Actor-comedian Sammy Shore, father of Pauly, dies at 92

Entertainment 05/18/19, 16:29

Sammy Shore, an actor and standup comedian who co-founded the Comedy Store, died Saturday. He was 92.Through a spokeswoman, Shore's family said he died at his Las Vegas home surrounded by family. He was the father of actor-comedian Pauly Shore.Shore's nearly seven-decade career stretched from the "Borscht Belt" summer resorts ...

With Peabody, Rita Moreno to attain very rare ‘PEGOT’ class

Entertainment 03/28/19, 12:25

Rita Moreno's alphabet of awards is gaining another letter.The Peabody Awards on Thursday announced it will honor the actress, singer and dancer with the career achievement award.That means the 87-year-old will become the third person to achieve "PEGOT" status by winning a Peabody, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award.She joins ...

Barbra Streisand under fire for Michael Jackson remarks

Entertainment 03/23/19, 13:21

Barbra Streisand is coming under intense criticism on social media for telling a British newspaper that two men who say they were molested as children by Michael Jackson were "thrilled to be there" and that the alleged abuse "didn't kill them."In a wide-ranging interview with the Times of London, Streisand ...

Drummer Hal Blaine, played on hits of Sinatra, Elvis, dies

Entertainment 03/11/19, 21:34

Hal Blaine, the Hall of Fame session drummer and virtual one-man soundtrack of the 1960s and '70s who played on the songs of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and the Beach Boys and laid down one of music's most memorable opening riffs on the Ronettes' "Be My Baby," died Monday. Blaine died ...

Highlights from the career of drummer Hal Blaine

U.S. 03/11/19, 19:53

Session drummer Hal Blaine, who died Monday at age 90 , played on thousands of records in the 1960s and '70s. He was best known for the opening solo on the Ronettes' "Be My Baby," but also played on a wide range of songs now considered classics. Here are highlights:— ...

Carole Bayer Sager to get special honor at Songwriters Hall

New York 03/08/19, 13:57

Carole Bayer Sager will receive the Johnny Mercer Award by the Songwriters Hall of Fame in June.The Oscar- and Grammy-winner, who was inducted into the Songwriters Hall in 1987, will earn the organization's highest honor on June 13 at its 50th induction ceremony in New York City.Bayer Sager, 71, has ...

Top Oscar moments: Buoyant Spike Lee, daffy Olivia Colman

Entertainment 02/25/19, 03:16

Spike Lee bounding into the arms of Samuel L. Jackson, and trading shout-outs to Brooklyn (and hats!) with Barbra Streisand. A weeping Lady Gaga in her elegant up-do, extolling the virtues of hard work. A stunned Olivia Colman and her delightfully daft acceptance speech. Historic breakthroughs for winners of color, ...

Aretha Franklin honored with star-studded tribute concert

Entertainment 01/14/19, 03:30

Alicia Keys, Patti LaBelle, Celine Dion and more took the stage to relive some of the late Aretha Franklin's biggest hits in a tribute concert.The star-studded musical lineup that also included Jennifer Hudson, John Legend and Common honored Franklin's life and career at the "Aretha! A GRAMMY Celebration For The ...

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