April 16, 2013 |
“The Nance,” a new play that deals in sexual identity on and offstage, opened Monday at the Lyceum Theater. Two-time Tony winner Nathan Lane stars as Chauncey Miles, a performer during the dying days of burlesque who plays up effeminate gay stereotypes for a laugh. In the 1930s, straight men usually (and safely) played these stock characters -- known as nances -- except in Chauncey's case. The play, written by Douglas Carter Beane (“Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella” “The Little Dog Laughed”)
March 1, 2013 |
They don't make westerns like they used to; in fact they pretty much don't make them at all anymore. Which makes a pair of new DVD releases especially welcome to fans of the genre. Riding up from the distant past is "George O'Brien," a collection of three films on one disc from the good folks at the Warner Archive Collection. O'Brien is known to serious folks as the star of F.W. Murnau's silent classic "Sunrise," but he (and his horse Mike) also turned out 1930s films like "The Marshal of Mesa City," "Legion of the Lawless" and "Triple Justice," all on view here.
February 28, 2013 |
Attention, children of the '80s: Conan O'Brien and Johnny Galecki -- a.k.a. Rusty from "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" or David from "Roseanne" -- have teamed up to re-create one of the decade's finest cinematic achievements, "The Goonies. " As Galecki -- known to children of the '00s as Leonard from "The Big Bang Theory" -- told O'Brien on Wednesday night, "Conan" is filmed on the same Warner Bros. lot as Richard Donner's beloved adventure comedy film. He then asked O'Brien for a "personal favor": Would he join him in a reenactment of one of the movie's most memorable scenes?
February 20, 2013 |
Mr. O'Brien is going to Washington. Conan O'Brien has been selected to headline the White House Correspondents' Assn.'s annual dinner. It will be the second time that O'Brien, who hosts the TBS late-night show "Conan," has performed at the event, which will be held April 27. O'Brien appeared at the 1995 dinner when he was starting his 16-year-run on NBC's "Late Night with Conan O'Brien. " "Conan is one of television's most innovative and influential talents, and I am absolutely thrilled that he has agreed to be this year's featured act," said association President Ed Henry in a statement.
November 26, 2012 |
BERKELEY, Calif. - Cheryl Cohen Greene likes to spend weekends close to home with her husband, Bob, a former postal worker. Often, they go hiking in the Berkeley Hills that surround their neighborhood, or watch movies in the living room of their modest duplex. At 68, Greene is trim for her age and says she'd lose 10 pounds if she didn't love food so much. She's a devoted grandmother who frequently visits with her two children and grandchildren. No one would guess that more than 900 people have paid to have sex with her. Greene has worked as a surrogate partner therapist for 40 years.
January 6, 2012 |
New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien has agreed to become Penn State's coach, according to multiple reports Thursday. ESPN, CBS Sports and the Boston Herald, citing people who spoke on the condition of anonymity, reported that O'Brien, in his fifth season with the Patriots, will become the 15th head football coach in Nittany Lions history. The ESPN report said an announcement could come Saturday. Asked about the reports, a Penn State spokesperson said, "We will comment when we name the new coach.
June 24, 2011 |
The title — "Conan O'Brien Can't Stop" — is as much a diagnosis as an ironic understatement in this hyperbolic fugue-documentary that follows the fast and furious comic blur as he burns through some very dark times. Rodman Flender may be the director, but O'Brien is setting the agenda and the breakneck pace. The film unfolds during the legally imposed TV blackout designed to keep O'Brien mostly gagged for about six months in 2010 after his brief gig as host of "The Tonight Show" publicly imploded.
January 20, 2010 |
Negotiations over Conan O'Brien's departure from NBC stalled Tuesday over the "Tonight Show" host's demands that NBC compensate staff members who will lose their jobs when the show goes off the air. The issue was one of several slowing the negotiations, which were expected to have been finalized earlier in the week. "The Tonight Show" employs about 190 people, including 60 to 70 who followed O'Brien to Los Angeles from New York last year when he switched jobs. NBC paid to relocate 40 to 50 of those staffers, said a person close to show.
January 30, 2011 |
Jim O'Brien's future as the Indiana Pacers' coach was in question heading into a four-game trip, and team President Larry Bird didn't get the answers he wanted. Bird fired O'Brien on Sunday after the team squandered a promising start to the season by losing seven of its last eight games. Bird had discussed the team's options with owner Herb Simon , saying he wanted to see how the team performed on a Western swing against the Clippers, Golden State, Portland and Denver.
August 5, 2011 |
Veteran Hollywood talent manager Patrick W. O'Brien has been convicted of violating state law by operating a bait-and-switch scam on aspiring actors and their parents, according to the Los Angeles city attorney's office. O'Brien, 51, operator of Los Angeles-based companies Pat O'Brien Talent Management and Talent Marketing and Promotions Inc., entered a no-contest plea to one count of operating an advance-fee talent representation service and one count of failing to file a $50,000 bond with the state labor commission, the city attorney's office said in a statement Thursday.