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Life After 'Lost,' 'Snakes on a Cane' & More Fun Finds

by AOL TV Staff, posted Aug 29th 2009 12:00PM
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Does dying on 'Lost' really mean the end of your acting career? Tell that to 'FlashForward''s Dominic Monaghan [TV.com]

Have you had it with all these 'Snakes on a Cane' ads? Find out which show is behind the campaign [Live Feed]

Who are the most dangerous celebs on the web? Click to find out ... if you dare [PopWatch]

The '80s is making a comeback -- but not everybody is there yet. See this list of '80s TV stars in need of a second chance [TWOP]

Jon Gosselin is on the job hunt. Check out 10 ways he can actually put his idea to work [PopEater]

Having trouble figuring out who's on this season of 'Dancing With the Stars'? Read their "official" bios [Cracked]

In honor of the late Ted Kennedy, watch his last TV role on 'Chicago Hope' [The Wrap]

'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' is gonna make it after all -- on stage [Decider.com]

Three months later, where did 'The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien' go wrong? [Washington Post]

'thirtysomething' is (finally!) on DVD. Take a look back the Emmy-winning series [NY Times]

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A lesson in humility from Sen. Edward Kennedy and Mayor Joe Quimby

by Danny Gallagher, posted Aug 28th 2009 12:28PM
Ted Kennedy and Mayor Quimby from The SimpsonsI'm ashamed to admit this, but in the wake of Sen. Edward Kennedy's passing, a thought occurred to me: "I wonder what the late Senator and son of Camelot thought of The Simpsons' Mayor Quimby impression."

But what started as the nerdy thought of an overworked blogger also held a deep lesson in humility.

The late Sen. Kennedy, lampooned in the long-running Fox sitcom by actor Dan Castellaneta's voice-over caricature, actually embraced the animated politician as part of a contest held in conjunction with the theatrical release of The Simpsons Movie.

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Ted Kennedy enjoyed Bond and Bauer

by Allison Waldman, posted Aug 27th 2009 11:36AM
Ted_Kennedy_US_senatorUnlike his three older brothers who all died suddenly – and tragically – the late Massachusetts senator Edward M. Kennedy knew that his final days were upon him. In the time he had left, Teddy, as he was known by friends and family, took the time to enjoy his life. That included still getting out on his boat to sail despite being wheelchair bound, as well as viewing all the James Bond movies, as well as 24 action hero Jack Bauer.

What's really fascinating about the latter two facts is that Kennedy was clearly entertained by both Bond and Bauer, men of action who didn't – and don't follow the rules. Bond, for instance, is in the service of her majesty's secret service, but he's a spy with a license to kill.

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Ted Kennedy on Chicago Hope, talking about healthcare

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 26th 2009 5:29PM
Ted Kennedy died early this morning at age 77. Healthcare for everyone was one of Kennedy's major causes and it has been going on for quite some time. This clip is from a 1997 episode of Chicago Hope. It features Ted Kennedy and Ron Silver (he died this year too). What a great actor Silver was.

[via TheWrap.com]

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