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Steve Clements, a writer and executive producer for television with credits including “The All New Mickey Mouse Club,” “Welcome Back, Kotter” and “Three’s Company,” died Oct. 2 in Atlanta of natural causes. He was 68.
The New York native spent more that 40 years training, writing, directing and producing in all aspects of performance and national network television, most recently in Atlanta.
Clements was a writer for “Welcome Back, Kotter” and “Three’s Company” and for the talk/variety series “Dinah,” starring Dinah Shore, before co-creating the ground-breaking show for women “Hour Magazine,” hosted by Gary Collins. With Clements as supervising producer, the show ran eight years in national syndication and received six Emmy nominations.
Clements continued training throughout, preparing dozens of experts to greet national audiences including Bob Goen and Pat Sajak; chef and entrepreneur Wolfgang Puck; celebrity hairstylist Jose Eber; and fitness guru Richard Simmons.
Clements exec produced the “The All New Mickey Mouse Club »
- Variety Staff
The ensemble casts of Argo and Downton Abbey upset the competition at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday night at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. In the ceremony honoring the year's best performances in film and television, other unexpected and/or well-deserved wins went to Daniel Day-Lewis, Jennifer Lawrence, Bryan Cranston, Tina Fey, Anne Hathaway and Claire Danes. Read on for the recap…
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The Best Ensembles
The night's top award, Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, went to the 13 actors of Argo, with a stunned Ben Affleck excitedly making sure he thanked his wife Jennifer Garner and studio, Warner Bros. in the middle of lauding the many speaking roles required for his film: "They wanted to kill it to make the movie better," he said, declaring of the win, "I am really amazed and stunned." The true-life Iran hostage tale beat out Lincoln »
Brooklyn, New York native Mallory Hytes Hagan, 23, was crowned this year's Miss America -- beating out Miss South Carolina Ali Rogers and Miss Oklahoma Alicia Clifton, who placed second and third respectively.
Hagan tap danced to James Brown's Get Up Off That Thing and answered a timely question about armed guards in schools – stating that violence is not the proper way to end violence – to clinch the win Saturday night in Las Vegas.
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Hagan, whose platform issue is child sexual abuse prevention, attended the Fashion Institute of Technology, and plans to obtain a degree in Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing.
Clearly, her newly won $50,000 scholarship will be put to good use!
Miss Wyoming Lexie Madden and Miss Iowa Mariah Cary also made the top five, before falling short to Hagan, who was considered an underdog heading into the competition. »
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