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Letterman A Finalist For Thurber Prize For Humor

Posted On August 14, 2014

(New York, NY) -- David Letterman is in the running for a top honor in humor. The "Late Show" host is among the finalists for the 30th annual Thurber Prize. He's sharing the nod with "New Yorker" magazine writer and illustrator Bruce McCall for their vacation home book satire, "This Land Was Made for You…

Williams Wife: Actor Also Struggled With Early Stages Of Parkinson’s Disease

Posted On August 14, 2014

(Undated) -- The wife of Oscar winner Robin Williams says he was in the early stages of Parkinson's Disease. In a new statement, Susan Schneider said while bravely battling depression and anxiety, Robin was also struggling with Parkinson's but was not yet ready to share that information publicly. "Variety" further quotes Schneider as saying that…

Netflix Adds More Comedy Specials To Lineup

Posted On August 14, 2014

(Undated) -- Netflix is opening its streaming portal to more comedy. The video streaming service has announced plans to roll out four comedy specials, starting with the previously-announced Chelsea Handler tour taping, which will debut on October 10th, about a month after Handler wraps her E! talk show "Chelsea Lately." Specials from Jim Jeffries, slated…

Broadway To Dim Lights In Honor Of Lauren Bacall

Posted On August 14, 2014

(New York, NY) -- Broadway will go dark for a second time this week in mourning of another fallen star. Marquees will dim their lights Friday evening for one minute in memory of Tony Award winner and Hollywood screen legend Lauren Bacall. Bacall, who died Tuesday at the age of 89, won two Tonys for…

Lifetime To Air "Brittany Murphy Story" In September

Posted On August 14, 2014

(Undated) -- Lifetime is continuing its trend of adapting celebrity tales into TV movies. The network has announced a September 6th premiere date for "The Brittany Murphy Story." Actress Amanda Fuller, best known for her role on "Last Man Standing," will play the "Clueless" actress who died unexpectedly in December 2009 of pneumonia and anemia.…