calls the French mime Marcel Marceau and offers him a part. Brooks asks the question through title cards — it's a silent movie, after all —...
  • Tonight: Mount Dora singer on ‘American Idol’; Cee Lo Green on ‘Anger Management’

     
    The highlights Thursday night: Fox's “American Idol” should have a good night in the ratings because it's facing reruns on CBS. The singing contest wraps up the sudden-death round from Las Vegas at 8.¬†The last¬†10 male singers, including¬†...