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  • Jimmy's coming, but where are the activists?

     Jimmy's coming, but where are the activists?
    If Jimmy Fallon really wants to grab Mayor Rahm Emanuel's attention when he brings "The Tonight Show" to Chicago for another mutual ear-licking session, Jimmy might ask this: When will Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson Sr. show up in Chicago to show...
  • Robin Williams: comedy and tragedy [Commentary]

    Robin Williams: comedy and tragedy [Commentary]
    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...
  • Review: 'Poking a Dead Frog' by Mike Sacks

    Review: 'Poking a Dead Frog' by Mike Sacks
    A more ponderous proposition there is not than a scholarly analysis of what comedy is and why we laugh at something. Take Arthur Schopenhauer — please. Humor, Schopenhauer writes, can be "traced to a syllogism in the first figure with an...
  • Joan Rivers: Making fun of fashion

    Joan Rivers: Making fun of fashion
    Joan Rivers, star of E!'s "Fashion Police," made a living making fun of just about everyone for just about any reason. Rivers died Thursday after complications from throat surgery last week. "My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people...
  • Q&A: Red Lotus Studios Head Rickey Minor

    After a storied career as a producer, bandleader, bassist and composer, Rickey Minor was introduced to mainstream America as bandleader for "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" and longtime musical director of "American Idol." Now he's taken over an old...
  • Emmys 2014 winners list

    Emmys 2014 winners list
    The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were handed out Monday during an NBC broadcast. Here is a list of the winners and nominees. Winners are marked with an asterisk (*). Outstanding Drama Series * "Breaking Bad" (AMC) "Downton Abbey" (PBS) "Game of...
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: "Royal Pains" on USA

    Tuesday's TV Highlights: "Royal Pains" on USA
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Aug. 17 - 23, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES   Restaurant Startup Two hopefuls from...
  • Emmy Oddsmaker Picks 'Breaking Bad,' 'Orange Is the New Black' to Win Top Awards

    For those who need a little more incentive to get invested in the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, nationally syndicated oddsmaker Benjamin Eckstein has a solution - gamble on it. While betting money on the Emmys in the state of Nevada might technically be...
  • Emmys 2014: The show gets an update with host Seth Meyers

    When Seth Meyers hits the stage at the Nokia Theatre on Monday as host of the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, it will be almost six months to the day after taking over NBC's "Late Night." The new job requires Meyers, who spent more than a dozen years in the...
  • Robin Williams: The comic's TV legacy from 'Mork' to present day

    Robin Williams: The comic's TV legacy from 'Mork' to present day
    Robin Williams, who was found dead on Monday in a suspected suicide, was discovered by much of America on TV through his attention-grabbing guest appearances as the alien Mork on the hit sitcom "Happy Days." He returned to TV again for his last major role...
  • Robin Williams seized the day in every role

    Shock came first on hearing the news Monday that the master comic mind we knew as Robin Williams was dead at 63, apparently overwhelmed by the kind of despair that he lightened for so many of the rest of us. Next, as though he was orchestrating my...