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FBI’S PAID-FOR TV AD CAPTURES MOST-WANTED SUSPECT

June 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A television ad that had been ridiculed by numerous TV commentators proved just the ticket to capture America’s most wanted criminal suspect, James “Whitey” Bulger. The 81-year-old Bulger was accused of being involved in at least 19 murders, among other charges. (Jack Nicholson’s character in The Departed was reportedly modeled after him.) For about $50,000, […]

BETTY WHITE SHINES AS “SNL” TURNS GOLDEN WITH GIRLS

May 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Betty White brought Saturday Night Live its highest ratings since last year’s pesidential election as she co-hosted the late-night show and appeared in virtually all of its satirical sketches. The episode scored an 8.8 rating and a 21 share in preliminary Nielsen ratings. (Final figures, including the estimated number of viewers, is due on Thursday). […]

WILL VIEWERS WATCH AN 88-YEAR-OLD’S APPEARANCE ON “SNL”?

May 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Analysts will be keeping an eye on ratings for this weekend’s Saturday Night Live, which is being co-hosted (with singer Jay Z) by 88-year-old Betty White, who likely holds the record for the longest continuous career on U.S. television. (She started out as disk jockey Al Jarvis’s sidekick on a Los Angeles TV talk show […]