January 9, 1993 |
Football and specials will be the main sources of TV entertainment this weekend, with a premiere of a travel documentary on Arts & Entertainment, a reunion on CBS and the NFL's conference semifinals on CBS and NBC. Carol Burnett is getting her gang back together for "The Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion," Sunday on Channels 2 and 8. It's been 14 years since the show's original cast of Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman, Tim Conway and Lyle Waggoner has performed as a troupe.
April 10, 1988 |
Talk about a show biz twist. . . . A crew member who once worked with best-actress nominee Sally Kirkland relates: Back in the fall of 1981, Kirkland was set to be the leading lady in "Gypsy Angels." Described as "a barnstorming love story," it was all about a pilot who travels the country--doing air shows and crop dusting--who falls in love with a woman who's a former topless dancer. But Kirkland never went before the cameras.
November 27, 1988 |
Ever seen those late-night cable TV programs that masquerade as talk shows but are really advertisements for baldness remedies and real estate correspondence courses? Then you also know how most are hosted by actors whose careers have seen better days--like Robert Vaughn and Lyle Waggoner. So what's John Ritter, the still-hot star of ABC's "Hooperman," doing pushing a videotape that promises to help high school and college students get better grades?
June 1, 1990
A feature film about a heterosexual doctor who re-examines his life after he tests positive for AIDS--filmed in Orange County, financed by an Orange County doctor and directed by a graduate of Orange Coast College--will, fittingly enough, have its premiere in the county. The producers of "A Different Life" are still looking for a distributor, but in the meantime they have booked the film into the Valley View Twin Cinemas in Garden Grove for a one-week run, today through Thursday.
April 21, 1991 |
You turn on the TV, and there's Ali MacGraw or Meredith Baxter Birney, talking in their best close-personal-friend voices about makeup tips. But they're not just suggesting that smoky topaz eye shadow, they're selling it. Welcome to the world of infomercials. Thanks to Federal Communications Commission deregulation, those 30-minute spots that look like talk shows but are really commercials for things such as makeup and cookie diets now appear on 2,000 TV stations.