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AFI Honorary degree recipient Mel Brooks at the 2012 AFI Conservatory Commencement Ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on June 13, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Mel Brooks To Receive AFI Life Achievement Honor

It’ll be springtime for Mel Brooks when the American Film Institute presents him with its highest honor, the Life Achievement Award.

10/05/2012

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‘Family Guy’ Creator Seth MacFarlane To Host 2013 Oscars

“Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane will host the 2013 Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/01/2012

Director Tony Scott arrives at the premiere of Twentieth Century Fox's "Unstoppable" at Regency Village Theater on October 26, 2010 in Westwood, California. (credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Director Tony Scott Cremated

Tony Scott has been cremated, and his widow will keep his remains at their Los Angeles-area home.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/27/2012

Director Tony Scott arrives at the premiere of Twentieth Century Fox's "Unstoppable" at Regency Village Theater on October 26, 2010 in Westwood, California. (credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Coroner: Scott’s Notes Didn’t Say Reason For Death

Los Angeles County coroner’s officials say notes left behind by “Top Gun” director Tony Scott did not give a motive why he would kill himself.

CBS Los Angeles–08/24/2012

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Court Upholds ‘Die Hard’ Director’s 1-Year Prison Term For Lying

An appeals court has upheld a judgment that “Die Hard” director John McTiernan serve a year in prison for lying about discussing illegally wiretapping a movie producer.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/20/2012

Director Tony Scott at the premiere of 2010's "Unstoppable." He often wore his trademark red baseball cap. (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Entertainment)

‘Top Gun’ Director Tony Scott Commits Suicide By Jumping Off Bridge

An autopsy was planned Monday for famed director Tony Scott, who apparently committed suicide by leaping to his death from a bridge, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/19/2012

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‘Willy Wonka’ Director Mel Stuart Dead At 83

Mel Stuart, the director of “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,” has died at the age of 83.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/10/2012

Activity lead Bobak Ferdowsi, who cuts his hair differently for each mission, works inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, USA on Sunday, August 5, 2012. (credit:  (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images)

Mohawked JPL Flight Director Rockets To Twitter Stardom After ‘Curiosity’

His red-tinged mohawk almost made as many headlines as the landing of the Curiosity rover on the Red Planet.

08/08/2012

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Tickets On Sale For Documentary On WWII Internment Camps In SoCal

A new documentary has opened chronicling the first internment camps that opened during World War II here in Southern California.

03/31/2012

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Local Filmmaker Documents Plight Of Stray Dogs In LA

There are nearly 30,000 stray dogs in Los Angeles and now a local filmmaker is documenting their plight.

03/24/2012

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‘9 1/2 Weeks’ Writer-Producer Zalman King Dead At 70

Actor and filmmaker Zalman King, who became known for his erotic work after writing and producing his breakthrough film “9 1/2 Weeks,” has died. He was 70.

02/03/2012

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Emmy Award-Winning Director John Rich Dies At 86

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Television director John Rich, who won an Emmy Award for the memorable “All in the Family” scene showing Sammy Davis Jr. planting a kiss on Archie Bunker, has died in Los […]

01/30/2012

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Hollywood Producer Gilbert Cates Dies At 77

Legendary Hollywood producer Gilbert Cates has died at the age of 77. Cates’ body was found in a parking lot at UCLA. Authorities believe he died Monday, according to TMZ.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/01/2011

(credit: City Of Santa Ana)

OC Public Works Director, Councilman Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

An anonymous letter obtained by The Watchdog accuses Santa Ana City Councilman and Director of Orange County Public Works Carlos Bustamonte of sexual misconduct, according to the Orange County Register.

09/20/2011

Director Jennifer Yuh Nelson (credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Kung Fu Panda’ Filmmaker Becomes Highest-Gross Female Director Ever

ennifer Yuh Nelson, director of Dreamworks’ “Kung Fu Panda” can add a new title to her business card: “highest-grossing female director of all time”.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/12/2011

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