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A Chat with Jim Piddock about HBO's Binge-worthy Family Tree

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV
Megan Smolenyak

This documentary-style, comedy series was conjured up by Christopher Guest and Jim Piddock (as it happens, both history buffs) over a lunch spent discussing Guest's dabbling in the world of genealogy.

5 Reasons HBO Needs to Renew Family Tree

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 10.08.2013 | TV
Megan Smolenyak

HBO is apparently on the fence about renewing Family Tree, the mockumentary series dreamed up by Christopher Guest and Jim Piddock. It may be that...

'Happy Endings' Sneak Peek: Most Awkward Mom Ever?

The Huffington Post | Maureen Ryan | Posted 05.03.2013 | TV

The "Happy Endings" finale airs tonight, and there are many, many reasons (some of them mentioned in this ah-mah-zing list) we're hoping against hope ...

Family Tree Mockumentary Series Coming to HBO & BBC

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.19.2013 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

You know you've arrived when you've been mocked by Christopher Guest. Guest, who has a gift for putting peculiar subcultures under a microscope, has set his sights on genealogy with Family Tree, a series coming to HBO and BBC2 shortly.

Meet Alicia's Mom On 'The Good Wife'

Posted 09.27.2012 | TV

Watch out, "Good Wife" fans: Alicia's tree-hugging mom is headed to the CBS drama! According to EW, "West Wing" alum Stockard Channing has been cas...

Can't Take A Hint: A Conversation With Harry Shearer, Plus Anaïs Mitchell, Imelda May and Tracy Newman

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.30.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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'Best Man' Actor Drops Out Of Show After Being Hit By A Car

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 07.23.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — Broadway producers scrambled Wednesday to fill Michael McKean's part in a revival of Gore Vidal's "The Best Man" as the actor recover...

'Spinal Tap' Actor Hit By Car

Posted 05.23.2012 | New York

Actor Michael McKean was struck by a car on the Upper West Side of Manhattan on Tuesday. According to DNAinfo, McKean was "one of three people rush...

The Best Man: Gore Vidal's Patriot Act

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.10.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Sadly as Americans sort out the values of the real candidates, The Best Man is a reminder that the worst man will have a chance to triumph, and the best may only be a shadow of our highest ideals.

Bipartisanship on Broadway

Rob Taub | Posted 04.28.2012 | Home
Rob Taub

This was a time when politicians were smart, oozed tons of charm and weren't shy about drinking bourbon & branch water. The words politics and entertainment are seldom found in the same sentence, but The Best Man is loaded with both.

Dave's Dad Has A New Girlfriend On 'Happy Endings'

Posted 03.13.2012 | TV

It was the return of a familiar face, albeit in an unexpected way, on "Happy Endings" (Wed., 9:30 p.m. EST on ABC). Dave's dad, Big Dave (Michael McKe...

Maggie Furlong

Megan Mullally Returns To 'Happy Endings'

HuffingtonPost.com | Maggie Furlong | Posted 01.11.2012 | TV

Megan Mullally has been blessed with some of TV's most memorable roles. But really, she's the reason they've all been memorable. TV's love affair with...

David Moye

'Spinal Tap Fans' Celebrating Nov. 11 (11/11/11) As 'Nigel Tufnel Day'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 01.10.2012 | Weird News

The year 1984 gave the world popular movies like "Ghostbusters," "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" and "Beverly Hills Cop." It also introduced...

WATCH: Go Behind The Scenes Of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Season 8

Posted 06.12.2011 | Comedy

The dog days of summer can't come soon enough for "Curb Your Enthusiasm" fans. The eighth season filmed last year on location in New York, David's ho...

Stage Door: Superior Donuts, The Understudy, Vamps

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

When August: Osage County drama burst on Broadway, it trumpeted the arrival of Tracy Letts, who won the Pulitzer. By contrast, his follow-up effort, Superior Donuts, is a quiet meditation.

Arctic Monkeys' Humbug, This Week's New Album Releases, and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Mike Ragogna

It's refreshing that a young, promising group like Arctic Monkeys and its producers were smart enough to reinvent the brand before it got stale and formulaic, which this project absolutely is not.

Spinal Tap On the Road, But Without The Wigs

nytimes.com | DAVE ITZKOFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The purpose of their costume- and character-free tour, which the trio has called "Unwigged & Unplugged" and which comes to the Beacon Theater in Manha...

Spinal Tap To Reunite For Tour

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — The amps won't be turned up to 11 for Spinal Tap's reunion tour. Michael McKean, Christopher Guest and Harry Shearer _...