In the early seventies I had the honor of dating Mike Nichols. In no way is my remembrance meant to take away from the love he had for the fascinating and the cherished Diane Sawyer who also has been kind to me, but I feel sharing a historic moment about him is important and, sadly so, newsworthy.
Common Core's extremely narrow focus on skill development and preparation for high-stakes assessments interferes with the ability of teachers to respond to current events, such as the Ebola epidemic, and interferes with learning.
Poverty is a combination of many things, none of which is reducible to a few quantifiable dollars. It is also about human experiences, feelings, relations with others, humiliations, exclusion and of course lack of basic economic needs.
As Mark Twain wrote, "truth is stranger than fiction." In fact, truth can also be much funnier and often more surreal. Such is the case in the new comedy Tail! Spin!
I had the electric experience of sitting down with Amy Poehler as part of AOL BUILD, in which she shared her quick-witted blend of humor and wisdom on a wide range of topics including her career advice.
As Saturday Night Live enters its 40th season, a new co-anchor joins the Weekend Update desk. Michael Che, a former correspondent on the Daily Show With Jon Stewart and a SNL writer, sits alongside co-host Colin Jost.
With all due respect, this positive progress report on Women in Comedy is a tribute to Joan Rivers. She persevered to pave the path for generations of funny women. Rivers auditioned seven times over three years, before making her Tonight Show debut in 1965.
For seven years NBC tried to tell everyone that 30 Rock was a hit. It was not. Critics enjoyed it but no one was rabidly watching it like Modern Family. The Blacklist is the ONLY holdover for new shows from last season and that is only good because James Spader is truly "the man".
Hulu's The Awesomes just wrapped its second season, but as co-creator Mike Shoemaker explains, there's still plenty of super-comedic action on the way for the animated offering, which features voice work by comedy greats
With St. Vincent, Murray gives his most soulful performance since Lost in Translation. As Vincent McKenna, he gets to unleash a growling, dyspeptic misanthrope unlike any he has played before.
What a ride it has been for the famous New Jersey native, age 63. From satirist to commercial kingpin to, most recently, radio talk show host, Piscopo has cracked the code on how to formulate all things re-inventive.
"Saturday Night Live" is turning 40. The late-night live sketch comedy and variety show's 40th season on the air will take place over the 2014-2015 TV season on NBC. So what can SNL viewers expect to see in season 40?
It is easily the best part of the whole show and is reminiscent of a past Meyers routine that worked very well -- his banter with Bill Hader's character Stefon on SNL's Weekend Update segment.
The Skeleton Twins has an indie spirit, but it's also a fun crowd pleaser that's a real star turn for Bill Hader and proof that he's more than ready for leading man duties in comedies or dramas.
The family drama stars Wiig and Hader as titular twins Maggie and Milo, reunited in adulthood due to extenuating circumstances and forced to deal with the repercussions of two lifetimes of questionable choices.
I'm at the Beverly Hills Four Seasons, sitting in a room with Kristen Wiig. Since Bridesmaids, she's become a bankable Hollywood commodity. Bill Murray suggested she star in an all-female Ghostbusters remake. Did Kristen ever expect to become this famous?