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  1. The Emmys As Flat Circle: Why Last Night’s Show Felt Famili...

    Andy Greenwald

    There's a difference between predictable and objectionable: The latter offends, but the former just bores. And boredom was the problem with the 66th Emmys, which gasped and wheezed across three hours last night like the Krystal Ship stuck in Alb...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  2. When ‘Harry’ Met ‘Annie’

    Mark Harris

    It's been 25 years since the birth of the modern romantic comedy. Beginning with When Harry Met Sally ...; in 1989, the genre has become a launching pad for some actors and a refuge for others. In these movies we find predi...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  3. Castingpalooza: Everyone Gets a Pilot, Show, or Movie!

    Zach Dionne

    First, in the pilot season/new shows department: Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are doing Netflix's Grace and Frankie, a 13-episode half-hour comedy about "longtime rivals who are stunned when their respective husbands announce they are in...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  4. Safety First: Why Ellen Is Hosting the Oscars

    Mark Harris

    Here are the people who are going to be pleased by the choice of Ellen DeGeneres to host this year's Oscars telecast: * Those who remember that DeGeneres actually did a perfectly fine job hosting in 2007 (and a spectacular one hosting the hig...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  5. Rambis on coming home to the Lakers

    Dave McMenamin

    Like Billy Crystal and the Oscars, Kurt Rambis and the Los Angeles Lakers always seem to find a way back to one another. "I sound like that guy on 'Saturday Night Live': 'The Lakers have been berra berra good to me,'" Rambis told ESPNLA.com on Mon...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  6. Small(er) Movie Roundup: Because Even the Studio Knows RIPD Is a ...

    Wesley Morris

    Only God Forgives, directed by Nicolas Winding Refn How nice it would be to report that the second teaming of Refn and Ryan Gosling has produced something as ecstatic and electrically nasty as their first. But the nastiness this time isn't nice. I...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  7. Role Remix: Steve Buscemi

    Owen King

    In the Sundance heyday of the late ’90s, the ubiquity of Steve Buscemi was something that hip people — the sorts who knew his name and how to spell it, as opposed to the casual moviegoers who just felt a twitch of happy recognition at the...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  8. Oscar Travesties, Day 3: The Apples-and-Oranges Problem of Oscar ...

    Alex Pappademas

    Like I always say when I'm asked to do one of these things: I didn't make this bracket. I barely understand how brackets work. I'm sorry I let you down. Now without further ado: Billy Crystal in blackface vs. every dance number, ever W...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  9. Brad McCann hits the big screen

    Jerry Crasnick

    The new Billy Crystal-Bette Midler comedy "Parental Guidance" has done relatively well at the box office despite dismal reviews. The film has reportedly earned more than $66 million while receiving a 19 percent positive rating from critics on the Ro...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  10. Here's a look at Billy Crystal's day at ESPN

    Playbook Trending

    Take a look back at Billy Crystal's day at ESPN, culminating with his appearance on "SportsCenter."...

    Blog | December 20, 2012
  11. Billy Crystal talks movie, Yankees, 'SNL'

    Playbook Trending

    Legendary Hollywood veteran Billy Crystal stopped by to chat with ESPN.com about his new movie, "Parental Guidance," which opens Christmas Day. Crystal teams with Bette Midler to play grandparents who babysit their grandchildren, but their old-school...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  12. Hollywood's Billy Crystal

    Welcome to SportsNation! On Wednesday, legendary Hollywood veteran Billy Crystal stops by to chat about his new movie "Parental Guidance" that opens Christmas Day. Crystal, @BillyCrystal, teams with Bette Midler to play grandparents that babysit t...

    Chat | December 18, 2012
  13. Let's Play Celebrity 'Attainable or Unattainable?': Oscar Edition...

    Rembert Browne and Chelsea Fagan

    Two weeks ago, Chelsea Fagan and I joined forces to discuss which Grammy nominees and winners were attainable/unattainable. The process was challenging, but at the end of the day, writing about Rihanna, Bruno Mars, and Adele isn't that difficult. We ...

    Blog | February 28, 2012
  14. Pitbull and Chris Brown's All-Star Game Performance Will Make You...

    Amos Barshad

    If, like most of us, you spent your Sunday night watching Billy Crystal viciously mock Christopher Plummer, then you missed — well, technically you missed Pitbull's NBA All-Star game performance, which featured Chris Brown, Ne-Yo, and what has ...

    Blog | February 27, 2012
  15. Yo, Is This Racist? Oscar Analysis: How Many People Had to Approv...

    Andrew Ti

    Oh boy. In a year where Hollywood was already on extra-thin (and OK, fine, mildly complex) ice with its adulation of the "Why won't anyone think of the white people?" rewrite of history in The Help, the 84th Academy Awards were already going to be a ...

    Blog | February 27, 2012
  16. The Grantland staff exchanges e-mails about Billy Crystal, the In...

    Grantland staff

    We watched every (bone-chilling) minute so you didn't have to.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2012