Wednesday, May 30, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: Jim Paratore dead

Jim Paratore, a long-time worker for Telepictures & Warner Bros. who was an executive producer of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" & brought "Street Smarts" to life, DIED YESTERDAY OF A HEART ATTACK while he was cycling in France at 58. 

Paratore had just created a new syndicated GS for Scripps stations titled "Let's Ask America" (where contestants will compete while linked digitally into the studio), which is said to replace "Jeopardy!" & "Wheel of Fortune" on those stations.

Various sources contributed to this report.

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