"The Bowl owes my daddy," said Nancy Sinatra, accepting a posthumous induction into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame
on behalf of her father, Frank. The traditionally-classical concert
pavilion at the base of the Hollywood Hills once faced controversy for
booking pop singer Sinatra - but according to Nancy, by the end of his
first show there in 1943, "the Bowl moved from the red to the black."
Studio execs won't comment on the MGM vs. Grokster Supreme Court decision, but the MPAA is trying to spin hyperpositive: "Shutting down these operations will help keep piracy from becoming a mainstream activity." Uh, what? Sorry, could you repeat that? I was negotiating with a street vendor for a bootleg copy of Herbie: Fully Loaded and I didn't hear what you said.