Viacom's top brass was talking up the company's financial prospects Monday, painting a picture of the conglom making the best of the dicey media market at dueling financial confabs in Gotham.
Jack Elliott, an arranger, composer and conductor who worked on numerous hit television shows and movies, died Saturday of a brain tumor at UCLA Medical Center. He was 74.
Perry Como, the crooning baritone barber famous for his relaxed vocals, cardigan sweaters and television Christmas specials, died Saturday at his home. Some sources listed Como's age as 88; others…