March 1, 2013 |
They don't make westerns like they used to; in fact they pretty much don't make them at all anymore. Which makes a pair of new DVD releases especially welcome to fans of the genre. Riding up from the distant past is "George O'Brien," a collection of three films on one disc from the good folks at the Warner Archive Collection. O'Brien is known to serious folks as the star of F.W. Murnau's silent classic "Sunrise," but he (and his horse Mike) also turned out 1930s films like "The Marshal of Mesa City," "Legion of the Lawless" and "Triple Justice," all on view here.
November 6, 2013 |
The FCC has gone cuckoo over Coco -- and not in a good way. The federal agency that regulates the airwaves wants to hit TBS with a $25,000 fine for a promo of Conan O'Brien's nightly talk show. The reason? The spot for "Conan" that aired this summer spoofed the Emergency Alert System, which the FCC takes seriously. The EAS -- a successor to the old Emergency Broadcasting System, whose tests would interrupt TV and radio broadcasts -- is designed to ensure that top government officials can communicate directly with the public during national crises or natural disasters. PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of movies and TV The "Conan" promo used the familiar and jarring tones that precede EAS messages -- which is a no-no for the FCC, which helps administer the system.
January 19, 1986
Edna O'Brien will continue as president of the California Los Angeles chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers for the 1986 term. Other officers are Stephen Stoner, first vice president; Lil Chain, second vice president; Daryll De Falla, secretary, and Bruce Garrick, treasurer, with Ross Kerlin and Garry Sandlin as national directors.
April 10, 2008 |
A Roman Catholic priest accused of stalking Conan O'Brien and calling himself one of the talk-show host's "most dangerous fans" has been ordered to stay away from the NBC personality for two years. The Rev. David Ajemian, 46, pleaded guilty this week to disorderly conduct, admitting in Manhattan Criminal Court that he sent letters and DVDs to O'Brien's home and office and mail to the home of O'Brien's parents. The Boston clergyman, who was arrested in November, said he never meant to cause anxiety or to upset anyone.
April 26, 2008 |
"Saturday Night Live" veteran Jimmy Fallon will take Conan O'Brien's place on NBC next year when O'Brien succeeds Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show," a person familiar with the deal said. Daily Variety and the Hollywood Reporter both reported that a formal announcement of plans to install Fallon in O'Brien's place as host of NBC's "Late Night" show would likely come next month. Fallon, 33, will complete an NBC talent shuffle set in motion when the network announced in 2004 that Leno would retire from "Tonight" in 2009 and that O'Brien would replace him. NBC and Fallon's publicist had no comment.
August 21, 1987
Tim O'Brien has left Tustin High School, where he was the basketball coach, to take the same job at Estancia, O'Brien said Thursday. O'Brien had a 35-16 record at Tustin in two seasons, including a 21-6 record last season. He replaces Joe Reid, who last month resigned for personal reasons after three seasons as coach. Estancia, which is in the Sea View League with Tustin, was 11-13 last season and 49-29 in three seasons under Reid.
April 12, 2008 |
Recently sworn-in U.S. citizen Craig Ferguson is being embraced by his new countrymen: The late-night comic hit a ratings milestone last week with his first victory over NBC's Conan O'Brien. The CBS "Late Late Show" averaged more viewers than O'Brien's "Late Night" (1.88 million to 1.77 million) for the first week during which they each competed with all-original shows since Ferguson started in January 2005. It caps a slow and steady climb for Ferguson and raises a red flag for future "Tonight" show host O'Brien, although NBC says it is still happy with O'Brien's audience.
April 6, 1993 |
Ken O'Brien, the New York Jets starting quarterback for most of the past nine years, was traded Monday to the Green Bay Packers for a fifth-round draft choice. O'Brien's days were numbered when the Jets obtained Boomer Esiason from Cincinnati last month to compete with Browning Nagle for the starting job. O'Brien is second to Joe Namath on the Jets' all-time career passing list with 24,386 yards and started 104 games with New York.
December 16, 2003 |
Conan O'Brien will bring his NBC show to Toronto in February, a move organizers there hope will boost a tourism industry ravaged earlier this year by the SARS outbreak. The comedian confirmed Monday that his "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" will shoot Feb. 10-13 in Toronto. The idea was partly initiated by Lorne Michaels, the Canadian-born producer of "Saturday Night Live." The comedian said it would be "premature and foolish" to say who would appear on the show, but he thought "Ben Affleck, J.
December 20, 1989 |
The New York Jets said that quarterback Ken O'Brien will undergo an operation after the season on his damaged throwing arm. An arthrogram Monday on the right shoulder of the six-year veteran revealed a need for exploratory arthroscopic surgery, the team announced Tuesday. O'Brien, who has played this season with a variety of injuries--a broken toe, bruised ribs, two concussions, a sore left elbow--had his chronic rotator cuff tendinitis aggravated when he jammed his shoulder Dec. 3 at San Diego.