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'Elf' Animated Christmas Musical Coming to NBC, Jim Parsons to Voice

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 29, 2014 @ 11:31 AM
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Will Ferrell's 'Elf' has long become a Christmas classic in its own right, but while NBC busies itself with live-action musicals of 'Peter Pan,' Buddy will have his own song to sing with a brand-new animated musical special 'Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas.' 'The Big Bang Theory''s Jim Parsons will lend his voice to the title role, but who else will be heard when NBC sings loud for all the world to hear?

Matt Lauer Could Replace Alex Trebek as 'Jeopardy' Host

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 15, 2013 @ 10:45 AM
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It's a tale as old as time that Alex Trebek has been the host of 'Jeopardy,' but like 'The Price is Right' host Bob Barker before him, there comes a time when all men must say, "I'll take 'Retirement' for $400." With rumors swirling that the 72-year-old Alex Trebek will step down from his post in 2016, the search has quietly begun for a next-generation host, with current reports claiming 'Today' host Matt Lauer might take the gig when his own contract expires in 2015.

Matt Lauer Renews 'Today' Contract for a Brighter Tomorrow

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 6, 2012 @ 12:21 PM
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Fear not, loyal viewers of 'Today,' all 37 of you I assume are actually awake at that time!  In spite of swirling rumors, competition from 'Good Morning America,' and his contract expiring at the end of the year, your very favorite host will remain right in the chair in which you're accustomed to finding him.