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Tony Curtis Remembered with a Touch of Humor at Memorial

4 October 2010 1:25 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Sharing laughter and tears, fans and family members gathered Monday in Las Vegas to pay tribute to Tony Curtis, who died last Wednesday at age 85. The legendary actor's flag-draped casket sat at the center of a stage at Palm Mortuary next to two of his paintings as guests heard stories of his life and watched clips of some of his best-known movie scenes. Befitting a movie star with a comic touch, humor was sprinkled throughout the service. His daughter Jamie Lee Curtis even did an impression of her father. "We are the evidence of him," she said before getting emotional. »

- Mark Gray

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AFTRA targets producer for unpaid residuals

17 August 2010 7:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Executive producer Stanley M. Brooks of Once Upon a Time Films did not attend an AFTRA arbitration hearing Tuesday concerning more than $1 million owed from a 2008 Logo TV series but was represented by an attorney who acknowledged that there were unpaid residual payments, according to Del Shores, who was creator and director of the show in question, "Sordid Lives: The Series."

"I went to the AFTRA arbitration today to be a witness for AFTRA," Shores said in a statement to THR after the hearing. "I was not called upon to testify. My understanding is that Stan Brooks and Once Upon a Time Films agreed that they owed the actors of 'Sordid Lives: The Series' somewhere around $1.1 million in unpaid residuals and requested to meet with all three guilds involved -- WGA, DGA and AFTRA -- to try to come to a settlement for the artists owed, including myself. »

- By Alex Ben Block

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