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Lewis a vital element in formula for mid-20th century American comedy

Jerry Lewis gave too many people too much pleasure across too many years for him to become a mere joke. Lewis was a huge, unlikely power surge and the biggest, strangest, most vital element in mid-20th century American comedy — in every medium. Read More

Lewis’ MDA telethons were full of emotion, stars


Updated on  August 20, 2017 at 6:46 pm
Jerry Lewis, whose career as producer-director-writer and movie star peaked in the 1960s, may be best remembered by younger generations for the muscular dystrophy telethons he conducted every Labor Day weekend. Read More

Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies

Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist and who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84. Read More

Judge refuses to end Roman Polanski sex assault case


Updated on  August 18, 2017 at 5:01 pm
A Los Angeles judge today denied the impassioned plea of Roman Polanski’s victim to end a four-decade-old sexual assault case against the fugitive director. Read More

Fey returns to ‘Weekend Update’ to talk Charlottesville

Tina Fey has returned to “Weekend Update” on “Saturday Night Live” to discuss the violence surrounding a white nationalist rally near her alma mater’s campus in Charlottesville. Read More

Hollywood’s hacking pains bigger than movie leaks

Piracy is a long-running and even routine issue for Hollywood, whether it’s street vendors hawking bootleg DVDs on street corners or video uploaded to file-sharing sites like Pirate Bay. Nowcybercriminals are also putting embarrassing chatter and other company secrets at risk. Read More

Fonsi savors ‘Despacito’ success

The global phenomenon “Despacito” may be overwhelming to many, but not to Luis Fonsi — even when it has transformed him into a 24/7 globe-trotter. Read More

From reality star to rapper: Cardi B makes her move

After releasing two mixtapes, Cardi B signed a deal with Atlantic Records earlier this year. “Bodak Yellow,” which is No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100, has been the rap anthem of the summer. Read More

Raw feelings close to the surface at Fox over Trump remarks

A Fox News Channel anchor whose reaction to President Donald Trump’s comments on Charlottesville spread widely says she feels threatened but not deterred after a flood of angry responses from viewers to her words. Read More

Craig confirms return to Bond film franchise

Though still without a title, Bond 25 finally has a star to accompany its U.S. release. Daniel Craig has confirmed he will be returning to the series. Read More

Moore takes Broadway audience to protest Trump

About an hour and a half into a Broadway performance, Michael Moore paused his ire to whisk theatergoers to Fifth Avenue in a ready-made protest delivered straight to the doorstep of President Donald Trump. Read More

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