Sunday, July 24, 2016 Tammuz 18, 5776

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"Get real!" may be the mantra of network TV these days, but one series is proving that reality can be seemingly as fractiously fictive as any flight of fantasy dreamed up by a programming exec. "My Antonio" may as well be "Mamma Mia!" as the mystery woman behind star Antonio Sabato Jr.'s VH1 10-episode reality series, premiering Aug. 16 --...
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A one-woman TV titan with her own sit-down, stand-up for what matters series; millions of fans and even more millions in the bank; apostles who appropriated anything she recommended at the drop of a cup of Sanka; the nation's social conscience and inarguably the country's No. 1 minority star ... Oprah-Shmoprah! We're talking Gertrude Berg here. In the here and...
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Linda Morel, Jewish Exponent Feature
WHAT'S COOKING? As the last weeks of August rolled around, my sister-in-law's vegetable garden used to be overrun with zucchinis (that was before she gave up growing vegetables). For mysterious reasons, Wendy's garden sprouted more zucchinis than a family of four could possibly consume, particularly since one of her sons didn't eat anything green. It didn't help that some of...
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SPEAKING VOLUMES I'm Dying Up Here is about what it's subtitle suggests: Heartbreak and High Times in Standup Comedy's Golden Era . The people pictured on the cover -- David Letterman, Jay Leno, Richard Lewis and Andy Kaufman -- are some of the central players in the drama -- and it is a drama, despite the plethora of jokes retold...
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Slumdog slam-dunk? You could make the case for comics Chris Kattan and his dad, Kip King, who find that Indian summer comes early this year with "Bollywood Hero," a Mumbai-minted mini-series coming to IFC cable for three nights beginning on Aug. 6. Mango and curry -- that's some spicy concoction: Chris created some of the livelier comic creations on "Saturday...
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