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In The News: January 26, 2015

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A drone crashed on the White House grounds this morning. The Secret Service investigating. CNN

The measles outbreak from that Disneyland connection continues to grow. The Los Angeles County Public Health Department has confirmed 10 cases of measles in the county, but none is linked to the Disney outbreak. One case is in Pasadena. County officials urging everyone who hasn’t been vaccinated for the disease to do so.  CBS News  L.A. County Public Health

A big weekend for “Birdman.” Saturday night, it had a huge win at the Producers Guild Awards   — picking up the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures.  Then last night the film about a former movie superhero trying to revive his career scored the major honor at  the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards —  winning the Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Theatrical Motion Picture trophy.  Does this mean “Birdman” is now the movie to beat in the race for best picture at the Oscars next month?  The Hollywood Reporter The Wrap

Aspiring television writers heads-up! The deadline for the Nickelodeon writing contest/program is fast approaching. A great way to break into the biz.  Nickelodeon

Sketch courtesy Burbank Tournament of Roses Association

Sketch courtesy Burbank Tournament of Roses Association

A call for entries from the Burbank Tournament of Roses Association. They need design ideas for Burbank’s 2016 Rose float. “You don’t need to be an artist to submit an idea, we just need a simple sketch and a great description of what you want the float to look like,” said Erik C. Andersen, Design Contest Chair, in news release.”Oh… and it does help if it fits the theme of the parade.”

The theme for the 127th Tournament of Roses Parade is “Find Your Adventure.”

The deadline is this Wednesday, February 28. More details here.

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