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So What Do You Do, Henry Bushkin, Attorney and Author of Johnny Carson?
"Bombastic Bushkin," as Johnny Carson called him, talks about his book's controversies and what he thinks of The Tonight Show's most recent changes.

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Johnny Carson Musical Moving Forward - Posted June 23, 2014
It was during an interview with Mediabistro last fall that Johnny Carson's former attorney Henry Bushkin first publicly revealed his plans for a musica... [AllTwitter]

Seven Words for A Carlin Home Companion - Posted May 20, 2013
Timely: This weekend's May 18 performance at the ACME Comedy Theatre of Kelly Carlin's acclaimed one-woman show A Carlin Home Companion... [FishbowlLA]

Joan Rivers Tells Johnny Carson It Still Hurts - Posted April 7, 2013
Wow. On last night's episode of WE program JOAN & MELISSA: joan knows best?, the hint of cancer and some bucket list consideration brought up the notion of dancing on Johnny Carson's grave. That is, until Joan realized Carson was cremated and his ashes given to family members. Rivers instead traveled to... [FishbowlLA]

The End of a Long, Glorious Tonight Show Run for 'Beautiful Downtown Burbank' - Posted April 3, 2013
Sorry, Gary Owens, but one of very best things to ever happen to "beautiful downtown Burbank" is now officially ear-marked for February 2014 east coast relocation. The Tonight Show will soon be Jimmy... [FishbowlLA]

Hollywood Reporter Delivers a Leno Lollapalooza - Posted March 27, 2013
You'd think a guy who took a huge pay cut in 2012 on behalf of one of NBC's few TV ratings hits would be bullet proof within the network's executive ranks. But while Matthew Belloni's Hollywood Reporter... [FishbowlLA]

Tonight Show Chatter Has LA TV Producer Remembering Carson's Killer Extra 15 Minutes - Posted March 21, 2013
David Steinberg, whose many appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson during the show's New York heyday were surpassed only by those of the late Bob Hope, was recently reminiscing with Jimmy Fallon... [FishbowlLA]

BuzzFeed Writer Remembers the Oscars She Attended Front-Row Center at Age 10 - Posted February 23, 2013
Chief LA correspondent Kate Aurthur shared a bittersweet bit of Oscar history this week at BuzzFeed. In 1980... [FishbowlLA]

'Bombastic Bushkin' Reveals the Man Behind The Tonight Show Curtain - Posted February 5, 2013
There are so many great anecdotes in A Hard Act to Follow, attorney ... [FishbowlLA]

Longtime KABC 790 Talk Radio Host Ray Briem Passes Away - Posted December 13, 2012
When Ray Briem retired from KABC in 1994 after 27 years working the AM graveyard shift (!), he told then-LA Times staff writer ... [FishbowlLA]

Joan Rivers Recalls Her Johnny Carson Heartbreak - Posted December 6, 2012
Under the THR article headline "Joan Rivers: Why Johnny Carson 'Never Ever Spoke to Me Again'," the comedienne thinks that her gender had a lot to with the ill will that erupted from Carson's ... [FishbowlLA]

BBC Directors Quit Over Handling of Pedophilia Scandal - Posted November 12, 2012
Imagine this nightmare scenario: A well-known TV/radio host and media personality--let's say Johnny Carson--dies peacefully after spending decades in the public eye as a respected entertainer, philanthropist and occasional newsmaker. As the public mou... [FishbowlDC]

Howard Stringer Still Treasures the Memory of His Lunches with Johnny Carson - Posted October 19, 2012
What better place for Sir Howard Stringer to reminisce about the great Johnny Carson than the annual Giants of Broadcasting event? The chairman of Sony's board was feted at yesterday's 10th anniversary edition in New York City alongside ... [FishbowlLA]

Craig Ferguson: 'My Job Is to Be the Naughty Kid' - Posted October 5, 2012
Craig Ferguson rocked the Paley Center for Media with laughter last night in New York. The self-effacing host of ... [FishbowlDC]

Jimmy Kimmel Leads the Charge into a New Era of Late Night - Posted August 21, 2012
Late night TV just got a wake-up call. ABC has announced that ... [FishbowlDC]

Writer Gore Vidal Dead at 86 - Posted August 1, 2012
The prolific novelist, playwright, and essayist passed away at his Hollywood Hills home on Tuesday evening. According to his nephew, complications from pneumonia was the cause of death. Gore Vidal made Los Angeles home in 2003, but his hist... [FishbowlLA]

Joan Rivers Revisits Her Biggest Career Mistake - Posted January 5, 2012
What more can be said about Johnny Carson that hasn't already been said? According to Peter Jones, the PBS docum... [FishbowlLA]

Johnny Carson YouTube Channel Generates 'Sluggish' Numbers - Posted August 30, 2011
At the beginning of August, YouTube announced an official, curated Johnny Carson channel. For fans of the late night maestro, this was welcome news. While 35,000+ channel views (and 2.2 million video clicks) at press time may seem a tad disappointing, the truth is that Johnny's core audie... [FishbowlLA]

Oscar Watcher Predicts: Ben Stiller Will Host Next Show - Posted August 16, 2011
We like Sasha Stone's way of thinking. In reaction to the latest wave of media speculation about Billy Crystal returning for a ninth turn... [FishbowlLA]

Late Night Author: Leno Not the Villain - Posted November 17, 2010
On today's edition of KCRW's The Treatment with Elvis Mitchell... [FishbowlLA]

Johnny Carson's 'Tonight Show' Getting New Life Online - Posted August 11, 2010
The estate of legendary late night talk show host Johnny Carson is hoping to bring the funnyman back into the spotlight, relaunching to bring it into the 21st century. The Los Angeles Times Matea Gold ... [WebNewser -]

What You Never Knew About Johnny Carson -- But Really Wanted To - Posted November 6, 2008
Henry Bushkin, former attorney for Johnny Carson, is writing a ribald memoir that reveals a slew of inside stories and little-known facts about the iconic late night host, FBLA has learned. A friend close to Bushkin tells Mediabistro t... [FishbowlLA]

Hot Property's Ruth Ryon Packs It In And Goes Home - Posted April 11, 2008
The LAT reports that its keeping its Hot Property feature, but its losing its Hot Property writer. "Ruth Ryon will be filing her last installment of the feature she created almost a quarter-century ago." Stuff you'll learn in the story: * Hot Propert... [FishbowlLA]