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Usually I beg off radio requests to pay homage to celebrities who have just died unless I have a personal story to tell. The latest request came with news of the passing of Kirk Douglas. The Hollywood legend passed away Wednesday at 103, and so many others have better stories to tell. Still, it was

The traditional broadcast networks used to introduce their new seasons with Fall Preview reels packed with catchy slogans and jingles such as, “Still the One!” “Where the Good Times Are” and “This is the place to be.” This year it’s more like, “Thanks for not cutting the cord yet!” Here’s a look at how shows

People are still upset about that “Simpsons come to Canada” episode that aired last Sunday. Most of the ruckus, however, comes from south of the border. It seems the good folks of Buffalo, N.Y., are ready to sic Cellino & Barnes on the show’s writing team — including the co-writer of “D’oh Canada,” Exeter, Ont.,

Canadians have always been pretty good at dishing out jokes — but can we take ’em? There was that time Conan O’Brien took his NBC Late Late Show across the border in 2004 for four Canada-themed shows from downtown Toronto. It was all fun and games until Triumph the Insult Comedy Dog started using Quebec

Earlier this week I spoke with CHML’s afternoon host Scott Thompson about Disney’s US$71 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox, an entertainment industry power move that took two years to finalize. Besides the movie division and access to films such as “Avatar,” “Titanic” and “Deadpool,” Fox’s TV holdings are vast and international. They include Twentieth

Boy, those kids in the Rogers PR department are sharp. Want journalists to show up to your 2018-19 press launch? Hold it at licensed restaurant. Or two. as was the case Tuesday in Toronto. First came breakfast with the execs at vintage eatery The Senator; followed by talent interviews a short walk away at a

LAS VEGAS — Playing slots is a lot like watching television. Both require sitting on your ass and pushing buttons. So it’s no wonder TV show graphics are on many of the slot machines found in Las Vegas casinos. Even The Simpsons –noticeable by its absence in casino slots the last time I visited Vegas

There should be a rule against re-booting sitcoms that already lasted seven years after they stopped being funny. Murphy Brown ran for 10 seasons on CBS. The 1988 – 98 sitcom had a talented cast, led by Candice Bergen, and featuring strong supporting players, including Faith Ford, Charles Kimbrough, Robert Pastorelli, Joe Regalbuto and Grant Shaud. Buffalo,