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  • Bob Newhart: Why'd it take so long for him to win an Emmy?

    Bob Newhart: Why'd it take so long for him to win an Emmy?
    One of the highlights of Sunday's Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony was the win for Bob Newhart, who picked up his first Emmy. His first? One might wonder how it's possible that Newhart, 84, had never won an Emmy before, given that he's one of the most...
  • Allan Arbus dies at 95; played psychiatrist on 'MASH'

    As the wise, dryly humorous psychiatrist caring for shellshocked surgeons and troops in the hit television series "MASH," actor Allan Arbus was so convincing that at least one colleague assumed he had expertise in the medical specialty. In 1973, the...
  • Are older directors still making vital movies?

    Do movie directors, like fine wines, get better with age? That may sound like a frivolous question, but it has long been debated by critics as they weigh the relative merits of fiery young upstarts versus wise old veterans. The question takes on renewed...
  • 'QED' spends breezy day with mind of a scientist

    'QED' spends breezy day with mind of a scientist
    Long before Bill Nye the Science Guy hit the airwaves, Richard Feynman was the people's scientist. A shaggy-haired polymath whose interests ranged from drawing to drumming to dreaming of Tuva — that distant Russian republic renowned for its throat...
  • ‘World War Z’: Martin Scorsese, others join audiobook cast

     
    “World War Z,” author Max Brooks' best-selling novel about the aftermath of a worldwide zombie epidemic, has an almost supernatural ......
  • Robert Sean Leonard indulges his first love: Theater

    Robert Sean Leonard indulges his first love: Theater
    As 2013 begins, Robert Sean Leonard is the theater world's equivalent of a star athlete who's just completed his contract and become a free agent. There isn't a team that wouldn't want him; all he has to do is pick the best fit and sign. What's...
  • Being Groucho: He bet his life

    Being Groucho: He bet his life
    Twenty-five years of playing Groucho Marx means a lot of wisecracks, cigars and greasepaint for Frank Ferrante, who performs in West Palm Beach Friday and Saturday in "An Evening With Groucho." "I want it to be what audience members would have...
  • Harry Morgan dies at 96; star of TV's 'MASH'

    Harry Morgan dies at 96; star of TV's 'MASH'
    Emmy Award-winning actor Harry Morgan, who played the crusty yet sympathetic Col. Sherman T. Potter in the sitcom "MASH" and the hard-nosed LAPD Officer Bill Gannon in the television drama "Dragnet," died Wednesday. He was 96. Morgan died at his home...
  • Sex sins of mighty are old hat in literature

    Sex sins of mighty are old hat  in literature
    It didn't start with Twitter — and it won't end with Weiner. For centuries, the theme of sexual sins committed by the powerful has been scintillating source material for the arts. In poems and plays, in novels and films and TV series, artists...
  • Regis Philbin Hosts Last Episode of "Live" After 28 Years

    Regis Philbin Hosts Last Episode of "Live" After 28 Years
    NEW YORK (KTLA) -- It's the end of an era. Regis Philbin hosted his last "Live with Regis and Kelly" show on Friday. Philbin, 80, has co-hosted the show for 28 years, and has worked in live television for nearly five decades. Philbin's final...
  • The Directors: Brett Ratner, 'Tower Heist'

    The Directors: Brett Ratner, 'Tower Heist'
    It didn't take long for Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda) to fleece investors out of countless millions. Transforming Shaw's Ponzi scheme into "Tower Heist" proved a bit more time-consuming. Envisioned six years ago by Eddie Murphy as an all-black take on "Ocean's...