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Posts Tagged ‘Carl Reiner’

CBS Foolishly Blows Drew Carey, Craig Ferguson Cover

Even the most inept April Fool’s prankster knows that broadcasting your plans weeks ahead of the big day is a sure-fire way to dilute the Tom-foolery.

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So then… Why would CBS package a video teaser and blast out a March 18 press release that takes 95% of the Showcase surprise out of next week’s daytime/late night swap? Maybe they feared that their older-skewing median viewers would teeter into health-risk territory without proper warning that Craig Ferguson‘s Tuesday, April 1 hosting of The Price is Right is not a permanent new deal. From the release:

Ferguson will be just the fourth person ever to host the game show for the network (in addition to Drew Carey, Bob Barker and Dennis James). Ferguson’s robot skeleton sidekick, Geoff Peterson, and pantomime horse, Secretariat, will join him as the gorgeous models.

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Carl Reiner Revisits a Movie He First Watched in 1927

Last night at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, there was a special screening of a restored version of original Best Picture co-winner Wings. The 1927 action drama is being released next week on DVD for the first time by Paramount Home Entertainment as part of the studio’s extensive 100th anniversary year celebrations.

KABC-TV reporter George Pennacchio, CBS2-KCAL entertainment correspondent Suzanne Marques and other journalists covering the event all mentioned an astonishing hook. Sitting in the audience Tuesday night was Carl Reiner, who remembers watching Wings with his parents in the Bronx when the film was originally released:

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Estelle Reiner, Who Maybe Had the Best Screen Reaction Ever, Dies at 94

Estelle Reiner, who drew countless fans to her deadpan reaction to Meg Ryan’s mimic of an orgasm over a pastrami sandwich in “When Harry Met Sally,” has passed away, her nephew told AP.

Reiner was mother to “When Harry Met Sally” director Rob Reiner and wife to legendary comedian Carl Reiner.

She was 94.