March 19, 2011 |
Once upon a time, in a fair and distant land known as Los Angeles, comedian Paul Reubens debuted a stage show called "The Pee-wee Herman Show. " It aired as an HBO special in 1981 and led to "Pee-wee's Big Adventure," which was director Tim Burton's breakout film, and soon Reubens was starring in "Pee-wee's Playhouse," a successful children's show that ran on CBS for five years. Then, in 1991, Reubens was arrested for indecent exposure in an adult theater and the show was shut down permanently.
March 13, 2011
SUNDAY There's a lot at stake when Ingrid Bergman portrays "Joan of Arc" in the 1948 historical drama, firing up a mini-marathon of films about the legendary 15th century French heroine that includes Renée Maria Falconetti in director Carl Theodor Dreyer's gripping 1928 silent "The Passion of Joan of Arc. " (TCM, 5 and 9:30 p.m.) Dave? Dave's not here, man. But Homer is, along with Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong, a.k.a. Cheech & Chong. The reunited 1970s-era stoner/slacker comedy duo gets animated when they guest star on "The Simpsons.
December 22, 2010
CBS, the No. 1 network this fall, is revamping its schedule for midseason. "Blue Bloods," the police drama starring Tom Selleck, will get a four-week tryout at 10 p.m. Wednesdays starting Jan. 19, the network said Tuesday. While the show will move back into its Friday-night slot after that, the network has high hopes for "Blue Bloods," which is currently the second most-watched new drama this season after CBS' "Hawaii Five-0. " Starting Feb. 16, "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior" will premiere in the 10 p.m. Wednesday slot.
January 10, 2010 |
For anyone old enough to have come into pop cultural consciousness in the mid-'80s, Pee-wee Herman casts a long shadow -- albeit, an almost transcendently nerdy shadow, one most often recalled dancing atop a bar to the Champs' jaunty instrumental "Tequila" in his 1985 breakthrough movie "Pee-wee's Big Adventure." The impish man-child with an outsized laugh and an undersized grey suit became an improbable icon, graduating from guest appearances on "Late Night With David Letterman" and cameos in Cheech & Chong movies to his Saturday morning children's show, "Pee-wee's Playhouse."
October 8, 2009 |
They were planning to fly to L.A. from all over the country to see one of their beloved pop-culture heroes. But now many of them are left with dashed hopes and airline cancellation fees -- and they are not happy, to say the least. On Tuesday, actor Paul Reubens announced that he was pushing back the opening of "The Pee-wee Herman Show" to January from November. He also said that the stage show would be moving to Club Nokia in downtown L.A. from the original venue at the Music Box @ Fonda in Hollywood.
October 7, 2009 |
In August, Pee-wee Herman, a.k.a. Paul Reubens, announced that he would return to the spotlight in a re-conceived version of his '80s stage production "The Pee-wee Herman Show" at the Music Box @ Fonda. Now the eternal man-child has announced that the show has moved to Club Nokia in downtown L.A. In addition, the show is now set to start its run Jan. 12, pushed back from the original opening day of Nov. 19. Ticket-holders can exchange their seats for "comparable" seats beginning at 10 a.m. today via Ticketmaster.