In the end, it wasn't just Regis and Kelly, or Regis and Kathie Lee ... it felt more like Regis and everybody. After some 16,000 hours in front of a television camera, Regis Philbin signed off Live! with Regis and Kelly Friday morning.
Ending a 28-year run, the "Farewell Special" began oddly ...
Glenn Beck bid adieu to Fox News on Thursday, as the controversial host prepares to launch his own network. However, there were no tears from Beck, who instead promised his fans he would help fix the country and even poked fun at his own persona, according to The Associated Press.
"I'm the only host who is supposedly the most dangerous person in America because of my influence and the least influential person in America because my ratings...
Show minus stars equals different show: It's one of the mantras of Jump the Shark, and it's true — unless, maybe, the show is The Tonight Show.
The Tonight Show is an institution that has had only four full-time hosts in more than half a century. Jack Paar, Steve Allen, Johnny Carson and Jay Leno all made their own imprints on the show, but in the way a minister does a church. Whether or not congregants like his or her personality or jokes, the basic religion stays the same.
Think Tom Cruise was the first star to flip out on national TV? Dont be crazy!1) Tom Cruise loses control.Declaring his love for Katie Holmes, Cruise jumped on Oprahs couch. He pumped his fists and squatted like a scary version of The Thinker. He made weird faces. In short, he acted nuts. Then he went on Today and loonily challenged Matt Lauers knowledge of psychiatric history. Of course, Cruises 2005 publicity-grabbing antics didnt hurt the box office for War of the Worlds (or for Holmes Batman Begins), so whos crazy now?2) Michael Jackson dangles a baby.Jacko had pulled plenty of wacko stunts before, but this one seemed dangerous: holding his son (nicknamed Blanket) over the railing of a Berlin hotel balcony in 2002. I got caught up in the excitement of the moment, Jackson explained. Perhaps most shockingly, no charges were filed.3) Farrah Fawcett spaces out.The Charlies Angels goddess denied allegations that ...
Despite rumblings in the trade press, NBCs new entertainment bosses said the plans to have Conan OBrien take over The Tonight Show from Jay Leno in 2009 are on track. Ben Silverman and Marc Graboff told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour that they are talking to Leno about a future role at the network. We love Jay Leno, Silverman said. We want him to stay at NBC for life. A prime-time show is a possibility, and theres a precedent for it. Jack Paar had a prime-time hour after his five-year stint on Tonight ended [voluntarily]. Its hard to say if that would fly with the workaholic Leno especially since many in the industry believe Fox or even ABC could try to lure him with a late-night deal. Reporting by Stephen Battaglio