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Carol Burnett Seeks Custody of Grandson, 14

She says boy's mother is dealing with severe substance-abuse issues

(Newser) - At 87, Carol Burnett is preparing for a new challenge: becoming the legal guardian of Dylan, her 14-year-old grandson. The groundbreaking comedian has applied for guardianship while her daughter, Erin Hamilton, deals with substance abuse issues. "Due to addiction issues and other circumstances that my daughter, Erin, has been... More »

Carol Burnett Wanted an Announcer Who Was More

Lyle Waggoner worked his way up to full cast member

(Newser) - Lyle Waggoner, who used his good looks to comic effect on the Carol Burnett Show, partnered with a superhero on Wonder Woman and was the first centerfold for Playgirl magazine, died Tuesday. He was 84. Waggoner, who was battling cancer, died Tuesday at his Los Angeles-area home with his wife... More »

Golden Globes Hands Out First-Ever Carol Burnett Award

To Carol Burnett, obviously

(Newser) - Calling it "the greatest honor of my life," Steve Carell on Sunday night presented Carol Burnett with the first-ever Carol Burnett Award. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization behind the Golden Globes award show, has been handing out the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in... More »

Carol Burnett: After Daughter's Death, I Saw 'Signs'

'You don't get over it, but you cope'

(Newser) - Carol Burnett surrounds herself with kids in a new Netflix talk show that apparently has her missing her own daughter, Carrie Hamilton, who died of cancer in 2002 at age 38. "You don't get over it, but you cope," the 85-year-old tells People , recalling "a sign"... More »

#OscarsSoWhite? Not SAG, Sundance

Big wins for diverse actors, productions Saturday night at 2 ceremonies

(Newser) - In a flurry of wins at the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Sundance Film Festival, diversity made itself forcefully heard, reports the AP . Over a few hours Saturday night, the SAG Awards and Sundance showered honors on performers and films that presented a stark contrast to the crisis that... More »

4 Stars Who Were Brought Up by Grandparents

Including one who didn't realize they were his grandparents

(Newser) - The Huffington Post rounds up eight celebrities who were raised by their grandparents—and many of them credit their success to that upbringing. A sampling:
  • Oprah Winfrey: After her mother moved to the Midwest for a job, Winfrey was raised by her grandmother on a Mississippi farm before eventually moving
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Britney Will Guest-Star on Glee

Episode will showcase pop star's songs

(Newser) - An upcoming episode of Glee devoted to the musical stylings of Britney Spears will have a very, very special guest star, Us reports : Britney Spears. "Britney, I think 100 percent, is going to be on the episode," show creator Ryan Murphy said today on Ryan Seacrest's radio show.... More »

Glee's Newest Catch: Carol Burnett

Comedian to play Nazi-hunting mother

(Newser) - Carol Burnett will join the cast of Glee as the mother of Sue Sylvester, Entertainment Weekly reports. Jane Lynch's character has made passing reference to her Nazi-hunting mom in previous episodes, but other details are being kept secret until Burnett's first appearance in October or November. "This is so... More »

Best Soap Opera Cameos

James Franco follows in the footsteps of Rosanne, Snoop Dog

(Newser) - James Franco’s much-hyped General Hospital guest stint began Friday, but can he live up to the true classics of the celebrity cameo genre? Many other luminaries have guested on daytime TV, and “they almost always shake things up like a schizophrenic with a fake pregnancy interrupting a wedding... More »

Harvey Korman: More Than a Second Banana

Mel Brooks and Carol Burnett regular was an underrated master

(Newser) - Harvey Korman was sometimes described as the “quintessential second banana,” and he did indeed make his name in supporting roles. But Korman, who died this week at 81, was a special second banana. For Mel Brooks, he became the perfect scheming underling, hilariously worming his way through movie... More »

Comic Great Harvey Korman Dead at 81

Emmy winner found fame on Carol Burnett Show

(Newser) - Harvey Korman, who gained comic fame with his bust-a-gut sketches on the "Carol Burnett Show" in the 1960s and 70s, has died at age 81 from complications of an aneurysm, the AP reports. Korman won four Emmys for his TV work, often pairing with Burnett or Tim Conway. He... More »

Johnny (Sorry, Jay) Top TV Icon

The famous faces of TV are (nearly) all present in this Hall of Fame

(Newser) - Letterman and Stewart made the cut, but Leno got stiffed when Entertainment Weekly and TV Land did their list of the top 50 TV icons. Leading the list, of course, the guy who started it all:
  1. Johnny Carson
  2. Lucille Ball
  3. Oprah Winfrey
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