History Series / EntertainmentTonight

24th Oct '17 9:02:10 PM glickmam
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* {{Fanservice}}: Movies featuring strippers or bikinis will get a ''lot'' more hype than you'd normally expect. When ''Film/{{Striptease}}'' was coming out, ''ET'' literally did ''weeks'' of hype, chatting up every single star of the movie, showing as many clips of Demi Moore's fit body doing strip-teases in bikinis, and nearly taking everything off. When the movie bombed, they simply dropped it and moved on to something else. John Tesh actually hated covering these types of stories, and it proved to major factor in him departing in 1996 and being replaced by weekend co-anchor (and failed game show host) Bob Goen.

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* {{Fanservice}}: Movies featuring strippers or bikinis will get a ''lot'' more hype than you'd normally expect. When ''Film/{{Striptease}}'' was coming out, ''ET'' literally did ''weeks'' of hype, chatting up every single star of the movie, showing as many clips of Demi Moore's fit body doing strip-teases in bikinis, and nearly taking everything off. When the movie bombed, they simply dropped it and moved on to something else. John Tesh actually hated covering these types of stories, and it proved to be a major factor in him departing in 1996 and being replaced by weekend co-anchor (and failed game show host) Bob Goen.
24th Oct '17 9:01:28 PM glickmam
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* EveryEpisodeEnding: Before they end the program, They would do a birthday announcement.

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* EveryEpisodeEnding: Before they would end the program, They they would do a birthday announcement.
24th Oct '17 9:00:32 PM glickmam
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* HollywoodHypeMachine: Pretty much its sole purpose is to "hype" the latest movies, music, and television, doing interviews with the stars, and general promotion. It worked hand-in-hand with the Hollywood studios to create new stars (it was a ''major'' proponent of Matthew [=McConaughey=] when he was supposed to be the "Next Big Thing", and constantly touted him as such) and make big hits. It was mutually beneficial, because after all, without hype, the movies might fail, and if the movies fail, ''ET'' wouldn't have as much to talk about. It wasn't always just hype, however, especially during the first two years, when Jim Bellows served as managing editor. Under Bellows' watch, in addition to general entertainment promotion, the show would frequently feature investigative reports about the entertainment industry's drug use and hiring practices.[[note]] Not really surprising since Bellows previously had a long and storied career in legitimate journalism, which in addition to working on ''ET'', also included serving as editor of the ''New York Herald Tribune'' (1961-1967), associate editor of the ''Los Angeles Times'' (1967-1974), editor of the ''Washington Star'' (1975-1978), and editor of the ''Los Angeles Herald Examiner'' (1978-1981). In fact, Bellows' investigative stories were so recognized in the industry, that after ''ET'''s second season ended in 1983, ABC News president Roone Arledge asked Bellows to serve as executive editor for the network's nightly newscast, ''World News Tonight with Peter Jennings''. Bellows accepted and served in that role until 1986.[[/note]]

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* HollywoodHypeMachine: Pretty much its sole purpose is to "hype" the latest movies, music, and television, doing interviews with the stars, and general promotion. It worked hand-in-hand with the Hollywood studios to create new stars (it was a ''major'' proponent of Matthew [=McConaughey=] when he was supposed to be the "Next Big Thing", and constantly touted him as such) and make big hits. It was mutually beneficial, because after all, without hype, the movies might fail, and if the movies fail, ''ET'' wouldn't have as much to talk about. It wasn't always just hype, however, especially during the first two years, when Jim Bellows served as managing editor. Under Bellows' watch, in addition to general entertainment promotion, the show would frequently feature investigative reports about the entertainment industry's drug use and hiring practices.[[note]] Not really surprising since Bellows previously had a long and storied career in legitimate journalism, which in addition to working on ''ET'', also included serving as editor of the ''New York Herald Tribune'' (1961-1967), associate editor of the ''Los Angeles Times'' (1967-1974), editor of the ''Washington Star'' (1975-1978), and editor of the ''Los Angeles Herald Examiner'' (1978-1981). In fact, Bellows' investigative stories were so recognized in the industry, that after ''ET'''s second season ended in 1983, ABC News president Roone Arledge asked Bellows him to serve as executive editor for the network's nightly newscast, ''World News Tonight with Peter Jennings''. Bellows accepted and served in that role until 1986.[[/note]]
24th Oct '17 8:58:36 PM glickmam
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* {{Fanservice}}: Movies featuring strippers or bikinis will get a ''lot'' more hype than you'd normally expect. When ''Film/{{Striptease}}'' was coming out, ''ET'' literally did ''weeks'' of hype, chatting up every single star of the movie, showing as many clips of Demi Moore's fit body doing strip-teases in bikinis, and nearly taking everything off. When the movie bombed, they simply dropped it and moved on to something else.

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* {{Fanservice}}: Movies featuring strippers or bikinis will get a ''lot'' more hype than you'd normally expect. When ''Film/{{Striptease}}'' was coming out, ''ET'' literally did ''weeks'' of hype, chatting up every single star of the movie, showing as many clips of Demi Moore's fit body doing strip-teases in bikinis, and nearly taking everything off. When the movie bombed, they simply dropped it and moved on to something else. John Tesh actually hated covering these types of stories, and it proved to major factor in him departing in 1996 and being replaced by weekend co-anchor (and failed game show host) Bob Goen.
26th Jan '17 3:45:16 PM BuddyBoy600alt
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* SignificantBirthDate: At the end of each episode, They would announce a list of celebrity birthdays.
26th Jan '17 3:30:21 PM BuddyBoy600alt
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Added DiffLines:

* EveryEpisodeEnding: Before they end the program, They would do a birthday announcement.
31st Aug '16 12:38:18 AM PaulA
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* LongRunner: Continuously in production since 1981.
9th May '16 2:00:04 AM glickmam
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A magazine-format journalistic television series, created in 1981 by Alfred Masini and originally produced and distributed by Creator/{{Paramount}}, featuring Mary Hart and a score of other hosts and reporters discussing the recent news in Hollywood. A major enabler of the HollywoodHypeMachine, as well as a tabloid journal, it's a mixture of hype, interviews, and sensationalism about the latest rumors and dating habits of the rich and famous. Airs daily in half-hour segments, and has done so for years. Country-specific spin-offs have popped up in the UK, Canada, Brazil, and others. The show is now produced and distributed by Creator/{{CBS}}, which replaced Paramount successor CBS Paramount Television after the CBS-Creator/{{Viacom}} breakup in 2005.

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A magazine-format journalistic television series, created by Al Masini in 1981 by Alfred Masini and originally produced and distributed by Creator/{{Paramount}}, featuring Mary Hart and John Tesh and a score of other hosts and reporters discussing the recent news in Hollywood. A major enabler of the HollywoodHypeMachine, as well as a tabloid journal, it's a mixture of hype, interviews, and sensationalism about the latest rumors and dating habits of the rich and famous. Airs daily in half-hour segments, and has done so for years. Country-specific spin-offs have popped up in the UK, Canada, Brazil, and others. The show is now produced and distributed by Creator/{{CBS}}, which replaced Paramount successor CBS Paramount Television after the CBS-Creator/{{Viacom}} breakup in 2005.
20th Jan '16 12:51:06 PM VenomLancerHae
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* {{Fanfare}}: Composed by Michael Mark. It became an unlistenable cacophony of guitars and swooshes over the last few years (and between 2012-2014, a terrible rap mix by will.i.am from Music/TheBlackEyedPeas promoted by the show as the best television theme ever). Thankfully as of September 2014 a simpler version of the theme has returned.

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* {{Fanfare}}: Composed by Michael Mark. It became an unlistenable cacophony of guitars and swooshes over the last few years (and between 2012-2014, a terrible rap mix by will.i.am from Music/TheBlackEyedPeas promoted by the show as the best television theme ever). Thankfully as of September 2014 a simpler version of the theme has returned.
16th Jan '16 11:37:29 AM Anddrix
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* ViewersAreMorons: Even if justified as giving an AudioDescription to blind viewers, the zeal of their voiceovers describe magazine and video imagery of celebrities, down to [[ProductPlacement fashion labels worn by them]] comes off as kind of insultingly primary as if we don't know what Calvin Klein is.
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