It's a story that seems to have been ripped from the pages of some caper comedy. Maybe some day it will become one. In a massive, 27-year breach of security at the Universal Studios in Los Angeles, Twelve-step program recovering alcoholics have been attending meetings on the lot without the proper credentials. By telling security they're a "friend of Bill's," the attendees have been taking advantage of the program provided for Universal employees.

The practice, which survived even the beefed up security put in place in the wake of 9/11, has lasted nearly three decades right under the noses of studio brass, but Nikki Finke reports that it came to the attention of studio chief Ron Meyer, who "went ballistic" when he found out.
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