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  • Nancy Malone, Pioneering TV Producer-Director, Studio Exec, Dies at 78

    Nancy Malone, a ground-breaking and Emmy-winning director-producer, Emmy-nominated actress and the first woman VP at a major studio, died May 8 at City of Hope in Duarte, Calif., as the result of pneumonia that arose from complications of leukemia. She...
  • Protesters in Utah drive ATVs onto federal land — but find no showdown

    The ATVs kicked up sprays of dirt, their riders waving American flags and protest signs as they rumbled along a disputed canyon trail that federal officials had closed to motorized vehicles. Their message Saturday was clear amid the dust: This was the...
  • 'Mayberry R.F.D.: The Complete First Season'

    When "The Andy Griffith Show" ended its long run, CBS wanted a way to continue the franchise, resulting in this similarly gentle-humored spinoff that involves a number of familiar characters ... with Ken Berry and Buddy Foster as another widower and his...
  • On the Town: City is getting ready to go 'on Parade'

    Putting on an event of the magnitude of Burbank on Parade is an expensive endeavor, and sponsorships and city contributions only go so far in making it happen. While working to raise those funds is not something those who are charged with the duty would...
  • Killer's Defense Was Demon Possession

    Killer's Defense Was Demon Possession
    At first, the 1981 stabbing death of 40-year-old Alan Bono of Brookfield looked like a routine argument gone awry. Police referred to it as an "open-and-shut case." But then came Arne Cheyenne Johnson's defense: The devil made him do it. With the help...
  • PASSINGS: Louise Brough Clapp, Richard Bull, Michael Filerman

    Louise Brough Clapp Top-ranked tennis player of the 1940s, '50s Louise Brough Clapp, 90, a former top-ranked tennis player who learned the game on Beverly Hills' Roxbury Park courts and went on to win 35 major tournament titles in the 1940s and '50s,...
  • PASSINGS: Ben Starr, Otis Pike

     PASSINGS: Ben Starr, Otis Pike
    Ben Starr Longtime comedy writer featured in documentary Ben Starr, 92, a veteran comedy writer who was featured in the 2012 documentary "Lunch" chronicling the twice-monthly meetings of show business funnymen, died of congestive heart failure...
  • Mary Grace Canfield dies at 89; character actress was on 'Green Acres'

    Mary Grace Canfield dies at 89; character actress was on 'Green Acres'
    Mary Grace Canfield, a character actress best known as part of the daffy Ralph-and-Alf brother-sister carpenter team on the TV comedy "Green Acres," died Saturday in a Santa Barbara hospice. She was 89. The cause was lung cancer, her daughter Phoebe...
  • 'Facts of Life,' 'Silver Spoons' Co-Creator Ben Starr Dies at 92

    Comedy writer Ben Starr, whose career stretched from radio through 1980s sitcoms, died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 92. Starr was a co-creator of NBC comedies "The Facts of Life" and "Silver Spoons." During his long career, he wrote for TV...
  • Oscars In Memoriam: Recent Deaths Put Extra Pressure on Academy

    The Oscars are coming Sunday, so get ready for controversy. No, not about politics, Woody Allen or even the Oscar results. Every year, one of the show's most beloved segments, and the one that stirs up the most heated debates is the In Memoriam sequence....
  • A Face in the Crowd, 2013

     
    One of the first times I wrote about the tea party, I likened it to the great 1957 Andy Griffith movie "A Face in the Crowd." In the wake of the shutdown debacle, this strikes me more than ever as......
  • KISS Chili Cookoff review: Rascal Flatts saves the day

    KISS Chili Cookoff review: Rascal Flatts saves the day
    There's that restaurant cliche about a bite of sherbet between courses to cleanse the palate, and whether that was the goal or not, it's the effect Brantley Gilbert had for Rascal Flatts.  Gilbert certainly is popular, as evidenced by his 2013 ACM Top...