It's hard to say no to Meredith Vieira. While putting together her new daytime show, NBCUniversal executives let the host pick her executive producer, sidekick, band — even the furniture on her set (a tatty, pet-ravaged couch from her Westchester, New York, home). Perhaps the "suits" — as Vieira calls them — are aware that she is one of the rare TV talents who is not afraid to walk away from it all.
After becoming, at age 35 in 1989, the youngest correspondent ever hired by 60 Minutes, she left the prestigious CBS newsmagazine two years later to have her second child when then-executive producer Don Hewitt refused her request to work part-time. Her very public decision sparked a national conversation on the challenges for women who balance motherhood and career. After an Emmy award-winning stint on the ABC newsmagazine Turning Point, she changed course, becoming a founding panelist on the daytime coffee klatch The View in 1997.
Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg have tied the knot, People reports. The couple wed at the Hotel Baker in St. Charles, Ill., outside McCarthy's hometown, Chicago.
Sherri Shepherd officially signed off of The View after seven seasons with an episode that served as an hourlong tribute to the co-host.
The hour kicked off with Arsenio Hall joining the ladies' table and the audience chanting "Sher-ri." She then tearfully talked about being "profoundly grateful" for the opportunity.
Sherri Shepherd is leaving The View amid rumors of more changes
"This has been one of the best seven years of my life. I tell people, step out of the fear, because I didn't want to take this job, because I'm not a prosecutor, I don't know anything," she said. "I have to say my boss, Barbara Walters, pushed me. I cried in my dressing room for three years saying, 'What am I doing on this table?'"
Maksim Chmerkovskiy won't be back on Season 19 of Dancing with the Stars — at least not as a pro dancer.
Marvel's God of Thunder is now the Goddess of Thunder.
The hammer-wielding superhero will be a woman going forward, it was revealed on Tuesday'sepisode of The View.