THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) — Scott McCarron took a three-stroke lead Saturday in the PGA Tour Champions' Insperity Invitational, overcoming a stiff neck to complete a 5-under 67 in the...
Friars Club executive director pleads guilty to tax fraud
NEW YORK (AP) — The executive director of New York's legendary Friars Club has pleaded guilty to having filed false income tax returns.
Prosecutors say Michael Gyure failed to report roughly $433,000 in compensation between 2012 and 2016. He started working at the Manhattan club known for celebrity roasts in 2008.
Gyure has also agreed to pay over $156,000 to the Internal Revenue Service. He faces up to three years in prison.
Movies & More reviewer John Gillispie shares his thoughts on "The Last Movie Star," which is rated R and available on DVD.
Burt Reynolds gives a solid acting performance as an aging movie star coming to terms with the way his life has turned out.
Reynolds stars as Vic Edwards who is invited to a film festival in Nashville to be honored with a lifetime achievement award. In a small role, Chevy Chase plays Sonny, who encourages Vic to travel to the event.
NEW YORK (AP) — The 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival opened Wednesday with pugnacious political words from Robert De Niro and the tender opening-night premiere, "Love, Gilda," an intimate celebration of the beloved comedian and former "Saturday Night Live" star Gilda Radner.
Man says he kicked Chevy Chase in self-defense in dispute
SOUTH NYACK, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man says he kicked Chevy Chase in self-defense after the comedian climbed into a vehicle and tried to punch him during a profanity-laced traffic dispute.
Chase told police he was cut off by another driver on Feb. 9. Thinking his car might be damaged, he followed the car across the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. Both drivers pulled over in South Nyack (NY'-ak).
In American movies, the idea of a road trip is likely to conjure images of Chevy Chase in "National Lampoon's Vacation." For the French, it's something else entirely, and the proof is in "Faces Places," the sweetly moving documentary chronicling the cross-country art project undertaken by then 33-year-old photo-muralist/poster artist JR and 88-year-old film director Agnes Varda, one of the giants of the French New Wave.
In-laws have you stressed? This Philly-made tool can help you train your brain to calm down
When Clark Griswold tried to blanket his home in Christmas lights, an electrical glitch rendered the facade completely dark. But it was his gruff in-laws who added insult to injury. “Beautiful, Clark,” said one. The other called it a “silly waste of resources.”
This is a scene from the 1989 classic National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. But you don’t need to summon Chevy Chase to feel some sort of way at the mere mention of your in-laws.
Christmas preparations begin in July each year for the Specht household.
That’s when plans for their outdoor decorations start coming together.
For the past 25 years Sue and Arden Specht have dressed their home in festive holiday lighting.
Their decorations have even earned them a neighborhood nickname.
The last time we spoke with Joel McHale, he was on a break from filming the NBC comedy “Community” and Chevy Chase interjected himself into the phone conversation. This time, McHale is home in Los Angeles and it’s his son’s tangled hair that has him multitasking during the boy’s bath on a sick day off from school.
Ken Shapiro, director of ‘The Groove Tube,’ dies at 75
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Ken Shapiro, a former child actor and director of the 1974 movie "The Groove Tube," has died. He was 75.
His daughter, Rosy Rosenkrantz, said Wednesday that Shapiro died on Nov. 18 from various cancers at his home in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Original ‘SNL’ cast reunite for Television Academy Honors
Jeanne Elizabeth (Hansen) Kugler of South Dartmouth died Aug. 16.
She was born in Macon, Ga.
She was a 1957 graduate of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School and a 1961 graduate of Duke University.
She was employed by The American Scholar, a literary magazine dedicated to books, culture and public affairs while living in Washington, D.C.
Mrs. Kugler moved to New Bedford in 1964 after marriage to raise her children.
Park bench remembers civil rights icon Julian Bond
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bench memorializing the life of civil rights icon Julian Bond has been placed outside a community center.
In the film Caddyshack, one of the main characters, Ty Webb (played by Chevy Chase) blind-folds himself prior to taking a golf shot and has this to say to his caddy, Danny Noonan, “I’m going to give a little advice. There’s a force in the universe that makes things happen. And all you have to is get in touch with it, stop thinking, let things happen, and be the ball."
Author, newspaper columnist Jay Cronley dies at 73
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma-based author Jay Cronley, whose books were made into movies starring some of Hollywood's most notable funnymen, has died at age 73.
The longtime Tulsa newspaper columnist died Sunday night at his home of an apparent heart attack, his daughter Samantha Noel told The Associated Press. She said he would want to be remembered for his writing, humor and creativity.
Dance party takes to DC streets to protest Mike Pence
WASHINGTON (AP) — With glow sticks, hula hoops and rainbow flags, protesters took a dance party to the streets near the vice president-elect's temporary home to oppose his positions on LGBT issues.
News outlets report that more than 100 people accompanied by a truck blasting music danced Wednesday night through the usually quiet Chevy Chase area of northwest Washington, where Mike Pence has been renting a home.
She doesn’t rest until the dead have a name
WASHINGTON (AP) — For more than a year, the body of the tiny woman was kept in a freezer in the District medical examiner's morgue.
She was white and had green eyes. Her hair was brown and gray, cut in short curls. She was middle-aged, barely 5 feet tall and had died of natural causes. Her body was found in an apartment building in the Chevy Chase neighborhood of Northwest Washington.
Chubbuck Christmas lights contest winners, other favorites revealed
CHUBBUCK — If you’ve ever seen the 1989 classic, "Christmas Vacation" staring Chevy Chase, then the name Griswold should strike a familiar chord around the holidays.
In the movie, Chevy Chase’s character, Clark Griswold, uses so much electricity the town’s utility company switches to nuclear power.
In "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation," Chevy Chase's wacky, costly efforts to cover every inch of his house with Christmas lights and decorations were funny. When two cash-strapped governmental entities similarly lose their sense for the season, it's not.
GREEN BAY — Jordy Nelson’s approach to self-assessment isn’t all that different from the way Ty Webb compared himself to other golfers in the 1980s comedy “Caddyshack.”
More than 100,000 people voted early in DC
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 100,000 people voted early in the District of Columbia.
Early voting ended Friday evening.
The District of Columbia Board of Elections website posted the number of voters who cast ballots at each of nine early voting sites. The numbers total to 101,077 voters. There are approximately 480,000 people registered to vote in the city.
GREENWICH — Nancy Shepard, a longtime civic leader whose organizational and administrative skills guided many of the town’s cultural and charitable organizations, died Tuesday at her home in Sarasota, Fla. She was 97.
McHale celebrates his talents in ‘Thanks for the Money’
"Thanks For the Money" (G.P. Putnam's Sons), by Joel McHale
When thinking of Joel McHale, some may immediately conjure images of the actor in the cult classic "Community." Others may know him as the host who provided enough sarcasm to fill a room in the pop culture talk show "The Soup."
In "Thanks For the Money," McHale is quick to point out that how you know about him is irrelevant — as long as you admit his luscious locks are indeed not a hairpiece.
Chevy Chase enters rehab for ‘tuneup’ on alcohol problem
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chevy Chase has checked into a rehab facility in Minnesota for treatment for an alcohol problem.
Chase's publicist Heidi Schaeffer said Monday that Chase is at Hazelden Addiction Treatment Center for what she calls a "tuneup" in his recovery.
Chase has had struggles with substances during his career. He checked into the Betty Ford Clinic in the 1980s for treatment for an addiction to prescription pain killers.
For a little under $40,000, you might well become the proud owner of the 1979 station wagon featured in the 1983 National Lampoon's "Vacation" movie starring Chevy Chase.
Or you just might get an well-kept 37-year-old station wagon that still has an odometer reading in the 5 digits.