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2008-09-28 13:00:00

By Tim Rutten Los Angeles Times If you practice journalism long enough, you begin to develop a mental list of characters you hope never again to type in a particular sequence. Take, for example, the letters that spell "O.J. Simpson." Like most sensible people, you probably have been doing something useful with your time recently -- figuring out, say, what "field dressing a moose" actually entails, watching your 401(k) implode or setting up a rescue program for rabid skunks. You haven't, in...

2008-09-22 21:00:22

A key witness in the Las Vegas kidnapping-armed robbery trial of O.J. Simpson testified Monday he was paid for media interviews about the incident. Thomas Riccio, the auctioneer who set up a meeting between Simpson and sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room, said in court Friday he received at least $210,000 from several media organizations in exchange for interviews and audio of the incident in which Simpson allegedly robbed two memorabilia dealers at gunpoint. Riccio...

2008-09-18 21:00:19

Veteran celebrity reporter Pat O'Brien is leaving "The Insider," a representative for the U.S. entertainment news program said Thursday. The 60-year-old TV personality reportedly has demonstrated some erratic behavior and done two stints in rehab. People magazine said no reason was offered for his departure from the show, however. "Pat O'Brien is a talented broadcaster who has been a part of 'The Insider' family from the very beginning," a representative for the show said in a statement....

2008-09-02 09:00:22

Al Aan TV and Promo Media has signed a collaboration agreementPromo Media to be the sole sales representative of the channel in Lebanon, Syria and JordanAl Aan TV has announced the appointment of Promo Media as the channel's exclusive media sales representatives for Lebanon, Syria and Jordan.The leading Dubai- based TV channel pointed out that the current boom in the region and the unprecedented high level of interest in the television as an effective tool of advertising has urged Al Aan TV...

2008-08-28 06:00:49

BURBANK, Calif., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Television's most popular and respected movie review program, "At the Movies," will debut its 23rd season in national syndication the weekend of September 6, 2008. As previously announced, Ben Lyons and Ben Mankiewicz will co-host the next generation of the series, and the show will also be adding several new segments. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080828/LATH012-a...

2008-08-13 15:00:36

NEW YORK, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- VH1 continues to keep summer sizzlin' with the debut of two new original series "Glam God with Vivica A. Fox" and "The Cho Show," premiering Thursday, August 21. The return of VH1's long-running popular series "The Fabulous Life," heads up the new Thursday night lineup. "THE FABULOUS LIFE" -- PREMIERES THURSDAY, AUGUST 21 AT 9PM ET/PT This latest season of The Fabulous Life is spotlighting the hottest trends and names out there -- from Million Dollar...

2008-08-10 12:00:21

By Erica Hansen Deseret News I never listen when someone tells me they "don't like musicals." First of all, I can't bear to hear it. And second of all, I firmly believe it is merely because they haven't been introduced to the right musicals. The common complaint is how "unbelievable" it is that someone would burst into song. Some of us do it as often as we can get away with (though it would be much easier if the symphony kicked in on cue). But I chuckle that these same people sit down...

2008-07-31 21:00:20

By Zap2It, Chicago Jul. 31--The Style Network is looking to cook up its own version of "The Soup," and it's tapped actress Danielle Fishel as its head chef. The former "Boy Meets World" star will host a show called "The Dish," which will present a weekly look at what made news in the worlds of fashion, beauty and pop culture. It's scheduled to premiere Aug. 16. "This show is a first of its kind for the Style Network, and we're thrilled to have Danielle as host," says Salaam Coleman...

2008-07-11 00:00:20

By David Kronke Joel McHale hosts "The Soup," E!'s weekly whistling past the boneyard of pop culture. We're ensconced at the TV critics' semiannual press tour in Beverly Hills on Tuesday. This year -- thanks to a paucity of really interesting subjects to write about because of the writers strike and a sense of unease among critics worried about their jobs -- the press tour pretty much is the boneyard of pop culture. So it only made sense to ask McHale, how would "The Soup" cover the TV...

2006-04-21 00:43:18

By Kimberly Nordyke LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul has been discussing potential syndicated projects with the company behind "Entertainment Tonight," the gossip show on which she serves as a special correspondent, sources said. Details on any potential project as well as what stage the talks may be at were unclear late Thursday, and distributor CBS Paramount Domestic Television declined comment. Abdul is in her fifth season as a judge on Fox's...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'