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  • Bear for all seasons

    Bear for all seasons
    In August 2001, Dick Butkus was approached with a deal. If he would record a radio advertisement, he would be given an EBCT heart scan. The scan normally would have cost about $15,000 and insurance didn't cover it. "What the hell," Butkus said. "I hadn'...
  • Marriage In The Movies: A Look At Hollywood's Phantom Genre

    Marriage In The Movies: A Look At Hollywood's Phantom Genre
    Jeanine Basinger has been happily married for 45 years, so she knows a lot about how to make a marriage work. Basinger, the founder and director of the Film Studies Department at Wesleyan University in Middletown, also knows a lot about marriage movies,...
  • Mary Cleere Haran dies at 58; cabaret-style singer

    Mary Cleere Haran dies at 58; cabaret-style singer
    Mary Cleere Haran, a singer, actress and writer whose performances and recordings brought new perspectives to classic American popular songs, died Saturday in Deerfield Beach, Fla. She was 58. The Broward County coroner's office confirmed that she died...
  • Westminster: Malibu's wire fox terrier Eira goes for the double-crown

    Westminster: Malibu's wire fox terrier Eira goes for the double-crown
    I’m a mutt fancier myself -- or "multicultural canines," as my dogs prefer -- but like millions of other lovers of canines of all kinds, I’ll be tuning in Monday to watch the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, the 136th. There’s at least...
  • Our Laguna: Grand Old Lady's renovation celebrated

    The Grand Old Lady of Laguna has no need for a facelift, but recently the Hotel Laguna's interior underwent an "up-do." Georgia Andersen presided over the Oct. 13 rededication of the hotel to celebrate the extensive remodeling of its interior. The...
  • PASSINGS: Sid Melton, Leonard Stone, Liz Anderson, Thomas McNeeley Jr., George Rountree

    PASSINGS: Sid Melton, Leonard Stone, Liz Anderson, Thomas McNeeley Jr., George Rountree
    Sid Melton Character actor in dozens of TV, film projects Sid Melton, 94, a character actor perhaps best known for his roles in the hit television shows "Green Acres" and "The Danny Thomas Show," died of pneumonia Wednesday at Providence St. Joseph...
  • From the Vaults: 'After the Thin Man' (1936)

     
    Are there detectives anywhere in pop culture more fun than Nick and Nora Charles? Oh, Inspector Clouseau may be amusing, but you'd never want to have dinner at his house: at best, he'd spill the soup in your lap. At......
  • Oscar nominations: the greatest snubs; will there be another this year?

     
    A huge snub could come Tuesday morning if Oscar nominators go with Annette Bening and leave out Julianne Moore for "The Kids Are All Right." This comedy-drama underscores a fact ignored at most award shows: All great performances are the product of...
  • Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, April 17, 1941

     
    SANTA FE CHIEF, April 16 -- NOTHING MAKES YOU feel more remote from the toil, trouble and strife of the war world than a powerful train. It's a moving island from which all disturbing influences are censored. It floats through......
  • Depp, Marshall make it official — ‘The Thin Man’ remake is on

     
    Johnny Depp has been attached to the remake of the 1930s classic, “The Thin Man,” for a bit. And now the film has a director. It's Depp's “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” Mr. “Chicago” (and “...
  • Lassie or not? There's quite a dog's tale behind this correction

     
    Lassie, the collie featured in many movies and television shows, was at the center of a correction that ran in Tuesday's Times....