Lisa Kennedy Montgomery
Former MTV VJ Kennedy, now a Los Angeles radio DJ, still has fond memories of her 1992-1997 stint at the cable channel. That's why she subtitled her new memoir, The Kennedy Chronicles (out Tuesday), The Golden Age of MTV Through Rose-Colored Glasses. "The MTV studio was where you wanted to be," she says.
But one of her most vivid memories is of simulating oral sex with a microphone while standing next to NYC's then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani during the 1994 Video Music Awards. Kennedy says she did it in order to win over a hostile audience — and it almost worked.
Former MTV VJ and radio show host Kennedy was really playing with fire when she appeared on Fox News taking the stance that Jonas Brothers' feel good message and pro-Christianity are all a marketing ploy and makes her want to vomit. Get ready for trucks and trucks of hate-mail Kennedy, cuz you really don't want to piss off the Jonas fans of the world!
Jenna Elfman still believes in Dharma.
Hi-larious. That's the word coming out of Jenna Elfman's mouth, midconversation, as she picks up the phone for this TVGuide.com Q&A. What is the gifted comedienne in the midst of describing? That was the first topic at hand as we used the occasion of the DVD release of Dharma & Greg: Season One to chat up Elfman — fresh from Courting Alex's abbreviated run — about her sitcom hits, misses and lessons learned, the Dharma-
Real Time with Bill Maher
As HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher debates the issues for one last time (Friday at 11 pm/ET) before going on hiatus — fret not, the series is expected to return in late summer — we asked host Bill Maher about his show and the state of the union.
TV Guide: You're so informed. How do you prepare for a show?
Bill Maher: Well, I spend all week preparing. People are always surprised to hear that I work a lot harder on this show than when I had an everyday show [Politically Incorrect]. When you do an everyday show, you
Veteran newscaster Bill Beutel, the multiple Emmy winner and Peabody award winner who in 1975 hosted the show that became ABC's Good Morning America, died from undisclosed causes on Saturday at his home in Pinehurst, N.C. "[Bill] proved you could be a tough newsman and a gentleman at the same time," WABC president Dave Davis said in a statement. "He was never shrill, always measured and universally respected. The original class act." Beutel was 75.... Oleg Cassini, the fashion designer whose accomplishments included making Jacqueline Kennedy the most glam first lady in history, died on Friday at the age of 92. The cause of death was not immediately known.