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August 27, 2012 | By Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times,  
As the No. 1 late-night show for most of the past half-century, "The Tonight Show" has been vital to NBC's fortunes. It was the network's most profitable entertainment program during its 1990s peak, kicking an estimated $100 million to the bottom line annually. And today? "Tonight" is in trouble. This month, the show saw wide layoffs for only the second time in its 58-year history, with about 20 people losing their jobs and host Jay Leno taking a pay cut that lopped off more than 10% from his estimated $26-million annual salary.
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August 27, 2012 | By Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times,  
As the No. 1 late-night show for most of the past half-century, "The Tonight Show" has been vital to NBC's fortunes. It was the network's most profitable entertainment program during its 1990s peak, kicking an estimated $100 million to the bottom line annually. And today? "Tonight" is in trouble. This month, the show saw wide layoffs for only the second time in its 58-year history, with about 20 people losing their jobs and host Jay Leno taking a pay cut that lopped off more than 10% from his estimated $26-million annual salary.
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August 16, 2012 | By Nicole Sperling, Los Angeles Times,  
In one of the final scenes in the new musical drama "Sparkle," Whitney Houston, playing a strict, religious-minded mother and former star, teases Jordin Sparks, playing her daughter that she won't sit too close to the front of the auditorium to watch the girl make her singing debut for fear of upstaging her. Unfortunately, the untimely death of the Grammy-winning singer-actress in February threatens to do just that - Houston's posthumous presence is...
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August 16, 2012 | By Nicole Sperling, Los Angeles Times,  
In one of the final scenes in the new musical drama "Sparkle," Whitney Houston, playing a strict, religious-minded mother and former star, teases Jordin Sparks, playing her daughter that she won't sit too close to the front of the auditorium to watch the girl make her singing debut for fear of upstaging her. Unfortunately, the untimely death of the Grammy-winning singer-actress in February threatens to do just that - Houston's posthumous presence is...
ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
The final shoe has yet to drop for "Sex and the City's" Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda, according to the franchise's star, Sarah Jessica Parker. But that doesn't necessarily mean a third "Sex and the City" film based on the HBO comedy is already being cobbled together. In an appearance Wednesday appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," the 48-year-old actress confronted the notion of another iteration of the sartorially charged series about the sexual exploits and relationships of four well-heeled New York women.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Lauren Conrad has kept a low TV profile since she ended her reality TV days of MTV's "Laguna Beach" and its spinoff "The Hills. " And she's not itching to get back in that spotlight. "I only ever got to tell half my story," Conrad told Marie Claire, which she covers in the July 2013 issue. "People are very quick to judge these days, especially behind the anonymity of a screen name. It's very easy to say, 'I hate her, I hate what she wore, she seems mean.' But you're only seeing a small fraction of her life.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Victoria's Secret model Kylie Bisutti says that she "felt like a piece of meat" working for the lingerie giant and now the company is firing back saying that she was never an "Angel. " "I was being paid to strip down and pose provocatively to titillate men. It wasn't about modeling clothes anymore; I felt like a piece of meat," the 23-year-old model said in a first-person piece published in the New York Post on Wednesday. In the article, she rails against the lifestyle she led as an up-and-coming model living in New York and her issues with eating disorders and insecurities.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 30, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Basketball star Dwyane Wade is a three-time father, according to several reports, but the newest child's mother is not his fiancee, actress Gabrielle Union. The Miami Heat champ, 31, recently welcomed a baby boy with an unnamed woman, Gossip Cop reports , and allegedly fathered the love child while he and Union were "on a break. " Wade had reportedly known the woman "for many years," a source told "Entertainment Tonight," which first reported the news. PHOTOS: The Hollywood baby boom Union, 41, of "Being Mary Jane," reportedly knew about the child before Wade proposed, the site said.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Eva Longoria is backing up her beauty with a whole lot of brain. The actress graduated with a master's degree Wednesday. Longoria, 38, took home a real degree (not an honorary one) in Chicano studies from Cal State Northridge, where she physically attended classes for three years, according to TMZ. " Big day today!!! Very excited to graduate for my master's degree in Chicano studies! You're never too old or too busy to continue your education!" the actress wrote on her Who Say site Wednesday, sharing loads of pics of her big day, posing with her family, cohorts and diploma.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 8, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Danielle Fishel is opening up about a rather awkward encounter with "Full House" patriarch Bob Saget that happened while she and others from the "T.G.I.F. " crew - ABC's '90s Friday-night lineup comedies - were en route to the Magic Kingdom. "One time we were all on a private jet going to Disney World, and my mom, dad and brother were also with me," the "Boy Meets World" actress said in a Q&A with Maxim. "We had these four seats facing each other with curtains, so we had our own little private family area.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Sofia Vergara has topped Forbes' list of highest-paid prime-time TV actresses for the second year in a row. The Emmy-nominated "Modern Family" star's ranking comes embedded in the financial magazine's Celebrity 100 list, which sees TV queen Oprah Winfrey in the No. 1 spot overall. Vergara ranks No. 54 on that list, with the likes of female performers Madonna, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Ellen DeGeneres and Jennifer Lawrence ahead of her. Vergara, 41, raked in $30 million thanks to a major boost in her salary and endorsement deals with Diet Pepsi, CoverGirl, Rooms to Go, Comcast, State Farm Insurance and thyroid medicine Synthroid, according to the mag . Those deals are said to make her one of the "most in-demand spokespeople" because she has that whole crossover appeal thing going on. The actress' K-Mart clothing line is thriving, and she sits as executive producer of ABC's new drama "Killer Women.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Melissa Rauch, a.k.a. Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz from "The Big Bang Theory," is showing that she's got just as much brawn as she's got brain in the latest issue of Maxim. And here she follows in costar Kaley Cuoco's 2011 footsteps ... The petite star of the Emmy-winning CBS comedy vamped it up in a dominatrix-style jumpsuit and a black bra and bustier that showed off her ample cleavage, teasing her photo spread in the December issue of the men's magazine. PHOTOS: 50 most beautiful female celebrities It's definitely a titillating departure from the demure dresses and classy cardigans Bernie sports as a doctorate-holding microbiologist on the hit sitcom.
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