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2011-02-24 17:13:00

American Arts, Culture and Cuisine Highlighted, June 10-19 GETTYSBURG, Pa., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From "rising stars" on the American music scene, to one of America's comedy legends, along with spectacular culinary events designed by a former White House chef, the 2011 Gettysburg Festival lineup showcases American arts, culture and cuisine, June 10-19. Headline events include a June 10 concert by the male a cappella group Straight No Chaser, performing classic hits from...

2010-04-17 21:22:00

LOS ANGELES, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrities from television, film and music all came out tonight for the unforgettable taping of the eighth annual "TV Land Awards" premiering on Sunday, April 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Appearances included Billy Crystal, Jay Leno, Betty White, Paula Abdul, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick, Bob Newhart, Ryan O'Neal and more. Honorees included the cast of "Everybody Loves Raymond" (Impact Award), Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner (Legend Award), the cast of "Bosom...

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2009-09-17 09:47:31

Michael J. Fox, Ellen Burstyn and Bob Newhart have been added to the list of presenters for Sunday's 61st Prime Time Emmy Awards show in Los Angeles, CBS said. Also slated to hand out awards at the NOKIA Theatre are Patricia Arquette, David Boreanaz, Jon Cryer, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Rob Lowe, Tracy Morgan, Hayden Panettiere, Josh Radnor and Cobie Smulders, the network said. The Emmys recognize the best in television for the 2008-09 season.

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2009-04-01 19:11:54

Comedian Bill Cosby has been named the next recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the Kennedy Center announced Wednesday. The 71-year-old performer is perhaps best-known for The Cosby Show, his classic 1980s sit-com about a close-knit, upper-middle-class black family living in Brooklyn, N.Y. The stand-up comedian, writer and social activist's other TV credits include The Electric Company, I Spy and Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. "After bathing us, dressing us in fresh...

2008-10-06 09:00:30

By Chris Hicks Deseret News TV from the 1960s leads off this roundup of programs that have come to DVD. "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour: The Best of Season 3" (TimeLife, 1968-69, four discs, $49.95). This is the show for which Tom Smothers was honored with a special Emmy a couple of weeks ago, a comedy-and-music variety program with the brothers' patented smart- guy/dumb-guy sibling rivalry -- which no one has ever done better. But this "Comedy Hour" also became famous for taking on...

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2005-07-25 02:43:02

By Barry Garron LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The critics love "Lost." ABC's thriller-chiller took two Television Critics Assn. honors Saturday during the TV scribes' 21st annual ceremony at the Beverly Hilton. "Lost," the freshman sensation that helped turn around ABC's fortunes last season, got the TCA nod for new program and achievement. J.J. Abrams, co-creator and executive producer of "Lost," thanked the crowd effusively in accepting the trophies. "The support you have given...

2005-07-20 07:40:32

By Irv Letofsky LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - In the civilized world, and mostly likely the uncivilized one, too, there might be very few funny accountants. That is, two plus two isn't a laughing matter. But "American Masters" is commemorating quite possibly the funniest accountant in captivity with "Bob Newhart: Unbuttoned." Actually, this is more an adoration than a commemoration, with producer-writer-director Kyra Thompson making the rounds of family, friends and fellow funnies to...

2005-07-20 04:31:07

By Barry Garron LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Ask Bob Newhart to name his favorite comedians, and he'll rattle off a list. Prominent among those on it are Jack Benny, from whom Newhart might have learned the most, and Richard Pryor, whom he considers the most influential comedian of the past half-century. Then ask Newhart to name the individual who had the most profound impact on his career, and he answers "Dan Sorkin." Sorkin was a Chicago disc jockey when Newhart, a self-confessed...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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