The Soundtrack of Summer Drive Time

Remember those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer with the top down—or at least the windows open — and Top 40 blasting from the radio. I thought that was one of the things I had to give up as my hearing loss got worse. I drive a lot, especially in summer, and often on the same kind of open two-lane road that I remember from my teens and early 20s. But I can’t hear the radio. And I especially can’t hear the radio …

Casey Kasem Has Not Been Buried

It’s been about a month since Casey Kasem’s death, yet his body has still not been buried, according to NBC News. Jean Kasem, Kasem’s second wife, has the rights to his body but has kept it in a Washington morgue, according to a spokesperson for Kerri Kasem, the radio icon’s eldest daughter. The DJ’s children have said that their stepmother kept them from seeing or communicating with their father in his final year of life. Jean Kasem did not attend …

Casey Kasem: America’s DJ

American Top 40 founding host Casey Kasem, who for nearly a half century counted down the hits on nationally syndicated radio and TV shows, invariably signed off with the words, “Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.” See also: Four Ways to Avoid the Casey Kasem Nightmare Kasem, who died in Gig Harbor, Wash., on June 15 at age 82, had none of Wolfman Jack’s histrionics and could be a jarring contrast to the jadedness and rebellion …

4 Ways to Avoid the Casey Kasem Nightmare

(Updated June 16) A judge in Los Angeles ruled June 11 that Casey Kasem‘s daughter could stop feeding and hydrating the 82-year-old radio legend and allow him to die. The order came after many months of legal battles over who had the right to visit and care for Kasem, who had a form of progressively debilitating dementia. Kasem died on June 15 in Gig Harbor, Wash. See also: Casey Kasem: America’s DJ Did the tumultuous family feud swirling around Kasem make you think …

Casey Kasem Found; Judge Orders Hearing on His Health

Three days after a Los Angeles judge expressed concern about his whereabouts, radio icon Casey Kasem turned up in Kitsap County, Wash., where he appears to have been vacationing with his wife. Kasem’s children had gone to court in an effort to locate the former host of America’s Top 40. Kerri Kasem had been appointed temporary conservator of her father on May 12. Concerned about his health and fearing that Jean Kasem, his wife of 34 years, was planning to …

Movies for Grownups Weekend Preview: Jan. 3

The movie studios expect you to stay home and watch football this weekend, so there’s not much new out there. But the always-wonderful Geoffrey Rush turns up in a romantic thriller with an intriguing premise, and three terrific holdovers from last weekend should help you start your New Year right.   The New Stuff:   The Best Offer Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush (The King’s Speech, Shine) stars as an art expert who accepts a job appraising the collection of a reclusive …