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  • American Cinematheque to Fete Stan Freberg on Nov. 2

    LOS ANGELES ( - Stan Freberg's eclectic career in TV, radio, film and advertising will be in the spotlight Nov. 2 when Harry Shearer hosts a 70th anniversary tribute to the versatile humorist.
  • 'Simpsons' invade the Hollywood Bowl

    'Simpsons' invade the Hollywood Bowl
    Few corners of the Earth have been safe from the cultural reach of “The Simpsons.” From Pakistan to Sweden to China, the American family that perhaps put the most fun into dysfunctional has delighted audiences - and confounded network and...

    A Word, Please: Taking a look at Yankovic's 'Word Crimes'

    When I was a kid, I fancied myself a musical-parody artist. Most of the spoof lyrics I created for popular songs are lost to the ages, and the stuff I remember I'll spare you due to its heavy emphasis on flatulence ("Heart of Glass," indeed). But the...

    'Weird Al' Yankovic's TV Parodies Add a Goofy Note to Emmy Awards

    LOS ANGELES ( - In one of the stranger moments of the Primetime Emmy Awards, host Seth Meyers and Andy Samberg took the stage to introduce parody artist "Weird Al" Yankovic, who created a medley of TV theme songs with added lyrics. With a...

    Emmys 2014: Weird Al Yankovic sticks to his theme, and gets reactions

     Emmys 2014: Weird Al Yankovic sticks to his theme, and gets reactions
    Last year, we had the weird Emmys; this year, we had Weird Al Yankovic. The curly-haired pop-music parodist took the stage Monday at the Nokia Theatre to perform a medley of theme songs from Emmy-nominated shows including "Mad Men," "Game of Thrones"...