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Web Buzz: Update on Joan Rivers’ death controversy

The web has been buzzing for days with wild reports about circumstances surrounding the shocking death of legendary comic, Joan Rivers, last month. Now some of the big media players have followed up on those reports, one of them is CNN.  Not only is CNN reporting that Rivers’ personal physician was there during the comedienne’s scheduled endoscopy for a throat ailment, but it has identified that doctor as Manhattan’s Dr. Gwen Korovin — considered the nose, ear, and throat doctor to the stars. Also,... Read More →

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Barbra Streisand new Album "Partners"

Web Buzz: Barbra Streisand, L.A. Daily News, and Fantasy 5 winner

For the first time in over 50 years, the legendary Barbra Streisand will appear on the “Tonight Show.” Streisand is scheduled to sit down with “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon on Monday, September 15. The day before the singer’s new album “Partners” drops. The album is a collection of duets with famous male vocalists like Lionel Richie, Billy Joel, Michael Bublé , Blake Shelton, Babyface, Stevie Wonder, and John Mayer. A lot of chatter on the Internet about the possible sell of... Read More →

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Web Buzz: Duchess Kate, Ray Rice, and Jerry Brown

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting baby number two. Their firstborn, Prince George, celebrated his first birthday a few weeks ago on July 23. Now Prince William and Kate are getting ready for the arrival of a sibling for George. The announcement was made today after the Duchess developed severe morning sickness. “As with her first pregnancy, The Duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Her Royal Highness will no longer accompany The Duke of Cambridge on their planned engagement in Oxford today. The Duchess of Cambridge... Read More →

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Web Buzz: Buyouts and layoffs at Warner Bros.

  There’s chatter on the Internet about buyouts and layoffs at Warner Bros. First reported on Bloomberg  yesterday, buyouts have already begun in the division that includes CNN and TBS. Variety says “500 to 600” employees have received those offers.  However, more are coming for other parts of the Burbank-based company and top brass “may fire staff if too few employees take the offer,” according to the Bloomberg sources. The reasons for the cutbacks and reductions: The rejection of that $75-80 billion takeover bid from Rupert Murdoch and... Read More →

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Web Buzz: Thursday February 20, 2014

Want to be a T.V. director? Warner Bros.Television is accepting submissions for a new directors workshop to help talented folks, for example, those with “…an established portfolio of features, music videos or national commercials” break into primetime television. The 12-week master class will be taught on the Warner Bros Studios lot in Burbank beginning in May. The deadline to submit is February 28. More on The Wrap. A lot of reports on local news and the Internet about the arrest of former Southland T.V.... Read More →

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Web Buzz: Wednesday February 19, 2014

Social media giant, Facebook, just announced an amazing deal. It’s buying popular messaging mobile startup, WhatsApp, for $16-19 billion. Yes, that’s billion with a “b.”  More on this huge Internet purchase and the two WhatsApp owners who are now billionaires on Forbes. Jada Pinkett Smith has snagged a major part in the new Fox drama, “Gotham.” Smith will play tough sadistic gangster boss, Fish Mooney.  This is a Batman prequel with many of the villains and heroes made famous in the comics.... Read More →

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Web Buzz: Tuesday February 18, 2014

A ton of chatter about the premiere of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” Monday night rating reportedly show 11.3 million viewers stayed up for the midnight broadcast, according to The Hollywood Reporter. I watched and was disappointed. I’ve seen Fallon on “Late Night” and thought he was a pretty good host. Hipper and more into the pop culture scene than Jay Leno, but just as likeable. Last night, Fallon seemed nervous, gushing about being the new “Tonight Show” host and dishing out way too much humble... Read More →

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Web Buzz: Friday February 14, 2014

   What do bananas have to do with Valentine’s Day? They are on a short list of little known aphrodisiacs along with honey, almonds, watermelon and sushi, according to the Los Angeles Times’ Daily Dish. Instead of telling your guy to eat his Wheaties, this article suggests asparagus. Interesting. Actor Ralph Waite, best known for playing the father on TV series “The Waltons,” has died. Waite appeared in a number of other TV series and daytime soaps including most recently “Days of Our Lives.” Also,... Read More →

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Web Buzz: Tuesday February 11, 2014

Mega Millions jackpot stands at $122 million for tonight’s draw. Sure the odds of winning are long, but folks do get wealthy scoring a lesser prize. Last Tuesday, 27 year-old Carlos Cardenas of Whittier bought $5 in Mega Millions lottery tickets. Today, he’s nearly a million dollars richer — after picking all the winning numbers except the Mega Ball  in the February 4 game. Disney is being sued over the shady “Lotso” bear character in “Toy Story 3.” A New Jersey company, which produces the... Read More →

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Web Buzz: Interesting reads

The Lego Movie” is the number one film in the country, after earning an estimated $69 million at the domestic box office. The animated  film got made on a $60 million budget. George Clooney’s new film, “The Monuments Men” opened in second with around $22.7 million. More on the box office here. Aaron Sorkin talks about Philip Seymour Hoffman — how they bonded as “fathers of young children and recovering drug addicts.” Hoffman is quoted as saying: “If one of us dies of an overdose,... Read More →

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