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  • His gentle, Jewish humor is again Crystal clear in ‘700 Sundays’

    5 days ago

    After two sellout runs on Broadway — nine years apart — as well as a book and a successful world tour, actor and comic Billy Crystal brings his one-man, autobiographical play, “700 Sundays,” to television via HBO on April 19. The show was taped before an audience earlier this year,...

  • Billy Crystal culture

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 24, 2013 | 11:14 am

    Even in the age of Louis C.K. and Sarah Silverman, there is something both retro and refreshing about Billy Crystal’s class-act comedy.

    On a recent Thursday night, nearly 600 people packed into the Directors Guild of America Theater — at $60 a pop — to hear Crystal’s mesmerizing...

  • Interview: Billy Crystal

    June 10, 2013 | 9:56 am

    When Billy Crystal was pitched a prequel to the Pixar hit "Monsters, Inc.," he didn't have to think twice about coming aboard. The first movie not only grossed $290 million, making it one of the biggest hits of Crystal's career, but playing walking eyeball Mike Wazowski was also...

  • Billy Crystal to star in Larry Charles’ FX series

    May 23, 2013 | 10:05 am

    Looks like FX is going to be injecting some humor into their lineup. Not a bad idea, we think, after many seasons of the awesome yet dark series “Justified” or “Sons of Anarchy.”

    Billy Crystal will star in the network’s new half-hour series, “The Comedians,” according to The...

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  • Seth MacFarlane: Not an anti-Semite

    By Rob Eshman

    February 25, 2013 | 2:59 pm

    No one sends out press releases to announce that something is not anti-semitic. 

    That’s why this morning’s media is full of reports that host Seth MacFarlane’s Oscar performance last night was just shy of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s U.N. speech. 

    The Anti-Defamation League was first...

  • Bette Midler: The Divine Miss Bubbe

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 12, 2012 | 2:16 pm

    Who is Bette Midler? There’s her onstage alter ego, The Divine Miss M, the brash and bawdy chanteuse with risqué sequin-clad décolletage she invented back in the 1970s at Manhattan’s Continental Baths gay spa. And the hilariously over-the-top characters she’s played in such films...

  • SLIDESHOW: Shimon Peres meets Hollywood

    March 12, 2012 | 1:19 pm

    Israeli President Shimon Peres visits DreamWorks Animation on March 9.

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  • Billy Crystal back to basics in Oscar host comeback

    February 27, 2012 | 11:12 am

    Making a comeback as Oscar host after an eight-year absence, comedian Billy Crystal poked fun on Sunday night at his own reluctance to return and paid light-hearted tribute to leading nominees for the 84th annual Academy Awards.

    In his ninth appearance as master of ceremonies,...

  • Oscars bring back Billy Crystal

    November 11, 2011 | 10:39 am

    Oscar organizers on Thursday brought back funnyman Billy Crystal to host the film awards after recent days of turmoil that led to the departure of one producer and his handpicked emcee Eddie Murphy.

    Crystal, who has hosted the widely-watched Hollywood telecast eight times...

  • Billy Crystal to host Oscars, again

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 10, 2011 | 3:31 pm

    Billy Crystal has announced he will be hosting the 2012 Oscars, replacing Eddie Murphy who withdrew yesterday.

    Crystal made the announcement on his Twitter account:

    “Am doing the Oscars so the young woman in the pharmacy will stop asking my name when I pick up my prescriptions. Looking forward to the show.”

    This will be Crystal’s ninth hosting gig with the Academy Awards.

  • Finally, When Harry Met Sally 2 - Billy Crystal & Helen Mirren

    By Misha Henckel

    April 6, 2011 | 11:47 am

    It’s the sequel we’ve all been waiting for. And it does not disappoint. When Harry Met Sally 2 matches the spirit and feeling of the original blockbuster hit, and then takes it to the next level. It’s a must see movie, with Billy Crystal, Helen Mirren, Rob Reiner, Maya Rudolph among...

  • Words of Wisdom or something like it.

    By Julia Bendis

    March 21, 2011 | 5:52 pm

    - When people say that they are only 5 minutes away, they are really 20 minutes away.

    - If your Doctor’s appointment is at 3 p.m., show up at 3:15 to skip sitting in the waiting room.  It works like a charm!

    - When your kid is going on and on about something, and the story doesn’t...

  • When Crystal met Spielberg; A rabbi, a reverend and a pastor walk into a shul

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 31, 2008 | 1:12 am

    Spielberg's Shoah Foundation Shines

    When Billy Crystal met Steven Spielberg at the Oct. 22 Shoah Foundation dinner, the comedian had a beef with the filmmaker.

    Why, asked Crystal, was there never a part for him in a Spielberg movie? Couldn't he have changed the title of "Jaws" to...

  • It’s No Joke—Stewart Does Oscars

    By Keren Engelberg

    March 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The new Oscars' host and the latest Jew to take on the role is -- drumroll, please -- Jon Stewart, the comedian and host of Comedy Central's mock news program, "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." Stewart is the latest in a long line of comedians, including Johnny Carson, Bob Hope,...

  • Tommywood - Crystal Clear

    By Tom Teicholz

    December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Billy Crystal has something he wants to share with you.

    Crystal has had a diverse and varied career, with plenty of ups and downs, as a stand-up comic, a TV performer and a movie actor. On the one hand, he starred in "When Harry Met Sally," a movie that convinced many non-Jewish...

  • An Award of His Own

    By Rob Eshman

    January 14, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    It is strange to be alone with Billy Crystal. He's still funny, insightful, charming -- but the venue is all wrong. The Castle Rock headquarters where he works in Beverly Hills has all the ambience of a mortgage brokerage. Crystal's own office is more homey: Craftsman furniture, a...

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