Pasadena - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Pasadena Horseman rides across US to bring attention to Agent Orange SANTA CLARITA, California (AP) — The two things Colt Romberger and his father had most in common, the ones that made them best friends as well as father and son, were a deep affection for horses and an equally deep pride in having served their country in times of war. So when Cliff Romberger, a Vietnam War veteran and onetime wrangler of horses on Hollywo... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 14:32:00 GMT 2017-04-30T14:32:00Z Police search for missing boy in California; father arrested SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Police in Southern California on Sunday finished their search of a park where the passed-out father of a missing 5-year-old boy was found over the weekend and are asking for anyone with information to come forward. South Pasadena Police Chief Art Miller said that investigators have had a difficult time getting answers from th... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 01:43:00 GMT 2017-04-24T01:43:00Z The Latest: California police ask for help to find boy LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a missing boy whose father was found passed out in a Los Angeles County park (all times local): 5:00 p.m. Police in Southern California are asking for anyone with information about a missing 5-year-old boy who was with his father to come forward. South Pasadena Police Chief Art Miller ... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:27:00 GMT 2017-04-24T00:27:00Z Mario Lopez, Sheryl Underwood to host Daytime Emmy Awards PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Talk show hosts Mario Lopez and Sheryl Underwood will team to preside over the Daytime Emmy Awards. The 44th annual show is April 30 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Lopez hosts "Extra," and Underwood is a host of "The Talk." Mary Hart, who hosted "Entertainment Tonight" from 1982 to 2011, wil... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 20:26:00 GMT 2017-04-11T20:26:00Z Anthony Anderson of 'black-ish' hosts animal talk show PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — An ancient show-biz adage warns actors about working with children and animals. Anthony Anderson, the patriarch on ABC's family comedy "black-ish," breaks the second rule Friday with the premiere of a talk show on Animal Planet. "Animal Nation" features Anderson narrating funny animal videos, talking to celebrities about their pets... Thu, 09 Feb 2017 16:39:00 GMT 2017-02-09T16:39:00Z Device tossed in restaurant was 'glorified firecracker' PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A homemade incendiary device thrown into a crowded California restaurant at dinnertime was a "glorified firecracker" that didn't appear to be made to injure anyone, a police spokesman said Friday. When the device ignited at the Cheesecake Factory in Pasadena Thursday night, panicked patrons abandoned their meals and knocked over ch... Fri, 03 Feb 2017 21:50:00 GMT 2017-02-03T21:50:00Z The Latest: 'Glorified firecracker' thrown in restaurant PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into an incendiary device that was tossed into a crowded Southern California restaurant (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Police say a homemade incendiary device thrown into a crowded California restaurant was a "glorified firecracker" that wasn't made to injure anyone. ... Fri, 03 Feb 2017 21:28:00 GMT 2017-02-03T21:28:00Z Nia Long, Idina Menzel celebrate women's bonds in 'Beaches' PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — For Idina Menzel and Nia Long, director Garry Marshall's 1988 melodrama "Beaches," starring Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey, is a four-hankie treat. So why do a remake? "Why not?" replied Long ("The Best Man Holiday"), pointing to the story's timeless elements. "It really is a film about friendship and girl power and just living your truth." ... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:02:00 GMT 2017-01-20T18:02:00Z Nicole Richie is new kid on block in Tina Fey TV comedy PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Nicole Richie is the new kid on the comedy block in an upcoming NBC workplace comedy from Tina Fey. The reality star and jewelry designer co-stars with Andrea Martin and Horatio Sanz of "Saturday Night Live" fame in "Great News," set in a television newsroom. The show debuts April 25. "I auditioned a few times. I... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 01:10:00 GMT 2017-01-19T01:10:00Z Jennifer Lopez: NBC's 'Bye Bye Birdie' evokes stage roots PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Jennifer Lopez says NBC's version of "Bye Bye Birdie" will bring the musical back to its stage roots. The story was somewhat "watered down" in the 1963 movie in which Janet Leigh played the role originated by Chita Rivera on Broadway in 1960, Lopez told a TV critics' meeting Wednesday. In the play, Rivera's Rose ... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:51:00 GMT 2017-01-18T23:51:00Z NBC renews hit drama 'This Is Us' for 2 more seasons PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — NBC's hit freshman drama "This Is Us" will be sticking around for at least a couple more years. The network said Wednesday's that the show's success has earned it a two-season pickup, with at least 18 episodes per season. The family drama is proving a success with the advertiser-favored young adult demographic an... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:28:00 GMT 2017-01-18T22:28:00Z 'Blacklist' producers: Tom will be part of original, sequel PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Tom Keen will remain part of "The Blacklist" as he steps into "The Blacklist: Redemption," the spinoff's producers said. "He's always going to be part of 'The Blacklist' family," producer John Eisendrath said of the character played by Ryan Eggold in both NBC dramas. The spinoff, which debuts Feb. 23 with eight e... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:02:00 GMT 2017-01-18T21:02:00Z 'Will & Grace' 10-episode revival set for 2017-18 season PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — "Will & Grace" is making a comeback. NBC said Wednesday that 10 new episodes are set to air during the 2017-18 season. The series will feature original stars Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally. Series creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan are aboard as executive producers, and series di... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:57:00 GMT 2017-01-18T18:57:00Z PBS: No 'red flag' on funding under Trump, but it's early PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — PBS is waiting, but not quietly, to see what the Trump administration's impact on public broadcasting and its federal funding may be, PBS chief executive Paula Kerger said. "It's too early to tell. But there's been no red flag," Kerger said in an interview Sunday. Given that change always presents uncertainty, sh... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 01:59:00 GMT 2017-01-16T01:59:00Z Vietnam doc makes Ken Burns, Trent Reznor partners PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Ken Burns and Trent Reznor would seem two unlikely collaborators, but both describe their recent work on the upcoming PBS documentary on the Vietnam War as among the most satisfying of their careers. Reznor, the Nine Inch Nails singer and Academy Award-winning film score composer with partner Atticus Ross, made the score for the 10... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 21:38:00 GMT 2017-01-15T21:38:00Z Jennifer Holliday backs out of Trump inauguration gig PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Broadway star Jennifer Holliday has backed out as a performer at next week's presidential inaugural following protests from her gay and black fans, further dimming the event's already low celebrity wattage. Holliday, best known for her Tony-winning role in Broadway's "Dreamgirls," said in an interview Saturday she hadn't considered... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 07:04:00 GMT 2017-01-15T07:04:00Z With no action heroes, Madoff movie landed at HBO PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Makers of an upcoming HBO movie on Bernard Madoff initially wanted to make a feature film for theaters but quickly realized that today's movie industry had little interest in an intricate tale about a financial swindle. Major studios have their sights set on action heroes or comic books. An independent studio would have required a ... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 00:18:00 GMT 2017-01-15T00:18:00Z Katie Couric's evolution, Legend on Trump, Perry on Kennedy PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news Friday from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. UNDERGROUND RAILROAD President-elect Donald Trump has two more Hollywood critics: singer John Legend and the creator of a te... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 02:25:00 GMT 2017-01-14T02:25:00Z Informed Katie Couric offers 'Gender Revolution' special PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Katie Couric, slammed three years ago as insensitive during an interview with transgender women Carmen Carrera and Laverne Cox, says she has evolved. "We can't be afraid to make mistakes on our journey to educate ourselves," said Couric, host and executive producer of "Gender Revolution," a two-hour National Geographic special airing next month. ... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 23:44:00 GMT 2017-01-13T23:44:00Z Idina Menzel tackles Bette Midler role in 'Beaches' remake PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Idina Menzel prefers creating roles rather than following in someone else's footsteps. Yet when it came to a remake of "Beaches," the Broadway veteran couldn't turn it down. Menzel tackles the role played by Bette Midler in the 1988 theatrical film for the Lifetime TV version co-starring Nia Long that airs Jan. 21. She also recorded Midler's No. 1 hit... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 23:09:00 GMT 2017-01-13T23:09:00Z Matthew Perry's second act: writing and Ted Kennedy PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Between a dialect coach who told him to exaggerate the accent and recent experience in a London play that required him to loudly project his voice onstage, Matthew Perry was a little over-the-top when he began filming his role as Sen. Edward Kennedy in a new television miniseries. "I sounded like Foghorn Leghorn," he said Friday. T... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:21:00 GMT 2017-01-13T18:21:00Z FX signs production deal with 'Atlanta' creator Glover PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news Thursday from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. DELAYED RETURNS The FX television network has locked up Golden Globe winner Donald Glover, but there will be a wait for ne... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:09:00 GMT 2017-01-13T00:09:00Z CNN at war with Trump over what reporting unleashed PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A week before the inauguration, CNN is at war with an incoming president, not necessarily for what it reported but for what its reporting unleashed. For all the noise — accusations of "fake news," the confrontation between Donald Trump and CNN's Jim Acosta at a news conference, false claims about what CNN had reported or linked to — that realization e... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 22:52:00 GMT 2017-01-12T22:52:00Z Trump says BuzzFeed 'garbage' for publishing allegations PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump and his team on Wednesday attacked news organizations that spread unsubstantiated reports about a damaging dossier collected on him by Russia, an incident that illustrates how old rules of journalism are tested in today's rapidly changing media world. Trump called BuzzFeed "a pile of garbage" for publis... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 04:01:00 GMT 2017-01-12T04:01:00Z Star of '24' sequel welcomes chance to create black hero PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The clock is ticking and the nation's fate again is at stake in "24: Legacy," a sequel to Fox's white-knuckle drama series. But this time the hero is African-American and that matters, says the show's star and producers. "In television, to be a hero and look like I look, that really stuck with me," said Corey Hawkins, who plays Eri... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 21:12:00 GMT 2017-01-11T21:12:00Z Obama not slipping away quietly from presidency PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Barack Obama is not leaving his presidency quietly. Besides his farewell address to the nation Tuesday night, Obama has been on a media blitz during his final weeks in office. The biggest broadcast networks have all been granted interviews, culminating in a full-circle talk Sunday on CBS' "60 Minutes." The History network airs a two-hour interview spe... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 20:13:00 GMT 2017-01-11T20:13:00Z Trump news spreads faster than reporters can verify PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The spread of a report about supposed damaging information about President-elect Donald Trump collected by Russia became a public test of journalistic standards, but burst into public consciousness even as those standards were being debated. Hours after news reports circulated Tuesday that Trump had been briefed by intelligence off... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:24:00 GMT 2017-01-11T08:24:00Z Jenna Elfman tries again for TV comedic success PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Jenna Elfman is taking aim again at finding comedic success on television. The actress best known for her hit ABC show "Dharma & Greg" that ran from 1997 to 2002 is back on the same network with "Imaginary Mary." Elfman plays a woman dating a man with children. Her character relies on an imaginary friend voiced by Rachel Dratch of "Saturday Night Live... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 23:02:00 GMT 2017-01-10T23:02:00Z CBS using 'Good Wife' spinoff to sell its streaming service PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The loud expletive coming from Christine Baranski's lips during the trailer for the upcoming spinoff of "The Good Wife" makes you immediately realize you're not on CBS anymore. The new show, "The Good Fight," will air starting Feb. 19 on the CBS All Access streaming service. CBS executives hope the 10-episode original series will e... Mon, 09 Jan 2017 20:48:00 GMT 2017-01-09T20:48:00Z USC hits FG at gun, beats Penn State 52-49 in epic Rose Bowl PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — After 98 combined points and 1,040 yards of spectacular offensive play, the highest-scoring Rose Bowl in history rested on the left foot of a Southern California kicker who had already missed two field goals. Matt Boermeester somehow blocked out the cacophonous tension in the chilly air. He focused only on securing a perfect ending... Tue, 03 Jan 2017 04:03:00 GMT 2017-01-03T04:03:00Z