NEW YORK (AP) — "Shazam!" is one of those movies with a perfect elevator pitch.
Everywhere along its path to production, the same phrase guided its makers: "'Big' meets 'Superman.'" As a...
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‘Laverne’ role gave Marshall springboard to historic career
NEW YORK (AP) — Penny Marshall was typically self-effacing whenever her brother, the late filmmaker Garry Marshall, proudly boasted that his sister was the first female director to direct a $100 million box-office hit.
"They didn't give ME the money," Marshall joked in 2012 to The New Yorker.
Tom Hanks, Rob Reiner and more stars mourn Penny Marshall
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Celebrities offer their thanks, remembrances and condolences on the death of actress-director Penny Marshall, who died Monday at 75.
"I loved Penny. I grew up with her. She was born with a great gift. She was born with a funnybone and the instinct of how to use it. I was very lucky to have lived with her and her funnybone. I will miss her." — Rob Reiner, who was married to Marshall from 1971 to 1981, via Twitter.
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‘Laverne & Shirley’ star, ‘Big’ director Penny Marshall dies
NEW YORK (AP) — Penny Marshall, who indelibly starred in the top-rated sitcom "Laverne & Shirley" before becoming the trailblazing director of smash-hit big-screen comedies such as "Big" and "A League of Their Own," has died. She was 75.
CANNES DO: Boston and Amherst-bred Uma Thurman has a great gig lined up for herself — she gets to go to the south of France, watch some cool movies and judge them. There’s probably wine and great bread in there as well. According to Deadline.com, Thurman is set to preside over the Un Certain Regard jury at this year’s Cannes Film Festival (May 17-28). That category features works which offer a unique perspective and aesthetic. She’s worked with Quentin Tarantino; no wonder the fest picked her to judge.
* The Killing Season — True crime stories continue to be all the rage. Now comes a gritty documentary series that follows investigators as they attempt to solve a five-year-old murder case pegged to 10 dead sex workers found on Gilgo Beach, Long Island. 9 p.m. Saturday, A&E.
* Jay Leno's Garage —A drag race between Vice President Joe Biden and Colin Powell? That enticing showdown is featured in the season two premiere. 10 p.m. Wednesday, CNBC.
Ron Howard set for ‘Odd Couple’ tribute to Garry Marshall
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ron Howard is among those set to guest star in a tribute to late TV sitcom king Garry Marshall in an episode of "The Odd Couple" next week.
Marshall died in July at 81. He developed the original "Odd Couple" TV series from the 1970s and acted in the current CBS version in an April episode, playing the father of Matthew Perry's character.