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Video: Ed Reimers, Who Kept Us in Good Hands With Allstate For 22 Years, is Dead at 96. In Case You Are Too Young to Have Seen Him, His Face, Voice and His Pair of Hands Are Unforgettable to Millions and Millions

Now, of course, the President–Dennis Haybert–keeps us in good hands. But long before he got the job, Ed Reimers kept us in the good hands of Allstate for 22 years. One last time, then, with feeling, we watch this classic Reimers Allstate commercial,…

Wild, Diverse Line-up for ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Revealed, Including a VERY Polarizing Politician, Former Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay

ABC today announced 16 contestants for the upcoming edition of its hit reality series "Dancing With The Stars." The most offbeat choice is Tom DeLay, the former Republican Congressman who was the Republican House Majority Leader from 2003-2005. He stepped…

On the Greatness of Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods is not a TV personality per se. His connection to TV, besides being in commercials hawking some products, is that the ratings of golf tournaments in which he participates are hugely higher than those in which he does…

New Report on Set-Top Boxes: Shipment Will Hit 200 Million in Four Years; A Trend Will be Set-Top Boxes Connected to the Internet

A new report by Park Associates says set-top box shipments will reach 200 million by 2013, according to Multichannel News. One trend the company see are that set-top boxes are incresingly being hooked up to the Internet, allowing Internet programming…

Les Paul, 94, Has Died. Yes, He Had a Long Running TV Show in the ’50s, But The Reason You Need To Read About Him is Simply, as The NY Times Says Today, Paul’s ‘Innovations Changed the Course of 20th-Century Popular Music’

Les Paul, a true giant of the music industry, has passed away at age 94. If you have any interest in pop culture today, you need to know about Paul, and a wonderful place to start is this marvelous piece on…

This Item for Baby Boomers Only

Lassie with Timmy’s mom, June Lockhart.   June is looking great. She’s exactly 12 years old in dog years. (Photos from WireImage.)

Baby Stewie on ‘Family Guy’ is Gay, Show Creator Seth MacFarlane Reveals

Seth MacFarlane, in an interview in Playboy, says that baby Stewie in his animated show "Family Guy,” is gay, the New York Daily News reports. MacFarlane said a script had been written where it is revealed that Stewie is gay,…

Now That We’re Done With That Time-Shifting Nonsense, Here’s What The Primetime Emmys Really Need to do

TVWeek’s Open Mike blogger Chuck Ross, coming off his high of yesterday, when he told Fox what they need to do on "American Idol" now that Paula’s left,  tackles the probems the Primetime Emmys face long-term and what they need…

MSO Mediacom Wants to Refinance Bonds Due in Next Few Years so it Tenders Debt Deals

Mediacom, the nation’s seventh largest MSO with about 1.3 million subs, is conducting a tender offer for new debt of about $650 million, Multichannel News reports. The MSO had strong second quarter results, Multichannel says, and the offer will allow…

TV Academy, in Major Reversal, Will NOT Time-Shift Any Awards During the Primetime Emmy Broadcast

Facing a barrage of protest, most notably from the Wrtiers, Directors and Screen Actors guilds, the Academy of Televison Arts and Sciences has backed down from its prior announcement that it would time-shift the presentation of eight awards during the…