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Robin Williams, manic comedy star, dead at 63

Robin Williams, manic comedy star, dead at 63

FILE - This March 27, 2010 file photo shows actor Robin Williams speaking at The 24th American Cinematheque Awards honoring Matt Damon in Beverly Hills, Calif. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 63. Th…

August 11, 2014 6:50 pm
Robin Williams, manic comedy star, dead at 63

Robin Williams, manic comedy star, dead at 63

FILE - This 1978 file photo originally released by ABC shows actor Robin Williams on the set of ABCs "Mork and Mindy." Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 63. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said Will…

August 11, 2014 6:50 pm
Robin Williams, manic comedy star, dead at 63

Robin Williams, manic comedy star, dead at 63

FILE - This June 15, 2007 file photo shows actor and comedian Robin Williams posing to promote his film, "License To Wed" in Santa Monica, Calif. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 63. The Marin County…

August 11, 2014 6:50 pm
Robin Williams, manic comedy star, dead at 63

Robin Williams, manic comedy star, dead at 63

FILE - This Aug. 14, 2009 file photo shows actor Robin WIlliams from the film "World's Greatest Dad" in Los Angeles. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 63. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said Willia…

August 11, 2014 6:50 pm
Robin Williams, manic comedy star, dead at 63

Robin Williams, manic comedy star, dead at 63

FILE - This 1987 file photo released by Touchstone Pictures shows actor Robin Williams in character as disc-jockey Adrian Cronauer in director Barry Levinsons comedy drama, "Good Morning Vietnam." Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died …

August 11, 2014 6:50 pm
Robin Williams, manic comedy star, dead at 63

Robin Williams, manic comedy star, dead at 63

FILE - This Nov. 18, 2006 file photo shows comedians Robin Williams, from left, Whoopi Goldberg and Billy Crystal posing after hoasting "Comic Relief" at Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, h…

August 11, 2014 6:50 pm
Robin Williams, manic comedy star, dead at 63

Robin Williams, manic comedy star, dead at 63

FILE - This Nov. 7, 2007 file photo shows comedian Robin Williams performing at the NY Comedy Festival Event "Stand Up for Heroes: A Benefit for the Bob Woodruff Family Fund", in New York. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an ap…

August 11, 2014 6:50 pm
OFFBEAT: Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney dead at age 93

OFFBEAT: Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney dead at age 93

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 08, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: AP Entertainment Writer Bob Thomas a Hollywood legend

OFFBEAT: AP Entertainment Writer Bob Thomas a Hollywood legend

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 31, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Readers want to mail Ellen, David Brenner tribute

OFFBEAT: Readers want to mail Ellen, David Brenner tribute

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 19, 2014 12:00 am

Oscar animation affair a riot, per John C. Reilly

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. | Leave it to John C. Reilly to turn a question and answer session with this year's animated feature Oscar nominees into a gut-wrenching comedic affair.

March 01, 2014 2:10 pm

See you at the movies - to laugh, cry, scream and applaud

For the last couple of weeks, the film industry has been in the spotlight with the Golden Globes, People's Choice, Screen Actors Guild and the Film Critics Award shows on TV, and I've sat through all of them. Naturally, I am looking forward to the Academy Awards (on March 2) as well.

January 30, 2014 12:00 am

'12 Years,' 'Hustle' lead Globes nominations

The harrowing historical epic "12 Years a Slave" and the con-artist caper "American Hustle" led the 71st annual Golden Globes with seven nominations each, setting up two very different films as Academy Awards front-runners.

December 12, 2013 12:45 pm
Paula Patton, Robin Thicke

Paula Patton, Robin Thicke

In this Feb. 24, 2013 file photo, Paula Patton and Robin Thicke arrive at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscars Viewing and After Party at the Sunset Plaza Hotel in West Hollywood, Calif.  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

August 30, 2013 12:00 am
Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

July 25, 2013 12:00 am
Showy spread: At-home Oscar party fare can have the flair of Wolfgang Puck's menus

Showy spread: At-home Oscar party fare can have the flair of Wolfgang Puck's menus

The notion of dinner and a movie can be taken to extravagant heights this weekend.

February 21, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Win tickets to Oscar event

Movie fans can try their luck to win bleacher seats for the 85th annual Academy Awards. The contest, titled the Oscar Fan Experience, is currently running online and an entry form will be available through  7 p.m. Nov. 16.

September 25, 2012 3:00 pm
Hamlisch left his signature on decades of films

Hamlisch left his signature on decades of films

This 1973 file photo originally released by Columbia Pictures shows Barbra Streisand, left, and Robert Redford in a scene from the film 'The Way We Were.' Marvin Hamlisch a conductor and award-winning composer best known for the torch song 'The Way We Were' died Monday in Los Angeles. He was 68. 

August 08, 2012 1:00 pm
Marvin Hamlisch left his signature on decades of films

Marvin Hamlisch left his signature on decades of films

The word "prolific" gets tossed around a lot, but it couldn't be more appropriate in discussing the work of the late, great Marvin Hamlisch. This is especially true in considering his many contributions to film over the past five-plus decades.

August 08, 2012 1:00 pm
84th Academy Awards Show

84th Academy Awards Show

William Joyce, left, and Brandon Oldenburg accept the Oscar for best-animated short film for “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” during the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles. Maurice Hood, the in–house tailor for recently opened Ginger's Spyceware Sewing Center in …

February 27, 2012 3:50 pm
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