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10 items from 2012

A Day Out With The Talk's Julie Chen and Sharon Osbourne

2 November 2012 4:00 AM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

On paper, Julie Chen and Sharon Osbourne — the queen bees of CBS' girly gabfest The Talk — couldn't be more different. Chen, a pedigreed journalist, spent years rising up the ranks at The Early Show and hosting Big Brother. Osbourne, meanwhile, has passed the last decade-plus morphing from music manager to reality-tv pioneer and variety-show judge. (Heck, even their husbands are practically from different planets: Chen is married to Leslie Moonves, the power-suited president and CEO of CBS; Osbourne has a 30-year union with rock icon Ozzy.) And yet...

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- Ingela Ratledge

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Erica Hill To NBC’s Weekend ‘Today’: Reports

12 October 2012 11:50 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

NBC and CBS won’t confirm, but if true it’s the latest stop for Erica Hill, who was replaced on CBS Morning Show over the summer by Norah O’Donnell. Hill would join Today‘s weekend show as co-host alongside Lester Holt, who currently anchors the show solo Saturdays and co-hosts with Jenna Wolfe on Sundays. Hill joined CBS as co-host of The Early Show in 2010 after a stint as news reader and correspondent on Anderson Cooper 360 at CNN. CBS retooled Early Show this year and hired Charlie Rose and Gayle King to co-anchor alongside Hill, who was the only member left of the previous incarnation of the show. »


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Oprah Winfrey Named Highest-Paid Celebrity—but No. 2 Is a Surprise

27 August 2012 1:00 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Oprah Winfrey may have retired her namesake talk show for good in 2011, but she's still rollin' in the dough as the titular head of her own TV network. The daytime legend has topped Forbes' list of the highest-paid celebrities for the fourth year in a row with $165 million earned between May 2011 and May 2012. The news comes even after Own, her fledgling eponymous cable channel, has faced disappointing ratings. That prompted her to rethink Own's lineup—like deciding to pull the plug on The Rosie Show in March. Winfrey later admitted to pal Gayle King on CBS' The Early Show, "If I were writing a book about [running a network], I could call the book 101 »

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'Big Brother' host Julie Chen on Frank, Boogie, and why she has to control her inner Chenbot

20 July 2012 10:30 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

It usually takes until at least week 3 for the bonkers behavior to get going in the Big Brother house. Luckily for us, the first week included  an identity revelation (yep, Willie’s a Hantz!), a megalomaniac speech (yep, Hantz will eat his Froot Loops!), and a thrilling Head of Household competition (yep, that was Hantz having a temper tantrum when his new nemesis Frank won!). And as always, guiding us through the choppy waters of crazy is host Julie Chen, who called in to discuss her early thoughts on this season.

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- Jessica Shaw

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'The Talk': Susan Koeppen relives her life-or-death emergency

26 June 2012 9:00 AM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

It's a sure bet that no other guest co-host of "The Talk" this week can match the story Susan Koeppen has.

The weekday CBS program started welcoming personalities from network-owned affiliates across the country with weathercaster John Elliott of New York's Wcbs-tv on Monday (June 25). Formerly CBS News' consumer reporter, Emmy winner Koeppen now is an evening news anchor for Pittsburgh's Kdka-tv, and she appears on "The Talk" Tuesday -- discussing how she almost died last fall.

"They asked for the stories the station did on my cardiac arrest," Koeppen tells Zap2it about her collapse while jogging in November in the Pittsburgh area, not long after she ran a 5K race. One of her fellow joggers was a physician, and two medical students passing by helped administer CPR to her until Ems technicians arrived with a defibrillator.

"When it first happened," Koeppen reflects, "I never cried, I never had any emotion about it, »


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Oprah Winfrey not godmother of Beyoncé, Jay-z baby, says Gayle King

27 January 2012 8:53 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Gayle King has denied rumours that Oprah Winfrey has been named godmother of Beyoncé and Jay-z's young daughter Blue Ivy. It was reported on Thursday that Winfrey had been given the honour because of her close friendship with the music superstars. Appearing on The Early Show on Friday, Winfrey's best friend and business associate Gayle King commented on the matter, insisting that there is no truth behind the story. "It's absolutely not true that she's the godmother. She's friends with them, of course, (more) »

- By Jennifer Still

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Beyonce’s baby’s godmother rumor shot down

27 January 2012 8:16 AM, PST | | See recent news » As it seemed like a pretty far-fetched rumor, it comes as no surprise to hear that Oprah is not the godmother of Beyonce’s new daughter with husband Jay-z.

Oprah’s good friend, Gayle King, hit up ‘The Early Show’ to deny the claims that seemed a little unexpected to start, states “It’s absolutely not true that she’s the godmother. She’s friends with them, of course, and likes them both very much,” King commented.

However, King did admit that if there was any truth to it, it would also be a surprise to Oprah: “Let me just say, if (that report is) true, it is news to her. It is news to her. You know, she was heading to South Africa when the baby was born.”

Who do you think will be the godmother?

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- Molly Sullivan

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'CBS This Morning' Ratings Up Slightly Compared to 'Early Show'

20 January 2012 8:08 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The debut of CBS This Morning with Gayle King and Charlie Rose was up slightly compared to the December average for the previous morning program, The Early Show. CBS This Morning averaged, 2.7 million viewers (with 1.1 million in news' target demographic of 25-54-year-olds) for the week ending Jan. 13, the program's first full week on the air. That marks a gain of 5 percent compared to the network’s average in December (excluding the holiday week). The program featured interviews with Gop presidential hopefuls Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul as well as First Lady Michelle Obama

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- Marisa Guthrie

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'CBS This Morning': CBS News veteran says program 'speaks to our DNA'

5 January 2012 1:57 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

" ... And whatever the hell that thing on CBS is called."

So says Jeff Goldblum's television-executive character about the morning show from the "eye network" in the 2010 movie comedy "Morning Glory," but a new bid to grab A.M. audiences begins Monday (Jan. 9) with "CBS This Morning." Held over from "The Early Show," Erica Hill will be joined by fellow anchors Charlie Rose and Gayle King, and one CBS News veteran is very ready for the change.

"I think there's such an excitement about it," producer Susan Zirinsky tells Zap2it, "because it is who we are at our core. This speaks to our DNA." Both the executive producer of "48 Hours Mystery" and an update of the classic interview series "Person to Person" that premieres Wednesday, Feb. 8, Zirinsky worked on "CBS Morning News" earlier in a diverse career with the network that dates back some 40 years.

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Jeff Glor To Anchor Sunday ‘CBS Evening News’ Along With ‘CBS This Morning’ Gig

3 January 2012 2:23 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Jeff Glor has been named anchor of the Sunday edition of the CBS Evening News. Glor was named Special Correspondent for CBS This Morning in November 2011 and he will continue in that role. Previously, Glor served as News Anchor of “The Early Show” since January 2011. From 2009-2010, he was anchor of the Saturday edition of the CBS Evening News and a national correspondent for all CBS News broadcasts. He joined CBS News in 2007 as a national correspondent for “The Early Show.” While at CBS News, Glor has covered a number of major domestic and international stories. In 2011, he reported live from Norway on the twin terror attacks that rocked the country in July, and in September he won an Emmy award for his “CBS Sunday Morning” report, “Paving the Way,” a profile of the decaying Rust Belt steel town of Braddock, Pennsylvania and Mayor John Fetterman’s efforts to restore it. »

- DAVID LIEBERMAN, Executive Editor

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