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Howie Mandel urges pal Jay Leno to air 'Late Night' laundry

Jan. 25, 2022 15:02 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Howie Mandel has a bone to pick with his longtime friend Jay Leno. On the podcast “Howie Mandel Does Stuff,” he tells Leno he should have publicly defended himself in the “Tonight Show" rivalries of decades past, when Leno and David Letterman and then Leno...

Louie Anderson, comic, Emmy winner for 'Baskets,' dies at 68

Jan. 21, 2022 19:52 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Louie Anderson, whose four-decade career as a comedian and actor included his unlikely, Emmy-winning performance as mom to twin adult sons in the TV series “Baskets,” died Friday. He was 68. Anderson died at a hospital in Las Vegas of complications from...

Memphis restaurant owner to compete on Jay Leno’s game show

Jan. 17, 2022 00:09 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Alcenia’s restaurant owner BJ Chester-Tamayo is appearing on TV again, but this time it’s not for her famous Southern cooking. Chester-Tamayo is competing on Jay Leno’s comedy game show “You Bet Your Life.” The show featuring this Memphis...

Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99

Dec. 31, 2021 18:23 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, whether as a man-crazy TV hostess on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” or the loopy housemate on “The Golden Girls,” has died. She was 99. White’s death...

Betty White, an ageless TV star, was America's sweetheart

Dec. 31, 2021 17:04 PM EST

Betty White was America’s naughty sweetheart. With a wholesome smile and a dirty joke she charmed millions of viewers decade after decade, rising from $50-a-week to ageless superstar who advised her fans, “Don’t try to be young. Just open your mind.” Even in...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 2-8

Dec. 27, 2021 10:02 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 2-8: Jan. 2: TV host Jack Hanna (“Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild”) is 74. Actor Wendy Phillips (“I Am Sam”) is 70. Actor Cynthia Sikes (“St. Elsewhere”) is 68. Actor Gabrielle Carteris (“Beverly Hills, 90210″) is 61. Actor Tia...

Nearing 100, Betty White's life is a page-turner in new book

Dec. 03, 2021 15:29 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A photo of Betty White, with dimpled smile and guileless gaze, fills the cover of a coffee table book arriving the month before her 100th birthday. The image evokes the genuine White, according to the book’s author, Ray Richmond. After digging into...

Helen Mirren makes regal bow as Harry Potter quiz show host

Nov. 24, 2021 12:08 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Helen Mirren is oddly absent from the Harry Potter film franchise that proved close to a full-employment act for Britain's acting greats. But she's found her own path into its magical world. Dame Helen, as the Oscar, Emmy and Tony-winning actor is...

Not a game show: Ex-TV star at center of Lebanon-Saudi row

Nov. 10, 2021 04:21 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — George Kordahi was popular among TV viewers in the Middle East for his dapper charm. He schmoozed with beautiful women, dropped jokes and recited lines of Arabic poetry — all the while weighing in with his political opinions about the region’s events. ...

British stage and TV veteran Lionel Blair dies at 92

Nov. 05, 2021 05:47 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Entertainer Lionel Blair, who taught himself to dance by watching Fred Astaire movies and became a staple on British stage and television for decades, has died. He was 92. Blair’s agent said he died Thursday. No cause of death was given. ...