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The 2014 Emmys: An Okay Show, But Was It Really Appropriate to Single Out Robin Williams?

Michael Russnow | Posted 08.26.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

I think the producers sometimes succumb to the emotion of the moment and don't stop to think that in honoring one in the manner they did for Williams it does a huge disservice to those who are shown for a second or so with an 8x10 glossy.

Should There Be a Legal Limit On the Number of Times People Can Get Married?

Samara O'Shea | Posted 08.03.2014 | Divorce
Samara O'Shea

"The first time you marry for love, the second for money, and the third for companionship." ( Jackie Kennedy Onassis) A few weeks ago I was skimming...

'Frank and Ava' Is a Sensational Love Story, Remembered Today on the 16th Anniversary of His Death

Jay Weston | Posted 07.16.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

As I said, it will make a terrific feature film, or cable movie. Yes, no one may ever create the same magic of these two incandescent stars... but it will be fun to see it tried.

Mickey Rooney Will Be Buried Among Hollywood Royalty

AP | Posted 04.12.2014 | Celebrity

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mickey Rooney will be laid to rest alongside Hollywood royalty. A judge signed off Friday on an agreement between Rooney's survi...

Mickey Rooney, Teen Idol Turned Elder Hero: What We Can Learn From Him

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 06.11.2014 | Entertainment
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

He showed us how to continue to be productive even as we become older. And then he showed us how vulnerable anyone can be to elder abuse, and how to handle this tragedy.

WATCH: News Anchors Make Unbelievable Mistake

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 04.09.2014 | Media

News anchors were reporting all week on the death of the legendary, award-winning acting star... Andy Rooney? Yes. A handful of news stations incor...

Mickey Rooney, Up Close and Personal

Charlie Carillo | Posted 06.08.2014 | New York
Charlie Carillo

He was being Mickey Rooney, the only thing he'd ever known. And he was still out there, swinging for the fences.

Requiem for a Heavyweight -- One Of Rooney's Finest

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 06.08.2014 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

He made a pretty good bad boy, that Rooney. And yet, I was totally unprepared, decades later, for his gritty, unflinchingly, unflatteringly realistic portrayal of Army, in Rod Serling's searing Requiem for a Heavyweight.

He Put on a Show: A Memory of Mickey Rooney

David S. Simon | Posted 06.08.2014 | Entertainment
David S. Simon

Mickey Rooney was not just a star. He was one of the grand, anointed MGM stars whose constellation featured the greatest talent ever assembled on any soundstage.

Mickey Rooney, An Unusual Role Model!

David Kanegis | Posted 06.08.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

We lost a great actor yesterday. Along with this loss there is much we can learn.

What The Critics Had To Say About Mickey Rooney

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.07.2014 | Entertainment

Here's what the critics had to say through the years about Mickey Rooney, who died Sunday in Los Angeles at age 93: ___...

Legendary Actor Mickey Rooney Dies

Posted 04.07.2014 | Celebrity

Mickey Rooney, an award-winning actor and Hollywood legend who appeared in more than 300 films and TV programs, died on April 6, Variety reported. Cau...

The Ultimate Southern California Movie: Criterion Restores It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World to Its Full Glory

Jason Apuzzo | Posted 05.03.2014 | Entertainment
Jason Apuzzo

Most SoCal residents are sedate, middle-class people with just a hint of craziness to them -- that quiet spark that drove them long ago to pack up and leave the East Coast/Midwest/Deep South to pursue their pot of gold right here in the Golden State. And this brings us to It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

Meryl Streep Deserves to Win Her Fourth Oscar

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 04.13.2014 | Entertainment
Joan E. Dowlin

In a perfect world Meryl Streep would win her fourth Academy Award for ‎"August: Osage County." If the Oscars were awarded for pure performance, I don't see how she could not win.

Jeff Dunham Reveals The Inspirations Behind His Multiple Personalities

Pat Gallagher | Posted 02.11.2014 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham is never alone. Even though he opens his current world-wide concert series 'Disorderly Conduct' with a 20-minute hilarious solo stand-up comedy routine, there are dead people behind him, held captive in little black cases ready to spring into action. Okay, one dead 'person.' Achmed, the Dead Terrorist -- one of his most popular dummies whose most famous line: 'Silence! I kill you!' never really gets old.

Mickey Rooney's Stepson Settles Elder Abuse Lawsuit For Millions

TMZ | Posted 12.16.2013 | Celebrity

Mickey Rooney's stepson now concedes he owes the famed actor $2.8 million for allegedly siphoning off a ton of money from Mickey's financial accounts,...

There Are No Poor Elderly in Fairfield County

Pamela Glasner | Posted 09.22.2013 | Impact
Pamela Glasner

Ever since 2011, when my 89 and 91-year-old parents were financially exploited and I became embroiled in the issue -- and in the battle -- I have been...

Something Beyond Survival - The Final Chapter

Pamela Glasner | Posted 06.10.2013 | Impact
Pamela Glasner

Hating is a heavy weight to carry around, all day, every day, as is fear, as is self-recrimination. They cloud everything, even to the point of watering down even the best experiences in your life so that the joy those experiences should bring become not much more than mediocre, and that's no way to live.

Something Beyond Survival -- Part Four

Pamela Glasner | Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact
Pamela Glasner

Except for instances in the entertainment industry, I have never heard the words "I feel sorry for you" used as anything other than a weapon. In fact, I cannot think of a single phrase packed with more insincerity than that one.

Something Beyond Survival: Part 3

Pamela Glasner | Posted 05.29.2013 | Impact
Pamela Glasner

Last time, I talked about that maddeningly endless litany of seemingly unanswerable questions that can feel like pinballs bouncing around in your head...

Something Beyond Survival - Part Two

Pamela Glasner | Posted 05.21.2013 | Impact
Pamela Glasner

Last time, I closed by talking about what it felt like when I had to admit to myself I was a victim of a crime, and that what I wanted most of all was to take back my personal power.

Something Beyond Survival - Part One

Pamela Glasner | Posted 05.15.2013 | Impact
Pamela Glasner

Not that I would ever trivialize the enormity of being a 'survivor' -- after all, I'm one, too -- but once the initial relief of realizing I'd attained that goal had abated, it wasn't long before I began to wonder, "OK ... now what?"

Our Favorite Stars From Childhood: Where Are They Now?

Pat Gallagher | Posted 08.04.2012 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

"Performing stand up is a narcotic that I need even if I do it a few times a year. Traveling is inconvenient but worth it to make people laugh."

It Was a "Mad World" Last Night at the Motion Picture Academy!

Jay Weston | Posted 07.10.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences theater screened a newly-restored print of comic masterpiece, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, I was there, smiling and remembering the full and until-now untold story behind the movie.

Elder Exploitation -- Is Legislation the Answer?

Pamela Glasner | Posted 06.19.2012 | Fifty
Pamela Glasner

Every single one of us has one thing in common: Unless we die young, we're headed directly into old age. And we damned well better do something about the financial exploitation of the elderly now, because 'too late' is coming up real fast.