Funny lady Betty White's latest role is a bit more serious. The comedic actress has been named chairman of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association.
The Casting Society of America announced nominations for its 26th annual Artios Awards to be held in New York and Los Angeles simultaneously on Nov. 1.
Multihyphenate Clyde Ware, best known for his writing on such shows as "Gunsmoke," "Dynasty," and "Rawhide," died Aug. 30 in Los Angeles of cancer. He was 79.
"Perrier's Bounty," from Irish helmer Ian Fitzgibbon, will open the Los Angeles Irish Film Festival Sept. 30 at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.
Billie Mae Richards, the voice behind Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in the 1964 animated spesh, died Sept. 10 in Burlington, Canada, of stroke. She was 88.