Category Archives: Film/Television

Pacific Palisades Celebrities: Billy Crystal, Ben Affleck, Tom Hanks

BY BERNICE FOX   FORMER CO-HONORARY MAYOR BILLY CRYSTAL Former Pacific Palisades co-honorary mayor Billy Crystal is looking beyond the upcoming end of the Broadway run of his musical comedy, Mr. Saturday Night. The final Broadway performance will be September … Continue reading

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Pacific Palisades Residents Receive Emmy Nominations

By BERNICE FOX It’s always a good day to be a Palisadian. But Tuesday was even better than usual for some Palisadians in the world of entertainment. Tuesday was Emmy nomination day. And several in and around Pacific Palisades heard … Continue reading

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Comedian Kevin Nealon Awarded Doctorate Degree

Comedian and actor, Kevin Nealon is racking up the honorary titles. He was honorary mayor of Pacific Palisades from 2016-2017. Now he has been given an honorary doctorate. On Saturday, Nealon’s alma mater, Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, gave … Continue reading

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Billy Crystal’s New Musical Honored with Tony Nominations

By BERNICE FOX Opening night for Billy Crystal’s new musical was only two weeks ago, following a few weeks of preview performances. But “Mr. Saturday Night” already has made an impact because it just got five Tony nominations. They were … Continue reading

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Respected L.A. Film Critic Turan Offers Oscar Picks

One of the favorite speakers at the Palisades Optimist Club is now retired L.A. Times film critic Kenneth Turan, who makes a yearly visit to offer his wisdom in selecting Oscar awardees. The 94th Academy Awards will be held on … Continue reading

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Billy Crystal Honored, Michael Keaton Wins at Critics Choice Awards

By BERNICE FOX Special to Circling the News Being honored with a lifetime achievement award was a great way for Billy Crystal to celebrate his birthday, one day early. He turns 74 today. The award was given yesterday, Sunday, at … Continue reading

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Billy Crystal to be Honored at Critics Choice Awards

  By BERNICE FOX Special to Circling the News Among his awards, Billy Crystal already has six Emmys and a Tony. And of course, along with his wife Janice, he was a recent honorary mayor of Pacific Palisades. Now there’s … Continue reading

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Renée Zellweger Turns to a True-Crime Project on TV

By BERNICE FOX Special to Circling the News It might require more than a double-take to realize that’s former Palisadian Renée Zellweger in a new NBC miniseries about a murderous friend. The real-life woman she plays in “The Thing About … Continue reading

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The Real Larry David Exposed

UPDATE: Larry David has changed his mind. Just hours before it was to run, he asked HBO to pull “The Larry David Story.”  HBO has posted this tweet: “The #LarryDavidStory on @HBOMax is being postponed. Instead, Larry has decided he wants to do … Continue reading

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Bay Theater Events Open to Palisades Residents

A resident tipped Circling the News that free movies will be screened at the Bay Theater this coming week. “The Bay will be offering free showings of both ‘Tall Girl’ and ‘Tall Girl 2, but you have to stop by … Continue reading

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