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Billy Crystal to honor Robin Williams at Emmy Awards

Los Angeles - The Emmy Awards always feature an "In Memoriam" segment during the broadcast. This year, many will tune in even if they ignore the rest of the show, for one simple reason — Robin Williams.

Batch of Emmys already handed out; HBO leads the way with 15 wins

The Emmy Awards will be handed out Aug. 25, but many of them were already bestowed Aug. 16. The Creative Arts Emmy Awards were handed out in Los Angeles and sets the stage for what is to come.

Review: Toronto 'Tartuffe' has good moments, odd directorial choices Special

Toronto - It's a tricky business, trying to make an old theatre warhorse seem fresh and new. Bold or eccentric choices can spark new life into a classic, or they can massacre it. Soulpepper's new mounting of “Tartuffe” tastes both ends of the lollipop.

Review: ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’ appetizingly fuses food and story Special

‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’ is the delectable story of a talented young chef who must choose between working at his family’s restaurant and exploring the possibilities the rest of the culinary world has to offer.

Cast of The Inbetweeners talks sequel in Australia

The first Inbetweeners movie was a huge hit in cinemas, earning an impressive £13.2m at the UK box office during opening weekend. Now a sequel is in the pipeline, set to take place in Australia.

'Planes: Fire & Rescue' cleared for landing

Kids will return to the theaters over the weekend to board "Planes: Fire and Rescue." Adults may purge and watch a sex tape, however. All this means is that there is a choice among the new wide releases.

A conversation with actress Shirley Knight Special

With an impressive list of stage, film and TV roles spanning 50 years, Shirley Knight is a true success story in the world of entertainment. One particular role she takes great pride in is a recent one: Marie in the independent film "Redwood Highway."

'Game of Thrones' leads Emmy nods with 19; drama category is hot

Los Angeles - The 66th Annual Emmy Awards will take place Aug. 25, but the nominations were handed out early this morning in Los Angeles. "Game Of Thrones" leads all shows with 19 nominations.

Acorn TV offers an eclectic mix of British television programming

With a unique roster of programming, and subscriber numbers steadily growing, Acorn TV is a force to be reckoned with in the world of streaming services.

'Transformers 4' takes down 'Tammy'

Usually a holiday box office is something to get excited about. However, when that holiday falls on a Friday like the Fourth of July did, not so much.

Review: Toronto's High Park is the perfect setting for 'As You Like It' Special

Toronto - Canadian Stage's annual Shakespeare in High Park has become a respected Toronto summer tradition, and this year, the Bard's pastoral comedy “As You Like It” is a fine match for the High Park Amphitheatre's outdoor setting and young audiences.

'Transformers 4: Age of Extinction' morphing into a monster hit

UPDATE: "Transformers 4: Age of Extinction" now boasts the best Friday opener of the year with an estimated haul of $41.6 million. It has a shot at a $100 million weekend.

North Korean authorities call comedy film an 'act of war'

A trailer for the upcoming comedy called "The Interview" has aroused international interest and a response for action from North Korean (NK) authorities themselves.

A conversation with actress Dylan Gelula Special

With roles in two new TV shows, "Chasing Life" and "Jennifer Falls," Dylan Gelula is quickly becoming a breakout star in TV land.

'Of Human Bondage', 'London Road' top the Dora Awards in Toronto Special

Toronto - It was an evening full of bondage and murder at the Dora Mavor Moore Awards last night — with local productions “Of Human Bondage,” “Venus in Fur” and “London Road” among the big winners at the annual awards ceremony for theatre in Toronto.

Comedy is king as 'Think Like a Man 2' wins

It wasn't just a comedy win at the box office, it was another win for Kevin Hart. He is on a roll — or make that role. His roles are helping him take his films to the top spot, or at least close.

Review: Dana Carvey brings his stand-up comedy show to The Paramount Special

Huntington - Emmy-award-winning comedian Dana Carvey (best-known for his work on "Saturday Night Live") brought his stand-up comedy show to The Paramount in Huntington, New York on June 21.

Op-Ed: John Oliver reveals Stephen Hawking's comedy skills

The Hawking-Oliver interview was heavy on jokes with a light amount of theoretical science thrown in. This is some serious comedy for anyone who is a fan of dry humor.

Review: ’22 Jump Street’ graduates at the top of its class Special

’22 Jump Street’ applies the same playful philosophy from the first film when Jenko and Schmidt are assigned to a drug investigation at a nearby college.

Fred Armisen invents new chords 'bark' and 'baseball bat'

Fred Armisen challenged viewers to play the same difficult song he did on the show 'Comedy, Bang! Bang!'. Unfortunately many of us could not figure out how to play the guy named Reggie chord. It's just too complicated.

Op-Ed: John Oliver smashes FCC comment system

After ridiculing the FFC's stance on net neutrality Oliver made an impassioned plea asking the internet "monsters" to contact the FCC. Their comments drowned the government network for over an hour.

Review: ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’ is too many Special

Writer/director Seth MacFarlane stars in ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West,’ which centres on a cowardly farmer’s bid for love that forces him into a gunfight with an opponent way out of his league.

Review: ‘The Grand Seduction’ is filled with delightful intrigue Special

‘The Grand Seduction’ is an enchanting comedy about a small village’s attempt to beguile a young doctor into staying on permanently by fabricating an elaborate web of lies.

Review: Season 2 of Ricky Gervais's 'Derek' airs on Netflix May 30

In "Derek", Ricky Gervais proves he can write and portray a character who is simple yet likable and is in no way brash or mean-spirited like many of his creations who have come before.

Review: McKellar's Newfoundland comedy may charm, but never seduces Special

Feel-good comedies like “The Grand Seduction” remind me of “nice guys” who try to attract women with flowers and nonstop compliments. Sure, he's harmless, he may even be sincere, but where's the edge? What makes him different from the others?

Terry Gilliam finds Monty Python reunion 'depressing'

Monty Python's Terry Gilliam feels that it is depressing that a reunion is happening because they tried to move past it with their careers.

'Neighbors' laughs past 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' for huge win

"Neighbors" moved in and won the weekend as it beat "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" rather easily at the box office. It took in more than projected as well. It was a huge comedy win.

Review: ‘Mom’s Night Out’ reinforces all the wrong stereotypes Special

In ‘Mom’s Night Out,’ a few overworked mothers get out their high-heels for a grown-up evening, but in typical Hollywood fashion their husbands prove inept at caring for the kids alone.

Review: ‘Neighbors’ refreshes the fraternity rivalry Special

‘Neighbors’ is every homeowner’s worst nightmare. A noisy fraternity moves into a pleasant community, particularly upsetting a young couple who take action.

Comedies and another trip to Oz compete with Spidey

UPDATE: "Neighbors" will surely beat "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" as it is cruising right now and hauled in $19.5 million on Friday. The end result could be around $50 million, a surprise to many for sure.
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