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Larry Storch, Corporal Randolph Agarn on ‘F Troop,’ Dies at 99

Larry Storch, the manic comic actor who starred as the bumbling sidekick Corporal Randolph Agarn on the 1960s ABC sitcom F Troop, has died. He was 99. Storch, who got his start as a stand-up comic, did impressions and voiced the all-knowing Phineas J. Whoopee on the classic cartoon Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales, died early Friday […]

TCM’s Next ‘Plot Thickens’ Podcast: Pam Grier

Pam Grier, the trailblazing action hero, who starred in such Blaxploitation classics as Coffy, Foxy Brown and Friday Foster, will dish about her life and career with host Ben Mankiewicz on the next edition of the TCM podcast The Plot Thickens this fall. “The word ‘iconic’ is overused in this industry, but Pam has been a […]

Amy Poehler’s ‘Lucy and Desi’: Film Review | Sundance 2022

In her first stint as a director of nonfiction, Poehler explores the marriage and professional partnership of sitcom trailblazers Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.

Sundance: Amy Poehler on What She Learned About Lucille Ball Directing Doc ‘Lucy and Desi’

The documentary Lucy and Desi chronicles the rise of comedy icon Lucille Ball and her relationship with Desi Arnaz. The film, which will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 22 before heading to Amazon on March 4, also marks Amy Poehler’s first foray into the documentary directing space. Poehler has directed features before, […]

Nicole Kidman Wonders if ‘Being the Ricardos’ Marketers Were “Scared” to Feature Her

Nicole Kidman is weighing in on the continued debate over the casting decisions for Being the Ricardos. In a New York Times profile published Sunday, the actress addressed social media chatter surrounding her role as comedy icon Lucille Ball in writer-director Aaron Sorkin’s recently released Amazon Studios film. Kidman, who stars opposite Javier Bardem’s Desi […]

Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem in Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Being the Ricardos’: Film Review

Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz navigate personal and professional crises during a tough week on their smash CBS sitcom in this behind-the-scenes drama, also featuring J.K. Simmons and Nina Arianda.

Aaron Sorkin Defends ‘Being the Ricardos’ Casting Decisions

Years ago, before Aaron Sorkin made Molly’s Game or The Trial of the Chicago 7, producer Todd Black and his then executive Jenna Block requested a meeting. Block had written her college thesis on Lucille Ball, and the two felt strongly that there was a movie in Ball’s story, and that the Oscar-winning screenwriter was the […]

Nicole Kidman Embodies Lucille Ball in First Full-Length ‘Being the Ricardos’ Trailer (Exclusive)

While she is best known for eliciting laughter, Lucille Ball is juggling a lot of drama in the first full-length trailer for Amazon Studios’ Being the Ricardos. The spot explores the marital troubles of the real-life couple behind the titular sitcom pair — played by Nicole Kidman alongside Javier Bardem as Desi Arnaz — and […]

Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem Go Behind the Scenes of ‘I Love Lucy’ in Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Being the Ricardos’

Amazon has released the first teaser trailer for Aaron Sorkin’s Being the Ricardos. Starring Nicole Kidman as Lucille Ball and Javier Bardem as Desi Arnaz, the film examines various personal and professional challenges faced by the iconic entertainment couple. The movie also stars Jake Lacy, J.K. Simmons, Nina Arianda, Tony Hale and Alia Shawkat. The […]

Mattel’s Sold-Out Lucille Ball Barbie Doll Is Back in Stock

The legendary comedienne is getting dolled up (again).

Lucille Ball’s Daughter Wanted Scenes That “Never Happened” Removed From Aaron Sorkin Drama ‘Being the Ricardos’

Lucie Arnaz, the daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, says that she attempted to have certain scenes filmed for the Aaron Sorkin drama Being the Ricardos removed due to their inaccuracy. While speaking to Palm Springs Life about the various projects she and others have in the works about her parents, Arnaz shared details […]

Lucille Ball Was Afraid She Might Die During Iconic ‘I Love Lucy’ Moment

Lucille Ball was nearly killed while filming one of the most memorable moments in her iconic show, I Love Lucy. The legendary actress was trending on social media Friday as fans celebrated her birthday. During a 1974 interview on The Dick Cavett Show, the actress explained that in the classic 1956 episode of her series […]