October 10, 1986
Rona Barrett, known mostly as an on-camera reporter of the Hollywood scene, will be behind the cameras in a new deal with NBC. Barrett and her company, Rona Barrett Communications, will produce TV movies for the network in conjunction with NBC Productions. Brandon Tartikoff, president of NBC Entertainment, said Barrett "will create novels for television based on her reporting of the entertainment industry's unique people and life styles." The first film is scheduled for the 1987 season.
January 17, 1988
Did Goldstein do any research for his column of the worst 10 albums of 1987? I am still not sure if he was trying to be serious, or if the whole column was a joke. Has anyone told him that there is no song titled "As Tears Go By" on Carly Simon's "Coming Around Again." While the song "As Time Goes By" is not the high point of the album, it in no way makes it a candidate for one of the worst of 1987. I understand Goldstein is the Rona Barrett of The Times, but when did he raise himself to critic?
January 26, 1989 |
Rona Barrett can sum up in a word what the year 1988 had been like. "Lousy." After all, she wasn't starring on television. She wasn't reporting on radio. She wasn't writing a column. And she wasn't editing a newsletter. And there was talk, considerable talk, that Miss Rona was not just washed up but left hanging out to dry.
February 21, 1985 |
Hollywood reporter Rona Barrett will make her national radio debut April 15 on the Mutual network with daily entertainment reports and celebrity interviews, Mutual officials announced Wednesday. Barrett will host a 3 1/2-minute news interview program, "Rona Barrett's Celebrity Talk," will provide a 90-second daily segment of show business commentary and reviews, and will contribute entertainment reports for Mutual's "America in the Morning" show.
June 7, 1985
Rona Barrett, who recently resumed her career as an entertainment reporter for Mutual Radio, said Thursday she will return to television in September as senior correspondent for "Entertainment Tonight." Barrett, who pioneered the reporting of entertainment news on TV beginning in 1966, also will do interviews for "Entertainment This Week" and the upcoming syndicated show "America." All three programs are produced by Paramount.
April 5, 1986 |
After only nine months as "senior correspondent" of "Entertainment Tonight," Rona Barrett said Friday that she is quitting the syndicated show-biz news program to "pursue other interests." Her resignation is effective on April 20. "To oversimplify things, she really wants to go out and do her own show," said Frank Kelly, a senior vice president at Paramount Television, a co-producer of the series and its weekend edition, "Entertainment This Week," which she also is leaving.