Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

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A Year Later, Little Change for Real-Life Slumdog Millionaire

Sushil Kumar still wearing same clothes, living with family

(Newser) - In October 2011, Sushil Kumar, a poor government clerk, became a real-life Slumdog Millionaire when he won $1 million on the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Today, not much has changed for Kumar—he bought a generator and a scooter, and he quit his $100 per... More »

Indian Man Wins $1M in Real-Life Slumdog Millionaire

Sushil Kumar, 26, is first in country to win top prize

(Newser) - In a case of life imitating Hollywood, a poor Indian government clerk won $1 million on his country’s version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. And the Slumdog Millionaire-esque tale gets more remarkable: Sushil Kumar, who comes from a desolate region of the country, is the first person... More »

Disney Must Pay Millionaire Creator $269M

Judge agrees it hid profits in funky accounting

(Newser) - A California jury ordered the Walt Disney Co. to pay the creator of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire $269.2 million for withholding profits, the LA Times reports. Celador International argued that Disney hid its real profits through what's known in the biz as "Hollywood accounting" and in... More »

DeLay Boogies From Dancing to Millionaire

Tom Delay is the new 'expert' on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

(Newser) - As if seeing Tom DeLay shake his butt on Dancing With the Stars wasn't hard enough on America, the former House Majority Leader will continue his budding reality show career on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. DeLay will appear as the "expert" lifeline, following in the footsteps of... More »

Snoop Dogg's 'Snoopiest' TV Moments

Hip-hop artist does an awful lot of entertaining TV cameos

(Newser) - In anticipation of Snoop Dogg’s cameo on tonight’s episode of Brothers, the Huffington Post runs down the hip-hop artist’s best—that is to say, Snoop Doggiest—TV guest moments to date:
  • The Martha Stewart Show: Oh, you want me to take the skizin off it.”
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Heaton + Basic Math = Painful TV

Plus, Penns are still separated, and more

(Newser) - Patricia Heaton of Everybody Loves Raymond embarrassed herself and everyone watching last night on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Gawker reports. She acted as if her simple question—“If a euro is worth $1.50, five euros is worth what? Thirty quarters, 50 dimes, 30 nickels, or 90... More »

Millionaire Returns to Prime Time for 10th Anniversary

Special 11-night run will feature Regis Philbin, celeb guests

(Newser) - To mark its 10th anniversary, ABC’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire will return to prime time for an 11-night run starting Aug. 9, USA Today reports. Regis Philbin will return as host, along with celebrity guests—including Snoop Dogg, Lauren Conrad, Vanessa Williams and Katy Perry—who will... More »

D-Lister? Host a Game Show!

Game show offer actors new showcase

(Newser) - With game shows making a dramatic comeback, agents and their star clients looking to revive flagging careers are angling to get in on the action, reports the New York Times. Executives at cable's Game Show Network are being peppered with resumes, tapes, and pitches. The latest crop of new hosts... More »

Regis Picked for New 'Password'

Morning maven chosen for remake of classic 'Password'

(Newser) - Regis Philbin will return to the game show format with a remake of the classic “Password” called “Million Dollar Password.” CBS has ordered six hour-long episodes to be aired later this season, Variety reports; a channel exec was excited to score the “ever-enthusiastic” host, who helped... More »

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