Tamron Hall talks Prince at TV critics meeting
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A few months before Prince died, he asked his friend Tamron Hall where he would go if he wanted to discuss his life.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota taxpayers helped foot the bill when Jimmy Fallon broadcast "The Tonight Show" from Minneapolis as part of last year's Super Bowl festivities.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rip Torn, the free-spirited Texan who overcame his quirky name to become a distinguished actor in television, theater, and movies, such as "Men in Black," and win an Emmy in his...
NEW YORK (AP) — Daniel Baker and Joel Martinez may be hosts of a late-night TV talk show that attracts A-list celebrities but they don't feel like they're competing with the likes of Jimmy Fallon...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fox News host Greg Gutfeld can now add songwriter to his resume after a song he co-wrote with John Rich, which features his fellow co-hosts on the political talk show "The...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Late Night ," a new comedy from Mindy Kaling, establishes itself as a fantasy from the outset. It's about a veteran late night talk show host who is a woman, after...
LONDON (AP) — British broadcaster ITV on Wednesday canceled a popular, long-running daytime reality show after the death of a guest who failed a lie-detector test during a recording.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sara Gilbert is leaving the daytime talk show she helped launch.
Gilbert announced Tuesday on CBS' "The Talk" that she's decided to exit as a co-host because of her packed...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan jumped into the 2020 presidential race on Thursday, portraying himself as a candidate who can bridge Democrats' progressive and working class wings to win...
"Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of 'The View'" (Thomas Dunne Books), by Ramin Setoodeh
Chances are, if you've never tuned into the talk show "The View," you have heard about...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Avenatti seemingly came out of nowhere, a sharply dressed lawyer with a penetrating gaze who said he would prove President Donald Trump had sex with a porn star and paid...
David Letterman: I stayed on network TV for too long
NEW YORK (AP) — David Letterman says he stuck around on network television about 10 years too long.
He made that admission during an appearance Thursday on Ellen DeGeneres' talk show....
Colbert postpones visit to New Zealand after attack
NEW YORK (AP) — Talk show host Stephen Colbert has postponed what was supposed to be a surprise visit to New Zealand following the terrorist attack in Christchurch that killed 50...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Meghan McCain says President Donald Trump's life is "pathetic" after his weekend Twitter attack against her father, the late Sen. John McCain.
Bangladeshi FIFA council member jailed
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate on Saturday sent FIFA council member Mahfuza Akhter Kiron to jail after rejecting her bail application in a defamation case filed over...
Whoopi Goldberg says she nearly died from pneumonia
NEW YORK (AP) — Whoopi Goldberg says she nearly died of pneumonia.
Appearing Friday in a video that aired on ABC's "The View," Goldberg told the audience she had pneumonia in both...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tamron Hall is having a baby and getting her own talk show.
The former NBC "Today" show anchor and host tweeted Monday that she's pregnant. She wrote that she was "in a...
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Authorities in Saudi Arabia have suspended a new television talk show that tackled sensitive issues and aired critical views after just two weeks, according to a...
Venezuela socialist party boss stirs up support on talk show
MARACAY, Venezuela (AP) — It was show time for the most-watched program on Venezuela's normally sleep-inducing state TV: Episode No. 240 of "Hitting it With a Sledgehammer," the talk show hosted by one of the ruling socialist party's most-revered — and reviled — leaders.
A military salsa band playing pro-government songs stirred up a live audience of several thousand state employees, pilot cadets and ideological die-hards.
With a record acquisition, ‘Late Night’ is a Sundance hit
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling comedy "Late Night" is already one of the biggest hits of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival with an acquisition price to match.
Wendy Williams to take health-related break from TV show
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wendy Williams is taking an extended break from her TV talk show to deal with health issues related to her immune system disorder, her family said Friday.
The family wrote in a statement that Williams has suffered complications from Graves' disease in the past few days.
Treatment is necessary and will include "significant time" in the hospital, according to the family statement provided by show producer and distributor Debmar-Mercury.
‘StarTalk’ season on hold amid claims against host Tyson
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The current season of Neil deGrasse Tyson's "StarTalk" series is on hold amid sexual misconduct claims against the prominent astrophysicist.
The National Geographic channel said Thursday new episodes of the science-based talk show won't air until an investigation involving Tyson is completed, which could be within the next few weeks.
Carrie Ann Inaba gets host gig on ‘The Talk’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carrie Ann Inaba is no longer a temp on "The Talk."
The CBS daytime show announced Wednesday that Inaba has joined the panel of hosts, moving up from recurring guest host.
"The Dancing With the Stars" judge replaces Julie Chen, who left the talk show in September.
Turkey opens probe of actors’ alleged TV insults of Erdogan
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's official news agency says prosecutors are investigating two prominent actors for comments on a television program.
Anadolu agency on Sunday quoted a statement from the Istanbul prosecutors' that said actors Metin Akpinar and Mujdat Gezen were "invited" for questioning following media reports about their alleged insults of Turkey's president and threats of "a coup and death."
Man accused of plotting to kidnap Letterman’s son is freed
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A man once accused of plotting to kidnap retired talk show host David Letterman's son and nanny has been released from a Montana prison for a second time after serving additional years for violating parole.
Call him Judge Jerry: Jerry Springer is getting court show
NEW YORK (AP) — Hopefully there won't be any chairs in this courtroom.
Talk show host Jerry Springer is getting a new TV role as "Judge Jerry," where he'll hear testimony and render verdicts before a studio audience. NBC Universal Television Distribution announced the half-hour court program Monday that will debut in national syndication in the fall of 2019.
Busy Philipps finds the way to stand out is by being herself
NEW YORK (AP) — Guys, it's all happening for Busy Philipps.
She's got a New York Times best-selling book, "This Will Only Hurt a Little," and her late-night talk show on E! called "Busy Tonight" premieres Sunday at 10 p.m. EDT.
Philipps often posted photos online of her writing the book.
Debate erupts over Halloween costumes crossing racial lines
PHOENIX (AP) — When Colorado attorney Jeff Schwartz asked his 7-year-old son what he wanted to dress as this Halloween, the answer was clear: his favorite movie superhero, "Black Panther."
Schwartz said his white son's choice of a black character didn't give him pause.
"I didn't give it a second thought," said Schwartz. "I think that if my son wants to idolize a character — be it a black character or a white character — race doesn't need to come into it at all."
Bangladesh publisher arrested on defamation charges
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A prominent lawyer and newspaper publisher who is tied to Bangladesh's political opposition was denied bail Tuesday after his arrest on defamation charges, heightening concerns about a crackdown on dissent ahead of national elections.
Alec Baldwin vows to break the talk show model by going deep
NEW YORK (AP) — When his new talk show premieres Sunday night, don't expect Alec Baldwin to get overly political. The 60-year old actor plans to leave that on the set of "Saturday Night Live" with his occasional impersonations of President Donald Trump.
Meghan McCain makes tearful return to ‘The View’
NEW YORK (AP) — Keeping a box of tissues handy, Meghan McCain returned to "The View" on Monday for the first time since the August death of her father, Sen. John McCain.
She thanked viewers and her co-hosts for their kindness and support.
"It made me so inspired that the idealism that my father espoused for his career are the ideals of America," she said. "There has been a lot of talk about whether that died with him, and I'm here to tell you, it didn't."
Jimmy Kimmel to open comedy club in Las Vegas in 2019
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel will see a dream come true when he opens a comedy club next spring in Las Vegas where he will make regular appearances and give up-and-coming comics a chance to hone their talents.
The late-night talk show host joined casino giant Caesars Entertainment in announcing plans Wednesday for the newest comedy club in Sin City.
Wendy Williams’ new hot topic: Helping substance abusers
NEW YORK (AP) — Talk show diva Wendy Williams feels lucky to be alive after more than a decade of cocaine abuse and now wants to help others be present in their own lives.
Williams has been giving back through the Hunter Foundation, created with husband Kevin Hunter, since 2014. The two recently added a new anti-drug initiative, BeHere.org. Their goal is to raise $10 million in five years to fund such things as drug treatment facilities and research, the latter focused on K2.
Wendy Williams’ new hot topic: Helping substance abusers
Philippine president vents anger toward fierce critic on TV
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president vented his anger toward his fiercest political critic on a state TV talk show Tuesday, prompting opposition calls for him to focus instead on worsening inflation, rice shortages and an approaching powerful typhoon.
Les Moonves’ wife Julie Chen absent from ‘The Talk’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Julie Chen, wife of Les Moonves, was absent Monday but a central topic on "The Talk," her talk show on the network, a day after a new round of sexual misconduct allegations brought the departure of the CBS chief executive.
In what was supposed to be a celebratory season premiere Monday for "The Talk," its four other panelists walked out somberly without Chen, who acts as host and moderator and whose absence had not been announced.
Osaka charms Japan with her manners _ and broken Japanese
TOKYO (AP) — Naomi Osaka's halting Japanese, her manners — she bowed and apologized after beating Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final — and her simple charm have swelled national pride in Japan and eclipsed many questions about her mixed-race parentage in a famously insular country.
Two days after becoming the first Japanese player to win a Grand Slam tennis title, Osaka is still filling the front pages of the country's three major daily newspapers and leads the discussions on talk shows.
TV talker Jerry Springer to speak at Ohio Labor Day picnic
CINCINNATI (AP) — Long-time TV talk show host and former Cincinnati mayor Jerry Springer will highlight this year's AFL-CIO Labor Day picnic at Coney Island near Cincinnati.
Several Democratic nominees for the November election are also slated to speak Monday. Thousands of union households attend the annual picnic at the amusement park along the Ohio River.
Movie star’s lifestyle reversal sparks a debate in Egypt
CAIRO (AP) — Hala Shiha quit the glamorous film industry a decade ago to embrace a more religious lifestyle, adopting the traditional Muslim headscarf, or hijab, along with loose, long-sleeved clothes. The Egyptian movie star later was seen wearing the even more conservative face veil, or niqab.
Islamists exulted at her decision, just as they have when other celebrities took a similar path.
Now that she has decided to resume her acting career and shun the hijab, they are no longer celebrating.
Meghan McCain a feisty new presence on ‘The View.’
NEW YORK (AP) — Meghan McCain's first instinct when approached to join "The View" was to say no — until her father, Sen. John McCain, convinced her to look past her trepidation to see the opportunity.
NEW YORK (AP) — A few days ago, few people outside of Queens and the Bronx knew who Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was.
Now she's being asked about running for president.
The 28-year-old Democrat appeared on the ABC program "The View" Friday to talk about her upset victory in a primary over a 10-term New York congressman.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is telling "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon to "be a man" and stop "whimpering" about the personal anguish he felt over the backlash he received after messing up Trump's hair during a 2016 campaign appearance on Fallon's late-night talk show.
Fallon recently told The Hollywood Reporter that he "made a mistake" on the Sept. 15, 2016, episode and would do it differently.
Ariana Grande, Pete Davidson are engaged
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's true, Pete Davidson says: He and Ariana Grande are engaged.
The "Saturday Night Live" cast member confirmed their rumored engagement to Jimmy Fallon on NBC's "Tonight Show."
Fallon put Davidson on the spot Wednesday, telling him he didn't have to get engaged to the pop star to come on the talk show.
Replied Davidson: "But I did, though."
When Fallon congratulated him and shook his hand, Davidson said he felt like he'd won a contest.
NEW YORK (AP) — Somehow it doesn't seem right for Jerry Springer to exit quietly.
There should be one last thrown chair or a bleep-filled tirade, at the very least. Instead, it was announced with no fanfare this week that he will stop making new episodes of his memorably raucous talk show, and neither Springer nor his bosses will talk about it.
ShowBiz Minute: Hardwick, 3 Doors Down, US Box Office
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Hardwick's cable talk show is on hold and he has withdrawn as moderator of AMC and BBC America's Comic-Con panels, AMC Networks said Saturday.
The company said it had a positive working relationship with the host and producer but takes seriously what it calls "troubling" allegations by his former girlfriend, Chloe Dykstra.
TOKYO (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki says he hasn't retired, but his move to the front office of the Seattle Mariners is seen by many in Japan as the beginning of a long "Sayonara" for a national treasure.
Ichiro dominated Japanese TV talk shows, news shows and social media on Friday. National broadcasters showed historical footage of Ichiro playing with the Orix Blue Wave — his team before he joined the Mariners in 2001 — and his news conference in Seattle to explain his decision.
Busy Philipps gets her own talk show on E!
NEW YORK (AP) — Busy Philipps is living up to her name.
The actress is getting her own late-night talk show on E! called "Busy Tonight." Production is set to begin this summer.
Philipps made the announcement on Instagram. It's fitting, because her popularity has skyrocketed due to her Instagram account where she posts about her life and observations of things around her. Recent posts chronicle her daughter's missing stuffed animals, ongoing sinus troubles and her weekend at Coachella.