‘Dancing With the Stars’ Winner Alfonso Ribeiro to be ‘America’s Funniest Home …

21 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

5 easy ways to avoid getting hacked at ATMs.

As my colleague Daniel Roberts points out, citing a report in the Wall Street Journal: “withdrawing money from an ATM is more dangerous than it’s been in a long time—specifically, the worst it has been in two decades.” The story features some alarming statistics from credit-scoring company FICO. Actor and “Dancing with the Stars” Season 19 Champion, Alfonso Ribeiro, is named new host of ABC’s “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” as announced today by Tom Bergeron during the season finale of DWTS. “After receiving hundreds of inquiries, stacks of video submissions and a very close audition race, one smile, one funny and sincere delivery became our standout favorite – Alfonso Riberio,” said Vin Di Bona, executive producer. “We look forward to Alfonso leading AFV into the next generation of family friendly viewership.” ABC’s longest-running primetime entertainment show, “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” returns for season 26 this fall with the same mission – giving families something genuinely funny to enjoy together on Sunday nights.

America’s Funniest Home Videos has finally chosen a host to succeed Tom Bergeron, and the two share a Dancing with the Stars connection: Ribeiro won season 19 of the ABC reality competition series, which, of course, Begeron hosts. Security compromises of debit card data that have been traced to ATMs on-site at banks rose 174% from the beginning of the year to April compared to the same time last year. Ribeiro, who first rose to fame on the sitcoms Silver Spoons and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, is no stranger to the emcee role; he currently serves as host of Cooking Channel’s Unwrapped 2.0 and previously lorded over the proceedings at ABC Family’s Spell-Mageddon and Game Show Network’s Catch 21. Dean’s (Jensen Ackles) continuing struggles with the Mark of Cain led him to make some pretty shocking decisions in last week’s episode, killing an unarmed teenage boy from the (Franken)Stein family just because of father and uncles, not to mention ruthlessly beating the crap out of Castiel (Misha Collins) when the angel tried to talk some sense into him. Here are Fortune’s top tips to keep you from getting ripped off: Shielding the ATM keypad as you type in your security code will help prevent onlookers from glimpsing your PIN.

The show’s incoming and fifth host (Bob Saget and the tandem of Daisy Fuentes and John Fugelsang also preceded Ribeiro) says that he isn’t planning to deviate wildly from the style of Bergeron while establishing his own vibe. “It won’t be very different,” he tells EW. “It’s really about assisting the videos not trying to overpower the videos with your comedy. It’s a simple solution but one of the best ways to thwart so-called shoulder surfers from stealing your passcode. (Be careful of video cameras, too.) One of the most popular means by which criminals steal payment card data is through a device known as a “skimmer.” A crook will plant one of these gadgets on the “swipe” or “dip” port on an ATM, where it may read the magnetic strip on your card and rip its data.

For me to able to come in and replace Tom, who’s my idol in the hosting world, will be a challenge but one that I feel excited to be a part of.” Ribeiro notes that he’s a big AFV fan (“It’s a show that I’ve watched for many years—loved watching it, watch it with my kids”) and that he was appreciative that Bergeron helped pave the way for him to land the gig. “It’s really cool that I have Tom’s blessing in this,” he says. “All along Tom has said that I’ve been the one that he would love to replace him, so that is an incredible honor and I’m just excited to jump in— and I’m going full-bore.” In case you’re wondering what type of videos most appeal to the new man in charge, the key words are oops and ouch. “My favorite is when people do things to hurt themselves,” says Ribeiro. “I just love watching people attempt to do something that they absolutely should not attempt to do and wipe out. We’re terrified at what’s about to go down on Supernatural, so we got executive producer Jeremy Carver to attempt to put our fears to rest and answer seven burning questions about the season 10 finale.

News: After all he’s done this season thanks to the Mark, especially last episode killing that kid and beating up Cas, is Dean too far past redemption at this point? A customer uses an automated teller machine (ATM) outside a Lloyds Bank branch, a unit of Lloyds Banking Group Plc, in London, U.K., on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. One hint, borrowing somewhat incongruously from Apollo 13: “Failure is not an option.” Incidentally, to my father at home playing the Gene Kranz Drinking Game. Supernatural finales are always so epic and end on cliffhangers either big in mythology or big emotionally regarding the brothers—how is this season’s finale going to compare to past season finales? I’m tremendously excited that the fans get to see these performances from a cast of players that—10 years in—are still willing to leave it all on the floor.

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