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Entertainment Tonight

Entertainment Tonight is an American first-run syndicated entertainment television newsmagazine, distributed by CBS Television Distribution throughout the United States and owned by CBS Interactive. The format of the program is composed of stories of interest from throughout the entertainment industry, exclusive set visits, first looks at upcoming film and television projects, one-on-one interviews with actors and other entertainment personalities and newsmakers. A one-hour weekend edition, ET Weekend offered a recap of the week's entertainment news, with most or all episodes transitioning to center around some sort of special theme. ET Radio Minute, a daily radio feature, is syndicated by Westwood One; as of 2018, the program's weekday broadcasts are anchored by Kevin Frazier, while the weekend editions are anchored by Cameron Mathison and Nischelle Turner. In November 2018, CBS launched a 24-hour over-the-top streaming service known as ET Live, it is available via web browsers and most the free streaming service Pluto TV.

In its early years from its 1981 inception, Entertainment Tonight – following a local newscast-style format – consisted of coverage of the latest movies and television releases and projects. They signed an exclusive agreement to cover the wedding of convicted child molester Mary Kay Letourneau, who married the student she had an affair with, Vili Fualaau. ET has aired exclusive stories related to Anna Nicole Smith, including coverage of her funeral, her surviving daughter. In 1996, actor George Clooney decided to boycott Entertainment Tonight to protest the presence of intrusive paparazzi after Hard Copy did an exposé about his love life, violating an agreement that he had with Paramount, which produced and syndicated both shows. In a letter he sent to Paramount, Clooney stated. On September 8, 2008, Entertainment Tonight began broadcasting in high definition. After pressure via a social media campaign by actors Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell, ET announced in February 2014 that it would no longer accept footage or pictures of the children of celebrities from paparazzi photographers.

This show is surpassing Soul Train, which had a 37-year run. Kevin Frazier – anchor Brooke Anderson – contributor/substitute weekday anchor Matt Cohen - weekend anchor/correspondent/substitute weekday anchor Keltie Knight – correspondent/substitute weekend anchor/substitute weekday anchor Rachel Smith – New York correspondent Nischelle Turner – weekend anchor/correspondent/substitute weekday anchor Lauren Zima – correspondent Thea Andrews – fill-in weekend host/correspondent Army Archerd – correspondent Alan Arthur - weekend co-host Rona Barrett – correspondent Nina Blackwood - correspondent Chris Booker – correspondent Mindy Burbano - correspondent Eric Burns – correspondent Lisa Canning – correspondent Jann Carl – fill-in weekend host/correspondent Marcia Clark – correspondent Steven Cojocaru – fashion correspondent Bobby Colomby – correspondent Leanza Cornett – correspondent Rocsi Diaz – weekend co-anchor/correspondent Steve Edwards - weekend co-host Leeza Gibbons – fill-in host/correspondent Garrett Glaser - correspondent Bob Goen – co-host/correspondent Tom Hallick – host/correspondent Bill Harris - correspondent Samantha Harris – correspondent /weekend co-anchor/substitute weekday anchor Mary Hart – co-host/correspondent Alan Hemberger - correspondent Ron Hendren – original co-host Barbara Howar - correspondent Huell Howser – correspondent Darren Kavinoky – correspondent Robin Leach – correspondent Chrishaunda Lee – correspondent Leonard Maltin – film historian/reviewer Katherine Mann - correspondent Rob Marciano – weekday/weekend co-anchor Cameron Mathison – weekend anchor/correspondent Maria Menounos – correspondent (2001–2005.

Maryam Kavyani

Maryam Kavyani Maryam Kāviāni is an Iranian actress. Maryam Kavyani was born in Ahvaz to Mazandarani parents, she lives at present in Tehran. Ms Kavyani has a postgraduate degree in nursing and before entering into acting profession in 2002, worked as a professional nurse. In 2002 she played her first role in the feature film The Youthful Dream, directed by Nāder Moghaddas. Since this time she has played in feature films Dexterous, 2004, directed by Mohammad-Ali Sajjādi, Spaghetti in Eight Minutes, 2005, directed by Rāmbod Javān, Rival Wife, 2005, directed by Alireza Dāvoudnejād, Travail, 2006, directed by Mohammad-Ali Sajjādi, she became a national household name in Iran after appearing in the role of Raanā in the television series She Was An Angel, directed by Alireza Afkhami, broadcast in 2005. In recent years Ms Kavyani has been playing major roles in television series, such as The Night Way, directed by Dāriush Farhang, The Times of Gharib, directed by Kiānush Ayyār, The Fifth Sun, directed by Alireza Afkhami.

The latter, in which Ms Kavyani plays the role of Maryam, sister of Mohsen, is at present being broadcast by Channel 3 of IRIB. She married Ramin Mehmanparast in october 2018. Biography and photographs of Maryam Kavyani. Maryam Kavyani, IranAct. A photograph of Ms Maryam Kavyani: Roma Fiction Fest; the page of The Fifth Sun at the official website of IRIB, Channel 3

Franco-Thai War

The Franco-Thai War was fought between Thailand and Vichy France over certain areas of French Indochina. Negotiations with France shortly before World War II had shown that the French government was willing to make appropriate changes in the boundaries between Thailand and French Indochina, but only slightly. Following the Fall of France in 1940, Major-General Plaek Pibulsonggram, the prime minister of Thailand, decided that France's defeat gave the Thais an better chance to regain the vassal state territories that were ceded to France during King Chulalongkorn's reign; the German military occupation of a large part of France made France's hold on its overseas possessions, including French Indochina, difficult. The colonial administration was now cut off from outside supplies. After the Japanese invasion of French Indochina in September 1940, the French were forced to allow Japan to set up military bases; this subservient behaviour convinced the Phibun regime that France would not resist a confrontation with Thailand.

The French military forces in Indochina consisted of an army of 50,000 men, 12,000 of whom were French, organised into forty-one infantry battalions, two artillery regiments, a battalion of engineers. The French army had a shortage of armour, it could field only 20 Renault FT tanks against the nearly one hundred armoured vehicles of the Royal Thai Army; the bulk of the French forces stationed near the Thai border consisted of the Indochinese troops of the 3rd and 4th Regiments of Tirailleurs Tonkinois, together with a battalion of Montagnards, French regulars of the Colonial Infantry, French Foreign Legion units. The French navy in Indochina had four Avisos; the Armée de l'Air had 100 aircraft, of which about 60 could be considered front line. These included thirty Potez 25 TOE reconnaissance/fighters-bombers, four Farman 221 heavy bombers, six Potez 542 bombers, nine Morane-Saulnier M. S.406 fighters, eight Loire 130 reconnaissance/bombers flying boats. The larger Thai Army was a well-equipped force.

Consisting of 60,000 men, it was made up of four armies. The largest were the Isan Army with three divisions. Independent formations under direct control of the army high command included two motorised cavalry battalions, one artillery battalion, one signals battalion, one engineer battalion, one armoured regiment; the artillery was a mixture of Krupp guns and modern Bofors guns and Howitzers, while 60 Carden Loyd tankettes and 30 Vickers 6-ton tanks made up the bulk of the army's tank force. The Royal Thai Navy included two Thonburi coastal defence ships, 12 torpedo boats, four Japanese-made submarines; the Thai navy was inferior to the French naval forces, but the Royal Thai Air Force held both a quantitative and qualitative edge over the local Armée de l'Air units. Among the 140 aircraft that composed the air force's first-line strength were 24 Mitsubishi Ki-30 light bombers, nine Mitsubishi Ki-21 heavy bombers, 25 Curtiss Hawk 75N pursuit fighter planes, six Martin B-10 medium bombers, 70 Vought O2U Corsair observation/attacker aircraft.

While nationalist demonstrations and anti-French rallies were being held in Bangkok, several border skirmishes erupted along the Mekong frontier. The superior Royal Thai Air Force conducted daytime bombing runs over military targets in Vientiane, Phnom Penh and Battambang with impunity; the French retaliated with their own air attacks. The activities of the Thai air force in the field of dive-bombing, was such that Admiral Jean Decoux, the governor of French Indochina, grudgingly remarked that the Thai planes seemed to have been flown by men with plenty of war experience. On 5 January 1941, following the report of a French attack on the Thai border town of Aranyaprathet, the Thai Burapha and Isan Armies launched an offensive on Laos and Cambodia. French response was instantaneous, but many units were swept aside by the better-equipped Thai forces; the Thai army swiftly overran Laos, but the French forces in Cambodia managed to rally and offer more resistance. At dawn on 16 January 1941, the French launched a large counterattack on the Thai-held villages of Yang Dang Khum and Phum Preav, initiating the fiercest battle of the war.

Due to poor co-ordination and non-existent intelligence against the entrenched and prepared Thai forces, the French operation was stopped and fighting ended with a French retreat from the area. However, the Thais were unable to pursue the retreating French, as their forward tanks were kept in check by the gunnery of French Foreign Legion artillery. With the situation on land deteriorating for the French, Admiral Decoux ordered all available French naval forces into action in the Gulf of Thailand. In the early morning of 17 January, a French naval squadron caught a Thai naval detachment by surprise at anchor off Ko Chang island; the subsequent Battle of Ko Chang was a tactical victory for the French and resulted in the sinking of two Thai torpedo boats and the disabling of a coastal defence ship, with the French suffering only minor casualties. Fearing the war would turn in France's favour, the Japanese intervened, proposing an armistice be signed. On 24 January, the final air battle took place when Thai bombers raided the French airfield at Angkor, near Siem Reap.

The last Thai mission bombing Phnom Penh commenced at 07:10 on 28 January, when the Martins of the 50th Bomber Squadron set out on a raid on Sisophon, escorted by thirteen Hawk 75Ns of the 60th Fighter Squadron. Japan stepped in to mediate the conflict. A Japanese-spo