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Remembrances 2006

James Brown (b. 1933) (musician) Memorable works: “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag”; “I Got You (I Feel Good)”; “Say It Loud (I’m Black and I’m Proud)”; “Get Up (I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine)”; “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World”; “Living in America”; “Please, Please, Please”; “Night Train” Joseph Barbera (b. 1911) (producer/writer/director) Memorable creations (with William Hanna): Tom and Jerry; Huckleberry Hound; The Flintstones; The Jetsons; Scooby-Doo; Yogi Bear; Jonny Quest; Secret Squirrel; Magilla Gorilla; Top Cat; Quick Draw McGraw Other memorable works: Good Will to Men (1955 animated short, Oscar nominee); Space Ghost (1966-68); The Banana […]

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8 Questions With … Rob Lowe

1. What has been your strangest fan encounter? Rob Lowe: I’ve been really lucky: My fan encounters, to a person, have been wonderful. The one that pops to mind was my encounter with some fans, plural, when they banded together to create the Save Sam Seaborn Society [named after Lowe’s character on The West Wing]. They paid to take out full-page ads in newspapers to get Warner Bros. Television and NBC to write more for me, then they deluged the studio with thousands and thousands of pennies, because Sam fought to save the penny. 2. You’re at a magazine rack […]

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Channel Guide Magazine talks to Derek Spors of Ben & Jerry’s

Derek Spors, featured in National Geographic Channel’s “Sweet Tooth” special (which you can read about in “Channel Guide Magazine”) works in the Research & Development lab at Ben & Jerry’s, where he helps create the tasty flavors we have all come to know and love (his business card labels him as an “Ice Cream Scientician,” a name he gave himself). We talked with him a bit to get the double-scoop on the science and fun behind one of America’s favorite treats. What exactly goes on in the Ben & Jerry’s lab? Derek Spors: Between all of us [scientists] we kind […]

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Peter Krause Checks Into SCI FI’s “Lost Room”

A comb that can stop time. A pen that incinerates anything it touches. These and over 100 other everyday objects are scattered across the globe and all seem to emanate from a mysterious motel room that can be accessed by any door thanks to one simple key. This key falls into the unwitting hands of Detective Joe Miller (Emmy nominee Peter Krause, Six Feet Under) and kicks off the action in SCI FI Channel’s latest December miniseries event, The Lost Room. As possessor of the key, Miller finds himself the target of various groups (led by costars Julianna Margulies, Kevin […]

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Famed “Mother Of Invention” Joy Mangano Is Back With A New Product For The Holidays

Joy Mangano, creator of such legendary products as the Miracle Mop and Huggable Hangers, has revolutionized not only people’s lives, but — as a mainstay on HSN and other shopping networks since the early days — has also revolutionized the electronic retailing industry. Can she do it again with some new products she is selling on HSN in time for Christmas? We talked with the woman who is an endless font of creativity and energy to find out: So, can you tell us about your new product? Joy Mangano: On Sunday, Dec. 10, [I am introducing] a brand-new item in […]

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8 Questions With … Reid Scott

1. What has been your strangest fan encounter? Reid Scott: I was on a trip to Costa Rica a year ago, and we took a white-water rafting expedition in the middle of the jungle. We had to take a series of vans to where you pick up the boat, and in the middle of the jungle, somebody in our van turns around and says, “Hey, is your name Reid Scott?” I’m like, “Oh my God, yeah. Why?” “Weren’t you on It’s All Relative?” I’m like, “Jesus, yeah.” Wow. That’s kind of weird. So in the middle of Costa Rica they […]

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VH1’s Tribute To The Decade Is “Totally Awesome”

In case you haven’t noticed, VH1 loves the ’80s. We’re not just talking about the dozens — or is it hundreds? — of hours of programming the network has devoted to allowing celebrity panelists to wax nostalgic over every toy, trend and trinket the decade produced. VH1’s “celebreality” phenomenon will not allow the ’80s to die — or its has-beens to go unemployed. (And for that, Tina Yothers, C.C. DeVille and Hulk Hogan are thankful.) Now it’s time to take things to the next level. A totally awesome level. On Nov. 4, VH1 will premiere the purportedly “lost” ’80s comedy […]

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“The O.C.” Star Rachel Bilson On A New Season

After a summer of moviemaking with Zach Braff on The Last Kiss, some have wondered if Rachel Bilson would grow disinterested in the teen drama that made her a star. But chatting during her walk to lunch on The O.C.‘s set, the 25-year-old laughs off such reports, giving a candid explanation on her future plans and how she really feels about her Newport residency. “I had such an amazing time [doing The Last Kiss],” she raves. “It definitely made me realize that ultimately I would love to have a film career. But I love doing the show, as well, and […]

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Howie Mandel: The Real Deal

“I was the last one on board the idea train,” says Howie Mandel of the national phenomenon Deal or No Deal. “I thought I’d be the laughing stock. I thought it would be the last nail in the coffin for my career.” Far from the case (no pun intended), for Deal or No Deal is ratings gold, and Mandel’s a big reason why. The 51-year-old comedian, who’s starred in several hit TV series (most notably St. Elsewhere and Bobby’s World), hosted his own talk show and still performs stand-up acts worldwide, gives us the inside scoop on the show, the […]

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8 Questions With … David Cross

1. What has been your strangest fan encounter? This is strange in the surprising category. But I was on a boat, like a ferry, on the Bosporus in Istanbul, and I was sitting on the boat with my legs kind of dangling out and this guy came over and he spoke broken English. He said his son, who didn’t speak any English, recognized me, liked me, and his son was like 11 and they were from Lima, Peru. And I thought, “That is weird, I’m on a boat on the Bosporus, in Istanbul, being recognized by an 11-year-old who doesn’t […]