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Jim Paratore, the man behind some of the best shows on modern TV has died. At just age 58 Paratore suffered a heart attack while cycling in France!
I’m sure there are a ton of people who have no idea who Jim Paratore is; basically he’s like the Sherwood Charles Schwartz of our time. WHO THE F**K IS THAT.
Ok two people you don’t know. How about this, Paratore played major roles in creating and launching “The Ellen Degeneres Show”, “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” & “The Bachelor”.
Not enough hits for you…how about “The People’s Court”, “Extra” and he co-founded TMZ.
I thought that would get your attention.
TMZ stands for Thirty mile zone. It basically represents a 30 mile radius centered at West Beverly Boulevard and North La Cinega Boulverd. Any filming in this zone was considered local, anything outside of that area, mileage and travel time could be charged. Hence TMZ was born. Paratore took pride in always getting the story right. Whether you like it or not, TMZ is everywhere celebrity gossip is.
Paratore was a young 58 when he died. Many people owe their careers to this man who was a hidden star behind the scenes. He is survived by his wife and daughter. Definitely an inspiration for me and what TV Smack talk does and stands for. RIP Jim. Your contributions are not lost on this webmaster.Read more...
Wow, talk about rubbing it in. There is nothing like a group photo with everyone flashing the number one sign posted to your Facebook page to say, “In Your Face!”
For the first time in 16 years. That’s right, 16 years Good Morning America beat out the Today’s show in the rating race. This comes on the back of Matt Lauer’s huge contract deal and rumors that Ann Curry’s job is in jeopardy over at NBC.
According to Nielson, Good Morning American beat ‘Today’ by just 31,000 viewers last week. That is literally “nothing”. I’m sure Nielson went through those number twice before posting the results. At first count it was unofficial with a margin of just 13,000. Then this morning they officially released the number as 31,ooo.
The picture that is posted on Facebook says,
It’s official. GMA was America’s most-watched show last week, all thanks to you, our viewers. Thank you for sharing your mornings with us every day.”
SHERRI SHEPHERD TO THE RESCUE
It might be a fluke or the perfect storm. Good Morning America (GMA) was put over the top after “The View’s” Sherri Shepherd was unexpectedly eliminated the night before from Dancing with the Stars. Shepherd did not give any press interviews that night as she was extremely upset, so the audience was eager to hear what she had to say the next day. Combine that with the fact that “Big Money” Matt Lauer was on vacation and you have the perfect storm.
ABC News President Ben Sherwood, took the victory with style and class.
“Of course, we congratulate our friends at ‘Today’ for the greatest winning streak in broadcasting history and for their excellence and leadership during this historic run, It’s a special day for ABC News and, after a proper celebration 852 weeks in the making, we’ll get right back to work to be ready tomorrow to help ‘GMA’ viewers start their day with a rewarding experience and big picture understanding of the world.”
Let’s see if GMA can extend their streak to 2.
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