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“Good Morning America” co-host Lara Spencer fielded a lot of heat this week after posting an Instagram photo of herself appearing cozy sitting on Donald Trump’s lap. Trump, who appeared on the ABC morning show on Tuesday, is sitting as Spencer wraps her arms around him. “You wouldn’t catch anyone on @todayshow doing this,” one Instagram user said about the cozy picture. Others complaining called it “cringeworthy” and “unbelievable.” Also Read: Lara Spencer Promoted to 'Gma' Co-Host It seems like she is sitting on his lap, but ABC explained that wasn’t the case and Trump was seated »
- Jordan Chariton
Looks like there's someone new in Robin Roberts' life. No, the Good Morning America host hasn't split from longtime partner Amber Laign. In fact, the pair just adopted an adorable pooch together! After Robin and Amber's beloved dogs passed away in February and two years ago, respectively, co-host Lara Spencer took it upon herself to encourage the couple to open their hearts to a new addition. In a segment on the popular morning show, Spencer accompanied the duo to the largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization in the world, where they met and played with multiple dogs in search of a forever home. Robin was slightly more weary of officially saying »
In the course of about two decades at “Good Morning America,” Robin Roberts has seen almost everything. She has flown a plane, beaten health scares and scored a historic interview with President Barack Obama in which he acknowledged a change in his attitude about marriage of same-sex couples .Even so, some things can still surprise.
For decades, when viewers woke up in the morning, they would turn on the TV to find out what happened overnight and what they needed to know for the day ahead. Now, “it’s the iPhone and Facebook and online. So the challenge is different,” said Roberts. Viewers, she realizes, “have so many more choices now.”
As ABC’s sunrise mainstay celebrates its 40th birthday Tuesday, it faces more intense competition than ever before. NBC’s “Today” program, which “Gma” usurped in April, 2012, to win first place in the ratings for the first time in 16 years, »
- Brian Steinberg
Somebody's proving to be very popular indeed...as a Halloween costume. ABC Network stars Kelly Ripa, Lara Spencer and Mario Batali all dressed up as Donald Trump on Friday, the day before the holiday. Ripe appeared as the Republican presidential candidate for Live With Kelly and Michael, revealing her costume on Instagram. Ripa also dressed up as Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry, Princess Leia and another Republican presidential candidate, Carly Fiorina. Spencer appeared as The Donald on Good Morning America. Batali channeled the look and did an impression of Trump on The Chew's "Halloween Spooktacular" »
Playing dress-up might be an everyday affair for TV stars, but the truth is, it’s all in preparation for the ‘ween — and this year, our favorites did not disappoint.
PhotosTV Stars’ Halloween Costumes: Best Of 2015
From Colton Haynes‘ Nsfw (nip-slip alert!) take on The Little Mermaid‘s Ursula to Neil Patrick Harris‘ family serving up Stars Wars, from a Supernatural star entering Wayne’s World to Ellen DeGeneres birthing a new Kardashian, picking 2015’s best costume is going to be a doozy.
Heck, we can’t even decide which morning talk show host did a better Donald Trump, »
Even though Halloween is on a Saturday this year, that didn't stop the daytime talk shows from getting into the Halloween spirit on their Friday episodes. Good Morning America, Today, Live With Kelly and Michael and The Ellen DeGeneres Show were just some of the programs that celebrated the holiday with costumed extravaganzas. A number of famous figures were popular picks, including Donald Trump (Gma's Lara Spencer and Live's Kelly Ripa both dressed up as the real estate mogul turned presidential candidate), Katy Perry and her Super Bowl shark dancers (Gma weekend co-host Paula Faris appeared on the Friday
- Hilary Lewis
The morning shows are all about Halloween today! Good Morning America co-hosts channeled their best holiday spirit in honor of the spooky celebration Friday and took to "Times Scare" to show off their All Hallows Eve looks. Dressed as all different people, the morning show hosts decided to compete in a lip sync competition for viewers' entertainment. The contest, which was judged by Barbie (Sara Haines) and Ken (Nick Lachey), featured Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Lara Spencer, Ginger Zee and more dressing up as both fictional and real people. Roberts channeled her best Cookie Lyon from Empire, while Stephanopoulous transformed into redheaded Ed Sheeran. Musical artists were a small »
Good Morning America is turning 40 years old this November. As such, the ABC news and talk show will be celebrating this momentous anniversary with a 40-hour telecast, beginning November 17th and ending November 19th.
David Hartman and Nancy Dussault, who hosted the show when it premiered in 1975, will appear in addition to several previous anchors like Diane Sawyer, Sam Champion, and Charles Gibson. Not to mention, One Direction will perform and the cast of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 will discuss the upcoming film.
The special telecast will air on ABC starting at 5 p.m. on November 17th and end at 9 a.m. on November 19th. The event will »
Josh Elliott and Sam Champion are returning to “Good Morning America.” Kind of. And so are other famous faces from the morning-show’s past, including Joan Lunden, David Hartman, Diane Sawyer, Charles Gibson, Nancy Dussault, Sandy Hill, Spencer Christian, Lisa McCree and Morton Dean.
In celebration of Gma’s 40th anniversary, ABC will live-stream 40 consecutive hours of programming from the eggs-and-cereal institution, starting November 17 at 5 p.m. and continuing through November 19 at 9 a.m. The event will culminate with an on-tv reunion of the current crew – Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Lara Spencer, Amy Robach and Ginger Zee – and many of the people who hosted the show over the decades.
Throughout the 40-hour marathon, viewers will get to see exclusive content, interviews and performances on-air, at ABCNews.com and across ABC News’ mobile and social platforms.
On November 17th, the band One Direction will perform songs from their new album, “Made In The A. »
- Brian Steinberg
We're still reveling in excitement over the news that Dave Franco and Alison Brie are engaged… and, as expected, the Sleeping With Other People actress is, too! Brie joined co-star Jason Sudeikis on Good Morning America Tuesday to chat about their upcoming film (hitting theaters Sept. 11), which centers on two New Yorkers who lost their virginity to each other in college. They reconnect 12 years later after running into one another at a 12-step program for love and sex addicts, but are determined to keep their relationship platonic. But before they get to chatting about the film, of course host Lara Spencer couldn't help but ask about the exciting engagement news. "Congratulations! I »
She joins previously announced co-host, “The Bachelor’s” Chris Harrison, who has signed on for a seventh season emceeing the famous event. Previously announced judges are Brett Eldredge, Taya Kyle, Kevin O’Leary, Amy Purdy and Zendaya. Nick Jonas who will act as the official music curator of the evening.
Back again to co-host the #MissAmerica Competition alongside @chrisbharrison is… @brookeburke! Tune-in 9/13 on ABC. pic.twitter.com/Ua5QjTtmvz
— Miss America Org (@MissAmericaOrg) August 28, 2015
“It’s great to be back with Miss America for the 95th Anniversary competition and co-hosting with partner Chris Harrison,” said Burke-Charvet. “It’s always impressive and inspiring to meet the young women who strive to make a difference in their communities, while furthering their education and advancing principles of service, style and success.”
Former “Dancing with the Stars »
- Whitney Friedlander
According to two people with knowledge of the situation, ABC executives are potentially open to a plan to buy Elliott out of his $4 million-a-year contract at NBC, and put him back on “Gma,” so he can help the morning show fend off “Today,” which has been gaining in the key ad demo.
If the deal is reached, it’s not clear how soon Elliott would return, but it could mean a reshuffling of talent on “Gma.” A source says executives at ABC News believe the current lineup of personalities — led by George Stephanopoulos and Robin Roberts, along with Amy Robach, Ginger Zee and Lara Spencer — isn’t as gender-balanced as it once was, which is why they are open to bringing Elliott back. »
- Ramin Setoodeh
Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift have laid down their weapons, and now they will beat swords into ... microphones? That's the impression left by Minaj's appearance on Good Morning America's summer concert series this morning, where interviewer Lara Spencer was very insistent that the two musicians seal their newfound harmony by producing some actual harmonies together. After a little prompting, Minaj admitted, "I would love to work with her" — which immediately produced alarm bells in the heads of all right-thinking citizens. Could Minaj and Swift's entire feud simply have been an elaborate promotional scheme ... maybe even for a joint appearance at the very VMAs that sparked the whole "controversy" in the first place? Heck, they could have been tweeting at each other from the same room. You may laugh, but not two weeks ago, the basketball world found itself enthralled by a similar situation — none of which turned »
- Nate Jones
Our long national nightmare is over. Nicki Minaj has officially and graciously accepted Taylor Swift's apology after their Twitter misunderstanding earlier this week. "We're all good," the rapper said prior to her performance on Good Morning America Friday. "I spoke to Taylor Swift yesterday on the phone," Minaj told host Lara Spencer. "She was super, super sweet and she apologized. She said, 'Look, you know I didn't understand the big picture of what you were saying, but now I get it, so we're all good.'" Phew! Minaj then provided some back-story for Spencer. "I posted something on my Instagram and it just showed the stats of other videos that had been »
As “The View” heads toward its summer hiatus, ABC is in final negotiations to add Candace Cameron Bure and “Gma Weekend” anchor Paula Faris as co-hosts of the daytime talk show in the fall, Variety has learned. Both personalities have previously filled in on the show, and if the deals close, the women would complete the Hot Topics table for season 19, which will feature moderator Whoopi Goldberg, Raven Symone and comedian Michelle Collins.
A spokesperson for ABC declined to comment on staffing changes, as did talent reps.
According to a source, Faris’ deal would feature her on “The View” Monday through Thursday, and she would take Fridays off so she could juggle her second gig as the co-anchor of “Gma Weekend.” The network is hoping Faris can fill the show’s “journalist spot,” by offering the perspective of a news personality. But those familiar with Faris’ thinking note she wants to continue her news career, »
- Ramin Setoodeh
Lara Spencer has finalized her divorce from David Haffenreffer, E! News can confirm. The Good Morning America co-host and her ex "are still close friends," says a source. Spencer and Haffenreffer, a CNN reporter turned real estate broker, announced in March that they were separating after 15 years of marriage. At the time, Spencer, 46, and Haffenreffer, 47, told Page Six (which was first to report the news of the split as well as the finalized divorce) that their children Kate, 10, and Duff, 13, "remain our top priority," adding, "We will raise them and care for them together." That certainly seems to be the case! Earlier this week, Lara Instagrammed a smiling photo of herself, »
You glow, girl! A beaming Hayden Panettiere opened up to Good Morning America about life as a new mom to her baby daughter Kaya, whom she welcomed last December with fiancé Wladimir Klitschko. "[It's] out of body," the Nashville star, 25, noted to fellow mom Lara Spencer. "As you know. You know what it's like. As long as your kids are happy and healthy and all good — it's fabulous." According to Panettiere, motherhood has taught her to view life from a brand-new perspective. "You just re-prioritize, as [...] »
Hayden Panettiere still has that new mom glow! Four months after she gave birth to daughter Kaya Evdokia Klitschko, the 25-year-old actress opened up about her "out of body experience" as a new mom on ABC's Good Morning America Monday. "You know what it's like," she told co-anchor Lara Spencer, who has two kids of her own. "As long as your kids are healthy and happy and all good, I mean, it's fabulous. It's fabulous!" Hayden also agreed that motherhood "absolutely" changed her lease on life. "You just reprioritize, as you said before, and you hear that they're healthy and you don't care about yourself anymore," the actress explained. "I »
Lara Spencer, a cohost on ABC’s Good Morning America, and her husband David Haffenreffer are in the midst of a divorce. Lara Spencer Divorce Spencer and Haffenreffer announced the split in a statement over the weekend. “After a lot of thought, care and consideration, we have decided to end our marriage,” the couple’s statement, obtained […]
- Chelsea Regan
Talk about another split we didn't see coming! Good Morning America co-host Lara Spencer and her husband David Haffenreffer announced on Saturday that they are separating after 15 years of marriage. "After a lot of thought, care and consideration, we have decided to end our marriage," the couple told Page Six who first broke the news. "It's a sad decision that did not come easily, especially because we respect and love each other and our children." The pair added, "They remain our top priority. We will raise them and care for them together." In 2000, the couple said "I Do" in Southampton when she was a contributor to ABC's national morning »
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