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Why Do Comedians Live So Long?

On the occasion of Sid Caesar's passing, a look at the extraordinary longevity of many comics — and why they endure

Bob Hope’s Spaceship Mansion For Sale

Space Mountain? Nope, that’s Bob Hope’s volcano-inspired mansion – and it could be all yours for $50 million.

Hope — If Not Home — For the Holidays

Absent momentous news, this is likely to be Battleland’s final pre-Christmas post. Given the lack of sources in D.C. through New Year’s, we’ll be scaling back on...

Milestones

DUMPED The bodies of 35 murder victims, by masked men in broad daylight, on the street in the Mexican coastal city of Boca del Río WED Lieutenant Gary Ross, a...

Should Billy Crystal Host the Oscars Again?

Whether he likes it or not, when he finally calls it a day, Billy Crystal will surely best be known for hosting the Oscars. And might be just be tempted to give...

Remembering Jane Russell: Brunette Bombshell

Back then they were called bosoms. Jane Russell had some, and Howard Hughes knew what to do with them. Russell's breasts — not actors Walter Huston and Thomas...

Bob Hope: America's Most Famous Immigrant

Among Bob Hope's many achievements during his unparalleled show-business career was to make it into Guinness World Records — as the most honored entertainer in...

When Betty Got Frank

Nobody came on to the movie camera — wrapped it in a bear hug and wrestled it to submission — like Betty Hutton. They called this 40s singer-actress "the...

And the Oscar (Gig) Goes to ...

It's called an award show, but it's really a TV show--the top-rated entertainment show of the year. And like the nightly news, The Apprentice and NFL Prime Time,...

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Photo Essays

Martin and Lewis, Berserk Superstars

There’s a storied tradition in show business that involves two seemingly incompatible but ultimately inextricable buddies — it’s almost always two men, by the...

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