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'Cheers' Tops Poll Of Best TV Theme Songs

April 18th, 2013 8:25pm EDT
Cheers
Two decades after the last episode of Cheers, "Where Everybody Knows Your Name" still resonates as the best TV theme song, according to readers of TV Guide Magazine. The mag asked readers to help them find the 60 best themes since the dawn of television, and some of the choices may surprise you.

Of course, Cheers' theme being on the list isn't too much of a shocker - it was actually featured in several other shows on the list as a joke or reference and some of its episodes are considered the best of all time. TV Guide also rated the show the 18th greatest in a recent list.

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'Beverly Hillbillies' Star Settles Barbie Lawsuit

December 30th, 2011 9:04am EST
Donna Douglas
"The Beverly Hillbillies" star Donna Douglas has settled her lawsuit against TV bosses and toy maker Mattel over a Barbie that was created using her character's likeness.

The actress, who played tomboy Elly May Clampett in the long-running series, launched a legal battle against bosses at CBS Corp. and Mattel Inc. in May after alleging both companies neglected to seek her permission before inking a partnership to make the doll.

She has come to an agreement with the companies' bosses. Her attorney, Philip Shaheen, filed court documents in Louisiana on Tuesday indicating a settlement had be...
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Top TV & Movie Secretaries In Honor Of Administrative Professionals Day

April 21st, 2010 8:56am EDT
Top TV & Movie Secretaries
They work hard. They keep things in order. They are oftentimes unappreciated. In honor of Administrative Professionals Day (April 21), here are the 10 best and memorable TV and movie secretaries, receptionists and personal assistants.

TV

Sydney Andrews (Laura Leighton) Melrose Place

Let's do this list right by starting with some crazy. Sydney was the schizophrenic secretary who made her bitchy boss Amanda Woodward (Heather Locklear) look like a princess. With all that dying, coming back to life, murdering and plenty of revenge sex, who wouldn't want this chick answering the phone and sc...
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'Twilight's' Carlisle Cullen Is The Richest Fictional Character

April 16th, 2010 4:32pm EDT
Twilight New Moon
Forbes recently released its 2010 edition of "Fictional 15," which ranks fiction's wealthiest characters. Topping the list is Carlisle Cullen, the patriarch from the "Twilight" novels and films.

Cullen, age 370, is worth $34.1 billion, mostly due to his adopted daughter Alice, who picks stocks based on her ability to see the future.

Other wealthy characters and their estimated net worth:

Scrooge McDuck ($33.5 billion)
Richie Rich ($11.5 billion)
Tony Stark ($8.8 billion)
Jed Clampett ($7.2 billion)
Adrian Veidt ($7 billion)
Bruce Wayne ($6.5 billion)
The Tooth Fairy ($3.9 billion)
Thur...
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New TV On DVD, Feb. 17

February 17th, 2009 8:00am EST
Law & Order: SVU
In the criminal justice system, sexually based crimes such as rape, torture, pedophilia and child-abuse are dealt with in New York City, by a special unit of the police department known as the Special Victims Unit. Law & Order: SVU season 8 is now on DVD. Also in stores: Murder She Wrote season 9, Sabrina the Teenage Witch season 5, Dead Like Me the complete collection, and The Beverly Hillbillies season 3.
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New TV On DVD, Oct. 7

October 7th, 2008 8:00am EDT
30 Rock
On 30 Rock season 2, co-workers and friends are all trying to balance work and life, with the inevitable result of failed relationships, disastrous parties, at-work drunkenness, hard-core coffee addiction, world-class sandwich eating and occasional attempts to chop down Christmas trees. Also on DVD: Grace Under Fire season 1, Beverly Hillbillies seasons 1 & 2, Keeping up With The Kardashians season 1, Martin season 5, Mutant X the complete series, and The Simpsons season 11.
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Top Ten 'Twilight Zone' Episodes

July 3rd, 2008 8:27am EDT
The Twilight Zone
Every year, the Sci Fi channel celebrates Independence Day with a two-day marathon of episodes from The Twilight Zone, one of the most enduring and renowned anthology series in the history of television.

If it's too hot outside for fireworks and cook-outs this July 4th, you can opt for a long, lazy weekend indoors with TZ on your tube. Rod Serling is so cool, you might not even need to turn on your air conditioner!

Submitted for your approval: These are the ten stops you shouldn't miss when traveling along the shadowy road that winds through…The Twilight Zone.

1. "A Kind of a Stopw...
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The Fall Of The Great American TV Theme Song

March 13th, 2008 2:30pm EDT
Green Acres
What happened to it? A catchy, sing-a-long theme song used to be part of the fun of watching a show. A great theme song could get you excited and in the mood to watch a show. Sometimes the theme song was the best part of a bad show. A theme song that caught your attention could get you to check out a show you weren't normally watching.

Theme songs used to tell what the show was about, like The Brady Bunch. The opening was the only way viewers knew the show was about a stepfamily. We would never have known WHY Gilligan and the gang were on the island or HOW those Hillbillies made it to...
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TV Land To Air Classic Christmas Episodes Dec. 24 & 25

December 24th, 2007 8:00am EST
All in the Family
Jingle Bells ring when TV Land rolls out a collection of classic Christmas episodes during TV Land's 8th Annual Merry-thon. The 24-hour celebration airs Monday, December 24 through Tuesday, December 25 from 5:00pm - 5:00pm (ET/PT).

The marathon will feature some of America's favorite television families including -- The Ingalls, The Jeffersons, The Bunkers, The Bradys, and more.

Tune in as the Ingalls recall their fondest memories of Christmases past, Louise help George find the father he never knew, Cindy ask Santa for help and Edith and Archie feast on a holiday dinner.

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Celebrity Birthdays, September 26

September 26th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Christina Milian
Happy Birthday to tennis star Serena Williams (1981), pop singer Christina Milian (1981), rapper Ras Kass (1972), "Frequency" actor James Caviezel (1968), Blind Melon singer Shannon Hoon (1967; d. 1995), tv host Jillian Barberie (1966), "Krull" actress Lysette Anthony (1963), actress Melissa Sue Anderson (1962), "The Terminator" actress Linda Hamilton (1956), Australian singer Olivia Newton-John (1948), bluegrass singer Lynn Anderson (1947), Roxy Music singer Bryan Ferry (1945), "The Beverly Hillbillies" actress Donna Douglas (1933), television actor Richard Herd (1932), "Emergency" actress...
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Daddy Warbucks Is The Richest Fictional Character

November 21st, 2006 12:18pm EST
Annie
Daddy Warbucks from Annie has topped the Forbes "Fictional 15," an annual listing of the wealthiest fictional characters. Santa Clause was eliminated from the list this year because Forbes was inundated with letters from children insisting the jolly man is "real."

According to Forbes, Warbucks, an ex-U.S. Army general turned industrialist, is worth $36.2 billion, thanks to the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan and because of a contract to provide oil-well maintenance in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

The Fictional 15 are:

1. Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks (Annie)

2....
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 26

September 26th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Christina Milian
Happy Birthday to tennis star Serena Williams (1981), pop singer Christina Milian (1981), rapper Ras Kass (1972), "Frequency" actor James Caviezel (1968), Blind Melon singer Shannon Hoon (1967; d. 1995), tv host Jillian Barberie (1966), "Krull" actress Lysette Anthony (1963), actress Melissa Sue Anderson (1962), "The Terminator" actress Linda Hamilton (1956), Australian singer Olivia Newton-John (1948), bluegrass singer Lynn Anderson (1947), Roxy Music singer Bryan Ferry (1945), "The Beverly Hillbillies" actress Donna Douglas (1933), television actor Richard Herd (1932), "Emergency" actress...
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