BartCop Entertainment Archives - Tuesday, 14 June, 2016


14 June, 2016

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[1720 days in a row]


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Paul Krugman: A Party Agrift (NY Times Column)
Why scammers rule on the right.

Andrew Tobias: It Won't be Trump
As a [Democratic] party officer, I remain neutral until there's only one candidate in the race. I didn't vote in the primary, haven't given to or attended events for either candidate, and will not commit my super duper delegate vote to either candidate until the Convention (and probably not even then if there are still two candidates).

Simon Hattenstone: "Vanessa Redgrave on why she was ready to die: 'Trying to live was getting too tiring'" (The Guardian)
The legendary actor, 79, on ageing, religion, human rights and the notorious Oscars speech that stalled her Hollywood career.

Willa Paskin: Friend-Zone TV (Slate)
Game of Thrones isn't very good anymore. But here's why we still stick by it.

Andy Grundberg: Annals of Human Oddity (American Scholar)
Casting an eye on "freaks" with sensitivity and compassion.

Eva Barlow: "Jeff Goldblum: 'I'm like one of those yogis who wanders the Earth with a diaper'" (The Guardian)
Eccentric, effusive, unknowable… Who is the real Jeff Goldblum? The Independence Day star on aliens, the Obamas - and being a first-time dad at 63.

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Trivia Question of the Day

What is the largest order of marsupials in the Western Hemisphere?


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Trivia Question from Yesterday

What are the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight?

       Bats                                                      Source

Bats are mammals of the order Chiroptera whose forelimbs form webbed wings, making them the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight. By contrast, other mammals said to fly, such as flying squirrels, gliding possums, and colugos, can only glide for short distances. Bats do not flap their entire forelimbs, as birds do, but instead flap their spread-out digits, which are very long and covered with a thinmembrane or patagium.        Source

Sandra in Maine was first and correct with:

mj wrote:
   Best damned bug zappers money can't buy

Alan J said:

Adam answered:
   Bats and/or flying foxes.

DanD responded:
   Well, as I read the question, and I understand the general classification of true avian species predisposed to flying, how about humming birds? When they want to fly, they do ... even in a stationary orbit, and even when feeding.

Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:

Deborah wrote:
   Oh, I know this one: bats. Fascinating creatures.

Marian said:

Daniel in The City answered:

Kevin K. in Washington, DC replied:
   Holy Known Unknown Flying Objects, Batman! It's bats.

Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali responded:
   Bats…Batshit crazy times…Our laws legalizing assault rifles…

DJ Useo said:
   Now, you gotta understand I ain't up in the air much, so I don't know which mammals are flying around up there, but I have a strong clue that it's BATS.
  We got way yonder too many bats here in Austin. If you like being a dropping target, come see Austin's bats! ;)

MAM   wrote:
   Bats ~ Mammals whose forelimbs form webbed wings, making them the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight.

Joe S     answered:

Lois Of Oregon responded:
   Some say the only Mammal that can fly on it's own power is the bat, but I fail to see why building an airplane won't qualify, or why being imaginary doesn't count either. Because, I drink a lot. And although I live in bat country, I respect the flying squirrel AND the pantomime horse for all their achievements.

Randall replied:

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Biggest US coal company funded dozens of groups questioning climate change | Environment | The Guardian

Gay, closeted and buried in history: my uncle's life was erased. Mine won't be | World news | The Guardian

Inside Bangladesh's killing fields: bloggers and outsiders targeted by fanatics | World news | The Guardian

Congressman Is Fed Up With Moments Of Silence

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World Landmarks Light Up In Glowing Tribute To Orlando Victims

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Patriot Act NSA Spying Unconstitutional Section 215 National Security Letters Must End

My name is Marc Perkel and I have decided to announce that I will not comply with the so called "Patriot Act" laws requiring me to disclose information about my customers. If I receive a national security letter I will immediately photograph it, post it online everywhere I can, and then make a video of me burning it. I will then await my arrest. If you want to put me in jail then come get me mother fucker.

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Last Night

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Tonight, Tuesday:

CBS begins the night with a RERUN 'NCIS', followed by a RERUN 'NCIS: The 3rd One', then a FRESH 'Person Of Interest'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Stephen Colbert are Daniel Radcliffe, George Lopez, and Hinds.
Scheduled on a FRESH James Corden, OBE, are Matt LeBlanc, Alison Brie, and Eliot Sumner.

NBC starts the night with a FRESH 'America's Got Talent', followed by a FRESH 'Maya & Marty'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Don Rickles, Lena Dunham, and DJ Shadow featuring Run the Jewels.
Scheduled on a FRESH Seth Meyers are Maya Rudolph, Michiel Huisman, Brandy Clark, and John Tempesta.
On a RERUN Carson 'The Scab' Daly (from 3/16/16) are Michael Imperioli, Nothing But Thieves, and Emeraude Toubia.

ABC opens the night with a FRESH 'To Tell The Truth', followed by a FRESH 'Uncle Buck', then a FRESH 'To Tell The Truth'.
On a RERUN Jimmy Kimmel (from 6/8/16) are Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd,Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, and Post Malone.

The CW offers a RERUN 'The Flash', followed by a FRESH 'Containment'.

Faux has a FRESH 'Hotel Hell', followed by a FRESH 'Coupled'.

MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by 'Hollywood Today (Not So) Live'.

A&E has 'The First 48', followed by the movie 'Gladiator'.

AMC offers the movie 'Man On Fire', followed by a FRESH 'Feed The Beast'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 18 - Episode 2
 [7:00AM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 18 - Episode 3
 [8:00AM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 18 - Episode 4
 [2:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 9-African Savannah
 [3:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 10-Everglades
 [4:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 7-Turkey
 [5:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 8-Belize
 [6:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 9-Dominican Republic
 [7:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 8-Iceland Fire and Ice
 [8:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 3-Malaysian Archipelago
 [9:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 8-Siberia (Part 1)
 [10:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 9-Land of Ice (Part 2)
 [11:00PM]    WEIRD WONDERS - SEASON 1 - Episode 8
 [12:00AM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 9-Dominican Republic
 [1:00AM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 8-Iceland Fire and Ice
 [2:00AM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 3-Malaysian Archipelago
 [3:00AM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 8-Siberia (Part 1)
 [4:00AM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 9-Land of Ice (Part 2)
 [5:00AM]    WEIRD WONDERS - SEASON 1 - Episode 8    (ALL TIMES EDT)

Bravo has 'Below Deck Mediterranean', another 'Below Deck Mediterranean', followed by a FRESH 'Below Deck Mediterranean', and another 'Below Deck Mediterranean'.

Comedy Central has 'Futurama', another 'Futurama', and 2 hours of old 'Tosh.0', followed by a FRESH 'Tosh.0', then a FRESH 'Not Safe With Nikki Glaser'.
Scheduled on a FRESH The Daily Show is Eddie Huang.
Scheduled on a FRESH The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore is Malcolm Gladwell.
Scheduled on a FRESH @Midnight are Grace Helbig, Mamrie Hart, and Matteo Lane.

FX has the movie 'Identity Thief', followed by the movie 'Ride Along'.

History has 'Counting Cars', another 'Counting Cars', still another 'Counting Cars', followed by a FRESH 'Counting Cars: Supercharged', then a FRESH 'Top Gear', 'Counting Cars', and another 'Counting Cars'.

IFC  -   
 [6:00AM]    MARON-Marc in Florida
 [6:30AM]    TROY
 [10:00AM]    BABYLON A.D.
 [12:00PM]    U-571
 [2:30PM]    TROY
 [6:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Red's Birthday
 [6:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Laurie Moves Out
 [7:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Stash
 [7:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Hunting
 [8:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Red Gets a Job
 [8:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Burning Down the House
 [9:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The First Time
 [9:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Afterglow
 [10:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Kitty and Eric's Night Out
 [10:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Parents Find Out
 [11:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Red's Birthday
 [11:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Laurie Moves Out
 [12:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Stash
 [12:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Hunting
 [1:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Red Gets a Job
 [1:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Burning Down the House
 [2:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The First Time
 [2:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Afterglow
 [3:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Kitty and Eric's Night Out
 [3:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Parents Find Out
 [4:00AM]    BABYLON A.D.    (ALL TIMES EDT)

Sundance  -   
 [7:02AM]    Snake Eyes
 [9:17AM]    American History X
 [12:00PM]    The Bone Collector
 [2:30PM]    The Shining
 [6:00PM]    Cape Fear
 [9:00PM]    The Hunt for Red October
 [12:00AM]    The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
 [2:30AM]    American History X
 [5:15AM]    Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter-Comedy Actresses    (ALL TIMES EDT)

SyFy has the movie 'Blade', followed by the movie 'Watchmen'.

Scheduled on a FRESH Conan are Kate Beckinsale, Brian Sacca, and Marlon Williams.

 [6:00 AM]      MGM Parade Show #22 (1955)
 [6:30 AM]      Marie Antoinette (1938)
 [9:30 AM]      Tennessee Johnson (1942)
 [11:30 AM]      Alexander The Great (1956)
 [2:00 PM]      Young Winston (1972)
 [4:45 PM]      Gandhi (1982)
 [8:00 PM]      The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
 [10:15 PM]      The Graduate (1967)
 [12:15 AM]      The Earrings of Madame De... (1954)
 [2:15 AM]      The French Connection (1971)
 [4:15 AM]      The Last Detail (1973)     (ALL TIMES EDT)

Wednesday   -  06/15/16

 [6:00 AM]      The Cameraman (1928)    SILENT 
 [7:30 AM]      My Favorite Brunette (1947)
 [9:15 AM]      They Wanted to Marry (1937)
 [10:30 AM]      Watch the Birdie (1951)
 [11:45 AM]      Live A Little, Love A Little (1968)
 [1:30 PM]      I Love Melvin (1953)
 [3:00 PM]      One More Tomorrow (1946)
 [4:30 PM]      Picture Snatcher (1933)
 [6:00 PM]      Too Hot to Handle (1938)
 [8:00 PM]      The Odd Couple (1968)
 [10:00 PM]      The Importance of Being Earnest (1952)
 [12:00 AM]      Harvey (1950)
 [2:00 AM]      Private Lives (1931)
 [3:30 AM]      You Can't Take It With You (1938)
 [5:45 AM]      The Front Page (1931)     (ALL TIMES EDT)

TNT has a FRESH 'Animal Kingdom'.

USA has a FRESH 'Chrisley Knows Best', followed by a FRESH 'First Impressions With Dana Carvey'.

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The Dalai Lama, center, with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, and actor Richard Gere, chairman of the International Campaign for Tibet, right, greets his followers and supporters during an event at American University's Bender Arena in northwest Washington, Monday, June 13, 2016.
Photo by Manuel Balce Ceneta


The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol


Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

Bill Murray

Bill Murray will be honored with the 19th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, it was announced Monday.

The actor-comedian will be awarded the prize at a Kennedy Center gala on Oct. 23, which will feature some of the biggest names in comedy and be taped for broadcast.

The prize recognizes people who have had an impact on American society in ways similar to the 19th-century novelist, essayist, social commentator and satirist who was born Samuel Clemens.

Previous recipients of the prize include Richard Pryor, Jonathan Winters, Carl Reiner, Whoopi Goldberg, Bob Newhart, Lily Tomlin, Lorne Michaels, Steve Martin, Neil Simon, Billy Crystal, George Carlin, Bill Cosby, Tina Fey, Will Ferrell, Ellen DeGeneres, Carol Burnett, Jay Leno and Eddie Murphy.

Bill Murray


Members of the group The O'Jays, from left, Walter Williams, Eric Grant and Eddie Levert perform at the 2016 Apollo Theater Spring Gala on Monday, June 13, 2016, in New York.
Photo by Charles Sykes


Calls For Ban On Assault Rifles

Conan O'Brien

"Sometimes events are so horrifying and bleak that to come out here and tell jokes, it's just not really possible," said Conan O'Brien Monday, during his first late-night show since the mass shooting in an Orlando nightclub that killed 49 people and injured 53.

Instead of the usual jokes, O'Brien used the opening monologue of his talk show Conan on TBS, to condemn the shooting and make a poignant and damming point on gun rights in America.

"I simply do not understand why anybody in this country is allowed to purchase and own a semiautomatic assault rifle," he said. "These are weapons of war and they have no place in civilian life."

"These mass shootings are happening so often now that lamenting them afterwards is becoming a national ritual." Conan said. "I wanted to take just a moment here tonight to agree with the rapidly growing sentiment in America that it's time to grow up, and figure this out."

Conan O'Brien


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T-rump Bans From Campaign Events

Washington Post

White House hopeful Donald Trump (R-Grifter), in his latest attack on the media, said Monday he was rescinding The Washington Post's press credentials for covering his campaign events.

"Based on the incredibly inaccurate coverage and reporting of the record-setting Trump campaign, we are hereby revoking the press credentials of the phony and dishonest Washington Post," Trump wrote in a tweet.

Later, the campaign said in a statement that "we no longer feel compelled to work with a publication which has put its need for 'clicks' above journalistic integrity."

The distinguished daily became the latest media outlet targeted by the Trump camp, which has reportedly banned several news organizations from attending his events and press conferences over the past year, including Buzzfeed, the Des Moines Register, the Huffington Post, Politico and Univision.

Washington Post


The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, shines in the colors of a rainbow to honor victims of Sunday's mass shooting at an Orlando gay club, Monday, June 13, 2016.
Photo by Martin Meissner


Microsoft To Buy


Microsoft Corp will buy LinkedIn Corp for $26.2 billion in its biggest-ever deal, a bold stroke by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in his efforts to make the venerable software company a major force in next-generation computing.

By connecting widely used software like Microsoft Word and PowerPoint with LinkedIn's network of 433 million professionals, the combination could enable Microsoft to add a suite of sales, marketing and recruiting services to its core business products and potentially challenge cloud software rivals such as Inc. .

The $196-per-share price tag represented a premium of almost 50 percent over LinkedIn's stock market value as of Friday, but was still well below the social media company's all-time high of $270. Analysts said the price was rich, and Microsoft's stock closed down 2.7 percent at $50.14.

Still, there was cautious optimism that this could be one of the relatively few tech mega-mergers that works out well. "It's a massive growth play for Microsoft," said Forrester analyst Ted Schadler.



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Coal Company Has Been Bankrolling

Climate Denial

In a revelation that shouldn't surprise anybody, Peabody Energy, the United States' largest coal company, has been bankrolling think tanks, corporate lobbyists, trade associations, and individual scientists at the heart of the climate denial movement, a new Guardian investigation reveals.

Fossil fuel companies aren't exactly a progressive bunch when it comes to climate action, but few have manipulated the facts of global warming as consistently and egregiously as Peabody, which refers to carbon dioxide in glowing terms and asserts that by cranking up its concentration in our atmosphere, the company is fertilizing the planet for the benefit of mankind. Or, as a Peabody lobbyist once put it, doing "the Lord's work."

But Peabody hasn't been preaching alone. Rather, documents released last month after the company filed for bankruptcy protection reveal a network of beneficiaries that have been doing everything in their power to cast doubt on basic climate science and fight even modest environmental regulation, such as the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan.

The more than two dozen beneficiaries include: the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, which calls carbon emissions an "elixir of life," the George C. Marshall Institute, which claims there is not "the slightest evidence that more CO2 has caused more extreme weather or accelerated sea level rise," and Willie Soon, a researcher at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center For Astrophysics who, it was revealed last year, has received over $1.2 million in funding from the fossil fuel industry.

Climate Denial


Children play amid icebergs on the beach in Nuuk, Greenland, June 5, 2016.
Photo by Alister Doyle


Convicts Dutch Tourist


Qatar is to deport a Dutch woman who was convicted of adultery on Monday and given a one-year suspended sentence after she reported being raped while on holiday in Doha.

The 22-year-old, known only as Laura and who was not in court, was also fined 3,000 Qatari riyals ($800/710 euros) and will be deported once she pays the fine, court officials said.

The male defendant, said by a court official to be Syrian and named as Omar Abdullah al-Hasan, was sentenced to 100 lashes for having illicit sex and 40 lashes for drinking alcohol.

Hasan, who was also not present in court, will undergo a medical examination to see if he is fit enough to withstand his punishment.

He will not serve any time in jail but will also be deported from the Gulf state once he has been punished.



A house in West Hollywood, Calif., is covered with unclothed mannequins on Monday, June 13, 2016. ChadMichael Morrisette, a visual designer, covered the roof of his West Hollywood home with the mannequins as an artistic statement about the mass killing at the Orlando, Fla., gay nightclub. Morrisette calls his work "No One Is Safe."
Photo by Richard Vogel


What Rupert Wants


Britain's "Leave" campaign opened up a 7-point lead over "Remain" ahead of a referendum on membership of the European Union an opinion poll showed late Monday, while the nation's biggest-selling newspaper urged readers to vote to quit the bloc.

The result of the June 23 referendum will have far-reaching consequences for politics, the economy, defense, migration and diplomacy in Britain and elsewhere.

Recent polls are suggesting that momentum has swung towards the "Leave" camp, or a so called Brexit, unsettling investors. "Leave" in recent days has focused its campaign on the issue of immigration.

According to the YouGov poll for The Times, "Leave" held 46 percent support compared with 39 percent support for "Remain." Undecided voters were 11 percent, while 4 percent won't vote.

In another, though not unexpected, boost for "Leave," media tycoon Rupert Murdoch's Sun newspaper called on its readers to vote to quit the 28-member EU.



An image rotated 180 degrees shows raindrops on a car window reflecting pedestrians walking past a stock market indicator board in Tokyo, Japan, June 13, 2016.
Photo by Franck Robichon


Will Not Attend All-Orthodox Meeting


The Russian Orthodox Church said Monday it would not go to a historic meeting of all of the world's Orthodox churches because other churches have walked out.

The meeting on the Greek island of Crete due to start on Sunday would be the first in more than a millennium.

The Ecumenical patriarch, however, seemed to open the door for further talks that could prevent the meeting from falling through.

Orthodox church leaders haven't held such a meeting since the year 787, when the last of the seven councils recognized by both Orthodox and Catholics, was held. The "great schism" that divided the Roman Catholics and the Orthodox followed in 1054 amid disputes over the Vatican's power.

Hilarion, a bishop who heads the Moscow Patriarchate's department of external church relations, said in a televised statement that Russia would not take part if others are walking out, and suggested the meeting be postponed.



People work at Jinhua Partytime Latex Art and Crafts Factory in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province, China, May 25, 2016.
Photo by Aly Son


Ancient Urban Networks Discovered

Angkor Wat

An Australian archaeologist says he and colleagues have found evidence of previously undiscovered medieval urban and agricultural networks surrounding the ancient city of Angkor Wat.

Using high-tech lasers to scan the Cambodian jungle, Damian Evans and colleagues say they found traces of extensive networks surrounding the monumental stone temple complex at Angkor Wat. Evans said their findings could further our understanding of Khmer culture and throw into question traditional assumptions about the 15th-century decline of the empire.

Evans said a laser technology known as lidar was used to create precise maps of ancient networks that left only vague traces - invisible to the naked eye - in the landscape surrounding the temples.

"You could be standing in the middle of the forest looking at what appear to be some random lumps and bumps," Evans said. "But they might actually be evidence of old excavated ponds or built-up roadways," he explained. "All of these things left traces in the surface of the landscape that wouldn't make sense to you without a more detailed picture."

To obtain such details, Evans said his colleagues spent 90 hours in a helicopter directing laser scans into the jungle surrounding Angkor Wat. He said that the resulting images are so intricate "you can see objects lying next to a tiny anthill."

Angkor Wat



In Memory

Janet Waldo

Janet Waldo, who supplied the voice of the hip teenage daughter Judy Jetson on the space-age cartoon The Jetsons, died Sunday at her longtime home in Encino, her daughter told The Hollywood Reporter. She was 96.

Waldo's daughter Lucy Lee said that her mother had been diagnosed with a benign brain tumor in 2011 and "had been bed-bound for many months."

Waldo voiced scores of cartoon characters during her long career, including guitar-playing frontwoman Josie McCoy on Josie and the Pussycats, the always-in-danger Penelope Pitstop on The Perils of Penelope Pitstop and Wacky Races, Granny Sweet on the Precious Pupp segments of The Atom Ant Show, Morticia Addams on The Addams Family, the witch Hogatha on The Smurfs, Lana Lang on Superman and several characters on The Flintstones.

Waldo also voiced teenager Corliss Archer on the Meet Corliss Archer radio program that ran from 1943-56 and was Princess, one of the young members of G-Force, on Battle of the Planets, a U.S. adaptation of a Japanese anime series that aired in the late 1970s.

On a first-season episode of I Love Lucy, "The Young Fans," which premiered in January 1952, Waldo portrayed a teenager who is infatuated with Ricky Ricardo (Desi Arnaz). She later appeared on The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet and The Andy Griffith Show.

A native of Yakima, Wash., Waldo was discovered by Bing Crosby after she won a talent contest and appeared on the big screen in small roles starting in the late 1930s. She then starred opposite Tim Holt in the Westerns The Bandit Trail (1941) and Land of the Open Range (1942).

Waldo voiced Judy, the Orbit High School daughter of George (George O'Hanlon) and Jane Jetson (Penny Singleton) and the older sister of Elroy (Daws Butler), on Hanna-Barbera's The Jetsons, which played on ABC in primetime in 1962-63 and then returned for new syndicated episodes in 1985-87.

She also starred as the teenager in the 1988 TV movie Rockin' With Judy Jetson. For 1990's The Jetsons: The Movie, she voiced Judy again but was replaced by the pop singer Tiffany, which did not go over well with fans of the cartoon.

Waldo was married to the late playwright Robert Edwin Lee (Inherit the Wind, Auntie Mame).

Survivors also include her son Jonathan.

Janet Waldo


In Memory

Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros

Michu Meszaros, the 33-inch-tall actor and former circus performer who played the titular alien on the 1980s NBC sitcom ALF, died Monday, his manager confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 76.

Meszaros died at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Torrance, Calif., said manager Dennis Varga. A few days ago, the actor had been found unresponsive in the home in nearby Hawthorne that he shared with Varga.

Meszaros donned the furry, dog-like costume with the big snoot on ALF, which aired for four seasons (1986-90), on a handful of the show's 102 episodes. Most of the time, the extraterrestrial character ALF (an acronym for Alien Life Form) when seen on the series was a puppet piloted by the show's co-creator, Paul Fusco.

Born in a village near Budapest, Hungary, Meszaros started performing in the circus at age 14 and joined Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus in 1973. "He instantly became a circus sensation and mesmerized audiences of all ages," according to his biography on a GoFundMe page that was set up to help pay for his medical expenses.

Michael Jackson saw him perform and they became close friends and appeared together in a Pepsi commercial.

Meszaros and his size 3 shoes also appeared in such films as Waxwork (1988), Big Top Pee-Wee (1988), Warlock: The Armageddon (1993) and Freaked (1993) and on the TV show Dear John.

He became an American citizen in 1990, and there's a very short street in Hawthorne named "Michu Lane" after him.

Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros



A specimen of the newly-discovered Australian Peacock Spider, Maratus Lobatus, shows off his colourful abdomen in this undated picture from Australia.
Photo by Jurgen Otto



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