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‘Prince’ gets old college try

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Jeffrey Katzenberg joined thousands of UCLA students for an on-campus final exam Dec. 17.
While the students went for the traditional trial-by-paper exam in Haines Hall, the DreamWorks topper’s “Prince of Egypt” got the trial-by-audience variety at the university’s Royce Hall.

‘PJs’ to snuggle into Fox’s Tues. sked

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Fox will debut the midseason animated comedy “The PJs” on Sunday, Jan. 10, at 8:30 p.m. before moving it permanently to Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. after “King of the Hill” on Jan. 12.

E-mercial emerges

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A new form of advertising launches today with the Internet intro of the “e-mercial.” It’s defined by its creators as “TV-style interstitial programming with Web interactivity, rich media and one to one targeting.”

Review: ‘La Traviata; Lucia di Lammermoor’

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The Metropolitan Opera dressed up a pair of stalwarts from the Italian repertoire in drearily traditional warhorse fashion. In the case of Franco Zeffirelli’s new production of “La Traviata,” the effect was to upstage some bland characterizations with an upscale vision of the Verdi classic. In the case of Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor,” a graver injustice was done as Nicolas Joel’s retrograde stylings, mixed with some quirks of staging, threatened Ruth Ann Swenson’s captivating performance.

William Mayer

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William Mayer, a longtime journalist who wrote for Daily Variety during the 1970s, died Dec. 12 at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Fontana. He was 86. Mayer enjoyed a 20-year journalism career in the Los Angeles area starting in 1956 when he worked for the Pasadena Star-News. He next wrote for the Long Beach Press-Telegram. In… Read more »

Flora Roberts

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Agent Flora Roberts, who represented legit artists including Stephen Sondheim, died Dec. 12 from congestive heart failure at New York Hospital. She was 77. Roberts nurtured the careers of clients, including Sondheim, Tina Howe, Alfred Uhry and Maury Yeston. She was known for her perceptiveness in script reading and play production. She was born in… Read more »

Buddy Feyne

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Buddy Feyne, big band lyricist who wrote the words to “Tuxedo Junction” and “Jersey Bounce,” died Dec. 10 of Parkinson’s disease in Canoga Park. He was 86. Feyne, whose songs were performed and recorded by Ella Fitzgerald, Nat “King” Cole, the Andrews Sisters and Aretha Franklin, continued to write song lyrics into the 1990s. Born… Read more »

Lewis George Kerner

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Agent and producer Lewis George Kerner died Dec. 15 of natural causes in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He was 85. Kerner, who began his career as a vaudeville performer, moved into talent management working at both Columbia Management and the William Morris Agency. During World War II, he served as a special services officer in the… Read more »