The "Mad About You" star talks about getting back into shape for doing standup, how sad the music he composes is, the magic of "Diner," playing the villain in "Aliens," and what a gift it was to be cast in a much-loved sit-com.
Listening to actor Simon Helberg talk about "The Big Bang Theory," you'd think his show was actually a nerdy nighttime soap. The actor, who plays aerospace engineer Howard Wolowitz on the CBS sitcom, dropped a few hints about what to expect from Thursday night's season finale.
The ACLU is lobbying for the gay couple on "Modern Family" to get married.
Jim Gaffigan is a popular comedian. Hes added a second show for his Seattle appearance.
He started from the bottom, but now he's on top at the BET Awards: Drake has 12 nominations.
The Cannes Film Festival got under way with a blockbuster day of Steven Spielberg and Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby."
PBS says the fourth season of "Downton Abbey" will begin in January and run for eight weeks.
Bill Hader is leaving "Saturday Night Live" after an eight-year run.
In her bad girl days, Angelina Jolie's body was a billboard for tattoos that said such things as "Billy Bob."
Before Dr. Phil and Dr. Drew and Dr. Oz, there was Joyce Brothers.
A weary-looking O.J. Simpson, weighed down by shackles and more than four years in prison, shuffled into a Las Vegas courtroom Monday hoping to eventually walk out a free man.
Barbara Walters said Monday that retirement from her epochal television career is near, but it's not happening right away.
Fox, facing the ebbing ratings power of "American Idol," is betting big on its first miniseries showcase starting with a limited-edition "24," and shows from heavyweight producers Seth MacFarlane and J.J. Abrams to invigorate its schedule.
Walking is always free, but Downtown on the Go makes it more interesting with its Walk Tacoma 2013 series that continues through August.
They’ve danced at bus stops. They’ve danced in bars, hair salons and at the library. They’ve splashed along the reflective pools outside Museum of Glass, squeezed into loft spaces and reinvented storefronts. But this weekend, Barefoot Collective is doing something truly out of the box: dancing on a traditional stage at Theatre on the Square.
YouTube unveiled its subscription service Thursday with such recognizable entertainment brands as “Sesame Street,” “Jim Henson Family TV” and the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
“Redwood Highway” could be labeled a coming-of-age film but for one small disqualifier: Its protagonist is a 75-year-old woman. Call it instead a coming-of-the-aged drama.
The past is a puzzle that resurfaces in bits and pieces for Robert Redford in “The Company You Keep.”
A barrel of whiskey would usually spell doom for the working-class blokes who find their way into Ken Loach films. But it is redemption the director and his longtime creative collaborator, writer Paul Laverty, have in mind in the unexpectedly warm, hopeful and humorous brew of “The Angels’ Share.”
“Peeples” is an African-American “Meet the Parents” that slips funnyman Craig Robinson into the Ben Stiller role. Casting the musically minded Robinson in this formula comedy about screwing up your first encounter with your potential in-laws is like replacing Stiller’s Greg Focker with Jack Black.
Chehalis resident Bret Goss, a former Marine and current truck salesman, appeared on the game show "The Price is Right" Wednesday morning and won the Showcase Showdown.
Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee says modesty and diligence have been the keys to his success in penetrating the foreign cultures that were part of many of his most notable films.
Colombian superstar Shakira is learning how to balance her demanding work schedule with being a new mom one day at a time.
Jeanne Cooper, the enduring soap opera star who played grande dame Katherine Chancellor for nearly four decades on "The Young and the Restless," has died. She was 84.
The lead singer of Grammy-nominated heavy metal band As I Lay Dying was arrested Tuesday in Southern California as authorities said he tried to hire an undercover detective to kill his estranged wife.
Carrie Underwood will take over the theme song for "Sunday Night Football," with NBC sticking to the formula of a female country music star for its intro.
When Ray Harryhausen was 13, he was so overwhelmed by "King Kong" that he vowed he would create otherworldly creatures on film. He fulfilled his desire as an adult, thrilling audiences with skeletons in a sword fight, a gigantic octopus destroying the Golden Gate Bridge, and a six-armed dancing goddess.
The "bad boys" are on the move. The Saturday night television fixture "Cops" is leaving Fox after 25 years and will be shown on the Spike network.
You know a pop star is huge when he books KeyArena a year in advance. Justin Timberlake announced today that hes bringing his 20/20 Experience to Seattle on May 17, 2014.
The Northwests own Heart and Death Cab for Cutie will headline Seattles annual Bumbershoot festival this year. Bumbershoot takes over Seattle Center every Labor Day weekend and features concerts, literary events, art, comedy and more. This years festival runs Aug. 31 to Sept. 2.
LOS ANGELES — Swoosie Kurtz, who plays Melissa McCarthy’s outrageous mother, Joyce, on the hit CBS sitcom “Mike & Molly,” got her first lesson in the fickleness of show business more than 50 years ago in a production of Thornton Wilder’s “The Skin of Our Teeth” at Hollywood High School.
America’s twin ills — the swollen ranks of hungry people in the country and the national “obesity epidemic” — are explained, in blunt and poignant terms, in “A Place at the Table,” a documentary about “food politics” and the forces that let hunger in America make a comeback.
“The Sapphires” is an unpolished gem of a musical, a dramedy with a familiar ’60s girl-group-on-the-rise story pasted over a backdrop of Australian racism and America’s long war in Vietnam.
You’ll be surprised.
Question: I am still trying to understand how to watch the new versions of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” if you do not have Hulu (whatever that is — I have no idea) or iTunes (I don’t know what that is either) and if you don’t have something like that, then what? There are a lot of people that don’t have those things, so how do they expect to get a lot of viewers?
The second candidate in the Tacoma Symphony's search for a new musical director New Yorker Paul Haas takes the podium Tuesday for a concert Saturday, with a creative vision for the future.
“Starbuck” is a big, fat French-Canadian hug of a movie, a sperm-donations-gone-wrong farce that manages the occasional belly laugh, but also offers moving takes on parenthood, family and what it means to grow up.
Coming soon to a theater near you: China’s Communist Party.
For a nerdy white guy with an accordion, “Weird Al” Yankovic has enjoyed a pretty good career. He owns three Grammys, has sold more than 12 million albums, has 3 million Twitter followers, and, more recently, produced two books and a 3-D film, “Al’s Brain.”
“Marriage is like a phone call late at night,” Robert De Niro says in a dulcet voice-over at the outset of “The Big Wedding.” “First comes the ring, and then you wake up.”
The cinema’s leading purveyor of Southern Gothic, Jeff Nichols, hands Matthew McConaughey his latest tour de force turn in “Mud,” a down-and-dirty, if entirely-too-long, mythic melodrama in the “Tobacco Road” tradition.
“Pain & Gain” is the darkest of comedies set in bright Miami about gruesome crimes committed by the dimmest of bulbs.
An exhibit featuring 14 prehistoric marine creatures has just opened at Harbor History Museum in Gig Harbor. Just don’t call them dinosaurs.
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- Narrows tolls to rise; more hikes possible as debt and lack of traffic may push maximum amount over $6 prediction
- Ruston moratorium baffles business owners
- Kent police arrest NBA player suspected of threatening woman with gun
- 305 Secrecy ignited firestorms over Benghazi, IRS
- 110 Aide: Obama learned about IRS from news accounts
- 53 Tacoma program uses housing to promote good parenting, self-sufficiency
- 39 He set out to disprove a faith, woo a girl now he loves both
- 38 Narrows tolls to rise; more hikes possible as debt and lack of traffic may push maximum amount over $6 prediction