Gabriel Snyder

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That’s Sahl, folks

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Surveying the field of best picture contenders, Mort Sahl whips out an irreverent riff: "Can you imagine this crowd having the guts to make 'Brokeback Mountain' if John Wayne were alive?"

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Here’s Jonny!

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When Oscar producer Gil Cates offered Jon Stewart this year's hosting gig, the host of "The Daily Show" replied, "Are you sure?" It was an answer of typical Stewart wit, a type of humor that Cates…

Dealmakers prod Pixar

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With talks between the Mouse and Pixar at a very sensitive stage, insiders say the Walt Disney Co. is looking to acquire the animator, as opposed to merely reaching a new distribution agreement…

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Public-access prizes

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It's awards season and everyone is on pins and needles waiting for the outcome of the big prizes, like "The People's Choice Awards." Well, not really. The show, airing Jan. 10 on CBS, honors the…

Relationship issues

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On opening night of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in 1964, Bob Hope surveyed the simple opulence of the new building -- the graceful, curving balconies, the palette of coral and gold -- before taking…

Great Expectations

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The titles easily slip off his tongue. "Roy Rogers ... 'Sky King' ... 'Tales of the Texas Rangers.' " Chris Albrecht recites a litany of Westerns, the ones he watched during his city slicker…

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