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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
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
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.
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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.
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.
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September 20, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Jay Z and Beyonce can flaunt all they want -- the husband and wife have been named Forbes' highest-earning celebrity couple for the second year in a row. The music moguls, who married in 2008, locked in an estimated $95 million in earnings in the past year, the mag said .  The magazine compiled the list by talking to managers, agents, producers and other "in-the-know folks" to get the estimates between June 2012 and June 2013. However, the earnings do not take into account taxes, agents fees and other celebrity-releated expenses.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 19, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
The brewing Kate Upton-Maksim Chmerkovskiy romance has finally been confirmed.  The voluptuous Sports Illustrated swimsuit model and "Dancing With the Stars" alum have acknowledged their relationship, thanks to Chmerkovskiy opening up to Us Weekly.  "She's an amazing person," the ballroom-dancing hunk told the mag. PHOTOS: Kate Upton through the years "We have an incredible time together, and, you know, I definitely didn't...
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September 17, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
As if we need another reason to love Sandra Bullock. "The Heat" star is Vogue magazine's October 2013 cover girl just before the release of her highly anticipated lost-in-space thriller "Gravity," co-starring George Clooney and helmed by Spanish director Alfonso Cuaron. She calls Cuaron's groundbreaking film - his first in seven years - "a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" and her performance is already generating Oscar buzz . Bullock has been in the spotlight since the 1990s and writer Jason Gay harps on her relatability in the piece, her 40 films and $3.5 billion in accumulated global box office.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 7, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman
When Julianne Hough arrived in Los Angeles at 18 after leaving her devout Mormon family behind in Utah, she quickly realized she was a novelty in Hollywood. “People were really curious about why I didn't drink,” she recalled, standing on a red carpet Tuesday evening promoting her new film, “Paradise.” “They were always asking if I was sober. I was like, 'No, I'm just Mormon.' It was kind of a shock for them, and they treated me like a little toy.” Hough, now 25, found herself reflecting on her upbringing as she prepared for “Paradise,” screenwriter Diablo Cody's directorial debut, which premieres on DirecTV on Friday.
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