In paying tribute last week to Hugh Downs, the long-time announcer, host and newsman who passed away last week at 99, I forgot to single out another one of his accomplishments: sitcom scene stealer. Fortunately, retro-savvy reader Kevin Vahey weighed in with a link to a classic: Downs getting pulled over in an episode of
It was just like Hugh Downs to pass away right after Carl Reiner. Even at close to 100 years of age, he found a way to go quietly. The broadcaster, who died at home in Arizona July 1 at 99 years of age, was a true TV ironman logging more hours on network television than
Ben Mankiewicz made it official Thursday — the 2020 TCM Film Festival has been cancelled. The prime time host of the classic film channel told viewers who had purchased tickets to the Los Angeles-based event — scheduled for April 16-19 — that they would would automatically get a 100 per cent refund. Sad for film
Here’s a strange bit of TV trivia: Florence Henderson was born on Valentine’s Day and died on Thanksgiving Day. The actress packed a lot into the 82 years in between. Best known for her five-year run on The Brady Bunch, Henderson died Thursday in Los Angeles after suffering a heart attack. She was 82. Her death was
I was speaking with Late Night host Seth Meyers Wednesday about several things, including his upcoming Toronto appearances at JFL42 as well as his animated series, The Awesomes. We were wrapping up, and I thought I’d better bring up one more subject: Joan Rivers. The latest report suggested she was “resting comfortably.” In Rivers-speak, that was code
If you’re wondering why Craig Ferguson has announced he is stepping out of late night, all you need do is check out the vid clip above. It speaks volumes. Emma Stone guested on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon Monday, where she wowed The Roots and everyone else with her ridiculous display of lip syncing.
This week, CHML’s Scott Thompson started off asking about the Olympic ratings. Specifically: how commissioner Gary Bettman can be threatening to yank the NHL out of the Olympics when hockey is gaining viewers in America.NBC reported Wednesday that the USA-Czech quarter final game was streamed by close to 800,000 viewers, the most-streamed Olympic sporting event
Seth Rogan pays homage to Fallon in Monday’s Tonight debut The new era of Tonight dawned Monday in a spectacular, star-packed opener for Jimmy Fallon.The show looked great visually. The new set features plenty of wood paneling in what was Conan and Letterman’s old NBC digs, with a classic, retro curtain behind the host during