How might the potential firing of Ann Curry bring about a reunion between one of TV’s most beloved tandems? Well…
This, of course, would leave an empty chair alongside Kathie Lee… and it might be occupied by Regis Philbin, sources say!
Philbin and Gifford, of course, spent years by each other’s side on Live! every morning until the latter left in 2001 and was replaced by Kelly Ripa. Regis then retired fromMore >
Blue Ivy Carter is quite the worldly baby.
Beyonce and Jay-Z’s little girl, five months, has been named an honorary citizen of the Croatian Island of Hvar, where the pair vacationed last summer.
The tribute stems from a blog post Beyonce posted in March, and from a moment on the island that may well have inspired the little girl’s unique name.
“We woke up this morning, took a nice little walk, passed by this beautiful blue tree,” the then-pregnant Beyonce shared in a video released on her blog.
“I think it’s Blue Ivy, which would be quite appropriate!”
Tourism to Hvar has reportedlyMore >
Saturday night honored the best in non-prime time TV as the Daytime Emmy Awards were handed out at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.
“Daytime” is classified as 2 a.m. until 6 p.m., so there was a lot of ground to cover for Anderson Cooper and Oscar the Grouch, who served as co-hosts.
Despite two soap operas biting the dust this year (All My Children and One Life to Live), the annual award gala was a positive one across the board.
Notably, despite a ratings dip and rumors of Ann Curry’s firing, NBC’s Today Show nabbed the award for Outstanding Morning Show program just theMore >
Nominations for the 39th annual Daytime Emmy Awards have been announced, with General Hospital (23) nods leading the way.
The ceremony will air on June 23 and the nominees in the major categories are…
OUTSTANDING DRAMAAll My ChildrenDays of Our LivesGeneral HospitalThe Young and the Restless
TALK SHOWThe Ellen DeGeneres ShowLive With Regis & Kelly The TalkThe View
TALK SHOW/INFORMATIVEAndersonThe Dr. Oz ShowThe Doctors
LEAD ACTOR IN AMore >
Will Ryan Seacrest be taking over for Matt Lauer on The Today Show?
The American Idol host addressed that rumor this morning… to Matt Lauer on The Today Show.
After joking about taking both Lauer’s job and that of weatherman Al Roker, Seacrest revealed that, yes, he has signed a new deal with NBC Universal. But Lauer can rest easy.
“The plan is for me to join the NBC family and continue to have a role at the E! network,” Ryan said. “The first assignment will be to join the prime time team for the Olympics on NBC.”
From there, who knows. But one thing is certain: this appearance byMore >
It’s official: Simon Cowell has not completely cleaned house on The X Factor.
With Nicole Scherzinger, Paula Abdul and Steve Jones all out of the Fox singing competition, the network announced today that iconic music producer L.A. Reid would be back for season two.
The question, of course, remains: who will join Reid and Cowell on the show’s panel? Mariah Carey has been a rumored name for weeks, with the latest chatter surrounding Beyonce and a ridiculous offer Simon supposedly made to Blue Ivy’s mom.
WHO DO YOU WANT TO SEE JUDGING THE X FACTOR?
Yes, Paula Abdul really is out of The X Factor.
While no one doubted the veracity of this morning’s report – which detailed the ousting of Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger and Steve Jones – the singer herself had not spoken out about the decision until now.
“I’ve learned through my longevity in this industry that business decisions often times override personal considerations,” Paula said in a statement. “Simon and I, along with Fox and [producers] Fremantle, have been communicating about this for a while now, and I have absolute understanding of the situation.
“Simon is, and will remain a dearMore >
Glee will be Startin Somethin on January 31.
The Fox hit – whose ratings have plunged on season three, as storylines have grown more inconsistent and character development has taken a backseat to the latest song the show can plug in iTunes – will pay tribute to Michael Jackson in two weeks, airing an episode that tackles a number of iconic hits.
Watch the official promo for “Michael” below and then check out the song list for the installment:
Visit our friends at TV Fanatic for more Glee spoilers and look forward to the following MJ covers on theMore >
Charlie Sheen is on his way back into our living room: his FX sitcom premieres in June.
What made that network take a chance on the troubled actor? President and general manager John Landgraf was asked this question by reporters yesterday at the Television Critics Association press tour and said he was “as skeptical as you might imagine” when he first walked in to a pitch meeting with Sheen. But then…
“I saw [a very different Charlie Sheen] in the room, and what I heard was a really good pitch for a comedy series – funny, complicated, and I think the character that Charlie ought to beMore >
Welcome to THG’s Week in Review! Below, our staff looks back at the stories, stars and scandals that made these past seven days the craziest ALL YEAR.
Now, a rundown of the week that was at The Hollywood Gossip:
- Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel kicked off celebrity engagement week!
- Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza announced they’re getting hitched too.
- LeBron James turned 26 – and proposed to Savannah Brinson!
- Drew Barrymore and Will
Honest mistake or Freudian slip?
Sen. John McCain mixed up Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney, who he endorsed this week, in a campaign appearance on the latter’s behalf.
Speaking on Romney’s behalf in South Carolina, the 2008 GOP nominee opined that he has little doubt President Obama will get the country going again.
Original post: John McCain Mistakenly Endorses President Obama
Regis Philbin’s replacement on ABC could be Rob Lowe, reports say.
Lowe just finished a two-day stint guest hosting with Kelly Ripa and an ABC source says the top network brass “loved the chemistry between them.”
Network executives have spoken with Lowe’s reps about making it a permanent gig, but Lowe, who stars on Parks and Recreation, is non-committal.
There’s a big surprise. One of the more itinerant actors around, Lowe has departed in the middle of numerous programs’ runs in pursuit of other projects.
Rob was just asked by TMZ whether he’s moving to New York.
He said: “We were justMore >
Elin Nordegren may have just demolished her mansion by the sea, but her romance with Jamie Dingman, a wealthy businessman, is apparently getting stronger by the day.
So much so, they spent the holidays together!
Sources say the romantic couple traveled to the Bahamas, and “things are going great between them.” She started dating Jamie Dingman around the middle of last year.
The Swedish beauty, who just turned 32 Jan. 1, and her kids have moved into a private community until the new house is ready. Dingman reportedly visits her often.
Jamie’s dad, Michael Dingman, is a wealthy investor,More >
Since news broke that Eric Johnson got Jessica Simpson pregnant long before she went and confirmed it, she lost out on the whole tabloid exclusive deal.
But, since the pressure’s on celebs to shed the baby weight they inevitably gain as soon as possible, she may have a backup plan up her sleeve to cash in.
If Us Weekly is to be believed, then Jessica is already planning for just that, and is in talks with Weight Watchers to be their newest celebr pound-shedder.
Once baby makes three, Jess will make four. Million. All she has to do is lose “a significant amount of weight” on theMore >
Regis Philbin’s last show Friday boosted ratings of Live With Regis and Kelly to near-record highs, with ABC scoring a 7.3 household rating and 23 percent share.
Philbin’s swan song included a celebrity packed audience, taped accolades from celebrities and a key to the city presented by New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg.
Ratings were up 157 percent year-over-year, leaving many fans wondering what the network will do to replace him … and specifically who will fill his shoes.
Questions for another time. Here’s Regis Philbin’s brief farewell speech:
Who shouldMore >