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Marvel in the 1980s Panel Recap

14 April 2015 8:57 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The 1980s were an important period for comics as they transitioned from the Bronze Age to the Modern or Dark Age of Comics with books like Watchmen and Dark Knight Returns. It was also an incredibly creative time for Marvel Comics with Chris Claremont and John Byrne beginning the decade with their “Dark Phoenix Saga” epic in Uncanny X-Men, Frank Miller’s run on Daredevil as well as the first event crossover Secret Wars and ending with the rise of artists, like Todd McFarlane and Jim Lee, who would later found Image Comics.

At East Coast Comicon, comics historian and researcher of the Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe Peter Sanderson, former Uncanny X-Men editor and Daredevil writer Ann Nocenti, and former Amazing Spider-Man editor Jim Salicrup chatted and swapped stories about what Marvel was really like in the 1980s.

After saying comics were his drug of choice then, Jim Salicrup »

- Logan Dalton

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Gary Owens, Announcer of ‘Laugh-In’ Fame, Dies at 80

13 February 2015 1:27 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Radio, TV and voiceover performer Gary Owens died on Feb. 12 at his home in the Encino neighborhood of Los Angeles. Owens, who was 80, had been a diabetic since the age of 8.

Owens was probably best known as the announcer on NBC’s “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In” (1968-73), with his trademark hand-over-the-ear announcing style. On the show, John Wayne once imitated Owens announcing. The phrase Owens created on his Kmpc radio show, “Beautiful downtown Burbank,” later became a nightly catchphrase on Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show.”

Owens also lent his voice to more than 3,000 cartoons, providing the voice of “Space Ghost” as well as Blue Falcon, Roger Ramjet, Powdered Toast Man and even Batman. He was animated as himself in “Garfield and Friends,” “The Fantastic Four,” “Eek the Cat” and “Bobby’s World.”

Owens had a mellifluous baritone voice with impeccable nuanced timing, and was equally adept at comedy or deadpan delivery. »

- Variety Staff

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Legendary Actress Rita Moreno Joins CW’s ‘Jane the Virgin’

28 January 2015 11:59 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

West Side Story” star Rita Moreno has joined The CW’s “Jane the Virgin,” a spokesperson for the network told TheWrap.

The Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, Tony and Golden Globe winning actress-singer will play Jane’s (Gina Rodriguez) paternal grandmother, making her mother to charismatic soap star Rogelio De La Vega (Jaime Camil). The character, lovingly called “Glam-ma,” debuts on Episode 18.

Also Read: The CW Diversity Scorecard: From ‘Arrow’ to ‘Vampire Diaries’ (Photos)

Moreno, a bonafide Hollywood legend, has been nominated for six Emmys over the course of her career, winning as lead actress on NBC’s “The Rockford Files” in »

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Jane the Virgin Casts Rita Moreno as Rogelio's Glam Mother

28 January 2015 11:39 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Prepare to meet the woman who gave birth to the fabulous Rogelio De La Vega.

Jane the Virgin has tapped legendary West Side Story actress Rita Moreno to play the mother of the scene-stealing soap star, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Jane’s paternal grandma — or “Glam-ma,” as she’s called — is fiercely protective of her wildly successful son. She will make her debut in Episode 18.

Moreno — whose TV credits include Happily Divorced, Oz and The Electric Company — is one of a select group of performers who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony (aka Egot).

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Macklemore appears on ‘Sesame Street’ to parody ‘Thrift Shop’

12 January 2015 9:47 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Macklemore recently joined Oscar and the other Grouches to perform a parody of his song “Thrift Shop” about looking for the yuckiest, muckiest, grimiest trash that they could find. They’re shopping and looking for some rubbish. This is gross and awesome! Watch the video below. Enjoy! Sesame Street is a production of Sesame Workshop, a nonprofit educational organization. The Workshop produces Sesame Street programs, seen in over 150 countries, and other acclaimed shows, including The Electric Company. Beyond television, the Workshop produces content for multiple media platforms on a wide range of issues including literacy and numeracy, emotional wellbeing, health and wellness, and respect and understanding. You can catch Sesame Street in the morning and the afternoon, weekdays on PBS.


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