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From ‘McHale’s Navy’ and ‘The Carol Burnett Show’ to ‘Dorf,’ ‘SpongeBob’ and ’30 Rock,’ Tim Conway was like everybody’s favorite, goofy uncle. Just way more talented.

Tim Conway, who passed away Tuesday at age 85 following brain surgery last year, amused generations with his work on TV’s “McHale’s Navy” and “The Carol Burnett Show,” in Disney family films, that weird but apparently lucrative “Dorf” video series and as a cartoon voice for the likes of “SpongeBob SquarePants” and others. Close to a comic genius even if the deadpan delivery and extended silliness that were the polar marks of his humor may not have always indicated his true finesse, the longtime ...
Tags: Comedy, News, Navy, Uncategorized, Sport, Carol Burnett, Soccer, Ohio, Paul Thomas Anderson, Cleveland, Ernest Borgnine, Charlene, Kelly, Conway, Valley, Matt Sayles


Comedian and actor Tim Conway dies after long illness

By LYNN ELBER and MARK KENNEDY LOS ANGELES — Tim Conway, the impish second banana to Carol Burnett who won four Emmy Awards on her TV variety show, starred aboard “McHale’s Navy” and later voiced the role of Barnacle Boy for “Spongebob Squarepants,” has died. He was 85. Conway died Tuesday morning in a Los Angeles care facility after a long illness, according to Howard Bragman, who heads LaBrea Media. Conway’s wife, Charlene Fusco, and a daughter, Jackie, were at his side. A native of Ohio, Conw...
Tags: Celebrities, News, Abc, Navy, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Carol Burnett, Things To Do, Soccer, Obituaries, Cbs, Cleveland, Jackie, South, Dick Van Dyke


Comedic Sidekick Tim Conway Dies At 85 After Fight With Dementia

“Conway’s breakout role was on the 1960s sitcom McHale’s Navy, as a bumbling ensign in World War II. On The Carol Burnett Show he played Mr. Tudball, a heavily-accented boss perpetually annoyed by his slow-moving secretary. On the cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants he voiced a frustrated superhero sidekick called Barnacle Boy.” – NPR
Tags: Art, Navy, People, Conway, Tim Conway, McHale, 05.14.19, Tudball


I’ve Heard That Song Before: Reflecting on ‘Glee’ as It Turns 10

It seems to me I’ve heard that song before /  It’s from an old familiar score /  I know it well, that melody /  It’s funny how a theme recalls a favorite dream /  A dream that brought you so close to me /  I know each word because I’ve heard that song before – music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Sammy Cahn In high school, I was a Kurt. Or, at least, I would have been in a more precise way if my school had been big enough. I was a bit fey , not yet out, so opinionated that my art teacher ...
Tags: New York, Television, Movies, Features, Chicago, Fox, Naya Rivera, Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Salvador Dalí, Marley, Glee, Musical, Neil Patrick Harris, Vox, Ryan Murphy


Whicker: John Havlicek’s legacy shows when Lou Williams leaps off the Clippers’ bench

LOS ANGELES — Most of the time, a life must end to earn its proper commemoration. Behold John Havlicek. He passed away Thursday, at 79. He was the Boston Celtics’ all-time scorer and one of the most habitual winners in basketball history. He played in eight NBA Finals and won eight championships. His Ohio State teams won an NCAA championship and were 78-6. He was a nonstop dervish on the court who could score from random parts of the parquet and was an All-Defense selection five times. He preced...
Tags: Boston, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Williams, Nba, Ncaa, Philadelphia, NBA TV, Detroit, Rivers, Staples Center, Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, Celtics


Joel McHale Joins Psych: The Movie 2, Jimmi Simpson to Return

Joel McHale joins Psych: The Movie 2, Jimmi Simpson to return Series alum Timothy Omundson took to Instagram to reveal that Community actor Joel McHale has been tapped for a guest-starring role in USA Network’s upcoming TV film Psych: The Movie 2. Details on Mchale’s character are currently being kept under wraps but it is being described as a mysterious character from Lassie’s past. In addition, Westworld‘s Jimmi Simpson posted a video on his Twitter, officially confirming that he is set to ...
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Joel McHale to Host ABC’s ‘Card Sharks’ Game Show

ABC Entertainment and Fremantle announced Monday that actor and comedian Joel McHale will host “Card Sharks,” a suspenseful game where players can win a fortune on the turn of a single playing card. The show is set to air this summer on ABC. “I’m very excited to be hosting ‘Card Sharks,’” said McHale. “Game winners […]
Tags: News, Abc, Joel Mchale, Fremantle, McHale, Host ABC, ABC Entertainment, Card Sharks


Naomi Osaka, Venus Williams advance in straight sets at Indian Wells

Venus Williams returns a shot to Christina McHale at the BNP Paribas Open on Monday in Indian Wells. Williams won the third-round match 6-2, 7-5. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Naomi Osaka, of Japan, returns a shot to Danielle Collins at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament Monday, March 11, 2019, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Naomi Osaka, of Japan, serves to Danielle Collins at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament Mo...
Tags: Japan, France, Germany, Sports, Spain, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Tennis, Williams, Serbia, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, Collins, Venus Williams, Petra Kvitova


Alexander: Venus Williams just refuses to lose

INDIAN WELLS — Stubbornness by itself probably isn’t a winning strategy. But there are times it comes in handy. How else to explain Venus Williams’ first week at the BNP Paribas Open? She came in unseeded. She lost the middle set 6-0 in her first-round match against Germany’s Andrea Petkovic Thursday and came back to win. And she was down a set and two break points Saturday against Petra Kvitova, who was seeded third here and could conceivably have had a shot at the No. 1 ranking by at least rea...
Tags: Germany, Russia, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Williams, Venus, Venus Williams, Petra Kvitova, Victoria Azarenka, Serena, Alexander, Kvitova, Garbine Muguruza, McHale, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova


Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, March 9-16

    The congregation at Church on the Way celebrates 50th anniversary on March 10 in Van Nuys. (Google Street View)   Find a spiritual experience this week at religious centers in the San Fernando Valley area. Here is a sampling of this week’s services and special events.   The God Who Never Lets You Go: Pastor Jim Bell delivers the message, part of a sermon series “Exodus: The God of Power and Truth,” 6 p.m. March 9. West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. 818-884-6480...
Tags: Religion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Tokyo, John, Local News, Pepperdine University, Anne Frank, Peralta, Newport Beach, San Fernando Valley, Anaheim Convention Center, John O Brien, McHale


Starz App March 2019 Movies and TV Titles Announced

Starz App March 2019 movies and TV titles announced The Starz App has released their upcoming titles that will be available throughout the month of March, including the season two premiere of American Gods  exclusively on Starz on Sunday, March 10. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping = go...
Tags: TV, Movies, South Park, Navy, Neil Gaiman, America, Rock, Brooklyn, House, TV News, Starz, Congo, Miami, Lea, Jason, Havana


No, Kevin McHale promises his profanity on TV was not about Jimmy Butler

Well here's a weird, hilarious and probably utterly forgettable little thing involving TWO men with Minnesota ties that happened TNT's broadcast of the 76ers' 112-109 loss to the Celtics on Tuesday: Former Gophers/Celtics star and Wolves executive/coach Kevin McHale was doing the broadcast for TNT — much to the chagrin of 76ers fans — and it seems as though a microphone was left on when he didn't realize it. The mic caught McHale using a compound word involving two body parts — one part specific...
Tags: Minnesota, Nba, TNT, Philadelphia Inquirer, Celtics, Timberwolves, J J, Jimmy Butler, Kevin McHale, Scott Foster, McHale, Gophers Celtics, Jimmy Butler McHale, Jimmy Jackson


Religion events in the San Fernando Valley, Feb. 9-16

  A “Romanticism in Song” concert is scheduled for Feb. 10 at St. James Presbyterian Church on Ventura Boulevard in Tarzana. (Google Street View)   Find a spiritual experience this week at religious centers in the San Fernando Valley area. Here is a sampling of this week’s services and special events.   The 10,000 Buddha Relics Collection: Display of a variety of of Shakyamuni Buddha relics including sacred bones and colored crystals found in his ashes after cremation. Relics viewing, 10 a....
Tags: Religion, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Basketball, Local News, Columbus, Martin Luther King Jr, Gun Violence, St James, Luke, Tarzana, Peralta, San Fernando Valley, Giacomo Puccini


Guard takes stand, denies sexually abusing inmate

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A former prison guard has taken the stand in own defense and denied sexually abusing a female inmate at a Pennsylvania lockup. The Times-Tribune of Scranton reports that George McHale testified Wednesday that he never met his accuser. McHale said “absolutely not” when his lawyer asked if he’d ever forced the […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Pennsylvania, Scranton, Scranton PA, McHale, The Times Tribune, George McHale


Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, Jan. 12-19

  Knollwood United Methodist Church on Balboa Boulevard in Granada Hills. (Photo by Dean Musgrove/Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)   Find a spiritual experience this week at religious centers in the San Fernando Valley area. Here is a sampling of this week’s services and special events.   Where Faith Will Take You: Pastor Jim Bell delivers the message, 6 p.m. Jan. 12. West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. 818-884-6480. www.wvcch.org Unshakable Hope – Am I Somebody Importa...
Tags: La, Religion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Judaism, Pope, Local News, Valley, Dee, Rev Martin Luther King Jr, Peralta, Woodland Hills, San Fernando Valley, Jose H Gomez, Beth Shalom


Joel McHale Joins DC Universe’s ‘Stargirl’ Series as Starman

Joel McHale has been cast in the DC Universe series Stargirl as the Golden Age superhero Starman. He is the second addition to the Stargirl cast following the announcement of Brec Bassinger as the titular teenager who becomes an unlikely superhero. The Wrap reports that McHale is joining the cast of DC Universe’s Stargirl series as Starman, a stalwart superhero who was a member of the Justice Society of America. In the series, his real name is Sylvester Pemberton, and he’s described as “a co...
Tags: Television, Movies, Casting, Warner Bros, Joel Mchale, Starman, Los Angeles California, James Robinson, Courtney, Tony Harris, McHale, Jack Knight, Comic Book/Superhero, Brec Bassinger, DC Universe, Courtney Whitmore


Joel McHale Cast as Starman in DC Universe’s ‘Stargirl’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Joel McHale has been cast as Sylvester Pemberton aka Starman on the upcoming DC Universe series “Stargirl,” Variety has learned exclusively. The role is being described as “Golden Age Starman” and will be a recurring one for McHale. A courageous and confident superhero, Starman is a member of the Justice Society of America. He wields a […]
Tags: News, Joel Mchale, McHale, StarGirl, Sylvester Pemberton, Stargirl Variety, Justice Society of America He


Joel McHale to Play Starman in DC Universe’s Stargirl Series

Joel McHale to play Starman in DC Universe’s Stargirl series Joel McHale (Comunity) has joined DC Universe’s upcoming Stargirl series as Sylvester Pemberton, a.k.a Starman, Variety has confirmed. McHale will star alongside lead Brec Bessinger (School of Rock), Anjelika Washington (Shameless), and Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul). PB = PB || {}; gptAds = PB.gptAds || {}; var opts = {"asBool":false,"adUnit":"\/4403\/cr\/comi...
Tags: TV, Movies, Disney, TV News, Harley Quinn, Joel Mchale, Los Angeles California, Courtney, Greg Berlanti, Giancarlo Esposito, Geoff Johns, McHale, DC Universe, Courtney Whitmore, Santa Clarita Diet, Milo Murphy


‘Plastic Man’ Movie In Development at Warner Bros.

At last, Hollywood has decided to make a superhero movie. That movie is Plastic Man, which is in early development at Warner Bros. The film will be based on the bendy, comical DC comics character who can stretch, twist and regenerate at will. The lighthearted nature of Plastic Man as a character fits in with Warner Bros. and DC’s new plans to move away from the grim and gritty Snyderverse, and lighten up a bit. Deadline reports that Warners is in the early process of getting a Plastic Man mo...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Navy, Superman, Justice League, Brian, Batman, Dc, Warner Bros, Laura Dern, Allison Janney, Warner Brothers, Brien, Wachowskis, Yuba County, McHale


ResMed to buy digital therapeutics firm Propeller Health for $225 mln

ResMed has agreed to acquire Madison, Wisconsin-based Propeller Health, a digital therapeutics company, for $225 million. DLA Piper is serving as legal counsel to ResMed on the deal. And, Allen & Company LLC is providing financial advice to Propeller while Fenwick & West LLP is serving as legal counsel. Propeller Health’s backers include Aptar Pharma, Safeguard Scientifics, Social Capital, Hikma, 3M Ventures and SR One. PRESS RELEASE SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ResMed (NYSE: RMD) (ASX: RMD), a lea...
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Winnipeg Goalie Most Recent NHLer for a Night

Gavin McHale joined one of the most unique groups in sports on Wednesday night. The Winnipeg personal trainer and goaltending coach for the University of Manitoba Bisons women’s hockey team got the call to be an emergency goalie for the Washington Capitals in their NHL game against the Jets. With Washington starter Braden Holtby injured, the Capitals had to call on one of the emergency goalies made available by every home team. While McHale didn’t play in the game, the 31-year-old was on the ice...
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Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, Nov. 10-17

  Calvary Baptist Church at the corner of Dronfield Avenue and Vaughn Street in San Fernando. (Google Street View)   Find a spiritual experience this week at religious centers in the San Fernando Valley area. Here is a sampling of this week’s services and special events.   Holiday Boutique at Bethlehem Lutheran Church: Sales of baked goods, handcrafted gifts, Christmas ornaments, stocking stuffers and raffle baskets, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 10. 12227 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills. 818-360-4777. ww...
Tags: La, Religion, Los Angeles, Sport, Earth, Soccer, Mexico City, Islam, Local News, Pittsburgh, Bethlehem, Southern California, Tupperware, Rosa, San Fernando, Craig Peterson


Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, Oct. 6-13

  St. Charles Borromeo Parish Social Center is the place to be for a rummage sale fundraiser on Oct. 6-7 on Moorpark Street in North Hollywood. (Google Street View)   Find a spiritual experience this week at religious centers in the San Fernando Valley area. Here is a sampling of this week’s services and special events.   St. Charles Borromeo Parish white elephant rummage sale: Items for sale include art, books, china, furniture and jewelry, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 6-7. Proceeds benefit St. Char...
Tags: Abc, California, Religion, Sport, Soccer, Pope Francis, Catholic, Local News, Micky Dolenz, San Antonio Texas, St Francis, Craig Peterson, San Fernando Valley, First United Methodist Church, Isaiah, St Mark s Episcopal Church


Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, Sept. 29-Oct. 6

    The Congregational Church of Chatsworth celebrates its 60th anniversary on Sept. 29. (Google Street View)   Find a spiritual experience this week at religious centers in the San Fernando Valley area. Here is a sampling of this week’s services and special events.   Constructive Theology and Creative Expression: Pastor AJ Blackwood leads a 10-week workshop on exploring and expressing personal theology, 10 a.m. Sept. 29. Participants present an art project on Jan. 20. Fee $10 for supplies....
Tags: Abc, Religion, Sport, Society, Soccer, Pope Francis, Local News, Voice, St James, Micky Dolenz, Harp, Mark, Episcopal Church, St Francis, Craig Peterson, San Fernando Valley


Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, Sept. 22-29

  Temple Kol Tikvah in Woodland Hills holds a Sukkot celebration. (Photo by Dean Musgrove/Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)   Find a spiritual experience this week at religious centers in the San Fernando Valley area. Here is a sampling of this week’s services and special events.   Voter registration drive at Congregational Church of Chatsworth: The congregation hosts the League of Women Voters register voters, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 22. 20440 Lassen St. 616-796-5598. Living the Right Kind of Life...
Tags: Religion, Sport, Soccer, Pope Francis, Long Beach, Local News, Voice, St James, James, Harp, Craig Peterson, Woodland Hills, San Fernando Valley, First United Methodist Church, Taoism, Pechanga Resort Casino


Joel McHale on Cancellation: Netflix Is ‘King of the World Right Now’

Joel McHale spoke about the recent cancellation of his Netflix talk show during a guest appearance on the “Jim Norton and Sam Roberts” show on SiriusXM. The reason Netflix pulled the plug? “I don’t think they liked my sweaters,” McHale joked. “Obviously Netflix has trained their audience to binge watch, and we actually tried that, […]
Tags: News, Netflix, Joel Mchale, Jim Norton, McHale, Sam Roberts


Netflix Cancels Joel McHale and Michelle Wolf’s Series

Netflix cancels Joel McHale and Michelle Wolf’s series After only a few months of life on the streaming service, Netflix has given the axe to both Joel McHale and Michelle Wolf’s talk shows, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The two comedians had a considerable amount of buzz surrounding their shows thanks to the largely positive reviews critics were giving to the series and Wolf’s highly-talked about hosting gig at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, but unfortunately for them this bu...
Tags: TV, Movies, White House, Netflix, TV News, Daily Show, Joel Mchale, Chelsea Handler, Wolf, McHale, TV Premiere, Michelle Wolf, Hasan Minhaj, Jimmy Carr Katherine Ryan, Netflix McHale


Michelle Wolf, Joel McHale Talk Shows Canceled by Netflix

Netflix has canceled two of its talk shows, “The Break With Michele Wolf” and “The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale.” The move comes just months into both shows’ runs — with McHale’s haveing premiered in February and Wolf’s in May. It also comes as Wolf has seen her star rise, thanks in part to […]
Tags: News, Netflix, Joel Mchale, Wolf, McHale, Michelle Wolf, The Break, The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale, Michelle Wolf Joel McHale, Michele Wolf


Long Beach Grand Prix begins search for new title sponsor

Jim Michaelian apparently likes keeping secrets. It was Thursday, and Michaelian had just issued a statement about Toyota pulling out as title sponsor of the race now formally known as the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach after 39 years in that role. Related: Toyota pulls out of Grand Prix sponsorship Michaelian is the longtime CEO of the race under the umbrella of the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach. It’s his job to find a new sponsor, and he said he is feverishly working toward that goal. ...
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The Russo Brothers’ ‘Quantum and Woody’ TV Series is in Development at TBS

In the early 2000s, who could have foreseen the fact that Anthony and Joe Russo would one day become the directors of some of the biggest films of all time? The Avengers: Infinity War filmmakers are expanding their producing efforts for television, and one of their new projects is a Quantum and Woody TV series, an adaptation of the Valiant comic of the same name. After a quiet development process, the project has found a home at TBS. Read more about it below. According to Deadline, the Quantu...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Nbc, Woody Harrelson, Tbs, Dc, Joel Mchale, Wesley Snipes, Russo brothers, Anthony, Quantum, Eric, Woody, Joe Russo, Russos