Democratic party strategist who guided presidential candidates like Humphrey, McGovern and Mondale
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Monday 15 July 2013
Watch the videos below to see clips from two celebrity-based operas that have appeared in recent years.
Thursday 04 April 2013
A psychologist claims that the confrontational daytime TV show reinforced the child-killer’s behaviour, rather than challenging it
Sunday 24 March 2013
I remember thinking, “I don’t meet Satan every day!"
Thursday 27 September 2012
Autobiographies, status updates, Twitter - we're all programmed to confess our every move in modern society.
Sunday 23 January 2011
Wednesday 28 July 2010
The news that the singer and philanthropist, Wyclef Jean, is contemplating a run for the Haitian presidency prompts thoughts about those from the world of entertainment who attempt to cross over into the realm of politics. The record is a mixed one. Ronald Reagan did well. And Arnold Schwarzenegger made it to the governor's mansion in California. Clint Eastwood had a brief spell as a Californian town mayor in the 1980s, but soon (thankfully) returned to films. Jerry Springer went the other way, becoming a talk show host after being a politician in Cincinnati. Here in Britain, we have Glenda Jackson in the House of Commons. The former AC Milan striker and world footballer of the year, George Weah, has been active in Liberian politics, but missed out in the 2005 presidential elections.
Thursday 11 March 2010
The former Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith will become the latest operatic heroine to meet a tragic end at the Royal Opera House when the musical version of her life story opens there on 17 February next year.
Thursday 04 March 2010
Tuesday 26 January 2010
Like many an ambitious Briton, Jeremy Kyle is going to have a crack at America. The ITV daytime host and his production company will attempt to take his brand of "confrontation television" across the Atlantic.
Monday 25 January 2010
It was once described by a British judge as a “human form of bear baiting” due to its toxic combination of lie-detector tests, seething family feuds and an irascible presenter seemingly intent on causing trouble.
Monday 25 January 2010
Controversial daytime TV host Jeremy Kyle is to take his show to the US, it was announced today.
Monday 07 December 2009
With its cast of dancing Klu Klux Klan members and its unashamedly irreverent take on Christianity, Jerry Springer: The Opera was one of the most successful and controversial musicals to hit the West End in the past 10 years.
Wednesday 02 December 2009
A TV lie detector expert was given a suspended prison sentence today after he was caught out lying to police over a speeding ticket.
Monday 24 August 2009
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a production company in search of an audience at the Fringe need only find a pop culture phenomenon, add the words "the musical" and the queues will begin to snake around the block.
Thursday 09 July 2009
Pandora has lost track of Shahid Malik's comings and goings in recent weeks, what with his resigning as a minister over expenses, only to return to the Government a week later and then become the subject of an investigation by John Lyon, the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.
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