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May 7, 1989 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN
"E ntertainment Tonight" will air its 2,000th show on Friday. Although thumped by critics since it debuted on Sept. 14, 1981, the syndicated program has survived. Entertainment reporters are now as common on TV as weather reporters, in part because of "ET," which has remained television's leading news show devoted solely to the entertainment industry. Last September, at the start of its eighth season, "ET" introduced a new format, with glitzier graphics, strobe-light pacing and two new features--its opening Inside Story and the ET Insider, a gossip-column-style commentary by co-star John Tesh.
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April 8, 2006
RE "Make as Much Fun of Him as You Want," by Martin Miller, April 5: John Tesh's humility, sense of humor and sincerity is a breath of fresh air in today's overwrought, arrogant celebrity world. His music, however, still stinks. ROBERT GLEIM Marina del Rey
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1999 | CHRISTINE CASTRO
Supermodel Kim Alexis will appear Sunday at the Crystal Cathedral to tell how she's maintained her religious faith while working in Hollywood. And recording artist John Tesh will play piano that morning. Both entertainers will be at the 9:30 and 11 a.m. worship services at the cathedral, 12141 Lewis St., Garden Grove. Child care, nursery services and Sunday school classes are available. Information: (714) 971-4000.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 5, 2006 | Martin Miller, Times Staff Writer
Say what you want about John Tesh, but the man inspires people. One blogger was moved to post this remark about the 53-year-old square-jawed celebrity who has sold millions of New Age records and sold out hundreds of concert halls: "The guy's music makes me want to stuff a knitting needle in each ear." Writer Joe Queenan, apparently filled with the same type of zeal for the former host of "Entertainment Tonight," crowned Tesh a "prince" -- but not of something you'd want to be the prince of.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 3, 1997 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
John Tesh--rock 'n' roller? The erstwhile host of TV's vapid "Entertainment Tonight" has been pigeon-holed in his subsequent singing career as a new-age musician. In fact, his remarkably popular albums tend to reflect that genre's breezy and sometimes saccharine instrumental textures. In a loud and aggressive concert Saturday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, the flaxen-haired pianist and his six-man band produced more barrages of headache-inducing sounds than music to meditate by.
NEWS
June 13, 1993 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Tesh and Leeza Gibbons, the telegenic hosts of the weekend edition of "Entertainment Tonight"--Tesh also anchors the daily edition--are throwing their hats into the daily talk-show ring. Their new series "John & Leeza From Hollywood," premieres Monday on NBC. Produced by Paramount Domestic Television, "John and Leeza" is being touted as "a fresh, fun and lively" hourlong show featuring celebrity guests and "entertaining" talk.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 5, 1988 | DANIEL CERONE, Cerone is a Los Angeles-based writer. and
Inside the uniform sheet metal of Sound Stage 28, tucked in the northwest corner of Paramount Studios in Hollywood, the 1,793 taping of "Entertainment Tonight" was taking place. On the set, host John Tesh had just stumbled over a line announcing Vanna White's first television movie, "Venus: Goddess of Love." "I'm sorry," he said to the crew as the camera's eye temporarily blinked shut. "I can't say Vanna's name without getting all choked up."
NEWS
July 26, 1992 | DANIEL CERONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The driving rock and acoustic orchestrations that NBC is using over the next two weeks to convey the power and majesty of the 1992 Olympic Games from Barcelona, Spain, were written and recorded by one of the most widely heard composers in the music industry today. That would be John Tesh. You know, the guy who sits beside Mary Hart each weeknight on "Entertainment Tonight."
ENTERTAINMENT
March 16, 1997 | Sean Mitchell, Sean Mitchell is a frequent contributor to Calendar
It's Monday night, pledge night, at the KCET studios on Sunset Boulevard in east Hollywood, and who is standing in front of the camera, his perfect teeth the latest marketing emblem of public broadcasting, but John Tesh. Yes, John Tesh, the guy from "Entertainment Tonight" and one of the notorious voices of last summer's lachrymose NBC Olympics coverage that opened not so much the tear ducts as the bile ducts of television critics coast to coast.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 5, 2006 | Martin Miller, Times Staff Writer
Say what you want about John Tesh, but the man inspires people. One blogger was moved to post this remark about the 53-year-old square-jawed celebrity who has sold millions of New Age records and sold out hundreds of concert halls: "The guy's music makes me want to stuff a knitting needle in each ear." Writer Joe Queenan, apparently filled with the same type of zeal for the former host of "Entertainment Tonight," crowned Tesh a "prince" -- but not of something you'd want to be the prince of.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 18, 2005 | Martin Miller
John Tesh, recording artist and onetime television host, will be coming to Los Angeles radio full time beginning Monday. "The John Tesh Radio Show" will air seven days a week from 7 p.m. to midnight on KFSH-FM (95.9). The show, launched in April 2003, is already broadcast on more than 230 stations throughout the United States, Canada and New Zealand.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 26, 2002
One wonders what certain dead bluesmen would think of finally having their voices heard by millions of people, only to discover that the artist listed on the record is some guy named Moby ("What Do You See, Moby?" by Robert Hilburn, May 12). Let's hope that Senor Moby's much-flaunted version of Christianity doesn't include a heaven where he meets these bluesmen, or there may be mucho trouble in paradise. Incidentally, the last time I heard a discussion of happy and sad chords was by a member of the band Spinal Tap. Hmmm.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 2000 | ANN W. O'NEILL
If you think "ER" doc Peter Benton's life is complicated, check out what's going on in the life of the actor who plays the brooding TV surgeon. Eriq LaSalle is asking Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ronald M. Sohigian to sort out his personal and legal affairs, which have been complicated by a broken engagement. According to court papers, LaSalle and his girlfriend of five years, Angela Johnson, became engaged last year, purchased a vacation house together, refinanced it, and then broke up.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1999 | CHRISTINE CASTRO
Supermodel Kim Alexis will appear Sunday at the Crystal Cathedral to tell how she's maintained her religious faith while working in Hollywood. And recording artist John Tesh will play piano that morning. Both entertainers will be at the 9:30 and 11 a.m. worship services at the cathedral, 12141 Lewis St., Garden Grove. Child care, nursery services and Sunday school classes are available. Information: (714) 971-4000.
SPORTS
August 4, 1997 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
What: Victory: The sports collection by John Tesh Price: $19.95 Paul McCartney said he awoke one morning with a melody in his head and scribbled the words "scrambled eggs" for the song that later became "Yesterday." John Tesh had a similar experience, awaking one night in Europe with a haunting melody. With no pen and pad at hand, he called home and sang the song into his answering machine. The tune became "Roundball Rock," known to all as the theme music for NBC's NBA basketball coverage.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 23, 1997
Last year I took my mother with me to see John Tesh at the Universal Amphitheatre ("No Irony. No Angst. No Problem," by Sean Mitchell, March 16). Not knowing who John Tesh was, not even from "Entertainment Tonight," she was concerned that the concert would be a loud rock show. I assured her it would be tame. Indeed, I expected the live performance to be only slightly more exciting than the L.A. Philharmonic at the Bowl. Surprisingly, I was mesmerized by the performers and their high energy level.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 29, 1991 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Days and Nights of John Tesh: NBC News said it will get into the celebrity interview business next fall with a new series conducted by John Tesh of "Entertainment Tonight." "One on One With John Tesh," a half-hour weekday show, starts Sept. 9. Tesh will continue as co-host of the syndicated "Entertainment Tonight."
ENTERTAINMENT
April 8, 2006
RE "Make as Much Fun of Him as You Want," by Martin Miller, April 5: John Tesh's humility, sense of humor and sincerity is a breath of fresh air in today's overwrought, arrogant celebrity world. His music, however, still stinks. ROBERT GLEIM Marina del Rey
ENTERTAINMENT
March 16, 1997 | Sean Mitchell, Sean Mitchell is a frequent contributor to Calendar
It's Monday night, pledge night, at the KCET studios on Sunset Boulevard in east Hollywood, and who is standing in front of the camera, his perfect teeth the latest marketing emblem of public broadcasting, but John Tesh. Yes, John Tesh, the guy from "Entertainment Tonight" and one of the notorious voices of last summer's lachrymose NBC Olympics coverage that opened not so much the tear ducts as the bile ducts of television critics coast to coast.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 3, 1997 | DON HECKMAN
The musical star of tonight's KCET pledge drive special is John Tesh, performing yet another of his flamboyant concerts, this time in the lovely setting of Catalina Island. But lurking behind the program is the spirit of Liberace, who would surely have applauded Tesh's ability to convert the dross of superficial music, ostentatiously presented, to the gold of fabulous record sales. The show is filled with pure Tesh music, most of it from his new album, appropriately titled "Avalon."
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