After being released from the hospital on Tuesday for an irregular heartbeat, many speculated Howie Mandel's paranoia was to blame. But the Deal or No Deal host is setting the record straight and opening up about how hard life is having germaphobia.
"It was no treat for me, being the germaphobe that I am," Mandel told People. "It was really hard. I wouldn't put on the gown or the customary clothing. I remained clothed and in my boots on the gurney and ...
Howie Mandel, Howie Do It
Deal or No Deal host Howie Mandel was released from a Toronto hospital Tuesday after being admitted with an irregular heartbeat a day earlier, according to his rep.
Mandel, who was in Canada shooting an episode of his new hidden-camera prank show, Howie Do It, will be heading back to work Wednesday ...
Friday Night Lights hits NBC sooner rather than later (Jan. 16, to be exact).
NBC's midseason slate will bring viewers a largely revamped January, sidelining a handful of shows to make room for some new programming. Also on tap is a pair of Saturday Night Live specials.
The splashiest newcomer is So You Think You Can Dance boss Nigel Lythgoe's Superstars of the Dance — fancied as an internationally flavored "Olympic dance-off" and hosted by Michael Flatley — which premieres Sunday, Jan. 9, before moving to Mondays. There, it will air for several weeks from 8 to 10 pm/ET, bumping both Chuck and Heroes ...
Ryan Seacrest, Heidi Klum, Tom Bergeron, Jeff Probst, Howie Mandel, 60th Primetime Emmy Awards
Ryan Seacrest (American Idol), Heidi Klum (Project Runway), Jeff Probst (Survivor), Tom Bergeron (Dancing with the Stars) and Howie Mandel (Deal or No Deal) will be competing in more ways than one at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday (8 pm/ET, ABC). They’re cohosting the show, and they’re also the five nominees in the new category of Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program. Here, they go head-to-head for Best Answers to Emmy-Related Questions.
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Howie Mandel, Deal or No Deal
If tonight's season premiere of the prime-time Deal or No Deal (8 pm/ET, NBC) reignites your hunger for cash-filled suitcases, glam models and Howie Mandel's sexy-smooth dome, you're about to be sated quite nicely. Starting Monday, Sept. 8, a syndicated daily version of the red-hot game show hits the airwaves, streamlining the game play, yet serving up even more of what makes the series such a big Deal. Mandel shared a look at the half-hour version's tweaks and twists as well as previewed the nighttime edition's upcoming thrills.
TVGuide.com: The last time you and I spoke was on the Ferris wheel at the Times Square Toys R Us....Howie Mandel: Oh, I remember that! So this time we
Tom Bergeron by Bob D'Amico/ABC and Heidi Klum by F. Scott Schafer/Bravo
Or said differently: This... is your Primetime Emmy Awards.This year's Emmys have a new category Outstanding Reality Host and all five of its inaugural nominees will serve as cohosts of the kudoscast. Tom Bergeron (Dancing with the Stars), Howie Mandel (Deal or No Deal), Heidi Klum (Project Runway) and Jeff Probst (Survivor) will join Ryan Seacrest (American Idol), last year's theater-in-the-round ringmaster, in overseeing the proceedings when ABC broadcasts the ceremony on Sept. 21. What's your take? A fun twist (albeit one that further rubs salt in Phil Keoghan's wound), or a harsh reality about the format's dominance on the TVscape? Your comments... after this. But first...! Matt Mitovich
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Deal or No Deal host Howie Mandel has signed on to star in and executive-produce a new sitcom for NBC. Hoping to make use of Mandel's ad-lib comedic abilities, NBC has given the nod to Howie Do It, an unscripted weekly laffer. J.R. Whalen
Even as host of the most glamorous of Hollywood shows such as the Oscars and the Emmys, Ellen DeGeneres opted to sport beautifully tailored velvet or silk tuxedos instead of the more conventional gown. For that matter, it's been a very long time since fans have seen DeGeneres in a dress but that may all change in January.A good friend of Deal or No Deal host Howie Mandel (who in turn has been a frequent guest on Ellen), DeGeneres will be his game show's first celebrity spokesmodel. That's right: DeGeneres will be one of the 26 briefcase-toting, elegant, sparkly dress-wearing women who may or may not be holding the million-dollar bag. "Ellen is a great supporter of the show and we were looking for our first celebrity model. Who better to do that than Ellen?" says Libby Hansen, NBC's vice president of alternative series and specials. DeGeneres' appearance will be shot on Nov. 9 and air sometime in January 2008.Ellen fans will get an early preview of the show, since DeGeneres wi...
Deal or No Deal host, Howie Mandel by Trae Patton/NBC Photo
NBC Universal has cleared for next fall a syndicated weekday version of Deal or No Deal, with Howie Mandel on board to perform double duty as host. Tweaks to the half-hour daytime edition include a $250,000 prize cap and faster-paced, self-contained episodes. Asked about the possibility of Millionaire-esque ubiquity, the president of NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution tells the Reporter, "We waited... to make sure the show was going to hold up, and it clearly has. [So] there's really no fear about overexposure." 'Cept when it comes to the models' skimpy dresses.
Biography Channel's Biography profiles Howie Mandel on Wednesday, July 18, at 9 pm/ET, and the Coreys Haim and Feldman on the 25th.... Law & Order: SVU's Richard Belzer is penning for Simon & Schuster a mystery series featuring himself as a TV actor who solves real crimes.... Starz premieres the indie drama The Quiet, starring Elisha Cuthbert (24), Martin Donovan (Weeds) and Edie Falco, on Sept. 29.... Too saucy not to share: Gisele Bundchen, says Page Six, is not at all happy that beau Tom Brady's ex, Six Degrees stunner Bridget Moynahan, is due to give birth to her and Brady's son this Friday aka Gisele's birthday! Ha.