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Alicia Keys to perform at People's Choice Awards

Alicia Keys to perform at People's Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Singer-songwriter-producer Alicia Keys will perform live at the People's Choice Awards show in Los Angeles, CBS said.
Christina Aguilera books People's Choice Awards gig

Christina Aguilera books People's Choice Awards gig

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Pop star Christina Aguilera is to perform at next month's People's Choice Awards show in Los Angeles, CBS said.

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Cuoco to host People's Choice show

Cuoco to host People's Choice show

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Actress Kaley Cuoco is to return as host of the People's Choice Awards telecast in Los Angeles for a second year, producers said Tuesday.
'The Voice' renewed through Season 5

'The Voice' renewed through Season 5

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- NBC says it has ordered fourth and fifth cycles of the U.S. music competition series "The Voice" to air in the spring and fall of 2013.
Carolla, Gibson, Takei to compete on 'Apprentice'

Carolla, Gibson, Takei to compete on 'Apprentice'

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Former talk-show host Arsenio Hall, rocker Dee Snider and author Victoria Gotti have signed up to compete on "The Celebrity Apprentice" in New York, NBC said.
Lovato to perform on People's Choice show

Lovato to perform on People's Choice show

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Recording artist Demi Lovato has been booked to perform on the 2012 edition of the People's Choice Awards show in Los Angeles, producers said.
Faith Hill to perform on People's Choice show

Faith Hill to perform on People's Choice show

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Country music star Faith Hill has been booked to perform at next month's People's Choice Awards show in Los Angeles, organizers said Wednesday.
Cuoco to host People's Choice Awards

Cuoco to host People's Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Television star Kaley Cuoco is to serve as host of the 2012 People's Choice Awards show in Los Angeles, CBS announced.

Syfy orders 6 episodes of 'School Spirits'

NEW YORK, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Syfy says it has ordered six, 1-hour episodes of "School Spirits," a new series chronicling allegedly haunted American schools.
Syfy develops haunted-school reality show

Syfy develops haunted-school reality show

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Syfy says it is developing a new reality series about U.S. schools that are alleged to be haunted.
VH1 plans reality series 'Audrina'

VH1 plans reality series 'Audrina'

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. producer Mark Burnett and VH1 say they are teaming up to give viewers a look into the life of TV personality Audrina Patridge.
'Apprentice' gets start date

'Apprentice' gets start date

NEW YORK, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The latest edition of the U.S. show "The Apprentice," featuring 16 economically challenged contestants, will have a 2-hour premiere next month, producers said.

'Palin's Alaska' series to air on TLC

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, March 25 (UPI) -- Discovery Communications says it has acquired the global rights to "Sarah Palin's Alaska," a new eight-part documentary series.
Palin, Burnett working on Alaskan TV show

Palin, Burnett working on Alaskan TV show

NEW YORK, March 5 (UPI) -- Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is working on a TV documentary series about the geography and history of her home state, the New York Post said.
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Mark Burnett
Producer Mark Burnett attends a ceremony where he receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on July 8, 2009. Burnett has produced reality television series like "Survivor," "The Apprentice," "The Contender," and "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader."(UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten)
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Mark Burnett (born 17 July 1960) is a British television producer, based in the USA. He currently is the producer of five network television series with seven hours of network programming including: The Voice, Survivor, The Apprentice (U.S. TV series), Shark Tank, and Expedition Impossible. He also also produced Oprah's All-Stars and Martha (TV series). His show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? has recently been syndicated. Mark Burnett has also produced the MTV Movie Awards since 2007 and People's Choice Awards since 2010. In 2011 Mark Burnett will produce the 63rd annual primetime Emmy Awards.

Mark Burnett was born on July 17, 1960 in the east end of London, England, the only child of two Ford Motors factory workers. He was raised in Dagenham, Essex. At the age of seventeen, he enlisted in the British Army, and became a Section Commander in the Parachute Regiment. From 1978-1982 he served with the Parachute Regiment in Northern Ireland and the Falklands War, where many of his fellow soldiers died in the advance on Port Stanley.

In October 1982, Burnett decided to leave Britain for the United States where he met up with a friend, Nick Hill, who had also immigrated from Britain a few years earlier and was working as a nanny and chauffeur. Hill knew of an open position for a live-in nanny position with the Jaeger family in Beverly Hills, the interview for which was that night. Though he had no experience in that field, Burnett took the opportunity, and because of his military background, the Jaegers, realizing the advantage of having a nanny and security at the same time, hired him. After a year of working for the Jaegers, he moved on to another family in Malibu, taking care of two boys for $250 a week. He was eventually given a position in the insurance office owned by Burt, the father of the two boys.

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