April 10, 2013 |
Though Alec Baldwin's name has been floated of late as a possible late-night television host, you can probably cross him off the list of likely hosts for the 2014 Oscars. Baldwin, who hosted the 2010 telecast with Steve Martin, had some pointed things to say about the Motion Picture Academy and the Oscars in a free-wheeling interview in the Hollywood Reporter tied to his current run on Broadway in the play "Orphans. " Baldwin told the magazine he would “never, never, never” do it again and that “the Oscars is a completely thankless job.” THE ENVELOPE: The awards and industry insider This year's show, hosted by Seth MacFarlane, ran more than 3 1/2 hours but drew the best ratings since the Martin-Baldwin broadcast, video of which is below.
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December 8, 2012 |
Reinhold Weege, who created the popular Emmy-winning sitcom "Night Court" about an often-anarchic, after-hours New York courtroom and its cast of memorably loony characters, has died. He was 62. Weege, who also wrote and co-produced the television series "Barney Miller," died Dec. 1 of natural causes at his home in La Jolla, said Bonnie Covelli, his former assistant. "Night Court," which aired on NBC from 1984 to 1992, starred a boyish Harry Anderson as the unorthodox, fun-loving judge Harry Stone and John Larroquette as lecherous prosecuting attorney Dan Fielding.
January 6, 2012
Congressional Republicans were shocked, shocked , when President Obama circumvented a Senate filibuster by appointing a director for the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau without the consent of Congress. The appointment of former Ohio Atty. Gen. Richard Cordray did, in fact, push the edge of the constitutional envelope. But it was a rational response to an increasingly gridlocked Congress and a growing willingness among lawmakers to employ procedural tools to stop the executive branch from functioning.
September 15, 2011
The Envelope, The Times' specialty publication and website devoted to prestige entertainment, celebrity and awards, is commemorating its fifth anniversary this fall by broadening its scope to include new coverage, new voices and new multimedia tools. The Envelope will be drawing more heavily on Times reporters, columnists and critics to handicap the horse races, spotlight the parties and fashion trends, profile the actors, directors, screenwriters and others who shape the films, and extend our coverage into the studio executive suites.
July 29, 2011 |
At X Games 17 on Thursday in downtown Los Angeles, Jackson Strong won the Moto X best trick contest with a trick no one had pulled off in that event's history: a front flip. The Australian native had practiced it for three years on a dirt bike and landed it here in a gold-medal performance. But soon after the event, he looked ahead. "One day, somebody is probably going to be doing a double front flip on a dirt bike," Strong said. "I hope I'm not around when that happens.
July 13, 2011 |
News Corp.'s decision to ditch its $12-billion bid for Britain's largest pay-television service was greeted with guarded optimism on Wall Street yet did little to ease nagging uncertainty about whether the widening phone hacking scandal will reveal other explosive details. Shares of Rupert Murdoch's media conglomerate — beaten down as much as 16% in the last two weeks — gained 4% on Wednesday to $15.93 as investors hoped that giving up its bid for all of British Sky Broadcasting would free up cash.