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Are you ready to meet the Season 11 cast of Dancing with the Stars? Here they are!

August 31, 2010

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900 Raws and counting

August 31, 2010

source: WWE.com

It’s the longest-running weekly episodic television series in U.S. history. It has brought iconic Superstars such as Bret “Hit Man” Hart, Shawn Michaels, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, The Rock and John Cena into millions of homes each week. And on Aug. 30, 2010, it celebrates an unprecedented sports-entertainment milestone – its historic 900th episode.

Now airing in more than 145 countries and reaching half a billion households worldwide, few would imagine that Monday Night Raw came from humble beginnings, emanating from a small New York City theater when it debuted on Jan. 11, 1993. But through its explosive combination of high-octane action, memorable matches, shocking moments and sensational Superstars, Raw has remained Monday night’s most exciting show throughout its 17-and-a-half year history.

To help offer some perspective on how much ground Raw has covered, WWE.com offers up the following (semi) scientifically-calculated facts and figures regarding what 900 episodes works out to. Drag your mouse over the image below to find out all the numbers, and be sure to tune in to the monumental 900th episode of Raw – featuring Superstars from both Raw and SmackDown – on Monday, Aug. 30, at 9/8 CT.

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Primetime Emmy Awards – Opening Number

August 30, 2010
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And The Winners Are?

August 30, 2010
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

ERIC STONESTREET as Cameron Tucker ABC

Modern Family

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

STEVEN LEVITAN, Writer ABC

CHRISTOPHER LLOYD, Writer

Modern Family Pilot

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

JANE LYNCH as Sue Sylvester FOX

Glee

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

RYAN MURPHY, Director FOX

Glee

Pilot – Director’s Cut

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

JIM PARSONS as Sheldon Cooper CBS

The Big Bang Theory

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

EDIE FALCO as Jackie Peyton SHOWTIME

Nurse Jackie

OUTSTANDING REALITY – COMPETITION PROGRAM

TOP CHEF BRAVO

Dan Cutforth, Executive Producer

Jane Lipsitz, Executive Producer

Liz Cook, Executive Producer

Casey Kriley, Executive Producer

Andrew Cohen, Executive Producer

Dave Serwatka, Executive Producer

Rich Buhrman, Co-Executive Producer

Gayle Gawlowski, Co-Executive Producer

Fred Pichel, Co-Executive Producer

Tom Colicchio, Co-Executive Producer

Nan Strait, Co-Executive Producer

Erica Ross, Supervising Producer

Julia Cassidy, Senior Producer

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

MATTHEW WEINER, Writer AMC

ERIN LEVY, Writer

Mad Men

Shut The Door. Have A Seat.

 
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

AARON PAUL as Jesse Pinkman AMC

Breaking Bad

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

ARCHIE PANJABI as Kalinda Sharma CBS

The Good Wife

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

BRYAN CRANSTON as Walter White AMC

Breaking Bad

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

STEVE SHILL, Director SHOWTIME

Dexter

The Getaway

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

KYRA SEDGWICK as Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson TNT

The Closer

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SPECIAL

DAVE BOONE, Writer CBS

PAUL GREENBERG,

Special Material Written By 63rd Annual Tony Awards

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SPECIAL

BUCKY GUNTS, Director NBC

Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony

OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES

THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART COMEDY CENTRAL

Jon Stewart, Executive Producer/Host

Rory Albanese, Executive Producer

Josh Lieb, Executive Producer

Kahane Cooperman, Co-Executive Producer

Steve Bodow, Supervising Producer

Jennifer Flanz, Supervising Producer

Hillary Kun, Supervising Producer

Adam Lowitt, Supervising Producer

Jim Margolis, Supervising Producer

Jill Katz, Producer

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE

JULIA ORMOND as Eustacia (Temple’s Mom) HBO

Temple Grandin

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE

DAVID STRATHAIRN as Dr. Carlock HBO

Temple Grandin

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A DRAMATIC SPECIAL

ADAM MAZER, Writer HBO

You Don’t Know Jack

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE

CLAIRE DANES as Temple Grandin HBO

Temple Grandin

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A DRAMATIC SPECIAL

MICK JACKSON, Director HBO

Temple Grandin

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE

AL PACINO as Dr. Jack Kevorkian HBO

You Don’t Know Jack

OUTSTANDING MINISERIES

THE PACIFIC HBO

Tom Hanks, Executive Producer

Steven Spielberg, Executive Producer

Gary Goetzman, Executive Producer

Tony To, Co-Executive Producer

Graham Yost, Co-Executive Producer

Eugene Kelly, Co-Executive Producer

Bruce C. McKenna, Co-Executive Producer

Cherylanne Martin, Producer

Todd London, Producer

Steven Shareshian, Producer

Tim Van Patten, Supervising Producer

OUTSTANDING MADE FOR TELEVISION MOVIE

TEMPLE GRANDIN HBO

Alison Owen, Executive Producer

Paul Lister, Executive Producer

Anthony Edwards, Executive Producer

Dante Di Loreto, Executive Producer

Emily Gerson Saines, Executive Producer

Gil Bellows, Executive Producer

Scott Ferguson, Produced By

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

MAD MEN AMC

Matthew Weiner, Executive Producer

Scott Hornbacher, Executive Producer

Lisa Albert, Supervising Producer

Blake McCormick, Producer

Dwayne Shattuck, Producer

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES

MODERN FAMILY ABC

Steven Levitan, Executive Producer

Christopher Lloyd, Executive Producer

Jason Winer, Co-Executive Producer

Danny Zuker, Co-Executive Producer

Dan O’Shannon, Co-Executive Producer

Bill Wrubel, Co-Executive Producer

Paul Corrigan, Co-Executive Producer

Brad Walsh, Co-Executive Producer

Jeff Morton, Producer

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DHARMA VAN, HURLEY’S CAMARO, DHARMA JEEP AND SWAN STATION COMPUTER HIGHLIGHT PROFILES IN HISTORY’S “LOST” THE OFFICIAL SHOW AUCTION

August 25, 2010

Buyers From 50 Countries Around the World Took Home Over 1100 Lots of Iconic Props, Costumes and Set Pieces From The Hit ABC Television Series
Calabasas, CA, August 23, 2010- The DHARMA Van, Hurley’s Camaro and the DHARMA Jeep, three hugely iconic symbols from the hit ABC television series, LOST highlighted the just completed two-day “LOST” THE OFFICIAL SHOW AUCTION. Profiles in History conducted the auction in partnership with ABC Studios. Buyers from over 50 countries to competed to purchase their own piece of the show, with winning bids far exceeding anyone’s expectations.
 Highlights include:
·        DHARMA Van: $47,500
·        Dial mechanism & mirror array from the Lighthouse: $27,500
·        Island time-shifting frozen wheel: $22,500
·        DHARMA Jeep: $20,000
·        Hurley’s Camaro: $20,000
·        Daniel Faraday’s journal w/extensive handwritten notes: $20,000
·        Swan Station Computer: $16,000
·        “Pilot” script signed by J.J. Abrams & Damon Lindelof  $15,000
·        Season Six production artwork: $15,000
·        Season One production artwork: $14,000
·        Desmond’s fail-safe key with “Joe Inman” dog tag; $11,000
·        Jack’s death costume from the series finale, “The End”: $9,000
·        Large section of Oceanic Flight 815 wreckage: $9,000
·        Charlie’s “DS” ring: $9,000
·        Locke’s Compass: $8,000
·        Baby Aaron’s crib: $8,000
·        Fragment of Jacob’s tapestry: $6,500
·        Hurley’s winning Mega Lotto Jackpot ticket: $5,500
·        Jack’s Pilot episode costume” $3,000
·        Sawyer’s paperback copy of “Watership Down”:  $2,750
·        Sawyer’s improvised reading glasses from Season Three: $2,250
·        Set chair for Matthew Fox “Jack”: $1,200
Profiles in History’s next Hollywood memorabilia auction is scheduled for
December, 2010.
Hollywood Treasure, a new television show which follows Profiles in
History’s owner Joseph Maddalena on his worldwide search for lost pieces of
Hollywood history, premieres on Syfy November 4, 2010.
About Profiles in History:
Founded in 1985 by Joseph Maddalena, Profiles in History is the nation’s
leading dealer in guaranteed-authentic original historical autographs,
letters, documents, vintage signed photographs and manuscripts.  Profiles in
History has held some of the most prestigious and successful auctions of
Hollywood memorabilia. Their auctions include costumes, props and set pieces
from both vintage and contemporary film, television, and rock ‘n roll.
Profiles in History’s location in Calabasas Hills, CA- virtually a stone’s
throw away from every major Hollywood studio – ensures a constant flow of
fantastic and rare collectibles. With an extensive network of dealers,
collectors, and institutions, they are proud to play an important role in
the preservation of motion picture history.
Prior Profiles in History Hollywood auctions highlights include the
“Cowardly Lion” costume from The Wizard of Oz ($805,000); a full-scale model
T-800 Endoskeleton from Terminator 2: Judgment Day ($488,750); Marilyn
Monroe’s “Diamonds” dress from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes ($356,500); a King
Kong six-sheet movie poster ($345,000); the Command Chair from the “U.S.S.
Enterprise” ($304,750); the original “Robot” from Lost in Space
($264,500); Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber ($240,000); Margaret Hamilton’s
“Wicked Witch” hat from The Wizard of Oz ($230,000); the Black Beauty car
from The Green Hornet ($192,000); George Reeves’ Superman costume from The
Adventures of Superman ($126,500); the H.R. Giger designed Alien creature
suit from Alien ($126,500); a full-scale T-Rex head from Jurassic Park
($126,500), the Leaping Alien Warrior figure from Aliens ($126,500),
Christopher Reeve’s ‘Superman’ costume from Superman: The Movie ($115,000),
C-3PO’s helmet ($120,000),  The Wizard of Oz ‘Winkie’ Guard Costume
($115,000); a “Ming the Merciless” cape from Flash Gordon ($115,000) and the
Hydraulic screen-used Velociraptor from The Lost World: Jurassic Park II
($115,000).

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Spike TV’s Deadliest Warrior, Season Three!

August 16, 2010

MORE EPIC BATTLES BETWEEN HISTORY’S GREATEST WARRIORS!

Spike TV Renews The Multi-Platform Hit Series

“Deadliest Warrior” For A Third Season

Navy SEAL Richard “Mack” Machowicz Joins The Cast

Los Angeles, CA, August 16, 2010 – History’s most lethal combatants will continue the fight for ultimate supremacy as Spike TVrenews “Deadliest Warrior,” the network’s first original franchise hit, for a third season, it was announced today by Sharon Levy, executive vice president, original programming, Spike TV.  The series has averaged 1.6 million viewers over it first two seasons, the most recent airing from April-July.  The season 2 finale on July 27 was the #2 ranked show on cable in its timeslot.  The third season of “Deadliest Warrior” will premiere 10 episodes in Summer 2011.

Mack, a Navy SEAL and former host and producer of “Future Weapons” and “Weapons That Changed The World,” joins the cast for the new season. Mack brings a warrior’s perspective to this series, as well as a weapons and battle tactician’s expertise.  Mack will provide viewers a richer understanding of the men behind the weapons and provide insight into the specific military strategies of all the featured warriors.  His expertise with soldier craft and military hardware comes from his experience as a 10-year veteran of the U.S. Navy SEALs.  During his service tenure, he participated in numerous tactical operations with SEAL Team ONE and TWO.  While at SEAL Team TWO, he was attached to the training cadre as the Leading Petty Officer of Land, Mountain and Arctic Warfare.  He also has over 30 years experience in the martial arts, studying such systems as muay thai boxing, Jeet Kune Do, kickboxing, aikido, jujitsu, savate, arnis and karate.

Mack joins series regulars Geoff Desmoulin and Dr. Armand Dorian for season 3. Desmoulin, a biomedical engineer and karate black belt, is in charge of creating and executing all of the various and often intricate tests that are performed and subsequently entered into the show’s computer system.  Dorian analyzes the lethal potential of each attack on the human body and discusses the type of medical treatments which were available at the time to treat such wounds.

“Deadliest Warrior” is produced by 44 Blue Productions, Inc. with Rasha Drachkovitch and Tim Warren serving as executive producers.

The new season will delve deeper into the history of the legendary warriors to create an even more comprehensive composite of these formidable combatants.  Season 3 will also expand its scientific exploration of the warriors’ weaponry, illustrating its innovation and technology.

“We are confident the innovations to Spike’s franchise hit, “Deadliest Warrior,” will be a big hit with show’s ever-growing fan base,” said Levy.  “The addition of more scientific explanation behind the weapons and the historical context of the warriors will enhance the viewers’ experience.”

Deadliest Warrior: The Game” for Xbox LIVE Arcade has been a top-selling title on Xbox LIVE Marketplace, selling over 190,000 units within the first month of its July 14 release.

Also returning for a new season in conjunction with the new episodes will be Spike.com’s, original round table discussion series, “Deadliest Warrior – The Aftermath.”  For Season 2, it continued to be hugely successful, maintaining the online interest between episodes and generating a total of 2.7 million video views.  “Deadliest Warrior” also performed well on Xbox LIVE Marketplace, ranking as one of the highest selling TV series on the platform. In fact, since launching in April 2009, over 380,000 “Deadliest Warrior” episodes have been downloaded across various download-to-own platforms (iTunes, Xbox, PSN, etc).

    Deadliest Warrior” show pages on Spike.com attracted a season average of over 227,000 weekly unique visitors.  Show-related videos generated over 16.6 million video views during the course of the season.

    Along with the use of 21st century science and the latest in CGI technology, the series enlists warrior-specific, world-class fighters and experts to provide insight into what makes these combatants tick, analyzing every facet of their unique skills of destruction, culminating in a head-to-head final fight between two legends of the battlefield that will produce the deadliest warrior.  The recent second season featured such iconic warriors such as SWAT, Attila the Hun, Alexander the Great, Aztec Jaguar, Jesse James Gang, Al Capone Gang, Roman Centurion, India’s Rajput Warrior, Somali Pirate, KGB and CIA.

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    David Hasselhoff Roast features tonight on comedy central

    August 16, 2010

    This year’s list of Hoff-Roasters reads like a virtual ‘Who’s Who’ of Howard Stern Show elite.  Foul-mouthed frau Lisa Lampanelli hit the dais along with HSS regulars Gilbert Gottfried and Greg Giraldo. Roaster and comedienne Whitney Cummings is another Howard Stern Show connection.  Cummings has made multiple appearances on HSS and came in second during the show’s “Funniest Hottest Chick” contest in 2008.

    Perpetual Howard Stern Show guest Hulk Hogan and official second-greatest guest in HSS history Pamela Anderson also roasted the hamburger binging, alcoholic Baywatch-star-turned-talent judge.

    Seth MacFarlane is David Hasselhoff’s roastmaster.