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Trevor Noah, Jon Stewart’s Replacement as ‘Daily Show’ Host, Opens Up About Racism, the Twitter Controversy … and How He Will Be Different From Stewart

All eyes were on Trevor Noah Tuesday night at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica. But it wasn’t the comedian’s average stand-up gig. Noah, who in less than two months will take over the ultra-high-profile job as host of Comedy…

Jul 30, 2015

PBS Special Takes a Timely Look at the Bomb

The producers of PBS’s new special “The Bomb” could not have predicted the current furor over the Iran nuclear deal while they were making their two-hour documentary, whose airing was timed to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the detonation…

Jul 27, 2015

A Cult Sensation Returns Tonight

Obviously, Los Angeles was not enough — and neither was New York — because the ravenous sharks are back in Syfy’s “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!,” premiering tonight. This time, the entire Eastern Seaboard from Washington, D.C., all the way…

Jul 22, 2015

Why Did Whoopi Finally Flip-Flop on Cosby? It’s Certainly Not for the Reason She Gave on “The View” Yesterday

Yesterday, on “The View,” co-host Whoopi Goldberg and Dan Abrams, ABC’s chief legal affairs analyst, engaged in a discussion – lasting just under 10 minutes – about the rape allegations against Bill Cosby, and what legal recourse Cosby’s accusers have….

Jul 15, 2015

Out of the Past: When You Want a Great Impressionist Painting, You Choose a Monet. When You Want a Great Film Noir, You Choose a Mitchum. A Must-Watch Today…

Never was a great movie more dissed and dismissed than was “Out of the Past” when it came out in 1947, by movie critic James Agee. Agee was the movie critic for two magazines, Time and The Nation. In The…

Jun 26, 2015

The Comedy Continues at NBC News With Reports That Brian Williams Will Become the Face of MSNBC. Have Burke and Lack Missed the Point? The Real Funny Business

Is this a joke? It appears that Brian Williams will soon reappear, but not at his old job as the anchor of the “NBC Nightly News.” On Wednesday night Brian Stelter of CNN wrote, “So what will [Brian] Williams do?…

Jun 18, 2015

Can’t Wait for the Return of ‘Empire’? Here’s How You Can Get a Fix Ahead of Time …

Those anxiously awaiting the return of Fox’s breakout hit “Empire” can get a bit of a fix when Taraji P. Henson and Terence Howard co-host the ninth annual Spike TV Guys Choice Awards, airing June 18. It’s an always irreverent…

Jun 18, 2015

Shedding New Light on a Holocaust Tragedy

It is the most well-known personal story to come out of the Holocaust, the journey of young Anne Frank, her family and friends who hid from the Nazis for more than two years before they were betrayed and discovered in…

Jun 18, 2015

A Who’s Who of Comedy Pay Tribute to One of the Giants of the Genre

What do you get when you put Tina Fey, Jack Black, Dan Aykroyd, Amy Poehler, Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Martin Short, Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, Lily Tomlin, Steve Carell, Conan O’Brien and Sarah Silverman in a room together? One hell…

Jun 12, 2015

The Real Inside Story on ‘Mad Men’

It was a panacea for all those suffering withdrawal symptoms from the end of the adventures of Don Draper & Co., a packed house at the WGA Theater in Beverly Hills for the Writers Guild Foundation’s “Inside the Writers Room…

Jun 8, 2015