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Barry Humphries, aka Dame Edna, Dies at 89

Barry Humphries, the Australian entertainer whose gladioli-waving alter ego Dame Edna charmed and roasted celebrities, all with a Cheshire grin, outrageous eyewear, a “Hello, Possums!” greeting and a flurry of caustic wit, died Saturday. He was 89. Humphries died at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney of complications from hip surgery, his family announced. “He was […]

Cindy Williams, Star of ‘Laverne & Shirley,’ Dies at 75

Cindy Williams, the energetic actress who appeared in a pair of Oscar best picture nominees before starring as the idealistic Shirley Feeney on the beloved ABC sitcom Laverne & Shirley, has died. She was 75.  Williams died in Los Angeles on Wednesday after a brief illness, her children, Zak and Emily Hudson, said in a […]

Owen Roizman, Cinematographer on ‘The French Connection’ and ‘The Exorcist,’ Dies at 86

The honorary Oscar recipient and five-time nominee, whose hobby was magic, also shot 'The Taking of Pelham One Two Three,' 'Network' and 'Tootsie.'

Angelo Badalamenti, David Lynch’s Composer on ‘Blue Velvet,’ ‘Twin Peaks’ and More, Dies at 85

He also wrote songs recorded by Nina Simone, Nancy Wilson, Shirley Bassey and Mel Tillis and themes for 'Inside the Actors Studio' and the Barcelona Summer Olympics.

Budd Friedman, Founder of the Improv, Dies at 90

Budd Friedman, the comedy club pioneer who founded the original Improv in New York in 1963 and gave early career breaks to the likes of Jay Leno, Robert Klein, Bette Midler, Richard Pryor and Andy Kaufman, has died. He was 90.  Friedman died Saturday of heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his […]

Amid Oscars Chaos, Lady Gaga and Liza Minnelli Had a Sweet Moment

Oscar viewers and audience members may have been too stunned by the slap heard around the world to pick up on a quieter, memorable moment between the best picture presenters, the legendary Liza Minnelli and Lady Gaga, when announcing CODA’s remarkable win. To cap a chaotic night, Minnelli took the Oscar stage Sunday to present […]

Liza Minnelli on ‘Cabaret’ at 50, Oscars Being “More Meaningful Then”

Cabaret, Bob Fosse’s landmark musical set in a Berlin nightclub in 1931 amid the rise of Nazism, turns 50 this week. The film won eight of the 10 Academy Awards for which it was nominated — making it a record-holder for most Oscar wins for a film that did not win best picture (which went […]

Hollywood Flashback: 50 Years Ago, ‘Cabaret’ Bid the World “Willkommen!”

While it’s easy to assume now that the Feb. 13, 1972, release of Cabaret would draw audiences to come hear the music play, the film’s success was hardly assured at the time. The big-screen version of the Kander & Ebb musical, set during the rise of Nazism, tackled relevant topics like anti-Semitism, abortion and sexual […]

‘Judy’: 6 of the Film’s Stars and Their Real-Life Inspirations

Take a look at Renee Zellweger and more of the famous cast of Judy Garland biopic 'Judy' and their real-life inspirations.

Critic’s Picks: A June To-Do List for Film Buffs in L.A.

Queer classics, Indian cinema masters, the Coen brothers and favorites of former New Yorker critic Pauline Kael are among highlights from the Los Angeles retrospective and revival scene this month.

Red Carpet-Ready Looks From Naeem Khan and Walter Collection Kick Off L.A. Fashion Week

Designers Naeem Khan and Walter Mendez and Ryan Patros of Walter Collection kicked off L.A. Fashion Week on Friday night with a parade of red carpet-ready looks.

‘Halston’: Film Review | Sundance 2019

In 'Halston,' fashion doc specialist Frederic Tcheng conducts a film noir-style investigation into the mighty evolution and brutal dismantling of the American design pioneer's empire.