All stories by Lynn Elber on BroadwayStars

Friday, March 9, 2018

High school musicals, teen angst star in new drama 'Rise' by Lynn Elber

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Even if you're trying to put the squeeze on a ballooning TV watchlist, consider the pedigree of NBC's "Rise": It's fro…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 01:47PM

High school musicals, teen angst star in new drama 'Rise' by Lynn Elber

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- NBC's new drama "Rise" arrives with an impressive pedigree....

SOURCE: Associated Press at 01:26PM
Thursday, January 4, 2018

Fox executives: scripted series will survive Disney deal by Lynn Elber

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- The Fox broadcasting network, home to "The Simpsons" and "The Orville," will continue to air scripted entertainment after …

SOURCE: Associated Press at 04:38PM
Thursday, December 28, 2017

Actress Rose Marie of 'Dick Van Dyke Show' fame dies at 94 by Lynn Elber

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Rose Marie, the wisecracking Sally Rogers of "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and a show business lifer who began as a bobbed-hair child star in vaudevil…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 08:01PM
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Midler to Rivera: Apologize for alleged sexual assault by Lynn Elber

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Bette Midler is renewing an allegation of sexual misconduct against Geraldo Rivera, a day after Rivera called the news business "flirty."...

SOURCE: Associated Press at 04:05PM
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

'House of Cards' filming suspended; new Spacey allegations by Lynn Elber and Mark Kennedy

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Hollywood's widening sexual harassment crisis brought forth a second actor's allegation against Kevin Spacey on Tuesday, halted production on his…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 09:12PM

'House of Cards' filming suspended amid Spacey allegation by Lynn Elber and Mark Kennedy

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The suspension of filming on "House of Cards" Tuesday in response to allegations that star Kevin Spacey made sexual advances on a teen boy is a r…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 04:35PM

'House of Cards' filming suspended amid Spacey accusations by Lynn Elber and Mark Kennedy

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Filming of season 6 on the political thriller "House of Cards" has been suspended following accusations that Kevin Spacey made sexual advances on…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 02:24PM
Friday, November 25, 2016

Florence Henderson, "The Brady Bunch" mom, dies by Lynn Elber

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Florence Henderson, who went from Broadway star to become one of America's most beloved television moms in "The Brady Bunch," has died, …

SOURCE: Associated Press at 02:36AM

Florence Henderson, "The Brady Bunch" mom, dies by Lynn Elber

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Florence Henderson, the wholesome actress who went from Broadway star to television icon when she became Carol Brady, the ever-cheerful matriarch of "The …

SOURCE: Associated Press at 01:35AM
Monday, August 8, 2016

Old, new Frank-N-Furters Curry, Cox in 'Rocky Horror' remake by Lynn Elber

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Tim Curry's participation in Fox TV's "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" helped erode fan resistance to a remake of the …

SOURCE: Associated Press at 10:32PM
Friday, July 22, 2016

Disney's first Latina princess, Elena, takes her bow on TV by Lynn Elber

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The rarefied sorority of Disney princesses has come a long way since 1937's Snow White set the tone, gradually expanding to add Asian, African-American, N…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 06:34AM
Saturday, May 21, 2016

Sara Ramirez's Callie hanging up 'Grey's Anatomy' scalpel by Lynn Elber

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Surgeon Callie Torres is turning in her scalpel at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital....

SOURCE: Associated Press at 03:45PM
Thursday, November 19, 2015

'Lion King' franchise roars again with TV movie, series by Lynn Elber

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- When Ford Riley was tasked with adding a new TV project to Disney's treasured - and lucrative - "Lion King" screen and stage franchise, …

SOURCE: Associated Press at 03:42PM
Monday, October 26, 2015

Actress Charlotte Rae tells 'The Facts of My Life' in memoir by Lynn Elber

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- In "The Facts of Life," Charlotte Rae played the unflappable Mrs. Garrett, a girls' school housemother who smoothly guided her charges t…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 09:29AM
Monday, August 3, 2015

Chita Rivera tells young performers to lose the lip-syncing by Lynn Elber

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Musical theater great Chita Rivera has friendly advice for young stars who are unable to dance and sing at the same time: Learn how....

SOURCE: Associated Press at 01:11PM
Monday, May 25, 2015

Rising Brit Star Adds Sizzle to `Sherlock Holmes' by Lynn Elber

Benedict Cumberbatch's pals call him Ben. Viewers of his TV performance as a 21st-century Sherlock Holmes tend to favor "brilliant."

SOURCE: Backstage at 05:58PM
Friday, April 10, 2015

Rita Moreno relishes playing the diva on 'Jane the Virgin' by Lynn Elber

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Rita Moreno's guest-starring turn Monday on "Jane the Virgin" represents a tribute from the comedy's young Latina star, Gina Rodriguez, to the trailblazer who helped …

SOURCE: Associated Press at 04:29PM
Thursday, April 2, 2015

PBS' 'Wolf Hall': 16th-century powerbroker makes his play by Lynn Elber

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sure, "Downton Abbey" is easy to love with its romance, high fashion and Ye Olde McMansion. But PBS' "Wolf Hall" boasts its own seductive strength, courtesy of a 16th…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 11:08AM
Monday, March 30, 2015

NBC, Cirque du Soleil bringing 'The Wiz' to TV, Broadway by Lynn Elber

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "The Wiz" is coming to TV and back to Broadway with productions from NBC and Cirque du Soleil....

SOURCE: Associated Press at 05:01PM
Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Stage, screen actor Edward Herrmann dies at 71 by Lynn Elber

The son of Edward Herrmann says the "Gilmore Girls" star and Tony Award-winner has died....

SOURCE: Associated Press at 03:49PM
Thursday, September 4, 2014

Comedian Joan Rivers dead at 81 by Lynn Elber

Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 03:17PM
Friday, June 6, 2014

Taye Diggs plays it tough, tender in new TV drama by Lynn Elber

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Taye Diggs can claim an actor's version of scoring a hat trick: He's worked with a trio of television's most innovative writer-producers....

SOURCE: Associated Press at 02:46PM
Saturday, March 29, 2014

Shirley Jones wants a high-flying 80th birthday by Lynn Elber

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Shirley Jones can't wait to jump into her birthday plans....

SOURCE: Associated Press at 10:56AM
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sid Caesar, comic genius of 1950s television, dies by Lynn Elber

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sid Caesar, the prodigiously talented pioneer of TV comedy who paired with Imogene Coca in sketches that became classics and who inspired a generation of famous write…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 03:49PM
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Lucie Arnaz recalls Christmas with Lucy, Desi by Lynn Elber

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 family Christmas memories don't requir…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 02:14PM
Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Ovation puts a new spin on TV arts programming by Lynn Elber

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- James Franco has discovered Ovation. So have Jon Hamm and Vogue's Anna Wintour....

SOURCE: Associated Press at 10:59AM
Monday, September 23, 2013

Actor compares 'Marvel's Agents' role to lottery by Lynn Elber

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A movie-size blockbuster is a rarity on the small screen, the Super Bowl aside, but "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D" boasts the pedigree to make a run at it....

SOURCE: Associated Press at 11:16AM
Monday, July 22, 2013

Shirley Jones offers naked truth in new book by Lynn Elber

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Shirley Jones opens the door to her house and appears every inch the ladylike Marian the librarian or sweet farm girl Laurey or cheerfully steady Mrs. Partridge, offe…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 12:44PM
Friday, March 29, 2013

Jeremy Piven moves from Ari to Harry in PBS series by Lynn Elber

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jeremy Piven's new TV series is set in decorous England, not the hedonistic Hollywood of "Entourage." The time is the early 1900s, when booming London would have stru…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 03:09PM
Friday, January 25, 2013

Shakespeare, his work, come to life in PBS series by Lynn Elber

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jeremy Irons has a suggestion for "Downton Abbey" fans: Give William Shakespeare a try, too....

SOURCE: Associated Press at 12:19PM

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