BartCop Entertainment Archives - Wednesday, 24 June, 2015


24 June, 2015

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M Is FOR MASHUP - June 24th, 2015

Get Your Summer Booty 2015!!

By DJ Useo

So, like, I'd already overseen making eight volumes of "SUMMER BOOTY The Summer Mashup Album". This year I decided it didn't fit into my schedule. Sighs of relief all around here. I really didn't plan another.

Then…I got TWELVE incredible mashups from folks who had been on previous editions. The tracks were each, and all, sublime, and I got completely inspired to make 2015 the year of the ninth volume.

Now, most of the past years, SUMMER BOOTY was actually THREE discs! ~GASP!~ Lol. Well, I decided to do myself a favor, and keep it to two simple discs. Well, after I sent out the invites, people sent me multiple submissions. Really FANTASTIC multiple submissions. I'm no fool, not about mashups at least, lol, so I decided to not decline any mix that was wonderful. This quickly swelled the collection back to the previous years' norm of three discs. Shazbot!

The thing about the 2015 volume having three discs, though, is it is 100% great mixes right to the end. So, that's 27 bootleggers, 3 discs, 3 & 1/2 hours, and 59 tracks ! Many of the most skilled mashers appear on the comp this year, and the results are a delight to the ear. Hype? Not at all. I hope you've been reading my articles on mashups, & not just skipping down the Bartcop E page to see if Dale of Diamond Springs posted a hottie. ;) If you've been reading, you'll be happy to hear that SUMMER BOOTY 2015 has mixers onnit like Voicedude, DRA'man, DJ Zebra, Sgt Mash, AtoZ ,Solcofn, DJ Spider, Alan Black and so many more. 27 bootleggers in fact, as mentioned above.

Each of these international mixers expressed in a track, the vibe of Eternal Summer, as they saw that concept themselves. The variety of artists mashed is wide, yet, always incredibly appealing. Check out the full 3 disc playlist of mixers & source artists here
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The talented, & skilled Chocomang set up the super fine AudioBoots ( ) page for "SUMMER BOOTY 2015 The Summer Mashup Album" ( ) There're mirror links so you can choose the best way for you to get the free files. There's also one link that nets you all three discs in one LARGE 600 mB file. ( That's the way to go, since, as I mentioned, the album is super to the last track. ) All links found here ( )

There's a cool Soundcloud page where you can stream a trio of mixes that represent all three discs.
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After 8 previous volumes, though, people seem to know what this project is, & the early numbers for the complete three disc file are significant. They don't need to be convinced by the three mix versions. Then, there's the videos, & mind you, there's more coming soon!

Preview track video from Voicedude & BobbyG

"Sweet Trouble All Summer"

( Iggy Azalea & Jennifer Hudson Vs Kid Rock + Lynyrd Skynyrd )

here   ( )

Preview track video 2 from ScotontheLoop

'Release Yourself 2k15'

(Antoine Clamaran ft Lulu Hughes vs Kylie Minogue )

here   ( )

Preview Video track 3 from YITT

'Find What Its Worth'

Buffalo Springfield vs Zedd ( f/ Matthew Koma and Miriam Bryant )

here   ( )

The videos totally tell the tale of why you would want to hear this new volume. Big thanks to all the generous contributors. You impressed me again. Also, huge kudos to DJ Petrushka for all the behind the scenes work she did that made the project viable. Have fun with the album. It's meant to last all Summer. :D

ps. All EIGHT previous SUMMER BOOTY volumes can be found newly linked down the page here
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Bridget Christie: 'Feminists never have sex and hate men opening doors for them, even into other dimensions' (Guardian)
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Trivia Question of the Day

Born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, this American singer/songwriter is better known by her stage name. What is it?


Send your answer to Marty

Trivia Question from Yesterday

Of the three Gorgons of classical Greek mythology, how many were mortal?

      One - Medusa                                                      Source

In Greek mythology, a Gorgon (plural: Gorgons) is a female creature. The name derives from the ancient Greek word gorgs, which means "dreadful", and appears to come from the same root as the Sanskrit word "gar" which is defined as a guttural sound, similar to the growling of a beast,[1] thus possibly originating as an onomatopoeia. While descriptions of Gorgons vary across Greek literature and occur in the earliest examples of Greek literature, the term commonly refers to any of three sisters who had hair made of living, venomous snakes, as well as a horrifying visage that turned those who beheld her to stone. Traditionally, while two of the Gorgons were immortal, Stheno and Euryale, their sister Medusa was not, and she was slain by the demigod and hero Perseus.

Of the three Gorgons of classical Greek mythology, only Medusa is mortal.        Source

Alan J was first, and correct, with:
   One, Medusa.

Lois Of Oregon wrote:
   According to google, only Medusa was mortal, but you never see the other two girls anymore, so where ARE they if they aren't dead? That's the trouble with gods. Never around when you need them.
  Very excited here in the outback! After waiting a mere 15 years, Century Link has promised me High Speed Internet and a wifi router on Wednesday...and for a bit less money per month than I'm paying for the dial up! Too good to be true? Hope not. We'll see Wednesday.

Jim from CA, retired to ID, said:
   Medusa was the only one of the three Gorgons who was not immortal so the answer is 1.

Adam answered:
   3? 3.

Deborah replied:
   I was so excited to see your caterpillar, Marty, and Bob's amazing clematis, that I forgot all about the trivia question.
  I'm in a hurry this morning so my WAG is 1. Greek mythology was something I studied a long, long time ago.

Marian responded:
   one, Medusa

Randall said:
   Of the three gorgons,

  and Euryale

  were (still ARE I suppose...) immortal, leaving the only mortal gorgon:

Ding Dong Daddy Dale of Passion Springs of Diamonds, Norcali responded:
   Stheno & Euryale were immortal, and the most famous of them, Medusa was not. Perseus literally got her head, which was still capable of turning enemies into boulders. At the time of her beheading, Medusa was pregnant by Poseidon. When Perseus beheaded her, Pegasus, a winged horse, and Chrysaor, a golden sword-wielding giant, sprang from her body. One powerful lady!

  67 not 97

DJ Useo replied:
   I'm sure the answer is Medusa!
  But, do you know what her favorite fruit was? ;)

MAM   , wrote:
   Only one, Medusa ~ The Gorgons, three terrifying creatures in Greek mythology, were sisters named Stheno (strength), Euryale (wide-leaping), and Medusa (ruler or queen).

Joe S     answered:
   Only Medusa. I know some of these things, my daughter-in-law is Greek you know, and I'm a history major. So just assume I'm right.

mj took the day off.

Charlie took the day off.

Sally is retired, but paying attention.

BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.

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"The Problem With Young People Today"

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from Marc Perkel

Patriot Act

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.

Come Get Me Mother Fucker | Putting and end to NSA government Spying




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Last Night

Sunny and a bit humid.

Tonight, Wednesday:

CBS starts the night with a FRESH 'Big Brother', followed by a FRESH 'The Briefcase', then a RERUN 'Criminal Minds'.
The programming geniuses at CBS are filling Dave's hour with reruns of 'CSI: The Original One'.
On a RERUN James Corden, OBE (from 5/18/15) are Rebecca Romijn and Sam Rockwell.

NBC opens the night with a FRESH 'America's Got Talent', followed by a RERUN 'American Ninja Warrior'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Arnold $chwarzenegger (R-Man Whore), Mike Birbiglia, and Major Lazer.
Scheduled on a FRESH Seth Meyers are Channing Tatum, Laverne Cox, and Desaparecidos.
On a RERUN Carson 'The Scab' Daly (from 5/7/15) are Alicia Vikander, Craft Spells, and Dan Levy.

ABC begins the night with a RERUN 'The Middle', followed by a RERUN 'The Goldbergs', then a RERUN 'Modern Family', followed by a RERUN 'black-ish', then a FRESH 'Celebrity Wife Swap'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel are Wanda Sykes, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and A Thousand Horses.

The CW offers a RERUN 'The Arrow', followed by a RERUN 'Supernatural'.

Faux has a FRESH 'MasterChef', followed by a FRESH 'Bullseye'.

MY has an old 'The Walking Dead', followed by another old 'The Walking Dead'.

A&E has 2½ hours of old 'Duck Dynasty', followed by a FRESH 'Duck Dynasty', then a FRESH 'Country Buck$', followed by another FRESH "Country Buck$'.

AMC offers the movie 'Sahara', followed by the movie 'I Am Legend', then the movie 'Van Helsing'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    Cash in the Attic - Season 18 - Ep 35 - Douglas NEW
 [7:00AM]    Cash in the Attic - Season 18 - Ep 36 - Scott NEW
 [8:00AM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares UK - Season 2 - Ep 6 - Clubway 41
 [9:00AM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 6 - Ep 6 - Olde Hitching Post Restaurant & Tavern
 [10:00AM]    Atlantis - Season 1 - Episode 13
 [11:00AM]    Atlantis - Season 2 - Ep 1 - A New Dawn (Part 1)
 [12:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 1 - Ep 9 - The Battle
 [1:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 1 - Ep 10 - Hide and Q
 [2:00PM]    Top Gear: Top 41-Episode 5
 [3:00PM]    Top Gear: Top 41-Episode 6
 [4:00PM]    Top Gear: Top 41-Episode 7
 [5:00PM]    Top Gear: Top 41-Episode 8
 [6:00PM]    Top Gear: Top 41-Episode 9
 [7:00PM]    Top Gear - Season 10 - Episode 4 - Botswana Special
 [8:00PM]    Top Gear - Season 9 - Episode 3
 [9:00PM]    Weird Science
 [11:00PM]    Weird Science
 [1:00AM]    Top Gear: Top 41-Episode 5
 [2:00AM]    Top Gear: Top 41-Episode 6
 [3:00AM]    Top Gear: Top 41-Episode 7
 [4:00AM]    Top Gear: Top 41-Episode 8
 [5:00AM]    Top Gear: Top 41-Episode 9    (ALL TIMES EST)

Bravo has 'Million Dollar Listing NY', another 'Million Dollar Listing NY', followed by a FRESH 'Million Dollar Listing NY', and another 'Million Dollar Listing'.

Comedy Central has 4 hours of old 'South Park'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jon Stewart is Judge Andrew Napolitano.
Scheduled on a FRESH @Midnight are Cameron Esposito, Hampton Yount, and Todd Barry.

FX has the movie 'Marvel's Avengers', followed by the movie 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith'.

History has 'American Pickers', another 'American Pickers', followed by a FRESH 'American Pickers', and 'Alone'.

IFC  -   
 [7:45AM]    SHOOT 'EM UP
 [11:45AM]    KICKBOXER
 [8:00PM]    10,000 B.C.
 [10:15PM]    GHOST RIDER
 [12:45AM]    GHOST RIDER

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    Love Lust-Love Lust & Chocolate
 [6:15AM]    The Staircase-Last Chance - Reopening the Case
 [7:15AM]    Sling Blade
 [10:15AM]    The Wrestler
 [12:30PM]    Born on the Fourth of July
 [3:30PM]    Don't Say a Word
 [6:00PM]    The Silence of the Lambs
 [8:45PM]    Top Gun
 [11:00PM]    Deutschland 83-Brave Guy
 [12:00AM]    Deutschland 83-Brave Guy
 [1:00AM]    Top Gun
 [3:15AM]    Don't Say a Word
 [5:45AM]    Love Lust-Love Lust & Sex Symbols    (ALL TIMES EST)

SyFy has the movie 'The Day The Earth Stood Still', followed by the movie 'Underworld'.

Scheduled on a FRESH Conan are Michael Sheen, Kiersey Clemons, and Houndmouth.

 [6:00 AM]      Bathing Beauty (1944)
 [7:45 AM]      Thrill Of A Romance (1945)
 [9:30 AM]      Neptune's Daughter (1949)
 [11:15 AM]      Pagan Love Song (1950)
 [12:45 PM]      Dangerous When Wet (1953)
 [2:30 PM]      Million Dollar Mermaid (1952)
 [4:30 PM]      Easy to Love (1953)
 [6:15 PM]      Jupiter's Darling (1955)
 [8:00 PM]      One Million Years B.C. (1966)
 [10:00 PM]      She (1965)
 [12:00 AM]      Logan's Run (1975)
 [2:15 AM]      Barbarella (1968)
 [4:00 AM]      10 (1979)     (ALL TIMES EST)

Thursday   -  06/25/15

 [6:15 AM]      Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963)
 [8:15 AM]      Call Me Bwana (1963)
 [10:00 AM]      MGM Parade Show #7 (1955)
 [10:30 AM]      Kaleidoscope (1966)
 [12:30 PM]      The Bobo (1967)
 [2:30 PM]      Sweet November (1968)
 [4:30 PM]      Walking Stick (1970)
 [6:15 PM]      The System (1964)     [AKA: 'The Girl-Getters']
 [8:00 PM]      Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
 [10:00 PM]      Brainstorm (1983)
 [12:00 AM]      Enter the Dragon (1973)
 [2:00 AM]      Soylent Green (1973)
 [4:00 AM]      Saratoga (1937)     (ALL TIMES EST)

USA has a FRESH 'Suits', followed by a FRESH 'Mr. Robot'.

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Decades TV Network


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Grit - Television With Backbone - Grit

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U.S. director Joss Whedon, center, poses for photographers with Iron Man, left, and Captain America during the Japan premiere of Avengers: Age of Ultron in Tokyo, Tuesday, June 23, 2015.
Photo by Shizuo Kambayashi


The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol


Walk of Fame


Quentin Tarantino, Tracy Morgan, Steve Carell, LL Cool J, Kathy Bates, Bruno Mars and Cyndi Lauper are among the famous names to be added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced its selections for 2016 on Monday. Other names on the list include Kurt Russell, Michael Keaton, Gary Sinise, Itzhak Perlman, Rob Lowe and Kevin Hart. Individual ceremonies have not yet been scheduled.

Recipients of stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame are chosen by a committee based on applications submitted by fans or celebrity representatives. Entertainers are recognized in five categories: motion picture, television, radio, recording and live theatre. Each recipient is responsible for their star's $30,000 price tag.

The full list of 2016 recipients is available at .



US actor Robert De Niro, right, poses with his wife Grace Hightower as they arrive for the unveiling of the Giorgio Armani men's Spring-Summer 2016 collection, during the Milan Fashion Week, in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Photo by Matteo Bazzi


Climate Change, Corporate-Style

Weather Channel

The Weather Channel is looking beyond cold fronts and summer showers with a project featuring the voices of 25 prominent people talking about the need to take action on climate change.

The network says its "The Climate 25" series is about science, not politics. But its message is unmistakable, and is consciously designed to reach people who may be doubters about the causes of global warming.

U.S. Army Gen. Charles Jacoby, Unilever CEO Paul Polman, former Environmental Protection Agency administrator Christine Todd Whitman and former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson are among the participants. The 25 are filmed in black-and-white speaking directly to the camera about their perspectives on climate change.

The project, which started last week, is focused on The Weather Channel's website with occasional features on the television network. Some of the planned TV airings were delayed because of storm coverage from Texas, and the network is considering doing more, said Neil Katz, vice president of digital content.

Weather Channel


Newhead News


Poop Inspection


The federal government is chipping in money for a three-year pilot study using sewage samples to determine levels of marijuana use in two Washington cities - research that could help answer some key questions about pot legalization, the University of Puget Sound announced Monday.

The National Institutes of Health has agreed to pay $120,000 so Dan Burgard, an associate chemistry professor, can conduct a three-year study that will look at how per-capita pot use changed after Washington's first legal pot shops opened last July.

The research, based on methods first developed by scientists in Italy in 2005, involves analyzing wastewater samples for levels of metabolites produced when the body processes drugs.

Burgard previously used it to test campus wastewater to determine whether students were using more "study drugs" such as Ritalin and Adderal during mid-terms and finals. In one finals period at the university, he found an eight-fold increase over such stimulant levels from the first week of school.



English computer scientist Tim Berners Lee, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web attends the Cannes Lions 2015, International Advertising Festival in Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Berners Lee implemented the first successful communication between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) client and server via the Internet. The Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival is a world's meeting place for professionals in the communications industry.
Photo by Lionel Cironneau


No Longer Made In The USA


Prominent U.S. flag makers said on Tuesday they will stop manufacturing and selling Confederate battle flags in the wake of last week's attack on worshipers at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Reggie VandenBosch, vice president of sales at the privately owned Valley Forge Flag, said the Pennsylvania-based company came to the decision as pressure grew on South Carolina to remove the banner from outside the State House in Columbia.

Annin Flagmakers, based in Roseland, New Jersey, announced later on Tuesday that it too would stop making the flag used by the pro-slavery Confederate states during the American Civil War of the 1860s.

Eder Flag Manufacturing, a flag maker based in Wisconsin, also said it would no longer sell or manufacture Confederate flags because of the Charleston shooting.

Annin makes some 10 million flags every year, and only about 1,000 of them are Confederate flags, said Mary Repke, the company's vice president of marketing.



Wake-up Call


Protesters Vow To Stop Telescope Construction


About 20 people opposed to building what would be one of the world's largest telescopes on a Hawaii mountain are camped out near the construction site, vowing to stop work from resuming.

They are sleeping in vehicles or on cots under a tent and braving weather that's chilly for Hawaii standards at Mauna Kea's 9,200-foot elevation.

They are also making sure they have bail money ready. Some say they are bracing to be arrested when the nonprofit company building the Thirty Meter Telescope intends to resume construction Wednesday.

Work was put on hold for two months after the arrests of 31 people blocking access to the site. On Saturday, telescope officials announced construction would start again. Opponents say the $1.4 billion project that will be 18 stories high will desecrate land held sacred by Native Hawaiians. Some say it's time to curb development on the mountain, where 13 other telescopes sit.

Astronomers revere the site because its summit at 13,796 feet is well above the clouds, and it provides a clear view of the sky for 300 days a year. There's also very little air and light pollution.



Dionne Warwick performs at the 2015 City Parks Foundation Gala at Central Park's SummerStage, Monday, June 22, 2015, in New York.
Photo by Robert Altman


Vegas Arrest Complicates NY Case

Flavor Flav

What happened in Vegas apparently is not staying in Vegas.

Entertainer Flavor Flav's arrest last month in Nevada on allegations he was speeding and driving under the influence has delayed an expected settlement in a New York case on similar charges.

"I'm just a little disappointed because I thought this was gonna go away today," said the rapper and reality TV star, sporting his trademark clock around his neck as he left a Long Island courthouse. "But it's OK. I just gotta come back."

Flav, 56, whose real name is William Drayton, has pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of driving with a suspended license, along with a speeding violation and two misdemeanors stemming from his January 2014 arrest on Long Island while driving to his mother's funeral.

Flavor Flav


French movie star Jean-Paul Belmondo poses for photographers as he arrives at the Theatre de la Gaite in Paris, France, to attend an audition by students of the comedian school "l'Ecole des Artistes", Monday June 22, 2015.
Photo by Remy de la Mauviniere


Launches Action In Faroes

Sea Shepherd

Conservation group Sea Shepherd said Tuesday it had dispatched a vessel from Bremen in Germany to the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic to campaign against a traditional whale hunt.

The vessel, the Sam Simon, will try to prevent hunters from killing pilot whales, the group said in a statement.

During the annual whale hunt, the three to six metre (10 to 20 foot) sea mammals are driven by a flotilla of small boats into a bay or the mouth of a fjord before being hacked to death with hooks and knives -- a "grind" that many locals defend as a cultural right.

Sam Simon crew will join fellow Sea Shepherd members on board a fast-interceptor vessel donated by the Brigitte Bardot Foundation -- an animal rights group founded by the former French actress -- which arrived in Faroese waters last Wednesday.

Another ship, the Bob Barker, will join them shortly, Sea Shepherd said. The campaign will run until October 1.

Sea Shepherd


A Sadhu, or Hindu holy man, smokes at the Kamakhya temple in Gauhati, India, Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Hundreds of Sadhus, or Hindu holy men, have arrived for the five-day festival to perform rituals at the temple during the annual Ambubasi festival that began Monday.
Photo by Anupam Nath


Large Military Exercise


The sparse expanses above Alaska are a little more crowded this month as nearly 200 military aircraft are taking part in an annual training exercise.

Nearly 6,000 military members from all four branches of the military are taking part in Northern Edge 2015, which includes naval exercises in the Gulf of Alaska and some operations involving ground troops. The U.S. Pacific Command exercise, coordinated by command leaders in Alaska, tests the readiness of the nation's troops and isn't in response to any increased tensions with any other nation, said Lt. Col. Tim Bobinsky, who is helping lead the exercise.

Northern Edge is normally held every two years, but this is the first exercise since 2011. Ted Cruz's government shutdown, or sequestration, forced the cancellation of exercises in 2013.

Bobinsky said Alaska offers the military a unique training opportunity, including 65,000 square miles of air space.



Models wear creations for DSquared2 men's Spring-Summer 2016 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, June 23, 2015.
Photo by Giuseppe Aresu


Prime-Time Nielsens


Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for June 15-21. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

    1. NBA Finals: Golden State vs. Cleveland, Game 6, ABC, 23.25 million.
    2. ''America's Got Talent,'' NBC, 10.18 million.
    3. ''Celebrity Family Feud,'' ABC, 8.66 million.
    4. NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Tampa Bay vs. Chicago, Game 6, NBC, 8.01 million.
    5. ''NCIS,'' CBS, 7.45 million.
    6. ''20/20,'' ABC, 7.26 million.
    7. ''The Big Bang Theory,'' CBS, 7.21 million.
    8. ''NBA Countdown,'' ABC, 6.57 million.
    9. ''Dateline NBC'' (Thursday), NBC, 6.31 million.
   10. ''The Bachelorette,'' ABC, 6.29 million.
   11. ''60 Minutes,'' CBS, 6.09 million.
   12. ''NCIS: New Orleans,'' CBS, 6.04 million.
   13. ''Criminal Minds,'' CBS, 6 million.
   14. ''NCIS: Los Angeles,'' CBS, 5.9 million.
   15. ''Blue Bloods,'' CBS, 5.68 million.
   16. ''Mike & Molly'' (Thursday), CBS, 5.52 million.
   17. ''The Astronaut Wives Club,'' ABC, 5.51 million.
   18. ''Mom,'' CBS, 5.48 million.
   19. ''Battlebots,'' ABC, 5.44 million.
   20. ''NHL Stanley Cup Pregame,'' NBC, 5.4 million.




In Memory

Laura Antonelli

Italian actress Laura Antonelli, known for her erotic roles and love affair with French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo, was found dead on Monday at her home near Rome. She was 73.

Antonelli's cleaner found the actress's body in her modest apartment northwest of the Italian capital, with authorities ruling that the cause of death was a heart attack, according to the Italian press.

Born on November 28, 1941, Antonelli was best known for her role in the Italian 1973 film "Malizia" (Malicious), which garnered unexpected success at the box office.

During her career she worked with big names in Italian cinema such as Luchino Visconti, Dino Risi, Ettore Scola and Luigi Comencini.

In 1991, Antonelli faced legal troubles when more than 30 grams (one ounce) of cocaine was found at her home.

Initially sentenced to three and a half years in prison for drug dealing, she was eventually acquitted in 2000 by Rome's court of appeals.

Antonelli quit the cinema after her last movie in 1991, "Malizia 2000", flopped and she suffered an allergic reaction to plastic surgery.

Towards the end of her life, Antonelli faced depression and solitude, turning to religion and living as a recluse at her apartment in Ladispoli.

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In Memory

Dick Van Patten

Dick Van Patten, the genial, round-faced comic actor who premiered on Broadway as a child, starred on television in its infancy and then, in middle age, found lasting fame as the patriarch on TV's "Eight is Enough," has died.

Van Patten died Tuesday in Santa Monica, California, of complications from diabetes, said his publicist, Daniel Bernstein. He was 86.

Born in New York, the veteran entertainer began his career as a model and child actor, making his Broadway debut in 1935 at the age of seven, billed as "Dickie Van Patten." He would go on to appear in 27 other Broadway plays, acting alongside such giants as Melvyn Douglas, Tallulah Bankhead and, for three years, as the son of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne in "O Mistress Mine."

In 1949, he began a seven-year run on one of TV's earliest series, the CBS comedy "Mama," playing one of the sons of a Norwegian-American family in early 1900s San Francisco.

Van Patten's greatest TV success was as Tom Bradford, a widower and father of eight who met and married Abby, with whom he set up a loving if chaotic household. The ABC comedy-drama aired from 1977-1981.

Van Patten's many other TV appearances included "Sanford and Son," ''The Streets of San Francisco," ''Adam-12," ''Happy Days," ''The Love Boat," ''Touched By An Angel," ''Arrested Development" and, most recently, "Hot in Cleveland."

Film projects included "Spaceballs," ''High Anxiety," the original "Freaky Friday", "The Santa Trap" and "Soylent Green."

Van Patten was a serious poker player and a commentator for the World Poker Tour. It was a natural offshoot for him as an actor trading on what he called the "bluff factor - as an actor, you thrive on that, to defy the odds," he said in a 2007 interview.

An animal enthusiast, he co-founded Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance Pet Foods in 1989 as well as founding National Guide Dog Month, which began in 2008 to raise awareness and money for non-profit guide dog schools in the United States.

He is survived by his three actor sons - Nels, Jimmy and Vincent - as well as Patricia Van Patten, his wife of 62 years (and a former June Taylor Dancer) whom he first met, and fell for, at age 14 when seated next to her in class at their professional children's school.

Dick Van Patten



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