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ESPN's Neil Everett Marries Stephanie Krohn

Neil Everett

ESPN's Neil Everett married his longtime girlfriend, Stephanie Krohn, in Oregon last week, People reports.

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Keith Olbermann Returning to ESPN

Keith Olbermann

Keith Olbermann will host a late-night sports show on ESPN2 beginning in August, ESPN.com reports. Olbermann previously worked for ESPN in the 1990s before moving to cable news.

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The Biz: President Barack Obama Reveals His Favorite TV Shows

President Barack Obama

As Election Day approaches, President Barack Obama agreed to share with us his favorite television series and provide insight into some of his other pop-culture habits.

TV Guide Magazine: Mr. President, what is your favorite television show?
Obama:
I am a big fan of Homeland and Boardwalk Empire, and I think The Wire is one of the greatest shows of all time — and I confess I am an... read more

A Night Out With The Insider's Kevin Frazier

Kevin Frazier

Walking through L.A.'s Staples Center with Kevin Frazier on the night of a Lakers home game can take a while, thanks to the sheer number of people this guy seems to know. He stops to chitchat, crack a joke, dole out a bro hug — it's as if the arena is a small town and Frazier is its kindly mayor. That natural gregariousness is paying off: As co-anchor of the syndicated entertainment news show The Insider, Frazier has become one of Hollywood's most reliable celebrity whisperers. We spent an evening courtside with him to find out how he juggles journalism, gossip-mongering and good old-fashioned star wrangling.

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ESPN's Hannah Storm Gets Up Close and Personal With Four NFL Newsmakers

Hannah Storm, Cam Newton

Taking a page from the Barbara Walters playbook, ESPN anchor Hannah Storm identified the biggest newsmakers in pro football and convinced four of them to sit down with her on their home turf for a pre-Super Bowl special. read more

Former Penn State Coach Joe Paterno Dies

Joe Paterno

Joe Paterno, college football's all-time winningest coach who was fired by Penn State amid a child sex abuse scandal, died after battling lung cancer, his family announced Sunday. He was 85.

Over his 46-year career as head coach, Penn State's Nittany Lions won two national championships and went undefeated for five different seasons. Paterno — known as "JoePa" to his players and football fans — won the National Coach of the Year Award five times and became the winningest coach in 2011 with 409 wins. A Brown University graduate who was born in Brooklyn, he served as an assistant coach at Penn State for 15 years before becoming head coach in 1966.

Paterno was fired in November shortly after former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was charged with more than 50 counts involving... read more

Ryan Seacrest, Mark Cuban, AEG and CAA Team Up for Pop Culture Channel AXS

Ryan Seacrest, Mark Cuban

As if Ryan Seacrest weren't busy enough, he's starting up a new cable channel.

The American Idol host is partnering with Mark Cuban, entertainment company AEG and talent firm Creative Artists Agency to create AXS (short for "access"), a new pop culture channel expected to premiere in late spring, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Joe Paterno Fired as Sex Abuse Scandal Rocks Penn State Football Program

Joe Paterno

The scandal that's been dominating sports and news networks alike culminated Wednesday with legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and University President Graham Spanier being fired, The Associated Press reports.

Assistant coach... read more

Craig Kilborn Sitcom Lands at ABC

Craig Kilborn

Former Late Late Show host Craig Kilborn is plotting another return to television, this time starring in a sitcom that just landed a script order at ABC.
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Celebrity Watchlist: Trace Adkins Goes to Bat for Eastbound & Down and Candid Reality TV

Trace Adkins

Kenny Powers vs. Trace Adkins?

If the country star had his wish, it could happen.

"[I love] Eastbound & Down. It's funny as hell," Adkins, a former little leaguer, tells TVGuide.com. It's the one show he'd love to appear on.

Check out photos of Trace Adkins

When he's not tuning into Eastbound & Down, Adkins, who can be seen next in The Lincoln Lawyer, satiates his TV sports appetite ...
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