For five years straight, I have recommended legendary entertainer and philanthropist Jerry Lewis for the Kennedy Center Honors and the Presidential Medal of Freedom awards, and year after year, he is denied. I've written to George Stevens, executive producer of the Kennedy Center awards, to no avail. I've even written to President Obama for four years in a row about nominating Mr. Lewis for the Medal of Freedom award, and he has never responded. This is ridiculous.
As the Fox alternate-universe drama "Fringe" ends its five-season run, let us pause to praise John Noble's textured performance as Walter Bishop _ and his talented potrayals of Walter Bishop, Walter Bishop and Walter Bishop. And Anna Torv? Her work as Olivia Dunham, Olivia Dunham and Olivia Dunham has built a one-dimensional character into a genuine, multifaceted sci-fi heroine.
When the new Congress cranks up in January, there will be more women, many new faces and 11 fewer tea party-backed House Republicans from the class of 2010 who sought a second term.
Comedy king Jerry Lewis plans to film a television special for PBS.
I have nominated legendary entertainer and philanthropist Jerry Lewis for the Kennedy Center Honor four years in a row. Yet, despite having received awards from Paris and many other places around the world and having raised more than $2 billion for muscular dystrophy, Mr. Lewis hasn't been chosen for honors by the Kennedy Center in Washington. What is it going to take?
Most stars shun the "O word" _ Oscar _ when they might be in the running for an Academy Award, not wanting to jinx their chances or look too eager.
No tote board. No Jerry Lewis. And not from Las Vegas.
Marvin Hamlisch was blessed with perfect pitch and an infallible ear. "I heard sounds that other children didn't hear," he wrote in his autobiography.
Marvin Hamlisch, who composed the scores for dozens of movies including "The Sting" and won a Tony for "A Chorus Line," has died in Los Angeles at 68.