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  • Comedian Joan Rivers dead at age 81

    Comedian Joan Rivers dead at age 81
    Joan Rivers, who became a comedic star with an act that was a mélange of insult, insecurity, over-the-top cattiness and a nothing-is-sacred philosophy, died on Thursday at the age of 81, her daughter Melissa Rivers said. Rivers, an outspoken advocate...
  • Joan Rivers, Comedian and TV Host, Dies at 81

    Raunchy, gravelly-voiced and self-deprecating comedian Joan Rivers, who rose from Greenwich Village standup to occasional host of "The Tonight Show" and star of TV's "Fashion Police," died Sept 4. She was 81. "She passed peacefully at 1:17 p.m....
  • Film Review: Nicole Kidman in 'Before I Go To Sleep'

    "Before I Go To Sleep" is a risky title for a genre exercise intended to keep viewers bolt upright in their seats, handing mirthful critics a ready-made punchline at the first sign of lethargy. The good news is that Rowan Joffe's adaptation of S.J....
  • Screenwriter Walter Bernstein at 95: Still Front and Center

    Ask Walter Bernstein what makes for a good screenplay, and he'll answer you with a (possibly apocryphal) story about Henry David Thoreau. "He was living out at Walden Pond and a friend came to tell him that Samuel Morse had just made the first...
  • Joan Rivers' condition 'remains serious,' says daughter Melissa Rivers

    Joan Rivers' condition 'remains serious,' says daughter Melissa Rivers
    Comedian Joan Rivers' condition remains serious, her daughter Melissa Rivers said in a statement on Friday, after the television personality was hospitalized following a cardiac arrest. Rivers, 81, stopped breathing during a vocal cord procedure at a New...
  • Venice Film Review: 'She's Funny That Way'

    Screwball comedy was already a retro affair when Peter Bogdanovich mastered it in 1972 with "What's Up, Doc?" Forty-two years later, that ageless throwback is the standard to which the director aspires in "She's Funny That Way," . At once invoking genre...
  • Film Review: 'Love Is Strange' tells a moving story

    Film Review: 'Love Is Strange' tells a moving story
    It's not many films that actually start with the happy ending, but that is seemingly the joyful place where "Love Is Strange" first takes us, as the couple Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) are finally allowed to tie the knot in an idyllic...
  • Venice: Riccardo Scamarcio to Star in, Produce 'Pericles the Black Man'

    Italian A-list actor-turned-producer Riccardo Scamarcio will shepherd and star in "Pericle il Nero" ("Pericles the Black Man"), a noir based on the eponymous Italo cult novel by Giuseppe Farrandino, published in France by the Gallimard Noir imprint....
  • Box Office: 'Expendables 3′ Fumbles with $16.2 Million, 'Ninja Turtles' Tops Charts

    "The Expendables 3" looked like a franchise that needs to be put out to pasture after the latest film in the action junkie series debuted to a scrawny $16.2 million this weekend, according to studio estimates. "Expendables'" lack of muscle allowed...
  • Don Pardo dies at 96; 'Saturday Night Live' announcer

    Don Pardo, the legendary NBC announcer whose deep, resonant voice was heard for more than three decades on "Saturday Night Live," has died. He was 96. Pardo died Monday evening, according to NBC spokesman Rich Licata. The cause was not given, but...
  • Showbiz Democrats Rally to Keep Party's Grip on Senate in Midterm Elections

    One of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's online attack ads against Democratic opponent Alison Grimes featured her picture lined up next to President Obama, Woody Allen and Barbra Streisand. Get it? Unpopular president + scandalized filmmaker +...