Two thousand people who make reality television gathered this week for a convention in Washington, D.C. No appearances from Snooki or Padma, but there were representatives from Celebrity Wife Swap, Deadliest Catch and Rocket City Rednecks. Hundreds of producers vied for the chance to pitch network executives their ideas for new shows.
Miles Davis was honored with a postage stamp, but his childhood home has fallen into disrepair. Only a few homes of the talented and famous become tourist meccas like Graceland or Monticello. Architecture, beauty and politics all play a role.
In 1988, journalist Tom Rose was sent to Barrow, Alaska, to cover the dramatic rescue of three gray whales. His book has been adapted into a movie called Big Miracle — but the real miracle is how this event became a news story at all.
Gary Oldman, who just got his first Academy Award nomination for his performance in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, answers three questions about Up with People — a horde of wholesome, smiley young people who performed four Super Bowl halftime shows back in the day.
Ben Gazzara has died at the age of 81. The actor known for his brooding tough-guy presence died of pancreatic cancer Friday in New York. Gazzara made his big break into film with his role as an accused killer in Otto Preminger's 1959 courtroom drama Anatomy of a Murder.
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