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The Today Show has apologized for a segment about the imposter sign language interpreter at the Nelson Mandela memorial. While discussing the incident, a producer appeared miming his own fake sign language but was quickly shut down by hosts Natalie Morales and Al Roker.
Guy Pearce. Sigh.
Julie Chen threw some shade in the direction of The View during an interview with Howard Stern and a follow-up interview with Extra. “The show has lost its way is my feeling because they don’t really talk about politics anymore and when they do, no one is really trying to hear what Jenny (McCarthy) is saying.” Every time I’ve tried to watch The View this season, the show has just been a mess. The compelling moments happen by accident.
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- Lyle Masaki
On tomorrow’s episode of the nationally syndicated daytime talk show "Katie," airing Thursday, December 12, it’s a “Katie” exclusive with “Murphy Brown” stars Candice Bergen, Faith Ford, Charles Kimbrough, Joe Regalbuto and Grant Shaud, along with creator Diane English. The all-star cast reunite to share behind-the-scenes stories and favorite memories in celebration for the show’s 25th Anniversary. Find out what happened at Candice Bergen’s audition and who was originally considered for the role of Murphy. Casting Candice Bergen as Murphy Candice Bergen on Dan Quayle Comments Casting Candice Bergen as Murphy Candice Bergen on Dan Quayle Comments »
- April Neale
Before HBO’s “The Newsroom,” CBS’s “Murphy Brown” was giving viewers its version of broadcast news. Twenty-five years later, the cast of the hit CBS comedy are reuniting on TV once again with another famous newswoman Katie Couric. On Thursday, Dec. 12, Bergen, Faith Ford, Charles Kimbrough, Joe Regalbuto, and Grant Shaud, along with show creator Diane English, will appear on syndicated daytime talker “Katie.” Also read: Read Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s Katie Couric Announcement They’ll share behind-the-scenes stories, their most important episodes and the show’s lasting impact on pop culture. Couric’s on-air reunion follows a »
- Jethro Nededog
The Murphy Brown crew is reporting for duty once more.
Katie Couric’s daytime talker Katie will stage a reunion for the cast of the beloved sitcom on Dec. 12, bringing together Candice Bergen, Faith Ford, Charles Kimbrough, Joe Regalbuto and Grant Shaud, as well as creator Diane English, to celebrate Brown‘s 25th anniversary.
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• Sarah Palin is joining the Sportsman Channel as host of Amazing America With Sarah Palin. Bowing in April 2014, the series is described as “an anthology of stories that explore some of the most original, interesting — and sometimes inspiring — people, »
- Megan Masters
On Nov. 14. 1988, viewers met a different kind of television reporter ... snarky, edgy and just out of Betty Ford Center rehab.
The sitcom "Murphy Brown," now exactly 25 years old, earned title star Candice Bergen five Emmy Awards over its decade-long CBS run. The show will make a weeknight comeback when the premium-cable channel Encore Love is converted into Encore Classic on Monday, Dec. 2, and Bergen couldn't be more pleased about it.
"Finally!" she tells Zap2it. "I have no idea why it's taken so long. I was always told it was because the music rights were so expensive, because every episode opened with a Motown song. I'm thrilled it's going back on -- and without commercials, which is lovely. I barely watched the show in its last five years, so I haven't seen it in a long time."
Famously raising the ire of then-Vice President Dan Quayle over Murphy's single parenthood, »
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