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Wink Martindale Hosts a Very Special Look at Frank Sinatra

Luck will be a lady to Frank Sinatra fans this Saturday and Sunday night in the form of a special one-hour Internet radio program. “Sinatra & Friends: Remembering an American Legend” is set to be piped out at 6 p.m. PT March 9 and 8 p.m. March 10 on Sunland, CA-based CRN Digital Talk Radio.

The best part is that the show is hosted by Wink Martindale, not just an instantly recognizable name from the TV world but also someone who got to interview Ole’ Blue Eyes a number of times:

“We went through our archives of interviews with Frank and those who worked with him and were close to him to get a unique retrospective on the man and the legend that was Frank Sinatra,” said Martindale. Other featured interviews include Sammy Davis Jr., Big Band leader Tommy Dorsey and composer Paul Anka.

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32953470.jpgBig Nom Country: No Country for Old Men gets eight Oscar nominations. Get the rest of the wildly unsurprising nomination news here.

34864673-22070136.jpgStealing From The Dead: The widow of Sammy Davis Jr. says she was hoodwinked into signing away a substantial portion of her late husband’s estate and is suing two former business partners over the rights to the Rat Pack entertainer’s life story and management of his legacy. We’re guessing if Frank were still alive, this coulda been handled with one phone call.

34851560-21121159.jpgZell Backs Hiller: New Tribune honcho Sam Zell backs LAT publisher David Hiller in his decision to can editor Jim O’Shea. Again, we have to believe that if Frank were alive — one phone call.

Joey Bishop, Last of The Rat Pack, Dead at 89

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Joey Bishop, the comic who hung and swung with the legendary Rat Pack, died at his Newport Beach home. His death was announced by publicist Warren Cowan.

He was the group’s last surviving member. Peter Lawford died in 1984, Sammy Davis Jr. in 1990, Dean Martin in 1995, and Frank Sinatra in 1998.

Tabloid Baby has some cool pix.

And the Orange County Register has some final words — both from the man, and his rabbi.