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Comedy Legend Sid Caesar Dies At 91

February 12th, 2014 10:01pm EST
Comedy Legend Sid Caesar Dies At 91
U.S. comedy veteran Sid Caesar has died at the age of 91.

The TV icon's friend and collaborator Carl Reiner and biographer Eddy Friedfeld confirmed the sad news on Wednesday.

Caesar starred on beloved 1950s TV variety show Your Show of Shows and went on to host Caesar's Hour, and he also appeared in films like It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Airport, Silent Movie and Grease.

Flowers will be placed on his Walk of Fame star in Hollywood on Wednesday afternoon.

Newsman Larry King was among the first celebrities to pay tribute to Caesar on his page on Wednesday. He wrote, "Sorr...

Sid Caesar's Comedy Pals Lead Tributes To Late Star

February 12th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Sid Caesar's Comedy Pals Lead Tributes To Late Star
Sid Caesar's comedy co-horts Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks and Woody Allen are leading the tributes to the veteran funnyman following his death on Wednesday at the age of 91.

The TV icon was the star of beloved 1950s variety program "Your Show of Shows," performing alongside Reiner and acting out sketches co-written by Brooks, and now his colleagues are mourning his loss.

In a statement issued to The Hollywood Reporter, Reiner writes, "Inarguably he was the greatest single monologist and skit comedian we ever had. Television owes him a debt of gratitude for his pioneering work and the great sho...

Stars Turn Out To Honor Carl Reiner

October 16th, 2011 2:33pm EDT
Carl Reiner
George Clooney and Bonnie Hunt heaped praise on acting legend Carl Reiner on Thursday as he was feted in Hollywood with a lifetime achievement award.

The 89 year old was the guest of honor at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' An Evening Honoring Carl Reiner event, and a host of big names turned out to celebrate the star.

Dick Van Dyke, Hunt and Lily Tomlin were among the guests who were treated to a film montage looking back at Reiner's career, and they spoke fondly of their pal, who created sitcom Head of the Family, which became The Dick Van Dyke Show.

Van Dyke says, "He used ...

50 Years Later, 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' Still Holds Up

September 19th, 2011 8:18pm EDT
'The Dick Van Dyke Show'
It’s almost impossible to believe, but it’s true: ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’ premiered on CBS 50 years ago next month. Yes, it was half a century ago that America was first introduced to the Petries’ living room and the office of Alan Brady’s writing staff.

What’s even more amazing is that the show still holds up better than ever. ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’ was one of the first sitcoms to depict a husband and wife who actually had the hots for each other – even though they supposedly slept in separate beds. (It was obvious that wasn’t always the case. I mean, they had a kid and everything.)...

'Dick Van Dyke' Writer Sem Denoff Dies At 83

July 11th, 2011 5:34pm EDT
Dick Van Dyke
Sam Denoff, a prolific TV writer who won two Emmys for 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' and who created 'That Girl,' has died at age 83. He had reportedly suffered from Alzheimer's Disease.

Denoff started in TV writing for shows like 'Your Show of Shows' and 'McHale's Navy' before he struck gold with writing partner Bill Persky. Carl Reiner recruited them to write for Van Dyke's show, and the pair became favorites in the latter half of the show's run. They won an Emmy in 1964 for various episodes, and in 1966 were nominated for two episodes: They won for the classic 'Coast to Coast Big Mouth' e...

8th Annual TV Land Awards Red Carpet (Video)

April 24th, 2010 3:04pm EDT
TV Land Awards Red Carpet Interviews
This Sunday April 25 at 9 PM EST, the eighth annual TV Lands awards will air and be hosted by everyone’s favorite tool man, Tim Allen. The award show will honor comedic legends Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner as well as the cast of Glee; reunite the cast of Everybody Loves Raymond; and pay tribute to the late Farrah Fawcett.

Before the ceremony, Starpulse had the pleasure of covering the red carpet, come with us and check out who we got to chat with. Don’t forget to tune into the awards show Sunday night!

More TV Land Red Carpet Photos

Story by Vanessa Mujica

Starpulse contr...

'Valentine's Day' & Other Movies With Star-Studded Casts

February 12th, 2010 2:50pm EST
Ah, Valentine's Day weekend, the perfect time for Hollywood to embrace the mainstream audience by giving them cheesy and wonderful romantic comedies to prepare for the big day of love. This year the aptly named "Valentine's Day" is perfectly timed to get big notice, but one of the first things that impresses viewers is seeing the celebrity cast involved. It seems like almost every major actor is involved with this project, including Julia Roberts, Jamie Foxx, Ashton Kutcher, Bradley Cooper, Jessica Alba, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Garner, Patrick Dempsey, and on and on with at least ten other ...

'The Jerk' Starring Steve Martin Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary

December 14th, 2009 9:47am EST
The Jerk 30th Anniversary
Directed by Carl Reiner, and released on December 14, 1979 "The Jerk" tells the "rags to riches…to rags" story of Navin R. Johnson, an imbecilic, white boy, raised by a family of poor, black sharecroppers, who decides to take his Candide-like optimism and head to the big city to find his place in the world. The film kicks off with a homeless Navin, who says, "I am not a bum. I'm a jerk. I once had wealth, power, and the love of a beautiful woman. Now, I only have two things: my friends and my thermos." Navin then goes on to recount the particulars of his personal story. He begins with the a...

'Comedy Central Roast Of Joan Rivers' Premieres Sunday At 10pm

August 6th, 2009 4:44pm EDT
Comedy Central Roast Of Joan Rivers
Comedic icon and Comedy Central Roastee Joan Rivers kept a stiff upper lip and then unleashed an uproarious and unforgettable rebuttal at the "Comedy Central Roast Of Joan Rivers." Emmy Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated comedienne Kathy Griffin served as Roast Master for the show which taped at CBS Studios - Radford on Sunday, July 26 in Los Angeles. The "Comedy Central Roast Of Joan Rivers" premieres on Sunday, August 9 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Also debuting during Sunday night's premiere will be's first-ever live "Twoast," which invites all users to go to comedycen...

'The Blue Elephant,' An Adorable Story Of Friendship, Love And Courage, Comes To DVD Sept. 2

August 31st, 2008 9:00am EDT
The Blue Elephant
A lovable young elephant journeys into the big world when the CGI animated tale The Blue Elephant arrives on DVD September 2nd presented by The Weinstein Company, Genius Products and The Jim Henson Company: Discoveries, the newly formed acquisitions banner that presents third party produced titles that reflect the Company's long-standing tradition of creative excellence.

Produced in Thailand by Kantana Group Public Co. Ltd., The Blue Elephant features all-star voice talent including Emmy Award winner Martin Short (Spiderwick Chronicles, Santa Clause 3), eight time Emmy Award winner C...

Celebrity Birthdays, March 20

March 20th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Spike Lee
Happy Birthday to Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington (1976), Franz Ferdinand singer Alexander Kapranos (1972), "Harry Potter" actor David Thewlis (1963), "Thirteen" star Holly Hunter (1958), actress Theresa Russell (1957), film director Spike Lee (1957), Emerson, Lake & Palmer drummer Carl Palmer (1950), "Dune" star William Hurt (1950), Canadian hockey legend Bobby Orr (1948), "Guitar Man" Jerry Reed (1937), "Barney Miller" star Hal Linden (1931), children's television host Fred Rogers (1928; d. 2003), director Carl Reiner (1922), actor/bandleader Ozzie Nelson (1906; d. 1975), and Norweg...

'Ocean's Thirteen' Cast Takes Shape

March 28th, 2006 9:22am EST
Ellen Barkin
Ellen Barkin has signed on as the latest leading lady for the second sequel to hit 2001 movie Ocean's Eleven. Ocean's Thirteen, a follow-up to 2004 sequel Ocean's Twelve, will begin filming July 21 at Warner Bros. studios in Burbank, California, where a fully operational casino will be built. The first Ocean film was shot at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the sequel was shot on location in Europe.

Film executives say it became too arduous to shoot a movie around the gambling traffic in a real casino and decided to build their own casino instead.

Barkin will be stepping i...

Celebrity Birthdays, March 20

March 20th, 2006 3:03am EST
Spike Lee
Happy Birthday to Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington (1976), Franz Ferdinand singer Alexander Kapranos (1972), supermodel Kathy Ireland (1963), "Harry Potter" actor David Thewlis (1963), "Thirteen" star Holly Hunter (1958), actress Theresa Russell (1957), film director Spike Lee (1957), Emerson, Lake & Palmer drummer Carl Palmer (1950), "Dune" star William Hurt (1950), Canadian hockey legend Bobby Orr (1948), "Guitar Man" Jerry Reed (1937), "Barney Miller" star Hal Linden (1931), children's television host Fred Rogers (1928; d. 2003), director Carl Reiner (1922), actor/bandleader Ozzie N...

Rob Reiner: 'I Had This Feeling That My Father Didn't Love Me'

February 20th, 2006 10:55am EST
Rob Reiner
Acclaimed director Rob Reiner struggled with his filmmaker father's success during his childhood because he felt unloved. Reiner became convinced he was "invisible" as a young boy because director Carl Reiner was often too busy to spend time with him, and he only realized his father did love him after undergoing hours of therapy later in life.

He says, "Dad's a great guy and I love him, but he had such a high-powered career. It kinda took him away and a lot of times I didn't feel noticed. I had this feeling that my father didn't love me. I've now been through enough analysis to know b...

James Marsters & Nick Lachey Among Guests on WB Shows

January 16th, 2006 3:44pm EST
Nick Lachey
The WB Network welcomes a sexy and intriguing celebrity guest roster to kick-off its midseason, including Nick Lachey, James Denton, Kelly Carlson and James Marsters. The announcement was made today at the network's Winter 2006 Television Critics’ Association Press Tour.

Actor Nick Lachey guest stars on TWINS in an episode entitled "Himbo," which will air February 24 (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET). Lachey will play Charlie Solik, a former underwear model and Arnold Undergarments’ new Marketing Director, hired by Farrah (Molly Stanton). This is Lachey's second guest appearance on the network afte...

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