11:51 PM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 09/25/2013 05:15AM
The Crazy Ones costars get warm and fuzzy talking about their children
Originally posted 09/12/2013 12:00PM
In 1978, Mork & Mindy made Robin Williams the hottest thing on TV. In 1989, Good Morning, Vietnam made him the hottest thing in movies.
Now that it's (practically) fall 2013, he's returning to the small screen in The Crazy Ones, a new CBS sitcom from Ally McBeal and Boston Public producer David E. Kelly.
Where that will place the 62-year-old often-still-frenetic comedian – who proudly wears his battle scars, including those he earned thanks to problems with the bottle – on the temperature gauge remains to be seen.
Originally posted 05/16/2013 08:30AM
CBS is the warrior king of networks, and its upfront typically feels like the ritual unfurling of an illustrated tapestry of conquests.
This year's event included the cast of How I Met Your Mother, now heading into its final season, singing a parody of Les Misérables beneath yellow umbrellas on the Carnegie Hall stage.
David Letterman, who is now the official anti-Jimmy of late night, made a brief (and rare) appearance, and Robin Williams, a high-profile addition to the lineup with a new sitcom called The Crazy Ones, gave the crowd a few moments of fast-riffing standup. He mentioned prostitutes, cocaine, FOX News and the notoriously bizarre variety show Pink Lady and Jeff.
Here are three shows that struck me as keepers, at least for as long as the audience will have them.
Originally posted 04/12/2013 01:30PM
Jonathan Winters – an improvisational genius and the comedic spiritual godfather to a generation of younger comics, including Robin Williams, Jim Carrey and the late Andy Kaufman – died of natural causes Thursday night. He was surrounded by family and friends at his home in Montecito, Calif., the Associated Press reports. He was 87.
Tweeted Steve Martin on Friday: "Goodbye, Jonath[a]n Winters. You were not only one of the greats, but one of the great greats."
Originally posted 01/25/2013 08:00AM
Matt Damon more than made up for his decade of being bumped from Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Declaring "I am in command of this ship," Damon not only hijacked the show Thursday night, but he brought along a little big-name help.
Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Kidman, Demi Moore, Amy Adams, Sally Field, Robert De Niro, Don Cheadle, John Krasinski and Oprah Winfrey all played a part.
Andy Garcia sat in as sidekick. Sheryl Crow led the band.
And where was Kimmel? Oh, he was there, all right: gagged and tied on the back of the set, as Damon took over.
Originally posted 08/27/2012 11:15AM
Heroic World War II general and president of Columbia University – and one of the best-liked American presidents – Dwight D. Eisenhower wasn't particularly known for his sense of humor, but that may change now that he is being played by Robin Williams.
As seen in this photo, Williams, 61, is made up to play Eisenhower during his White House years. Ike was 62 when first sworn in, and 71 when he handed over the reins to the 43-year-old JFK in 1961.
And the role is for The Butler, an adaptation of a Washington Post article about the real-life Eugene Allen, a White House domestic-staff member who served under eight First Families. Forest Whitaker plays Allen and Oprah Winfrey will play his wife.
Originally posted 10/26/2011 09:15AM
He's a famous funnyman, but Robin Williams's weekend wedding to graphic designer Susan Schneider struck an emotional chord among the 130 guests, who included Billy Crystal and directors George Lucas and Barry Levinson.
The couple exchanged vows last Saturday afternoon at Meadowland Resort in California's Napa Valley in a non-denominational ceremony held outdoors in glorious weather.
"It was a very intimate gathering of people who have worked with him, who know him really well, and her close friends and family," a source tells PEOPLE. "It was very relaxed and truly a joyful celebration. It just felt good to be there."
Originally posted 10/25/2011 10:30AM
Robin Williams and his new wife Susan Schneider are celebrating their honeymoon in Paris, and they spent their first day abroad sightseeing, according to an eyewitness.
The newlyweds arrived Tuesday morning and, after checking into a boutique hotel, set out for a walk, the source tells PEOPLE.
Williams, 60, who speaks French fluently, took Schneider for a traditional café lunch opposite the Tuileries Garden at L'Imperial on the rue de Rivoli.
Originally posted 10/24/2011 04:30PM
Third time's the charm.
Robin Williams exchanged vows with graphic designer Susan Schneider on Saturday at the Meadowood Resort in Napa Valley, his rep confirms to PEOPLE.
The couple met shortly before the actor and comedian, 60, had heart surgery in 2009, according to Britain's The Guardian, which also reports that Schneider helped nurse him back to health.
It's the third trip down the aisle for Williams, who has three children – Zachary, 28, Zelda, 22, and Cody, 19 – from his first two marriages. His previous wife, Marsha, filed for divorce in 2008.
Originally posted 07/04/2010 11:35AM
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