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A Q&A With American Horror Story's Naomi ("Pepper") Grossman

Xaque Gruber | Posted 11.18.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

If Emmys were awarded to actors for playing the most bizarre characters on TV, then Naomi Grossman would surely have to clear a space on the mantle.

Thanks For the Memories: An Interview with Richard Zoglin on Bob Hope

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.06.2014 | Books
Regina Weinreich

In his long dynamic career, Bob Hope's story resonates as a cultural history of the last decade: a rags-to-riches immigrant, he was a pioneer in vaude...

Where 13 Famous Women Were At 25

Bustle | Posted 10.24.2014 | Women
Bustle

Not quite young enough to consider yourself "just out of college," yet still not quite old enough to spend all your free time worrying about back pain, 25 is the first age where everyone seems to expect you to have figured it out, and you may be quietly losing your mind if you haven't.

10 Things I Learned From Watching Pippin

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 11.25.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I saw Pippin at the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco on press night 9/23/14. In no particular order, here are 10 things I learned: 1. I original...

Lucie Arnaz: Why Her Addition to the Pippin Cast Stands Out

Greg Archer | Posted 11.22.2014 | San Francisco
Greg Archer

Being raised in the entertainment business -- her parents were showbiz legends Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, after all -- may have helped Arnaz hone her career path, but at 63, she is definitely her own woman -- creativity and all.

Breathrough Entertainers

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 11.12.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

As I reflect on the life and career of Joan Rivers, I think about the women in the entertainment business who were the firsts and broke new ground. We'll learn about just a few of these pioneering women in this blog post.

11 Lies About Your Favorite TV Shows

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.02.2014 | Entertainment

Whether it's inaccurate "True Detective" casting news, made up "Game of Thrones" fan theories, celebrity death hoaxes or anything in between, the worl...

There's Just Something About Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Richard Pérez-Feria | Posted 10.26.2014 | Fifty
Richard Pérez-Feria

To get to the bottom of Louis-Dreyfus' appeal, one has to examine the facts: She's irrefutably beautiful, but is no girlie-girl and prefers the company of men who better appreciate her bawdy, take-no-prisoners outlook on life. Though she was born in New York City, the actress taps into an easy accessibility that makes her a relatable "everywoman."

Yagana Shah

5 Timeless Life Lessons We Learned From 'I Love Lucy'

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.06.2014 | Fifty

Lucille Ball was born on this day in 1911, and though we lost her long ago, her legacy as America's favorite redhead lives on through the timeless cla...

Yagana Shah

5 Things We Still Love About Lucy

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.26.2014 | Fifty

It's been 25 years since Lucille Ball passed away, but Lucy is still very much alive in our hearts and homes. More than 40 million Americans binge-wat...

Where Lucy Became a Redhead and Marilyn Became a Blonde: Historic Max Factor Building Chronicles Hollywood Beauty Biz

Bob Richter | Posted 06.14.2014 | Style
Bob Richter

The Max Factor Building holds much more than the history of beauty that unfolded underneath its roof.

Lean In to Your Unique Dreams

Areva Martin | Posted 05.20.2014 | Women
Areva Martin

I leaned in to my ambitions despite my fear. I decided I had no choice but to forge ahead using what has always gotten me through the toughest periods of my life: faith and hard work.

Lights, Camera, Action!

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 05.10.2014 | Entertainment
Jill S. Tietjen

We learn, laugh and smile as we discover these women and see footage or photos of their performances.

'Lucy' Wins Big For CBS

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 12.26.2013 | TV

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly six decades after it first aired, an "I Love Lucy" Christmas special was last week's most-watched holiday program, accordi...

What Christmas Was Like With Lucy And Desi

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 12.19.2013 | TV

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lucille Ball's classic antics are colorized in an "I Love Lucy" holiday special airing on CBS. But daughter Lucie Arnaz's vivid f...

'I Love Lucy' Back For The Holidays

Posted 10.22.2013 | TV

Christmas has come early for "I Love Lucy" fans! CBS is bringing "I Love Lucy" back to the airwaves for the holidays. The network will air "The Chr...

Happy Anniversary, 'I Love Lucy'!

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 10.15.2013 | TV

On this day 62 years ago -- Monday, Oct. 15, 1951 -- "I Love Lucy" premiered at 9 p.m. on CBS. The series, which starred Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz...

Valerie Harper: Baby Boomer Inspiration

Ellen Snortland | Posted 11.09.2013 | Entertainment
Ellen Snortland

Does it seem odd to praise Valerie Harper for authentic humanity as art? I don't think so, and it may not be obvious at first glance. After all, aren't all people on TV human? Yes and no.

WOW: A Rare Look Inside Lucille Ball's Home

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 08.08.2013 | HuffPost Home

Today, we're celebrating Lucille Ball's birthday with a look back at an adorable house tour featuring her and husband Desi Arnaz, circa mid-1950s. (We...

Lucille Ball's Retro Beauty Look Is No Laughing Matter

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 08.06.2013 | Style

Lucille Ball once said, "Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall madly in love with a gorgeous redhead." Well, we've certainly had our share o...

What These 7 Wildly Successful Women Have In Common

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.24.2013 | Women

"Looking back at my own life, there are the things that can trip us up and dampen that spirit," Arianna Huffington told graduating high school seniors...

How She Made History

The Huffington Post | Chris Harnick | Posted 07.18.2013 | TV

Julia Louis-Dreyfus made history today: The "Seinfeld" veteran has now surpassed Lucille Ball's record of 13 nominations. Dreyfus' fourteenth nominati...

Republicans Love Lucy

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The GOP retains a 1950s I Love Lucy caricature of women because the party doesn't listen to women. The party doesn't hear women's voices. Literally.

'How I Completely Accidentally Serendipitously Became A Teenage Sitcom Star'

Mindy Cohn | Posted 05.07.2013 | TV
Mindy Cohn

While nothing I have done has reached the popularity of The Facts of Life, I have continued to work with some of the most talented people ... And while I won't "tell all" ever, I am going to tell you a bit of my real facts of my life.

Lucy and Dean, or What Makes a TV Star

Peggy Elliott | Posted 06.16.2013 | TV
Peggy Elliott

TV stars were people you felt comfortable inviting into your home -- they were family; you didn't have to clean up for them. They could join you for dinner, or right after dinner with the dirty dishes still stacked up.