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June 24, 2011 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
The title — "Conan O'Brien Can't Stop" — is as much a diagnosis as an ironic understatement in this hyperbolic fugue-documentary that follows the fast and furious comic blur as he burns through some very dark times. Rodman Flender may be the director, but O'Brien is setting the agenda and the breakneck pace. The film unfolds during the legally imposed TV blackout designed to keep O'Brien mostly gagged for about six months in 2010 after his brief gig as host of "The Tonight Show" publicly imploded.
January 30, 2011 | Staff and wire reports
Jim O'Brien's future as the Indiana Pacers' coach was in question heading into a four-game trip, and team President Larry Bird didn't get the answers he wanted. Bird fired O'Brien on Sunday after the team squandered a promising start to the season by losing seven of its last eight games. Bird had discussed the team's options with owner Herb Simon , saying he wanted to see how the team performed on a Western swing against the Clippers, Golden State, Portland and Denver.
January 20, 2010 | By Meg James
Negotiations over Conan O'Brien's departure from NBC stalled Tuesday over the "Tonight Show" host's demands that NBC compensate staff members who will lose their jobs when the show goes off the air. The issue was one of several slowing the negotiations, which were expected to have been finalized earlier in the week. "The Tonight Show" employs about 190 people, including 60 to 70 who followed O'Brien to Los Angeles from New York last year when he switched jobs. NBC paid to relocate 40 to 50 of those staffers, said a person close to show.
November 17, 1991
Eugene L. O'Brien, a musician, arranger and music teacher who began his career during the big-band era, has died at a Panorama City hospital. He was 76. A longtime Burbank resident, O'Brien died Wednesday of heart failure, said his daughter, Judy O'Brien of Santa Maria. Born in Burr Oak, Kan., O'Brien toured the country singing and playing the bass in various orchestras and bands, including the Jimmy Joy Orchestra, the Meadowlarks and The Orin Tucker Band.
September 5, 1985
George O'Brien, an athlete turned actor who appeared in 75 films over 40 years, has died in an Oklahoma convalescent home, it was learned today. O'Brien, who was the son of a San Francisco police chief and was the Navy's Pacific Fleet heavyweight boxing champion in World War I, was 86 when he died at Broken Arrow, near Tulsa.
August 5, 2011 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
Veteran Hollywood talent manager Patrick W. O'Brien has been convicted of violating state law by operating a bait-and-switch scam on aspiring actors and their parents, according to the Los Angeles city attorney's office. O'Brien, 51, operator of Los Angeles-based companies Pat O'Brien Talent Management and Talent Marketing and Promotions Inc., entered a no-contest plea to one count of operating an advance-fee talent representation service and one count of failing to file a $50,000 bond with the state labor commission, the city attorney's office said in a statement Thursday.
May 20, 2006 | From the Associated Press
The assignment for hosting the awards show honoring television's best work is going to NBC's Conan O'Brien. The 43-year-old comedian will host the "58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards" on Aug. 27. The show will air from the Shrine Auditorium on NBC. O'Brien hosted the Emmys in 2002 and did "a tremendous job," Dick Askin, chairman of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, said Friday. "We're thrilled that he's returning."
July 25, 2012 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Margaret O'Brien  was the reigning child star on the MGM lot in the 1940s. Diminutive and adorable with big brown eyes and the ability to cry at the drop of a hat, she received acclaim at age 5 as an orphan in 1942's "Journey for Margaret" and later received a juvenile Oscar for her performance as the spirited Tootie, the baby sister of Esther (Judy Garland), in Vincente Minnelli's beloved 1944 Technicolor musical "Meet Me in St. Louis. " FOR THE RECORD: Margaret O'Brien: An interview with Margaret O'Brien in the July 25 Calendar section said that the actress makes her home in Westlake.
February 15, 1991
Santa Clara High stayed in-house to fill its football coaching vacancy, naming assistant Tom O'Brien as the replacement for Larry Lawrence, who retired last month, Athletic Director Lou Cvijanovich said Thursday. O'Brien, 35, has coached football at the Oxnard school for nine years, shuttling between the head coaching position on the junior varsity and serving as an assistant for the varsity, where he coached last season.
October 13, 2013 | By Irene Lacher
Former CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien turns teacher in Monday's installment of "Dream School," the Sundance Channel's series about a class of high school dropouts inspired by a celebrity faculty. It's part of her new matrix of journalistic gigs under her Starfish Media Group production company. Let's start with "Dream School. " Why did you participate in the show, and what did you hope to accomplish? I love the idea of being able to make [school] seem relevant to a bunch of 16-year-olds who have lost faith in the education system.
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