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FOX News has lost 29% of their younger viewers.
During the recent ratings sweep NBC came in not third, not fourth, but fifth behind Univision. That's bad!
Here's a load of bloopers for you:
Thursday, February 28, 2013
A result of the 1966 Batmania was this silly show that lasted only a few months - Mr. Terrific.
Monday, February 25, 2013
The Hullabaloo Dancers perform the Theme from Batman, dig that groovy set piece.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
"Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?" - George Carlin
140 men were nominated for the Academy Awards this year but only 35 women.
In Clive Davis' new autobio, “Soundtrack of My Life,” it is revealed that Michael Jackson plotted to end his brother Jermaine's career, confirming a story from another book written by insider Bob Jones. It's also alleged that Michael destroyed the careers of sisters Rebbe and LaToya but couldn't to stop Janet, she got too hot too fast. Bizarre, all his success wasn't enough.
NYC TV Newscaster Rob Morrison is accused of choking his wife after a "weekend incident" at their home in Connecticut. His mugshot showed cuts to his face. His bizarre public response after the incident: "Don’t piss off your mother-in-law is the moral of the story."
Thursday, February 21, 2013
COMING & GOING
John Leguizamo is starring in a TV pilot about his life as "a husband, father and fish out of water on the upper West Side of New York." Sounds like a 'Louie' clone.
Another pilot. 'Girlfriend in a Coma,' about a woman who wakes up to discover she has a 17-year-old daughter from a pregnancy she was unaware of. It stars Christina Ricci and Miranda Cosgrove. I guess The Smith's tune will be the theme song?
Leonardo DiCaprio is selling booze on TV in commercials for the Japanese.
As of this week you can no longer buy a Hostess cupcake.
When I was a kid searching for watchable television one of the celebrities I enjoyed was talk show host Virginia Graham. There's not much from her shows (like 'Girl Talk') online but here's a bit with the Hudson Brothers.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The highest rated sitcom episode of all time:
Monday, February 18, 2013
Sarah Michele Geller and Robin Williams are starring in a pilot for CBS.
Here's George Takei on the Howard Stern Show talking about Stern's Roasts and other complete nonsense.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Have you heard of the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas? Home of the quadruple bypass burger, which holds the Guinness World Record for "most calorific burger." Act surprised when you hear that long time customer and unofficial spokesperson Joe Alleman died of a heart attack. Hey, it says right on the door" 'Caution this establishment is bad for your health.'"
I'm working on a book called (I think) Magic Window about Romper Room and the many other wonderful local kid's TV shows. Look for it in a few weeks.
Speaking of, here are some cute kids auditioning for a not-so-cute show, Wonder Showzen.
Remembering Andy Kaufman and his wrestling career:
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
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