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October 13, 2000
Stardom just keeps finding Ryan Pinkston. The 12-year-old Highland resident is scheduled to appear on the "Jenny Jones Show" to air Wednesday. Ryan, who performs his own style of hip-hop karate, was among the winners of "Ed McMahon's nextbigstar.com" talent search during the summer. He will appear on the "Jenny Jones" talk show in an episode called "Look Out Lil' Bow Wow, I'm A Kid Who Is About To Rock The Crowd." Lil' Bow Wow is a teen rapper. A profile of Ryan and a video clip of his performance on the show is scheduled to be posted next week on the show's Web site, www.jennyjones.
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By Victoria A. Brownworth and By Victoria A. Brownworth,Special to the Sun | July 21, 2002
The Money Shot: Trash, Class, and the Making of TV Talk Shows, by Laura Grindstaff. University of Chicago Press. 318 pages. $20. If class delineates America's social structure, to a lesser degree TV stratifies American culture. Where class and TV converge is on what the industry calls "daytime." Soap operas used to be the determinant; now, it's talk shows. Tune in and one risks exposure to and taint by what is commonly referred to as "trash" TV. Class, "trash" and daytime talk are the subjects of ethnographer Laura Grindstaff's intriguing expose, The Money Shot: Trash, Class, and the Making of TV Talk Shows.
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By DAN RODRICKS | October 27, 1993
I woke up on the couch at 2 a.m. to a small nightmare -- a particularly bile-inducing edition of "The Jenny Jones Show" on Channel 13.In the center of the TV screen was this guy who had the looks of John Kruk and the mumbly demeanor of Ratso Rizzo; he was the Stud From Hell.Amazingly, on either side of this loser was an attractive, handsomely attired woman, each in her early 30s. One was the wife, one the mistress. Each guest was identified with superimposed graphics: "Had affair with wife's best friend.
NEWS
October 13, 2000
Stardom just keeps finding Ryan Pinkston. The 12-year-old Highland resident is scheduled to appear on the "Jenny Jones Show" to air Wednesday. Ryan, who performs his own style of hip-hop karate, was among the winners of "Ed McMahon's nextbigstar.com" talent search during the summer. He will appear on the "Jenny Jones" talk show in an episode called "Look Out Lil' Bow Wow, I'm A Kid Who Is About To Rock The Crowd." Lil' Bow Wow is a teen rapper. A profile of Ryan and a video clip of his performance on the show is scheduled to be posted next week on the show's Web site, www.jennyjones.
NEWS
May 15, 1999
A JURY recently sent a message about responsibility: It hammered Jenny Jones' tawdry talk show with a $25 million judgment in a civil lawsuit.Jurors sympathized with the family of a man who was murdered after he revealed on Ms. Jones' show that he harbored a secret love for a male friend. He was shot days later by the humiliated friend.The First Amendment offers Ms. Jones and her ilk necessary -- but not limitless -- protection. Such shows should not misrepresent topics, violate rights of privacy or goad participants into doing harm to others for entertainment.
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By CHICAGO TRIBUNE | May 8, 1999
PONTIAC, Mich. -- A jury has found the "Jenny Jones Show" at least partly responsible for the murder of one of its guests after he revealed his romantic fantasies about another guest -- a man -- in a segment on secret admirers.After deliberating for more than 6 1/2 hours over two days, the jury in the wrongful-death case awarded $25 million to the family of Scott Amedure, killed by Jonathan Schmitz three days after a "Jenny Jones Show" taping during which Amedure, 24, confessed his crush and described his fantasies about Schmitz while a live audience watched Schmitz's reaction.
FEATURES
By Kevin Cowherd | February 24, 1992
RECENTLY I came across something called "The Jenny Jones Show" on one of about 800 cable channels that I now have access to, which is about 795 channels more than anyone could ever need.Re-creating the sequence of events, I remember clicking past an oven-cleaner commercial and "The Frugal Gourmet" and a Bugs Bunny cartoon, the classic where Elmer Fudd has his heart set on rabbit stew and earmarks Bugs as the prime ingredient.I clicked the channel once more and suddenly there was this blond-haired woman (who turned out to be Jenny Jones)
ENTERTAINMENT
By Victoria A. Brownworth and By Victoria A. Brownworth,Special to the Sun | July 21, 2002
The Money Shot: Trash, Class, and the Making of TV Talk Shows, by Laura Grindstaff. University of Chicago Press. 318 pages. $20. If class delineates America's social structure, to a lesser degree TV stratifies American culture. Where class and TV converge is on what the industry calls "daytime." Soap operas used to be the determinant; now, it's talk shows. Tune in and one risks exposure to and taint by what is commonly referred to as "trash" TV. Class, "trash" and daytime talk are the subjects of ethnographer Laura Grindstaff's intriguing expose, The Money Shot: Trash, Class, and the Making of TV Talk Shows.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | December 19, 1995
This evening could force you to choose from between Frasier Crane, John Wayne, James Garner and Judy Garland. No one ever said life was easy.* "The Jenny Jones Show" (9 a.m.-10 a.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- I'm not sure why anyone would want to watch Jenny Jones, but today's segment, featuring people with totally useless talent willing to do anything to get on TV, sounds marginally entertaining. At least no former boyfriends will be surprising former girlfriends with news they've had a sex-change operation.
NEWS
By GLENN McNATT | March 25, 1995
A few months ago, when TV talk host Oprah Winfrey saw her ratings plummet after announcing she wanted to deal with the serious rather than the sensational, we predicted talk TV was headed for moral implosion.Our fears were borne out earlier this month by a bizarre murder, apparently triggered by the suspect and his alleged victim's lTC appearance on ''Jenny Jones,'' one of the new exploitalk shows. It was the kind of grisly episode that seemed to confirm the continuing sleazification of these electronic gabfests.
NEWS
May 15, 1999
A JURY recently sent a message about responsibility: It hammered Jenny Jones' tawdry talk show with a $25 million judgment in a civil lawsuit.Jurors sympathized with the family of a man who was murdered after he revealed on Ms. Jones' show that he harbored a secret love for a male friend. He was shot days later by the humiliated friend.The First Amendment offers Ms. Jones and her ilk necessary -- but not limitless -- protection. Such shows should not misrepresent topics, violate rights of privacy or goad participants into doing harm to others for entertainment.
NEWS
By CHICAGO TRIBUNE | May 8, 1999
PONTIAC, Mich. -- A jury has found the "Jenny Jones Show" at least partly responsible for the murder of one of its guests after he revealed his romantic fantasies about another guest -- a man -- in a segment on secret admirers.After deliberating for more than 6 1/2 hours over two days, the jury in the wrongful-death case awarded $25 million to the family of Scott Amedure, killed by Jonathan Schmitz three days after a "Jenny Jones Show" taping during which Amedure, 24, confessed his crush and described his fantasies about Schmitz while a live audience watched Schmitz's reaction.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | April 8, 1996
All you folks who can't get enough ice skating, be sure and check out AMC today for a little history lesson."Jenny Jones" (9 a.m.-10 a.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Suitland's Kimberly Scott will be among the performers in this two-part amateur talent contest (Part 2 is scheduled to air at the same time tomorrow). Nine-year-old Kimberly, who started singing in church four years ago, will sing "Wind Beneath My Wings." And why is Jenny conducting her own amateur hour? See, she was a "Star Search" winner back in 1986 herself, as a stand-up comic.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | December 19, 1995
This evening could force you to choose from between Frasier Crane, John Wayne, James Garner and Judy Garland. No one ever said life was easy.* "The Jenny Jones Show" (9 a.m.-10 a.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- I'm not sure why anyone would want to watch Jenny Jones, but today's segment, featuring people with totally useless talent willing to do anything to get on TV, sounds marginally entertaining. At least no former boyfriends will be surprising former girlfriends with news they've had a sex-change operation.
NEWS
By Lourdes Sullivan and Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 27, 1995
THOSE WITH foresight who have bought their holiday gift wrap and ribbon at area schools will be glad to know that Bollman Bridge Elementary's PTA brought in $13,000 from the effort. That means lots of extra goodies for the students. The PTA particularly wants to thank area parents Genie Heer, Denise Lancets, Mary Klube, Marcia Golas, Joann Chapman, Eva Claudy, Judy Esposito, Vicki Gunther, Berta Keeler, Jessica Kemper, Maura Cunningham, Jane Langan, Linda Pfeiffer, Renee Plazak, Janet Schoenfeld, Kim Selden and Lynn Smith.
NEWS
By GLENN McNATT | March 25, 1995
A few months ago, when TV talk host Oprah Winfrey saw her ratings plummet after announcing she wanted to deal with the serious rather than the sensational, we predicted talk TV was headed for moral implosion.Our fears were borne out earlier this month by a bizarre murder, apparently triggered by the suspect and his alleged victim's lTC appearance on ''Jenny Jones,'' one of the new exploitalk shows. It was the kind of grisly episode that seemed to confirm the continuing sleazification of these electronic gabfests.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | April 8, 1996
All you folks who can't get enough ice skating, be sure and check out AMC today for a little history lesson."Jenny Jones" (9 a.m.-10 a.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Suitland's Kimberly Scott will be among the performers in this two-part amateur talent contest (Part 2 is scheduled to air at the same time tomorrow). Nine-year-old Kimberly, who started singing in church four years ago, will sing "Wind Beneath My Wings." And why is Jenny conducting her own amateur hour? See, she was a "Star Search" winner back in 1986 herself, as a stand-up comic.
NEWS
By Lourdes Sullivan and Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 27, 1995
THOSE WITH foresight who have bought their holiday gift wrap and ribbon at area schools will be glad to know that Bollman Bridge Elementary's PTA brought in $13,000 from the effort. That means lots of extra goodies for the students. The PTA particularly wants to thank area parents Genie Heer, Denise Lancets, Mary Klube, Marcia Golas, Joann Chapman, Eva Claudy, Judy Esposito, Vicki Gunther, Berta Keeler, Jessica Kemper, Maura Cunningham, Jane Langan, Linda Pfeiffer, Renee Plazak, Janet Schoenfeld, Kim Selden and Lynn Smith.
NEWS
By DAN RODRICKS | October 27, 1993
I woke up on the couch at 2 a.m. to a small nightmare -- a particularly bile-inducing edition of "The Jenny Jones Show" on Channel 13.In the center of the TV screen was this guy who had the looks of John Kruk and the mumbly demeanor of Ratso Rizzo; he was the Stud From Hell.Amazingly, on either side of this loser was an attractive, handsomely attired woman, each in her early 30s. One was the wife, one the mistress. Each guest was identified with superimposed graphics: "Had affair with wife's best friend.
FEATURES
By Mike Royko and Mike Royko,Tribune Media Services | April 17, 1992
They were rather bold personal questions coming from such a proper-looking young woman.Did I have a fetish about wearing leather? And if so, did these leather garments excite me? Or maybe I had a foot fetish? TC should call her and we could chat about it.In truth, she wasn't talking directly to me. She was on my TV set. So she was talking to all of us who happened to be watching, inviting us to share our kinkiness with her.But that's part of the miracle of television. One moment, I was watching tons of water flooding Chicago's downtown.
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