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Laila Ali (‘The Masked Singer’) exit interview after Panda unmasking: ‘I was a ball of nerves out there’ [Watch]

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Laila Ali (‘The Masked Singer’) exit interview after Panda unmasking: ‘I was a ball of nerves out there’ [Watch]
During Wednesday’s episode of “The Masked Singer” Season 2, Laila Ali — Not Homer Simpson — was revealed to be hiding behind the Panda mask. This undefeated boxing champion faced off against Flamingo in the initial vote and Leopard in the Smackdown, losing both head-to-head match-ups on Fox’s wild and wacky reality show. In her “The Masked Singer” exit interview, the famed daughter of Muhammad Ali proclaimed, “I was a ball of nerves out there, but it was so much fun.” Watch the video above.

SEENinja revealed as ‘The Masked Singer’ Ice Cream: ‘I overcame one of the craziest fears that I’ve ever had’ [Watch]

“This entire experience has been amazing,” Laila declared. Of course, she’s no stranger to reality TV, having hosed the revival of “American Gladiators” and appeared on “Celebrity Apprentice.” That’s why it’s a surprise none of the panelists — Nicole Scherzinger, Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy
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Spotlight: Laila Ali's Charity Work

Laila Ali is a world-class athlete, fitness & wellness expert, cooking enthusiast, founder of the Laila Ali Lifestyle Brand and mother of two toddler-aged children. In addition to her latest work as a cast member of NBC’s highly touted reality program “Stars Earn Stripes” where she competed to raise money for a charity that supports veterans and their children, Laila is currently the host of “Everyday Health” airing nationwide on ABC, and former co-host of “American Gladiators.” Laila also authored and published a motivational book for young women titled “Reach!”. She has appeared in various cooking segments on Rachael Ray, as well as Food Network’s “Emeril,” “Paula Dean” and “Chopped All-Stars” with tasty recipes geared towards a healthy, active lifestyle. In 2007 she captured the hearts of millions and made it to the final round of the fourth season of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” She’s also appeared
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Rob Silverstein Out as ‘Access Hollywood’ Executive Producer After 20 Years

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Rob Silverstein, exec producer of NBC’s entertainment newsmagazine “Access Hollywood” and its spinoffs, is leaving the syndication franchise after 20 years at the helm. He’ll be replaced by “Hot Bench” alumnus Maureen FitzPatrick.

Silverstein’s departure was announced Tuesday morning at a staff meeting for “Access” producers. Silverstein was also exec producer of the hourlong talk show “Access Live,” hosted by Kit Hoover and Natalie Morales, and the hourlong weekend edition of “Access.” In a note to “Access” staffers, Silverstein acknowledged that his “vision of the show moving forward differs from the management team, so we have agreed today will be my final day as Ep.”

FitzPatrick came into the NBCUniversal fold last year and had been working as a consultant on the “Access” shows. NBC execs felt the time was right to bring in a fresh perspective on the series and evolve the format. Silverstein will continue to
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Rob Silverstein Out, Maureen FitzPatrick In As Executive Producer Of ‘Access’ & ‘Access Live’

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Veteran TV executive Maureen FitzPatrick has been tapped as executive producer of the nationally syndicated and Emmy-nominated daily entertainment news program Access, and daily one-hour syndicated entertainment news talk show Access Live, both distributed by NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution. She is replacing Rob Silverstein, who will continue to have a first look development deal with NBCU.

“Maureen is an extremely talented and creative producer with extensive experience and a proven track record in navigating many different dayparts and genres,” said Tracie Wilson, Executive Vice President, Creative Affairs, NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution. “We are looking forward to her creative insight and expertise as we build upon the success of these long-standing and iconic programs.”

FitzPatrick joined NBCUniversal in early 2018 as a development and creative executive, where she worked as a consultant for both Access and Access Live. She also developed several concepts and pilots for the syndication division and oversaw the
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Gina Carano Joins ‘Star Wars’ Series "The Mandalorian"

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Gina Carano Joins ‘Star Wars’ Series
Gina Carano has been cast in “The Mandalorian,” Variety has confirmed with sources.

The exact nature of the actress and former mixed martial arts (MMA) star’s role in the “Star Wars” series is being kept under wraps. She joins Pedro Pascal in the series, whom Variety reported earlier this week was in negotiations to star.

Carano first came to national attention for her MMA prowess, compiling a professional record of 7-1 while competing in organizations like Strikeforce and EliteXC. She also appeared in the 2008 reboot of “American Gladiators.” As an actress, she starred in the Steven SoderberghHaywire” and has also starred in films like “Deadpool,” “Fast & Furious 6,” and “Kickboxer: Vengeance.”

She is repped by Gersh and The Syndicate.

Jon Favreau penned “The Mandalorian,” which is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. It follows the travails of a
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Seth Rogen is Looking to Revive American Gladiators

I used to watch American Gladiators all the time when I was growing up! I used to love that show! I even set up an obstacle course in my back yard once that I made my brothers run through as a shot pennies at them with a slingshot. The show was obviously a great influence on me when I was a kid. Now it might be a great influence on our own kids! 

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are currently looking to revive the series with MGM and producer John Ferraro and they have been shopping it around to networks. The series will pit everyday people against big buff athletes and it will involve different challenges.

The original American Gladiator was a big hit and ran for almost seven years from 1989 to 1996. It was later in 2008 with Hulk Hogan and Laila Ali as hosts, but it wasn't that good. Maybe
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‘American Gladiators’ Reboot on the Way, Executive Produced by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg

‘American Gladiators’ Reboot on the Way, Executive Produced by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg
Longtime collaborators Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg have worn a lot of hats over the years. They’ve worked together as co-writers and co-produers on projects like Superbad, Pineapple Express, and Sausage Party, and they both wrote, produced and directed the stellar apocalyptic comedy This Is The End. Lately, the two have been dabbling on television […]

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TVLine Items: Goldbergs' Next '80s Riff, ABC Renews Game Shows and More

A member of the Goldbergs clan is going to experience a case of the Molly Ringwalds: The ABC comedy’s Season 6 premiere will pay tribute to the John Hughes film Sixteen Candles.

The episode — airing Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 8/7c — centers on Adam’s 16th birthday. Unfortunately for him, “his parents are too distracted by Barry and Lainey’s engagement and Erica’s band ambitions to remember their youngest son’s big day,” the official description reads. “But the situation presents an opportunity for Adam to ask Erica to put him on the high school social map.”

The series’ past homages
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‘American Gladiators’ Revival Being Shopped by MGM TV, Seth Rogen

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‘American Gladiators’ Revival Being Shopped by MGM TV, Seth Rogen
American Gladiators” may be the next show to get the revival treatment.

The physical competition series — which pit everyday contestants against celebrities on an obstacle course — is being shopped around to networks by studio MGM Television, with Seth Rogen and his producing partner Evan Goldberg expected to executive produce, an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap.

John Ferraro, the producer behind the original series, is also attached to the revival.

American Gladiators” ran in syndication from 1989 to 1996 in syndication by studio Samuel Goldwyn Television (now MGM Television) and Ferraro. The series was briefly revived at NBC in 2008 with Hulk Hogan and Laila Ali as hosts.

The revival would join a long list of shows that have either already been brought back or are currently in the works,
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‘American Gladiators’ Revival Pumping Up At MGM Television With Seth Rogen As Ep

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‘American Gladiators’ Revival Pumping Up At MGM Television With Seth Rogen As Ep
Exclusive: A revival of the popular physical competition show American Gladiators, which pits everyday people against famous athletes through an obstacle course is being shopped around by MGM. John Ferraro, the producer of the original Ag, is involved as are Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg who are expected to serve as executive producers.

The original American Gladiator was a hit and ran for almost seven years from 1989 to 1996 in syndication; that was produced and distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Television with Ferraro. American Gladiators then was revived again in 2008 with Hulk Hogan and Laila Ali as hosts.

The American Gladiators series was considered a syndication darling, repeatedly racking up ratings for its time slot and was so successful that other programs ended up spinning off from it to try to cash in on that momentum. We hear that MGM is currently talking to distributors who are interested in the revival.

MGM Television,
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'American Gladiators' Eyeing Another Revival

'American Gladiators' Eyeing Another Revival
American Gladiators could stage another comeback. Rights holder MGM Television is developing a revival with co-creator John Ferraro, and Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg onboard as executive producers.

A perfect example of reality IP that hasn’t been looked at in a while, the original series was a blend of WWE wrestling and American Ninja Warrior — successfully airing in syndication from 1989 to 1996. There was a primetime revival in 2008, what proved to be a calling card of the Ben Silverman era at NBC, which saw initial success as a schedule filler during the writers strike but ultimately only ...
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Sports Emmys: CBS Leads Nets & ESPN Tops Network Groups

CBS got the game ball tonight at the 39th annual Sports Emmys, taking home a network-leading eight trophies at the Lincoln Center ceremony in Manhattan. Its coverage of the New England Patriots’ comback win against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2018 Afc Championship Game was the most-honored program with five statuettes.

Last year’s champion, Fox, was the runner-up with six awards, followed by ESPN with five. The Worldwide Leader led all network groups with 10 Sports Emmys, followed by CBS with eight and Fox Sports Media Group and NBC Sports Group with six apiece. Check out the complete list of winners from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences here.

Three programs tied for the second-most hardware tonight, with CBS’ 118th Army-Navy Game — which also took the marquee Outstanding Live Sporst Event category — ESPN’s College Game Day and Nascar on Fox all grabbing three apiece. ESPN2’s E:60 was the only other multiple winner.
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Dwayne Johnson will Host New Athletic Competition Show “Titan Games”

It has been revealed that Dwayne Johnson will be hosting a new athletic competition show called Titan Games, which will be broadcast on NBC in the not so distant future. For those who are curious, said show will see competitors taking on its titular Titans in a series of physical challenges, which should make for an interesting spectacle for those who love shows such as American Gladiators as well as American Ninja Warrior. In fact, it should be mentioned that Johnson came up with the idea for the show while he was watching American Ninja Warrior, which happens to be

Dwayne Johnson will Host New Athletic Competition Show “Titan Games”
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Why did kids have such a hard time on Legends Of The Hidden Temple?

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Nickelodeon’s Legends Of The Hidden Temple was basically American Gladiators with children and an archaeologic twist, with kids completing obstacle courses and answering trivia questions to uncover the secrets behind the temples. Serving as the announcer and the guardian of the temples was voice actor Dee Bradley…

Read more...
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'Glow': Everything You Need to Know About Netflix's 1980s Lady-Wrestler Show

'Glow': Everything You Need to Know About Netflix's 1980s Lady-Wrestler Show
During the 1980s pro wrestling boom, television was overrun with musclebound men in colorful tights, slamming each other to the canvas in arenas across the country. Then, in 1986, promoter David McLane and director Matt Cimber came up with a syndicated TV series spotlighting what they called the "Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling," a.k.a. G.L.O.W. For the next few years, they had a hit with a show that featured a diverse cast of mostly ordinary-looking women – as opposed to the weight-lifting Amazons who'd later infiltrate the WWE.
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‘Beyond the Gates’ DVD Review

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Stars: Graham Skipper, Chase Williamson, Brea Grant, Barbara Crampton, Matt Mercer, Justin Welborn, Jesse Merlin, Henry LeBlanc, Sara Malakul Lane, Caryn Richman | Written by Jackson Stewart, Stephen Scarlata | Directed by Jackson Stewart

Remember Atmosfear? The old Vcr-based board game? Growing up I never had that game, however burgeoning Trekker that I was (BBC 2/Channel 4 at 6pm had a Huge influence on me as a teen), I did have the Star Trek: The Next Generation video board game… Well what if those Vcr games, and games like them, were really gateways to another dimension. That’s the basic premise of Beyond the Gates.

Following the mysterious disappearance of their father, two estranged brothers – Gordon (Skipper) and John (Wiliamson) reunite to liquidate his business, a video store which (besides looking like a film-fans idea of heaven) specializes in horror films. As they dig through the stock, they unearth an old Vcr
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Rappers A$Sap Rocky And Danny Brown Compete In The Hilarious ‘Rapper Warrior Ninja’

The Eric Andre Show” decided to test the skills of some rappers by making them compete in an “American Gladiators” style obstacle course, all while rapping. Titled, “Rapper Warrior Ninja,” the new concept sees Danny Brown, A$AP Rocky, Open Mike Eagle, Nocando and Go Dreamer all attempt to get through soiled underwear, a “mousetrap plank,” […]
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20 fantastic film and TV idents

Jenny Morrill Jan 27, 2017

From BBC Video to Thx, Jenny offers her personal countdown of her favourite idents...

I've never really understood how TV works. All I know is that someone does something a bit entertaining somewhere, and then people use magic to somehow make it come on your TV. Aliens might be involved.

Thanks to idents, though, I'm reminded that production companies and channels are responsible for making TV and film happen, rather than magic and aliens. These little snippets of credit are sadly overlooked by a lot of people, yet they make fascinating viewing, if you're me.

Here, in no particular order, are 20 of my favourite TV and film idents. Some are creepy, some are nostalgic, and some are hilarious, but they're all memorable in their own way.

1. Channel 4

Apart from the Intel Inside jingle, I can't think of another four notes that have become so deeply ingrained in the collective consciousness.
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Ex 'Gladiators' Star -- Unfinished TV Projects Will March On

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Lee Reherman was juggling multiple unfinished TV projects before his death -- but we're told the shows will go on without him. Reherman -- best known as Hawk on "American Gladiators" -- was working behind the scenes and producing two new shows -- one is a fitness-focused series called "Undercover Trainer." We're told Reherman was producing a reality show called "Pin-Up Garage" about hot female car mechanics. Lee was working with Ep Scott Satin and
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‘American Gladiators’ Star Lee Reherman’s Memorial Service Promises Bikinis, Beach and Booze

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‘American Gladiators’ Star Lee Reherman’s Memorial Service Promises Bikinis, Beach and Booze
Lee Reherman’s memorial service definitely won’t be a formal affair. The ceremony for “American Gladiators” star Reherman, who died this week at age 49, will be a beach affair, with a strict dress code of bikinis and other super-casual attire, according to a press release issued Thursday. “Attire will be strictly enforced in keeping with ‘Hawk Style’! No suits or dark clothes allowed!” the release reads. “You must wear outdoor beach clothing. Cargo or board shorts, bikinis, jeans, t-shirts, jerseys and anything that you would wear to party with Lee at the Beach!” Also Read: Former 'American Gladiators' Star Lee Reherman Dies.
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