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Entertainment Tonight (TV)

"I couldn't sleep. What with the phone ringing every five minutes. Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, E! Any guesses what they wanted to talk about? My charity work? No. My latest Christmas movie? No. They wanted to talk about my son's latest opus. Skid Row Boxing."

It's tough being a movie star with a wayward son. Aaron complains bitterly of the attention that Logan's antics have drawn from the entertainment media. Entertainment Tonight, which started in 1981, is the longest running daily entertainment news show, facing stiff competition from upstart Access Hollywood since its inception by a former ET producer in 1996. Both shows run in syndication. If it wasn't enough to have vapid presenters present vapid "news" daily, in 1990 the E! Entertainment Television network was launched broadcasting around the clock and giving the world such gems as the E! True Hollywood Story (tabloid exposés), Fashion Police (armchair fashion gurus - okay, no, Joan Rivers and daughter before they got a better offer), and The Simple Life (Paris Hilton pretends to work for a living). Aren't we lucky?

1.06 "Return of the Kane"

"Is that Kajagoogoo?"
"There's no point you going in there, Trina. Entertainment Tonight is not covering it."
"Bummer. Well, I guess I'll just drag your sorry little self home."

Kajagoogoo was a British band from the 1980s, and its name was chosen because, as bassist Nick Beggs said, it sounded like something a child would say. Since Trina wasn't born until 1980, she would have been at the perfect age to pronounce the band's name correctly. Maybe that's why she recognizes their music so easily when she comes to Neptune High to pick up Logan.

Entertainment Tonight is the longest-running television entertainment show in history. Everybody who's anybody gets mentioned on ET, but Logan tells Trina not to get her hopes up too high — she won't be featured on tomorrow's episode.

1.15 "Ruskie Business"

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