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Change to Westminster show celebrates the everydog

...enhancing the 138-year-old event with a growing, fun-to-watch sport, said David Frei, the show's longtime TV host.Over the years, mixed-breed enthusiasts have nosed around for recognition for their pets, be they carefully crossed...
A Hard Day's Night

Now Playing Synopsis: During the first worldwide flush of Beatlemania in 1964, United Artists wanted to ship out a movie with The Beatles before their vogue was over. Working within a tight $500,000 budget, director Richard Lester turned out A Hard Day's Night in a fast 6 1/2 weeks; the picture was in the theatres three months after shooting commenced. Using a variety of techniques cribbed from Hollywood slapstick comedies, the French "new wave" movement, and his own experiences as a TV-commercial director, Lester, with screenwriter Alun Owen, fashioned an exhilarating study of a "typical" 36 hours in the lives of the Fab Four. Onto a plot about getting to the Big Show on time are hung a series of instant-reaction gags, character vignettes, and musical setpieces. Much of the humor arises from Paul McCartney's efforts to keep his grandfather (Wilfred Brambell), a "clean old man," from getting into mischief. Also good for several laughs is the hookey-playing Ringo Starr, whose mistimed declaration of independence lands him in jail. We are also treated to a war of nerves between the unflappable John Lennon and an uptight TV director (Victor Spinelli), who worries that, should the Beatles not show up at broadcast time, he'll be demoted to "News In Welsh." George Harrison stars in a sequence in which he is mistaken for an auditionee by the producer (Kenneth Haigh) of a superficially trendy, teen-oriented TV weekly. Then there's Norman Rossington and John Junkin as The Beatles' managers, who carry on a battle royale simply because one man is taller than the other. The supporting cast includes comedienne Anna Quayle, cartoonist Bob Godfrey, TV host Robin Ray, dancer Lionel Blair, Harrison's future wife Patti Boyd, and director Lester himself. The songs include "I Should Have Known Better," "And I Love Her," "Tell Me Why," "If I Fell," "Can't Buy Me Love," and the title song. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi Cast: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Wilfrid Brambell Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

Iditarod auction lets fans ride with mushers in race

...largest city. Past Idita-Riders include soap opera queen Susan Lucci, comedian-personality Joan Rivers and actor-TV host Gary Collins. But there are less famous folks who have participated annually since the auction was launched in 1995 to...
Ex-Rep. Kohring claims FBI coerced him

...from VECO Corp. Browne said agents referred to that question as the "Martha Stewart" question, after the celebrity TV host who was convicted of lying to investigators, not for the underlying crime they were investigating. Browne's court filing...
Heckling toward Obama a new low, but not the last sure can get there if you curse, holler and scream like a captured banshee. Come to think of it, that applies to TV hosts as well. Is it any surprise such behavior eventually finds its way into a room with the president? We were abhorred...
Best Bets: Out-of-town artists perform in series

...DuBois for an interview session modeled after the Bravo channel's popular "Inside the Actors Studio" program. On TV, host James Lipton gets inside the heads of illuminaries such as Harrison Ford and Julia Roberts. At the 20th Century Twin...
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...STEWART THE JUNEAU EMPIRE Celebrity TV host Martha Stewart blew through Juneau...Print Email Archives Celebrity TV host Martha Stewart blew through Juneau on...The Juneau Empire Online Celebrity TV host Martha Stewart blew through Juneau on...
Alaska Digest

...officer and violating the conditions of his release. He was lodged at Lemon Creek Correctional Center. Longtime Anchorage TV host dies of cancer ANCHORAGE - Norma Goodman, an Anchorage TV personality for almost 50 years, has died, three weeks after...
Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie

Now Playing Synopsis: Long before hot-headed guests were trading blows on The Jerry Springer Show, Morton Downey Jr. was transforming daytime television into a smoke-blowing spectacle of rage. With his bulging eyes and a lit cigarette clenched firmly between steel-trap teeth, he took no prisoners while barking vicious insults at his guests and audiences alike. It was the 1980s, and television viewers were transfixed by the man who had no fear, and no apparent filter. But then, as quickly as Downey Jr. had appeared out of nowhere to lower the standards for civil discourse, he was gone. In this documentary, Emmy-nominated filmmakers Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, and Jeremy Newberger chart the motor-mouthed trash TV host's dizzying rise to fame, as well as his thunderous fall from the spotlight through interviews with Chris Elliot, Herman Cain, Sally Jessy Raphael, Pat Buchanan, Richard Bey, and Gloria Allred. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Morton Downey, Jr., Herman Cain, Pat Buchanan, Chris Elliott, Gloria Allred Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Juneau Empire Online Sports: TV personality disqualified after hauling in huge halibut 8/22/97

...derby at the time of ticket purchase.'' The ruling was an embarrassment for the Unalaska businesses who invited the TV host there to promote the halibut derby on his show, said Kiwi Thompson, skipper of the boat on which Winkelman fished...


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