Mel Brooks doesn't think he's an American master.
That's someone like Mark Twain or Ernest Hemingway, says the creator of the funniest farting scene in the history of film.
But Susan Lacy, executive producer of PBS' American Masters series, thought differently, and convinced Brooks to dispense wi ... More >>
Who said, "I personally think we developed language because of our deep need to complain." If you answered "Lily Tomlin," you win a trip to Beverly Hills for the Paley Center retrospective "She's Making Media: Lily Tomlin."
When she first gained fame in the late '60s on Laugh-In (look it up, kids), ... More >>
It could have been called "Night of Bests," but NBC execs, including former President of NBC Entertainment Warren Littlefield, knew that wasn't quite right. It was the early '90s and juggernauts Cheers and The Cosby Show had recently ended their runs. The network was nervous. "I was getting killed b ... More >>
If you were a child anytime in the last 40 years, or the parent of one, at some point you've had a moment with Mister Rogers. Perhaps many. And in those moments, through the lens of TV, he looked you straight in the eyes, and in his soft-spoken manner told you, in one set of words or another, that h ... More >>
Sometimes on the red carpet, you overhear things. Such was the case on Monday night during the arrivals for PaleyFest's Two and Half Men event, for which the show's stars (sans the glaringly absent Ashton Kutcher, who participated only in the panel) along with its creators walked the red carpet, pra ... More >>
The Paley Center for MediaThe faces behind Justice League: Doom, which screened at the Paley Center last nightNearly every seat was filled inside the Paley Center for Thursday night's screening of Justice League: Doom. The latest in DC's string of direct-to-DVD releases, Doom will hit the str ... More >>
In 2004 when Napoleon Dynamite -- a low-budget indie film about the strange and awkward characters in a small Idaho town -- took mainstream America by storm, were we laughing at Napoleon, or with him? It's an interesting question to ponder as a viewer, but one even more fun to pose to Jerusha and Ja ... More >>
Kevin Parry for Paley CenterThe Donna Reed Show kids: Shelley Fabares (Mary Stone, left), Paul Petersen (Jeff Stone) and Patti Petersen (Trisha Stone)Despite later starring in three movies alongside Elvis Presley and having a #1 hit single, "Johnny Angel," Shelley Fabares, who played oldest c ... More >>
The $50,000 to $75,000 presale estimate of Elizabeth Taylor's dressing room trailer -- used on the set of Cleopatra and set to be auctioned at Profiles in History's upcoming "Icons of Hollywood" auction of memorabilia Dec. 15-17 -- seems low to M.G. Lord, author of the new book The Accidental Femini ... More >>
From left to right, student activist Devanshi Patel, Spaceballs actress and activist Daphne Zuniga and filmmaker Jennifer Siebel NewsomLast night's screening of Miss Representation at the Paley Center wasn't merely a screening. It couldn't be, in the same way watching Food Inc. or Waiting for ... More >>
From left to right, Executive Producer Christopher Chulack, actors Ben McKenzie, Regina King, Michael Cudlitz and Shawn Hatosy, and EP John Wells.
In "Graduation Day," the season three finale of Southland screened last night for a small crowd at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills, the scene in ... More >>
Dianne GarciaJohn Noble, Anna Torv, Akiva Goldsman and J.H. Wyman
I admit that I only began to watch Fringe the day I attended An Evening with Fringe at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills last night, and this panel was definitely geared towards fans of Fox's sci-fi show, with words such as "Fa ... More >>