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Julie Chen is no Chenbot. Sure, the co-host of CBS' The Talk loves the Chenbot nickname that she earned while hosting the long-running reality show Big Brother, but she says it's been a long time since she looked and behaved like the robotic, picture-perfect newsreader from CBS' The Early Show, where she worked from 1999 to 2011. "People went into watching The Talk thinking I was a certain way - a bit cold, a bit full of herself, not the fun girl to hang out with at the party," Chen, 44, told People. "My hair was always big and curly, sprayed perfectly. That »
- Lynette Rice, @lynetterice
In the grand scheme of things, Savannah Guthrie’s newly-announced pregnancy means very little to the world at large. But in the ongoing drama that is morning TV, this development could mean everything.
Guthrie, who was named co-anchor of “Today” last year, announced to the show’s audience this morning that she had gotten married over the weekend, and, what’s more, is four months pregnant. In times past, news anchors might have kept their personal lives separate from the tableau they present on camera, but, in these days of Am-show teams functioning more as a coffee klatch than a group of journalists, that era is over.
Now, the question will be whether NBC chooses to seize upon Guthrie’s happy news and use it as the latest salvo against ABC News and “Good Morning America,” where personal revelations seem to fly so fast they could make viewers stop to »
- Brian Steinberg
2 items from 2014
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