Quote: "One of my grandchildren is here. Dylan, she's nine, and Harry was so kind and spent about 20 minutes talking to her. It was really great. He was so nice, and then she came over and I said, 'What did he say?' And she says, 'What's a pre-nup?' No, he was great with her. She's excited." Veteran comedian Billy Crystal jokes about introducing his young granddaughter to her pop idol, One Direction's Harry Styles, on Thursday (03Dec15), when they were among the guests on America's The Late Late Show with James Corden.
Fact: Billy Crystal and Josh Gad's quirky U.S. comedy series THE COMEDIANS has been axed after just one season. The show, in which Gad and Crystal played an unlikely comedy double act, premiered in April (15) but never took off with viewers.
Quote: "It's great to go there and see how everybody else aged. I love my friends, we've been friends since kindergarten." Veteran funnyman Billy Crystal on attending his New York high school's 50th anniversary reunion recently.
Quote: "We talked about doing an album, like, in June: 'Let's take these phone calls (and make a comedy album)'. We were like two jazz musicians late at night, I'd get these phone calls and we'd go for hours and we never spoke as ourselves. It was like, the greatest!" Billy Crystal had big plans to share his late night improv phone calls with pal Robin Williams with fans by recording the hilarious conversations for a comedy album prior to the Mrs. Doubtfire star's death last month (Aug14).
Fact: Jay Z, Spike Lee and Billy Crystal are among the sports fans honouring New York Yankees star Derek Jeter in a new Tv tribute ad. The Re2Pect commercial features fans and celebrities alike saluting the baseball great with his own iconic cap tilt. Jeter will retire as a professional baseball player at the end of the current Mlb season.
Tweet: "Mickey Rooney maybe the greatest acting talent ever. Andy Hardy to Black Stallion, singing dancing genius... Rip." Billy Crystal pays tribute to the Hollywood actor who died on Sunday (06Apr14).
Quote: "Have you ever been to a birthday party with 30 one-year-olds who have not napped... It was insane. The kids were adorable. Some have a couple of teeth, they wander, some don't walk... They just come up to you. They're like little drunk zombies." Funnyman Billy Crystal on sharing his recent 66th birthday with his one-year-old grandchild.
Fact: When Harry Met Sally star Billy Crystal has an allergy to dark chocolate. He sneezes uncontrollably until his nose bleeds. He says, "I actually feel great afterwards. It's very cleansing, it's almost orgasmic!"
Quote: "We sit at the game and the Kiss Cam comes on... and the crowd stands up and they were like chanting, 'Kiss, kiss, kiss...' so I look at him and say, 'I think we have to do this,' and he says, 'OK Willy, but no tongues'." Billy Crystal on kissing pal Jack Nicholson at a recent Los Angeles Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers game.
Quote: "As I pulled up to the theatre, I heard the news, so now I was stunned, and 20 minutes later I’m on the stage with him. We had a ball. It was really fun, and I’m really happy for him… bittersweet feelings. After 34 years of broadcasting, Dave is an iconic comedian to us and a contemporary who broke down a lot of barriers of late-night when it was his time... It’s not easy to say goodbye to people you really care about." Funnyman Billy Crystal was one of David Letterman's first guests after the late-night host announced he'd be retiring in 2015. Crystal was also Jay Leno's final guest when the Tv veteran signed off from The Tonight Show earlier this year (14).
Fact: Actor Billy Crystal is hoping to give tourism a boost in his native Long Island, New York by fronting a new travel ad touting the area as the perfect weekend getaway for locals. The When Harry Met Sally star insists the beach haven is now fully recovered from last year's (12) devastating Superstorm Sandy and open to visitors.
Quote: "I love this guy; it's my favourite character of anyone I've ever played in any movie... and I'm so blessed to work with John Goodman... It's just a joy because he's so good." Billy Crystal loves playing animated monster Mike Wazowski. The actor voiced the character in 2001 hit Monsters, Inc. and reprised the role for this year's (13) prequel Monsters University.
Fact: Actor/comedian Billy Crystal donned a baseball jersey to serve as manager of the New York Yankees on Saturday (08Jun13). The When Harry Met Sally... star captained a group of past baseball icons in a special Old-Timers' game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Fact: Billy Crystal is returning to Broadway this autumn (13) for a revival of his one-man show 700 Sundays. The production, which revolves around the death of his father Jack, when the actor was 15, won the star a Tony Award in 2005. He will return to the New York theatre district for a nine-week run, with previews beginning on 5 November (13) at the Imperial Theatre.
Fact: Billy Crystal, Bo Derek, Frankie Muniz and Verne Troyer were among the athletes and stars who saluted boxing legend Muhammad Ali at a black-tie gala and auction in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday night (23Mar13). The celebrities gathered at the Celebrity Fight Night Xix to raise funds for the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center’s Barrow Neurological Institute in the city. Auction items included a guitar signed by Eric Clapton, a swimming class with Olympics medalist Ryan Lochte and dinner with Billy Crystal and Robert De Niro in New York. Reba MCEntire hosted the event for the eighth year and performers included Jennifer Lopez, Andrea Bocelli, Billy Ray Cyrus and Rita Wilson.
Quote: "I can't believe that Bruce Springsteen is my opening act!" Comedian Billy Crystal jokes about following The Boss at the start of the 12-12-12- Concert for Sandy Relief in New York on Wednesday (12Dec12).
Fact: Will Ferrell, Billy Crystal and Zach Galifianakis are among the nominees for the upcoming Webby Awards, which celebrate the best of the internet. The prizegiving, in which winners have to give a five-word acceptance speech, takes place in New York on 21 May (12).
Quote: "That whole concept of 'I want to really go after people' - I don't understand that... Do you dislike these people? I have a different bar." Oscars host Billy Crystal is not a fan of mean-spirited awards show presenters like Ricky Gervais, who upset stars and critics with his 2011 Golden Globes gags.
Fact: Actors Billy Crystal and Robin Wright reunited with the cast of The Princess Bride on Friday (07Oct11), 24 years after the film was released. The stars, including Cary Elwes and Chris Sarandon, reminisced about shooting the fairytale movie on U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America as part of the programme's Eighties Week.
Fact: Billy Crystal, comedian Chris Rock and actor Larry David were on hand to congratulate Starz TV network Ceo Chris Albrecht on his nuptials to Montana Coady on Saturday (17Sep11). The couple wed in Los Angeles and held a star-studded after-party at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Fact: Actors Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Billy Crystal and James Gandolfini and rapper Jay Z were among the fans cheering on the New York Jets in their American football season opener against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday (11Sep11). The stars were all seen sporting special New York Police Department caps in honour of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the Big Apple. The extra support appeared to give the Jets a boost - they came back from behind to win the game 27-24.
Quote: "They know where I am." Billy Crystal hints that he would consider returning as an Oscars host after making a cameo on the telecast this year (11). He's inviting producers Brett Ratner and Don Mischer to get in touch.
Fact: Billy Crystal has joined the world of Twitter.com. The comedian sent out his first tweet on Monday night (04Apr11).
Fact: Funnyman Billy Crystal is to play an ageing vampire in an online comedy skit for Will Ferrell's FunnyOrDie.com website.
Fact: Emily Blunt and Ricky Gervais have joined the star-studded cast of funnyman Jason Segel's upcoming MUPPETS movie. Jack Black, Zach Galifianakis and Billy Crystal are also among the actors making appearances in the new feature, currently shooting in Los Angeles.
Fact: Comedian Billy Crystal paid tribute to outgoing THE TONIGHT SHOW host Jay Leno in song on Thursday night (28May09), poking fun at the U.S. TV presenter's appearance and his love of classic cars. Leno departs as the host of the show on Friday (29May09).
Fact: Former US President Bill Clinton's wife HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON is a political favourite in Hollywood - stars like Tom Hanks, Billy Crystal and Owen Wilson dug deep at a recent campaign party hosted by the New York-based Senator and helped raise $43 million (GBP23.9 million) for her re-election campaign.
Quote: "It's easier to give the finger when you're not wearing weather gloves." Billy Crystal loves warmer climes.