As the constant companion of Channel 31 traffic-helicopter pilot Rob Marshall, Dylan, a golden retriever, doesn't have a lot of room to roam; viewers of Good Day Colorado usually see him lying on the floor of the chopper, waiting for his next Scooby snack. Yet despite these live-TV limitations, the camera, like the audience, loves Dylan, and his abundant coat is a big reason why. The morning light sets it to shining, and the dog basks in the rich glow like the four-legged celebrity he is. Let the fur fly!
So, Jennifer -- how does it feel to be worshiped by Madonna?
So, Jennifer -- how does it feel to be worshiped by Madonna?


The woman in the co-pilot seat of Channel 9's helicopter isn't a dog. Man, Taunia Hottman is hot.
The woman in the co-pilot seat of Channel 9's helicopter isn't a dog. Man, Taunia Hottman is hot.
Local gazillionaire Phil Anschutz is notoriously press-shy -- so what kind of business is he branching into? The press! Anschutz bought the venerable San Francisco Examiner and turned it into a free daily, then exported the concept to Washington, D.C., and may well do likewise in metropolitan areas around the country. But he's interested in more than the print media. Anschutz, a devoted Christian, is bringing his values to the nation's multiplexes though such films as Because of Winn-Dixie; he also financed the lion's share of Ray, for which Jamie Foxx won a Best Actor Oscar. In less than a year, Anschutz has become one of the most-talked-about media figures in America -- even if he isn't doing any of the talking.
Local gazillionaire Phil Anschutz is notoriously press-shy -- so what kind of business is he branching into? The press! Anschutz bought the venerable San Francisco Examiner and turned it into a free daily, then exported the concept to Washington, D.C., and may well do likewise in metropolitan areas around the country. But he's interested in more than the print media. Anschutz, a devoted Christian, is bringing his values to the nation's multiplexes though such films as Because of Winn-Dixie; he also financed the lion's share of Ray, for which Jamie Foxx won a Best Actor Oscar. In less than a year, Anschutz has become one of the most-talked-about media figures in America -- even if he isn't doing any of the talking.


For Blinky, videographer Brian Malone peeled away the makeup worn by Russell Scott, aka Blinky the Clown, who hosted Blinky's Fun Club on Channel 2 for an astonishing 33 years. Using archival footage and contemporary interviews with family members, sometimes-persnickety colleagues and the man himself, Malone created an unexpectedly complex portrait of Scott, a born ham who had trouble adapting to changing times (at one point in the flick, he complained that "education was being shoved down our throats!") and continues to yearn for the spotlight. The doc's conclusion, which featured an elderly Blinky glad-handing people on the 16th Street Mall, captured the joy and sadness of a lifetime spent clowning around.
For Blinky, videographer Brian Malone peeled away the makeup worn by Russell Scott, aka Blinky the Clown, who hosted Blinky's Fun Club on Channel 2 for an astonishing 33 years. Using archival footage and contemporary interviews with family members, sometimes-persnickety colleagues and the man himself, Malone created an unexpectedly complex portrait of Scott, a born ham who had trouble adapting to changing times (at one point in the flick, he complained that "education was being shoved down our throats!") and continues to yearn for the spotlight. The doc's conclusion, which featured an elderly Blinky glad-handing people on the 16th Street Mall, captured the joy and sadness of a lifetime spent clowning around.


Tired of the same old Barbie and Ken clones on the local news? Tune into Channel 12's weekly LGBT news show, Colorado OutSpoken, where you'll find a breath of fresh air (and maybe a whoopee cushion) with Ann Lincoln. While she seems like a pro on this show, she's a real clown -- the kind who wears big floppy shoes and baggy braced pants and a rainbow shirt and a funny hat and a clown nose. Lincoln not only works as a clown/magician for hire -- she's a hot commodity at all the cool kids' parties -- but she also doubles as a comic, juggler and fire-eater. Take that, Katie Couric.

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