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Oscar Nominee Paul Mazursky Dies at 84

Oscar-nominated director and screenwriter Paul Mazursky died Monday of pulmonary cardiac arrest at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Times reports. He was 84.

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Oscar Nominee Paul Mazursky Dies at 84

Oscar-nominated director and screenwriter Paul Mazursky died Monday of pulmonary cardiac arrest at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Times reports. He was 84.

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The Biz: Retro TV For Free

TV classics are being dusted off for the digital age, and you don't need cable or the Internet to watch them.

Hits from the '70s (Three's Company), '60s (The Monkees) and even the '50s (Burns and Allen) make up the core of Antenna TV, a nostalgia-based network launched in January on over-the-air digital channels in about half the country. Antenna TV joins the throwback party started by Me-TV (Memorable Entertainment), the free TV home of... read more

Seinfeld's "Uncle Leo" Len Lesser Dies at 88

Len Lesser, best known for playing Jerry Seinfeld's beloved Uncle Leo on Seinfeld, has died. He was 88.

The veteran character actor died on Wednesday from pneumonia related to cancer. He was surrounded by friends and family in his Burbank, Calif., home at the time of his passing.

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Backstage at Dancing With the Stars: Name That Tune?

If you thought that dancing to iconic TV theme songs on Monday night's Dancing With the Stars would give the performers a leg up because they already knew the music, you'd be wrong. 

In fact, most the Dancing pros — and at least one star — were either too young or living in a foreign country when American television hits such as Bewitched and Hill Street Blues were on the air. "I had no idea what that song was," says pro Cheryl Burke, who was born in 1984 and danced to Hill Street Blues, which aired from 1981-1987... read more

Syfy Adds a Monkee to Debbie Gibson-Tiffany Movie

Syfy has decided to up the ante in their Debbie Gibson-vs.-Tiffany movie by adding a Monkee, the network announced.

Mickey Dolenz, a member of the 1960s made-for-television band The Monkees, has been cast in Mega Python vs. Gatoroid, in which former '80s pop stars Gibson, 39, and Tiffany, 38, will face off. Dolenz will play a ... read more

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Premiered: September 12, 1966, on NBC
Rating: TV-G
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Premise: Hey, hey, they're the Prefab Four, a rock band trying to make it big. People say they monkey around, but that was the point in this surreal, slapstick and altogether silly sitcom, which also had plenty of pop tunes. Several numbers became chart-toppers thanks to crack songwriters and studio musicians, though the cast would later record successfully as a self-contained combo. Both the group and the show were enormously popular, and some of the members continue to tour to this day as the Monkees.

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