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May 30, 2001 | BRIAN LOWRY
It's an old story. A manufacturer discovers a product might be defective and, with millions of dollars at stake if the problem harms the company's image, does its best to mitigate any possible damage. That appears to be in part what CBS had in mind by releasing the testimony of Dirk Been, a contestant on the first "Survivor," heading into a long holiday weekend--forcing the 206-page deposition, a potential bombshell if borne out, to compete with "Pearl Harbor" for headlines.
March 5, 2014 | Steve Chawkins
Geoff Edwards, a Los Angeles radio personality and TV game show host who for years flew weekly to Sacramento to emcee the California Lottery's "Big Spin," died Wednesday at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica. He was 83. His death was caused by complications from pneumonia, his agent Fred Wostbrock said. Over the years, Edwards hosted 10 game shows, including "Jackpot" and "Treasure Hunt. " On radio, he was a clever talker who sprinkled music and news with homegrown bits like "The Answer Lady.
July 10, 1986
Would everyone please join with me in refusing to watch game shows in which contestants are encouraged to applaud themselves every time they get a right answer? RON STONE West Hollywood
February 1, 2014 | By Tony Barboza
Hundreds of students paraded into a gymnasium on Saturday afternoon at USC's Galen Center, their friends and families cheering from the bleachers as ragtime music played. The Super Quiz, the final event in the Los Angeles County Academic Decathlon, was about to start. The game show-style competition requires teams of nine high school students to answer three dozen multiple-choice questions on subjects including art, economics and science. Questions were read by Fox 11 news reporter Gigi Graciette, and students had just seven seconds to punch in their answers on hand-held electronic devices.
November 12, 1987
You wake up early to watch "The $25,000 Pyramid" and everything's excellent for the rest of the morning. "Card Sharks." "The Price is Right." "Super Password." Just excellent. But, by noon, you're in trouble because all they show are soap operas and old movies and the "Newlywed Game" doesn't start until 3. The evening is worse. Catch a little "Jeopardy!" at 7:30, then some "High Rollers." Wait for "Truth or Consequences" at 11:30. There just aren't enough game shows.
June 6, 2007 | From a Times staff writer
"Jeopardy!" champion Ken Jennings and top prize winners from other TV game shows will face off against one another in a prime-time series for the GSN channel, "Grand Slam." The eight-week series, which will premiere Aug. 7, will pit 16 winners from shows such as "Wheel of Fortune," "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" and GSN's own "Lingo" in a contest to win $100,000. Comedian Dennis Miller will host.
May 12, 1995
Video game vendor Sega enjoyed the spotlight on the first day of the Electronic Entertainment Exposition in Los Angeles with its announcement that its new game machine, the Sega Saturn, will be available sooner and more cheaply than expected. Sega of America Chief Executive Tom Kalinske said the Saturn will be available immediately in the United States and Canada and will be priced at $299.
Paramount Television Group is investing in a new game show company created by the former management team and employee group of Mark Goodson Productions, the producers of "The Price Is Right," "Family Feud" and a host of other popular game shows. Co-founders of the new company are Jonathan Goodson, the former president and chief executive of Goodson Productions, and Harris Katleman, its former chief operating executive and 13-year head of Twentieth Television.
November 21, 2006 | From City News Service
NBC, which found a hit by premiering "Deal or No Deal" last December when there was relatively little original programming opposing it, is hoping a game show hosted by comedian-magician Penn Jillette can do the same for it this December. In "Identity," a contestant can win up to $500,000 by correctly determining the identities of 12 strangers. The program will air at 8 p.m. Dec. 18-22, following the same weeklong introductory strategy that worked for "Deal or No Deal."
March 20, 2004 | Mike Terry, Times Staff Writer
Pick any one of the four East Regional teams here at UC Santa Barbara this weekend for the start of the NCAA Division I women's tournament -- Wisconsin Green Bay, Houston, Colorado and the host Gauchos. You'll find that all are here to make points, not just on the court, but about the women's game in general. All four played a 2003-04 season during which no team had a firm grip on No. 1 in the polls.
October 29, 2013 | Ben Bolch
Doc Rivers doesn't need to turn on his GPS just yet. That Clippers' championship parade route he talked about plotting Tuesday may not be ready to be taken any time soon, even as a psychological ploy. Not when your presumed Finals contender can't navigate the Lakers without Kobe Bryant. Not when your team of All-Stars is beaten largely by a who's-nobody collection of Xavier Henry, Jodie Meeks and Wesley Johnson. BOX SCORE: Lakers 116, Clippers 103 A few hours before the Clippers' flop of an opener, Rivers had boldly talked about taking the Clippers where no coach had before, about figuring out the smartest way to navigate the streets around Staples Center come June.
September 19, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Chuck Woolery used to help people hook up on "Love Connection. " Now he's more interested in seeing President Obama and his liberal supporters get the hook. At age 72, the conservative game show host has become a prolific tweeter, with more than 67,000 followers. Unlike most celebrities, he's also not afraid to lay out his political views. Again and again and again.  In the space of one hour Thursday afternoon, Woolery offered up more than 30 tweets - nearly all of them professing disdain for Obama, his healthcare program or progressivism in general.
September 15, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
The Pac-12 continued its (Eastern) time-honored tradition of playing host to some of the most compelling football ever played after midnight in Altoona. Anybody can roll out great games on CBS in broad daylight, but the Pac-12 excels at impasses with major cable distributors and saving its highlight-reel stuff for security guards and vampires. If you thought Alabama and Texas A&M was good theater, and it was, you should have popped NoDoz and caught the end of Oregon State at Utah and then Wisconsin at Arizona State.
September 6, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Wayne Brady, who hosts "Let's Make a Deal," has made one himself with the purchase of a condominium in Pacific Palisades for $1.75 million. The unit features French doors opening to terraces, floor-to-ceiling windows and ocean views. There are three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and 2,227 square feet of interior space. Brady, 41, started hosting the new "Let's Make a Deal" in 2009 and is once again on the comedy improv show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?," which started back up this year.
June 10, 2013 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
After doing more than 4,000 episodes over the last half-century of his iconic daytime game show "Let's Make a Deal," Monty Hall is finally getting an Emmy Award. "TV's Big Dealer" is receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 40th Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards airing Sunday on Turner Broadcasting's HLN. His wife of 65 years, Marilyn Hall, beat him to the podium nearly 30 years ago, winning an Emmy as a producer of the 1985 CBS TV movie "Do You Remember Love?" PHOTOS: Behind-the-scenes Classic Hollywood "I'm going to place the Emmy on a shelf next to my wife's Emmy and maybe one day we'll have little Emmys," Monty Hall said with a smile during a recent interview at his comfortable Beverly Hills home.
March 12, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
GSN, which used to be known as the Game Show Network, is not playing around when it comes to its new reality series, "Family Trade. " The show, which begins Tuesday, is the first of a series of projects under the umbrella of "real-life games," which is a key part in its strategy to broaden its programming and brand. Shows in the "real-life game" slate "take place in real-life settings and feature real-life risk and reward, winners and losers, joy and disappointment," network executives said in a statement.
September 9, 2006 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
Danielle Lloyd is no Ken Jennings, the "Jeopardy!" king. Lloyd, the reigning Miss Great Britain and girlfriend of West Ham soccer player Teddy Sheringham, was being prepped by her boyfriend for an appearance on the BBC television show, "Test the Nation." Sheringham asked her, "Who was Winston Churchill: a rapper; U.S. president; the PM; king?" Replied Lloyd, according to British news reports: "Wasn't he the first black president of America? There's a statue of him near me that's black."
April 25, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
TV game show host Bob Eubanks and his wife, Deborah James, have sold their Westlake Village house for $1.982 million. The Normandy-style home, built in 2006, sits on 3.5 acres at the end of a cul-de-sac. The single-level house features wood and stone floors, custom built-in cabinetry, French doors, an office, four bedrooms and 41/2 bathrooms in 4,972 square feet of living space. The grounds include a swimming pool with spa, a two-story play fort, an outdoor covered loggia, stone walkways and fountains.
January 1, 2013 | T.J. Simers
DENVER - How do you not show up when you have a chance to win 18 straight games and continue to change the way folks think about you? Who is coaching this Clippers team, Lane Kiffin? The Clippers have had a number of seasons in which they didn't win 17 straight, and now they are blasé, wanting everyone to believe this is just business as usual? The other night, Chris Paul is giving a postgame interview and the team's PR staff cuts it short. The Clippers haven't had anything to sell for decades, they have never had it going as good as the last few weeks, and suddenly they're acting like big shots?
September 26, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
Imagine cruising along the freeway at 55 mph and being suddenly transported into the middle of a NASCAR race, surrounded on all sides by world-class drivers racing powerful machines at top speed. That, according to one Pac-12 Conference football official, is similar to what the NFL's replacement referees have experienced in recent weeks. “It's not that easy,” said Steve Strimling. “Not everyone can do this.” The inadequacies of the replacement referees was crystallized Monday night, when Seattle threw a game-winning up-for-grabs pass that was intercepted but ruled a catch, giving the Seahawks a controversial 14-12 win against the Green Bay Packers.
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