October 23, 2011 |
Chevy Chase, 68, indelibly identified with "Saturday Night Live's" inaugural season 36 years ago, plays moist-towelette mogul and aging study group member Pierce Hawthorne in the third season on the NBC college sitcom, "Community. " Let's talk about "Community" and your character, Pierce. I think it's interesting that everybody in the study group is lovably wacky, but Pierce is arguably the darkest character. That's a change for your comic persona, isn't it? Yeah, maybe I should bring that up. I don't know what my comic persona really is. I've never been in a sitcom.
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October 10, 2011 |
Not long after she began studying to become a mortician, Amber Carvaly started to dream about death. In one dream, she found herself in an embalming room surrounded by gleaming silver tables. In another, she found herself in a cemetery, and in a third, her grandmother had died and, as her mother stood by, Carvaly let out an ear-piercing, heart-wrenching scream. Each time she awoke in her studio apartment in Eagle Rock scared, yet strangely reassured. Weeks into a demanding curriculum on such topics as the cultural history of undertaking, preparation for embalming and funeral ceremonies, she hadn't grown numb.
January 14, 2010
SERIES Carnie Wilson: Unstapled: The singer-songwriter with the pop group Wilson Phillips, daughter of Beach Boy Brian Wilson and host of "The Newlywed Game" is featured in this new unscripted series (5 and 8 p.m. Game Show Network). Community: After winter break, the study group gets a new addition (Jack Black) (8 p.m. NBC). Bones: Brennan and Booth investigate human remains with extraterrestrial attributes (8 p.m. Fox). 30 Rock: Jack (Alec Baldwin)
September 21, 2009 |
Successful weight loss may be just a podcast away. But what's on that podcast could make the difference between losing a modest amount of weight and losing next to none, according to a new study out of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Researchers used two types of podcasts to see which was more effective at helping 78 overweight and obese men and women shed pounds over 12 weeks. Participants were randomly divided into two groups. The control group listened to a popular weight-loss podcast currently on the market.
September 20, 2009 |
Two-year schools get a bad rap. "You've heard it's loser college," says the dean in a new NBC comedy set in one, "Community." "For remedial teens, twentysomething dropouts, middle-aged divorcees and old people keeping their minds active as they circle the drains of eternity." Series creator Dan Harmon can poke fun at community colleges because he loves them. When he was 32 and already established as a screenwriter, he enrolled at Glendale Community College. "My girlfriend was taking classes there and I thought we could both take Spanish together," Harmon said.
September 19, 2008 |
An influential education panel recommends canceling the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, a complex form known as the FAFSA. The 101-question document is the gateway for obtaining money from government and school programs, as well as private scholarships. Almost every student applying to college, regardless of income, submits the form. But it is so detailed that some families are discouraged from applying, the Rethinking Student Aid study group said. The Internal Revenue Service can provide most of the information needed to apportion federal financial aid fairly, said the panel, which spent two years studying ways to simplify the student aid process.