July 16, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Less than a week after Elisabeth Hasselbeck said her goodbyes after 10 years on "The View," another divisive blond has joined the daytime talk show. On Monday, Barbara Walters confirmed the rumors that Playboy model-turned-anti-vaccine-crusader Jenny McCarthy would officially become a co-host on "The View" when it launches its 17th season on Sept. 9. "We love her because she's fun and uninhibited and opinionated enough to help us begin the latest chapter in 'The View' history," Walters said on the air of McCarthy, who has made 17 appearances on the show, including eight as a guest co-host.
April 1, 2013 |
Barbara Walters wasted no time Monday morning on "The View" addressing reports last week stating that the 83-year-old newswoman would be retiring in May 2014. "The paparazzi were outside my home today... however, here I am, and I have no announcement to make," Walters told the audience and her co-panelists on "The View. " "But I do want to say this: that if and when I might have an announcement to make, I will do it on this program, I promise, and the paparazzi guys -- you will be the last to know.
August 2, 2013 |
It's been a long time since "Jeopardy" has provoked anger in anyone. But that's where the syndicated game show finds itself after the most recent Kids Week tournament. Don't mess with the kids, Trebek! The incident that touched off the outrcy was the spelling of "Emancipation Proclamation" by Newtown, Conn., eighth grader Thomas Hurley during Final Jeopardy. Poor Thomas wrote "Emanciptation Proclamation," and though there's no question what he was going for, the unforgiving "Jeopardy" judges wouldn't give it a thumbs up. Not that it would have mattered much, as his competitor Skyler Hornback nearly doubled his already sizable lead by answering correctly (and spelling it correctly)
July 15, 2013 |
Jenny McCarthy will officially be joining “The View” as co-host, Barbara Walters confirmed Monday on the ABC talk show. “We love her because she's fun and uninhibited and opinionated enough to help us begin the latest chapter in 'The View' history,” Walters said of McCarthy, who has made 17 appearances on the show, including eight as guest co-host. The former Playboy model, who rose to fame on the '90s dating show “Singled Out,” will join the show in September, when its new season officially kicks off. She will be replacing Joy Behar, the longtime co-host who bids farewell next month.
January 3, 2013 |
Al Jazeera hopes it can succeed where Al Gore failed with Current TV. Gore and his business partner Joel Hyatt tried to turn Current TV into a legitimate news/talk channel and compete with MSNBC for liberal-minded viewers. Current spent heavily to woo commentator Keith Olbermann, hoping he'd be the linchpin of the channel. Instead, Olbermann clashed with management and was bounced out last March, barely a year into a five-year deal. With him went any momentum Current had to increase its tiny audience and add advertisers.
July 9, 2013 |
Elisabeth Hasselbeck is taking her view over to Fox News. After shooting down rumors of her exit from "The View," it looks like Hasselbeck will depart from her seat on the daytime talker to set up shop over at "Fox & Friends. " Wednesday is her last day on the long-running gabfest. The departure of Hasselbeck, the conservative voice of the bunch, signals a changing of the guard on the talk show -- Joy Behar announced she'd be leaving at the end of the current season, and Barbara Walters announced she'll be retiring in 2014.
July 21, 2012 |
Miley Cyrus likes to spend her days playing with her dogs , skateboarding and watching television marathons of "SpongeBob SquarePants" - activities she often chronicles on Twitter. Now, the 19-year-old will have to fit a more adult activity into her schedule: wedding planning. The singer-actress announced last month that she is engaged to 22-year-old "The Hunger Games" star Liam Hemsworth. She becomes the latest in a line of young Hollywood stars to head for the altar, even as Americans are marrying older than they used to, and many are skipping the nuptials all together.
March 29, 2013 |
After the coffee. Before auditioning for a spot on ABC's "The View. " The Skinny: How good a Friday can this be if I'm working? Well, at least there is some great college basketball this weekend and baseball's back on Sunday. Friday's headlines include a preview of the weekend box office and Barbara Walters getting ready to step down from ABC. Daily Dose: It used to be that people wrote about new TV shows when they were definitely going to get on the air. Now an announced project is enough to draw a big headline.
October 6, 2012 |
Media and their ethical norms have changed so much in recent times that no one seemed to miss a beat when ABC announced that it had invited would-be First Lady Ann Romney to sit in next week as a guest host on what ostensibly remains a news program - the network's “Good Morning America.” A time existed not that long ago when news outlets kept an arm's length from the subjects they would cover. But both “GMA” and Romney have bigger priorities today - with the morning show in a daily race to unseat NBC's “Today” as the a.m. ratings leader and Romney pushing hard to help her husband, Mitt, win the White House.
March 8, 2013 |
After the coffee. Before deciding if I'll see 'Oz' this weekend. The Skinny: After seeing "Being Flynn" on HBO last night, I've decided that "Silver Linings Playbook" was over-hyped. Friday's headlines include a preview of the weekend box office, a look at Alan Horn's first year at the helm of Walt Disney Studios and a review of "Oz: The Great and Powerful. " Daily Dose: Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. detailed plans for the spinoff of its publishing arm, which includes the Wall Street Journal and other newspapers around the globe as well as book publisher HarperCollins.