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‘Generational’ drama in show business

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GARLAND AND MINNELLI. Victims of other people’s machinations. Photo from perezhilton.com

A “generational” drama has been playing itself out in the entertainment scene that deserves to be highlighted, for thematically instructive purposes: It’s the fact that quite a number of female stars’ daughters “succeed” them in the trade, but only a few are able to match—let alone surpass—their iconic mothers’ achievements.

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New MTRCB chief: Parents make the best members

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MTRCB Chair Eugenio “Toto” Villareal

Lawyer Eugenio “Toto” Villareal, new chairman of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB), assures observers that the government agency will remain steadfast in its goal to protect young viewers from inappropriate content. “We want to make sure that children’s shows will not contain material that’s too mature, for example,” he told the [...]

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Lawyer asked to investigate Witherspoon case

A Nashville judge has appointed a lawyer to investigate what's going on with actress Reese Witherspoon's father who is accused of bigamy and possibly has dementia, according to documents released in a sealed court case.

A Nashville judge has appointed a lawyer to investigate what’s going on with actress Reese Witherspoon’s father who is accused of bigamy and possibly has dementia, according to documents released in a sealed court case.

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How to keep good shows on the air

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Some years ago, advertisers in this country pledged to support only child-friendly shows and withdraw their all-important spots from programs that polluted the broadcasting environment. Alas, the pledge has remained a hollow promise.

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