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Gene Perret, Emmy-Winning Writer on ‘The Carol Burnett Show,’ Dies at 85

Gene Perret, the masterful comedy writer and producer who collected three Emmy Awards for his work on The Carol Burnett Show and penned jokes for Bob Hope for nearly three decades, has died. He was 85. Perret died Nov. 15 of liver failure at his home in Westlake Village, his daughter Linda Perret told The […]

Monty Norman, Composer of the James Bond Theme, Dies at 94

Monty Norman, the British composer who wrote the propulsive theme for the James Bond films, died Monday after a short illness, according to a post on his official website. He was 94. Producer Cubby Broccoli, who had worked with Norman by backing the stage musical Belle, about murderer Hawley Crippen, asked the composer to come up […]

Maureen Arthur, Actress in ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,’ Dies at 88

Maureen Arthur, who starred on Broadway and the big screen as the ambitious mistress and secretary Hedy La Rue in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, has died. She was 88. Arthur died Wednesday of natural causes at her home in Beverly Hills after a long bout with Alzheimer’s disease, her brother Gerald […]

Rick Ludwin, Former NBC Late Night Executive and ‘Seinfeld’ Champion, Dies at 71

Rick Ludwin, the legendary NBC executive who got his start writing jokes for Bob Hope, was a 'Seinfeld' champion from the start and ran specials and late night programming at the network for more than 30 years, has died, NBC confirmed. He was 71.

A Daughter, Demolition and a Battle Over the $22 Million Mansion Where Bob Hope Died

Preservationists and city officials halt demolition at the estate in Toluca Lake and scramble to get the property historic designation, but the realtor for Hope's daughter says the L.A. City Council botched a preservation-minded sale: "The city didn't ask what was going on — they just acted."

Legendary Host Dick Cavett’s Advice to Oscar’s Chris Rock: “Don’t Be Afraid to Offend” (Guest Column)

Writing for THR, the two-time Emmy winner recommends tackling the "bleached-out spectacle" of #OscarsSoWhite and shares the joke he would write for this year's host.

Inside Bob Hope’s UFO-Like Former Estate in Palm Springs (Video)

The property is currently listed at $24.9 million.

Bob Hope’s Former Estate Listed for $21.8 Million

The late comedy legend's Toluca Lake property includes eight bedrooms, nine bathrooms and a one-hole golf course.

Walt Disney’s Palm Springs Party Pad on the Market for $535,000 (Exclusive)

The home with sweeping Coachella Valley views comes with plenty of Rat Pack history.

Bob and Dolores Hope’s Palm Springs Estate Gets a $16 Million Price Chop

Agents relist the iconic John Lautner-designed home with a dramatically lowered price of $34 million.

Bob Wynn, Producer of Landmark TV Specials, Dies at 81

He led shows starring Tennessee Ernie Ford in Moscow and Bob Hope in China and later produced the NBC reality hit “Real People.”

Bob Hope’s Toluca Lake Estate Listed for First Time

The $27.5 million estate was purchased by the classic entertainer and wife Dolores in 1939.