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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
Celebrities! They're... not just like us.
As we bid 2011 adieu and welcome 2012 with open arms, we recall the biggest "Wtf" moments of 2011 that made our jaws simply drop -- from Jim Carrey's confessional love letter to Emma Stone to Chris Brown's "Good Morning America" thrashing, Stephanie Seymour's bonding with son Peter Brandt and Lindsay Lohan's plainly rotting teeth.
Slideshow: 2011's Biggest Wtf Moments
- Youyoung Lee
Mexico City (The Associated Press) -- Ten-year-old Angie Vazquez has become an Internet phenom belting out a soulful cover of Brit pop star Adele's "Rolling in the Deep." In an online video seemingly shot at home, her teenage brothers Abelardo and Gustavo play the keyboard, guitar and drums.
The video drew almost 18 million views, interviews on Mexico's major television networks and a mention on Good Morning America. Within weeks of its Nov. 11 posting, the so-called Vazquez Sounds signed a contract with Sony Music Mexico. They released their first album this week that includes another Internet smash cover, of Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You."
Their nearly overnight success online evokes the now legendary saga of Canadian 'tween idol Justin Bieber, who was discovered after his mother posted online amateur footage of him crooning and strumming.
"We make a lot of videos of a lot of things, »
"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
Who needs Kim Kardashian when you've got actual, live reality TV.
Kris Humphries, incidental reality TV star who also happens to play professional basketball, was booed at Madison Square Garden during his New Jersey Nets' 88-82 loss to the hometown Knicks. Espn reports that following his entrance early in the second quarter, the Garden crowd let him have it every time he touched the ball. Later in the game, they chanted "We want Humphries" in an attempt to get him back into the game.
"I felt like Rudy," Humphries said after the game, referring to the unlikely, iconic Notre Dame football walk-on football player who was finally put into a game his senior season.
"New York fans [are] New York fans. »
- Jordan Zakarin
Looks like all that focusing on basketball paid off.
Espn reports Kris Humphries has re-signed with the New Jersey Nets
The 26-year-old power forward is said to be re-signing with the team for more than double last year's salary, nabbing a one-year deal worth $7 - $8 million, reports the New York Post.
Once Kris passes his physical exam, he could be back on the court tonight for Nets' game against the New York Knicks.
Early this morning Humphries tweeted he is "excited to be back!" and he told reporters, "I feel like I'm home."
Humphries began his NBA career in 2004, playing for the Utah Jazz and was traded to the Toronto Raptors in 2006. In 2009 he was traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and traded again in January 2010 to the Nets.
The new contract is a big win for Humphries who reportedly made $3.2 million on the court last year.
Adding the reported $18 million »
- Stephanie Marcus
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
The six-year-old girl who had the pageant world petrified is moving on up... to Logo, according to Wetpaint Entertainment. Eden Wood, a former "Toddlers & Tiaras" star, has signed a deal for a reality show on the gay and lesbian network, Wetpaint exclusively learned. Logo, however, declined to comment on a show possibly in development.
"The show will document Eden and her mother’s move from their Arkansas hometown to the Big Apple," sources told Wetpaint. "So far, the four main characters are Eden, her mom, her manager, and her agent."
Eden became a national star after initially being featured on "Toddlers & Tiaras" in 2009 and has made multiple appearances since. She's also been featured on "Nightline," "The View," "Good Morning America," "The Talk," and other shows to discuss being the face of the controversial child beauty pageant world.
Since then, Eden has retired from the pageant business, released a pop album, »
- Jaimie Etkin
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
Barbara Walters put the Kardashians on her Most Fascinating People list, not her most reliable.
When the journalist appeared on "The Late Show" on Tuesday night, host David Letterman inquired quite heavily about the inclusion of the reality stars on the 2011 list, offering to remove them himself and asking about Kim's 72 day marriage.
"They were the first ones we interviewed and we did them in September," Walters explained. "We said, anything going to happen? 'No no no, you can do it now because nothing's going to happen.' Then Kim gets married. Then Kourtney gets pregnant. Then Khloe's moving to Dallas. You cannot trust the Kardashians."
Indeed, the sisters are always making headlines. You can't quite blame Khloe for the trip to Dallas -- that's coming thanks to her husband Lamar Odom's trade from the Lakers to the Mavericks -- but it would have been fantastic to see Walters »
- Jordan Zakarin
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
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