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March 30, 1990 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
House Comes Down on Crystal: Billy Crystal is getting more heat for his Oscar night quip about Italians purchasing MGM, this time from the U.S. House of Representatives.
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September 17, 2013 | By Hector Tobar
Is Billy Crystal's new memoir funny? Well, he gets sucker-punched by a white-haired Joe DiMaggio. He gets cussed out by Charles Bronson for sending him the screenplay to "City Slickers. " "I'm dead on page sixty four!" Bronson yells. (Jack Palance took the part instead and won an Academy Award). Then, at Howard Cosell's funeral, Muhammad Ali asks with a whisper if the recently deceased sportscaster is "wearing his hairpiece" inside his closed casket. "I don't think so," Crystal says.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 1990
PROGRAMS COMEDY SERIES "Murphy Brown" DRAMA SERIES "L.A. Law" MINISERIES "Drug Wars: The Camarena Story" VARIETY, MUSIC, COMEDY SERIES "In Living Color" VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SPECIAL "Sammy Davis Jr.'s 60th Anniversary Celebration" DRAMA/COMEDY SPECIAL (Tie) "Caroline?"
SPORTS
October 19, 1987 | SCOTT OSTLER
Just wondering . . . Shouldn't we be calling this the World Consolation Series? The Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants were clearly the best teams in their respective leagues, according to experts--several Tiger and Giant players. Shouldn't we at least hold an Alternative World Series between the Tigers and Giants? Call it the Sour Grapes Series? Or should we just send the Tigers and Giants to charm school, where they could learn to take defeat like big boys?
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April 26, 1989 | Chris Pasles
You can't say that film star and tap artist Gregory Hines didn't ask for it when he dropped in on dance students for an informal question-and-answer session Monday at UC Irvine. "I want you to ask me anything, no matter what it is," Hines told about 150 students sitting on the floor of Dance Studio 128. Three hours later, Hines, who appeared without fee, was still answering questions, ranging from his age (43), to his film work with Mikhail Baryshnikov in "White Nights," from his wife and children to career advice.
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August 2, 1990 | RICK DU BROW, TIMES TELEVISION WRITER
In a clear mandate encouraging network originality, TV industry voters today rewarded ABC's quirky, mysterious new soap opera "Twin Peaks" with more nominations than any other show for the 42nd annual Emmy Awards. "Twin Peaks," set in a logging town in the Northwest and revolving thus far around the murder of a high school homecoming queen, earned 14 nominations, edging out NBC's "L.A. Law" which had 13. NBC's "Cheers" and CBS's "Murphy Brown" each collect 12 nominations.
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May 19, 1995 | PETER RAINER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Billy Crystal plays a National Basketball Assn. referee in "Forget Paris," which means he makes a lot of jokes about a short guy yelling at tall guys. He milks his gift for yammering, he milks us for tears and he milks us for yocks too. Crystal's got quite a dairy farm going here. As the films's star/co-writer/director/producer, he keeps pumping away. Some of his antics are screamingly funny, but a lot of them run dry.
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July 16, 1989 | GREGG KILDAY
Sitting in the back of the UA Marketplace Theater in Pasadena on May 31, at the first test screening of their new comedy, "When Harry Met Sally . . . ," Billy Crystal and Rob Reiner were understandably nervous, their congenital Angst cranked up several notches. Longstanding pals, so attuned were they to each other's psyches they hardly needed to voice their mutual anxiety.
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