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 >>
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As the first official LGBTQ student organization in any evangelical graduate theological school, OneTable at the Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena hopes to facilitate conversation between Christians and the gay community through its ... More >>
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The second annual Los Angeles Turkish Film Festival is in town at the Egyptian Theatre through Sunday with a lineup of four feature films (The Butterfly's Dream, Beyond the Hill, Mold and Inside) as well as a series of nine shorts that wer ... More >>
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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 >>
The Late, Late Show With Craig Ferguson heads to Scotland this week, with episodes that see the host returning to his hometown and confronting some of the ghosts that have haunted him since his youth. Of course, those same episodes also feature dancing horses, gay robot skeleton Geoff Peterson ("I d ... 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 >>
By Jeremy Blachman, Zachary Pincus-Roth and Brian Guillian
The Paley Center for Media's PaleyFest, which begins tonight at the Saban Theatre, always seems exciting, with its parade of panels featuring cast and creators of your favorite shows, from Mad Men to Two and a Half Men to Modern Family.
Bu ... 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 >>
Liz OhanesianAsk a question that involves revealing a spoiler at a TV panel and you probably won't get an answer. That is, unless you're a little kid.
"What's the next big alien?" asked one child during the Q/A portion of Sunday's Ben 10: Ultimate Alien panel, part of the weekend-long PaleyF ... More >>
Debbie Reynolds held Hollywood's largest garage sale at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills on Saturday. In case you missed it on Oprah, Ms. Reynolds had one of the largest private collections of classic Hollywood memorabilia and most of it was up for grabs this weekend in front of a ... More >>
Many beloved television series get asked back to the Paley Festival during their runs. Then there are those short-run shows whose brief lives on air have been surpassed by their staying power with audiences so that a retrospective draws passionate fans back for more. Such is the love for Judd Apatow ... More >>
Ostensibly the purpose of the Paley Center for Media's annual springtime festival of the best in television is to celebrate what is on right now, the series that have captured the zeitgeist of our pop culture. In the case of AMC's The Walking Dead, the show's most insatiable fans might actually spli ... More >>
Dwayne McDuffie, in characterOnly the good die young -- and the untimely death of 49-year-old comic book and animation writer Dwayne McDuffie is as much proof as we'll ever need. Cats don't come much cooler than McDuffie: He's calm. He's smooth. He's brooding. But he's actually stoked. He sta ... More >>