Stories by Lynn Elber

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016

Latest change to voting could make Emmy predictions pointless

LOS ANGELES - Please excuse the excuses, but my Emmy predictions are resting uneasily on shifting ground. I'd like to say I'm confident that Game of Thrones and Veep will repeat as best drama and ...
By Lynn Elber

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016

'Law and Order' dstrict attorney Hill dies

LOS ANGELES - Steven Hill, a versatile character actor in theater, films and television who achieved his greatest success late in life as grumpy District Attorney Adam Schiff on TV's long-running ...
By Lynn Elber

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Documentary casts animal world's predators in new light

The Hunt, a seven-part documentary series from the creators of the landmark Planet Earth, presents the case for reconsidering predators as the bad guys of the natural world.
By Lynn Elber

Friday, May 20, 2016

'Mister Ed' star Alan Young dies

LOS ANGELES - Actor-comedian Alan Young, who played the amiable straight man to a talking horse in the 1960s sitcom Mister Ed, has died, a spokeswoman for the Motion Picture and Television Home ...
By Lynn Elber

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

'American Idol' vows 'spectacular' finale to end run

LOS ANGELES - American Idol, which gave the world Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Hudson, has one more chance to mint a star before it fades into TV and music history.
By Lynn Elber

Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016

Scully, Mulder, paranoia return for new generation of 'X-Files' fans

LOS ANGELES - The X-Files creator Chris Carter is pleased to update the original template with his 21st-century unease. Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny are glad to be playing opposite each ...
By Lynn Elber

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015

Emmy Awards ceremony could bring night of breakthroughs

LOS ANGELES - If we look to television for more than entertainment - and let's face it, we do - then Sunday's Emmy Awards ceremony will have something for everyone.
By Lynn Elber

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

Leonard Nimoy dead at 83

Leonard Nimoy, world famous to "Star Trek" fans through a beloved cult TV series and a half-dozen films as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died.
By Lynn Elber

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014

Williams had Parkinson's, wife says

In a statement, Susan Schneider said that Williams, 63, was struggling with depression, anxiety and the Parkinson's diagnosis when he died Monday in his Northern California home. Authorities said ...
By Lynn Elber

Monday, Feb. 3, 2014

Leno says second exit is quits

BURBANK, Calif. - Jay Leno, as affably efficient backstage as he is in front of the camera, avoids waxing poetic about his 22-year Tonight Show run, which draws to a close Thursday.
By Lynn Elber

Friday, Oct. 11, 2013

Study finds gay presence on network TV drops

LOS ANGELES - Fewer gay and bisexual characters are part of the new broadcast TV season following a record-setting year, while cable depictions continued to increase, according to a new study from ...
By Lynn Elber

Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013

Film puts Muhammad Ali, US high court in the ring

LOS ANGELES - Christopher Plummer might be frozen in some filmgoers' memories as the noble-browed patriarch who made stern parenting and anti-Nazism sexy in The Sound of Music. 
By Lynn Elber

Friday, Sept. 27, 2013

'Foyle's War' was actor's defining career move

LOS ANGELES - Christopher Foyle, the World War II English police detective turned postwar spy catcher, is a man of few words. Michael Kitchen, the actor who plays him, also limits his public ...
By Lynn Elber

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Actor James Gandolfini dies

LOS ANGELES - HBO and James Gandolfini's managers say the actor famous for his role in "The Sopranos" has died in Italy.
By Lynn Elber

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012

Broadway star will emcee Lincoln Center series

LOS ANGELES - Broadway superstar Audra McDonald is adding a new chapter to her long history with Lincoln Center. The singer-actress is the new host of Live From Lincoln Center, Lincoln Center said ...
By Lynn Elber

Friday, Nov. 23, 2012

'SpongeBob' Christmas special gets stop-motion treatment

In a tribute to classic fare such as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, the SpongeBob SquarePants crew has been reimagined as puppets and put through their comedy paces for stop-motion photography.
By Lynn Elber

Monday, Oct. 1, 2012

Stars come together for new PBS documentary

"Half the Sky," a moving PBS documentary series airing Monday and Tuesday, provides unflinching accounts of the worldwide exploitation and abuse that can ensnare women and girls.
By Lynn Elber

Thursday, Aug 30, 2012

FX orders 90 more episodes of Sheen's sitcom

FX has ordered 90 more episodes of Charlie Sheen's sitcom, Anger Management, which will give it the target 100 episodes needed to go into syndication in 2014.
By Lynn Elber

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Bandstand's Dick Clark dies

LOS ANGELES - Dick Clark, who helped bring rock 'n' roll into the mainstream on "American Bandstand" has died.
By Lynn Elber

Friday, June 3, 2011

James Arness of 'Gunsmoke' dies

James Arness, the 6-foot-6 actor who towered over the television landscape for two decades as righteous Dodge City lawman Matt Dillon in "Gunsmoke," died Friday. He was 88.
By Lynn Elber
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