I have been busy with a few other things of late, so posts have been less frequent than I hoped. You may have seen my interviews with "Nebraska's" June Squibb or with "About a Boy's" David Walton, I also have a Ray Wise interview in the can, and it is now online. And today's mailbag is here.



Jim Lange, best known for hosting "The Dating Game," has died. One obit is here.



Malcolm X Abram and I have a video chat about Seth Meyers that should be online soon. And I will have a look at this year's Oscars coming later.



Of note to Dean Martin fans, from Legacy Recordings:



Legacy, in partnership with the Dean Martin Family Trust, has acquired the singer's legendary Reprise Records catalog and begun remastering titles for a major ongoing reissue project. Legacy is remastering all the tracks in Dean Martin's Reprise catalog with an eye toward releasing the catalog digitally and physically over the course of the next year. On January 20, The Very Best of Dean Martin was released as part of our popular Playlist series.