5 items from 2013
These days, Steve Harvey has plenty to be grateful for: a hit syndicated daytime talk show, Steve Harvey, multiple best sellers, a job as host of the syndicated game show Family Feud - and two luxe homes in Chicago and Atlanta where he can unwind with his wife, Marjorie, and the seven children they share between them. But when he was first starting out as a comedian in the late 80s, Harvey, 56, knew what it was to struggle. Living on a shoestring budget, after splitting from his first wife, Marcia, and sending the majority of his paychecks home to his two children, »
- Charlotte Triggs
You think you know everything about Kenichi? Prepare to have your mind blown!
After four long months of competition, dancer Kenichi Ebina was crowned the winner of America’s Got Talent on Sept. 18 – but who is this man, really? HollywoodLife.com did a little digging into the season eight champion to uncover some facts you might not know about the Japanese native.
5 Interesting Facts About Kenichi Ebina
1. He’s been on TV before! Not only did Kenichi’s dance crew BiTriP win first place at Showtime at the Apollo‘s amateur night in 2001, but he also returned in 2006 and 2007 to win on his own. Currently, he’s the only person to be named Showtime at the Apollo‘s grand champion twice.
2. He’s a public speaker! Dancing is one thing, but being able to discuss the technique behind your dance is a whole different ball game. Kenichi has managed to accomplish both feats, »
- Andy Swift
Anyone who's watched an episode of "30 Rock" should know the brand of humor that Tracy Morgan brings with him. The comedian didn't disappoint when he hosted the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, cracking jokes about listing off the black artists at the awards show first and having no one look quite as attractive as Condoleeza Rice. And when he stumbled in his introductions of presenters like Chloe Moretz and gave a strange but well-meant shout out to Michael Jackson, it was in line with the type of personality Morgan has developed over the years.
All in all, Morgan actually did a pretty decent job hosting the Billboard Music Awards -- or at least as good as could have been expected. But who thought that Morgan would be the right comedian to host an awards show that honors musicians? Morgan isn't in the same generation as Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift, »
Justin Bieber didn't show a whole lot humility when he accepted the 2013 Billboard Music Awards' fan-voted Milestone Award, which is given to an artist who shows the most musical ingenuity and innovation. The Canadian pop star beat out Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars to be the first recipient of the award, and he made it clear that he feels he deserves it.
Related: See Bieber being booed video here
"I'm 19 years old. I think I'm doing a pretty good job," Bieber says in his speech. "Basically from my heart I really just want to say it really should be about to music. It should be about the craft that I'm making. This is not a gimmick and I'm an artist and I should be taken seriously."
Related: 2013 Billboard Award best and worst moments
The crowd in attendance actually booed for Bieber because of those comments as he went on to thank his manager Scooter Braun, »
Steve Harvey wakes up every morning at 4. He showers, eats a piece of fruit, grabs some coffee and immediately goes to studio to record his radio show from 5-9 a.m.
By 9:30 he’s in a post-production meeting and then segues to another board meeting for his daytime talk show, “Steve Harvey,” which swept February ratings in the coveted 25-54 age group for women.
Harvey tapes that show until 12:45 p.m., takes a 20- to 30-minute break, goes back to taping, attends a few more meetings, goes to the gym, and then retires to bed.
This cycle repeats five days a week from late August until the beginning of May. During his talkshow hiatus, Harvey handles gameshow hosts duties for “Family Feud,” which recently pulled ahead of “Wheel of Fortune” in the 25-54 women’s age demographic for the first time in years.
“I won’t lie to you, »
- Michael Palumbo
5 items from 2013
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