Carl Reiner, comedys rare untortured genius, dies at 98
(AP Photo/Harold Filan, File)NEW YORK Carl Reiner, who died Monday at 98, was the rare untortured genius of comedy, his career a story of laughter and camaraderie, of innovation and triumph and affection. Reiner died of natural causes at his Beverly Hills, California home, assistant Judy Nagy said. But CBS executives worried that Reiner would make Petrie seem too Jewish, so Van Dyke was cast instead. First lady Michelle Obama once joked that she preferred watching Dick Van Dyke to viewing her husbands debates. Reiner was the father of actor-director Rob Reiner, who starred as Archie Bunkers son-in-law on All in the Family and directed When Harry Met Sally... Rob Reiner said in a tweet Tuesday that his heart is hurting.
2019 Breakthrough Entertainer: Jack Quaid of 'The Boys'
This Dec. 3, 2019 photo shows actor Jack Quaid posing for a portrait in Los Angeles. “The casting director looked at me and said, ‘Oh wow, that was actually really good. Quaid stars in “The Boys,” an irreverent genre-busting superhero show that’s among the most successful original programs on Amazon Prime Video. “It’s been crazy,” Quaid recently told The Associated Press, which named him among its Breakthrough Entertainers of 2019. “I'll be whatever in the movie -- I'll be a droid.
The AP names its Breakthrough Entertainers of 2019
This Nov. 20, 2019 photo shows Megan Thee Stallion posing for a portrait in New York. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)The dictionary defines “breakthrough” as a “sudden advance,” but The Associated Press' Breakthrough Entertainers of the Year spent lots of time preparing for their star-making moments. Megan Thee Stallion spent years rapping while also attending college. As Megan Thee Stallion says: “I know I’m not where I want to be at yet, so I’m still trying to grind." ___ For more on AP’s 2019 class of Breakthrough Entertainers, please visit: https://apnews.com/APBreakthroughEntertainers