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With Regis Philbin now absent from morning TV, programmers have had to get a little creative in featuring new kinds of sex robots for early rising viewers. Enter Samantha, the rubbery-faced, blank-stared creepshow who, going by her recent appearance on This Morning With Phillip And Holly, is designed as much for…
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- Reid McCarter
The 45-year-old TV personality returned to the morning show on Wednesday with a bandage on his right hand. "I had a little accident, lost a little bit of my pinky,” he revealed.
Strahan then quipped that the crew on Gma were razzing him about the injury. “A guy before just said, ‘Michael, we pinky swear,'" he said. "There’s going to be a lot of jokes for a while, but I’m Ok and glad to be back.”
This isn't the first time Strahan's fingers have made headlines. Last year, while sitting next to Lin-Manuel Miranda at a Knicks game, the Hamilton creator tweeted a photo of Strahan's hands. "We sat next to Strahan. He is The Best," Miranda wrote. "Also »
If it were up to Ryan Seacrest, this subway singer would be "going to Hollywood!"
The former American Idol host recently moved to New York City to host Live alongside Kelly Ripa, and is getting the hang of the subway system and the underground entertainment. On Tuesday, Seacrest posted a video to Instagram while on the train, which showcased a man serenading commuters with classic Motown tunes.
"He's not that bad," Seacrest exclaimed of the singer's impressive vocals. He then pulled out his wallet to give the man some money.
While Seacrest clearly still loves finding »
Stand-up comedian Michael Kosta is the newest correspondent to join the news team at The Daily Show With Trevor Noah. He is set to make his debut on the Comedy Central late-night talk show tonight with an in-studio desk piece. Kosta is no stranger to the world of talk shows. He was host and co-executive producer of The Comment Section on E! and co-host on Fox Sports 1's Crowd Goes Wild, on which he and Regis Philbin led a panel in a lighthearted look at the world of… »
“The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” has added Michael Kosta to “The Best F#@ing News Team.” The stand-up comedian will make his first appearance on the show tonight with an in-studio desk piece. Kosta most recently was host and co-executive producer of “The Comment Section” on E! He was also a co-host on Fox Sports 1’s “Crowd Goes Wild,” on which he and Regis Philbin lead a panel of experts in a lighthearted look at the world of sports. The former pro tennis player also starred on Comedy Central’s Snapchat series, “Worst Birthday,” which is based on his podcast. »
- Tony Maglio
The 42-year-old TV personality -- who hosted all 15 seasons of Idol when it aired on Fox -- spoke kindly of the singing competition series returning to TV during a recent interview with Variety. "I love the show. I have great affection for the show," he said. "I think the »
The Live! co-hosts took to Ripa's Instagram on Thursday with a short video of their swimsuits (or in Seacrest's case, swimsuit-themed attire), with Ripa rocking a dad-bod one-piece, while Seacrest sported a bikini bod T-shirt.
"Just another day at the office with @ryanseacrest," Ripa captioned the post.
Good to see the two having fun!
Seacrest took over permanent co-hosting duties on May 1, after a rotating group of potentials sat beside Ripa following Michael Strahan's exit last year.
Exclusive: Kelly Ripa 'Relieved and Happy' to Have Ryan Seacrest as 'Live' Co-Host
After Seacrest came on, a production source told Et that Ripa was "relieved because she now has a partner in this."
Watch the video below for more on their colleague-chemistry!
Following months of speculation, Kelly Ripa announced on May 1 that Seacrest would be taking on the role as her co-host on the ABC morning show, Live with Kelly & Ryan.
After being announced as Ripa’s right hand man on the popular program, Philbin, who served as co-host for 28 years and retired in 2011, passed on some helpful information in a phone call that Seacrest has taken to heart.
“He said to me, ‘Ryan, I was »
- Natalie Stone
After a year-long hunt to find the perfect fit, Ryan Seacrest was announced as Kelly Ripa's co-host on Live! last month. Of course, before him, several other big names filled that seat, including Michael Strahan and Regis Philbin. Philbin was the original host of the show for 28 years before he made his exit in 2011. Strahan, on the other hand, hosted the show for a little less than four years. He made his exit in May 2016, which was followed by quite a bit of drama. But despite all of the ups and downs the former Live! co-hosts have faced, both Philbin and Strahan extended their congratulations to Seacrest after the news was announced. Seacrest covers the latest issue »
The 42-year-old TV personality became Ripa's permanent co-host on the long-running daytime talk show on May 1, and tells The Hollywood Reporter that Live alums Michael Strahan and Regis Philbin both reached out to him in one way or another. Seacrest says that Strahan sent him a bottle of wine, while Philbin called him on the phone. "He said to me, 'Ryan, I was most worried about doing something the night before so we had something to talk about in the first 20 minutes of the show, so just make sure you're doing something,'" Seacrest recalls.
As for his looming return to host ABC's American Idol, THR reports in their piece of Seacrest that his deal is close to being completed, but it almost »
America's Got Talent has never been opposed to shake-ups in the cast. Except for Howie Mandel, no one on the current judging panel has been with the show since the beginning. Hosting duties have been just as scattered, with Regis Philbin launching the show and then the gig moving on to Jerry Springer and Nick Cannon. With season 12, Nick is gone and has been replaced with Tyra Banks. Though it's early in Tyra's hosting, she is already proving to be a massive disappointment compared to her immediate predecessor.
Longtime Live host Kelly Ripa introduced her new co-host to audiences on Monday morning, thanking both her viewers for their patience and the string of substitute co-hosts (including Carrie Ann Inaba, Common, Dwyane Wade, Kevin Hart and more) for stepping in.
Seacrest may have nabbed the gig, but it was a long road — one filled with endless guesses and rumors — to get there. Here, the names that got the most traction throughout the year-long search.
“When Regis left, »
- Lindsay Kimble
Chris Pratt was thrilled to be the first guest on Live! With Kelly and Ryan.
After Kelly Ripa revealed at the top of Monday's show that Ryan Seacrest would be her permanent co-host, the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 star walked out onto the Live! set carrying bouquets of red roses and a bundle of balloons. "No better way to celebrate this epic moment then to deliver flowers your P.A. gave to me," Pratt quipped as he handed the gifts to the co-hosts.
Flattered by the gesture, Ripa called the 37-year-old actor one of the "great enterers" of the ABC talk show.
Pratt also recalled getting his star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, and pointed out that both Ripa and Seacrest already had their names on the sidewalk. "My star, right next to your star," Pratt told Ripa »
A year after the drama of Michael Strahan’s departure from “Live! with Kelly and Michael”, Kelly Ripa took to the airwaves Monday morning to announce her new permanent co-host on the long-running daytime talk show she previously shared with Regis Philbin (who previously co-hosted the show with Kathie Lee Gifford). While rumours of potential co-hosts […] »
- Brent Furdyk
It's officially Live! With Kelly and Ryan!
On Monday morning, Kelly Ripa revealed that former American Idol host Ryan Seacrest would be her permanent co-host on the ABC talk show. "Today the next chapter of the Live! story is about to begin," Ripa exclaimed ahead of announcing her co-host. "Today is a very good day."
Seacrest made his debut as the permanent co-host by walking out hand-in-hand with Ripa in front of the new Live With Kelly & Ryan marquee. "Kelly and I have known each other for a long time and when this happened we were told to keep it a secret and we're not great at that," he noted. Ripa added, "We don't call it a secret anymore in my house, we call it a Seacrest."
"So excited to join this show!!" Seacrest tweeted. "@KellyRipa crushes every morning... one of my favorite people ever #livekellyryan"
A production source on the show tells Et that the Live »
Ripa and Seacrest announced the surprise choice at the start of Monday’s edition of the show, which Ripa has hosted since early 2001. Seacrest’s move into the seat next to Ripa comes nearly a year after Ripa’s former co-host, Michael Strahan, left the Disney-distributed show for an anchor slot on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
“Ryan is a quintessential broadcaster and at the top of his game,” said Ripa in a statement. “I am thrilled to start my mornings with him every day, and we are so fortunate at ‘Live’ to have him join the family. Ryan is a close friend and his star shines as brightly off camera as it does on. His tremendous success is only matched by his impeccable reputation. Plainly »
- Cynthia Littleton
I had no clue that William Shatner had an interview show called Raw Nerve. Did you know that William Shatner had an interview show called Raw Nerve? Turns out this 30 minute interview format series lasted a full three seasons on The Biography Channel. After 32 episodes the show was canceled some time in 2011. It featured Shatner interviewing fellow Hollywood royalty the likes of Regis Philbin, Jenna Jameson, and a whole bunch of former Star Trek co-stars. Recently comedian Joe Mande unearthed some edits he made to the program with comedy writer Noah Garfinkel, and they make it seem
- Nat Berman
We’re not worthy!
He also threw in impersonations of former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon and Barack Obama — speculating about what Nixon’s Twitter persona would have been like and poking fun of Obama’s relaxed, post-presidency vibe (“Did you hear about North Korea?” “F— them, »
- Tierney McAfee
There have been very few other TV pairings as perfect as Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. Much like the wine they sip weekly, the two women have spent nine years maturing into one of the most recognized duos in daytime. However, before 2008, the women hardly knew each other. Instead, Gifford was living a relatively private life following a 15-year stint on Live! alongside Regis Philbin. Meanwhile, Kotb was working as a correspondent for NBC. Their destiny together launched in 2007 when Today added a fourth hour of morning programming to its lineup. Originally, the hour was hosted by Kotb and NBC colleagues Natalie Morales and Ann Curry. However, thanks to a well-timed, 4-hour lunch, Gifford »
Rest in peace, Don Rickles.
The iconic comedian died of kidney failure on Thursday morning, his rep tells Et. He was 90.
Watch: Mary Tyler Moore Dies at 80
Throughout his career, Rickles had great success as both an actor and best-selling author. The Emmy winner started his work as a stand-up comedian in the 1950s after being honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy after serving in World War II. Following years of "insult" comedy work, Rickles made his dramatic film debut in 1958's Run Silent, Run Deep, and spent the next several decades working in both film and television.
In 1965, Rickles made his first appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Carson, and appeared on the show more than 100 times throughout Carson's reign. Rickles' stage quickly expanded past television, as he performed at the presidential inaugurations of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush with his friend, Frank Sinatra.
Rickles was honored »
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