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  • Lisa Kudrow calls nose job at 16 'life-altering,' talks 'Friends'

    Lisa Kudrow calls nose job at 16 'life-altering,' talks 'Friends'
    While other kids were out getting their driver licenses when they were 16, Lisa Kudrow did something else "life-altering": She got a nose job. The "Web Therapy" star recently turned 50 and opened up about childhood and young adult events that affected...
  • Faces to Watch 2014: TV | Jonathan Groff, Annet Mahendru and more

    Faces to Watch 2014: TV | Jonathan Groff, Annet Mahendru and more
    The Times asked its reporters and critics to highlight figures in entertainment and the arts who will be making news in 2014. Here’s who they picked: Jonathan Groff | Actor He closed out last year as the voice of the rugged mountain man romantic...
  • Our guide to the 2014 Sketch Comedy Festival

    Our guide to the 2014 Sketch Comedy Festival
    When the 13th annual Sketch Comedy Festival kicks off at Stage 773 next week, it will mark the return of Danny Pudi, who performed in the first few installments of the fest before landing the role of Abed on NBC's "Community." This is the first time...
  • Cheryl Hines's Dreams of Stardom Couldn't be Curbed

    Growing up, Cheryl Hines always felt like she belonged somewhere else. "I have a journal I wrote in, in high school," she says. "Our teacher told us to write down what we wanted to be in ten years and I wrote that my goal was to make a living as an...
  • L.A. theater openings, Feb. 2-9: Miwa Matreyek at REDCAT

    L.A. theater openings, Feb. 2-9: Miwa Matreyek at REDCAT
    Miwa Matreyek makes more animated magic with "This World Made Itself" at REDCAT, Mike Daisey explores "American Utopias" at Royce Hall, and Christopher Durang channels Chekov in "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" at the Taper. China: The Whole...
  • 'SNL' looks for black women, but what about other minorities?

    'SNL' looks for black women, but what about other minorities?
    Under fire for its historic lack for black female cast members, "Saturday Night Live" is holding auditions to add an African American woman to the cast. But will it be enough? The veteran series sponsored a showcase exclusively for black women last...
  • Returning to her vocal roots

    Returning to her vocal roots
    Hard traveling is an admired trait of folk singers, and Tracy Newman took a long journey to her gig this week in Irvine — even if it didn't quite adhere to Woody Guthrie's mythical highways. Newman, who recently turned 70, released her first CD...
  • 'Web Therapy's' Lisa Kudrow doesn't shrink from her TV chores

     'Web Therapy's' Lisa Kudrow doesn't shrink from her TV chores
    Actor-producer Lisa Kudrow had two season premieres on different networks this past week — Showtime's "Web Therapy," which goes into its fifth season with Kudrow playing Skyping shrink "without patience" Fiona Wallice, and "Who Do You Think You Are?...
  • 'Way, Way Back' creators owe it all to the Groundlings

    'Way, Way Back' creators owe it all to the Groundlings
    Just two days into filming "The Way, Way Back," the delicate balance that first-time directors Nat Faxon and Jim Rash had carefully planned was already crumbling. Rain had forced them to change the schedule, pushing up the shooting of an indoor scene...
  • 'The To Do List' director: Making a dirty 'Sixteen Candles'

    'The To Do List' director: Making a dirty 'Sixteen Candles'
    Maggie Carey envisioned her feature directorial debut as a dirty “Sixteen Candles." Think Molly Ringwald's Samantha Baker looking to lose her virginity rather than get the guy. What she ended up with is “The To Do List,” a low-budget...
  • Jennifer Coolidge is right at home in 'Austenland'

     Jennifer Coolidge is right at home in 'Austenland'
    It's been two decades since Groundlings alum Jennifer Coolidge got her first big break in "The Masseuse" episode of the NBC series "Seinfeld," as Jerry's new masseuse girlfriend who refuses to give him a massage. In the subsequent 20 years, the...