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Posts Tagged ‘Ed O’Neill’

The Talent Publicist Who Became a Slamming DJ

When Michelle Pesce relocated to LA from Youngstown, Ohio in the late 1990s, she landed a job at FOX thanks to a recommendation from a powerhouse family friend: actor Ed O’Neill. With such beginnings, it would be logical to assume that Pesce evolved from there to the top of the TV profession. Not quite.

In the end, Pesce’s mentor turned out to be pioneering Salt-N-Peppa member DJ Spinderella. Ahead of an August 3 gig in Youngstown, Pesce recalled via a hometown media outlet how her music mixer career started coming together on the side of a day job as a talent publicist with Wolf-Kasteler:

“Spinderella was shocked I had turntables. Most girls at the time didn’t,” Pesce says. “She mentored me for a year and a half or so and she never charged a thing. She helped me as a DJ and as a female DJ.”

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The Man Behind the Ed O’Neill Misquote

So who is this Greg David (pictured), the TV Guide Canada critic who forced his bosses to apologize today for the way he mangled Ed O’Neill‘s recent LA press conference words about Glee star Jane Lynch?

Based on a fall 2009 interview at Toronto’s Ryerson University, he seems like a decent enough guy. He’s actually been with TV Guide since 1991 (!), working his way up through the production and research departments.

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Ed O’Neill at the Peabody Awards Answering Questions About the News

Our colleague Kevin Allocca at TVNewser was at the Peabody Awards and got Ed O’Neill for quick flipcam vid. O’Neill was there, of course, for an award given to Modern Family.