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  1. Bill Carter on Covering 'SNL' and Lorne Michaels: "Many Lost Their Minds in Pursuit" of His Approval

    10:00 am 2/4/2015

    Writing for THR, with insight from Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey and Conan O'Brien, the longtime New York Times writer recounts 40 years of covering the show and its brash producer's bravado, taste and power over his talent.Read more

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  2. Golden Globes: Pia Zadora Defends Controversial Win, Insists Ex-Husband "Did Not Buy" Award

    9:00 am 1/8/2015

    Thirty-three years after her big night, the 'Butterfly' star reminisces about the uproar over her being named new star of the year — beating out the likes of Kathleen Turner and Elizabeth McGovern — and the melodrama of her life since then, from tumultuous marriages to a golf cart accident that left her unable to taste or smellRead more

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  3. 'The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson': Read THR's Review of His Farewell Episode

    9:45 am 10/23/2014

    "Professional to the last"Read more

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  4. Dan Tana's Turns 50: Secrets Behind Hollywood's Star-Studded Eatery

    9:00 am 9/25/2014

    Stars from Cameron Diaz to Harry Dean Stanton — and Tana himself — reminisce about the restaurant's storied half-century, from an infant Drew Barrymore getting her diapers changed on the bar to the 2009 sale that worried patronsRead more

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  5. The Story of Joan Rivers: 24 Famous Friends From Dick Cavett to Donald Trump Construct Stunning Oral History for THR

    8:00 am 9/10/2014

    First she broke ground in 1965 as a 'Tonight Show' guest. "Women were the butt of the joke. They didn't do the joke," says George Schlatter. Later, she hosted her own show, mourned her husband's suicide and shook up the red carpet. From the touching (delivering meals to those with AIDS) to the outrageous (she yelled into the ear of a coma patient, "Wake up, you stupid bitch!"), Rivers' life is reconstructed in never-told detailRead more

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  6. The Palm Razing Its Famous Caricature Wall

    9:00 am 8/30/2014

    The images of faces from Jack Nicholson to Johnny Carson won't be moving to the restaurant's new locationRead more

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  7. 'Cheers' Bar Finally Finds a Museum Home

    9:01 am 8/5/2014

    TV ephemera collector James Comisar has obtained the iconic set from CBS after two decades of hounding the network.Read more

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  8. Study: Jimmy Fallon Spends Less Time Talking Than Jay Leno, Late Night Peers

    4:26 pm 7/9/2014

    The latest "Tonight Show" host spends more time than his predecessor on comedy bits and music.Read more

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  9. 'An Honest Liar': Provincetown Review

    7:23 pm 6/30/2014

    This examination of the crusade against fraudsters by magician James "The Amazing" Randi won the Audience Award for best feature at the recent AFI Docs Festival in Washington, D.C.Read more

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  10. Controversial Charlton Heston USPS Stamp Not Yet a Done Deal

    3:14 pm 2/21/2014

    A leaked document says the polarizing actor-activist along with some music, sports and political icons will each be featured on their own stamps, but a Postal Service spokesman says it's too early to say for sure.Read more

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