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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 29, 2013.
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Stern, Klum, Cannon to return to 'America's Got Talent'

Stern, Klum, Cannon to return to 'America's Got Talent'

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel are to return as judges to the summer competition series "America's Got Talent," NBC announced Wednesday.
Kenechi Ebina wins 'America's Got Talent'

Kenechi Ebina wins 'America's Got Talent'

NEW YORK, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Dancer Kenechi Ebina was crowned the Season 8 winner on "America's Got Talent" in New York.

Comedian Theo Von to host hidden-camera show 'Deal With It'

ATLANTA, April 17 (UPI) -- U.S. cable network TBS said Wednesday stand-up comedian Theo Von is to serve as host of its new hidden-camera show, "Deal With It."
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'America's Got Talent' moving to Radio City Music Hall

'America's Got Talent' moving to Radio City Music Hall

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., April 3 (UPI) -- NBC says "America's Got Talent" is moving from the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark to Radio City Music Hall in New York for its upcoming season.
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Heidi Klum to be fourth judge 'America's Got Talent'

Heidi Klum to be fourth judge 'America's Got Talent'

NEW YORK, March 4 (UPI) -- Supermodel and TV personality Heidi Klum has signed on to be a fourth judge on the reality competition show "America's Got Talent," NBC confirmed Monday.
Mel. B to replace Sharon Osbourne as 'America's Got Talent' judge

Mel. B to replace Sharon Osbourne as 'America's Got Talent' judge

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- British pop star Melanie Brown is to replace Sharon Osbourne for the upcoming eighth season of "America's Got Talent," NBC announced Thursday.

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Fox News' Bill O'Reilly writing 'Killing Jesus' book ... Ben Foster replaces Shia LaBeouf in Broadway play 'Orphans' ... Mel. B to replace Sharon Osbourne as 'America's Got Talent' judge ... Baauer's 'Harlem Shake' tops U.S. record chart ... News from United Press International.

TBS orders two new unscripted shows

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. cable network TBS says it has ordered two new unscripted series -- one from Howie Mandel, the other from Mark Burnett.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.
By United Press International

New Mandel game show to air on NBC

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- NBC is set to premiere a game show hosted by Howie Mandel called "Take It All," The Hollywood Reporter said.
Dog act wins 'America's Got Talent'

Dog act wins 'America's Got Talent'

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The Olate Dogs canine act has been declared the Season 7 winner of the NBC competition series "America's Got Talent."
'Anderson Live' to have guest co-hosts

'Anderson Live' to have guest co-hosts

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- "GCB" actress Kristin Chenoweth will be the first guest co-host on Anderson Cooper's "Anderson Live," the syndicated U.S. daytime talk show said Monday.
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Howie Mandel
Comedian and "Deal or No Deal" game show host Howie Mandel entertains during a sold out show at the Boulevard Casino near Vancouver, British Columbia, March 24, 2007. (UPI Photo/Heinz Ruckemann)
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Howard Michael "Howie" Mandel (born November 29, 1955) is a Canadian stand-up comedian, television host, and actor. He is well known as host of the NBC game show Deal or No Deal, as well as the show's daytime and Canadian-English counterparts. Before his career as a game show host, Mandel was best known for his role on the NBC medical drama St. Elsewhere. He is also well-known for being the creator and star of the children's cartoon Bobby's World. On June 6, 2009, he hosted the 2009 Game Show Awards on GSN. Mandel became a judge on NBC's America's Got Talent, replacing David Hasselhoff, in the fifth season of the reality talent contest. He was a supporting character in the 2000 film Tribulation, from Cloud Ten Pictures.

Mandel was born and raised in the Willowdale, Toronto area of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His family is of Jewish ancestry and he is a distant cousin to Itzhak Perlman. His father was a realtor. After getting expelled from his high school for impersonating a member of the school board and signing a construction company to make an addition to his school, Mandel became a carpet salesman who would later open a carpet sales business of his own. He was a stand-up comedian at Yuk Yuk's in Toronto and by September 1978 had a week-long booking as featured act, billed as "a wild and crazy borderline psychotic." His repertoire included placing a latex glove over his head and inflating it by blowing through his nose, the fingers of the glove extending above his head like a cockscomb. When the audience reacted uproariously to that and similar antics, his trademark response was to extend his arms palms up, look incredulous, and ask, "What? What?" On a trip to Los Angeles, Mandel performed a set at The Comedy Store, which resulted in him becoming a regular performer there. A producer for the comedic game show Make Me Laugh saw him and booked Mandel for several appearances during the show's run in 1979. He was booked to open for David Letterman at shows in the summer of 1979. CBC-TV's head of variety programming saw a Mandel performance in October 1979 and immediately signed him for a TV special. In 1980, he won the lead role in the Canadian movie Gas, co-starring Susan Anspach and Donald Sutherland.

Mandel was one of the first "VeeJays" to appear on Nickelodeon's music video series, Pop Clips.

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