September 20, 2004
The walk down the red carpet at the Emmys wasn't "as scary as it usually is," quipped "Sex and the City" actress Kim Cattrall. Why? Joan and Melissa Rivers, the mother-and-daughter duo who long hosted the event for E! Entertainment and served as the network's snarky fashion cops, were replaced by daytime talk show host Star Jones, who ushered in a far friendlier tone as she doled out air kisses and compliments.
September 14, 2004 |
"The View" co-host Star Jones will be working the red carpet for E! Entertainment Television at this Sunday's Emmy Awards, the cable channel said. Jones will be the host of "Live From the Red Carpet" at the Shrine Auditorium, replacing Joan and Melissa Rivers, the mother-daughter team that was lured away from E! this summer by the TV Guide Channel.
July 22, 2004 |
Joan and Melissa Rivers are all dressed up with nowhere to go. The mother-daughter duo, queens of the red carpet, apparently will be no-shows this fall at what has been one of their highest-rated performances: the Emmy Awards. The Rivers team shifted alliances this summer, leaving E! Entertainment Television for a lucrative contract with the TV Guide Channel, which raided its rival to propel its ratings. But E! has exclusive cable TV rights to broadcast live from the red carpet before the Sept.
July 1, 2004 |
Striving to calm internal strife at E! and improve the entertainment channel's relations within the Hollywood community, Comcast Corp. is expected to name television veteran Ted Harbert as the new head of E! Networks as early as today, according to sources close to the situation. Harbert, a television producer and former chairman and president of ABC Entertainment, would replace Mindy Herman. She was ousted as chief executive of E!
May 28, 2004 |
The president and chief executive of E! Networks, Mindy Herman, resigned Thursday in the wake of an investigation into complaints that she abused her power and created a climate of fear. Comcast Corp., the cable giant that controls E!, released a statement praising Herman's leadership and said she would remain on board to help with the transition to a new chief.
May 27, 2004 |
Entertainment executive Mindy Herman seems a ripe subject these days for her cable channel's own trademark show, "E! True Hollywood Story." As soon as today, Herman's four-year reign as chief executive of E! Networks could come to an abrupt but lucrative end, according to well-placed sources. Among other things, she has been accused of abusing her power and behaving in decidedly undignified ways, including brawling in the parking lot of a Hollywood burlesque club.
August 2, 2002 |
When last seen by America, Anna Nicole Smith was locked in a seven-year legal battle over her late husband's Texas oil fortune. The former Playboy Playmate, who has yet to collect a dime, has decided it's time to get back to work. So instead of seeing Smith in courtroom footage on the evening news, viewers can peep at her bizarre world when E! Entertainment Television debuts "The Anna Nicole Show" on Sunday at 10 p.m. The 13 episodes are an attempt by E!
August 13, 2001 |
I was on vacation in Oregon, flipping channels in the hotel room, because that's what you do when you're on vacation. This was midmorning flipping, when there's an inherent danger of running into "The View." Instead, I landed on E! Entertainment Television. An actor I didn't recognize was showing off his house. It was no manse--in fact, I could have sworn I passed by some of his throw pillows recently on my way out of Crate & Barrel. The actor is on some soap opera; his name escapes me.
March 16, 2001 |
On cue, a crew member manning the smoke machine on the sidewalk next to a vacant Hollywood storefront blasts a cloud of white smoke toward the star of E! Entertainment Television's "Mysteries & Scandals." With the faux fog swirling around him, A.J. Benza begins strolling toward the video camera set up on this evening near the intersection of Hollywood and Vine. "Steve Cochran stormed through life like a raging tempest.
August 19, 1999 |
In the second top management shuffle at the cable channel in a year, Fran Shea, the acting president of E! Entertainment Television Networks, said Wednesday that she will not take the job permanently and will step down when the company finds a successor. Shea, who will become an exclusive consultant to E!