February 18, 1998
Well-known comedians including Jay Leno, Dennis Miller, Dana Carvey, Bill Maher and David Spade are among those scheduled to headline performances at the Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, from March 23 through April 2, in a benefit for Hollygrove Children's Home, which cares for more than 200 abused and neglected children each year. Other headliners scheduled for the period include Rodney Dangerfield, Jon Lovitz, Howie Mandel, Norm MacDonald, Kevin Nealon, Rita Rudner and David Alan Grier.
September 22, 2008 |
Jeremy Piven raised eyebrows when he picked up the telecast's first trophy, for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy, and promptly dissed the chaotic Emmy telecast's opening by the show's five hosts -- Ryan Seacrest, Jeff Probst, Tom Bergeron, Howie Mandel and Heidi Klum. Backstage, he continued the rant. "I thought we were being punked as an audience," Piven said, as he swigged a flute of champagne. "I was confused. It was awkward. Like that moment in the movie 'The Producers,' there was 'Springtime for Hitler.
September 22, 2008 |
Tom Bergeron The approach: Always game and appropriately wry. Best moment: The physical comedy -- skipping around the stage and futzing around with Heidi Klum. Worst moment: None. The man has hosted "America's Funniest Home Videos" for years and puts up with Samantha Harris weekly. He rises above it all. -- Heidi Klum The approach: Calm, cool, collected -- and fierce, baby. Best moment: Getting dropped on the floor by Bergeron and looking good doing it. Worst moment: Having to be stripped down by William Shatner -- and feign surprise -- as a cap to the reality hosts' prolonged and awkward opening.
September 22, 2006 |
Starz Entertainment, which operates 16 premium movie channels, announced Thursday that it also will offer original series programming next year, including a stand-up comedy showcase that will be hosted by Doug Williams and executive produced by Martin Lawrence.
February 24, 1987 |
"Paramount Comedy Theater, Volume I: Well Developed." Paramount. $29.95. The first entry in a proposed series featuring "up-and-coming" comedians is a good idea poorly executed. As someone who frequents Los Angeles-area comedy clubs, I can't believe Paramount's scouts have been working overtime. While the four comics on this Howie Mandel-hosted tape--Bruce Mahler, Judy Carter, Philip Wellford and Bob Saget--have their moments, none are consistently funny.
November 25, 2013 |
Karina Smirnoff of “Dancing With the Stars” has bought a home in Hollywood Hills for $1.25 million. The Mediterranean-style house, built in 2004, has views of the Hollywood sign from its 1,914 square feet of living space. There's an eight-person spa for soaking in after a hard episode of "Dancing" and a bar to belly up to in the game room. Other amenities at the three-bedroom, three-bathroom home include a rock waterfall, redwood decking and a multi-camera security system.