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Samantha Harris Leaving Dancing with the Stars

Samantha Harris

Samantha Harris, the longtime co-host of Dancing with the Stars, is leaving the show, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

Harris, 36, will not return for the series' 10th season, which begins March 22, as first reported by People. Harris has worked on the show for the last eight seasons, but will leave to focus on... read more

Hailey Glassman on Jon Gosselin: "He's Like Jekyll and Hyde"

Jon Gosselin and Hailey Glassman

Jon Gosselin's girlfriend accuses him of emotionally abusing her and lying to her family in an interview with The Insider.

In a two-part interview airing on the syndicated entertainment news show Thursday and Friday, 22-year-old Hailey Glassman talks about her relationship with Gosselin and says she doesn't know... read more

Pat O'Brien Is Leaving The Insider

Pat O'Brien courtesy CBS

Following months of speculation about Pat O'Brien's future on The Insider, the show confirmed Thursday that he would not, in fact, be returning."Pat O'Brien is a talented broadcaster who has been a part of The Insider family from the very beginning," a spokesperson for the show said, according to People. "Although we have decided to part ways, everyone at CBS Television Distribution and The Insider greatly appreciate and respect all his contributions to our show. We wish Pat much success in his future endeavors."O'Brien, who took a leave of absence from hosting duties to enter rehab earlier this year, was most recently said to be returning this fall as a correspondent for the show. Lara Spencer was picked to become the sole host. Was it O'Brien's time to exit The Insider? Or are you sad to see him go? — Anna DimondRelated:• Lara Spencer Takes Over Insider Hosting Duties• Is Pat O'Brien Returning to The Insider?• Pat O'Brien to Be Dumped from The Insider?• Ca... read more

Heath Ledger: ET Nixes Drug Video, as Williams Fights Tabloid "Lies"

Heath Ledger by Serge Thomann/ WireImage.com

Though they both promoted the airing of a video allegedly showing Heath Ledger using drugs, Entertainment Tonight and sister show The Insider have elected not to broadcast the incendiary clip. "Out of respect for Heath Ledger's family, [we] have decided not to run the... video which has been circulating in the world media," the infotainment mags said in a joint statement.Meanwhile, Michelle Williams — Ledger's ex-fiancée, and the mother of his 2-year-old daughter — is lashing out against Us Weekly, which in its new cover story posits that the actress once tried to take Ledger to rehab, only to have him refuse. "Much of the tabloid reporting is inaccurate," says the onetime couple's publicist. "This fabricated story of Michelle Williams attempting to bring Heath Ledger to rehab is just one lie among many. The speculation is heinous. Let this family grieve privately."Related:• Ledger's Final Film Might Be Completed• NYPD Has "Absolutely No" Plans to Interview ... read more

Short Cuts: 'Til Death, Soapy Days and More

An Aug. 21 DVD release date has been set for 'Til Death: The Complete First Season. The catch: You have to watch an American Idol DVD beforehand.... Pat O'Brien has inked a new deal to continue on at The Insider — at a marked pay cut (hello, bargain moustache wax!) and with the show relocating to New York City, sources tell the New York Daily News.... Days of our Lives hits iTunes Tuesday. John Black raises his eyebrow to that! read more

Parents' Guide: What's New for Preschool?

PBS' Curious George

Over the last few weeks, TV Guide correspondent Robert Edelstein previewed a spate of new programs for preschool audiences. After he was done (and ate a box of animal crackers, washed down by a juice box... ), he debriefed TV Guide's family editor, Michael Davis. Michael Davis: What was the best new series of the bunch? Robert Edelstein: I completely loved Curious George (PBS, premiering Sept. 4). To me, it hit the ever-elusive triple: It's spirited-enough fun for kids, it's got sophistication — within its presentation — to be way more than tolerable for adults, and it has enough warm and fuzzy references to the Curious George we remember. But the secret of its success is found in three words: William H. Macy, the voice of the narrator. OK, I guess that's two words and one ini read more

Inside Pat O'Brien's World

After seven years at Access Hollywood, Pat O'Brien has taken his hypester act over to Entertainment Tonight's new spin-off, The Insider (debuting tonight; check TV Guide listings). The professional schmoozer took a few minutes out of his busy schedule to give us the scoop on the new gig, his ugly split with Access and a certain farewell e-mail that got leaked to the New York Post. TV Guide Online: How will The Insider be different than, say, the 78 other ET clones on the air?Pat O'Brien: A four-letter word: Time. We'll have more time to do things. Entertainment Tonight will be the record of the day and we'll be able to fill in a lot of blanks. TVGO: Conventional wisdom says that viewers' attention spans are decreasing, though.O'Brien: But their appetite for celebrity news is not. I wouldn't be here if I didn't think it would work. TVGO: What's the read more

Press Tour Diary: Day Eight

With only two days to go, I can finally see the light at the end of the press-tour tunnel. CBS concluded its TCA stint Monday with a panel for Jason Alexander's new sitcom, Listen Up, and a Q&A with four of the original writers from the soon-to-depart Everybody Loves Raymond. There was also a session with Dr. Phil for his upcoming prime-time special, but, well, let's just say I had to miss that due to a "dental emergency." BREAKFAST WITH PAT O'BRIEN9:03 am Dang it. The gift shop at the St. Regis is out of Balance bars and I'm really hungry. I bet the Century Plaza next door will have some. 9:06 As I approach the hotel's front entrance, I spot former Access Hollywood anchor Pat O'Brien sitting all alone behind a fold-up table. Is he registering people to vote? Is he selling lemonade? What in God's name is he doing!?!? 9:06:30 Oh, wait: He's here to promote his upcomin read more

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