When you think of clowns, a specific image might come to mind. Bozo. Ronald McDonald. That nightmare from IT. Lorenzo Pisoni isn't that type of clown. (Phew.) With little more than a striped shirt and a red ball nose, he proves every night at the Mark Taper Forum that the circus is more about blo ... More >>
When the invitation went out from the Writers Guild of America, It seemed too good to be true. Norman Lear, Carl Reiner, James L. Books, Steven Bochco, and more, all on the same panel? And yet last night at the WGA Theater in Beverly Hills, to celebrate the organization's 101 Best Written TV Series ... More >>
Peter Mehlman certainly has a flair for the English language. As a writer for beloved 1990s sitcom Seinfeld, he mainstreamed terms like shrinkage, sponge-worthy and "yada yada yada," the last of which has such a footing in pop culture vernacular that it's part of the Oxford English Dictionary. Heck. ... More >>
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See also: *10 Best Standup Comedy Shows in L.A. *Our Calendar Section, Listing More Great Things to Do in L.A. Apparently the hormones that doctors give you when you donate eggs make you so horny that you want to be gang raped, rotating from man to man while lying on a giant lazy susan. Or so I l ... More >>
Mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti announced this morning that he has raised $2.2 million, planting his fundraising flag in advance of next week's reporting deadline.Garcetti'is top rival, Wendy Greuel, may not file her report until Monday. They were essentially tied at the Dec. 31 deadline, and Greuel ... More >>
What happens to a dream deferred? It ends up on reality TV. USA Network is looking for pastry chefs, chocolatiers and private chefs for The Moment, a reality show hosted by former quarterback Kurt Warner. The hopey-sounding show is casting applicants from all walks of life, but we're told they reall ... More >>
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Shannon CottrellYoshiki and Stan Lee will appear together at San Diego Comic-Con on July 21We're two weeks away from San Diego Comic-Con and now the panel schedule for Thursday, July 21 is online. You know what that means. It's time to start preparing. Check out the full schedule on SDCC's w ... More >>
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