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October 1, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before figuring out where September went. The Skinny: The government may shut down but the Morning Fix is here for you. Caught up with "The Good Wife" premiere. I like the show but could do without its "Ally McBeal" moments. I don't have enough space here to complain about "Homeland. " Tuesday's headlines include a look at the early days of the fall TV season and Hillary Rodham Clinton projects at CNN and NBC are DOA. Daily Dose: Satellite broadcaster Dish Networks and Walt Disney Co. have extended contract negotiations on a new distribution deal.
September 30, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
Pop phenomenon Lady Gaga, rapper Eminem and indie rock darling Arcade Fire are among the mainstream acts to headline the inaugural YouTube Music Awards. YouTube will host its first live-streamed music awards show Nov. 3 to honor top performers and songs. A day of musical performances from Seoul, Moscow, London and Brazil will precede the 90-minute show, to be live-streamed from Pier 36 in Manhattan. "It's our chance to really celebrate the artists and the songs that have become hits on YouTube over the past year," said Danielle Tiedt, YouTube's vice president of marketing.
September 6, 1987 | RUTH RYON, Times Staff Writer
Charlie Chaplin and Roscoe (Fatty) Arbuckle opened the Montecito Inn in 1929, but--with the Crash and then the Depression--the comedians' timing was off. The inn, intended as a weekend retreat for the Hollywood crowd, soon changed hands. Now it's on the market again at $8 million. The owner is Jay Rett Management Inc., a partnership of Jim Taylor, a local developer, and Rob Barrett, owner of the Pineapple Beach Club in Antigua.
December 2, 2003 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
Edmund Hartmann, a versatile screenwriter and television producer who wrote comedy scripts for Bob Hope, including "Paleface," and wrote and produced such durable family comedy series as "My Three Sons," has died. He was 92. Hartmann died Friday of natural causes at his home in Santa Fe, N.M., according to a spokesman for producer A.C. Lyles of Paramount, where Hartmann worked for many years.
July 11, 2007 | Claudia Luther Special to The Times, Special to The Times
Charles Lane, the anonymous yet highly familiar character actor who specialized in playing humorous cranks in hundreds of film and television roles stretching back to the early 1930s, has died. He was 102. Lane died Monday night at his home in Brentwood, according to his son, Tom. Though his name was not known to most, his sharply featured face and lanky presence were recognizable to generations of moviegoers as the man who suffered fools badly in such films as "Mr.
John Agar, whose marriage to Shirley Temple in the 1940s propelled him into an acting career that began promisingly with parts in two classic John Ford westerns but slid into a series of low-budget science fiction movies in the 1950s and '60s, has died. He was 81. Agar died of emphysema Sunday at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank.
DeForest Kelley, who played the irascible but wise Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in the "Star Trek" television series and movies, died Friday at the Motion Picture and Television Fund Hospital in Woodland Hills. He was 79. Kelley entered the convalescent home three months ago and died after a lingering illness, said A.C. Lyles, a longtime producer at Paramount Studios, where the original series was shot.
October 21, 1990 | From a Times Staff Writer
Joel McCrea, a real-life cowboy who became one of the best of Hollywood's make-believe saddle heroes, died Saturday at the Motion Picture and Television Fund Hospital in Woodland Hills. He was 84. Eileen Singer Brown, hospital supervisor, said McCrea died at 4:50 a.m. of pulmonary complications. She said he had been a patient a short time, and that his wife of 57 years, actress Frances Dee, had been constantly at his bedside. McCrea's last public appearance was Oct.
June 9, 2004 | Johanna Neuman, Times Staff Writer
Ronald Reagan will return to Washington for the last time today, surrounded by the inner circle of advisors who helped propel him from the back lots of Hollywood to the world stage of the presidency. When former First Lady Nancy Reagan descends the steps of a plane carrying Reagan's casket from California, she will be accompanied by Charles Z.
October 23, 1988 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN
WHEN VICE President George Bush came to the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles for a fund-raiser last month, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris and Bob Hope were there to add the glitz. Hope, as reliable as instant coffee, warmed up the crowd with one-liners: "They say Dukakis is still getting ready for the first debate--he's trying to learn the Pledge of Allegiance"; "George Bush has always been prepared for defense--he was ready for Pearl Harbor three months before it happened."
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