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'Entertainment Tonight' Cancels Europe Plans

April 26, 1986|CHRIS TRICARICO

"Entertainment Tonight" has canceled its plans to send co-hosts Mary Hart and Robb Weller to France for two weeks to anchor coverage of the Cannes International Film Festival, which opens May 8, The Times has learned.

The move comes on the heels of ABC's decision to cancel "Good Morning America's" planned monthlong broadcasts from Europe due to "uncertain travel conditions."

Instead of reporting from London May 5-9 and from the French Riviera May 12-16, Hart and Weller will instead report from New York May 5-19, according to "Entertainment Tonight" producer Jack Reilly.

However, "Entertainment Tonight" reporter Barbara Howar and a crew will cover the festival for behind-the-scenes reports. Reporter Leeza Gibbons will anchor daily from Hollywood, Reilly said. "We will feature extensive European coverage while originating from New York," Reilly said Friday in a prepared statement.

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