Leonard Stern, a producer, writer and director who helped create The Honeymooners and Mad Libs, died Tuesday of heart failure, Variety reports. He was 88 years old.
A New York native, Stern got his start in Hollywood in the '50s writing film screenplays, including Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion, The Jazz Singer and the Jack Lemmon film Three for the Show. His career shifted to TV, and he began writing for The Jackie Gleason Show.
Stern went on to...
The Disney Channel is inspiring kids and their families to make a change with the help of rising star Bridgit Mendler.
As the anthem for Disney's Friends for Change initiative, "We Can Change the World" is the 18-year-old actress' contribution in the effort to benefit global charities. The song she co-wrote and performs debuts on Friday, after which Disney will donate $250,000 dollars to the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund.
Mendler and over 30 other Disney stars will also compete in the "Disney Friends for a Change Games" where they're split into four teams battling in a series of fun and physical challenges. The victorious team will receive $100,000 for their charity of choice. Viewers can take part by pledging actions to help out the planet.
Greg Grunberg doesn't need to look far for inspiration playing his character on NBC's Love Bites.
"I play a big, dumb married guy — not a stretch, which is great for me," Grunberg jokes to TVGuide.com.
Tristan Prettyman and Jason Mraz
Jason Mraz and fiancée Tristan Prettyman have called it quits six months after getting engaged, the "I'm Yours" singer tells The Daily Beast.
"My greatest mistake right now is, I've been clinging to my art," he told the site. "In that, I have victory for my art and a great loss for my heart. At the moment, my beautiful fiancée is no longer my...
Eva La Rue
Eva La Rue has joined the growing list of All My Children alumni returning to the ABC soap before it goes off the air in September.
Earlier this week, the show announced that it had also snagged star Josh Duhamel (Las Vegas, Transformers). He'll be back for at least one episode in August, reprising the role of Leo du Pres, who died in 2003. Thorsten Kaye (Zach Slater) and Cady McClain (Dixie Cooney Martin), both of whom play characters who are now deceased, will also return.
La Rue, who currently stars in CBS' CSI: Miami, will be back for several episodes beginning in July.
Game 4 of the National Basketball Association finals attracted 13.30 million fans in the last two hours of prime time Tuesday, helping ABC easily win the night, according to preliminary Nielsen figures.
It also scored a 5.5 rating among 18-to-49-year-olds — an increase of 17 percent against last year's Game 4 overnight numbers.