Stories 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

Thursday, July 8, 2010

'Glee,' 'The Pacific' top Emmy nominations

Emmy nominees announced today were led by Glee, with 19 nominations, and the World War II drama The Pacific, with 24.  
By Lynn Elber

Wednesday, April 5, 2006

Mel Brooks savors his DVD movie laurels

LOS ANGELES - Mel Brooks would love to see a run on the new DVD collection of eight of his gleefully manic movie comedies, including "Blazing Saddles," "Young Frankenstein" and "High Anxiety."
By Lynn Elber

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MOX gets funding in House bill

The appropriations bill that funds the Department of Energy and Army Corps of Engineers was passed late Thursday evening. The measure funds construction of the MOX plant in fiscal year 2015 at a ...
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