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Damon, Affleck and Abrams to host Booker fundraiser in LA

Damon, Affleck and Abrams to host Booker fundraiser in LA

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and J.J. Abrams are to serve as hosts of a fundraiser for Cory Booker's U.S. Senate race, The Hollywood Reporter said.

Hollywood star line up to donate to Chicago Mayor Emanuel campaign

CHICAGO, April 20 (UPI) -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's political fund has attracted hundreds of thousands of dollars, with Hollywood accounting for much of the donations, records show.

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Nickelodeon renews 'Glenn Martin'

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NEW YORK, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Nickelodeon said Tuesday it has ordered a second season of 20 episodes of its U.S. stop-motion animated series, "Glenn Martin, DDS."
Nealon, O'Hara to star in new TV comedy

Nealon, O'Hara to star in new TV comedy

NEW YORK, March 12 (UPI) -- Kevin Nealon, Catherine O'Hara and Judy Greer have signed on to lend their voices to the new U.S. stop-motion animated comedy series, "Glenn Martin, DDS."
Eisner to interview Ferguson, Marshall

Eisner to interview Ferguson, Marshall

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS , N.J., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Craig Ferguson, Penny Marshall and Stan Lee have agreed to appear on "CNBC's Conversations with Michael Eisner," the U.S. network announced.

Michael Eisner funded Web show takes off

LOS ANGELES, May 19 (UPI) -- The new Web hit "Prom Queen," funded by Michael Eisner's Los Angeles company, has already had 3.7 million views on Myspace.com. The flashy teen-aimed soap opera would fit in nicely on MTV or the CW, but with 80 episodes at just 90 seconds each, its true h

Michael Eisner is new CNBC host

NEW YORK, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Former Walt Disney Co. Chairman and CEO Michael Eisner is host of a new bimonthly, prime-time interview show for CNBC, it was announced Tuesday.

Michael Eisner suddenly off Disney board

NEW YORK, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Michael Eisner has made an earlier-than-expected departure from the board of Walt Disney Co.

Judge vindicates, vitiates Michael Eisner

WILMINGTON, Del., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- A Delaware judge gave a highly qualified pass to Walt Disney Co.'s outgoing chief executive for paying a fired executive $140 million.

Eisner's book about camp days a non-seller

LOS ANGELES, July 5 (UPI) -- Walt Disney Co. CEO Michael Eisner's tribute to Keewaydin, the Vermont camp where he spent his teenage summers, is staying off the best-seller lists.

Robert Iger to succeed Disney's Eisner

LOS ANGELES, March 13 (UPI) -- The Walt Disney Company announced Sunday that Robert Iger will succeed Michael Eisner as chief executive in September, the New York Times reported.

Showime plans Disney power struggle movie

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Showtime is planning a movie about the doomed relationship between Disney chief Michael Eisner and former colleague Mike Ovitz, Daily Variety said Friday.
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Michael Eisner
Outgoing Disney CEO Michael Eisner participates in a Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony July 14, 2005. A court decision yesterday cleared the Walt Disney Co. in connection with a lucrative severance package given to former company president Michael Ovitz. Ruminating on Eisner, the ruling judge wrote: "By virtue of his Machiavellian (and imperial) nature as CEO, and his control over (Michael) Ovitz's hiring in particular, Eisner to a large extent is responsible for the failings in process that infected and handicapped the board's decisionmaking abilities. "Eisner," the judge continues, "stacked his (and I intentionally write "his" as opposed to "the Company's") board of directors with friends and other acquaintances who, though not necessarily beholden to him in a legal sense, were certainly more willing to accede to his wishes and support him unconditionally than truly independent directors." . (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen/File

Michael Eisner (born March 7, 1942) is the former chief executive officer of The Walt Disney Company. His tenure at Disney lasted from September 22, 1984 to September 30, 2005.

Michael Eisner was born in Mount Kisco, New York, and raised on Park Avenue in Manhattan. He attended the Allen-Stevenson School followed by The Lawrenceville School and graduated from Denison University in 1964 with a B.A. in English. He is a member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity. His great-grandfather, Sigmund Eisner, was one of the first uniform suppliers to the Boy Scouts of America.

After two brief stints at NBC and CBS, Barry Diller at ABC hired Eisner as Assistant to the National Programming Director. Eisner moved up the ranks, eventually becoming a senior vice president in charge of programming and development. In 1976, Diller, who had by then moved on to become chairman of Paramount Pictures, recruited Eisner from ABC and made him president and CEO of the movie studio. During his tenure at Paramount, the studio turned out such hit films as Saturday Night Fever, Grease, the Star Trek film franchise, and Beverly Hills Cop, and hit TV shows such as Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, Cheers and Family Ties.

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