December 13, 2012
Join actor-comedian Harry Shearer ("The Simpsons," "Le Show") and his wife, singer-songwriter and humorist Judith Owen, for an irreverent night of holiday laughs and catchy music that will have you singing along. Special guests include Richard Thompson, Julia Fordham, "Weird Al" Yankovic, C.J. Vanston, Jane Lynch and more. Largo, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. Fri. 8 p.m. $50. (310) 855-0350; http://www.largo-la.com. For the Record : An earlier version of this item indicated that Katey Sagal, Michael McKean and Annette O'Toole would be part of this show.
September 23, 2012 |
When the dust settled after last spring's red carpet season, two of Los Angeles' most familiar hometown designers were christened, somewhat surprisingly, award show "phenoms. " In actuality, David Meister and Tadashi Shoji have been prominent fixtures on the celebrity-dressing landscape for years, and the fashion universe will undoubtedly be anticipating their handiwork at the Emmys. Meister's name seemed to crop up on every red carpet, starting with last year's Emmys, where he dressed host Jane Lynch in a series of custom-designed looks.
August 27, 2012 |
You can't blame Harry Shearer for feeling a twinge of regret just before the release of his latest satirical album of topical songs, "Can't Take a Hint. " "Pussy Riot and 'legitimate rape' in the news in the same week?" Shearer said, his eyes widening in disbelief as he leaned back into a love seat on the enclosed porch of his longtime home near the beach in Santa Monica. "I feel a little cheated. " But like anyone who's ever worked on an album - or any creative endeavor, for that matter - he also appreciates the pragmatic wisdom of Leonardo da Vinci's famous observation that "Art is never finished, only abandoned.
July 16, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 15 - 21 in PDF format This week's TV Movies CBS This Morning Ken Budd, AARP magazine; Jane Lynch. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Elton John; Gary Oldman; Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jenni “JWoww” Farley. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America John Stamos, Kristin Davis and Cybill Shepherd; Chris Colfer; Backstreet Boys; Victor Cruz.
June 6, 2012 |
From on stage at "Backstage at the Geffen," the annual gala for the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood, host Jane Lynch of "Glee" said she had participated in the theater's previous fundraisers, alongside such stars as Annette Bening, Alfre Woodard, Julie Andrews and others. "But now I'm the clearly most famous person in the room," Lynch said, sliding into the personality of her "Glee" alter-ego, Sue Sylvester. In truth, the Geffen had quite a lineup of A-list stars for Monday's event, which broke the theater's fundraising record by raking in $1 million from silent auction sales, sponsorships and tickets, which sold for $350 and up. On hand to make presentations, provide musical entertainment and regale the audience with behind-the-scene tales of theatrical life were actors Bening, Helen Mirren, Andy Garcia, Warren Beatty, Dick Van Dyke, Matthew Morrison, Dana Delany, Joe Mantegna and Beth Behrs, jazz great Arturo Sandoval, singer Monica Mancini, and Bruce Vilanch, the 17-time writer for the Academy Awards telecasts.
September 29, 2011
EVENTS The Emmy Award-winning actress Jane Lynch, known to legions of "Glee" fans as cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester, will sit down with her one-time "Party Down" costar Adam Scott to discuss her new memoir, "Happy Accidents. " The book explores Lynch's past struggles with alcoholism and sexuality, as well as her unpredictable journey as a performer. Club Nokia, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., L.A. 7 p.m. Sun. $29-$125. (213) 765-7000. http://www.livetalksla.org
September 18, 2011 |
Happy Accidents A Memoir Jane Lynch Hyperion/Voice: 304 pp., $25.99 -- Way back in the mists of time, when Lea Michele was a name known only to theater geeks and "Don't Stop Believin' " still belonged to "The Sopranos," the thing that excited most critics, and many fans, about this new show "Glee" was not so much jazz hands as Jane. Jane Lynch, the hilarious performer whose appearances on shows as diverse as "Two and a Half Men" and "The L Word," in the films of Christopher Guest and Judd Apatow, were always stellar if all too brief.
September 16, 2011 |
Award-show fatigue is a common ailment these days, but in the case of Sunday's Emmys on Fox, there are enough unknowns to make a tune-in worthwhile. Despite the perennial blizzard of pre-Emmy media coverage, this year's Jane Lynch-hosted, Mark Burnett-produced ceremony still promises plenty of moments of intrigue, interest and surprise. Here are eight items to consider on awards night: Guaranteed snub: You want high-wire suspense as an envelope is torn open? Check out the lead dramatic actor category.
August 4, 2011
What's funny about Jane Lunch, says Carol Burnett in the foreword to Lynch's autobiography, "Happy Accidents," "is her 'take' on any character she's playing. Here, Lynch offers some insights into some of the funnier lines she's gotten to deliver. As Sue Sylvester on "Glee": "You know, for me, trophys are like herpes. You can try to get rid of 'em, but they just keep coming. " "That's certainly not my opinion," Lynch says. "But Sue prides herself on winning awards, and she wants everyone to think it's easy for her. " As Sylvester, speaking to Will Shuester (Matt Morrison)