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  • Patt Morrison Asks: Hollywood's pol, Chris Dodd

    Patt Morrison Asks: Hollywood's pol, Chris Dodd
    Hollywood loves comeback stories. Will SOPA/PIPA be one of them? The anti-piracy bills that were working their way through Congress with Hollywood's blessing got tanked by a massive online campaign — petitions, website blackouts, even T-shirts. From 1981 until 2010, Christopher J. Dodd was a Democratic senator from Connecticut. A year later, as head of the Motion Picture Assn. of America, he was dealing with SOPA/PIPA fallout. Showing up at the Oscars — which he will do — is just the tip of the MPAA job. Dodd has arranged matinees for veterans at MPAA's theater in D.C., worked on film trade matters, and postelection, he'll try out an anti-piracy law sequel. Will it be boffo for all sides?
  • John Rich dies at 86; director of landmark sitcoms

    John Rich dies at 86; director of landmark sitcoms
    As a top television comedy director who won an Emmy directing "The Dick Van Dyke Show"in the early 1960s, John Rich was faced with a tough choice in 1970. On the same day he received a phone call from Mary Tyler Moore wanting to set up a meeting to...

    'The Wire' has ended, but its talent is still being tapped

    'The Wire' has ended, but its talent is still being tapped
    With Felicia "Snoop" Pearson's guilty plea last week to conspiracy to sell heroin, one question being asked by fans of "The Wire" is how other cast members of the Baltimore-based series are doing. The answer: Several are doing just fine professionally....

    New 'Addams Family' Adds Some Heart (And Some Snap, Snap)

    New 'Addams Family' Adds Some Heart (And Some Snap, Snap)
    It's been a long and hard — not to mention spooky and ooky — road to get "The Addams Family"musical first to Broadway and then on tour. The national road company opens its one-week run Tuesday at Hartford's Bushnell Center for the Performing...

    The Valley Line: Evenings of Oscars, gowns, books and writers

    The Valley Line: Evenings of Oscars, gowns, books and writers
    The “Big Show” — the one I wait for each year — has come and gone. It was Oscar night. Each year I invite my best girlfriends over for snacks, sips and gown-watching as the Academy Awards are handed out. Well, it wasn’t...