| Aug 15, 2014
| 3:04 PM
The Burbank Comedy Festival kicks off Sunday with Jeff Garlin, known for TV's "The Goldbergs" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm," leading a mix of established comics and up-and-comers from across the nation. Hosted by Flappers Comedy Club and Restaurant, the fest...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 4:53 AM
Arbutus resident Emily Ruppert has spent this summer flipping, jumping and dancing her way across the Radio City Music Hall stage in New York City.
Her acrobatic gymnastics crew, AcroArmy, is scheduled to compete Tuesday as one of the final 12 teams...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 12:30 PM
After a minor firestorm from social media, the Broadway League has overturned its decision not to dim Broadway's lights in honor of Joan Rivers. The League will now oversee the darkening of the theater district's marquees tonight, in memory of the...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 6:06 AM
Animal-rights group PETA wants to pay for advertising inside Orlando International Airport to attack SeaWorld's use of killer whales, but the airport won't clear it for takeoff.
The ad, depicting a killer whale chomping on the leg of SeaWorld's CEO,...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 2:30 PM
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....
| Sep 8, 2014
| 8:11 AM
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their second child, Clarence House announced. The baby is due next spring. [Los Angeles Times]
Hundreds of people gathered outside Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan on Sunday while comedian Joan Rivers' funeral...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 7:54 AM
In one of the most underhyped farewells in recent memory, Chelsea Handler signed off from "Chelsea Lately" Tuesday night after seven years.
The finale on E! was sparsely promoted ahead of time by the network and just so happened to arrive on a day when...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 8:35 AM
The documentary "To Be Takei" is a buoyant, engaging look at the life of actor and activist George Takei, best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu in the original "Star Trek" TV series as well as in six "Star Trek" feature films.
In recent years, Takei,...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 9:17 AM
There were servers walking around the 15th anniversary party for Mrskin.com Friday at the Chop Shop in Wicker Park with trays of mini-cupcakes. My friend grabbed one with vanilla frosting and I grabbed one with chocolate frosting. Right when I was about...
| Aug 30, 2014
What do Sting, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett have in common? All three have huge fortunes, and none of them are giving it to their kids.
Sting just revealed that most of his $300 million won't end up with his six adult children. "I certainly don't...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 2:02 PM
There are lots of talented people but the problem is how to get noticed. One way is by getting the NBC TV show "America's Got Talent," which celebrity judge Howie Mandel described this way: "People are plucked from obscurity to watch their dreams come...