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4 items from 2016

Joey Boots, Howard Stern Show Star, Passes Away at 49

24 December 2016 11:14 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

As we quickly creep up on on the final days of 2016, the world continues to lose beloved celebrities, making this year one of the worst in recent memory when it comes to famous deaths. Today, the radio world was hit hard with the news that beloved Howard Stern Wack Pack member Joseph Bassolino had died. The man was 49.

Better known as Joey Boots, Bassolino was a longtime member of the Howard Stern Show family, and one of the more popular Wack Pack members. A prominent member of the group who often toured outside the show, gathering big crowds wherever he went, the man succumbed to undisclosed caused. He is perhaps most famous for unleashing his iconic catch phrase on the world, 'Ba Ba Booey'. This was in reference to longtime Howard Stern producer Gary Dell'Abate.

According to Deadline, reports claim that Bassolino was found unresponsive at his New York apartment »

- MovieWeb

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Ice Cube’s Cube Vision Inks First-Look Deal With 20th Century Fox TV, Fox 21 TV Studios

2 December 2016 10:30 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Ice Cube’s Cube Vision has signed a comprehensive first-look deal with 20th Century Fox TV and Fox 21 Television Studios, Variety has learned.

The two-year deal will cover projects developed for broadcast, cable, and digital outlets. Cube has teamed up with manager Jeff Kwatinetz to run Cube Vision’s TV production, and the two will serve as executive producers on the projects, which will run the gamut from traditional comedy and drama to animation and reality.

Under the deal, Fox also gets to tap into Cube Vision’s music library to use in its shows.

“It’s hard to think of a more multidimensional artist than Ice Cube, whose influence on the culture and enormous talent is virtually unrivaled,” Fox Television Group chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman said. “We’ve been dying to be in business with him for years, and we think the combination of Cube and his incredibly talented producing partner Jeff Kwatinetz »

- Oriana Schwindt

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Carrie Fisher Shares More Racy ‘Secrets’ from the Set of Star Wars: The Ewoks ‘Screwed Like Rabbits’

22 November 2016 8:20 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Carrie Fisher was shocked by the reaction to the revelation of her whirlwind three-month affair with Harrison Ford while filming the original Star Wars, so she decided to spill a few more shocking “secrets” from the set.

With the help of Stephen Colbert (and her constant companion, Gary the French bulldog), the 60-year-old actress invented some behind-the-scenes stories that didn’t make it into her new memoir, The Princess Diarist.

“There were a lot of pranks on set,” Fisher revealed. “One time we cut off Mark Hamill‘s hand, and they decided to keep it in the movie.”

Colbert offered »

- Stephanie Petit

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Sarah Silverman made 'Howard Stern Show' history at the DNC

26 July 2016 11:35 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Sarah Silverman made big news on Monday night when she called the "Bernie or Bust" crowd "ridiculous" from the DNC stage in primetime, but for Howard Stern fans her speech was notable for another reason: it was the first time "Baba Booey" was invoked, at least to my knowledge, at a major political convention. For those not in the know: "Baba Booey" is the nickname of longtime Howard Stern Show producer Gary Dell'Abate, who has (mostly) come to embrace the moniker since he was first anointed with it on July 26, 1990 (backstory here). More broadly, though, it's become a way for Stern Show fans to make their presence known at high-profile events, from professional golf tournaments to network news broadcasts. In short: when you hear "Baba Booey" shouted out, you can be pretty sure there's a Stern fanatic in the general vicinity. Silverman -- who was an ardent Bernie Sanders supporter »

- Chris Eggertsen

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