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11 Famous People Who Started as Lowly TV Writers

Becoming a comedic icon doesn’t happen overnight. It takes years and years of hard work. In some cases, this means paying your dues as the low-level member of a sitcom writing staff – a rite of passage for many successful comics, actors and directors. Here are 11 notable examples. 1. Norm Macdonald: Roseanne The deadpan comic [...]

The Saddest Movie in the World

What movies make you cry? When I saw The Champ during its initial theater run, I did not expect to cry, but I did, and so did everyone in the audience. Watching 9-year-old Ricky Schroeder begging his father not to die was just too much. When researchers Robert Levenson and James Gross began looking for [...]

The Late Movies: Ringing in a New Year

As we welcome 2011, enjoy some New Year music and memories. And use a designated driver! Happy New Year Rhe DeVille updated her 2009 song to usher in 2011. * World’s Happiest Penguin The world’s happiest penguin dances to Auld Lang Syne as the snow falls. It’s a Happy Feet New Year! * The New Year Party When Harry Met Sally, the ending [...]

Just Friends

Can men and women ever really be “just friends”? A series of articles at Slate magazine this week explores the question from different angles. Today’s feature highlights platonic relationships in Hollywood movies, which may or may not reflect real life. The most famous example is in When Harry Met Sally. Are we supposed to believe that [...]