"Entertainment Tonight" is the #1 syndicated entertainment newsmagazine in the world. Launched in 1981, ET is anchored by Mary Hart and Bob Goen. Primary substitute anchors are Jann Carl ... See full summary »
Along with "Hard Copy" and "A Current Affair", this show was one of the early alternative news shows to be carried nationwide in the US. Primary stories usually focused on sex scandals, ... See full summary »
Why not expand Entertainment Tonight to an Hour Instead?
The Insider and Entertainment Tonight are just two annoying television shows regarding the entertainment industry. I get more information from the TMZ show. Most of the time, they are just promoting stories and teasing the audience about it. When they get to the promoted story, they spend less time than you can imagine. I remember Lara Spencer who was a reporter for ABC in the New York City affiliate before coming to The Insider. She is promising reporter but she spends so much time on fluff stuff. Entertainment news shows are past it's prime with competition E!, internet, and other shows. Entertainment Tonight was the first and probably the best until now. The Insider is just the expanded hour and promo into Entertainment Tonight anyway. Besides, they used to focus on all kinds of celebrities back in the day when you couldn't miss it. Today, the celebrities that are covered on these shows aren't worthy of the attention. I remember when they remembered celebrities who passed away. At the end of the show, they would roll clips and play music. I was hoping that with Estelle Getty that they would do the same thing by remembering her with clips from her career and interviews while playing the Golden Girls theme song. That was a missed opportunity. Instead, they talked about what's coming up next. They used to do that before the credits rolled.
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