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February 5, 2013
The second time around was definitely not better for Ricki Lake. Her "The Ricki Lake Show," an attempt to re-create the success she had as a daytime talk show host during the 1990s, got a pink slip Monday. Twentieth Television, the show's distributor, said it will not renew the syndicated gabfest for the 2013-14 season. Episodes will continue airing through September. The show launched in September amid a crowded market that also included not only veterans such as "Ellen" but also new entries from Jeff Probst, Katie Couric and Steve Harvey.
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July 1, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
The talk around Brentwood is that television host Ricki Lake has listed her estate at $8.75 million. Described as plantation-style in the listing, the 1949 John Byers-designed home sits on a three-quarter acre gated site that includes outdoor living spaces and a swimming pool with spa. Among features are a great room with wood-beamed ceiling, skylights, French doors, four fireplaces, six bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. PHOTOS: Malibu estate Lake, 44, was a contestant on “Dancing With the Stars” in 2011 and has appeared on such series as “The King of Queens” (2001)
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September 9, 2012 | By Vincent Boucher, Los Angeles Times
Ricki Lake jumps off the couch and struts across the expansive set of her new talk show in a pair of killer black YSL Trib Toos. "Divine taught me to walk in high heels," she says. "He said, 'Honey, I'm gonna show you how to walk in those things.' He wasn't very nice to me in the beginning, but that was the one thing he taught me. " That was when she burst onto the public scene at 18, chubby, a bit frumpy and perfect for the role of Tracy Turnblad in John Waters' 1988 "Hairspray," the original - and edgier - vehicle that later spawned the glossy stage and movie musicals.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
"Dr. Oz," Ellen DeGeneres, "Days of Our Lives" and George Lucas were among the winners at the Daytime Emmy Awards, held Sunday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. CBS won the most awards of any network, with eight, while "The Bold and the Beautiful" was the most recognized series, with four awards including one for its leading lady, Heather Tom. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" was named outstanding entertainment talk show for the third time, while "Dr. Oz" was the winner in the informative talk show category.
BUSINESS
July 1, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
The talk around Brentwood is that television host Ricki Lake has listed her estate at $8.75 million. Described as plantation-style in the listing, the 1949 John Byers-designed home sits on a three-quarter acre gated site that includes outdoor living spaces and a swimming pool with spa. Among features are a great room with wood-beamed ceiling, skylights, French doors, four fireplaces, six bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. PHOTOS: Malibu estate Lake, 44, was a contestant on “Dancing With the Stars” in 2011 and has appeared on such series as “The King of Queens” (2001)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
"Dr. Oz," Ellen DeGeneres, "Days of Our Lives" and George Lucas were among the winners at the Daytime Emmy Awards, held Sunday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. CBS won the most awards of any network, with eight, while "The Bold and the Beautiful" was the most recognized series, with four awards including one for its leading lady, Heather Tom. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" was named outstanding entertainment talk show for the third time, while "Dr. Oz" was the winner in the informative talk show category.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
"The Ricki Lake Show" is a casualty of the daytime talker surplus. Twentieth Television, the show's distributor, will not renew the syndicated gabfest for the 2013-14 season; episodes will continue airing through September. “We would like to thank Ricki Lake as well as Executive Producer Gail Steinberg and the entire staff for their work this season," Stephen Brown, executive vice president of programming and development for Twentieth Television, said in a statement. "While we are proud of the topics the program tackled, including childhood obesity, life after the military, divorce, and addiction, we were simply not able to break through the crowded talk show marketplace.” The show launched in September and marked Lake's return to daytime after a nine-year absence.
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November 10, 1990 | ROBERT KOEHLER
"I really believe in fate," chirps Ricki Lake as she rocks back and forth on a porch swing at a friend's Hollywood home. Although she's just turned 22, Lake has achieved the mantle of John Waters' favorite teen in roles in his last two movies, "Hairspray" and "Cry-Baby." And she knows that she ended up in Waters' close circle because "I was meant to." "I made this deal with my parents three years ago," she recalls.
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January 19, 2008 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
Ricki Lake recalls it was "trippy" when she did a cameo in the musical version of "Hairspray" and especially "surreal" watching young Nikki Blonsky playing Tracy Turnblad, the role she made famous in the John Waters' 1988 classic. "Nikki Blonsky was just like me," she says. "She was plucked out of nowhere. Physically there is a sparkle both of us have. But to go on set . . . and here I was 38 -- I was old enough to be her mother!" Motherhood is a subject Lake loves to talk about.
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May 25, 1994 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
She took the job because she couldn't pay her rent. Soon, her biggest problem is likely to be which of her myriad vacation homes she feels like visiting during her summer break. Ricki Lake is amazed at the success of her first-year talk show, which is touted by Columbia Pictures Television as the fastest-growing talk show ever. Ratings for "The Ricki Lake Show" have more than doubled since its premiere last September and they are still rising.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 16, 2013 | By Lee Margulies, Los Angeles Times
After being ignored for most of the evening, "Days of Our Lives" won the drama series prize at the 40th Daytime Emmy Awards - the first time it had been honored in that category since 1975. The NBC soap opera won only one other award Sunday in the ceremony at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, with Chandler Massey picking up the Emmy for younger actor. PHOTOS: Daytime Emmys arrivals CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" won the writing and directing Emmys, and the show's Heather Tom won for the second year in a row as lead actress.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 5, 2013
The second time around was definitely not better for Ricki Lake. Her "The Ricki Lake Show," an attempt to re-create the success she had as a daytime talk show host during the 1990s, got a pink slip Monday. Twentieth Television, the show's distributor, said it will not renew the syndicated gabfest for the 2013-14 season. Episodes will continue airing through September. The show launched in September amid a crowded market that also included not only veterans such as "Ellen" but also new entries from Jeff Probst, Katie Couric and Steve Harvey.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
"The Ricki Lake Show" is a casualty of the daytime talker surplus. Twentieth Television, the show's distributor, will not renew the syndicated gabfest for the 2013-14 season; episodes will continue airing through September. “We would like to thank Ricki Lake as well as Executive Producer Gail Steinberg and the entire staff for their work this season," Stephen Brown, executive vice president of programming and development for Twentieth Television, said in a statement. "While we are proud of the topics the program tackled, including childhood obesity, life after the military, divorce, and addiction, we were simply not able to break through the crowded talk show marketplace.” The show launched in September and marked Lake's return to daytime after a nine-year absence.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 9 - 15 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   CBS This Morning Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.); Kurt Eichenwald; James Cameron. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Blake Shelton; Tony Danza; Randy Jackson; Angela “Big Ang” Raiola. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Rachael Ray (N) 8 a.m. KCAL Live With Kelly and Michael Blake Shelton; Josh Radnor.
NEWS
September 10, 2012 | By Susan Denley
"Gossip Girl" and fashion darling Blake Lively reportedly married actor Ryan Reynolds on Sunday night in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., with Florence Welch performing. The pair have publicly been a couple for about a year. No word yet on the wedding gown, but we're betting on Chanel. [People] Writer/actor Mindy Kaling has been sending funny, fake tweets from New York Fashion Week, giving the sort of details we might wish were true (like having her seat at Tory Burch stolen by Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte and having a romantic fling with Adrien Brody at the Trump Hotel)
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September 10, 2012 | By Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times
Daytime talk definitely isn't cheap this fall. A year after Oprah Winfrey left as daytime's queen to launch her own cable network, the afternoon kingdom is still in search of a successor. Winfrey closed out the last season of her 25-year term averaging about 6 million viewers, hardly her best but still a level over and above the current crop of talk shows. The "after Oprah" world is still in its infancy, and several new (and familiar) faces will vie for rule this fall: "Survivor" host Jeff Probst, talk show veteran Ricki Lake and TV journalist Katie Couric all roll out syndicated talk shows Monday.
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January 18, 1994 | HARRIET WINSLOW, THE WASHINGTON POST
Just when you think TV has more talk shows than it can hold, along comes a new crop of Donahue-Winfrey wanna-bes, trying to talk you into watching them. This season's freshmen included two newcomers with enough of a twist on the talk formula to earn passing grades with a large enough segment of the audience. What makes "The Bertice Berry Show" and "Ricki Lake" successful? In some respects, Winfrey is a model for Berry, a 33-year-old black woman with a complicated domestic life.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 2012 | By Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times
Daytime talk definitely isn't cheap this fall. A year after Oprah Winfrey left as daytime's queen to launch her own cable network, the afternoon kingdom is still in search of a successor. Winfrey closed out the last season of her 25-year term averaging about 6 million viewers, hardly her best but still a level over and above the current crop of talk shows. The "after Oprah" world is still in its infancy, and several new (and familiar) faces will vie for rule this fall: "Survivor" host Jeff Probst, talk show veteran Ricki Lake and TV journalist Katie Couric all roll out syndicated talk shows Monday.
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September 9, 2012 | By Vincent Boucher, Los Angeles Times
Ricki Lake jumps off the couch and struts across the expansive set of her new talk show in a pair of killer black YSL Trib Toos. "Divine taught me to walk in high heels," she says. "He said, 'Honey, I'm gonna show you how to walk in those things.' He wasn't very nice to me in the beginning, but that was the one thing he taught me. " That was when she burst onto the public scene at 18, chubby, a bit frumpy and perfect for the role of Tracy Turnblad in John Waters' 1988 "Hairspray," the original - and edgier - vehicle that later spawned the glossy stage and movie musicals.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 19, 2008 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
Ricki Lake recalls it was "trippy" when she did a cameo in the musical version of "Hairspray" and especially "surreal" watching young Nikki Blonsky playing Tracy Turnblad, the role she made famous in the John Waters' 1988 classic. "Nikki Blonsky was just like me," she says. "She was plucked out of nowhere. Physically there is a sparkle both of us have. But to go on set . . . and here I was 38 -- I was old enough to be her mother!" Motherhood is a subject Lake loves to talk about.
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