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Friday, January 12, 2018 1:00 am


Local man to appear on 'Jeopardy!' episode

Staff, news services

A local man will appear on Monday's “Jeopardy!” episode.

Steve Garbacz, who is an assistant managing editor at two newspapers in the region, will be one of three contestants in the show at 7:30 p.m. Monday on WANE, Channel 15. Garbacz is from Fort Wayne, according to a news release from the show. Results of the episode were not announced.

The series, hosted by Alex Trebek, is in its 34th season. 

'Celluloid Ceiling'

Women made up just 18 percent of all the directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors and cinematographers who worked on the top 250 American films released last year, according to a new study.

The 20th annual “Celluloid Ceiling” study on the behind-the-camera employment of women was released Monday by San Diego State University's Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film. The results show virtually no change in the last 20 years for women in Hollywood. In 1998, the same calculation of behind-the-scenes jobs for women was 17 percent.

The study found that in last year's top 250 films, 25 percent of producers were women, 11 percent of directors were women and just 4 percent of cinematographers were women.

Crawford back

Cindy Crawford is heading back to the Super Bowl: The model has recreated her iconic 1992 Super Bowl ad for Pepsi, now featuring her 18-year-old son.

Crawford recently filmed the commercial, which will debut at Super Bowl 52 on Feb. 4. It includes her son, Presley Walker Gerber, as well as footage from Michael Jackson's memorable Pepsi commercial.

The 51-year-old said she didn't hesitate to recreate the ad 26 years later, especially since she was able to work with her son.

The new Super Bowl ad, dubbed “This Is The Pepsi,” is part of the company's “Pepsi Generation” campaign honoring the brand's 120-year history in pop culture.

The original features Crawford in a tank top and jean shorts – made from her own jeans she brought to the set that day – driving a Lamborghini and stopping at a gas station to buy a can of soda.

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Actress Katherine MacGregor is 93. Singer William Lee Golden is 79. Actor Anthony Andrews is 70. Actress Kirstie Alley is 67. Radio personality Rush Limbaugh is 67. Singer Ricky Van Shelton is 66. Radio personality Howard Stern is 64. News correspondent Christiane Amanpour is 60. Actor Oliver Platt is 58. Singer-director Rob Zombie is 53. Rapper TBird is 51. Model Vendela is 51. Singer Zack de la Rocha is 48. Rapper Raekwon is 48. Singer Dan Haseltine is 45. Bassist Matt Wong is 45. Singer Melanie Chisholm is 44. Singer Jeremy Camp is 40. Singer Amerie is 38. Actress Naya Rivera is 31. Singer Zayn is 25. Singer Ella Henderson is 22.