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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013.
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O'Day, Guiney to compete on 'Total Blackout'

O'Day, Guiney to compete on 'Total Blackout'

NEW YORK, June 10 (UPI) -- Aubrey O'Day, Bob Guiney, Erin Way and Neil Grayston are to appear on a special celebrity edition of the U.S. game show "Total Blackout," Syfy announced Monday.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012.
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Syfy orders more 'Total Blackout'

Syfy orders more 'Total Blackout'

NEW YORK, July 9 (UPI) -- U.S. cable network Syfy said Monday it has renewed its unscripted competition series "Total Blackout" for a second season.
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No more 'Dancing' for Jaleel White

No more 'Dancing' for Jaleel White

LOS ANGELES, May 1 (UPI) -- Actor and TV personality Jaleel White became the latest celebrity eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles Tuesday.
White says 'Crocosaurus' role led to 'Blackout' gig

White says 'Crocosaurus' role led to 'Blackout' gig

NEW YORK, April 26 (UPI) -- American actor Jaleel White says starring in the 2010 TV movie "Mega Shark Versus Crocosaurus" helped him get the job of host on Syfy's new game show "Total Blackout."
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Gladys Knight gets the boot on 'Dancing'

Gladys Knight gets the boot on 'Dancing'

LOS ANGELES, April 24 (UPI) -- Motown icon Gladys Knight became the latest celebrity booted off of "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles Tuesday night.
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DeGraw gets the boot on 'Dancing'

DeGraw gets the boot on 'Dancing'

LOS ANGELES, April 17 (UPI) -- Recording artist Gavin DeGraw became the latest celebrity eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles Tuesday.

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Shepherd gets the boot on 'Dancing'

Shepherd gets the boot on 'Dancing'

LOS ANGELES, April 11 (UPI) -- Television personality Sherri Shepherd and her professional dance partner Val Chmerkovskiy have been voted off of "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles.

Jaleel White didn't know about 'Jerkel'

LOS ANGELES, April 7 (UPI) -- Actor Jaleel White says he didn't know he's been dubbed "Jerkel" by "Dancing with the Stars" fans in reaction to his angry blowup at dance partner Kym Johnson.
Jack Wagner gets the boot on 'Dancing'

Jack Wagner gets the boot on 'Dancing'

LOS ANGELES, April 4 (UPI) -- Soap star Jack Wagner and his professional dance partner Anna Trebunskaya have been eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles.
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Jaleel White
LAP99082302 - 23 AUGUST 1999 - LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA: The show is called "Grown Ups." Its star, 22-year-old Jaleel White, pictured, has clearly filled out since his days as the geeky Steve Urkel on "Family Matters," a role he bagan at 12. White has shed the nasal honk, eyeglasses, suspenders and ill-fitting clothes for a well-tailored suit to portray the character of Calvin, the very-junior executive who can't quite believe he has landed in the business world. "Grown Ups" begins its run on UPN tonight, August 23. jr/jr/Jim Ruymen UPI
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Jaleel Ahmad White (born November 27, 1976) is an American actor and screenwriter. He is best known for his role as Steve Urkel on the sitcom Family Matters. White also voiced the character of Sonic the Hedgehog and other characters for Sonic the Hedgehog media.

White was born in Pasadena, California, son of Michael White, a dentist, and Gail, a manager. White got his start on TV commercials at age three with Kellogg's after his preschool teacher persuaded his reluctant parents to take him to auditions. He landed his first television role as the son of Flip Wilson and Gladys Knight on the CBS series Charlie and Company. He next appeared on another CBS comedy series, The Jeffersons. White also appeared in the pilot episode for Good Morning, Miss Bliss in 1987, and had a role in the 1990 television movie Camp Cucamonga, which also featured Chad Allen (My Two Dads), Candace Cameron (Full House), Danica McKellar and Josh Saviano (The Wonder Years), Breckin Meyer and Jennifer Aniston.

At the age of 12, just shortly after starring in the seminal TV commercial for the Atari Lynx portable video game system, White originated his most famous role, Steve Urkel, on Family Matters. The role was initially conceived as a one-time guest appearance, but the character proved to be popular and White was given a full-time starring role. He also played several other members of the Urkel family, including his alter ego Stefan Urquelle and Myrtle Urkel. During the height of Family Matters' popularity, the character of Urkel was marketed as breakfast cereal (Urkel-Os) and a doll. In addition to starring in the series, White also wrote several episodes, including one, at age 19, that was the series' highest rated.

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