October 9, 1996 |
The highest rated program on TV last week, albeit divided among a handful of channels, was Sunday night's debate between President Clinton and Republican challenger Bob Dole. But because the telecast didn't carry commercials, it didn't show up in the weekly rankings released Tuesday by Nielsen Media Research. NBC's "ER" instead was in its familiar No. 1 slot. But NBC was not in its usual No. 1 position among the networks.
August 11, 1998 |
BCBG Max Azria, the Los Angeles-based clothing and accessory manufacturer, has announced its purchase of the majority interest in the French fashion house of Herve Leger. The sale marks the first time an American company has acquired a French designer-couturier. Leger, who showed his first collection under his own label in 1992, became best known for his sexy "bandage dresses," so named because they were constructed of bands of elasticized fabric.
February 24, 2000 |
* Strained use: You can use Coca-Cola to clean your toilet bowl. Miracle Whip can be used for a facial. Carnation Nonfat Dry Milk will work as paint. Find these and many other nontraditional product uses at Wacky Uses (http://www.wackyuses.com). * Solar tour: Take an interactive tour of our solar system at http://www.seds.org/billa/tnp/nineplanets.html. Lots of info for the budding astronomer. * True grits: The Moonlit Road (http://www.themoonlitroad.
April 7, 2014 |
Stand-up comedian John Pinette has died at age 50. According to the Associated Press, the comedian, who was best known for his routine about an all-you-can eat Chinese buffet and for guest-starring on the series finale of "Seinfeld," was found dead of natural causes in a Pittsburgh hotel room. Pinette, who had struggled with his weight for decades, died of natural causes, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office. Pinette's personal doctor also signed off on the cause of death, meaning no autopsy is planned.
April 16, 1998 |
The Web has always been a haven for conspiracy theorists, sci-fi eccentrics and UFO true believers. So it's no surprise that Yahoo! turns up 500 sites in its "X-Files" file, brimming with plot threads, gossip and celeb obsession with the two lead characters. The surprise is that Fox's lawyers have been out to stop them. For the last few years, Fox has closed many fan sites of "The Simpsons," "The X-Files" and "Millennium," citing intellectual property rights.
November 10, 2001 |
As "The X-Files" enters its ninth season, the show's fans are bursting with questions: Is Scully's miracle baby the product of secret genetic engineering? Is the federal government colluding in these experiments? Who can be trusted as agents Doggett and Reyes try to investigate? But X-Philes don't actually expect any answers in the two-part season opener--which begins Sunday at 9 p.m. on Fox and continues Nov.
May 11, 2001 |
NBC and Fox attempt to sweep viewers into their respective corners with series finales. Using the ratings as a yardstick, one of these dramas will return next season. The other may not. The show on firmer footing is "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (10 p.m. NBC), which completes its second season with a grisly episode about a knife-wielding murderer who mutilates four victims within 24 hours.
March 29, 2007 |
Although their financial value is clouded with controversy, the literary rights to "If I Did It," O.J. Simpson's aborted book about how he might have killed his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman, will be auctioned off April 17 by the Sheriff's Department in Sacramento County.