Mary Marg Helgenberger is an American actress. She began her career in the early 1980s and first came to attention for playing the role of Siobhan Ryan on the soap opera Ryans Hope from 1982 to 1986. She is known for roles in the TV series Under the Dome and Intelligence, and the films Species, Species II, Erin Brockovich, Helgenberger was born in Fremont, Nebraska, to Mary Kay, a nurse, and Hugh Helgenberger, a meat inspector. She was raised in North Bend, where she graduated from North Bend Central High School, Helgenberger is of Irish and German descent and had a Roman Catholic upbringing. She has one sister named Ann and a younger brother named Curt. Helgenberger played the French horn in her high school marching band. S. degree in speech, Helgenberger began as a nightly weather person at KHGI-TV in Kearney, while attending college. During the summer she worked as a deboner at her fathers meat packing plant. After portraying the role of Blanche Dubois in a university production of A Streetcar Named Desire, while performing in a summer 1981 NU campus production of Shakespeares Taming of the Shrew, where she played Kate, Helgenberger was spotted by a scout for the TV soap opera Ryans Hope.
After nearly four years, Helgenberger left the show in January 1986 to pursue new opportunities, Helgenberger guest starred in an episode of the ABC series Spenser, For Hire, NBCs Matlock and ABCs thirtysomething. She played a role as Natalie Thayer, opposite Margot Kidder and James Read. She had a role as Karen Charlene K. C. Koloski, the role earned her an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 1990. In 1989, Helgenberger made her film debut in a leading role as an all-night answering service operator in one segment of the Wheat brothers’ horror anthology After Midnight. She followed it up with a role in Steven Spielbergs romantic comedy-drama Always, during the early to mid-1990s, Helgenberger played the love interest to Woody Harrelsons character in The Cowboy Way, and had a small role as Capt. Alison Sinclair in Michael Bays action comedy film Bad Boys and she played Dr. Laura Baker, a molecular biologist, in Roger Donaldsons sci-fi thriller and reprised the role in the sequel, Species II.
Helgenberger had roles in the television films Not on the Frontline and In Sickness and she played opposite Bruno Kirby in Ill Be Waiting, and as a novelist on the miniseries Stephen Kings The Tommyknockers opposite Jimmy Smits. After playing a role as George Clooneys love interest on NBCs medical drama ER. She starred opposite Ann-Margret in Showtimes Happy Face Murders, this invitation is but a smokescreen, so that Frasier can accidentally run into his newest dream girl Emily. Helgenberger co-starred in the role of Catherine Willows, a show girl employed as a blood spatter analyst on the CBS drama CSI
Drew Blythe Barrymore is an American actress, director and producer. She is a member of the Barrymore family of American stage and film actors, Barrymore began acting on television, and soon transitioned to film with roles in E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial and Irreconcilable Differences. Following a turbulent childhood that was marked by drug and alcohol abuse with two stints in rehab, she wrote her autobiography, Little Girl Lost and she appeared in a string of hit films, including Poison Ivy, Boys on the Side and Ever After. She has co-starred with Adam Sandler in The Wedding Singer,50 First Dates, Other acting credits include Music and Lyrics, Hes Just Not That Into You, Going the Distance and Miss You Already. Barrymore won the Screen Actors Guild Award and the Golden Globe Award for her portrayal of Little Edie in Grey Gardens, Barrymore currently stars with Timothy Olyphant in the Netflix comedy series Santa Clarita Diet. She was named an Ambassador Against Hunger for the UN World Food Programme, since then, she has donated over $1 million to the program.
A recipient of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Barrymore was born in Culver City, California, to actor John and Jaid, an aspiring actress. Barrymores mother was born in a displaced persons camp in Brannenburg, West Germany and her parents divorced in 1984, when she was nine years old. She is one of four children with a half-brother and her godfather is Steven Spielberg while her godmother is Anna Strasberg, Lee Strasbergs widow. Meanwhile, Barrymore is the god-daughter of director Steven Spielberg, Barrymore recounted in her 1989 autobiography, Little Girl Lost, early memories of her abusive father, who left the family when Barrymore was six months old. They never had anything resembling a significant relationship and seldom spoke to each other, Barrymore grew up on Poinsetta Place in West Hollywood until the age of 7, when she moved to Sherman Oaks. In her 2015 memoir Wildflower, she says she talks like a girl because she grew up in Sherman Oaks. She moved back to West Hollywood upon becoming emancipated at 14, Barrymore attended elementary school at Fountain Day School in West Hollywood and Country School.
In the wake of her stardom, Barrymore endured a notoriously troubled childhood. Her nightlife and constant partying became a subject with the media. She was in rehab at the age of fourteen, where she spent eighteen months in an institution for the mentally ill, a suicide attempt, at age fourteen, put her back in rehab, followed by a three-month stay with singer David Crosby and his wife. The stay was precipitated, Crosby said, because she needed to be some people that were committed to sobriety. Barrymore described this period of her life in her autobiography, after a successful juvenile court petition for emancipation, she moved into her own apartment at the age of fifteen
Anna Kay Faris is an American actress. She rose to prominence for her work in roles, particularly the lead part of Cindy Campbell in the first four Scary Movie films. Raised north of Seattle in Washington state, Faris was active in theater as a child, after graduating from college, Faris relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. Her breakthrough came with the role of Cindy Campbell in the Wayans Brothers Scary Movie and she appeared in the subsequent three sequels of the movie, with her last appearance being in the fourth installment, released in 2006. She became a character on the TV sitcom Friends during its last season in 2004. During the early to mid-2000s, she played supporting roles in pictures such as Lost in Translation and Brokeback Mountain. Just Friends, and My Super Ex-Girlfriend and she starred and co-produced the feature Whats Your Number. Which was followed by roles in the political satire The Dictator, Faris has played Christy Plunkett on the CBS sitcom Mom since 2013.
The show has earned the actress further critical and popular acclaim, Anna Kay Faris was born on November 29,1976, in Baltimore, Maryland the second child of Jack, a sociology professor, and Karen Faris, a special education teacher. Both her parents, natives of Seattle, were living in Baltimore at the time of Faris birth, when Faris was six years old, the family relocated from Baltimore to Edmonds, Washington. Faris has a brother, who is a sociologist and professor at the University of California. In interviews, Faris has described her parents as liberal and said that she and her brother were raised in an irreligious but very conservative. At age six, her parents enrolled her in a community drama class for kids as they encouraged her to act. She enjoyed watching plays and eventually produced her own material in her bedroom with friends who lived in her neighborhood, Faris has said in interviews she often imagined her retainer talking to her, remarking that she would picture herself on talk shows to talk about talking retainer.
Faris attended Edmonds-Woodway High School, and while studying, she performed onstage with a Seattle repertory company and she once described herself as a drama-club dork, stating that she used to wear a Christmas-tree skirt in school and did not date until senior year. I liked guys, but no one liked me, she recalled. She attended the University of Washington and earned a degree in English literature in 1999. Despite her love for acting, Faris admitted she never really wanted to become a movie star and continued to act just to make some extra money
Robert Downey Jr.
Robert John Downey Jr. is an American actor. His career has included critical and popular success in his youth, followed by a period of abuse and legal troubles. For three consecutive years from 2012 to 2015, Downey has topped the Forbes list of Hollywoods highest-paid actors, making an estimated $80 million in earnings between June 2014 and June 2015. He starred as the character in the 1992 film Chaplin. This earned him a Golden Globe Award and his character was written out when Downey was fired after two drug arrests in late 2000 and early 2001. After his last stay in a drug treatment program, Downey achieved sobriety. Each of these films has grossed over $500 million at the box office worldwide, four of these—The Avengers, Age of Ultron, Iron Man 3 and Captain America, Downey Jr. has played the title character in Guy Ritchies Sherlock Holmes and its sequel. Downey was born in Manhattan, New York, the younger of two children and his father, Robert Downey Sr. is an actor and filmmaker, while his mother, Elsie Ann, was an actress who appeared in Downey Sr. s films.
Downeys father is of half Lithuanian Jewish, one-quarter Hungarian Jewish, and one-quarter Irish descent, while Downeys mother had Scottish, German and his older sister Allyson grew up in Greenwich Village. As a child, Downey was surrounded by drugs and his father, a drug addict, allowed Downey to use marijuana at age six, an incident which his father has said he now regrets. Eventually, Downey began spending every night abusing alcohol and making a phone calls in pursuit of drugs. During his childhood Downey had minor roles in his fathers films and he made his acting debut at the age of five, playing a sick puppy in the absurdist comedy Pound, and at seven appeared in the surrealist Greasers Palace. At the age of ten, he was living in England and he attended the Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center in upstate New York as a teenager. When his parents divorced in 1978, Downey moved to California with his father and Kiefer Sutherland, who shared the screen in the 1988 drama 1969, were roommates for three years when he first moved to Hollywood to pursue his career in acting.
Downey began building upon theater roles, including in the short-lived off-Broadway musical American Passion at the Joyce Theater in 1983, rolling Stone magazine named Downey the worst SNL cast member in its entire run, stating that the Downey Fail sums up everything that makes SNL great. That same year, Downey had a dramatic acting breakthrough when he played James Spaders sidekick in Tuff Turf and he was considered for the role of Duckie in John Hughes film Pretty in Pink, but his first lead role was with Molly Ringwald in The Pick-up Artist. Because of these and other coming-of-age films Downey did during the 1980s, in 1987, Downey played Julian Wells, a drug-addicted rich boy whose life rapidly spirals out of his control, in the film version of the Bret Easton Ellis novel Less Than Zero. In 1992, he starred as Charlie Chaplin in Chaplin, a role for which he prepared extensively, learning how to play the violin and he had a personal coach in order to help him imitate Chaplins posture and way of carrying himself
Sara Beth Bareilles is an American singer-songwriter and actress. She achieved mainstream success in 2007 with the hit single Love Song, in the third season of NBCs The Sing-Off, Bareilles was a celebrity judge alongside Ben Folds and Shawn Stockman. In February 2012, VH1 placed Bareilles in the 80th spot of the Top 100 Greatest Women in Music and her memoir, Sounds Like Me, My Life in Song, was published in 2015 and was listed by The New York Times as a best-seller. Bareilles was born and raised in Eureka, California in Humboldt County and she has a half-sister named Melody. She is of Italian, German and French descent, she speaks Italian, the groups rendition of Bareilles Gravity was featured on the Best of College a Cappella 2004 compilation CD. Bareilles and the band Maroon 5 have been acquainted since their days in California. She performed in the student concert UCLA Spring Sing, winning twice. Bareilles taught herself to play the piano and, all other instruments she has seen playing. After graduating from UCLA in 2002, Bareilles performed at bars and clubs.
She issued two demos of mostly live tracks in 2003, The First One in April and The Summer Sessions in October, in 2004, she appeared as a singer in a bar in the indie film Girl Play, performing the song Undertow. In January 2004, Bareilles released her first studio album, Careful Confessions and she signed a contract with Epic Records on April 15,2005. She spent the remainder of the year, and the months of 2006, composing. In mid-2004 she opened for Rocco DeLuca and the Burden during their headline tour, supported Guster on their first UK tour. She toured as the act in 2006 for Marc Broussards Carencro tour. Bareilless song Gravity appeared briefly in the 2006 independent film Loving Annabelle, in 2007, Bareilles toured as the opening act for Aqualung and Mika, and that year opened for several shows on both Maroon 5 and Paolo Nutinis U. S. tours. She opened for James Blunt on his U. S, Tour in association with VH1 You Oughta Know. In June 2007, iTunes featured Bareilless single Love Song as the single of the week.
After being featured on a Rhapsody commercial in 2007, Love Song began climbing the pop charts and it entered the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 on December 27,2007, and peaked at No.4
Allison Brooks Janney is an American actress. A seven-time Primetime Emmy Award winner for her work, her first four Emmy wins were for her role as C. J. Cregg on the NBC drama The West Wing. In 2014, she won the Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Margaret Scully on the Showtime series Masters of Sex. In 2014 and 2015, she won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Bonnie Plunkett on the CBS sitcom Mom. Janney, who won a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in the summer of 1984 and she won Drama Desk Awards for the 1997 Broadway revival of A View From the Bridge, and the 2009 original Broadway production of the musical 9 to 5. She received Tony Award nominations for both, Janney was born in Boston and raised in Dayton, Ohio. She is the daughter of Macy Brooks, an actress and homemaker. She is one of three siblings, Janney attended The Miami Valley School in Dayton, where she was named a distinguished alumna in 2004, and the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut.
She attended Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, at Kenyon, she studied with Paul Newman, an alumnus of Kenyon. He directed her in a play as the event of the schools newly dedicated Bolton Theater. Newman and his wife Joanne Woodward encouraged Janney to continue acting and she went on to train at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York and did summer programs at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. She attended The Neighborhood Playhouse the same years as actor Dylan McDermott, Janneys first role on television was in the short-lived black-and-white faux-1940s comedy Morton & Hayes, she appeared in two episodes of the 1991 CBS series as Eddie Hayes wife. She moved on to soap operas, she first played Vi Kaminski for a time on As the World Turns, following up with a two-year role as Ginger, one of the Spaulding maids. In the spring of 1994, she appeared in the finale of Law & Order. She was a cast member on the radio show A Prairie Home Companion, in 2006, she had roles in the feature films Margaret and Over the Hedge.
In 1999, she was cast in the role of press secretary C. J. Cregg on the television drama The West Wing. She was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in the 2003 and 2006 Primetime Emmys, Janney won two Screen Actors Guild awards for Best Actress in a dramatic series, in 2001 and 2002. The cast of The West Wing won the Screen Actors Guild award for Best Ensemble in a series the same two years
Stana Katic is a Canadian-American film and television actress. She is best known for her portrayal of Kate Beckett on the ABC series, Katic was born in Hamilton, Canada. In describing her ethnicity, she has stated My parents are Serbs from Croatia, I call us Dalmatian because thats the part of the planet that we are originally from. I have Serb and even a handful of Montenegrin family members and her father is from Vrlika and her mother is from the surrounding area of Sinj, Croatia. Katic moved with her family to Aurora and she spent the following years moving back and forth between Canada and the United States. Katic studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse acting school and she has four brothers and one sister. Katic played Hana Gitelman in Heroes, Collette Stenger in 24s season five, in August 2008, ABC announced acquisition of the television series Castle, starring Katic as Kate Beckett and Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle. In 2008, Katic established her own company, Sine Timore Productions.
Katic has been on Maxim Hot 100 list for three consecutive years, in the summer of 2010, Katic filmed For Lovers Only with the Polish brothers in France and The Double with Richard Gere. At the third annual Shorty Awards held on 28 March 2011, in May 2011, she won the Most Glamorous Actress online ballot for the Monte-Carlo Television Festival. She received 17. 3% of the 3,641 votes against a field of 15 finalists and she served as a jury member at the 29 May-5 June 2011 Film Festival Zlín, where For Lovers Only made its world premiere. Big Sur, in which she plays Lenore Kandel, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on 23 January 2013. In conjunction with the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International, there was an announcement in Entertainment Weekly that she would become the voice for Talia al Ghul in Batman. On 28 January 2012, she was a presenter at the 64th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards ceremony, Katic was nominated for the 39th Peoples Choice Awards in the Favorite Dramatic TV Actress category.
At the 40th Peoples Choice Awards, Katic won the Favorite Dramatic TV Actress category, on 18 April 2016, ABC announced that Katic was slated to exit Castle ahead of a potential ninth season. ABC and ABC Studios did not renew Katics contract following season eight, Castle was canceled on 12 May 2016 after eight seasons. Katic started a project in 2010 called the Alternative Travel Project, Katic speaks English, Croatian, French and Slovenian fluently. Katic wrote the lyrics for Hey Blue Eyes, which she sang for fans at the 51st Zlín Film Festival in 2011 and she holds dual citizenship in Canada and the United States
LL Cool J
James Todd Smith, known professionally as LL Cool J, is an American rapper, actor and entrepreneur from Queens, New York. LL Cool J is known as one of the forefathers of pop rap and he has released 13 studio albums and two greatest hits compilations. His twelfth album Exit 13, was his last for his deal with Def Jam Recordings. His latest album, was released in April 2013, in 2010, VH1 considered him to be in their 100 Greatest Artists Of All Time list. LL Cool J has appeared in films, including In Too Deep, Any Given Sunday. He currently stars in a role as NCIS Special Agent Sam Hanna, on the CBS crime drama television series NCIS. LL Cool J is the host of Lip Sync Battle on Spike, LL Cool J was born James Todd Smith on January 14,1968, in Bay Shore, New York, the son of Ondrea Griffeth and James Louis Smith, Jr. In an episode of Finding Your Roots, LL learned his mother was adopted by Eugene Griffith, the series genetic genealogist CeCe Moore identified LLs biological grandparents as Ethel Mae Jolly and Nathaniel Christy Lewis through analysis of his DNA.
LLs biological great-uncle was hall of fame boxer, John Henry Lewis and he began rapping at age 9 and was influenced by hip-hop group The Treacherous Three. His grandfather, a jazz saxophonist, bought him $2,000 worth of equipment, Smith discussed his childhood background and rapping, stating that By the time I got that equipment, I was already a rapper. In this neighborhood, the kids grow up in rap and its like speaking Spanish if you grow up in an all-Spanish house. I got into it when I was about 9, and since all I wanted was to make a record and hear it on the radio. In a VH1 documentary, LL Cool J, at 14 years of age, revealed that he wanted to call himself J-Ski. Under his new name, LL Cool J, Smith was signed by Def Jam, which led to the release of his first official record. The single was a hard-hitting, streetwise b-boy song with spare beats, Smith discussed his search for a label, stating I sent my demo to many different companies, but it was Def Jam where I found my home. That same year, Smith made his debut concert performance at Manhattan Center High School.
In a interview, LL Cool J recalled the experience, stating They pushed the lunch room tables together and me and my DJ, Cut Creator, as soon as it was over there were girls screaming and asking for autographs. Right and there I said This is what I want to do, LLs debut single sold over 100,000 copies and helped establish both Def Jam as a label and Smith as a rapper
Naya Marie Rivera is an American actress and singer, known for playing Santana Lopez on Foxs musical comedy-drama television series Glee. She played the role of Hillary Winston on The Royal Family at the age of 4 and her first solo single Sorry, featuring American rapper Big Sean, was released on September 17,2013. Rivera was born and raised in the Valencia neighborhood of Santa Clarita and she is of Puerto Rican, African American, and German descent. Her parents are Yolanda, a model, and George Rivera. Her 3-year-younger brother is NFL tight end Mychal Rivera, and her 7-year-younger sister is runway model Nickayla Rivera, at 8 or 9 months old, Rivera began to be represented by the same talent agent as her mother, who had moved to Los Angeles to pursue modelling. Rivera appeared in commercials for Kmart as a baby, but her first significant acting job was at age 4 when she appeared as Hillary Winston in The Royal Family sitcom in 1991. The show received positive reviews and high ratings initially, but it was canceled soon after star Redd Foxx suffered a heart attack on set.
Rivera received a Young Artist Award nomination for her performance in the series. Between 1992 and 2002, she had roles in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Family Matters, Live Shot, Smart Guy, The Jersey, House Blend, Even Stevens. In 2002, she appeared in the music video for B2Ks Why I Love You. She was hired for an episode guest appearance on The Bernie Mac Show in 2002. She was featured in episodes of 8 Simple Rules and CSI, in between auditions and roles, Rivera worked jobs as a telemarketer, a nanny and a greeter at an Abercrombie & Fitch store. In 2006 and 2007, Rivera took part in a production of Mark E. Swintons play, U Dont Know Me, The Musical, Rivera auditioned for an unspecified season of American Idol during the San Francisco auditions, she was cut in the first round. In 2009, Rivera was cast as Santana Lopez, a high school cheerleader, on Foxs musical comedy series Glee, Riveras character comes off as a cold-hearted and vicious cheerleader, who often shows her softer side to fellow cheerleader Brittany.
Rivera auditioned for the opportunity to sing and act all in the same show, and because she was a fan of co-creator Ryan Murphys previous work on Nip/Tuck. Rivera drew on her own school experience of unpopularity to prepare for the role, as well as watching films such as Mean Girls to really get in the zone. She has described Santana as your high school cheerleader, for the most part, Shes really mean. Shes really witty so I love playing her and she has characterized Santana as a bit of a bad girl who is really snarky and always has these really witty one-liners she throws out there
Justin Randall Timberlake is an American singer-songwriter and record producer. Born and raised in Tennessee, he appeared on the television shows Star Search, in the late 1990s, Timberlake rose to prominence as one of the two lead vocalists and youngest member of NSYNC, which eventually became one of the best-selling boy bands of all time. With his first two albums exceeding sales of 10 million copies worldwide, he was established as one of the most commercially successful singers of the decade, furthermore, he produced records and collaborated with other artists. For his live performances, including the concert tour for the albums, he began performing with his band The Tennessee Kids, composed by instrumentalists. Timberlake voiced the character in DreamWorks Animations Trolls, which soundtrack includes his fifth Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping single. Among numerous awards and accolades, Timberlake has won ten Grammy Awards, four Emmy Awards, Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2007 and 2013.
His other ventures include record label Tennman Records, fashion label William Rast, Timberlake was born in Memphis, the son of Lynn Harless and Charles Randall Timberlake, a Baptist church choir director. Timberlake grew up in Shelby Forest, a community between Memphis and Millington. He has two half-brothers and Stephen, from Charles second marriage to Lisa Perry and his half-sister Laura Katherine died shortly after birth on May 12,1997, and is mentioned in his acknowledgments in the album NSYNC as My Angel in Heaven. He was inspired to become a performer by Janet Jackson, saying She didnt just stand there and sing her song, fascinated by her energy, at the age of 11, Timberlake appeared on the television show Star Search, performing country music songs as Justin Randall. Timberlake recruited Chasez to be in a singing group, organized by boy band manager Lou Pearlman. The boy band NSYNC formed in 1995, and began their career in 1996 in Europe and Chasez served as its two lead singers. In 1998, the rose to prominence in the United States with the release of their self-titled debut studio album.
Their second album No Strings Attached sold 2.4 million copies in the first week, nSYNCs third album Celebrity was financially successful. Upon the completion of the Celebrity Tour, the group went into hiatus in 2002, in late 1999, Timberlake appeared in the Disney Channel movie Model Behavior. He played Jason Sharpe, a model who falls in love with a waitress after mistaking her for another model and it was released on March 12,2000. The rise of his own stardom and the decline in the popularity of boy bands led to the dissolution of NSYNC. Band member Lance Bass was openly critical of Timberlakes actions in his memoir Out of Sync and his debut solo studio album Justified was released in November and debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 439,000 copies, fewer than previous N Sync releases
CBS is an American commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of CBS Corporation. The company is headquartered at the CBS Building in New York City with major facilities and operations in New York City. CBS is sometimes referred to as the Eye Network, in reference to the iconic logo. It has called the Tiffany Network, alluding to the perceived high quality of CBS programming during the tenure of William S. Paley. It can refer to some of CBSs first demonstrations of color television, the network has its origins in United Independent Broadcasters Inc. a collection of 16 radio stations that was purchased by Paley in 1928 and renamed the Columbia Broadcasting System. Under Paleys guidance, CBS would first become one of the largest radio networks in the United States, in 1974, CBS dropped its former full name and became known simply as CBS, Inc. In 2000, CBS came under the control of Viacom, which was formed as a spin-off of CBS in 1971, CBS Corporation is controlled by Sumner Redstone through National Amusements, which controls the current Viacom.
The television network has more than 240 owned-and-operated and affiliated stations throughout the United States. The origins of CBS date back to January 27,1927, Columbia Phonographic went on the air on September 18,1927, with a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from flagship station WOR in Newark, New Jersey, and fifteen affiliates. Operational costs were steep, particularly the payments to AT&T for use of its land lines, in early 1928 Judson sold the network to brothers Isaac and Leon Levy, owners of the networks Philadelphia affiliate WCAU, and their partner Jerome Louchenheim. With the record out of the picture, Paley quickly streamlined the corporate name to Columbia Broadcasting System. He believed in the power of advertising since his familys La Palina cigars had doubled their sales after young William convinced his elders to advertise on radio. By September 1928, Paley bought out the Louchenheim share of CBS, during Louchenheims brief regime, Columbia paid $410,000 to A. H.
Grebes Atlantic Broadcasting Company for a small Brooklyn station, WABC, which would become the networks flagship station. WABC was quickly upgraded, and the relocated to 860 kHz. The physical plant was relocated – to Steinway Hall on West 57th Street in Manhattan, by the turn of 1929, the network could boast to sponsors of having 47 affiliates. Paley moved right away to put his network on a financial footing. In the fall of 1928, he entered talks with Adolph Zukor of Paramount Pictures. The deal came to fruition in September 1929, Paramount acquired 49% of CBS in return for a block of its stock worth $3.8 million at the time