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Posts Tagged ‘Justin Halpern’

Why LeVar Burton?

It remains one of the strangest sights on Twitter, right up there with the more celebrated fact that TBS talk show host Conan O’Brien continues to follow but a single person, Michigan’s Sarah Slowik. In the shadow of the new Thursday night CBS sitcom $#*! My Dad Says, show creator Justin Halpern at press time similarly returns his 1,784,340 follow favors with just one – actor LeVar Burton.

“I checked out LeVar’s feed and all it said was, ‘Saw District 9. Awesome.’ And that just made me laugh!” Halpern confessed recently to TV Guide. Really, that’s it? (Although to be fair, Halpern was not directly answering a question about why he follows Burton, only offering general Twitter tips.)

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The Return of ‘Profit from Your Passion’

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Now that summer vacays are behind you, you’re probably thinking extra hard about what exactly to do with your life, right? Well, we can’t make the decision for you, but we can present a few options.

Each week in September, we’ll line up a creative interest with a path in media for the second installment of our Profit From Your Passion series. It’s packed with step-by-step features and insightful interviews from those who have successfully merged their personal and professional interests.

Like, is it really possible to make money telling jokes without becoming a stand-up comedian? Yes. The guy behind this season’s buzz-worth CBS sitcom tells you how. Wanna go to New York’s hottest runway shows? Become the next Kelly Cutrone by building buzz for designers, and those coveted front row seats could be yours.

And that’s just a taste of what we have planned. See more of the lineup for Profit From Your Passion after the jump…

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