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Who Should Play Johnny Carson in the NBC Miniseries?

Our first thought was Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm. But, as a fellow ew.com reader replied to us in the comments, we had the right show but wrong actor. If anyone on the AMC-TV series were to be pegged to embody the original crown prince of late night talk, this person argued, it should be John Slattery.

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The challenge for the makers of this week’s announced NBC series, based on the delayed, forthcoming bio by Bill Zehme, is to find someone who can both sort of look like Johnny and sort of sound like him as well. In The Late Shift, Rich Little played Carson but because he could only carry one half of the challenge, he did not really score a full hit.

We’ve been giving this more thought. Truly, figuring out who could, should play Carson prior to the producers of the miniseries making their choice known is this year’s most fun casting parlor game. Our new suggestion for the Carson role, as of this afternoon, is…

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Sympathy for Credit-Challenged Celebs Maxed Out

Sometimes, the unlikeliest Internet content can surface from the unlikeliest of online sources. Take today’s Op Ed from the Austin, TX newsroom of CreditCards.com, actually one of the more legitimate players in this field rather than a purveyor of search engine cluttering SEO content.

In pointing to upside-down SoCal big spenders such as Timothy Busfield, Heidi Montag (pictured) and Lenny Dykstra, contributor Ann Brenoff makes the very valid point that the public’s tolerance for such behavior in today’s decimated United States of Jobless Recovery America has waned. But what really caught our attention is the famous sidekick she tied the public opinion shift to.

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  • Ed McMahon Schools John Fugelsang

    Ed McMahon relays to John Fugelsang, “You said ‘butthead.’”

    Previously on FBLA:

  • Ed McMahon Gone To That Great Star Search In The Sky

  • Ed McMahon Drunk on the Tonight Show

    This is Ed McMahon all lit on the teevee.

    Via @edpadgett on Twitter

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  • Ed McMahon Gone To That Great Star Search In The Sky

  • Ed McMahon Gone To That Great Star Search In The Sky

    1eddiest.jpgEd McMahon died early today at a hospital in Westwood. He was 86. From the LA Times:

    He passed away shortly after midnight, [publicist Howard] Bragman said. Bragman did not give a cause of death, saying only that McMahon had been suffering from many health problems over the last few months.

    A source close to McMahon says he had bone cancer and had been hospitalized for several weeks. That person who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to release the information.

    The former “Tonight Show” sidekick was 86.

    Braggman said McMahon’s wife Pam and other loved ones were present when he passed away.