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Legendary announcer Gary Owens dead at 80

The legendary announcer of the classic TV series “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In” has gone silent. Gary Owens reportedly passed away  peacefully at his home in Encino yesterday surrounded by family, according to a news release.  No exact cause of death was given, but Public Relations specialist, Vicki Greenleaf, told Media City Groove his passing was related to age and diabetes. Owens’ distinctive baritone voice with its smooth dulcet tones and his skills for comedy, as well as deadpan deliveries, made him a star. Owen started off as a gag... Read More →

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2012 Writers Guild awards nominees

Some of the 2012 Writers Guild of America, West & East, Awards nominees are out today. On the list, nominations for outstanding achievement in television, news, radio, promotional writing, and graphic animation during the 2011 season. TELEVISION NOMINEES DRAMA SERIES Boardwalk Empire, Written by Bathsheba Doran, Dave Flebotte, Howard Korder, Steve Kornacki, Itamar Moses, Margaret Nagle, Terence Winter; HBO Breaking Bad, Written by Sam Catlin, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Gennifer Hutchison, George Mastras, Thomas Schnauz, Moira Walley-Beckett; AMC Game of Thrones, Written by David Benioff, Bryan Cogman,... Read More →

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Controversy over movie based on best selling book, “Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man”

Well-known comedian/radio personality Steve Harvey’s book, “Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, And Commitment,” was a huge bestseller. The self-help guide debuted at number one on the New York Times hardcover advice list the week of February 9, 2009. The relationship book, from a male perspective, was aimed at black women, but it struck a cord with women of various ethnic backgrounds. Following in the steps of its best selling predecessor, “He’s Just Not That Into You,”... Read More →

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New Year’s Eve! Party time

Whether you’re ringing in the new year at a small or intimate affair at  home or rocking the night away with a crowd of friends, relatives and or strangers — check out radio station K-Earth 101 FM. This Los Angeles oldies station is counting down the top 101 party jams of all time right now. On the radio or on the Internet, K-Earth is boogieing down this New Year’s Eve. They’ve just played  number 71, “Brown Sugar,” by the Rolling Stones. Party over there!  Party over here!  Party everywhere!!! I wonder if they’re... Read More →

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Photo: Cover of "Michael" the new Michael Jackson album from www.michaeljackson.com

Breaking News: A new Michael Jackson song — is it real or fake?

A cut from a new soon-to-be-released Michael Jackson album hit the airways and the Internet today and already there’s a controversy.  The song, “Breaking News,” has the funky beat and sound of a King of Pop track — but is the voice that of the late superstar?  That is the much-debated question today. Sony Records is releasing the album,”Michael,” next month on December 14, and reportedly has vouched for the authenticity of the work. You can hear “Breaking News” on the new website  michaeljackson.com , get more details on the album, as well as a new production centered on MJ’s... Read More →

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Cover of Steve Harvey's new book "Straight Talk, No Chaser"

Entertainment Bits and Bytes

Another Dr. Seuss classic headed to the big screen Some big name stars have signed on for the film adaptation of  “The Lorax,” by Dr. Seuss. In his classic style of word play and rhymes, Dr. Seuss aka Theodore Seuss Geisel, creates a delightful tale about the ecology crisis in this children’s story. Actor Danny Devito reportedly has signed on to be the voice of an orange environmentalist, while Zac Ephron will play the hero, Ted, and Betty White his grandmother.  The animated film will be shot in... Read More →

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Photo: Pete Souza/White House -- President Obama chats with White House staffer Cecila Munoz and Southland radio host, Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo at Univision Radio building in Glendale, October 22, 2010

Photo Gallery: President Obama & Radio Host Piolin

President Barack Obama breezed into Glendale last Friday for an interview with Radio Host, Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo, at the Univision Radio building on North Central Avenue. In this photo,  President Obama introduced Cecila Munoz, Assistant to The President for Intergovernmental Affairs, to Piolin. The Spanish-language “Piolin Show”  is one of the top rated radio programs in the country.  More on the president’s brief visit to Glendale here.

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Photo: Maria Castillo/ Cell Phone Camera -- President Obama's limo makes a left turn onto to the 134 freeway ramp from North Central Avenue in Glendale, Friday, October 22, 2010

President Obama’s visit to the Southland & quick stop in Glendale

More than 37, 000 gathered in a park at USC to see and hear President Barack Obama’s rousing get out the vote for the mid-term election speech yesterday. Later in the afternoon, much smaller crowds clustered in Glendale on street corners, in restaurant doorways, wherever they thought they might catch a glimpse of the presidential motorcade. Yet, from what I observed, the Glendale crowds were just as thrilled to see the president come to town as the throngs at USC. In an attempt to avoid the traffic snarls and complaints of the past, President... Read More →

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Entertainment Catch-Up: Madonna sued, Dr. Laura’s controversy, & Betty White’s gets a new book deal and a 5th Emmy.

Madonna sued over “Material Girl”  clothing line Entertainer, Madonna, has launched a “Material Girl” clothing line with daughter, Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon. Oops!  L.A. Triumph, claims it’s been selling clothes under that label since around 1997 and at some of the same high-ended retailers involved in the new Madonna deal. This week, the California company sued Madonna. More details in a story on The Los Angeles Times website. Dr. Laura’s controversial farewell   In the wake of a controversy over her use of the N-word on the air, Conservative... Read More →

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Comedian Steve Harvey’s relationship book still a hot topic

Comic/ radio D.J. and now best-selling author, Steve Harvey, is getting mucho attention on his promotional tour for his relationship book, “Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, And Commitment.” Women everywhere are talking about this book. Harvey was on “Oprah” Monday, March 23, his second appearance in less than a month. If you missed the TV show, you can get a taste of Harvey’s book and love advice on Oprah’s website. Like most of these advice and self-help... Read More →

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