April 19, 1994 |
"The Arsenio Hall Show," once defined as the new model for late-night television, will end production May 27, a victim of declining ratings and an overcrowded talk-show field. The cancellation comes only weeks after the show's producer, Paramount Domestic Television Distribution, vowed that the show was not in trouble. In recent weeks, the show had been dogged by rumors that the lower ratings were making it increasingly difficult for producers to book guests.
September 15, 1992 |
Country artist Travis Tritt has been banned permanently from "The Tonight Show," according to his manager, Ken Kragen, because Kragen would not cancel Tritt's scheduled November appearance on "The Arsenio Hall Show" to do the NBC program instead.
July 15, 1992 |
When comedian Rosie O'Donnell's appearance last week on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" was first booked, the show's producers reportedly knew that she was already scheduled to appear two weeks earlier with Madonna on "The Arsenio Hall Show" to promote the summer baseball movie "A League of Their Own." But as her appearance on "Arsenio" drew near, sources close to O'Donnell report that "The Tonight Show" briefly tried to get O'Donnell to drop "Arsenio" so Leno could have her first.
July 2, 1990 |
This one you didn't see on the Fox series "Cops." There he was on perhaps every newscast in the nation, as plain as a picture taken through a dirty lens, getting busted and handcuffed in a Washington hotel room by police and FBI agents who barged in as he prepared to leave. These brief excerpts, showing Washington Mayor Marion Barry getting snared in a Jan.
February 5, 1992 |
After the newest controversy in the pop world broke last week, when former music director and producer Gregory McPherson claimed that teen sensation New Kids on the Block were lip-syncers, the superstars went on the offensive and decided to take their case straight to the highest court in the land. Well, at least the highest court in their land.
June 20, 1992 |
Everybody talks about Jay and Arsenio, or Arsenio and Jay, when it comes to late-night TV dominance. But there is, lest we forget, another prominent guy out there butting heads with NBC's top-rated "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno and the syndicated comedian Arsenio Hall. "And I'm funnier than both of them," quips the third contender, Ted Koppel of ABC's "Nightline" series. Amid all the talk of who's going to be No.