Burt Reynolds 1936 – 2018

In the early ’90s in Hollywood, while working at TV Guide, I landed an interview with Marilu Henner. The former Taxi star was then playing opposite Burt Reynolds on the sitcom Evening Shade. Before I arrived on the set, I was given one strict instruction from the publicist arranging the interview: If you encounter Mr.… Read on



Don Rickles 1926 – 2017

Please observe a minute of insults. Mr. Warmth is no more. Don Rickles passed away Thursday at 90. He was the ultimate stand-up funnyman, heckling his audience for more than 60 years. His shtick was so abrasive he never had his own hit series. No matter; he livened up plenty of other hits, with memorable appearances on… Read on


Here’s Johnny–and other summer TV fare

School’s out for summer, as Alice Cooper used to say. So what’s on TV?Tons ‘o stuff. The new Showtime original Ray Donovan, starring Liev Schreiber as a slick LA fixer-to-the-stars, begins Sunday, for example. Dexter returns for a final run. In August, so does Breaking Bad. The Listener, True Blood, Saving Hope and Rookie Blue… Read on