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February 19, 1989 | By Maura C. Ciccarelli, Special to The Inquirer
It was not their dream to pick a nose on national television, but four students from Jenkintown Junior High School have done just that. On Feb. 22 and April 26, Super Sloppy Double Dare will feature Jenkintown students Becky Seweryn, Jason Maas, Ryan Totaro and Elise Richards as contestants in the nationally syndicated children's game show that combines a food-fight mentality with an obstacle course and trivia questions. During competition against students from Roosevelt Middle School of Levittown, the Jenkintown students had the, um, pleasure of reaching into a huge fake nose filled with green slime of questionable content.
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April 17, 2002 | By Gayle Ronan Sims INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Madonna is getting her own game show. NBC has shot a pilot for the long-in-development Truth or Dare, based less on her 1991 concert documentary than on the adult parlor game. A risque, Madonna-produced game show doesn't seem much of a stretch for the network that is having the contestants on Fear Factor (Mondays at 8 p.m.) confront their fears of public nudity. NBC also is planning to revive Let's Make a Deal. Expect both game shows to premiere this summer. Royal doings Prince Charles has taken his longtime companion, Camilla Parker Bowles, to his grandmother's favorite church, the first time he is believed to have done so. The visit appeared to be another step forward in the couple's increasingly public relationship.
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September 15, 1998 | by Jeff Houck, For the Daily News
More than 30 years after it first arrived on TV, Hollywood Squares is making a comeback. The show, which began airing last night on Channel 3, will follow the familiar format of contestants playing tick-tack-toe as they try to figure out whether celebrities are giving them the correct answer to trivia questions, or whether they are lying through their teeth. To celebrate America's facination with game shows (there's even an entire cable TV channel dedicated to game shows!) join us for game trivia and see how much you know about game shows' kooky past.
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October 13, 1999 | by Donna Petrozzello, New York Daily News
Fox has raised the stakes in the network TV ratings race, betting on a prime-time game show with a $2 million top prize. They have bought six episodes of the show, called "Greed," but the real question is whether Dick Clark Productions can get it on the air in time for November's sweeps rating period. Fox is offering twice the bounty of ABC's returning prime-time brain-teaser, "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," which begins its second two-week run on Nov. 7. The Fox move Monday also raises the bar for NBC and CBS, both of which are ironing out plans to revive vintage game shows for prime-time play.
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December 14, 2012 | By Emily Babay, Breaking News Desk
Unsure if you'd rather try out for a TV game show or a singing competition? You're in luck this weekend. On Saturday, NBC is hosting an open casting call for an upcoming progam tentatively titled, The Winner Is..., with dueling singers. Before hearing the judges' verdict, the contestants will decide whether to bow out in exchange for cash, or risk remaining in the competition for a shot at a $1 million prize. Individuals and groups of all ages who sing any style of music - from country to opera to hip-hop - are welcome to audition at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p..m.
NEWS
February 19, 1989 | By Maura C. Ciccarelli, Special to The Inquirer
It was not their dream to pick a nose on national television, but four students from Jenkintown Junior High School have done just that. On Feb. 22 and April 26, Super Sloppy Double Dare will feature Jenkintown students Becky Seweryn, Jason Maas, Ryan Totaro and Elise Richards as contestants in the nationally syndicated children's game show that combines a food-fight mentality with an obstacle course and trivia questions. During competition against students from Roosevelt Middle School of Levittown, the Jenkintown students had the, um, pleasure of reaching into a huge fake nose filled with green slime of questionable content.
NEWS
October 30, 1988 | By David M. Giles, Inquirer Staff Writer
The phrase "bank vault" will be etched in Willie F. Brown's memory forever. Brown, of the LaMott section of Cheltenham, could not guess that phrase during the final round of a taping of the Wheel of Fortune Thursday, and it cost him $25,000. "That was the toughest puzzle of the night," Brown said after the show, which was taped at the Radio City Music Hall. "I won some of Merv Griffin's money, but it would have been nice to win some more. " Brown, 39, was one of 30 contestants who competed on the popular game show during two days of live taping last week.
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June 27, 2000 | By Ellen Goodman
It isn't the barbecued rat feast that got to me, although I am grateful to the all-purpose food critic who declared, "It tastes like chicken. " Thanks for the tip. Nor am I hooked by the suspense of finding out who gets booted off the island each Wednesday. It doesn't take a psych major or a video editor to make a good guess about who'll get voted out of the tribe next. For that matter it isn't even the competitive setup, smarmy as it is, that has me hooked on Survivor. I mean, check the rules of this "game show": Each of the 16 participants is supposed to prove devotion to the well-being of the tribe in order to win the entire million bucks for his or herself?
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February 22, 1988 | By JONATHAN TAKIFF, Daily News Staff Writer
Imagine a junior high school version of "College Bowl" mixed with elements of "Beat the Clock. " Throw in a few wifty Rube Goldberg-ish contraptions and great vats of mud-puddle mess. Now you've kinda got the formula for "Double Dare," the fresh and frisky kid-vid game show debuting today and continuing weekdays at 5 p.m. on Channel 17 (WPHL). While it's brand-new to over-the-air TV, young cable viewers by the droves have been tuning in to "Double Dare" for the past two years on the Nickelodeon channel.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 1990 | By Maria Gallagher, Daily News Staff Writer
"Do you want my poet's name, my tap-dance name, or my holistic health name?" Next. "I was so afraid of acting that I went into it. I like being noticed. I like talking to people. " Next. "I have a Chips Ahoy commercial running right now. It took me 42 takes to eat that cookie. They kept saying, 'Run!' and 'Cut!' and 'You've got to savor the product!' " "I'm with Look Models. And I'm a Pisces. " Next. Next. Next! The producers of the soon-to-debut game show "Trump Card" - The Donald has lent his name and a casino - began auditioning yesterday for the Trump Card Girl, the feminine ornament destined to be game-show land's next Vanna White.
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May 16, 2014 | By Michael Matza, Inquirer Staff Writer
A rusty fence bisects the virtual desert, so grab your cursor and pick a side. You are playing The Migrant Trail , an online game about the human toll of illegal immigration. You choose an avatar from a group of immigrants trying to sneak into the United States, or border agents trying to catch them. You pick a route, what to wear, what to carry, when to rest, when to search, and when to hide. Software dictates the consequences. Didn't bring enough water, or weighed yourself down with too much?
ENTERTAINMENT
August 28, 2013 | BY CHUCK DARROW, Daily News Staff Writer darrowc@phillynews.com, 215-313-3134
LET'S FACE it, when you think of a game-show host "type," local sports-gabber Mike Missanelli doesn't spring immediately to mind. Historically speaking, the most successful TV-game emcees have been genial to the point of unctuousness - walking, schmoozing embodiments of the phrase "warm and fuzzy. " Mikey Miss, on the other hand, has made headlines with public explosions of anger. If you call him on his daily 3-to-7 p.m. radio show on 97.5 The Fanatic and say something that he disagrees with, he's likely to question your sanity, intelligence and reason for living.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 2013
EVEN a year later, former game-show host Marc Summers can't explain the manic excitement that exploded over three wild nights during Philly Beer Week 2012. It was the return of his 1980s children's game show, "Double Dare. " Only, in the spirit of the festive week, the live show was called "Dunkel Dare. " The contestants were brewers, and the trivia questions and physical challenges related to beer. The crowd lined up for hours and rollicked inside as Summers gulped suds and dropped the f-bomb.
NEWS
May 15, 2013 | By Ula Ilnytzky, Associated Press
Joyce Brothers, 85, the pop psychologist who pioneered the television advice show in the 1950s and enjoyed a long and prolific career as a syndicated columnist, author, and television and film personality, died Monday of respiratory failure in New York. Dr. Brothers first gained fame on a game show and went on to publish 15 books and make cameo appearances on popular shows including Happy Days and The Simpsons . She visited Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show nearly 100 times.
NEWS
March 23, 2013 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dancers swirled to an ever-faster drumbeat. "Condom Man" tumbled into a skit. "Slutty Girl" sat on a guy's lap, while "Snob" turned up her nose. The humor on display Thursday morning at Rowan University, at a "summit" of hundreds of high school students from across Gloucester County had a serious purpose. It was intended to empower them to deal with issues that can vex people their age: bullying, homophobia, HIV, peer pressure. "I want them to realize they're not the only ones dealing with it," said Renee Richardson, 50, an art teacher at West Deptford High School who brought 28 of her students.
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January 6, 2013 | Reviewed by Katie Haegele
Lost at Sea The Jon Ronson Mysteries By Jon Ronson Riverhead Books. 416 pp. $26.95   Jon Ronson is enormously likable. And though likability is not a quality necessary to successful journalism, for the kind of writing he does, it really helps. A practitioner - possibly a pioneer - of a certain "Well, I'll be damned" style of reporting, Ronson investigates oddities amid the everyday and shows us how weird a place the world truly is. In his first major book, the provocative and charming Them: Adventures With Extremists , he investigated the belief held by some that the world is controlled by a small group of people, a "shadowy elite" made up of Christian fundamentalists, or members of the British Parliament, or something.
NEWS
December 14, 2012 | By Emily Babay, Breaking News Desk
Unsure if you'd rather try out for a TV game show or a singing competition? You're in luck this weekend. On Saturday, NBC is hosting an open casting call for an upcoming progam tentatively titled, The Winner Is..., with dueling singers. Before hearing the judges' verdict, the contestants will decide whether to bow out in exchange for cash, or risk remaining in the competition for a shot at a $1 million prize. Individuals and groups of all ages who sing any style of music - from country to opera to hip-hop - are welcome to audition at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p..m.
NEWS
December 7, 2012 | By Peter Mucha, Breaking News Desk
The TV reality-show machine is again visiting the area in search of talented contestants. America's Top Model will hold a casting call in Wyncote on Friday (women only), and another in Harrisburg on Monday, Dec. 18 (men and women). The Winner Is ... , a new NBC game show, will look for versatile singers in Philadelphia on Saturday, Dec. 15. As for other upcoming TV opportunties, a little traveling will be needed. A new CBS baking show will host tryouts in New York on Dec. 15, while America's Got Talent 's tour won't be closer than Raleigh, N.C., Dec. 15, and Norfolk, Va., Dec. 16, until its New York stop at a date still to be determined.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 2012 | Howard Gensler
WE'LL TAKE "CARDIOLOGY" for $800. Longtime "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek had a mild heart attack Saturday and was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Paula Askanas, a spokeswoman for Sony Television, which distributes the popular game show, said Sunday that Trebek is expected to make a full recovery and return to "Jeopardy!" when the show resumes production in July. While he was in the hospital on Saturday, "Jeopardy!" won a Daytime Emmy award for best game show.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 2012 | Howard Gensler
Sheryl Crow, who's previously suffered from breast cancer, has a brain tumor. The good news is the tumor is benign. In an interview with the Las Vegas Review Journal, Sheryl, 50, said her memory had gotten so bad, she had an MRI done. She got the news about the tumor, a typically benign meningioma, last November, but has kept quiet about it. According to People magazine, the tumor should not require surgery. World to end during sweeps? We already have "Survivor.
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