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By FROM SUN NEWS SERVICES | October 6, 2008
Tina Fey continues popular portrayal of Sarah Palin NEW YORK: It's starting to feel like Tina Fey is running for vice president. Fey again returned to Saturday Night Live to play Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin as the sketch comedy show continued to pull out all the stops in its election year season. Queen Latifah dropped by to portray Thursday's debate moderator, PBS's Gwen Ifill, and cast member Jason Sudeikis stepped into the role of Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden.
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Contributing Writer | December 31, 1993
"What's on TV tonight?" "Not much. It's New Year's Eve."* "Picket Fences." (10-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- There are two sides to the "Fences" tonight -- or, at least, two episodes of "Picket Fences" on view. Beginning tonight, CBS is using the late-night slot to repeat some of "Picket Fences" creator David E. Kelley's favorite episodes. In prime time, there's a repeat from just a few weeks ago, the superb one about the potential of a "virgin birth" in Rome, Wis, Then, in late night, comes last year's holiday episode, one that takes on the still-current controversy about religious pageantry on public (as in school)
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By Greg Kot and Greg Kot,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 7, 2001
Her ambition is as clear as the jewel that glimmers from her pierced navel. Britney Spears doesn't want to be like Mike, as in Michael Jackson. She wants to be like Mike's sister, Janet. That much is clear as Spears, who turns 20 on Dec. 2 and released Britney, her third album, yesterday, enters the next phase of her brief, best-selling career. After all, now that she's almost not a teen-ager anymore, that Lolita baby-doll pose that has served her so well the last three years is going to need to grow up, and fast, if she wants to keep pace with an audience that inhales and spits out trendy pop singers faster than you can say "Paula Abdul."
BUSINESS
August 29, 2004
Hispanic Liaison Office sets workshop on buying a home Baltimore's Hispanic Liaison Office will hold a free, bilingual homebuying workshop next month. The session will include information about government incentives, financing, credit counseling and tips on buying a home. Real estate professionals will provide information and answer questions. The workshop is aimed at increasing homeownership by Hispanics. The event is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 25 at St. Patrick's Church hall, 1728 Bank St. For more information, call 410-545-6532.
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By Robert Hilburn and Robert Hilburn,LOS ANGELES TIMES | October 22, 1995
Remember the days of "Thriller" when record executives would hyperventilate at the thought of signing Michael Jackson to a contract?No longer.If you throw out any votes he may have received from representatives of his Sony Music family, Mr. Jackson didn't get enough support to finish among the first 20 artists in a Los Angeles Times Sunday Calendar poll to determine the hottest recording properties in the United States.How bad was Mr. Jackson's showing?Consider this: Mr. Jackson even finished third among artists with the same surname -- far, far behind his sister Janet Jackson and country star Alan Jackson.
ENTERTAINMENT
By RASHOD D. OLLISON | December 21, 2006
In 2006, several pop stars were full of themselves or full of it. But of course that's nothing new. Here are a few major, over-hyped releases that disappointed me. Beyonce, B'Day --This sophomore release by the former Destiny's Child focal point was reportedly cranked out in just two weeks. Though it isn't sloppy, the album still feels underdeveloped in spots. Beyonce sounds strained, almost frantic on "Deja Vu," the album's lead single whose strutting, horn-spiked rhythm vaguely recalls Off the Wall-era Michael Jackson.
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September 9, 2000
Only VIPs dare introduce Janet Janet Jackson threw a hissy fit at rehearsals the day before Thursday night's MTV Video Music Awards when she was told Renee Zellweger would be introducing her, reports the New York Post. Jackson, who had arrived at Radio City Music Hall three hours late, screamed, "Who is that? She's nobody! I'm Janet Jackson! I don't even like her boyfriend Jim Carrey - he's a fool!" Jackson threatened to be a no-show, forcing MTV execs to spend all night convincing her that Zellweger ("Jerry Maguire," "Nurse Betty")
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | February 9, 1994
It's shaping up as a winner of a winter for singer Toni Braxton.On Monday, the Severn native was a double victor at the American Music Awards, toting off trophies for favorite new soul-R&B artist and favorite new adult contemporary artist.That may only be the beginning, too, as Braxton is up for twoGrammy awards, including Best New Artist.It's hard to say whether Braxton's success at the American Music Awards (which are voted on by a random sampling of pop music fans) will affect her chances at the Grammys (which are voted on by qualified members of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences)
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January 5, 2002
List of nominees in key categories announcedyesterday for the 44th annual Grammy Awards, to be presented Feb. 27 in Los Angeles: 1. Record of the Year: "Video," India.Arie; "Fallin'," Alicia Keys; "Ms. Jackson," OutKast; "Drops of Jupiter," Train; "Walk On," U2. 2. Album of the Year: Love and Theft, Bob Dylan; Acoustic Soul, India.Arie; Stankonia, OutKast; All That You Can't Leave Behind, U2; O Brother, Where Art Thou? - Soundtrack, Various Artists. 3. Song of the Year: "Drops of Jupiter," Charlie Colin, Rob Hotchkiss, Pat Monahan, Jimmy Stafford and Scott Underwood (Train)
ENTERTAINMENT
By RASHOD D. OLLISON | January 5, 2006
Ciara? Who? During the summer of 2004, the slick, crunked-out "Goodies" was the No. 1 song in the country, its heavy, pulsing beat booming from car speakers or shaking club walls. I dug the record and cranked it up if I happened to be in the car when the tune came on. It was hard to miss since the cut was on the air, like, every 10 minutes. Because the Lil' Jon-produced track was so hot, I paid little attention to the thin-voiced chick delivering the lines in a somewhat robotic croon. But soon Miss Thing became almost inescapable.
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