Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 1-7
Sept. 1: Actor George Maharis ("Route 66") is 91. Comedian-actress Lily Tomlin is 80. Actor Don Stroud is 76. Singer Archie Bell of Archie Bell and the Drells is 75. Singer Barry Gibb of the Bee...
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Emmy and Tony award-winning actress Lily Tomlin will receive a lifetime achievement award at the 15th annual Traverse City Film Festival in northern...
‘Friends,’ ‘Grace and Frankie’ creator outfoxes sexism
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ask Marta Kauffman if there will be a "Friends" reunion someday, and the answer is a crisp "nope."
Kauffman, who created the enduringly popular sitcom with David Crane and...
Netflix renews ‘Grace and Frankie’ ahead of season 5 debut
LOS ANGELES (AP) — As the fifth-season adventures of "Grace and Frankie " begin, viewers can rest assured there's more to come.
Series creator Marta Kauffman and Netflix said Tuesday that the series starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin has been renewed for season six, due in 2020.
Kauffman said she was hopeful the comedy would keep going, given that "we certainly feel the love" from streaming service Netflix.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Jane Fonda has been honored with a lifetime achievement award at a northern Michigan film festival founded by Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore.
Western New York’s National Comedy Center will open in August with Amy Schumer, Dan Aykroyd, Lily Tomlin
Western New York's National Comedy Center will open in August with Amy Schumer, Dan Aykroyd, Lily Tomlin
JAMESTOWN, New York – The National Comedy Center, opening this summer in western New York, has amassed a star-studded cast of comedians to celebrate its debut, including Amy Schumer, Lily Tomlin, Dan Aykroyd and others.
The new museum will open in Lucille Ball's hometown of Jamestown, on August 1, coinciding with the annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival.
Broomfield Actress Appears on Netflix’s ‘Grace and Frankie’ with Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin
"So I'm throwing a pineapple at Lily Tomlin," said 15-year-old Broomfield actress Sarah Kay Jolly.
Her mom, Stacey Jolly, chimed in, setting the scene of two star-struck production assistants chatting on the "Grace and Frankie" set in Los Angeles.
"'Just look at Sarah standing there with Lily and Jane (Fonda, the show's other star) like it's no big deal,'" Stacey Jolly said, recounting the assistants' conversation. "Then one of them said, 'You know, she probably has no idea who they are.'"
Actresses urge New York Gov. Cuomo to raise tipped wage
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sixteen actresses, including Jane Fonda, Sarah Jessica Parker, Reese Witherspoon and Natalie Portman, are urging New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to raise the wage paid to tipped workers.
The women signed onto a letter to the Democratic governor as his administration examines whether to eliminate the subminimum wage paid to restaurant servers and other workers who make tips.
A report by Deadline Thursday said that a reboot of the legendary female empowerment comedy 9 to 5 is in the works. Last Thursday night’s episode of ABC News'Nightline, Dolly Parton, the star of the original film, told ABC's David Wright that she and her co-stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are all on board for the new movie.
In ‘Girlfriends,’ women get the pain, laughs, no Botox
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The women of "Girlfriends" are having a very rough go of it, and that's just in the first episode.
Miranda Richardson's Sue is dumped by her lover and the magazine she helped him build. Phyllis Logan's Linda is abruptly widowed and may be broke. Zoe Wanamaker's Gail is losing a husband to divorce and gaining her ex-con son.
‘Girlfriends’ a TV rarity: feisty and funny at 60
We have the Jane Fonda-Lily Tomlin comedy “Grace and Frankie” on Netflix and Christine Baranski in “The Good Fight” on CBS All Access.
And for a while last year, thanks to FX’s “Feud,” 50-something screen queens Joan Crawford and Bette Davis battled Hollywood’s age biases as well as each other.
But apart from these anomalies, substantial series about women of a certain age — in their 50s and 60s — are essentially non-existent, at least on American television.
NBC’s Kelly says Fonda has ‘no business’ lecturing her
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's Megyn Kelly lashed out at actress Jane Fonda Monday in a simmering dispute over an interview gone awry, even invoking the old "Hanoi Jane" nickname.
Jenny Risher just keeps crafting love letters to Detroit.
The first was the photographer's 2013 book "Heart Soul Detroit: Conversations on the Motor City" (Momentum Books), a series of interviews and portraits of Detroit luminaries ranging from Eminem to Lily Tomlin to Al Kaline.
Macy’s Parade, Mark Twain Prize and Marvel series top the week’s TV choices (videos)
Macy's Parade, Mark Twain Prize and Marvel series top the week's TV choices (videos)
CLEVELAND, Ohio – The week's viewing choices include a new Marvel series based on a comic book co-created by Brian K. Vaughan, who grew up in Rocky River and Westlake:
Picking dream dates with favorite actresses
Column: Restaurant servers want to retain ‘tip credit’
I love "Grace and Frankie," the popular television show starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. As a server, I don't love these actresses' recent support for changing Michigan's minimum wage law to the detriment of tipped restaurant employees.
Politics, diverse winners, new voices top key Emmy moments
NEW YORK (AP) — It was, not surprisingly, a night for politics, with everyone from host Stephen Colbert to Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and Alec Baldwin getting in zingers about Donald Trump — all to be upstaged by Sean Spicer himself, in a controversial appearance that set social media afire. But Emmy night was not only about politics.
Emmy audience adores Parton, Fonda and Tomlin Emmy reunion
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first standing ovation of the 69th annual Emmy Awards went not to a winner but to a trio of presenters — Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. The audience erupted in sustained cheers of adulation as the three actresses strolled on stage Sunday to the theme music of their 1980 hit movie "9 to 5."
Actress Lily Tomlin among Detroit Homecoming speakers
DETROIT (AP) — Organizers of the fourth annual Detroit Homecoming are bringing in professionals with Detroit ties in hopes of convincing them to invest or reinvest in the city.
The 3-day event starts Wednesday with an invitation-only gathering at the Michigan Central train station. Speakers include actress and comedienne Lily Tomlin, NBA champion and Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green, and Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross.
Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin push minimum wage hike in Michigan
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Actresses Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin will be in Michigan this week advocating for and raising money for a 2018 ballot initiative to increase the state's minimum wage.
Their events come days after the One Fair Wage ballot drive was announced by a group advocating for restaurant workers.
The measure would gradually raise what's now an $8.90 hourly minimum wage to $12 in 2022. The lower minimum wage for tipped employees would eventually equal the regular minimum wage, too.
Review: Elliott shines as usual, but ‘Hero’ doesn’t satisfy
At the beginning of "The Hero," Lee Hayden, the aging Hollywood Western actor played by Sam Elliott, is recording a radio spot for barbecue sauce. And he's really, really good at it.
"Lone Star barbecue sauce," he intones, in a deep, luxuriant drawl that sounds just like, well, Sam Elliott. "The perfect pardner for your chicken."
Rome Little Theatre presents ‘9 to 5 the Musical’ starting May 12
Tumble out of bed and stumble to the kitchen, then make your way to the Historic DeSoto Theatre for Rome Little Theatre’s production of “9 to 5 the Musical,” which opens May 12 and runs two weekends through May 21.
Hollywood agent and producer Sandy Gallin dies at 76
NEW YORK (AP) — Sandy Gallin, an agent and talent manager who guided the careers of such luminaries as Barbra Streisand, Dolly Parton, Cher and Nicole Kidman, as well as being a TV, movie and Broadway producer, has died in Los Angeles. He was 76.
Gallin died Friday after a long battle with multiple myeloma, according to close friend Bruce Bozzi. "We lost a shining light this morning," Bozzi wrote on Instagram in tribute.
Smart Rating: 39.67Series span: 11/2/2012 - 3/22/2013Starring: Reba McEntire, Lily Tomlin, Sara RueReba McKenzie put her own dreams on hold to raise a family, while her husband pursued his music career, but after his cheating has led to divorce, she starts to question the wisdom of that decision. With her mother and two kids in tow, Reba leaves Nashville in her rearview mirror and heads to Malibu to start a new chapter in her life. Although she feels like an outsider on the West Coast, she relies on the support of her family and the help of her new music agent, Geoffrey, to finally start the music career that she set aside when she was younger.
NEW YORK (AP) — Chelsea Brown, a dancer and actress who brightened "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" and later found success performing in Australia, has died.
Her death Wednesday in Chicago was confirmed by George Schlatter, an executive producer of the zany NBC comedy-sketch series. Her age was reported as 69.
Fonda and Tomlin savor senioritis as ‘Grace and Frankie’
NEW YORK (AP) — The message of "Grace and Frankie" is: There's life after 70.
And also your own brand of vibrator, according to this Netflix comedy's just-released new season.
Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin press on as the title characters whose longtime husbands (played by Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston) abruptly left them for each other at the series' inception.
"When our law-partner husbands tell us they've been having an affair for 20 years, we're bereft and cast adrift," says Tomlin.
Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin savor senioritis as ‘Grace and Frankie’
Tomlin: ‘We have to be vigilant and stop certain behaviors’
SAG actors express shock over Muslim ban
Lily Tomlin accepts SAG Life Achievement Award with humor
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lily Tomlin offered advice to young actors and a hearty dose of humor as she accepted the Screen Actors Guild's Life Achievement Award.
"Don't leave the house when you're drunk," she said to riotous laughter from her fellow actors at the Shrine Auditorium.
"And if you're already out there, well, you must learn to tell when you've had too much to drink. Listen to your friends when they stop talking to you and start talking about you, saying things like, 'Did she have a purse?'
SAG Life honoree Lily Tomlin: ‘I have had a good ride.’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lily Tomlin will be acting for the actors Sunday, as she receives Life Achievement honors at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
"I feel like I'm a kid going to some grownups' event," she said in an interview. "I feel like I'm playing along with it."
Veteran comic and actress Lily Tomlin to be honored with SAG Life Achievement Award
Stars of ‘Hidden Figures’ among SAG Awards presenters
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nominated stars of "Moonlight," ''Hidden Figures," ''Manchester by the Sea" and "Captain Fantastic" will be among the presenters at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Actor Score: 69First starred in: NashvilleAge (at release): 35Age (present): 76
Star power: Popejoy bringing Bernadette Peters, Lily Tomlin, Broadway shows for 51st season
The Russian National Ballet will present ?Cinderella.?
Tom Popejoy had a dream to create a venue where top-notch entertainment ? especially music ? could be enjoyed in Albuquerque.
On Oct. 1, 1966, a concert hall opened for its first concert on the University of New Mexico campus.
Two years later, it was named Popejoy Hall, to honor the former President of UNM.
For a half century, Popejoy Hall has remained a premier facility in which to take in the...