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Television Academy's 70th Anniversary Gala - Arrivals

Bob Newhart - Television Academy's 70th Anniversary Gala - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 2nd June 2016

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2014 Creative Arts Emmy Awards

Bob Newhart - A variety stars turned out in style and took to the red carpet for the 2014 Creative Arts Emmy Awards - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 16th August 2014

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After 51 Years Of Waiting Bob Newhart Finally Wins His First Emmy Award


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Bob Newhart has finally ended more than half a centuries wait by winning his first ever Emmy Award. The veteran comedian and entertainer was first nominated for the award in 1962 for his writing on The Bob Newhart Show, but it took a guest spot on The Big Bang Theory to finally secure him one of the coveted awards, with the Primetime Creative Arts Emmys on Sunday, 15 September celebrating his appearance on the sitcom with the Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series award.

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Newhart had to wait more than half a century since his first nomination for an Emmy

The Primetime Creative Arts Emmys airs a week before the main Emmy Awards, and usually celebrates the behind-the-scenes crew on TV as well as honouring guest actors. Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre served as the venue for the awards show, where a number of television's brightest stars had gathered to celebrate their achievements from the past year. They were also on hand to give Newhart a standing ovation when his name was read out as the winner of his award, an act that Newhart says he was "totally unprepared" for. In his acceptance speech he gave thanks to his wife of 50 years, his four children and the cast and crew of The Big Bang Theory, “who really threw themselves on the sword for me.”

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Critics Choice Television Awards

Bob Newhart - BTJA 3rd Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Monday 10th June 2013

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What Were Bob Newhart's Two Conditions For Joining 'The Big Bang Theory'?


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Comedy legend Bob Newhart makes his debut on The Big Bang Theory on Thursday (May 2, 2013) with a role that has been a long-time coming for both Newhart and producer Chuck Lorre. The co-creator of the CBS show has been constantly hounding the six-time Emmy nominee for roles on his shows, and Newhart finally agreed on 'Big Bang' - on two conditions.

"I had only two things that were paramount: No. 1, my scenes had to be taped live. There's a tendency to pre-tape a lot of stuff and put a laugh track on it and you lose something," he told the Hollywood Reporter, "No. 2, I wanted it to be a semi-recurring role. He was fine with both and later called me with the story of Professor Proton." Newhart's character is an influential man from Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Sheldon's (Jim Parsons) childhood.

The Big Bang Theory's ratings continue to grow - something rare in the U.S. television world - but Newhart thinks he knows why the show's reruns are beating top show such as American Idol. "It's beautifully cast, has great writing and it's intelligent," he said, "There was a longing for something intelligent -- to credit the audience being intelligent. It doesn't talk down to the audience at all.

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Bob Newhart Leaves A Medical Building In Beverly Hills

Bob Newhart Tuesday 21st February 2012 Bob Newhart leaves a medical building in Beverly Hills

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Horrible Bosses Review


Good
More amusing than hilarious, this silly comedy at least has moments that make us laugh out loud as its plot gets increasingly ridiculous. And the solid cast members really throw themselves into each scene.

Nick, Kurt and Dale (Bateman, Sudeikis and Day) are three friends who like their jobs but are tormented by their evil bosses (Spacey, Farrell and Aniston, respectively). When they decide they can't take any more abuse, they decide to do something drastic, hiring an inner-city hitman (Foxx) with an unprintable name and then trying to find key information about their bosses that they can use to bump them off. And of course nothing goes to even their pathetic attempt at a plan.

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Mr. Bob Newhart Of The Bob Newhart Showshopping

Bob Newhart Wednesday 12th January 2011 Mr. Bob Newhart of The Bob Newhart Showshopping Beverly Hills, California

Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Review


OK
At the New York Film Festival screening of John Landis' Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project, subversion was in the air as Landis strolled out to introduce the film and, peering into the audience, asked William Lustig, the director of Maniac Cop, to take a bow. The excitement continued when the lights dimmed and Harry Dean Stanton in the film began warbling "Old Blue" in Dan Tana's Restaurant. Landis' camera then picks up Rickles' empty dressing room at the Stardust in a series of masterly composed shots of vacant chairs and silent bric-a-brac -- Ozu in Vegas. But then banality set in.

Landis very quickly assumes the role of the Los Angeles Chapter President of The Don Rickles Fan Club. Legions of comics and actors are trotted out (much in the manner of The Aristocrats) to praise the brilliance and hilarity of the master of the comic insult. These interviews are interspersed with clips from Rickles' films -- Kelly's Heroes, Run Silent, Run Deep, The Rat Race, X: The Man With the X-Ray Eyes, Beach Blanket Bingo -- along with television excerpts from The Tonight Show and The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts. The Man Himself is interviewed and asked to comment on his life and art. Centering the whole mishmash is footage of Rickles' nightclub act at the Stardust -- an act Rickles had heretofore adamantly refused to be filmed.

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Mr. Warmth:The Don Rickles Project Review


OK
At the New York Film Festival screening of John Landis' Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project, subversion was in the air as Landis strolled out to introduce the film and, peering into the audience, asked William Lustig, the director of Maniac Cop, to take a bow. The excitement continued when the lights dimmed and Harry Dean Stanton in the film began warbling "Old Blue" in Dan Tana's Restaurant. Landis' camera then picks up Rickles' empty dressing room at the Stardust in a series of masterly composed shots of vacant chairs and silent bric-a-brac -- Ozu in Vegas. But then banality set in.

Landis very quickly assumes the role of the Los Angeles Chapter President of The Don Rickles Fan Club. Legions of comics and actors are trotted out (much in the manner of The Aristocrats) to praise the brilliance and hilarity of the master of the comic insult. These interviews are interspersed with clips from Rickles' films -- Kelly's Heroes, Run Silent, Run Deep, The Rat Race, X: The Man With the X-Ray Eyes, Beach Blanket Bingo -- along with television excerpts from The Tonight Show and The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts. The Man Himself is interviewed and asked to comment on his life and art. Centering the whole mishmash is footage of Rickles' nightclub act at the Stardust -- an act Rickles had heretofore adamantly refused to be filmed.

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The Rescuers Review


OK
I'm sorry, but The Rescuers simply can't cut it as an animated classic. It's barely even an also-ran, though the superiority of its sequel, The Rescuers Down Under, makes it worth a look for completists. (Most notable is the fact that troublemaking animators inserted a nude woman into a fleeting shot as the mice are flying through the town -- alas, it's been excised from the new DVD release.)

The story is classic Disney, which is to say, it's pretty typical and lacking any real surprise. The Rescuers are a group of mice working out of the United Nations. They pledge to help anyone in need, and when a "HELP" message-in-a-bottle washes up, the mice send two of their group to the rescue. Why they pick the prissy Miss Bianca (Eva Gabor) and accident-prone city mouse Mr. Bernard (Bob Newhart) is a bit of a mystery.

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In & Out Review


Weak
Lackluster and highly overrated film about a small town schoolteacher who is outed on national TV. The stir it creates in the town is one helluva hootnanny! Or so we are supposed to believe. Droll and not very funny, saved only be a great performance by Kline. Somehow Cusack got an Oscar nomination out of this thing, which proves that, yes, the fix really is in.

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Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde Review


Good
Far from rocket science, the bubbly sequel Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde takes the formula from the original 2001 hit and simply lathers, rinses and repeats. What's left is a faint carbon copy of the first, where the ink of originality fades but remains visible thanks to the irresistible charms of Reese Witherspoon.

We begin in Boston, where councilwoman Elle Woods (Witherspoon) plans to wed her Harvard law professor beau, Emmett (Luke Wilson). Now, here's where things get tricky. Elle hires a private investigator to find her dog Bruiser's biological parents so she can invite them to the wedding (of course). But the dog's whereabouts open Elle's eyes to the horrors of animal testing, prompting the impulsive attorney to jet to D.C. with Bruiser in tow to pass a bill that makes such testing illegal.

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Elf Review


Extraordinary
On Christmas Eve, an infant crawls into Santa's sack and hitches a ride back to the North Pole. Upon finding his imported cargo, Santa passes the bundle of joy off to a paternal elf (played with care by Bob Newhart), who names the baby Buddy and raises him up to be a full-sized man in a miniature world.

The one-joke premise becomes worlds funnier once we learn that the elf in question is played with positively-charged whimsy by Will Ferrell. Best known for his ensemble work in Saturday Night Live and Old School, Ferrell has chosen the ideal project to test his skills as a leading man. And he keeps his clothes on, which means all ages are welcome (and encouraged) to attend this holiday party.

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Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde Review


Unbearable

After using her coincidentally convenient knowledge of hair care products to acquit a murder suspect in "Legally Blonde," one-dimensionally ditzy Harvard Law grad Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) has become a naively sanguine congressional aide for the insipid sequel "Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde" -- and once again her dumb luck masquerades as unsuspected smarts.

With Elle in Washington to lobby against animal testing by cosmetics companies, the plot turns on her ability to win over two bitterly conservative senators -- not with reason, facts or even charm, but simply because one of them happens to be a sorority sister (they have a secret dance instead of a secret handshake) and another has a big male Rottweiler who just happens to fall in love with Bruiser, her little male Chihuahua, during a walk in the park.

Yes, that's right -- this feebly scripted, Barbie-brained, Gucci-accessorized so-called comedy actually climbs up on a designer-pink soapbox of social consciousness to preach in platitudes about both animal rights and gay rights. Advocates in both camps should feel insulted.

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Horrible Bosses Movie Review

Horrible Bosses Movie Review

More amusing than hilarious, this silly comedy at least has moments that make us laugh...

Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde Movie Review

Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde Movie Review

Far from rocket science, the bubbly sequel Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde takes...

Elf Movie Review

Elf Movie Review

On Christmas Eve, an infant crawls into Santa's sack and hitches a ride back to...

Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde Movie Review

Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde Movie Review

After using her coincidentally convenient knowledge of hair care products to acquit a murder suspect...

Elf Movie Review

Elf Movie Review

After years of specializing in playing obnoxiously oblivious nitwits, "Saturday Night Live" alum Will Ferrell...

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