One show down. A mere 25 years to go. That's if Piers Morgan is going to last as long as the guy he's replacing on ratings-challenged CNN — Larry King.
The British host, best known in the U.S. as a judge on America's Got Talent, will now be judged. Apparently, he hopes the judges will be as kind as they were with his predecessor and first guest, Oprah Winfrey, someone else with a quarter-century endurance record on television.
Piers Morgan on the banning of Madonna, butt-kicking of CNN
The host of Piers Morgan Tonight (weeknights at 9/8c) has gone on record with his disdain for an eminence grise like Madonna — clearly trying to show his outrageousness. Maybe he doesn't know America so well: These days, that'll make you more a face in the crowd than a distinctive persona.
Despite what he promised, Morgan displayed...
Oprah Winfrey's been all over the place promoting her new network, OWN. Over the past few weeks, she's granted many, many interviews, ranging from a sit-down with Barbara Walters to posing for the cover of Parade. To little surprise, millions tuned in to the channel's Jan. 1 debut.
Oprah Winfrey to be the first guest on Piers Morgan Tonight
Still, running a network is a big new business for The Queen of Daytime — and she's got more hawking to do! But is there anything left we don't know about Oprah? During the Television Critics Association winter preview on Thursday, Lady O descended a room of TV reporters, and here are 10 things we learned, in no particular order:
Jersey Shore star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has been indicted on an assault charge stemming from a Season 1 episode of the MTV series where he was shown knocking a man unconscious, The Asbury Park Press reports.
The grand jury charged the 25-year-old reality star with one count of third-degree assault. He faces up to...
President Barack Obama and an outpouring of celebrities and media personalities paid homage to Larry King Thursday, as the anchor signed off CNN for the last time.
King's last show was co-hosted by Bill Maher and Ryan Seacrest, who began the night by introducing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger with a proclamation that it was...
The Mentalist was no match for Barbara Walters' 10 Most Fascinating People special on Thursday.
The CBS procedural hit a series low, drawing 13.4 million viewers and a 2.4 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic. Walters' ABC special, which featured Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and the Jersey Shore cast among others, attracted...
Barbara Walters, Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey is making it clear that she and best friend Gayle King are not gay — and she's sick of the persistent rumors that claim otherwise.
"I'm not a lesbian...I'm not even kind of a lesbian," Winfrey says on Barbara Walters Special: Oprah, The Next Chapter. "And the reason it irritates me is because it means that somebody must think I'm lying ... Why would you want to hide it? That's not the way I run my life."
Casts of Jersey Shore and Barbara Walters
The holidays are approaching, which means it's time for a Barbara Walters special or two. The ABC News veteran is hosting back-to-back shows on December 9: Oprah: The Next Chapter (9/8c) and the 18th annual 10 Most Fascinating People (10/9c), in which Sarah Palin all but announces her 2012 presidential run.
As for Oprah, "The interview is extremely personal," says Walters. "She talks about ...
Barbara Walters, Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey will be the one answering questions when Barbara Walters sits down with the Oprah host before Winfrey leaves to start her own network.
A Barbara Walters Special: Oprah, The Next Chapter, airing Thursday, Dec. 9 (9/8c on ABC), will look at...
Anderson Cooper will launch a syndicated daytime talk show next year.
The CNN 360 host has signed a deal with Telepictures Productions and Warner Bros. Domestic Television for a program that will be pitched to stations for a fall 2011 premiere, CNN announced Thursday. Cooper, who will executive-produce the new show, will also continue to host 360 "for years to come," the network said.
Report: Anderson Cooper nearing deal for daytime show
"Over the course of the past few years, I've had the opportunity to work on a number of daytime programs," Cooper said in a statement Thursday. "It's fun and interesting ...
Anderson Cooper is nearing a deal for a syndicated daytime talk show, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The 43-year-old 360 host, who's been with CNN for nine years, is negotiating for a program that would be pitched to stations next year as a possible Oprah Winfrey replacement. The show would expand upon...