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Stirring Tributes for Dick Clark, Agnes Nixon on 2010 Daytime Emmy Awards (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Jun 28th 2010 5:32AM
Tearful Tributes to Dick Clark, Agnes Nixon on 2010 Daytime Emmy AwardsThe 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (Sun., 9PM ET on CBS) honored entertainment icon Dick Clark with a star-studded tribute recognizing his nearly 40-year TV show, 'American Bandstand.' During the musical roundup, Chubby Checker (who performed on 'Bandstand' in 1960) pulled Susan Lucci onto the stage to do the twist.

Simon Cowell said, "Without 'Bandstand,' without Dick, there would be no 'American Idol.'" Ryan Seacrest told Clark, "I personally want to thank you -- what you've done for our industry, for music and for me. I'm proud to be your friend."

"Did I write that for you?" joked the still-feisty stroke survivor, before tearing up during a standing ovation.

The accolades continued with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Agnes Nixon, creator of 'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live.'

Maura West nabbed Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role in 'As the World Turns' -- her last chance, as the awards show said goodbye to the 53-year-old series. Her tearful daughter joined her onstage, and they thanked the voters with a curtsy.

'The Bold and the Beautiful' crowd seemed shocked to win Outstanding Drama for the second consecutive year. Other surprise wins included 'Cash Cab,' which took home two Emmys, for Game Show and Game Show Host (Ben Bailey). And Oprah Winfrey protege Dr. Mehmet Oz won Outstanding Talk Show Host on 'The Dr. Oz Show.'

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What to Watch for at the Daytime Emmys

by Michael Maloney, posted Jun 24th 2010 6:00PM
Emmy AwardThe emphasis will be on "entertainment" during the 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, set for Sun., June 27 at 9PM ET on CBS.

Regis Philbin, a nominee for hosting 'Live With Regis and Kelly,' is the kudofest's emcee. Producers for the awards gala are hoping to draw big numbers with a host of musical acts and star appeal with appearances by Simon Cowell, Susan Lucci and Cirque du Soleil.

Here are 10 highlights to watch for during the live broadcast ...

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Wayne Brady, Alex Trebek, Vanessa Marcil Added to Daytime Emmys Presenters

by Sharon Knolle, posted Jun 21st 2010 5:00PM
Holy hosts!

Game show emcees Wayne Brady ('Let's Make a Deal'), Jeff Foxworthy ('Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?') and Alex Trebek ('Jeopardy') have just been added to the list of presenters at this year's Daytime Emmy Awards.

That's in addition to Regis Philbin, who'll host the show, and multi-hyphenate-host Ryan Seacrest, who will introduce a tribute to Dick Clark and 'American Bandstand.' Donny Osmond, Chubby Checker, Tony Orlando and the Jersey Boys head the line-up of stars who'll take part in the tribute.

'General Hospital's Vanessa Marcil will also present at the awards ceremony, which will be broadcast live from the Las Vegas Hilton on Sun., Jun. 27 on CBS.

Previously announced presenters include Rachael Ray, Susan Lucci, Kelly Monaco, Montel Williams and Dr. Travis Stork, Dr. Drew Ordon, Dr. Jim Sears and Dr. Lisa Masterson from the Daytime Emmy-nominated show, 'The Doctors.'

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Daytime Emmys Will Feature Tribute to Dick Clark

by Kim Potts, posted May 27th 2010 10:02AM
Dick Clark at New Year's Rockin' Eve 2010As one of TV's most prolific producers, Dick Clark is tribute-worthy at nearly any awards event. And at this year's Daytime Emmys ceremony, the 'American Bandstand' and '$25,000 Pyramid' host will be the focus of a star-studded homage that will include appearances by Simon Cowell, Cher, Jay Leno and Garth Brooks.

Variety.com reports that producers have rounded up a parade of celebs to toast Clark during the Sunday, June 27 CBS telecast of the Daytime Emmys. Curiously, Clark's 'New Year's Rockin' Eve' co-host Ryan Seacrest isn't listed among those who'll celebrate Clark, though Barry Manilow, Marie Osmond, Frankie Avalon, Ann-Margaret and The Spinners are.

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What's On Tonight: Live From Lincoln Center, New Year's Eve shows, Marathons

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 31st 2009 12:13PM
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  • USA has a Burn Notice marathon all night.
  • HBO has a True Blood marathon all night.
  • AMC has a Three Stooges marathon all night.
  • Syfy has a Twilight Zone marathon all night.
  • TCM has Thin Man movies all night.
  • Spike has TNA Wrestling all night.
  • At 8, PBS has a new Live From Lincoln Center.
  • BBC has a new Graham Norton Show at 8.
  • At 8:30, Disney HD has four new episodes of Naruto: Shippuden.
  • At 10, ABC has Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2010 (until 11, then comes back at 11:30).
  • NBC has New Year's Eve with Carson Daly (until 11, then comes back at 11:30).
  • FOX News has Glenn Beck: Countdown to New Year's at 10, followed by an All-American New Year's and the Red Eye New Year's Eve Special.
  • At 11, FOX has Billboard's New Year's Eve Live.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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Ryan Seacrest on 'New Year's Rockin' Eve,' Dick Clark and 'American Idol'

by Jane Boursaw, posted Dec 31st 2009 10:00AM
Ryan SeacrestAs the click ticks down to 2010, many of us look forward to watching that famous ball drop in Times Square. While hundreds of thousands will gather in New York City to see the event first-hand, most of us will be home in our comfy pajamas watching from our living rooms.

'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2010' begins at 10 PM ET on ABC and runs through 2:05 AM. The just-married 'Good Morning America' special correspondent Melissa Rycroft will be chatting with revelers in Times Square, while pop star Fergie will host segments from Las Vegas' new venue, Aria at City Center.

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10 Greatest Game Show Hosts in History

by Leonard Jacobs, posted Dec 23rd 2009 10:00AM
Hosting a game show is something of an art. You've got to be amiable but authoritative, and you've got to make it look easy. You've got to look happy when a contestant walks away with thousands of dollars (or even millions, at this point) and you've got to look contrite when a contestant loses -- especially if due to a bad answer. You've got to project warmth, seem approachable and always appear ready for fun, even when enforcing the rules.

Since the first quiz shows of the late 1940s, through the infamous scandals of the 1950s, up until the present day of huge cash prizes, game-show hosting has been an amazing long-term gig for the people -- almost always men -- who get the job. Who, then, are the 10 greatest game-show hosts in history? Check out our after the jump.

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Ed McMahon did not work for Publishers Clearing House

by Joel Keller, posted Jun 23rd 2009 6:40PM
Ed McMahonDuring some of the television obits I've been hearing about the late, great Ed McMahon, one of the most common misunderstandings about the Tonight Show sidekick's career has been perpetuated: that he worked for Publishers Clearing House, handing out big checks to unsuspecting sweepstakes winners.

Well, Ed did work for one of those sweepstakes-and-subscriptions houses, but it was PCH's main rival, American Family Publishers. He often appeared in the AFP's ads and mailings with his Bloopers and Practical Jokes buddy Dick Clark.

Not once did McMahon work for PCH, but as Bob pointed out in his obituary, jokes about his sweepstakes work often kept the mistake alive.

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Stop Ryan Seacrest for Lindsay Lohan's sake

by Allison Waldman, posted Jun 21st 2009 6:07PM
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Somebody has to stop Ryan Seacrest. Please. I mean it. He's going too far. Seacrest tweeted that he is talking with Lindsay Lohan about her own reality show. Presumably it'll be in the vein of Ryan's other reality star vehicles, Keeping Up With the Kardashians and Denise Richards: It's Complicated. Notice that I didn't say it would have the same quality as those other shows because if you've ever watched more than an episode, you know that quality is not a requirement. Manipulation, mugging and broad fake emotions are all that's necessary.

So, Lindsay Lohan, heed my warning: stop talking to Ryan Seacrest. No good will come of it.

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As usual, Dick Clark ruled New Year's Eve

by Brad Trechak, posted Jan 2nd 2009 11:02AM
Dick ClarkThis should comes as no surprise to anybody: Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest was the most-watched TV special on New Year's Eve. The ABC special beat out Carson Daly on NBC.

Dick Clark has been doing these specials since I was a kid (they started in 1972) and I like so many others thought he'd be doing it forever due to his immortal nature. I'm beginning to suspect that the theories that he is, in fact, a robot might be untrue. Obviously the torch will eventually be passed to Mr. Seacrest (whose name now adorns the title of the show),

ABC should run a promotion stating that each year "could be Dick Clark's last year". That could boost ratings. On the other hand, it looks like they don't need the boost. The question is: when Dick is finally put out to pasture, will viewers abandon the sole host Ryan and start watching Carson?

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What's On Tonight: Knight Rider, Live From Lincoln Center, New Year's Eve

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 31st 2008 4:05PM
  • Anderson Cooper/Kathy GriffinTBS has a Tyler Perry's House of Payne marathon all night.
  • Sci-Fi has a marathon of the original Twilight Zone all night.
  • Disney has a Totally New Year's Eve marathon.
  • HBO2 has a True Blood marathon.
  • Comedy Central is showing South Park all night.
  • Food Network has a new Next Food Network Star marathon all night.
  • At 8, NBC has a new Knight Rider.
  • PBS has a new Live From Lincoln Center New Year's Eve concert at 8.
  • At 10, ABC has Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest (whew!).
  • NBC has New Year's Eve with Carson Daly at 10.
  • CNN is covering New Year's Eve too, with a special Anderson Cooper 360 at 10.
  • At 11, FOX has New Year's Eve Live.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk show listings.

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New Year's Rockin Eve, B.S. (Before Seacrest) -- VIDEOS

by Richard Keller, posted Dec 30th 2008 9:02AM

Dick Clark, during his days on the roof as the ball dropped in Time Square.New Year's Eve. A time to celebrate, get poop-faced drunk, reflect on the last year and the new one to follow, and get even more drunk as you see the daunting task ahead. It is, or was, also a time for an annual tradition that, whether you were stone-cold sober or falling down drunk, was a regular part of your celebrating.

Until his stroke in 2004, Dick Clark counted down the remaining seconds of the current year with millions of others during his annual New Year's Rockin' Eve specials, first on NBC (1972 and 73), then on ABC. In the beginning, most of the show was live. But as the years moved on, only the Times Square performances would go out live while many other performances would be pre-taped (remember that episode of Friends?). In it's most recent incarnation, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest (God, what an awful title), there's a lot more performance and a lot less celebration.

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Dick Clark serving up seconds of Chicken Soup - VIDEO

by Danny Gallagher, posted Dec 4th 2008 12:02PM
The book series that every nosy relative in your family says you should read if you want to live a better life is about to become the TV series that every nosy relative in your family says you should watch if you want to live a better life.

According to Variety, Dick Clark Productions has inked a deal to bring the Chicken Soup for the Soul books to the small screen... again... with the series' creator, the oh-so-appropriately named Jack Canfield, serving as co-host.

This isn't the first time the super-sappy book series has been turned into a television show. Pax TV, the network now known as Ion Television that's completely devoid of any graphic violent images, sexual content or ratings, turned the book series into a show just before the turn of the millennium.

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Ryan Seacrest's name added to New Year's Rockin' Eve

by Jane Boursaw, posted Aug 8th 2008 8:08AM
Ryan Seacrest and Dick ClarkIn the Lame Title Department, ABC's annual New Year's Eve show will now be called Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest.

I dunno...couldn't they have come up with something snappier? Like maybe Dick and Ryan's New Year's Rockin' Eve ... oh never mind.

Anyway, it's old news that Ryan Seacrest has been co-hosting the show for the past three years with Dick Clark, who suffered a stroke several years ago. But now Seacrest has his name in the title, so I guess it's official.

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Short-Lived Shows: Coronet Blue - VIDEO

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 22nd 2008 9:42AM

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This is a post about a TV show I've never even seen.

Coronet Blue was a short-lived TV show that ran on CBS in 1967. It was actually filmed in 1965 and CBS canceled it, deciding to burn off the episodes during the summer. The show actually did better than expected, but by that time the people involved in the show had moved on to other things. The show's star, Frank Converse, went on to N.Y.P.D. (hey, if you mix that show title with this one you get...NYPD Blue!).

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