Nancy O'Dell has been tapped to replace Mary Hart on Entertainment Tonight, executive producer Linda Bell Blue announced Monday.
"I remember watching Entertainment Tonight when it first premiered and dreaming about working for the show someday," O'Dell said in a statement. "I am honored to be the one chosen to fill a TV legend's seat and I hope I can do her proud!"
In August, Hart announced she'd be leaving the show after...
Access Hollywood host Nancy ODell has a new shopping partner potentially at least her 4-month-old baby daughter, Ashby Grace. "It was nice to add a little girl to the pack," she told TV Guide Thursday (Oct. 25) night at the Choose Your Cause event at Fred Segal Santa Monica. ODell, who has two stepsons (Tyler, 11, and Carson, 7) with husband Keith Zubulevich, explains, "I have my sports partners. I love to play football with my stepsons, but now Ive got a shopping partner."Leaving home to go to work in the morning has been a challenge, ODell admits. "Its really tough. I see her little smile in the morning and it takes me an extra half an hour to get out the door every day because I keep going back in."ODell, 41, quickly got back to prepregnancy weight by "working out every single day during my maternity leave. I was running every day and I felt so good."While the raging Southern California fires did not affect the home she and Zubule...
The season finale of VH1's Bret Michaels dating show, Rock of Love, drew 5.4 million total viewers on Sunday, and was the cabler's second-highest rated telecast ever among the 18-49.... Nick Jr. premieres its hour-long Go, Diego, Go!: Safari Rescue movie on Monday at 9:30 am/ET.... Billy Bush has inked a new multiyear deal to remain as coanchor of Access Hollywood.... Tim Russert's eponymous weekend talker is moving from CNBC to MSNBC.... A Jan. 22 DVD release has been set for The Girls Next Door: Season Three.
All right, Ill admit its kind of odd hosting a behind the scenes show (inFANity) of a behind the scenes show (Access Hollywood), then writing a behind the scenes take (this blog) all about what goes on behind the scenes. Just think of this as the most inside, exclusive, behind the scenes, first look (and any other histrionic broadcasting phrase that comes to mind) youve ever seen. Youre about to experience history, people!Having worked in several newsrooms around the country -- KGNS in Laredo, Texas, KGBT in the Rio Grande Valley, WAVY Norfolk, KTTV Los Angeles, and KCBS same city -- I know how a good manager can affect what you do and ultimately what people see on the air. Having said that, the reason the gorgeous, perfectly coiffed hosts (hair is real important there as it should be) on Access Hollywood seem to come through the television screen when they speak to you is because of the boss. The Queso Grande. The man who shouts Action! more than...
Lindsay Lohan by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage.com
The evening after being arrested on DUI and cocaine-possession charges, Lindsay Lohan proclaimed, "I am innocent" in an e-mail to Access Hollywood. "I did not do drugs, they're not mine," she writes, referring to the coke found on her person at the time of the arrest. "I appreciate everyone giving me my privacy."OK.Filmmakers, meanwhile, are weighing in on how this latest scrape with the law will impact the starlet's already compromised career. James Robinson, the Georgia Rules producer who famously penned an open letter chastising LiLo for her on-set behavior, tells TV's Extra, "I truly am troubled that this young girl, who has spent her whole life being an actress, would be at this juncture... self-destructive. I hate to see her throw her life away." "The sad thing is at one point she had talent," an L.A.-based producer tells Variety. The exec points blame at "the people around her for not telling her the one thing she needs to hear: 'Go away! Go away for a year [to London or any ...
The Access Hollywood host recalls highlights from 10 years of dishing with the stars.
I’m excited to celebrate 10 years on Access Hollywood. It feels like my baby because I’ve been here since Day 1. In the beginning, I was literally doing every single interview, as I was the only reporter hired at that time. I didn’t know then that the show would be on for 10 years, so I’m proud of its success.
We’ve worked hard to build our reputation and relationships. Now, rather than having to knock down doors, people are coming to us. I was honored that Nick Lachey personally requested me when he started doing the circuit for his new album. He was the big get at the time because it was his first interview since his breakup with Jessica [Simpson]. Having gone through a divorce myself, I knew that subject could be touchy, but he was very open.
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Jane Lynch, Lovespring International
Who put the overly amorous boss from The 40 Year Old Virgin in charge of a dating service?! Part of the credit goes to Will & Grace's Eric McCormack, one of the executive producers of the Lifetime series Lovespring International (premiering tonight at 11 pm/ET). In this improv comedy, Jane Lynch plays Victoria, the head of an "elite Beverly Hills" dating service... based out of Tarzana, California... whose staffers are as pathetic as its pretend pedigree. At the
Question: Do you think Mischa Barton spilling the beans to Access Hollywood was all a big hoax, and Marissa isn't really dead?
Answer: Considering that Fox ripped Barton's publicist a new one immediately after Access Hollywood released that damaging press release, I'm guessing not. (Oh, how I would've loved to have listened in on those phone calls.) Her rep is spinning it that Barton was under the impression Access wasn't running the story until Friday — after the finale aired — but I'm not buying it. Barton royally frakked up, plain and simple. Also, if you read my Q&A with Josh Schwartz last week, you can tell that he was pretty pissed off that the big secret got out
Little does The Office's Jim realize, he'll soon have a drunk Pam to deal with in "The Dundies."
Tonight's episode of The Office [9:30 pm/ET on NBC] is a rerun of one of my favorites of the season — "The Dundies." I get a lot of letters about the Dundies. It's a big episode for Pam.
In this episode, Michael hosts the annual Dunder-Mifflin Awards, affectionately referred to as "the Dundies." Michael makes up awards for each person in the office and then stages a huge presentation at a local Chili's. He serves as the master of ceremonies, which is really an opportunity for him to tell bad jokes and sing songs. Dwight is his DJ and sound-effects specialist. After Pam gets in a huge fight with Roy just before the awards begin, she joins Jim inside and gets drunk.
I got to do a lot of physical comedy in this episode. I fall down. I give
The New York Daily News reports that Teri Hatcher, who just the other day told Access Hollywood that she is not involved with Ryan Seacrest, was spied dining with the American Idol host on Monday.... US Weekly says David Spade has been helping Heather Locklear get over her split from Richie Sambora.... Anna Benson has withdrawn her petition for a divorce from Orioles pitcher Kris Benson. In court papers filed last week, the pinup said their seven-year marriage had been "irretrievably broken." She has since apparently consulted a dictionary.