This reminder just in from MARC BERMAN’S PROGRAMMING INSIDER:

TV Land Celebrates Elvis’ Birthday:
TV Land will commemorate the 74th birthday of the legendary Elvis Presley with a 9 pm. to 12 a.m. programming block on Thursday, Jan. 8 themed “The King’s Birthday Bash.” The festivities will kick-off with Myths and Legends: Elvis, followed by documentary Elvis and the Presleys and a repeat of the Myths and Legends episode.


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KARA DIOGUARDI was not added as the fourth judge of AMERICAN IDOL just because she had a pretty face.  DIOGUARDI is a record producer, singer, songwriter and she is expected to breath new life into the tired tried and true threesome of PAULA, RANDY and SIMON. KARA recently talked with us about her experience on Idol. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR BELOW)

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TINA FEY was a writer who kinda/sorta accidentally became an actor through her work on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. ALEC BALDWIN, on the other hand, is an Oscar nominee who’s beeen getting gigs in Hollywood for over 25 Years. Yet, last fall, there they were both getting EMMY awards for 30 Rock. Even so, she doesn’t exactly feel like she’s caught up with him in the acting department. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR BELOW)

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KIEFER SUTHERLAND has had a pretty solid acting career in pretty good films (Flatliners, A Few Good Men, Stand By Me, Young Guns) as well as a few stinkers (anyone remember The Cowboy Way?). But it’s the TV series 24 that’s been his bread and butter since 2001. For him, the series is more than just a hefty paycheck, it’s where finds his sense of community.

The Two hour season premiere of “24″ airs Sunday night on FOX (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR BELOW)

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This day in 1950 saw the big screen release of LAWRENCE WELK AND HIS CHAMPAGNE MUSIC. This is how IMDB describes it and, honestly, we just couldn’t improve:

Lawrence Welk and his Champagne Music (and Orchestra) are playing their music in a fictional nightclub setting in which one of the band musicians is out in the audience playing a stage-struck fictional waiter who, in his efforts to get the Maestro to recognize his whistling ability, and bring him up on stage as a new discovery, keeps dropping dishes on the fictional audience. Welk lets him come on stage and amaze everybody on the fiction nightclub set with his amazing whistling. At least, when he was dropping dishes and whistling. Welk’s orchestra wasn’t playing a polka. There is always a bright side.

 


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On this day in 1948, TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE saw it’s release. A classic by any standard, the film features great performances by HUMPHREY BOGART and WALTER HOUSTON.

 


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Actress ANNE HATHAWAY gave us a few minutes in prep for the release of her new comedy, BRIDE WARS. HATHAWAY says it’s not just another ‘chick flick’ and we should listen to her friend Dave.


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JILLIAN MICHAELS is one of the world’s most recognizable fitness trainers thanks to her work on the NBC series THE BIGGEST LOSER.  The name of the reality series (though catchy) might not be fitting, however, since the contestants on the program all take a huge shot at changing their lives. 

In the attached clip, MICHAELS talks about why she continues to be a part of THE BIGGEST LOSER: 

THE BIGGEST LOSER: COUPLES premieres Tuesday night with a 2-hour episode


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Really?!?…Well, FU too!

 


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January can be a very cruel month:


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