Day: January 12, 2015

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to debut Sept. 8, 2015; CBS to rerun primetime in late-night over the summer after Letterman’s retirement

CBS Entertainment Chair Nina Tassler told TV critics Monday during the TCA Winter Press Tour what most astute viewers probably already had figured out: Stephen Colbert’s edition of The Late Show will kick off this September. Specifically, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015 — the night after Labor Day. The Late Show with David Letterman makes its final bow on Wednesday, May 20. What about the summer, then? Tassler said CBS will broadcast repeat hours from its regular primetime programming. That might provide an extra-special boost to one or more critical faves from the sitcom and drama slates at the Eye...

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R.I.P. Taylor Negron (1957-2015)

Taylor Negron — stand-up comedian, actor, painter, poet and muse — died Saturday from cancer. Negron was 57. Born Brad Stephen Negron on Aug. 1, 1957, in Glendale, Calif., young Taylor already was performing stand-up comedy and appearing in episodes of The Dating Game by the time he matriculated at UCLA in the 1970s. While still a teen, he also studied privately with Lucille Ball, and he took acting classes with Lee Strasberg. Over four decades, Negron earned some 150-odd film and TV credits, either as an actor or as himself. Often, his character work registered so oddly memorable...

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s opening monologue at the 2015 Golden Globes

For their third and final time hosting the Golden Globes, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler let it rip with jokes about civil rights, George Clooney, and oh yeah, Bill Cosby. Roll the clip! As for the actual winners, aka the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s version of the People’s Choice Awards, if those people were members of the Hollywood foreign press: MOVIES (comedy or musical) Best Movie: The Grand Budapest Hotel Best Actor: Michael Keaton, Birdman Best Actress: Amy Adams, Big Eyes TV (comedy) Best Series: Transparent Best Actor: Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent Best Actress: Gina Rodriguez, Jane the...

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