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  • Your official 2014 Emmy Awards drinking game

    Your official 2014 Emmy Awards drinking game
    If you're a fan of awards shows, drinking isn't required to get through the three-hour self-celebration that is the Emmy Awards. But it sure makes it more fun. And if you're either not a big awards show person (or perhaps forced to watch for some...
  • Robin Williams: Should Hollywood Do More to Help Stars in Dark Places?

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Robin Williams battled drugs and depression for almost as long as he was famous. Although he maintained his sobriety for nearly 20 years, friends say he slipped into a dark place over the summer, following the cancellation of...
  • Standup Scene: Take a risk in honor of Robin Williams

    Standup Scene: Take a risk in honor of Robin Williams
    I was on my way to see a comedy show last week when I learned of the death of Robin Williams. You can say many things about the standup of Williams. His style was manic, intelligent, at times deeply personal and almost always highly physical. He was a...
  • Billy Crystal to Lead Emmy Awards Tribute to Robin Williams

    Billy Crystal will pay tribute to his longtime friend and "Comic Relief" co-host Robin Williams on Monday's Primetime Emmy Awards telecast. Crystal was the logical choice to lead the Emmy tribute segment, given his long history with Williams, Emmycast...
  • Williams' genius diverted us from sadness

    Robin Williams made me cry. Like his mentor, the late Jonathan Winters, Williams, who committed suicide Monday, made me laugh so intensely tears would come to my eyes. Williams' death made headlines and led TV newscasts. His comedic genius diverted us...
  • When a family member commits suicide

    When a family member commits suicide
    I didn't know Robin Williams personally, but learning of his suicide opened an old wound. In 1975, when I was 21 and my mother was 51, she took her life. She started her car in an enclosed garage and died of carbon monoxide poisoning. In the United...
  • Billy Crystal to commemorate late actor Robin Williams at Emmys

    Billy Crystal to commemorate late actor Robin Williams at Emmys
    Comedian Billy Crystal will pay tribute to late actor Robin Williams at television's Primetime Emmy Awards on Aug. 25, the show's organizers said on Wednesday. Crystal, 66, who rose to fame in the 1970s comedy circuit that also thrust Williams into the...
  • Billy Crystal will remember Robin Williams at Emmys

    Billy Crystal will remember Robin Williams at Emmys
    Robin Williams will receive a special tribute at the Emmy Awards on Monday, to be delivered by his old Comic Relief cohost Billy Crystal. Crystal will pay tribute to Williams, who committed suicide on Aug. 11, during the In Memoriam segment of the...
  • The Paley Center to Celebrate LGBT Equality at Gala Benefit

    The Paley Center for Media will be celebrating the role television has played in LGBT equality at its annual Los Angeles gala in November. The fundraising evening will recognize the impact the medium has had on LGBT equality and will celebrate the work...
  • Kino Lorber at 5: Distributor Finds Tomorrow's Classics in Today's Fest Scene

    Even though the corporate specialty film entity known as Kino Lorber turns five this year, the roots of the firm reach back decades, a fact that's essential to understanding its tactical methods and strategic goals. Back in 2009 when the late Donald...
  • Calls to local crisis hotlines spike after death of Robin Williams

    Calls to local crisis hotlines spike after death of Robin Williams
    In the wake of the high-profile suicide of comedian Robin Williams, Central Florida's main crisis hotline reports a surge in callers who feel depressed, lost and isolated. "Suicide is a very taboo subject. We don't usually talk about it," said Josette...