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UPI Almanac for Friday, May 30, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, May 30, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, May 30, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 30, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 30, 2012.
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Toni Braxton voted off of 'Dancing'

Toni Braxton voted off of 'Dancing'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Toni Braxton and her partner Alec Mazo were eliminated from the competition series "Dancing with the Stars" during Tuesday night's results episode.
Kardashian is eliminated from 'Dancing'

Kardashian is eliminated from 'Dancing'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. reality television personality Kim Kardashian was the third celebrity to be booted off the Season 7 edition of "Dancing with the Stars."
Jessica Simpson to sing on 'Dancing'

Jessica Simpson to sing on 'Dancing'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. pop and country star Jessica Simpson has agreed to sing on an upcoming installment of the competition series "Dancing with the Stars," ABC said Monday.
2 to get booted in 1st week of 'Dancing'

2 to get booted in 1st week of 'Dancing'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Two couples are to be eliminated from the first week of competition on the upcoming seventh season of the U.S. series "Dancing with the Stars," ABC said.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, May 30, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Wednesday, May 30, 2007.
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Today is Tuesday, May 30, the 150th day of 2006 with 215 to follow.
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Today is Monday, May 30, the 150th day of 2005 with 215 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, May 30, the 151st day of 2004 with 215 to follow.
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Today is Friday, May 30, the 150th day of 2003 with 215 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, May 30, the 150th day of 2002 with 215 to follow.
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Ted McGinley
Ted McGinley of "Hope & Faith" poses for pictures at the ABC Up-Fronts at Cipriani in New York on May 18, 2004. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Theodore Martin "Ted" McGinley (born May 30, 1957) is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for his role as Jefferson D'Arcy on the television series Married... with Children and as Charley Shanowski on the former ABC sitcom Hope & Faith. He was also a regular on Happy Days and The Love Boat.

McGinley began his career in modeling. After a casting director spotted a picture of him in GQ, he was cast in comedy series Happy Days as Roger Phillips (nephew of the Cunninghams), a role he played from 1980-1984. During the run of Happy Days, he landed a role in the 1982 comedy Young Doctors in Love. After Happy Days ended in 1984, McGinley appeared in Revenge of the Nerds where he played Stanley Gable, the head of the jock-run Alpha Beta fraternity and the primary antagonist of the Lambda Lambda Lambda nerd fraternity; he reprised the role in the third and fourth movies in the "Nerds" franchise, both produced for television. He went on to appear in regular roles in television series including The Love Boat and Dynasty. He then went into the role of Jefferson D'Arcy on Married... with Children from 1991-1997. He had recurring roles on Aaron Sorkin's TV shows Sports Night, as Dana's boyfriend Gordon, and The West Wing as a TV news anchor. From 2003-2006, he played Charley Shanowski on Hope & Faith.

McGinley has been called "the patron saint of shark-jumping" by jumptheshark.com founder Jon Hein. This is a reference to the popular and enduring shows which have featured him in their declining years. Such shows include Happy Days, The Love Boat and Dynasty. Hein writes that this is not a comment "on Ted's fine acting skills" and that "he has a great sense of humor about it, too". In one episode of Married... with Children (a show that stayed on the air for six seasons after McGinley's addition to the cast) McGinley himself spoofed this fact by asking Al "Another picture, captain? I mean, Fonzie? ....Al?". A 2003 issue of People that focused on McGinley's casting on Hope and Faith was titled "Ted McGinley Is Not a Killer", referencing his reputation for causing shows to jump the shark, though his long involvement with Married... with Children suggests otherwise; his contributions may have enabled the series to have a longer and more successful run.

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