Friday, March 30, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
President Obama on open mic slip with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev
Barbara Walters Will Be Betty White's Roastmaster!
Magic Johnson Makes $2 BILLION Purchase for LA Dodgers!!
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
She appeared in several pictures for Paramount, including “International House” and “Big Broadcast of 1935.” She married her husband, musician Bobby Guy, who was the lead trumpeter for the NBC orchestra on "The Tonight Show" and moved to California. In 1946, when Las Vegas opened its first big-time casino hotel, The Flamingo, Rose Marie was hired by Benjamin “Bugsy” Segal as one of the headliners, along with Jimmy Durante and Xavier Cugat. She had a brief Broadway career in Top Banana with Phil Silvers and in 1960 she accepted her first regular role on “My Sister Eileen.”
When “The Dick Van Dyke Show” premiered in 1961, Rose Marie became a household name as the quick-witted comedy writer, Sally Rogers. After five seasons, she moved to “The Doris Day Show.” She was the only original member of the hit game show “Hollywood Squares” to have worked on all of its reincarnations and hosts.
She extensively toured the night-club circuit with Rosemary Clooney, Helen O'Connell & Margaret Whiting in 4 Girls 4. She received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 3, 2001. When asked about retiring she said, "I've been in show business my whole life. Why start something new now?" She later released her best selling memoirs “Hold The Roses” in 2006.
Her famous hair bow, which had a strong personal significance that she refused to elaborate on, was inducted into the Smithsonian along with other items from her extensive career in 2008.
Monday, March 26, 2012
The Association helps independent cable stay competitive through a policy framework that (1) recognizes the unique circumstances of smaller and medium-sized independent companies; (2) provides for regulatory and financial parity with competitors; and, (3) encourages access to financial markets.
Mr. Polka, a frequent speaker throughout the telecommunications industry and advocate for ACA's members and customers, was named in 2009 a “Cable Television Pioneer.” He has been a member of the CableFAX 100 for seven years and in 2008 received an "Excellence in Leadership" Award from the Board of the American Cable Association. In 2010 he was named by Multichannel News as one of its Top 30 Policymakers in the cable and telecommunications industries.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Throughout his career, Michael has taken time to support numerous charitable organizations. In addition to his role as president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation, he serves on the board of The John Douglas French Alzheimer's Foundation and is a board member and the national spokesperson for My Stuff Bags Foundation, a unique program that addresses some of the immediate physical and emotional needs of children rescued from abuse and neglect. In 2005, he established the Michael Reagan Center for Advocacy and Research in partnership with Arrow Child and Family Ministries. The center operates from a Christian worldview and conducts research in order to effectively advocate for public policies that benefit the safety, stability and well-being of children and families, particularly those served by public and private child welfare systems. Michael has raised millions of dollars for many other notable charities including United States Olympic Team, Cystic Fibrosis, Juvenile Diabetes Foundations, the Statue of Liberty Restoration Fund, the Santa Barbara and San Diego Navy Leagues, and the San Diego Armed Services YMCA.
Michael has been married for 35 years to Colleen and they have two children – daughter Ashley, a third grade teacher and son Cameron, who is a travel agent.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The Key to the success of the show stems from Dennis’ playful personality and his intelligent interaction with his guests. Whether on radio, television or in front of a live audience, he is the perfect host; self-deprecating, attentive and witty.
Before he launched his career as a variety talk show host, Dennis started out in the 70’s and early 80’s by learning his craft as a singer on the eastern seaboard club circuit playing night clubs like Playboy, resorts in the Caribbean and singing the national anthem for the Yankees, Angels, Dodgers and Celtics. In the early 80’s, he was living on the East Coast with his first CD release receiving great recognition on the West Coast. During this time, Jilly Rizzo heard him and gave him a call. Jilly introduced Dennis to his closest friend and confident, Frank Sinatra. Both were impressed by Dennis’ discerning taste in music and his interpretation of the standards. Frank Sinatra said “this is the kid that’s going to carry the torch for our music”. Just as Jilly and Mr. S helped guide Dennis’ career, Dennis also provides the opportunity on television and radio for young, up and coming talents to be discovered and to showcase their abilities on his show.
Dennis’ philosophy of the standards is “great songs stand the test of time and allow every singer the opportunity to interpret the written words and the notes of the melody in a fresh way that make the song come to life’. He honed his craft singing and touring from Las Vegas to Japan, and everywhere in between. A tour with Don Rickles included Bally’s Grand Hotel in Atlantic City and the Golden Nugget and Tropicana Hotels in Las Vegas. In the early 90’s Dennis starred at the Desert Inn Hotel for two years running. He also opened the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas in 1999 and during 2000 he did a five week tour in Japan.
After Dennis recorded “Forget to Remember”, which he received national recognition, he realized he could reach even more people through the mediums of television and radio. The concept of “The Dennis Bono Show” was to appeal to the 50 and over demographic, which was felt to be a largely neglected audience. The success of the show’s national syndication and the acclaim of his fan base helped launch Dennis’ latest CD, “Thinking of When”. The CD is receiving great acclaim in the national and international markets including the United Kingdom and both CD’s are in rotation on Siriusly Sinatra on XM Radio.
He is married to former Lieutenant Governor of Nevada Lorraine Hunt-Bono and they reside in Las Vegas. The family owns and operates the historic Bootlegger Italian Bistro on Las Vegas Blvd., “South Strip”, renowned for nightly, musical entertainment and known as “the” spot “where the stars wine and dine in Las Vegas”. They recently co-hosted a one hour program on Siriusly Sinatra, XM Radios’ “Playing Favorites”.
Monday, March 19, 2012
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Friday, March 16, 2012
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Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Boxleitner is looking forward to 2012 when he stars and has a recurring role in two anticipated upcoming network TV series, including the debut of his first animated Disney TV series.
Bruce will reprise his role as TRON in TRON: UPRISING airing on Disney’s XD TV network summer 2012. The multi-talented cast includes: Elijah Wood as BECK, Mandy Moore as MARA, Nate Corddry as ZED, Lance Henriksen as TESLER, Paul Reubens as PAVEL and Emmanuelle Chriqui as PAIGE.
The Sci-Fi series highlights a young program named BECK (Wood) and his warrior mentor TRON (Boxleitner) as they start an uprising against the oppressive regime of CLU. The combination of computer generated images and two-dimensional animation is bold and dynamic. Eddie Kitsis and Adam Horowitz wrote TRON: LEGACY and produced the “hit” series LOST and the new ABC-TV series ONCE UPON A TIME.
The multi-talented actor will also appear in a recurring role, in the upcoming ABC-TV series GCB (formerly titled GOOD CHRISTIAN BELLES). The cast includes: Kristin Chenowith, Annie Potts and David James Elliott. The series debuts on Sunday, March 4, 2012 at 10pm EST/PST.
Bruce Boxleitner also starred in the Hallmark Channel movie, LOVE’S RESOUNDING COURAGE and guest-starred on CBS-TV’s popular series NCIS. NBC’s HEROES utilized Bruce as the recurring character ‘SENATOR’ ROBERT MALDEN and he guest-starred on NBC’s series CHUCK. In addition, the multi-talented actor starred in Hallmark Channel’s movie of the week, FALLING IN LOVE WITH THE GIRL NEXT DOOR. Boxleitner is known to Sci-Fi fans worldwide as the star of the popular TV series BABYLON 5. He played JOHN SHERIDAN, President of the Interstellar Alliance, a war hero turned diplomat at the helm of Earth Alliance Space Station in the year 2259. The show aired for five seasons.
Bruce’s four year run starring opposite Kate Jackson in CBS-TV’s SCARECROW AND MRS. KING endeared him to fans everywhere and made him a name to remember. Bruce is also well known for his leading roles in the CBS series BRING ‘EM BACK ALIVE; mini-series EAST OF EDEN; THE LAST CONVERTIBLE; KISS ME, KILL ME; FLY AWAY; HAPPILY EVER AFTER and PASSION FLOWER.
Boxleitner loves westerns and used his extensive skills as a horse rider and roper starring as BILLY MONTANA opposite Kenny Rogers in four out of five GAMBLER TV mini-series that aired on CBS and NBC. The mini-series was based on the best-selling song performed by Kenny Rogers.
Bruce will be inducted into the “historic” Cowboy Hall of Fame in April 2012 honoring him for his illustrious career starring in westerns.
Boxleitner also starred in additional Westerns including: GUNSMOKE V:ONE MAN’S JUSTICE ( James Arness), CBS’ remake of RED RIVER ( Gregory Harrison, James Arness and Laura Johnson) and WYATT EARP:RETURN TO TOMBSTONE ( Hugh O’Brian). WYATT EARP was filmed on location in Tombstone, Arizona, site of the infamous shoot out at the O. K. Corral. The versatile actor also appeared in DOWN THE LONG HILLS, based on legendary western author Louis L’Amour’s novel of the same name.
Bruce’s plethora of TV movie credits include: THE SECRET ( Kirk Douglas and Brock Peters), PERFECT FAMILY (Jennifer O’Neal and Joanna Cassidy), DOUBLE JEOPARDY (Rachel Ward, Sally Kirkland and Sela Ward), THE MAHARAHJAH’S DAUGHTER (Hunter Tylo and Burt Young), etc.
Boxleitner has co-starred in several motion pictures including: GODS AND GENERALS (Robert Duvall, Jeff Daniels, Stephen Lang and Mira Sorvino), THE BABE ( John Goodman and Kelly McGillis), KUFFS (Christian Slater), THE BALTIMORE BULLET (James
Coburn) and the acclaimed science-fiction fantasy TRON (Jeff Bridges) and long-awaited sequel TRON: LEGACY (Jeff Bridges, Garret Hedlund, Olivia Wilde). The original TRON recently celebrated its 20th anniversary.
A native mid-westerner, Bruce Boxleitner received his formal training on stage. He is an alumnus of Chicago’s prestigious Goodman Theatre. He re-located to Los Angeles in 1972 and quickly landed a guest spot on the legendary TV series THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW. Bruce co-starred as James Arness’ nephew in his first TV movie: THE MACAHAN’S, which later became an ambitious series of 24 two-hour films under the title, HOW THE WEST WAS WON.
Bruce Boxleitner currently resides in Los Angeles and has three sons: Michael, Sam and Lee.
Monday, March 12, 2012
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Phoebe Dorin (Born June 26, 1940) has been acting since 1963 when she appeared in an episode of General Hospital. Since then she has appeared in dozens of films and TV shows, including episodes of All in the Family, Knots Landing, Yes Dear, and Samantha Who? She is known for her recurring roles in the series Wild Wild West and The Montefuscos.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Mosley was born in Los Angeles, California. He grew up in the Imperial Courts project with his mother Eloise Harris in Watts, one of the most dangerous parts of the inner city. In 1974, he founded the Watts Repertory Company.
Mosley's most prominent film role to date was his 1976 starring turn as the title character in Leadbelly, directed by Gordon Parks. He has guest starred on shows such as Night Court, Starsky and Hutch, Kojak, The Rockford Files, Baretta, and Sanford and Son; he also had a role in Roots: The Next Generation. He also made a memorable appearance in the 1973 film The Mack, as the militant brother of the main character Goldie, and played officer Roy Cole alongside Kurt Russell and Ray Liotta in Unlawful Entry (1992).
Most recently he appeared in season five of Las Vegas as the billionaire friend of Montecito owner AJ Cooper (Tom Selleck). There is a vague homage to his Magnum P.I. days as his character 'Roger' is worth more than $2bn and owns a fleet of jets having started with a single helicopter in Hawaii.
Monday, March 5, 2012
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Lee was born in Los Angeles and after her brother Don was born 3 years later, the family moved to Phoenix, Arizona. As she was about to enter the fifth grade, her father was transferred to San Francisco. Her memories of childhood are happy ones. She had the usual teenage frustrations but was encouraged to pursue acting while attending George Washington High School along with another young and talented student that fame would touch – Johnny Mathis. Johnny fondly remembers Lee as the girl he never saw without her hair in rollers.
Lee won the pageant titles while attending San Francisco City College as a Radio and TV/Theatre Arts major. She had been nominated by a fraternity there. “I never would have entered on my own.” Everyone, especially Lee, was shocked when she won. Ironically, she almost didn’t make it to Atlantic City. A short time before the competition, her father passed away, and she felt as though, “the whole world had dropped out from under me.” Thank Heavens for Mom who reminded her of the lost scholarships and her father’s personal excitement over the pageant and his eagerness for her participation. The rest is history. Lee’s mother remained a very important part of her life. As she says, “I looked to her for guidance and support and she always gave it unselfishly. Heavens, she practically raised my daughters while I was doing Barnaby Jones for eight years.”
Following her year’s reign as Miss America, Lee joined The Today Show. This experience afforded her the opportunity to use her pageant scholarships to study acting with the famed teacher Lee Strasburg, as well as dancing, singing, and fencing with some of the top coaches in New York. Lee’s beginnings in the entertainment industry include her first TV role – The Philco Television Playhouse" with Mary Astor, her first motion picture lead – The 4-D Man with Robert Lansing, and her first professional stage appearance – Hatful of Rain with William Smithers and Lou Antonio.
Her noteworthy film roles include “Catwoman” in the original Batman movie. She also portrayed Andy Griffith’s pregnant wife in Angel in My Pocket, as well as Rock Hudson’s southern wife in The Undefeated. Lee “swam” with Namu, The Killer Whale and has a great deal of fun in reminding film buffs that she played the “man” killed by Kim Novak in The Legend of Lylah Clare.
Live theatre, however, continues to be Lee’s first love. Attesting to that fact is her long association with Theatre West, a professional actors’ workshop in Hollywood. Of the countless appearances she made at T.W., three stand out in her memory: Spoon River Anthology with Betty Garrett, Aesop in Central Park with Richard Dreyfuss and Ladies of Hanover Towers with Carroll O’Connor. She appeared there in the 40th Reunion production of Spoon River in the role that Ms. Garrett originally portrayed.
An assortment of her recent national stage credits include: the female version of The Odd Couple (two productions), Last Summer at Blue Fish Cove for which she received the Drama Logue Award for Best Actress as well as the San Francisco Critics Award. The Business of Murder with Van Johnson, Sondheim’s Follies with seven former Miss Americas, a national tour with Anthony Zerbe and Roy Dotrice of Country Matters (Sex and Shakespeare!) and most recently productions of the musicals Hello Dolly, Mame, The King and I with George Chakiris, and I Do, I Do, Pirates of Penzance and the 20th Anniversary Tour of Nunsense with Kaye Ballard, Mimi Hines, Georgia Engel and Darlene Love. And four national tours of Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite with her husband, Marshall Borden.
Lee met Marshall in San Antonio where they both starred in a production of Angel Street ("Gaslight"). When, over the next few years, they found themselves appearing together in Lion in Winter and Alone Together, they decided that working side by side was simply not enough. So, in San Francisco on September 21 1986, while performing in one of Marshall’s plays The Artful Lodgers, they tied the knot. In Lodgers they both got to “chew some scenery.” Lee as a drunken floozie and Marshall as a 150-year-old flighty ghost sporting a large moustache, smoking a cigar and wearing an Erte gown! She must really love this man for, as she says, “There he was, looking better in a dress than I do and I still wanted to marry him!”
Lee also loves working with her daughters, Kyle Oldham and Lesley Aletter. Kyle appeared with her mother in The Gingerbread Lady and Last Summer at Bluefish Cove, and Lesley stunt doubled for her in the television travel show It’s a Wonderful World. Both daughters swung high over the center ring with their mom in several Circus of the Stars, and all have done commercials together. Obviously, Lee is happiest around family, whether it’s at work or play.
The future looks to be quite busy for the Borden household. Marshall, a playwright as well, sold his adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo to the National Theatre of Canada in Stratford, Ontario and played for 90 performances in their 2004 season! He is now busy writing the novel of his movie script of The Artful Lodgers, a television series proposal and a musical version of The Count. Lee has kept busy appearing in Love Letters with Beau Bridges, Long Day's Journey into Night; and Rockers by Sherwood Schwartz. She finished a second tour of Nunsense which began at Theatre West with Betty Garrett, Bridget Hanley, Barbara Mallory, Rhonda Stovey and Sandra Tucker. Along with her love of theatre, Lee has enjoyed one of the most difficult acting jobs of her career. Reading John Saul’s gothic thrillers, Second Child, Shadows, Guardian, Black Lightning, the serialized Blackstone Chronicles, The Presence, The Right Hand Of Evil, Nightshade, The Manhattan Hunt Club, Midnight Voices and Black Creek Crossing. The last nine were under Random House’s Audio Publishing. She has adapted the Spoon River Anthology ino a one-woman production where she plays 24 women. This show, entitled The Women of Spoon River: Their Voices from the Hill premiered at the Robinson Theater on the Indiana University Southeast campus in New Albany, Indiana followed by a run of several weeks at Theatre West.
Her favorite role? That of Grandma! Kyle gave birth to daughter Ryan in December 1993. Grandma Lee is always available and eager to take her shopping or to the movies, etc. If she can get her away from Auntie Lesley, that is.
Even when she’s on stage, in front of a camera, or family outings Lee can always be counted on to have several other activities going on simultaneously. She is active with a number of humanitarian endeavors and charities. She still serves as Honorary Chairman of ABILITY FIRST (formally the Crippled Children’s Society). She was an honorary member of Women in Show Business, a Philanthropic organization that funded reconstructive surgery for needy children and was twice named their “Angel of the Year.” She has also served as National Education Chairman of the American Cancer Society and as the Los Angeles Chairman for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. For many years now there has been a special place in her heart for the Blind Children's Center, and the Jeffrey Foundation and the pet organization, “Actors and Others for Animals.”