May 31, 2012 |
When veteran actor Dabney Coleman was preparing to film his last scene for the 1982 comedy "Tootsie" with costar Jessica Lange in New York, he recalls how they looked at each other in dismay, both convinced they were making a terrible movie. "Jessica said to me, 'Thank God no one will ever see this,'" says Coleman, speaking by phone from his Los Angeles home. Ten Academy Award nominations later (one going to Lange for supporting actress), "Tootsie" is now considered one of the greatest American comedies of all time.
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October 11, 2011
Mikey Welsh Former bass player with rock band Weezer Mikey Welsh, 40, the former bass player for the alternative rock band Weezer, was found dead in a Chicago hotel room Saturday, police said. Chicago police spokeswoman Laura Kubiak said employees of the Raffaello Hotel found Welsh unconscious and not breathing when they entered his room after he failed to check out. Kubiak said no signs of foul play were evident. Autopsy results are pending. Welsh, of Burlington, Vt., performed with Weezer from 1998 to 2001 and played on the bestselling "Green Album.
January 18, 2011 |
NOTE: This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period. They kicked off their weight-loss "strategies" on Jan 10. I love some of the comments we’ve received so far during the “Two Guys Lose Weight” program Tony and I are on. LisaFlorida writes to Tony: “Your diet is crap. You should see a dietician.” Patroklos tells me: “You sound like a horrible friend.” She was alluding to when I sabotaged my friend who was trying to lose weight with two Super Burritos every day. RELATED: Soul food is not sinful “Oatmeal is not a diet food,” AmyAlkon writes me. (By the way I was reading this while eating my morning oatmeal.
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September 12, 2009 |
Larry Gelbart, the award-winning comedy writer best known for developing the landmark TV series "MASH," co-writing the book for the hit Broadway musical "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" and co-writing the classic movie comedy "Tootsie," died this morning. He was 81. Gelbart, who was diagnosed with cancer in June, died at his home in Beverly Hills, said his wife, Pat. Jack Lemmon once described the genial, quick-witted Gelbart as "one of the greatest writers of comedy to have graced the arts in this century."
February 3, 2008 |
To judge by the American Film Institute's list of the greatest American comedies, there is apparently nothing funnier than a dude in a dress. At No. 1 in the AFI rankings (which were issued in 2000): Billy Wilder's 1959 cross-dressing comedy, "Some Like It Hot." At No. 2: Sydney Pollack's 1982 cross-dressing comedy, "Tootsie." A case could be made that Wilder's farce, with its view of sexual identity as a fluid construction, was ahead of its time.
December 13, 2006 |
Spanish police foiled an attempt to smuggle cocaine into the country inside lollipops, a regional government official said. Gang members in Colombia packed the drug into 55 lollipops and sent them by airmail via Madrid's Barajas International Airport, Vicente Ripa Gonzalez, governor of the northern region of Navarra, said in Pamplona. Civil Guard officers and customs officials intercepted the package at the airport. Three suspects have been arrested.