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February 28, 1994 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has as much right to the public airwaves as anyone, and Arsenio Hall can book any guest he wants. If he wishes, Hall can hand over virtually his entire syndicated show to Farrakhan and grovel--as he did, in effect, Friday night. His show, his call. A number of groups slammed Hall for inviting Farrakhan, and publicly urged him to reconsider.
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April 20, 1994 | RICK DU BROW
Arsenio Hall was getting boxed in. After turning late-night TV on its head by bringing to it a new, young, pop-culture sensibility--and rocketing to the runner-up talk-show spot behind Johnny Carson--he suddenly fell victim to high-powered rivals challenging some of his trademarks, including his musical bookings and party atmosphere. NBC's new "Tonight Show," with Jay Leno replacing Carson, seemingly attempted to go the Arsenio route at first in its musical acts.
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BUSINESS
April 19, 1994 | JOHN LIPPMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"The Arsenio Hall Show," once defined as the new model for late-night television, will end production May 27, a victim of declining ratings and an overcrowded talk-show field. The cancellation comes only weeks after the show's producer, Paramount Domestic Television Distribution, vowed that the show was not in trouble. In recent weeks, the show had been dogged by rumors that the lower ratings were making it increasingly difficult for producers to book guests.
BUSINESS
April 19, 1994 | JOHN LIPPMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"The Arsenio Hall Show," once defined as the new model for late-night television, will end production May 27, a victim of declining ratings and an overcrowded talk-show field. The cancellation comes only weeks after the show's producer, Paramount Domestic Television Distribution, vowed that the show was not in trouble. In recent weeks, the show had been dogged by rumors that the lower ratings were making it increasingly difficult for producers to book guests.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 15, 1992 | DANIEL CERONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Country artist Travis Tritt has been banned permanently from "The Tonight Show," according to his manager, Ken Kragen, because Kragen would not cancel Tritt's scheduled November appearance on "The Arsenio Hall Show" to do the NBC program instead.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 1992 | DANIEL CERONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When comedian Rosie O'Donnell's appearance last week on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" was first booked, the show's producers reportedly knew that she was already scheduled to appear two weeks earlier with Madonna on "The Arsenio Hall Show" to promote the summer baseball movie "A League of Their Own." But as her appearance on "Arsenio" drew near, sources close to O'Donnell report that "The Tonight Show" briefly tried to get O'Donnell to drop "Arsenio" so Leno could have her first.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 1990 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
This one you didn't see on the Fox series "Cops." There he was on perhaps every newscast in the nation, as plain as a picture taken through a dirty lens, getting busted and handcuffed in a Washington hotel room by police and FBI agents who barged in as he prepared to leave. These brief excerpts, showing Washington Mayor Marion Barry getting snared in a Jan.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 5, 1992 | DANIEL CERONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After the newest controversy in the pop world broke last week, when former music director and producer Gregory McPherson claimed that teen sensation New Kids on the Block were lip-syncers, the superstars went on the offensive and decided to take their case straight to the highest court in the land. Well, at least the highest court in their land.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 1992 | RICK DU BROW
Everybody talks about Jay and Arsenio, or Arsenio and Jay, when it comes to late-night TV dominance. But there is, lest we forget, another prominent guy out there butting heads with NBC's top-rated "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno and the syndicated comedian Arsenio Hall. "And I'm funnier than both of them," quips the third contender, Ted Koppel of ABC's "Nightline" series. Amid all the talk of who's going to be No.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 1992
We read with interest the article ("Many Riot Victims Aren't Getting Aid, Workers Say," June 5) that discussed the complexities of the efforts to reach the thousands of people in many communities who were impacted by the riots. Local, state, and federal agencies have undertaken an extensive outreach effort to make residents aware of the assistance programs.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 10, 1994 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The head of a prominent Los Angeles public-relations agency was talking this week with a colleague about the best talk shows on which to showcase one of their celebrity clients. The name of late-night host Arsenio Hall came up. The "buzz," they agreed, was not good. "The ratings on Arsenio are down this year," said the executive.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 1994 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has as much right to the public airwaves as anyone, and Arsenio Hall can book any guest he wants. If he wishes, Hall can hand over virtually his entire syndicated show to Farrakhan and grovel--as he did, in effect, Friday night. His show, his call. A number of groups slammed Hall for inviting Farrakhan, and publicly urged him to reconsider.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 22, 1993 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the frenetic world of the late-night talk-show host, many a tear has to fall. But it's Hall who's still in the game. Or so says Arsenio Hall, arguing that reports of his demise in the face of declining ratings, the upcoming Jay Leno-David Letterman battle and the potential loss of affiliates that carry his show have been greatly exaggerated.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 15, 1992 | DANIEL CERONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Country artist Travis Tritt has been banned permanently from "The Tonight Show," according to his manager, Ken Kragen, because Kragen would not cancel Tritt's scheduled November appearance on "The Arsenio Hall Show" to do the NBC program instead.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 8, 1992 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The makers of "Honeymoon in Vegas" hit the jackpot with more than critics and moviegoers last week. The comedy, which shot to the top of the box-office charts in its opening weekend, received an unusual congratulations from Jay Leno and "The Tonight Show" in the form of a full-page ad on the back page of Wednesday's Daily Variety.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 1992 | DANIEL CERONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When comedian Rosie O'Donnell's appearance last week on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" was first booked, the show's producers reportedly knew that she was already scheduled to appear two weeks earlier with Madonna on "The Arsenio Hall Show" to promote the summer baseball movie "A League of Their Own." But as her appearance on "Arsenio" drew near, sources close to O'Donnell report that "The Tonight Show" briefly tried to get O'Donnell to drop "Arsenio" so Leno could have her first.
NEWS
July 13, 1990 | ROBERT BURNS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She's cool, she's funky and she's got the beat, but she wasn't there on Tuesday's Arsenio Hall show. Keyboardist Starr Parodi, who usually makes some of the most eccentric fashion statements on commercial TV, was making a different kind of statement Tuesday when she boycotted the show because of an appearance of controversial comedian Andrew Dice Clay, who frequently targets women, minorities and gays in his disparaging humor.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 8, 1992 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The makers of "Honeymoon in Vegas" hit the jackpot with more than critics and moviegoers last week. The comedy, which shot to the top of the box-office charts in its opening weekend, received an unusual congratulations from Jay Leno and "The Tonight Show" in the form of a full-page ad on the back page of Wednesday's Daily Variety.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 1992 | RICK DU BROW
Everybody talks about Jay and Arsenio, or Arsenio and Jay, when it comes to late-night TV dominance. But there is, lest we forget, another prominent guy out there butting heads with NBC's top-rated "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno and the syndicated comedian Arsenio Hall. "And I'm funnier than both of them," quips the third contender, Ted Koppel of ABC's "Nightline" series. Amid all the talk of who's going to be No.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 1992
We read with interest the article ("Many Riot Victims Aren't Getting Aid, Workers Say," June 5) that discussed the complexities of the efforts to reach the thousands of people in many communities who were impacted by the riots. Local, state, and federal agencies have undertaken an extensive outreach effort to make residents aware of the assistance programs.
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