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  • TV Picks: Young cooks, Mel Brooks, screwballs, mascots, Adam Scott

    TV Picks: Young cooks, Mel Brooks, screwballs, mascots, Adam Scott
    "MasterChef Junior" (Fox, Friday). This small-fry-ification of "MasterChef," hosted as in the grown-up version by Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot, ends its first season (of what I hope will be many) this week, with a semifinals-to-finals double header that will earn one talented child $100,000 and a handsome keepsake trophy. Only four, chosen from an auditioning horde of thousands, remain. [Updated, Nov. 3, 1:43 a.m.: It turned out that only the semi-finals aired Nov. 1; the finals -- Alexander vs. Dara -- will take place this Friday. Yay! Another episode!]
  • National Film Registry adds 'Mary Poppins,' 'Pulp Fiction,' 'Roger & Me'

    National Film Registry adds 'Mary Poppins,' 'Pulp Fiction,' 'Roger & Me'
    A beloved musical about a magical nanny, an epic about the first astronauts, a silent film with a Native American cast and a sci-fi thriller loosely based on Shakespeare's "The Tempest" are among the 25 motion pictures to join the National Film Registry...

    'Pulp Fiction,' 'Roger & Me,' 'Mary Poppins' Join National Film Registry

    "Pulp Fiction," "Roger & Me," "The Magnificent Seven," "Mary Poppins," "Judgment at Nuremberg" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" are among 25 films selected by the Library of Congress this year to be added to its National Film Registry. The...

    'Mary Poppins' among 25 films added to National Film Registry

    'Mary Poppins' among 25 films added to National Film Registry
    A beloved musical about a magical nanny, an epic about the first astronauts, a silent film with a Native American cast and a sci-fi thriller loosely based on Shakespeare's "The Tempest" are among the 25 motion pictures to join the National Film Registry...

    For the record

    University funding: An article in the Nov. 15 LATExtra section said that incoming Cal State Chancellor Timothy P. White will be receiving a $30,000 monthly salary supplement from the university's nonprofit foundation in addition to his regular salary....