June 25, 2012 |
If it hadn't been for famed Kansas City Chiefs football coach Hank Stram, John Amos may never had a four-decade long career in Hollywood, including memorable acting roles in "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "Good Times" and "Roots. " A running back at Colorado State, Amos had tried out unsuccessfully for the Denver Broncos and was cut twice from the Chiefs. Stram, recalled the 72-year-old Amos, told him, "Young man, you are not a football player. You are a young man who happens to be playing football.
June 14, 2011
Debbie Reynolds: The Auction Where: The Paley Center for Media, 465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills When: Viewing is noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Auction begins noon Friday Info: For more information, go to http://www.profilesinhistory.com
March 19, 2012
'Television: Out of the Box' Where: The Paley Center for Media, 465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills When: Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays Cost: $10 for adults. Information: (310) 786-1000 or http://www.paley.org
January 17, 2011
An Evening With Joel Grey When: Tuesday at 7 p.m. Where: The Paley Center for Media, 465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills Price: General admission $20; $15 for members. Discussion and a post-event reception with Grey, $75. Info: http://www.paleycenter.org or (866) 811-4111
December 13, 2010
'Bing Crosby: A Holiday Celebration' When: Wednesday at 7 p.m. Where: The Paley Center for Media, 465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills Admission: $15 for members; $20 for general public Information: http://www.paleycenter.org
October 13, 2013 |
Could "X-Files" fans be treated to a movie trilogy? If stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson have their way, the answer is "yes. " Appearing together Saturday at the Paley Center for Media in New York City to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the series' premiere, the actors said that they would both be amenable to making a third "X-Files" film. “All the principals are on board,” including “X-Files” creator Chris Carter, Duchovny said. “Gillian and I want to do it, so it's really up to 20th Century Fox at this point.” PHOTOS: Hollywood backlot moments Whether the studio would be into the idea is up for debate after the poor box-office showing of the second film, "The X-Files: I Want to Believe," which premiered in 2008 and took in a disappointing $4 million on its opening day. Critical reception for the film was also weak, with many reviewers complaining that the franchise had lost its own plot.
November 3, 2010
Stefanie Powers on Television When: 12:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday Tickets: Free but RSVPs are required One From the Hart: A Hart to Hart Reunion When: 7 p.m. Nov. 10 Tickets: $15 for the general public, $10 for members Where: The Paley Center for Media, 465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills Information: (310) 786-1091 or http://www.paleycenter.org
August 30, 2013 |
Millions of Time Warner Cable subscribers deprived of CBS and Showtime have every reason to be enraged. But they should put that anger to good use. The standoff tells us something important about the television industry. Despite urging from the Federal Communications Commission, countless angry customers and an array of elected officials, a cable operator already reviled for its skyrocketing rates can't cut a deal with an entertainment behemoth that just trumpeted its best financial quarter ever.
June 6, 2007 |
After 31 years, the Museum of Television & Radio, which operates facilities in Beverly Hills and New York, said Tuesday that it was changing its name to the Paley Center for Media. The change is intended "to better reflect MTR's evolution to a center that convenes media leaders and enthusiasts for programs that explore and illuminate the immense and growing impact of all media on our lives, culture and society," the organization said in a news release. The new name also honors William S.
May 15, 2009
For the last three decades, comedians and rock stars have been gathering to raise money for Amnesty International in British concerts generally known as "The Secret Policeman's Ball." Those benefits, often credited with helping to demonstrate the power that entertainers have in raising awareness of social causes, will be the subject of a five-week film festival in L.A. and New York this summer.