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“Dame Edna’s Glorious Goodbye” wows Ahmanson audiences

What can you say about Australian-born Dr. Barry Humphries’ “Anima,”* Dame Edna, that hasn’t been said over the past 60 years? Well, as luck would have it, this was my first experience with the Grand Dame of nuanced “nastiness,” so I can talk about her performance with virgin eyes. Direct from London’s West End Stage, […]

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“Fresh off the Boat” premieres tonight on ABC

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) - “Fresh Off the Boat,” broadcast television’s first comedy about an Asian-American family since “All-American Girl” in the 1994-95 season, premieres at 8:30 p.m. tonight on ABC, with a second episode airing at 9:31 p.m. “Fresh Off the Boat” is inspired by food personality Eddie Huang’s memoir and deals with his 1995 move with his family […]

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Sony does about face on ‘Interview’

CULVER CITY (CNS) - In a reversal of its position from a week ago, Sony Pictures Entertainment announced today that the film “The Interview” will have a limited theatrical release beginning Thursday.   “We have never given up on releasing `The Interview’ and we’re excited our movie will be in a number of theaters on […]

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Mel Brooks to play Dracula’s father

CULVER CITY (CNS) - Mel Brooks has signed on as the voice of Dracula’s vampire father in “Hotel Transylvania 2,” Sony Pictures Animation announced today.   Dracula, voiced by Adam Sandler, and all of his monster friends are back in the sequel, in which the ancient, undead and incredibly grumpy vampire Vlad arrives at the […]

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Comedy legend Joan Rivers dies at 81

Joan Rivers, a pioneering female stand-up comic and the queen of “Can We Talk?” gossip, has died. She was 81, her daughter, Melissa Rivers, said Thursday. Rivers was undergoing surgery on her vocal cords at a clinic in New York City on Aug. 28 when she stopped breathing and had to be transported to Mount […]

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