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MOURNED: Mary Scott, the wife of veteran "Today" show weatherman Willard Scott, died Monday, Matt Lauer announced on the NBC program Tuesday morning. The cause of death and her age were not reported. Lauer said the couple met when they both were working at the station WRC and that they were married for 43 years. They had two daughters ... Also, movie director Andre de Toth, 89, who made many Westerns but was probably best known for his 1953 3-D horror flick "House of Wax," with Vincent Price, died Sunday of an aneurysm at his home in Burbank, Calif., Variety reports. The Hungarian-born filmmaker's full name was Sasvrai Farkasfalvi Tothfalusi Toth Endre Antal Mihaly, and his father was a former Hussar.
FOULED: The highest-scoring World Series ever turned out to be the lowest-rated, too, AP reports. After seven games, the Anaheim Angels' victory over the San Francisco Giants gave Fox an 11.9 rating and 20 share, according to Nielsen Media Research. That's 24 percent below Arizona's seven-game victory over the New York Yankees last year, which got a 15.7/25, and is 4 percent below the previous record, the Yankees' five-game win over the Mets in the 2000 Subway Series.
PROTESTED: "Rudy!," a USA Networks TV movie based on an unauthorized biography of former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani, is set to begin filming Nov. 7, reports AP. James Woods will star as the politician and Penelope Ann Miller will play his ex-wife Donna Hanover in the film, which is due to intersperse flashbacks from Giuliani's childhood and adult career with his heroics on Sept. 11, 2001. But the film will be made in Montreal, over protests by the Mayor's Office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting in New York. Giuliani spokeswoman Sunny Mindel declined comment on the film Monday.