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  • Ron Kaye: Money, power, public policy

    It was like stumbling into a convention of the Society of Influence Peddlers, with old friends and enemies schmoozing before the start of festivities. There were Hall of Fame lobbyists like Richard Alatorre and Mike Roos, and future Hall-of-Famers like...
  • Ron Kaye: A bear's popularity adds pressure to a very public wrangle

    It was right at 9 a.m. Sunday when I arrived at the quiet cul-de-sac just above Foothill Boulevard where “Meatball” or “Glen Bearian” or whatever you call a 400-pound black bear who has discovered the joy of suburban garbage was...
  • Don Rhymer, local TV and film writer, dies at 51

    Don Rhymer, local TV and film writer, dies at 51
    Don Rhymer, 51, a prolific writer for television and movies, whose credits include the animated hits "Rio" and "Surf's Up," died Wednesday of cancer at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, said longtime friend Dave Gallagher. Born in Union, S.C.,...
  • Ron Kaye: The MTA is child's play

    In the climactic scene of director Ivan Reitman's 1993 political satire “Dave,” President Mitchell (Kevin Kline) tells a joint session of Congress he lost his way, forgot his job was to make people's “lives a little better…care...
  • PASSINGS: Len Lesser, Sidney Harth, Ratu Josefa Iloilo, Santi Santamaria, T.P. McKenna, Howard Lucraft

    PASSINGS: Len Lesser, Sidney Harth, Ratu Josefa Iloilo, Santi Santamaria, T.P. McKenna, Howard Lucraft
    Len Lesser Veteran character actor Len Lesser, 88, a veteran character actor best known for his recurring role in the 1990s as Uncle Leo on the hit NBC-TV comedy "Seinfeld," died Wednesday in Burbank, publicist Laura Stegman said. He had pneumonia and...
  • 'Miami Medical' actor sues for 2009 mishap

    An actor accidentally zapped by a defibrillator on a Burbank soundstage has sued the maker of the device designed to help heart attack victims, saying the incident has made him hesitant to ply his trade. Brando Eaton, who has had recurring roles on...
  • In Theory: Should we be allowed to choose to die?

    Q. British author Sir Terry Pratchett recently presented a BBC documentary called “Choosing To Die,” about assisted suicide. Pratchett, the bestselling author of the “Discworld” series of fantasy novels, was diagnosed with...
  • In Theory: Leaving 'under God' out of the Pledge

    Q. The NBC television network has come under fire for omitting the words “under God” from a broadcast of the Pledge of Allegiance shown before the U.S. Open golf championship. The video montage of patriotic images including the American flag...
  • Seeing Stars: Visting Kristen Johnston's new show on TV Land

    Seeing Stars: Visting Kristen Johnston's new show on TV Land
    I love going to sitcom tapings even though it can be time-consuming. It's a very fun way to see actors, writers and directors work, upclose and personal. I try to catch at least one show per month and this month it was "The Exes," the new TV Land...
  • Ron Kaye: Learning the lesson of the 9/11 tragedy

    It was just before 2:30 in the afternoon of Sunday Dec. 7, 1941 when a New York radio station interrupted the broadcast of the New York Giants football game with a shocking news bulletin: The Japanese had staged a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S....
  • The man many know as Newman has a new show

    The man many know as Newman has a new show
    Actor Wayne Knight is a veteran of iconic television and major feature films, from playing the evil mailman Newman on “Seinfeld” to the gluttonous villain in Steven Spielberg’s “Jurassic Park.” He’s also a longtime...
  • Warner Bros. TV Group chief wants better ratings system

    Warner Bros. TV Group chief wants better ratings system
    Warner Bros.Television Group President Bruce Rosenblum said it is crucial that Nielsen come up with better ways to measure who is watching television. "This is our bread and butter," Rosenblum said during in a session at the National Assn. of...