9 items from 2014
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- Alex DiVincenzo
Following this week’s Teen Wolf shocker, MTV has unveiled a memorial site.
Andrew Rannells tells E! that he’d like to see Elijah bring some guy-on-guy sexuality to Girls. “I volunteered myself for nakedness… I feel like with Looking on the air, I gotta represent some gay sex on the show. I’m willing.” I’d think it would be safe to say that we’ll be willing to watch that.
Six reasons you need to watch Enlisted.
Betsy Brandt is getting back to participating in prestige cable dramas, taking a role in the second season of Masters of Sex, according to The Hollywood Reporter in a recurring role. She’ll play Dr. Masters‘ new secretary.
- Lyle Masaki
David Brenner Dies
Brenner passed away this weekend after a battle with cancer, according to his publicist Jeff Abraham. “Brenner died peacefully at his home in NYC surrounded by his family at his side,” Abraham told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement.
Throughout his career in comedy, Brenner became a favorite of Johnny Carson's. He appeared on The Tonight Show during his tenure an estimated 158 times – more than any other guest in history. He also served as a stand-in host a number of times when Carson took some time off from the late night talk show.
"Everything was perfect. You couldn't write a better scenario," Brenner said, reminiscing about his first time on The Tonight Show, according to THR. "The next day, I had $10,000 worth of job offers. I never thought »
David Brenner, a comedian best known as a frequent presence on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show throughout the '70s and '80s, died in Manhattan on Saturday at 78. His longtime publicist told the New York Times that the cause was cancer. Brenner was a sort of proto-Jerry Seinfeld, making fun of the mundane and, as he put it, telling stories about "the dumb things that we say and do." In addition to guesting or hosting on The Tonight Show over 150 times, he wrote several books, did four HBO comedy specials, and was given his own late-night show, Nightlife, in 1986, though it only lasted for one season. This clip of Brenner on The Tonight Show on 1981 is a good example of why he was such a favorite of Carson's. »
David Brenner, the gangly, toothy-grinned Tonight Show favorite whose brand of observational comedy became a staple for other standups, died Saturday. He was 78. Brenner, who had been fighting cancer, died peacefully at his home in New York City with his family at his side, according to Jeff Abraham, his friend and publicist. The lanky, always sharply dressed Brenner became one of the most frequent visitors to Johnny Carson's Tonight in the 1970s and '80s. His 150-plus appearances as guest and substitute host turned the former documentary filmmaker into a hot comedian, one who was ubiquitous on other talk shows and game shows. »
- Associated Press
Comedian David Brenner, a familiar face on TV talk shows and stand-up comedy stages since the 1970s, died on March 15 at age 78, according to his publicist. Watch some of the memorable moments from 40+ years of laughs:
Tonight Show debut (1971)
According to Brenner’s official website, the comedian would appear on The Tonight Show a record 158 times.
Standup routine on NBC’s Midnight Special (1974)
On The Jon Stewart Show (c. »
- Steven Korn
Hollywood is mourning the death of comedian David Brenner. Brenner, who was a favorite of Johnny Carson and appeared more times on The Tonight Show than any other guest, died Saturday of cancer. He was 78. Photos: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2014 After news of his death broke, many in Hollywood -- including several of his fellow comedians -- hit Twitter to express their grief over his death. Read some of the reactions below. Story: Comedian Bobby Slayton Remembers Friend David Brenner Just heard about David Brenner's passing. He was such a huge part of why so many of us became comics. This
- THR Staff
Comedian David Brenner died today at his home in New York, NY. He was 78. A favorite of Tonight Show host, Johnny Carson, Brenner made over 150 appearances as a guest and substitute host on the NBC latenight show, starting in the ’70s. A contemporary of such stand-up legends as Andy Kaufman, Freddie Prinze and Gabe Kaplan, Brenner made a name for his observational comedic styling accentuated by his toothy grin, wavy hair and lanky demeanor. Brenner was born on Feb. 4, 1936 in Philadelphia, the son of a vaudeville singer and comedian who went under the stage name “Lou Murphy”. Brenner served two years in the Army and after majoring in mass communications at Temple University, he went on to write, direct and produce socially-conscious TV documentaries as the head of the doc department at Westinghouse Broadcasting and Multimedia Broadcasting. Cutting his teeth on the stand-up circuit in New York, in the late ’60s, »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
David Brenner, the wry stand-up comic and pundit from Philadelphia who as a favorite of Johnny Carson appeared more times on The Tonight Show than any other guest, died Saturday. He was 78. His longtime publicist Jeff Abraham confirmed Brenner's death from cancer to The Hollywood Reporter. "Brenner died peacefully at his home in NYC surrounded by his family at his side," read Abraham's statement. Story: Hollywood Pays Tribute to David Brenner By one estimate, the perpetually grinning Brenner appeared on The Tonight Show 158 times and guest-hosted the NBC late-night show on a handful of
- Mike Barnes, Erik Hayden
9 items from 2014
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