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Bikinis, Tankinis and Speedos — Oh My!

Hey, gang, it’s bathing suit season, and according to E! network, swimsuits have been turning people’s heads “since the dawn of time.” While I doubt that one of Homo sapiens‘ first achievements was the creation of the thong bikini, there is no doubt that swimwear has been a prominent (and sexy) part of pop culture starting in the 20th century. So E! has taken on the rough task of choosing the 25 most memorable swimsuit moments from film, television and magazine history. While the list is primarily populated by women, there is a little something for the ladies with a […]

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Episode IV: A New Hope (For Marketers)

Hey, gang, with the 30th anniversary of Star Wars upon us, several networks are getting into the act of exploring its cultural significance, but all next week, CNBC is taking a new approach: It’s discussing the profound business impact the film has had on the way that big budget films are produced and marketed. CNBC’s media reporter Julia Boorstin, senior correspondent Scott Cohn, Silicon Valley bureau chief Jim Goldman and business news reporter Jane Wells dissect the Star Wars financial phenomenon in a series of special reports that air throughout CNBC Business Day’s programming, beginning each morning on Squawk Box […]

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’Tis The Season For Finales!

Hey, gang, the next few weeks see the traditional season finales of your favorite shows. Check ’em out: May 16 America’s Next Top Model (The CW, 8pm ET/PT) Details TBA Bones (FOX, 8pm ET/PT) “Stargazer in a Puddle” While Brennan investigates a case that strikes an especially emotional chord with her, her father (guest star Ryan O’Neal) tries to reconnect with her. Hodgins and Angela walk down the aisle with Brennan and Booth as maid of honor and best man, but all does not go as planned. According to Jim (ABC, 8:30pm ET/PT) “Jim’s Birthday” Jim is turning 50 and […]

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“Star Wars,” Ozzy and Bingo

Hey, gang, even though there’s no new Star Wars flick coming out in the foreseeable future, there is still something you can await a countdown for while wearing your Darth Maul costume! The History Channel, taking a break from Hitler and focusing on Vader, is premiering a special on Memorial Day, May 28, at 9pm ET called Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed. The special looks at the influence of the seminal sci-fi film and why it will always remain relevant. Some of the sometimes unexpected folks talking about the movie are Peter Jackson, Newt Gingrich (!?) and, perhaps offering a […]

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“Idol” Gives Something (Besides Headaches To Me)

Hey, all, I know I’m in the minority as a person who doesn’t watch American Idol, but I have to admit that they are finally doing something worthwhile. Tonight and tomorrow night FOX is airing Idol Gives Back, a fundraiser special to help children and young people in extreme poverty in America and Africa. On tonight’s performance show, the top six show finalists will sing “life anthem” songs of hope (can I predict a “We Are the World” cover?). On tomorrow’s two-hour results show, Ellen Degeneres hosts a star-studded evening with Celine Dion, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Gwen Stefani, Earth, Wind […]

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The Rock Pulls A Stunt, While PBS Seeks More “Lives”

AMC just announced its coverage of the 2007 Taurus World Stunt Awards on May 25 at 10:30pm ET. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the 2005 host, returns to headline the festivities. This year, Jeanne Epper becomes the first woman honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Epper’s 50-year career as a stuntwoman includes work on TV series like Wonder Woman and Charlie’s Angels, and such films as Armageddon and Kill Bill: Vol. 2. Also receiving this award is Burt Reynolds, who’s done many of his own stunts in films like Smokey and the Bandit and Cannonball Run. On the more current front, […]

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All The News We Couldn’t Fit In Print

Channel Guide Magazine: The Blog is on the air! (or, at least on your computer screen). As you know, TV is changing so quickly that everything cannot be captured in a monthly print product like Channel Guide. That’s why we’ve launched this blog to keep you informed of updates to programs you’ve read about in the guide, news on upcoming programs, and otherwise cool info that we just did not have room for, but which we know you all would love to hear about. We’ll also keep you updated on the latest HD and multicultural news. And away we go […]

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Rebel Scientist Is Unafraid Of The “Big Bad Wolf”

Shaun Ellis is a wolf behavior expert with a unique approach to studying the creatures — he lives with them and becomes part of their world. Now, before you shrug and say that this is another Grizzly Man just waiting to happen, it should be known that Ellis is not living with the wolves in the wild, but in captivity at a wildlife park in England; wolves are more social animals than bears; and Ellis — though he may look a little odd as he strolls through a luxury hotel in his fatigues during a network press tour — actually […]

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Watching Nature Wake Up

Having set our clocks forward in March already, we humans may feel like spring has sprung unusually early. But animals, not governed by clocks and watches, are going along with their familiar patterns quite nicely. Often we are so busy with our lives that we may not notice the amazing natural transformations that occur during this season of rebirth, but a six-week Animal Planet event will help change that. Spring Watch USA airs Saturdays beginning April 21, and it’s almost like a nature reality series. Filmed prior to broadcast each week, the show has cameras across the country that capture […]

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Queen Latifah’s New Movie Celebrates What’s Important In Life

Getting To Know Queen Latifah What’s Your Favorite Sports Team? Have to be the [New York] Giants. If You Could Only Have Three Shows On Your TV, What Would They Be? It would have to be Grey’s Anatomy … let’s [also] go with CSI … and somebody’s 6 o’clock news so I know what the hell is going on! Have You Ever Been Starstruck By Anyone? Prince. What Has Been Your Strangest Fan Encounter? This girl once gave me a bat. A dead bat wrapped up in a nice box. I think she was witch — San Francisco, you know, […]