September 11, 2012 |
It's early morning on set at NBC's "Parks and Recreation" as a bleary-eyed crew adjusts the sound and lighting in a faux courtroom on a Burbank soundstage. Aziz Ansari, who plays the fashion-savvy, ladies-man wannabe Tom Haverford, stands on the sidelines intently reviewing the script on his smartphone. Which is funny because in the scene Ansari is about to do, his character is charged with "driving while tweeting" and sentenced by a judge to "a week without screens. " "Wait … nooo!"
September 8, 2012 |
An A-list army gathered in Los Angeles on Friday for "Stand Up to Cancer," the biennial live fundraiser, backed by Hollywood and aired across the big four TV networks that works to raise money for cancer research. Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Matt Damon, Julia Roberts, Michael Douglas, Joe Manganiello, Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift and Jessica Biel all appeared on the broadcast, executive produced by telethon vet Joel Gallen and actress Gwyneth Paltrow. "Up until the end, he was the love of my life," Paltrow shared with the audience at downtown's Shrine Auditorium, regarding her father Bruce who passed away in 2002 from oral cancer. The commercial-free hour saw performances from Swift, Tim McGraw, Alicia Keys and a prerecorded number from Coldplay, led by Paltrow's husband, Chris Martin.
September 6, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 2 - 8 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES America's Next Top Model: The contestants get makeovers at the Cristophe Salon in Beverly Hills, then prepare for an artful photo shoot with celebrity photographer Tony Duran and model Rob Evans. And by "artful," we mean "nude," of course, and one of the girls objects, and has a tough choice to make in this new episode (8 p.m. KTLA)
September 6, 2012 |
WEST LEBANON, N.H. - Mitt Romney briefly emerged from intensive debate preparations to explicitly make the argument Wednesday that has been the subtext of his campaign for months: Americans aren't better off today than they were four years ago. During a quick stop for pizza at Lui Lui restaurant in West Lebanon, Romney told the small pool of reporters he had read the texts of a number of the first-day speeches at the Democratic National Convention and...
September 6, 2012 |
Gwyneth Paltrow has mastered the day job. The Oscar winner is capable in both the stilettos of "Iron Man's" Pepper Potts and in the herb garden she's displayed on her lifestyle blog Goop. So when given the chance to moonlight for a project like Stand Up to Cancer , the biennial televised fundraiser that utilizes an hour of commercial-free broadcasting across the big four networks and a slew of cable stations, she knew she couldn't phone it in. "When I do something, I want to actually do it, I want to commit and put my time in," Paltrow told us of her role as executive producer for the Sept.
August 30, 2012
COMEDY Though he may have become better known for his acting roles in "Diner," "Aliens" and TV's "Mad About You," Paul Reiser was there at the beginning of the stand-up explosion during the '80s. After dabbling in music over the last few years, Reiser returns to get in touch with his comedy chops. The Ice House, 24 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena. 7 p.m. Sun. $25. http://www.icehousecomedy.com
August 21, 2012 |
I thought it was time for the superstar test. So I asked to speak to Matt Kemp before the Dodgers game Tuesday, knowing he's 0 for 19 and probably as excited about talking to the media right now as he is returning to the dugout after striking out. But Kemp is the acknowledged team leader, so I wanted to find out if he was still acting like one. I wanted to see if the spirited slugger had gone moody on everyone, upset as some players get...
August 16, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Aug.12 - 18 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES Boss: Things take a precarious turn for Chicago's Mayor Tom Kane (Kelsey Grammer) in the second season of this drama. As his neurological disease progresses, Kane fights it off with increased doses of medication that at the same time heighten the psychological manifestations of the disease. Sanaa Lathan, Jonathan Groff and Tip Harris (a.k.a.
August 14, 2012
NBC defended its new series "Stars Earn Stripes" after nine Nobel Peace Prize winners complained that the show treats military maneuvers like athletic events. Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the other Nobel laureates protested Monday in an open letter that the show glorifies war and armed violence. "Preparing for war is neither amusing nor entertaining," they wrote. NBC said the show, which was to premiere Monday night, isn't "a glorification of war, but a glorification of service.
August 13, 2012 |
Stop bullying: It's not just a public service slogan, its an evolutionary rallying cry. As a national campaign urges parents and children to stand up to bullying, a biomathematician at the University of Tennessee says the urge to band together against strong aggressors is a key to humanity's success as a species. In a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , Sergey Gavrilets uses mathematical models to investigate just why humans exhibit strong egalitarian, or socially equal, behaviors.