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DEPP “NOT TOO FAR AWAY” FROM CALLING IT QUITS

July 29, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Johnny Depp, once Hollywood’s highest-paid actor, said today (Monday) that he is “not too far away” from quitting acting altogether. Interviewed by the BBC in London where he is promoting the U.K. opening of The Lone Ranger on August 7, Depp said, “When you add up the amount of dialogue you say per year and […]

BYE BYE, BABBA WAWA

May 13, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Barbara Walters, who began her network television career in 1961 as a 32-year-old writer on NBC’s Today show and eventually became a celebrity in her own right, parodied by the late comedian Gilda Radner as “Babba Wawa,” has announced that she will retire next year. Her announcement first appeared on the ABC News website Sunday […]

ANDY ROONEY BOWS OUT

October 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Andy Rooney delivered his 1,097th essay on CBS’s 60 Minutes Sunday night, remarking “This is a moment I have dreaded. I wish I could do this forever. But I can’t.” He did not specify the reasons for his decision to relinquish his post as what colleague Morley Safer called “America’s favorite grouch-in-chief.” However, he acknowledged […]

ROONEY LEAVING 60 MINUTES

September 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Andy Rooney, who had insisted only a few months ago that he would never retire, is leaving 60 Minutes, the network said on Monday. He will deliver his final essay, his 1,097th, on Sunday’s program, which will also feature a special segment narrated by colleague Morley Safer about Rooney’s career. “There’s nobody like Andy and […]