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Someone try to wake Justin Bieber: Stargazing | Toronto Star

We kid the Bieb, but his face as he serves as young Patrick Schwarzenegger’s drowsy chaperone at the guy’s movie premiere reminds us that he’s …

Justin Bieber

Come-Ons, Takedowns and Insults: What It’s Like to Write Comedy as a Woman

<b>JUST THE FUNNY PARTS<br>. . .</b> <b>And a Few Hard Truths About Sneaking Into the Hollywood Boys’ Club</b><br>By Nell Scovell<br>Illustrated. 311 pp. Dey St./Morrow. $27.99.<p>On the first day that Nell Scovell arrived at her office as a writer on “Late Night With David Letterman,” a new colleague stopped to greet her. They …

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Comic Garry Shandling dies in LA aged 66

Garry Shandling, who as an actor and comedian masterminded a brand of self-inflicted phony docudrama with The Larry Sanders Show, has died.<p>Shandling, …


‘Tomb Raider’ and ‘Love, Simon’ Premieres and More Hollywood Red Carpets and Parties

Alicia Vikander<p>Star of the new “Tomb Raider” reboot Alicia Vikander braved the Los Angeles rain for the red carpet premiere of the film.<p>Matt …


Comedy writer Nell Scovell walked away from Letterman — and thrived

When Nell Scovell started writing for the David Letterman show in the early 1990s, she was the only woman in the writers’ room.<p>It was her dream job, but she left after a few months.<p>Her experiences on “Late Night” — some of which she described in Vanity Fair in 2009 — were soul-crushing. Half of …


Comics remember Garry Shandling at documentary screening

Comics remembered Garry Shandling at a screening of Judd Apatow’s new doc about the late star.<p>At the premiere of HBO’s two-part “The Zen Diaries of …


Robert De Niro Attacks Trump, Says He Will Not Be ‘Silent in the Face of Such Villainy’

On the same night Donald Trump made his first official visit to Los Angeles since taking office, <b>Robert De Niro</b> ripped into the president from across …

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Janeane Garofalo Is Still the Voice of My Generation

The progressive activist and comic has been in over 50 films, but her latest, <i>The</i> <i>Happys,</i> reminds us that she's always been able to play against type.


Burt Reynolds on Sally Field: 'She was seven when I fell in love with her'

Burt Reynolds‘ interview on the Today show covered his legendary life — and ended a little bizarrely with the actor telling Hoda Kotb that he was, “so proud of you for not having your lips larger" Time

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Investing With a Conscience and Amazing Facts

Here are your morning reads.<p>My heading-to-Boston morning<p>train plane reads:<p>Hedge Funds Finally Got Some Volatility. It Didn't Help. (Bloomberg Gadfly)<br>• Is Time Running Out for the Swiss Watch Industry? (Wall Street Journal)<br>• At this rate, it’s going to take nearly 400 years to transform the energy …


Screenwriter Ed Solomon’s Excellent Adventure

By the time Ed Solomon was 21, while he was still a student at UCLA, he was a staff writer on the ABC sitcom “Laverne & Shirley” — and at the time, …

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Why 'Love' Dedicated an Entire Episode to Claudia O'Doherty's Bertie

Paul Rust tells TheWrap why Gillian Jacobs’ on-screen BFF is no “sounding board”<p><i>(Minor spoilers ahead for the third season of “Love”).</i><p>The third and …

Entertainment | Celebrity News, Exclusives, Photos, and Videos

Star Tracks Penélope Cruz & Husband Javier Bardem Are One Cute Couple, Plus Serena Williams, Tracee Ellis Ross & More<p>Updated 03.13.2018<p>Latest News<p>10 …

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Comedian Bill Engvall at Kodak Center Theater on St. Patrick's Day

CLOSE<p>Here's a breakdown of the stories right now at<p>Fans of <i>Dancing With the Stars</i> and <i>Blue Collar TV</i> can see one of your …


TV Writer Nell Scovell on the Professional Rejection That Launched Her Career

At 26, I was single, living in Manhattan, and working as a journalist at <i>Vanity Fair</i>. I was Carrie Bradshaw … in sensible shoes. Then a chance …

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Watch Jim Carrey Explain His Love for Comedian Garry Shandling in New HBO Documentary

When comedian Garry Shandling died suddenly of pulmonary thrombosis in 2016 at age 66, it was Hollywood’s most celebrated comedians who mourned him …


Spring TV Preview: Westworld, Barry, and More Shows We Can’t Wait to Watch

Clear your DVRs. Refill your refrigerators. Call in sick from work for a few days. No, <i>weeks</i>.Because the springtime ain’t clowning around when it …


Peter Lassally: A late-night life

<i>Thanks to his 30+ years hosting "The Tonight Show," Johnny Carson became a household name. Less well known is his executive producer, Peter Lassally.</i> …


Judd Apatow: The King of Comedy Mentors - WSJ

By<p>John Jurgensen<p>John Jurgensen<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@johnjurg<p>jjurgensen<p><p><b>Judd Apatow</b> has been seeking out comedy gurus since he was a child. Long before he wrote and directed career-defining movies such as “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” and “Knocked Up,” he was a teenager …


Linda Ronstadt: From Tucson to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, her lifetime love affair with music

Linda Ronstadt reflects on the "Simple Dreams," as she titled her memoir, that took her from Tucson to the pop charts and headlining "stupid" arenas.

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She Speaks Truth to the Funny Men in Power

LOS ANGELES — Early in her career, the comedy writer Nell Scovell sold her first script, an episode of the meta-sitcom “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show,” and then met its star for feedback.<p>“You write like a guy,” Mr. Shandling told her. She was thrilled.<p>“At the time, that was the nicest thing you could …


Oscars 2018: Who’ll win, who won’t and 10 other questions

Who is in the running to win the Oscars in every category?

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What’s New On HBO Now March 2018: ‘Girls Trip,’ ‘Atomic Blonde,’ ‘Silence of the Lambs,’ And More

Buh-bye February, hello March! This month has a lot more going on for it than the usual bracket-filled betting on college sports; that’s because a …

Atomic Blonde

Watch Judd Apatow Discuss Gritty Details of Comedy Process

Filmmaker is latest addition to MasterClass online courses<p>Judd Apatow defines comedy as "speaking your truth and revealing your darkest, deepest …


Everything coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Now in March

Jessica Jones, Silicon Valley, Atomic Blonde... and Hackers<p>The Academy Awards may be happening this weekend, but after the best of 2017 is all sorted out, there will be time to watch other movies and TV shows — and streaming services are there with plenty of programming options this March. Netflix …


What's streaming on Netflix, Amazon and Hulu in March

<b>(CNN) —</b> March madness you say?<p>It's madness if you don't make time during the month for some streaming content.<p>Click through the gallery above to see some of what's streaming in March on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO Now and Acorn TV.

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No flipping! See the exclusive poster for HBO doc The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling

Two years after the death of Garry Shandling, the comedy giant’s friend and collaborator Judd Apatow has directed <i>The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling</i>, …


Your Creative Calendar: 99 Things To See, Hear, And Read This March

Get ready to return to “Atlanta,” get your ass kicked by Jessica Jones, rekindle your love affair with The Breeders, and . . . get ready again, with “Ready Player One.”<p>On Wednesday, Netflix announced that the streaming platform will be premiering roughly 700 original series worldwide this year. …


March 2018 Premiere Dates: New and Returning Shows

March is full of midseason show premieres and returns, including the return of THE GOOD FIGHT for its second season, as well as the premiere of new …


This is 50: Judd Apatow on comedy, politics and mentorship

The writer, director and comedian discusses his relationship with late mentor Garry Shandling, his reluctance to be political and his hopes for #MeToo<p>…

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