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5 items from 2014


Jane Pauley to Fill In on CBS Morning News Shows in August

1 August 2014 12:35 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jane Pauley will spend much of August in familiar territory: morning television. The former longtime “Today” show host will have a run on CBS’ morning news shows in August. See video: Matt Lauer Celebrates 56th Birthday With Bryant Gumbel, Jane Pauley, Meredith Vieira Pauley's guest run will begin on Aug. 10, filling in for a vacationing Charles Osgood on “CBS News Sunday Morning.” The next day, she'll take up a week-long stint on “CBS This Morning,” filling in for Gayle King during her vacation. Pauley, who co-hosted NBC morning show “Today” from 1976 to 1989, signed on in April as an occasional contributor. »

- Tim Kenneally

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There Are Other Roles to Play & Ways to Earn a Living in Hollywood. Consider the Location Scout...

30 July 2014 10:38 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Earlier today, I published an item on foley artists (read/watch here). Continuing with the series highlighting those behind-the-camera positions that rarely, if ever, get much *love* for the work that they do, even though it's very important work (if only to inform and maybe even inspire), here's a profile of another *thankless* but crucial behind-the-camera job - the location scout. First, in the video that immediately follows, "CBS News Sunday Morning" with Charles Osgood, sheds some light on those who do that specific work. And below it, NPR does the same in an unrelated piece. As I did with the foley artists piece, I post this in part because I think location »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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John Cacavas, Prolific TV, Film Composer, Dies at 83

30 January 2014 8:45 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Composer John Cacavas, who scored hundreds of television episodes, telepics and feature films – died at his home in Beverly Hills on January 28. He was 83 and had been suffering from multiple health problems. Among the TV shows for which he wrote music were “Hawaii Five-o,” “Matlock” and “Quincy.”

Cacavas was also a noted composer, arranger and conductor of orchestral music and served as a member of Ascap’s board of directors from 1993 to 2001.

Cacavas was born in Aberdeen, S.D., and began leading a touring band at 14. He graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Composition and Theory. He joined the Army after completing college and was chosen to be chief arranger for the U.S. Army Band. During that time, he co-wrote an oratorio with lyricist and future CBS news correspondent Charles Osgood called “The Conversion of Paul.” An NBC telecast of the oratorio was the first of many television successes for Cacavas. »

- Variety Staff

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Snoop Lion Calls Himself the "Susan Lucci" of the Grammys, Shows Off His Weed-Inspired Manicure

24 January 2014 6:00 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Apparently, Snoop Lion is the "Susan Lucci" of the Grammys. That, is, according to the "Ashtrays and Heartbreaks" rapper himself. Considering Snoop has racked up a total of 13 Grammy nominations and has never won one though…he might just have a point. "Crown me Susan Lucci. Give me my award! Before I go Kanye West on ya'll and just take the (expletive deleted) thing!, " he said jokingly in an interview with CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood. Lucci was nominated a whopping 19 times before she won the Daytime Emmy in 1999, so perhaps this is the hip hopper's year? Snoop Dogg, who changed his name to Snoop Lion in July 2012, is nominated for a »

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Alec Baldwin’s Wife Has ‘Stopped Taking Things So Seriously’

3 January 2014 12:02 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Hopefully Alec Baldwin is taking a cue from his wife’s attitude. The “30 Rock” actor, who’s developed a reputation as a bit of a hot-head in recent years, appears with his yoga-instructor wife Hilaria on “CBS Sunday Morning With Charles Osgood” this weekend, telling interviewer Rita Braver that her outlook on life improved immensely once she learned to lighten up a little. Also read: Alec Baldwin Defends Martin Bashir Over MSNBC Resignation, Slams Network “I just stopped taking things so seriously, which was really the key to being much happier,” Hilaria tells Braver in the interview. During the sitdown, »

- Tim Kenneally

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