What’s Up: On Screen

The Associated Press reports that trivia whiz Ken Jennings, who won more than $2.5 million during his 74 game winning streak on “Jeopardy” but lost in the recent “Jeopardy Tournament of Champions”, has signed a deal with Comedy Central to be the central figure in a game show currently being developed by Michael Davis, the producer behind “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.” In addition to the show, Jennings can be seen in ads for Cingular wireless and the board game, “Can You Beat Ken?” (University Games). Jennings is also reportedly working on a book due out next year.
Howard Morris, best known for playing Mayberry’s poetry-spouting, rock-throwing hillbilly Ernest T. Bass on the “Andy Griffith Show,” died on May 21st at the age of 85. The feisty but lovable Ernest T. Bass only appeared in five episodes of the Andy Griffith Show, but made a lasting impression on viewers. In addition to his role on “The Andy Griffith Show,” Morris provided the voices for several animated television show characters and directed several TV shows and films. More at: Howard Morris Passes Away
Disney and Walden Media have launched the official website for the highly anticipated movie, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Once inside, fans of the C.S. Lewis tale can check out the film’s cast and crew, learn about each character (and discover how they were all created), and take a sneak peak at the theatrical trailer. http://adisney.go.com/disneypictures/narnia/index.html
Walden Media is giving away a trip for two to the world premiere of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe next December in London, England. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is open to any registered member of Walden.com who is a fulltime teacher, librarian, principal, educational paraprofessional, district professional, afterschool leader or registered home schooling parent. The winner will receive: roundtrip economy airfare for two from any airport in the 50 United States or the District of Columbia to London, England; three nights accommodation at a four-star hotel; meals; round transportation to and from the airport and to and from the Premiere. For more information, visit www.walden.com/lww_contest.jsp.

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