June 17, 2010 |
When done right, reality show hosts blend into the background: They must move the episode along, point out the rules, emphasize high points while smoothing over the low points … and never think they're the stars of the show. Their prize at the end of the season? A possible Emmy nomination. Here are four likely contenders who let us know what it's like doing this kind of job. Tom Bergeron "Dancing With the Stars" (ABC) What's one quality a good host must have?
April 12, 2010
SERIES How I Met Your Mother: A freaked-out Lily (Alyson Hannigan) wants to get a gun after Marshall (Jason Segel) is mugged. Josh Radnor, Neil Patrick Harris and Cobie Smulders also star in this new episode (8 p.m. CBS). Life Unexpected: Cate's (Shiri Appleby) approaching wedding forces her to confront her feelings for Ryan and Baze (Kerr Smith, Kristoffer Polaha) in the season finale (8 p.m. KTLA). Animal Cops Houston: The team races to save four baby goats attacked by dogs in this new episode (8 p.m. Animal Planet)
August 18, 2009 |
Can the onetime "Hammer" of the U.S. House of Representatives do a mean Texas two-step? In a move startling even by the outlandish standards of reality television, "Dancing With the Stars" announced Monday that former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay -- a pugnacious politician under indictment for alleged money-laundering -- will be a contestant in the upcoming season. DeLay will join the likes of singer Macy Gray, actress Melissa Joan Hart and entertainer Donny Osmond on the ninth season of the ABC show, which premieres Sept.
September 22, 2008 |
Tom Bergeron The approach: Always game and appropriately wry. Best moment: The physical comedy -- skipping around the stage and futzing around with Heidi Klum. Worst moment: None. The man has hosted "America's Funniest Home Videos" for years and puts up with Samantha Harris weekly. He rises above it all. -- Heidi Klum The approach: Calm, cool, collected -- and fierce, baby. Best moment: Getting dropped on the floor by Bergeron and looking good doing it. Worst moment: Having to be stripped down by William Shatner -- and feign surprise -- as a cap to the reality hosts' prolonged and awkward opening.
September 22, 2008 |
Jeremy Piven raised eyebrows when he picked up the telecast's first trophy, for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy, and promptly dissed the chaotic Emmy telecast's opening by the show's five hosts -- Ryan Seacrest, Jeff Probst, Tom Bergeron, Howie Mandel and Heidi Klum. Backstage, he continued the rant. "I thought we were being punked as an audience," Piven said, as he swigged a flute of champagne. "I was confused. It was awkward. Like that moment in the movie 'The Producers,' there was 'Springtime for Hitler.
April 27, 2002 |
Cerritos Gahr defeated Downey, 3-1, Friday to give Tom Bergeron his 600th victory in 31 years as the Gladiators' baseball coach. Johnny Windle pitched a two-hitter, striking out six and walking one, for host Gahr (14-7, 10-1) in a San Gabriel Valley League game. "It wasn't the best conditions today, wet and windy, but it showed what Gahr baseball has been about," said Bergeron, whose teams are 600-247 and have won 14 league titles.