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A Santa Anita Celebrity Trifecta That Can Always Be Counted On for Laughs

Santa Anita Park is doing a lot to raise the profile of its annual Breeder’s Cup races kicking off tomorrow. Per an article in the Pasadena Star-News by Brenda Gazzar, they’ve got Tony Bennett singing Saturday before the big $5 million race and a host of new celebrity supporters across the country.

But in terms of old school PR, Santa Anita has for years been able to count on the all-star comedy stable of Mel Brooks, his close friend Dick Van Patten and the Conway family duo of Tim and Tim Jr. Among the memorable anecdotes in Gazzar’s piece is this one, about a father passing on some life skills:

After returning from a day at the races with his father, Conway Jr. improvised a Show and Tell [at Encino Elementary] by teaching his classmates how to “box an exacta.”

When the Encino school’s principal told Conway Sr. it was “borderline child abuse” to teach a kid to gamble, he deadpanned: “Let me tell you what child abuse is. (He picks horse 3 and 5), it comes in 5-3, and he doesn’t have it boxed” and loses. “That’s child abuse.”

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Programming Changes In the New Year at KFI

This one’s for all you Orange County readers out there. Brentwood and Bel Air folks too. And all the people at the Ronald Reagan museum in Simi Valley. Hoody hoo!

Anyway, KFI AM 640 just announced some programming changes, via its Facebook page. Bill Carroll‘s show is expanding from 2 to 3 hours, noon to three. Carroll came to LA from Canada less than a year ago. He’s apparently picked up the not-so-subtleties of American conservative talk radio pretty well. John and Ken, meanwhile, are back to a four-hour show from 3-7–down from a massive five-hour marathon. And comedy writer Doug Steckler is back with the Tim Conway Jr. show as of this coming Friday night. Steckler was last on the show in 2005 after his contract wasn’t renewed and he was replaced by Brian Whitman.

Media Events 4.5.07

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FRIDAY 04.06.07
WHAT: Hollywood Walk of Fame star placement
WHO: James Bacon
WHEN: 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Right next to Frank Sinatra’s, 1637 N. Vine.
WHY: The veteran Hollywood columnist will be feted by Robert Wagner and Tim Conway.

FRIDAY 04.06.07
WHAT: Film Screening, Money Talks: Profits Before Patient Safety
WHO: Films 4 Change and producer Holly Mosher
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Clothing of the American Mind
WHY: Sure a film about how Big Pharma screws patients sounds infuriating, but at least it’s free!

SATURDAY 04.07.07
WHAT: Paramount Vantage promotion for Year of the Dog.
WHO: Hollywood-types and their pets
WHEN: 10 a.m.
WHERE: Farmer’s Market
WHY: Because you’ve always wanted to know what a “6-foot tall dog-friendly cake” tasted like.