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Publishers Clearing House, The Weird Saga of a Successful Business that was Hoisted on Someone Else's Petard

Myra Chanin | Posted 08.07.2012 | Weird News
Myra Chanin

Publishers Clearing House was founded in 1953 by Harold, LuEsther and Joyce Mertz, during a time when magazines were sold individually by door to door salesman or via a publishers' own direct mail efforts.

Today Is The 20th Anniversary Of Johnny Carson's Farewell

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 05.22.2012 | Comedy

On May 22, 1992, Johnny Carson ended his 30-year reign as the host of "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson." Twenty years after his final broadcas...

Ed McMahon's Had One Too Many

Posted 06.29.2011 | Women

This is so good: Johnny Carson realizing on the Tonight Show that Ed Mc Mahon had a few too many martinis at lunch. -MT Don't Miss a Good L...

David O. Russell Battles for The Fighter

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

David O. Russell is on the phone, eager to talk about The Fighter, a movie whose unexpected dash to the top is not all that dissimilar from the story it tells.

Foreclosure: It Can Happen to Anyone!

Anna Cuevas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Anna Cuevas

Many people facing foreclosure today actually were able to afford the homes that they bought at the time they bought them.

Dead Folks, 2009: The Missed and the Not Missed

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Here's my own brief look at some of the more notable celebrity deaths of 2009. As always, they fall into two categories: "The Good Riddance List" and "The Folks We'll Miss List."

'South Park' Returns, Takes On 'Summer Of Death' With DJ AM, Farrah, MJ, Billy Mays And More (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

"South Park" returned last night with an episode called "I See Dead Celebrities," in which Billy Mays, David Carradine, Farrah Fawcett, Ed McMahon, Wa...

The End Of 2009's Summer Of Death

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — We had been told to expect the deaths of the famous to come in threes, not in the dozens. But all through the summer of 2009 came a ...

The Dharma of Celebrity Death

Dean Sluyter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dean Sluyter

Everybody dies. Why, from a spiritual point of view, are celebrity deaths such an extra big deal?

Why Read When You Can Watch?

B. Jeffrey Madoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
B. Jeffrey Madoff

What did I learn from my 3 week media experiment? It's easier to zone out in front of a glowing rectangle than engage in reading.

Media Feeding Frenzy Cheats Viewers

Saul Segan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Saul Segan

While it was understandable that Jackson's death merited considerable coverage, the disgraceful monopoly of the topic on the television screens and neglect of any other news story were not.

Ed McMahon Remembered For His Humor, Spirit

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — At a tribute to the late sidekick of "The Tonight Show," Ed McMahon was remembered as a rare individual in the entertainment indus...

Lucky Will Remember The Time

Wendy Diamond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Diamond

Many of the animals recently have been transplanted from Neverland to Lake Powell, Arizona where they will be cared for at a wildlife reserve.

Celebrities Die in Threes. Except When They Don't.

Jim Watkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jim Watkins

Believers have their "proof" this month after the departures of Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, and Michael Jackson in quick succession. Three celebrities! Game, set, match for the urban legend!

Jackson's Death Means We're All Older Now and Need to Sober Up

Francesca Biller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Francesca Biller

The passing of Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett has hit us near-baby boomers and full-on baby boomers with a rock and roll punch to the gut we weren't ready for.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arianna Huffington

This week saw coverage of the Iran revolution overtaken by coverage of the Argentina revelation. It was at once utterly familiar (GOP family values hypocrite hoisted on his own, uh, petard) and utterly unique ("Appalachian Trail," "tan lines," and "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina" jokes will never be the same). Sanford's TMI press conference, in which he repeatedly spoke of the role his heart played in things, was the most disheartening use of that vital organ since Woody Allen tried to explain away his relationship with his lover's daughter by saying, "The heart wants what the heart wants." This week also brought the passing of the King of Pop, Charlie's favorite Angel, and TV's greatest second banana. Rest In Peace.

Conan O'Brien And 'Tonight' Pay Tribute To Ed McMahon

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

(AP) LOS ANGELES "Tonight" host Conan O'Brien paid tribute to Ed McMahon as a "truly funny man" whose partnership with Johnny Carson on the late-night...

Joan Rivers: Johnny Carson Was A "Bastard" And A "Nasty Man" (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

MSNBC interviewed Joan Rivers about the sad passing of legendary entertainment figure Ed McMahon. Rivers had nothing but praise for McMahon, however ...

ED MCMAHON DIES AT 86

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Ed McMahon, the loyal "Tonight" show sidekick who bolstered boss Johnny Carson with guffaws and a resounding "H-e-e-e-e-e-ere's Jo...

Ed McMahon Evicted, House Being Sold

radaronline.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Ed McMahon has lost his battle to save his home, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively....

Magic Johnson and the Tax Refund Rip-off

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Because of Johnson, the tax refund business might stick around, luring in more millions of Americans.

Ed McMahon Hospitalized In Los Angeles

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Ed McMahon, former sidekick to Johnny Carson on "Tonight" and a familiar TV commercial pitchman, is hospitalized in intensive care...

Ed McMahon & MC Hammer Pimp Gold In Super Bowl Ad

TMZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Financially-challenged stars MC Hammer & Ed McMahon are finally making bank ... pimpin' for Cash4Gold.com during the Super Bowl. ...

Citibank Wins $180K Judgment Against Ed McMahon

tmz.com | TMZ Staff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Citibank has just won a judgment against Ed McMahon for $179,687.08 Citi had sued Ed in L.A. County Superior Court last June. A judge has issued a ...

Ed McMahon Gets To Stay Home For The Holidays

AP | ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Ed McMahon can stay put. Publicist Howard Bragman confirmed Thursday that the TV icon and his wife have no plans to move from thei...