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Fri August 22, 2014
TV

TV's New Doctor Who Has An Old Connection To The Series

Originally published on Fri August 22, 2014 1:02 pm

Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman star as The Doctor and Clara Oswald on the BBC science fiction drama Doctor Who.
Ray Burmiston/Ali BBC America

3:01am

Tue August 19, 2014
Obituary

Iconic TV Announcer Don Pardo Dies At 96

Originally published on Tue August 19, 2014 1:59 pm

Frazer Harrison Getty Images

Fans of Saturday Night Live and the original versions of The Price is Right and Jeopardy! recognize Don Pardo's voice immediately.

They may not be able to identify his face, but his voice was famous.

Pardo died Monday in Tucson, Ariz. He was 96 years old.

An NBC spokesman confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that he died in his sleep.

Pardo began working for NBC in 1944 and stayed with the network for 60 years.

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Wed July 2, 2014

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Thu May 15, 2014
Television

Bye-Bye To Barbara Walters: A Long 'View' Of A Storied Career

Originally published on Thu May 15, 2014 8:55 am

Walters credits ABC News head Roone Arledge with jump-starting her career by sending her on the road, to do interviews with people like Fidel Castro.
AP

Barbara Walters had a big interview recently: She spoke with V. Stiviano, the girlfriend of disgraced L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

"Are you in love with Donald Sterling?" Walters asks. "I love him," Stiviano answers. There's a little back-and-forth about the nature of their love, and in the end, Stiviano admits she's not in love with Sterling, but she does love him "like a father figure."

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5:27am

Wed May 14, 2014
Television

How Funny Or Die Makes Room For What Works

Originally published on Wed May 14, 2014 2:11 pm

Billy Eichner's series Billy on the Street is an example of a project that was developed at Funny or Die and now lives on cable television.
John Durgee AP

When I showed up at Funny or Die's West Hollywood headquarters earlier this year, staffers weren't hanging out with Will Ferrell or taping a cool new video with the president.

They were kicking around a ball.

"The Internet went out for 10 minutes, so we were playing soccer," said one young staffer, nudging around a ball in a set of offices that looked more like the home base of a Silicon Valley startup than a comedy incubator.

It was just growing pains; at the time, the company was completing its third move in four years.

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