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The New School for Scoundrels

Film critic Andy Klein compares the new movie School for Scoundrels with its 1960s British predecessor. He says what was once clever is now coarse.

Advertisers Listen Up

KPCC's Call Sheet crew looks at two important findings about commercials: More of us than they thought listen to radio commercials, but fewer are sticking around for commercials on TV. Programmers are scrambling to adjust.

Ugly Betty

Colombian telenovela "Betty La Fea" is being broadcast on US television this year as "Ugly Betty," but KPCC's Patricia Nazario reports that some wonder whether the show's comedy will weather the translation into English.

Reporter's Roundtable

John Rabe gives us an update on King-Drew; Frank Stolze checks in; and news editor Nick Roman on the Dodgers.

Music Featured on Off-Ramp

"Dedicated Follower of Fashion" by the Kinks "La derniere minute" by Carla Bruni
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Hot or Not?

This week, Off-Ramp has acquired more of Arnold Schwarzenegger's hidden tapes. In the clip, the "Governor" crafts his Hot or Not policy.

Politicians, hot or not?

Off-Ramp finds another recording of the "Governor" in high-level meeting.

Off-Ramp, hot or not?

Larry Mantle is hot, John Rabe is...
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A Cultural Affair

UCLA's School of the Arts got a new building this week, with the ribbon-cutting of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Center. Richard Meier, who designed the Getty, designed the new art school with Michael Palladino. It’s an eight floor building made of concrete, stainless steel, teak, and glass. The Broads put up almost half the cost of the 52-million dollar building. We asked Eli Broad: who’s his philanthropic model?
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Blue Period

Is the Getty exhibiting signs that it's emerging from its blue period? John Rabe goes to the other Meier building to report on the morale at the Getty.