June 29, 1995 |
Norm MacDonald didn't take the shortest route from his native Quebec City to New York City, where he bolstered his name as host of the "Weekend Update" portion of "Saturday Night Live." He spent about five years working Canada's comedy clubs before moving to Los Angeles, where he landed a job writing for ABC's "Roseanne." After the perfunctory cable performances and late-night spots with Jay and Dave, he earned his shot with "Saturday Night Live" two seasons ago.
August 27, 2005 |
Comedian Chris Farley posthumously received the 2,289th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, four days before the release of the "Tommy Boy Holy Schnike Edition" DVD. Farley's "Saturday Night Live" cast mates Chris Rock and David Spade joined members of Farley's family at the ceremony in front of the Improv Olympic West, where Farley performed. "I think it's sweet that everyone still has a real nice place in their hearts for him, they still remember him," Spade said.
December 1, 2000 |
Somebody's going to think that I've got it in for Channel 4 news. I do not. Somebody might suspect that I'm carrying a grudge of some kind against KNBC-TV. I am not. On the contrary, as I have written here before, Channel 4 is usually my local TV news channel of choice. I have nothing against Channels 2, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 or any other. I'm just in the habit of getting my late-night TV news from Channel 4. If Fritz Coleman tells me it's going to snow 20 inches in Anaheim tomorrow, I believe him.
July 25, 2013 |
It's back, and there's still some Shaq. The retired pro basketball great's former home on the Westside has come on the market at $9.495 million. Owned since 2004 by one of Japan's bestselling singer-songwriters, Kyosuke Himuro, the contemporary estate still pays homage to the onetime Laker. Gone are the red flowers in a bed of white forming Ss on either side of the steps to the front door. Redone is the home theater, which now has its walls lined with guitars. Retained is the tennis/basketball court, where “NBA MPV” is painted at one end and a Superman S at the other.
August 5, 2013 |
Actor Paul Wesley, who stars on “The Vampire Diaries,” and actress Torrey DeVitto have listed their home in Hollywood Hills for sale at $1.595 million, The Times has confirmed. The 1920s Mediterranean-style house features a rotunda entry, beamed ceilings, vintage tile, a circular dining room, an oak staircase, three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and 3,262 square feet of living space. There is a courtyard and a detached office/gym. PHOTOS: Grandest pool around? Malibu has it Wesley has starred on “Diaries” since the show started in 2009.
April 5, 2006 |
Critics are being shut out of more films as studios forgo advance screenings on flicks they expect reviewers to trash, figuring the movies stand a better chance of box-office success with no reviews rather than bad ones. So far this year, 11 movies have not screened for critics before opening day, including the Rob Schneider-David Spade sports comedy "The Benchwarmers" and Mo'Nique's fashion comedy "Phat Girlz," both opening Friday.
April 11, 2002 |
"Just Shoot Me" may not aim for any kind of high-minded TV breakthrough, but in its sixth season it still hits the humorous mark with its gently cynical take on relationships, vanity and office politics. The Blush magazine staff gets a dose of corporate therapy in tonight's episode (9:30 p.m. NBC), written by Brian Reich and directed by Pam Fryman.