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How Russia and the U.S. Have Changed Since the End of the Cold War

23 December 2011 7:00 AM, PST | Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal | See recent Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal news »

Everett Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and former U.S. President Ronald Reagan, in the 1980s.

The Cold War Museum is housed in a former box factory at the foot of the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. It is part of Proteus Gowanus, an interdisciplinary arts space founded by Sasha Chavchavadze, who also happens to be the daughter of a Soviet-era CIA agent. With its waterlogged books and curling photographs, the place has an odd, static feel, as though the air »

- Alina Simone

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'Millionaire' Celebrates the Great White Way with 'Broadway Giveaway Week'

20 December 2011 9:56 AM, PST | Extra | See recent Extra news »

Meredith Vieira, host of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," will honor the Great White Way with "Broadway Giveaway Week," airing Dec. 19 - 23. Check local listings or visit MillionaireTV.com for time and channel.

To kick off the week, "Millionaire" will feature the two lead actors from the hit Broadway musical "Mary Poppins" as contestants on Monday's show, who will donate their winnings to The Actors Fund.

Throughout "Broadway Giveaway Week," "Millionaire" contestants will be »

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'Young James Herriot' harvests 4.32 million for BBC One

20 December 2011 7:16 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Young James Herriot's second episode pulled in 4.32m (18.6%) for BBC One on Monday night, overnight data suggests. The veterinary drama adaptation dropped 1.65m viewers from its Sunday night premiere. Earlier in the evening, A Question of Sport amused 4.54m (18.6%) at 8.30pm. Over on BBC Two, The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff attracted 1.84m (7.5%) at 8.30pm, before Rob Brydon's chatshow tickled 1.3m (5.9%). Never Mind The Buzzcocks followed with 1.66m (7.9%) at 10pm. ITV1's evening was dominated by an extended celebrity edition of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, which quizzed 4.5m (18.2%) between 8.30pm and 10pm, while a further 128k watched on +1. Earlier, Countrywise Kitchen served up 2.83m (11.1%) at 8pm. The Year The Earth Went Wild captured 1.61m (6.5%) (more) »

- By Alex Fletcher

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Celebrating the 85 year history of Elstree Studios

14 December 2011 2:34 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

As the UK’s Elstree Studios celebrates its 85th birthday, we were lucky enough to look around the place where The Shining and Star Wars were filmed…

It’s hard to believe that a gigantic, empty room could inspire such a rush of geeky joy. But then, this isn’t just any empty room – this is stage eight at Elstree Studios, and the spot on which I’m currently standing, grinning like a lunatic, is where, among many other films, 1981’s Raiders Of The Lost Ark was filmed.

Remember the moment when Indy ran from a gigantic rolling boulder, or the bit where he was lowered into the snake-filled Well of Souls? That was shot here. The sand and snakes are all long gone, of course, but somehow the magic still remains, a miasma that hangs in the air, transforming this enormous yet unassuming space into somewhere utterly remarkable.

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Meredith Vieira: 'I'm Not Retired!'

13 December 2011 5:00 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Meredith Vieira may have said goodbye to her job as co-anchor of the Today show, but don't use the "R" word around her. "It's funny. When I left Today and people asked me what retirement was like, I said, 'What are you talking about? I'm not retired!'" she tells Parade. Vieira, 57, has said she left the job in part to spend more time with her husband, journalist Richard Cohen, who has secondary-progressive multiple sclerosis. Poll: TV Won't Be the Same Without...But she's still working - and has gigs as a special correspondent for Today and host of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. »

- Sara Hammel

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TV review: Money: Who Wants to be a Millionaire; America on a Plate: the Story of the Diner

29 November 2011 4:05 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Who wants to be a millionaire? Loads of poor saps, it seems

'Unlimited income appeals to me," says Sarah, "I find the whole idea of having a job is quite ridiculous." Sarah is 18 years old and £4,500 in debt, having rinsed her credit card to pay for an entire shelf of get-rich-quick books, attendance at money-making seminars and some questionable tutelage from a self-styled pair of wealth gurus. Look closely and you can actually see the cartoon dollar symbols popping from her eyes. She has even converted beleaguered boyfriend Rhys, who has just come out to his parents as a closet millionaire-in-waiting, meaning he won't be attending university. No need.

Less Panorama spesh, more Louis Theroux gawk-athon, Money: Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? (BBC2) served as an ambivalent introduction to the dubious world of wealth gurus, who make their millions convincing poor saps like Rhys and Sarah that with just »

- Tom Meltzer

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Sonakshi Sinha to act with father Shatrughan Sinha

29 November 2011 7:17 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Sonakshi Sinha has revealed that she is to appear on screen with her actor father Shatrughan Sinha for the first time. The 24-year-old actress has so far only appeared as a guest on the special celebrity edition of the Indian version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire? hosted by Shatrughan. She told Hindustan Times: "Dad and I will look fabulous on screen together. I know he's been wanting to work with me. "But he's a busy man, and fortunately, I also have some work to boast about. The day we land a good script, even if it's not a home production, we'll (more) »

- By Zakia Uddin

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App Review: Ok! Celebrity Quiz (iOS)

28 November 2011 5:02 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

 

Ok! Magazine have joined forces with developer Wired Productions to bring their brand of celebrity gossip to the App store with a new quiz app, Ok! Celebrity Quiz, for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

Taking Ok! Magazine’s penchant for showbiz gossip, the quiz app test’s players on their knowledge of all things celebrity across a whole range of categories and a whole manner of trials including the eponymous Ok! Celebrity Quiz, Sudden Death, Pass and Play and Classic… Like many quiz apps (thanks to the popularity of Who Wants to be a Millionaire) players are given the option of three ‘life lines’ that let players to either ‘Pause‘, ‘Reveal’ or go ’50/50?.

Packed with questions about the minutiae of celebrity, the app is billed as a fun look into the world of celebrity, but it was anything but fun! The questions are based on some of the most ridiculous »

- Phil

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This week on Psn: 'Rayman Origins'

23 November 2011 8:49 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Rayman Origins headlines this week's PlayStation Network update. The 2D platformer can be downloaded in its entirety on PlayStation 3 for £47.99. Other PS3 downloads include the original Modern Warfare for £19.99 and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? at £7.99. Elsewhere, downloadable content includes the Robin Bundle Pack for Batman: Arkham City and a free Turkey Head costume in LittleBigPlanet. > Read last week's PlayStation Network update This week's Psn update in full: Full Games (PS3) Call Of Duty4: Modern Warfare (£19.99/€29.99) Rating: Pegi 16

Daytona USA (£6.29/€7.99) Rating: Pegi 3

Medieval Moves (£19.99/€29.99) Rating: Pegi 7 (Move required / 3D Featured)

Motorstorm Apocalypse (£19.99/€29.99) Rating: Pegi 16

Move Fitness (£19.99/€29.99) (Move required)

Rayman (more) »

- By Matthew Reynolds

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This week on Xbox Live: 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire'

23 November 2011 12:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Special Edition headlines this week's Xbox Live update. The hit game show comes to Xbox Live Arcade with new questions and online multiplayer. Download it for 800 Ms Points (£6.80 / $$10). Also available for download this week are Mortal Kombat, Karaoke Revolution, Il-2: Birds of Prey and the Robin bundle for Batman: Arkham City. > Read last week's Xbox Live update The update in full: GamesWho Wants to Be a Millionaire: Special Edition (UK only) (800 Ms Points / £6.80)Games On DemandMortal Kombat (£49.99 / $$59.99)

Karaoke Revolution (Us only) ($$19.99)

Il-2: Birds of Prey (£14.99 / $$19.99)DemosYour Shape Fitness Evolved 2012 Demo

Rage DemoDownloadable Content Batman: Arkham CityRobin Bundle (560 Ms points / £4.80 / $$7)Sesame Street: Once Upon a MonsterUnidentified Furry (more) »

- By Scott Nichols

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This week on Psn: 'Final Fantasy V'

22 November 2011 9:02 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Final Fantasy V headlines this week's Us PlayStation Network update. While the original game was never released outside of Japan, the Ps One remake of this role-playing game classic is now available on PlayStation Network. Download it for $$9.99. Also available this week are Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Learning With The Pooyoos: Episode 2, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One and Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. > Read last week's PlayStation Network update The update in full: Full Games (PS3)Who Wants To Be A Millionaire ($$9.99)

Learning With The Pooyoos: Episode 2 ($$8.99)

Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One ($$59.99)

Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare ($$19.99)minis (PS3/PSP)Where Is My Heart? - Minis ($$6.99)

Ikari Warriors II: Victory Road - Minis ($$2.99)

Psycho Soldier - Minis ($$2.99)Full Games (PSP)NBA 2K12 ($$19.99)

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- By Scott Nichols

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Regis Philbin Says Farewell After Setting Record for Most Time on Television

18 November 2011 2:38 AM, PST | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

This morning, Regis Philbin blew a kiss and said goodbye to his loyal morning show audience of more than 28 years.

Philbin, 80, has been a ubiquitous presence on America's small screens for 50 years, from The Joey Bishop Show in the 1960s to millennial game show hit Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, and holds the world record for most time on television, with approximately 17,000 hours.

This morning, surrounded by family, friends and crying admirers, including his Live with Regis and Kelly co-host Kelly Ripa, Philbin celebrated his final hour on the program with a joyful look back at his career -- sprinkled, as always, with Philbin's trademark spontaneous wit. After a sweet-bordering-on-saccharine montage entitled, "You Make Me Smile," Philbin's evaluation was, "A little long, but okay." And when it came time for his final words, he joked to his producer, "Let's get this over with!" »

- editor@buddytv.com

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Amitabh Bachchan completes 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' season

10 November 2011 12:42 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Amitabh Bachchan has revealed that he has finished shooting the fifth season of Kaun Banega Crorepati. The anchor of the Indian version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? said that work on the show completed on Thursday evening. "The Last Day Of The Kbc Shoot just over ..a sense of indescribable emotion ..will miss the team, but most importantly the contestants (sic)," the star posted on Twitter. Shah Rukh Khan took over presenting duties on the third series, after Bachchan fell ill (more) »

- By Steven Baker

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Real-Life 'Slumdog Millionaire' Hits Jackpot

28 October 2011 11:30 AM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

A struggling Indian government worker with a master's degree in psychology — which doesn't match his thin wallet — hit the jackpot when he won over $1 million on a game show. His real-life Slumdog Millionaire experience happened when the 27-year old Sushil Kumar answered a crucial question correctly on a local edition of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. Kumar is from Bihar — one of the poorest states in India, struggling while other regions boom from recent economic growth. Luxuries like a television set are something Kumar's family can't afford. In fact, his family had to watch Kumar on a neighbor's TV during his big moment in the spotlight. The lucky winner wants to buy a new home, pay off his family's debt, and set up a small...

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- Alison Nastasi

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'Real Slumdog Millionaire' is first to win $1m on Indian gameshow

27 October 2011 4:06 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Government worker whose family is too poor to afford a television celebrates with film stars

A poor government clerk from a remote and poverty-stricken region of northern India was partying with film stars on Thursday night after becoming the first person to win 50 million rupees, worth over $1m or £634,000, on an Indian gameshow.

In an astonishing real life version of the plot of the 2008 Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire, whose impoverished hero from a tough neighbourhood of the Indian commercial capital Mumbai wins the biggest prize on a TV quiz show, 27-year-old Sushil Kumar answered a final question correctly to take the jackpot of the massively popular local edition of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

"We can't believe it. The whole village have come to our house. We are worried that my dad will die of happiness," Sunil Kumar Patel, the winner's brother, told the Guardian. "We can't speak to Sushil. »

- Jason Burke

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Indian gameshow's first $1m prize won by poor clerk

27 October 2011 6:54 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Sushil Kumar, 26, who earns $120 a month, correctly answers all the questions on India's version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire

A poor government clerk has become the first person to win $1m on an Indian gameshow.

Sushil Kumar's win on the Indian version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Kaun Banega Crorepati, has transformed him into a role model for millions who aspire to escape poverty and find a role in India's growing economy.

Kumar's win echoes the plot of the 2008 Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire, whose impoverished protagonist won the grand prize on the show.

Kumar and his wife of five months wept when the Indian film star Amitabh Bachchan, the show's host, handed them a check for 50m rupees (£633,000) after the contestant answered all questions correctly.

"You have created history. Your grit and determination has made you come so far in this show," Bachchan said.

Before Kumar entered the quizshow, »

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'Ghost Hunters': Meredith Vieira ain't afraid of no ghosts

26 October 2011 1:45 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

"Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" host (and former co-host of "The View" and "Today") Meredith Vieira is a brave woman. She manages to stay calm when the dum-dum-dum music plays on the game show. She braved the cat fights on "The View" and the Halloween episodes of "Today." So what is she doing to top all of that? She's stalking the supernatural on "Ghost Hunters."

Vieira did an interview with Syfy about the experience, saying she's believed in ghosts since childhood. She also admitted to some fear about what might happen. The Ghost Hunters (who were also guests on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire") are often scratched, pushed and attacked by otherworldly beings. Viera says she's a really fast runner.

Check out Vieira's interview below and watch her busting ghosts on the Syfy channel at 9/8c. 

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Meredith Vieira guest stars on Ghost Hunters Tonight! (Video)

26 October 2011 11:03 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Tune in alert for Meredith Vieira (Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?) conducting a brief interview about her time as a guest during tonight.s all-new episode of Ghost Hunters on Syfy at 9/8c! In the interview, Vieira says she has believed in ghosts since she was a little girl, but has never experienced one. Be sure to tune in tonight and see if she gets to with Jason and Grant at the Sailor.s Snug Harbor. Ghost Hunters - Meredith Vieira Interview »

- April MacIntyre

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Who Wants to Be a Ghost Hunter? New Clip of Meredith Vieira on Tonight’s Ghost Hunters

26 October 2011 4:00 AM, PDT | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

The Ghost Hunters will have a special guest helping them out this week when Meredith Vieira joins Taps to investigate some potentially Apparition-American-inhabited property. The normally confident newswoman and host does get just a wee bit nervy in the clip provided below.

First, the press release:

Ghost Hunters “Murdered Matron” Featuring Special Guest Investigator Meredith Vieira!

Premieres Wednesday, October 26 @ 9pm

On this episode of Ghost Hunters, Taps heads to Snug Harbor, in Staten Island, New York. The team is thrilled to be joined by special guest Meredith Vieira (Emmy Award-winning host of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire), who will help them investigate this large property that includes historic landmark buildings. The sprawling complex is allegedly haunted by the spirit of a murdered laundry worker, whose apparition has been seen throughout the property. Other claims include a bell ringing, doors slamming shut, a female voice heard in various buildings and moving shadows have been seen. »

- Erin Willard

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Ghost Hunters / Fact or Faked Sneak Peek [10/26/11]

26 October 2011 1:02 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

This week in an all-new Ghost Hunters, Jason and Grant are investigating with guest star Meredith Vieira (Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?) and they decide they should go down a flight of stairs to get an area where a child was kept. While Jason and Grant’s main concern is connecting with any potential ghosts, Meredith is concerned with the fact that with them being in the basement, someone could lock them in from the upper level. While she is concerned with making sure they have a way out, she also expresses a desire to see the matron that evidently chained her child in the basement. Be sure to watch the clip and tune in at 9/8c on Wednesday to see if Jason and Grant’s mission alongside Meredith provides an encounter.

In Fact or Faked, the team is putting together another project right outside of Area 51 and are discussing sling-loads, »

- Aaron M.K.

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