The late-night shakeup continues. Amid reports that NBC is replacing Jay Leno with Jimmy Fallon as the host of The Tonight Show, the network is now eyeing Seth Meyers to take over Fallon's timeslot, The New York Post reports.
Kelly Ripa doesn't just look flawless every morning on Live. She also looks flawless after a serious spin class workout! Her secret: Botox.
The late-night arena may be getting even more crowded. TV Guide Magazine has learned that Will Ferrell's production company is quietly developing a talk show that would serve as USA Network's entry into the genre.
USA and Gary Sanchez Prods., run by Ferrell and Adam McKay, have come up with an idea unique to the time period: A morning show in late night.
Michael Strahan says he almost closed the signature gap in his teeth, but decided that it was who he was.
"I was at the dentist having him do mock-ups. I thought about it," the new Live with Kelly and Michael co-host told Elle magazine. "I was in my twenties. I was playing with the Giants. There's so much pressure to be perfect. You can fix everything now. For me, I made the conscious effort to say, 'This is who I am.' I'm not perfect. I don't want to try to be perfect.'
Dolly Parton had the chance to show off her quick wit during Wednesday's broadcast of LIVE with Kelly and Michael. When co-host Michael Strahan suggested a few new nicknames for the well-endowed singer now that she's received an honorary doctorate, Parton was quick to shoot them down without missing a beat.
A lot of new big names have moved into the daytime neighborhood this fall, but viewers are choosing to spend more time with a familiar friend. The Ellen DeGeneres Show is off to its best start in its 10-year history, ranking as the No. 1 syndicated talk program among the advertiser-favored audience of women ages 25-54 through the first two weeks of the TV season. Its overall average of 3.3 million viewers is up 6 percent from a year ago, putting it behind Dr. Phil (3.8 million) and Live With Kelly and Michael (3.4 million).
When Oprah Winfrey ended her program in 2011, insiders in the syndication business wondered where her viewers would go. No program last year took immediate advantage of the upheaval, but daytime habits change glacially. "All the research indicated that after Oprah left there was a large opportunity for Ellen, and that may be playing itself out," says Ken Werner, president of Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, which syndicates Ellen.
Regis Philbin is coming back to daytime: The former Live! co-host has signed on for a monthly guest spot on Rachael Ray.
"I can't tell you how excited I am that Regis will be a recurring special guest on our show this season," Ray said in a statement. "Regis has been a close friend of the show and a close friend of mine for years and it'll be a blast having him on the team."
Mitt Romney, Ann Romney, Kelly Ripa, Michael Strahan
Mitt Romney has faced some tough questions on the campaign trail, and he was presented with another difficult one during a recently-taped interview for Live! With Kelly and Michael: Snooki or Honey Boo Boo?
"Do you know who either of these are?" Kelly Ripa asked the Republican presidential nominee after her co-host Michael Strahan presented him with the choice. (Romney had said earlier in the interview that he didn't "keep up" with the Kardashians.)
Jesse Sloan and Carrie Ann Inaba
Carrie Ann Inaba and her fiancé, Jesse Sloan, have called off their engagement, People reports.
"They decided early in the summer to break off their engagement and have remained friends," Inaba's rep told the magazine.
As the affable host of CBS' Survivor since its 2000 premiere, Jeff Probst has encountered just about every personality type — bold, sneaky and underhanded come to mind. Now, the 50-year-old newlywed will be ushering in a new wave of guests without having to extinguish their torches and dash their dreams. Preparing for the September 10 launch of his syndicated daily chatfest, The Jeff Probst Show, the four-time Emmy winner gave us a first look at the newly completed 134-seat set and allowed us to ask the questions...