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Hollywood has given us many, many reasons to be glad 2011 is over—including the nearly two dozen “Wtf?!” moments rounded up by the Huffington Post : Chris Brown shatters a window in a rage after Good Morning America . Rebecca Black releases “Friday.” It goes on to rack up the most YouTube views of the year. Jim Carrey posts a creepy video love note to Emma Stone. Courtney Stodden and Doug Hutchinson are brought to our attention; our lives are never quite the same. Charlie Sheen —enough said. Princess Beatrice’s awful Royal Wedding hat sells for $131,000 on eBay. A »
- Evann Gastaldo
Former World News executive producer Jon Banner has been named executive producer of This Week effective Jan. 8 when George Stephanopoulos returns as host of the weekly political talk show while continuing his duties as anchor of Good Morning America. Banner stepped down as Ep of World News in September when he was named Senior Executive Producer for ABC News, overseeing special projects. Rick Kaplan, who served as executive producer of This Week with Christiane Amanpour, will focus on election coverage, including shepherding ABC News’ New Hampshire debate on Jan. 7. Kaplan worked on This Week for the past 8 months, returning to ABC News after a four-year run as executive producer of CBS Evening News With Katie Couric. The announcement comes 3 days after Amanpour signed off as anchor of This Week on Sunday. Here is ABC News President Ben Sherwood’s staff email about the change: I’ve asked Jon Banner to »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
CNN will launch two new morning shows Monday, a week ahead of CBS's revamped morning show. "Early Start" with Ashleigh Banfield and Zoraida Sambolin will air weekdays from 5-7 a.m., followed by "Starting Point" with Soledad O'Brien, which will air from 7-9 a.m. Also read: CBS Unveils Hot New Name for Morning Broadcast CNN and CBS are both seeking a hard news niche against morning shows like NBC's "Today," ABC's "Good Morning America," Fox's "Fox and Friends" and MSNBC's "Morning Joe," all of which mix news and light entertainment. CBS trails its network competition, »
- Tim Molloy
"She works hard for the money," Donna Summer once sang, and just as it was the case in 1983, pop stars these days have to work their butts off to earn those album purchases, downloads and concert ticket sales in this age of YouTube, X-Box and Angry Birds.
But while some singers identify with the Protestant work ethic espoused by Donna, there are others who, as Bruno Mars puts it, “don’t feel like doing anything [and] just wanna lay in my bed.” And it’s not always only those who are hardworking who find success, as the popularity of Bruno proves. Sometimes you can have your cake and eat it.
So, who’s working hard and who’s not? In the spirit of Christmas, we decided to put together a pop star naughty and nice list for Santa.
Hardest-Working Stars of 2011
Was there any doubt that »
- MTV News
While reports have speculated this move since October, ABC News President Ben Sherwood announced on Thursday that it has officially hired Paula Faris as the new co-anchor to its overnight news program, World News Now, and its half hour morning newscast, America This Morning. Photos: Anderson Cooper, Miley Cyrus Pay Tribute to 10 Inspirational 'Extraordinary Individuals' The Wmaq-Channel 5 in Chicago sports anchor and reporter will co-anchor with Rob Nelson on the two programs, as well as contribute to Good Morning America in addition other ABC News broadcasts and platforms starting Jan. 2. The Michigan native started
- Jethro Nededog
Kris Humphries is getting back together with a familiar partner this winter, but it isn't Kim Kardashian. It's the New Jersey Nets. Humphries, 26, whose tumultuous off-season included a 72-day marriage to the reality star, 31, re-signed on Tuesday with the Nets, the same team he played for last year. Yahoo! Sports was the first to report the news. The 6-ft.-9-in. power forward averaged 10 points and 10 rebounds per game for the Nets last season. His new deal is reportedly for one year and $8 million. Related: Kris Humphries Wanted to Have Kids 'Right Away' with Kim KardashianEarlier this month, Humphries told »
- Tim Nudd
Top 10 Wardrobe Malfunctions from 2011: #5-1!5. Lady Gaga accidentally exposed her ladies in a crazy getup that she wore to the Council of Fashion Designers of America (Cfda) Awards in June. The bodice on her custom Mulger dress kept slipping on the red carpet.4. Lindsay Lohan may have bared all for the January 2012 issue of Playboy, but she gave fans a sneak peek during a different photo shoot last May. Wearing a low-cut, silky dress, the starlet posed for a spread in Plum Miami Magazine on the rooftop of the Raleigh Hotel in the Florida city ... when the wind decided to take over.3. Nicki Minaj popped right out of her top while performing on "Good Morning America" in August. The network was unable to catch the mistake during the live east coast show, but cut it from later feeds of the broadcast in other time zones.2. Kelly Rowland let it »
- tooFab Staff
Trish Regan’s been seen a lot lately on Good Morning America and appeared as recently as last night on ABC World News. She was represented in this deal by Octagon’s John Ferriter and George Arquilla. Here’s Bloomberg’s release: New York, December 19, 2011– Bloomberg Television announced today it has signed Trish Regan, former CNBC anchor and CBS News correspondent, as an anchor. The announcement was made by Andrew Morse, head of Bloomberg Television in the U.S. Regan will co-anchor Bloomberg TV’s “Street Smart” which will air from 3-5 pm Et weekdays from Bloomberg Television’s global headquarters in New York, beginning January 9, 2012. She will also anchor a number of primetime specials and help lead anchor coverage of the 2012 Presidential election campaign for Bloomberg TV. “Trish is an accomplished broadcast journalist and skilled reporter who has covered some of the most important global economic stories of our time, »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Christiane Amanpour is leaving her gig as host of ABC’s “The Week” to return to CNN International. Her replacement for the Sunday morning news show…George Stephanopoulous, former host of the program (He’ll continue at “Good Morning America”). Amanpour will continue to have a presence at ABC News producing prime-time specials. »
- Lyneka Little
George Stephanopoulos is to replace Christiane Amanpour as host of This Week. Stephanopoulos - who has presented Good Morning America alongside Robin Roberts since 2009 - will take over from Amanpour on the Sunday morning news programme on January 8, 2012, ABC has confirmed. Amanpour will become ABC's roving global affairs anchor with immediate effect, reporting on international stories across the ABC network. She will also return to her former home of CNN, where she will present a new weekday evening show for CNN International. The Peabody award-winning broadcaster said in a statement: "This is an exciting and unique opportunity for me to take my love of storytelling to primetime at ABC News with multiple specials, as well (more) »
- By Kate Goodacre
George Stephanopoulos will return to This Week while Christiane Amanpour — who hosted the political talk show since 2010 — will become ABC’s global affairs anchor. She’ll continue hosting a daily show for CNN International.
Stephanopoulos will start back at the morning show on Jan. 8, but will still keep his gig on Good Morning America.
Amanpour released this statement: “This is an exciting and unique opportunity for me to take my love of story telling to primetime at ABC News with multiple specials, as well as becoming a roving Global Affairs anchor across all ABC platforms. I am looking forward to »
- Lynette Rice
It turns out Christiane Amanpour's big-time career 180 -- she went from being CNN's chief foreign correspondent to anchoring ABC's Sunday talker "This Week" -- was short-lived. On Tuesday (Dec. 13), Amanpour announced that she was stepping down from the talk show gig to return to CNN and field reporting. She will, however, continue to do some work for ABC -- including primetime specials.
"It's been an incredible experience to have had a ringside seat to democracy in action at This Week," says Amanpour in a statement. "It's been an incredible honor to anchor such a prestigious program and I thank all of you who have helped me on that journey."
The official word is that Christiane Amanpour wants to get back into reporting from the field — not that This Week’s ratings have slipped. She’ll become a roving Global Affairs anchor hosting six prime time specials a year, along with work on other ABC News shows. In addition, she’ll anchor a new show about global affairs on CNN International. Meanwhile George Stephanopolous moves back to the Sunday talk show in time for the political election season, while he continues his job as co-host of Good Morning America. Amanpour says that her new role ”is groundbreaking, bold and very different!” CNN Worldwide President Jim Walton was also effusive in his praise for Amanpour, saying that she “has been synonymous with international reporting and with CNN for many years. We could not be happier that through this unique arrangement with ABC News her experience and global perspective are returning to »
- DAVID LIEBERMAN, Executive Editor
Christiane Amanpour has gotten the boot from ABC, TMZ has learned. She will be replaced as the host of the Sunday political show, "This Week," by George Stephanopoulos.A well-placed source tells TMZ Christiane is going back to CNN as an international correspondent.George will be doing double duty on "This Week" as well as "Good Morning America."Here's what's interesting. TMZ posted a story in September, saying there was talk at ABC about replacing »
- TMZ Staff
Christiane Amanpour is stepping down from the anchor chair at ABC's Sunday news program This Week. She has hosted the program for a year and a half and will continue to report for ABC via various news specials as well as launch a new global affairs program on CNN International. Amanpour stepped into the This Week position following George Stephanopoulos' move to Good Morning America. Stephanopoulos will return as This Week's anchor and remain at Gma, reports the Associated Press. Amanpour said in a statement Tuesday, "This is an exciting and unique opportunity for me to take my love of
- Sofia M. Fernandez
Everything in news is old again: George Stephanopolous will return to ABC's "This Week" to replace Christiane Amanpour, who will continue to report for ABC as well as her former network, CNN. Stephanopolous will continue to co-host "Good Morning America," and Amanpour will report across all of ABC's platforms as the network's global affairs anchor, ABC said. Also read: Amanpour's 'Au Revoir' Memo to CNN Amanpour will also host a weekday show for CNN International. She served as CNN's chief international correspondent for 27 years before joining ABC last year. "This Week" has »
- Tim Molloy
Rocker, dad and humanitarian Jon Bon Jovi just shot an ad spot for Advil . his first ever endorsement of a product in his 30 year career, which premiered on Good Morning America and The Today Show. Bon Jovi is spreading the gospel of caring and giving back as he appears in films, touring and promoting his Soul Kitchen Foundation . and he says he just doesn.t have time for pain, .he.s checked his schedule and it.s not on it.. BONJOVI_COMMERCIAL In late 2011, Jon Bon Jovi has opened Jbj Soul Kitchen in Red Bank, NJ to a crowd that overflowed the gardens and parking lot at the .community kitchen,. which redefines how the issue of hunger »
- April MacIntyre
Kelly Preston has heaped praise on Kirstie Alley's "brilliant" new diet plan after revealing she's living proof of the program's success. John Travolta's actress wife has shed 39 pounds since giving birth to their son Benjamin last year (10) and Preston has now hailed the former Cheers star's Organic Liaison products for helping her get back into tip-top shape. During an appearance on U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America on Friday, she said, "You know my best friend, Kirstie Alley, she created a program that is so brilliant. It is the first Usda (U.S. Department of Agriculture) certified organic weight-loss product, but she has all of these products. And they give you energy - there is a cleansing one; one to relax you; one to de-stress you; there are so many different things... and a program online that takes you by the hand and leads you through it. »
Chris Humphries got a taste of Kim Kardashian’s public relations power, after he left an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America” reportedly feeling ambushed. Meanwhile, Kim continues trying to rehabilitate her image. It was an eventful week for the warring duo who are heading for either a divorce (Kim’s wish) or an annulment (Kris’hope) of their short-lived marriage. Kardashian has been slammed in the media since she announced the end of her marriage just 72 days after the lavish $18 million wedding. »
- email@example.com (Keith Girard)
Kim Kardashian has volunteered to spend some time giving back in Haiti. People reports that Kardashian booked herself with the charity group We Advance, along with her mom, Kris Jenner, and NBC "Prime Suspect" star Maria Bello, who co-founded the organization. "She connected with Maria Bello and is there with Maria's foundation and also with her mom," a source told People. "Her intention was always to take the end of the year to focus on some of the other things that are important to her and this trip was one." Kardashian is currently divorcing Kris Humphries, who stopped by Good Morning America today to talk about his life post Kardashian. Hint: It involves "basketball." »
- April MacIntyre
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