Actors & Entertainers

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“I got the Simpsons job the same way I got a wife,” writes Mike Reiss. “I was not the first choice, but I was available.”

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There is no question that Robin, the new biography by culture reporter David Itzkoff, is comprehensive and well researched, a tour de force about the life of comedian Robin Williams.

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In her brilliant 1977 one-woman Broadway show entitled On Stage, Lily Tomlin performed a bit in which middle-aged married couple Lud and Marie discussed a cake that they had eaten, endless

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Gabourey Sidibe’s meteoric rise to fame in the film Precious has reached a new level in her career with the release of her new memoir This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare.

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Before the book is even opened, Nevertheless, the new memoir by Trump manqué Alec Baldwin has much to tell us.

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Denied the kind of shapely body and beautiful face that made Hollywood producers see stars, but gifted with a razor-sharp mind and a motor mouth, Joan Alexander Molinsky made the best of her talent

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“I believe life happens and you soldier through the worst of it with your head held high and give thanks to God for the rest of it.”

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I Loved Her in the Movies, Robert Wagner’s remembrances of the many actresses he has worked with, gives snapshots into the world of films and female stars from as far back as the silent sc

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He’s a charmer, that Alan Cumming. Actor, author, provocateur. Amateur photographer, whose zeal for the art sort of makes up for the resultant photographic images.

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In its own inimitable way, West of Eden is as epic as John Steinbeck’s novel East of Eden.”

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If timing were everything, this memoir would be No. 1 on all the bestseller lists, getting released the week of David Bowie’s unfortunate death and the release of his latest album.

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“. . . with More Room in a Broken Heart, we hear the ballad of Carly, sung long and sultry, in a voice as crisp as a winter’s night. . . .

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“Sitting Pretty is filled with enough anecdotes to keep movie fans happy and intimate details enough for gossip fans as well.”

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Not Dead & Not for Sale tells the tale of false starts and unfinished business—the heartbreak of true genius both realized and wasted and the ongoing battle against indelible demons.

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Biographer Michael Feeney Callan gives a strong indication of what we may expect from his new work, an exhaustively researched volume on the career of actor, filmmaker, and champion of independent

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The second thing that the reader finds surprising about Christina Haag’s memoir Come to the Edge is how well written it is.

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From the photo on the cover—(taken by his father Joe with a 616 Kodak box camera) of young Davis hugging a teddy bear—to the strings of hilarious and touching stories, Donald Davis takes us on a jo

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The first big laugh in Judi Dench’s highly enjoyable memoir And Furthermore is a visual joke on page one, where the reader is presented with a black and white picture of a group of very yo

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It’s hard to believe that the gorgeous creature on the cover of this book is 69 years old.