Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Laughter and Reflection
Comedy legend Carol Burnett's career has spanned over five decades and the entertainment industry is better because of it. Though Burnett's first big breaks came on television variety shows, it was her performances on Broadway that really set her apart. From there, Burnett began making numerous television appearances before eventually landing her own groundbreaking variety show, "The Carol Burnett Show." Thought not as much in the spotlight today as in the past, Burnett, at the age of 70, continues to make appearances on TV, and recently released a new book about her time in show business titled This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection. Fans of the Carol Burnett show can now own them on DVD.
FACTOID - Carol Burnett always tugged at her left ear before signing off as a tribute to her late grandmother.
Though he began his career as a dry, sarcastic correspondent on "The Daily Show," it was his role as Michael Scott, the obnoxious and highly unprofessional regional manager on NBC's "The Office," that launched Steve Carell into super-stardom. But now that his time in the Office has come to a close, he's able to concentrate even more on using his comedic talents on the big screen. Carell has become one of Hollywood's most sought after leading men after starring in a string of blockbusters including The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Dan in Real Life, Evan Almighty, Get Smart, Dinner for Schmucks and Little Miss Sunshine. On July 3rd, Steve returning as evil genius "Gru" in the new animated sequel Despicable Me 2. Follow steve on Twitter.
After over 100 days playing the game, "Boston Rob" Mariano finally did what his wife had done years ago, won the game ofSurvivor. The fourth time was the charm for one of the most famous players of all time. By beating Phillip and Natalie (also in the final three) Mariano was able to claim the One Million Dollar prize for the first time. This season on Survivor: Redemption Island, Rob and Russell joined 14 new castaways in an all new game. Rob took control of his tribe early, and rode his alliance all the way to the end. During the live reunion show, he was named the winner of the game, and also claimed a bonus $100,000 for being voted as the "Sprint Player of the Game."
For longer than we can remember comedian Tim Bedore has been calling in or stopping by to deliver an editorial in which he talks about whatever happens to be on his mind. These musings can range from his relationship with his daughter, to hot topics in the news, and even updates on how the animal kingdom is waging war on mankind. From the Animal Conspiracy to his daughter Claire, Tim takes us inside his mind, and with the help of a few sound effects, puts together one of our favorite features. Follow Tim on Facebook.