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PROLIFIC TV DIRECTOR WILLIAM ASHER DEAD AT 90

July 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

William Asher, who has 52 credits as a director on his IMDb profile, 15 credits as a producer and 10 as a writer, has died in Palm Desert, CA of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. His credits list may be a bit misleading inasmuch as in several instances they include entire series or numerous episodes. For […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: BRIDESMAIDS

May 13, 2011 by · 6 Comments 

Critics are going out of their way to assure their male readers that, despite the title, Bridesmaids is not just a chick flick. Writes Joe Morgenstern in the Wall Street Journal: “If this is only a chick flick, then call me a chick.” Calling it “an unexpectedly funny new comedy,” Manohla Dargis remarks in the […]

I LOVE LUCY WRITER PUGH DAVIS DEAD AT 90

April 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Madelyn Pugh Davis, one of the three writers of the groundbreaking I Love Lucy sitcom, died Wednesday in Los Angeles at age 90. In an obituary, today’s (Friday) New York Times quoted Davis as saying in a 1993 interview that she and fellow writers Jess Oppenheimer, who produced the show, and Bob Carroll Jr. “weren’t […]