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'Survivor' weds 'Angel'

By TIMES WIRES
Published May 1, 2007


Reality TV producer Mark Burnett, 46, (Survivor, et al.) and Touched by an Angel actor Roma Downey, 47, tied the knot Saturday in their home. Downey co-star Della Reese, an ordained minister, officiated.

 

'View' co-host pregnant

The View co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck announced Monday on her show that she's pregnant with her second child. Hasselbeck, 29, and her husband, pro football player Tim Hasselbeck, have a 2-year-old daughter, Grace.

 

Odds 'n' ends

- The American Idol charity shows raised more than $60-million. Tonight's show features Jon Bon Jovi.

- Rapper-actor Eve was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence after she crashed a Maserati in Hollywood early Thursday.

 

Tommy Newsom, Carson's 'Mr. Excitement,' dies

Tommy Newsom, the former backup bandleader on The Tonight Show whose "Mr. Excitement" nickname was a running joke for Johnny Carson, has died. He was 78.

Mr. Newsom who died of cancer Saturday (April 28, 2007) at his home in Portsmouth, joined The Tonight Show in 1962 and rose from saxophone player to assistant music director. He retired along with Carson in 1992.

"I'm sure he will be remembered for his wit and deadpan humor on The Tonight Show, " nephew Jim Newsom said Monday. "And to some of us a certain age, he will always be remembered as Mr. Excitement."

That was the name Carson gave Mr. Newsom to make light of his low-key personality and drab brown and blue suits - a sharp contrast to the flashy style of bandleader Doc Severinsen.