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ABC Cancels Katie Couric’s Talk Show

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Posted by Robin Paulson
Categories: Daytime, Talk Shows, ABC, Cancellations, News,

After just two seasons on the air, Katie - Katie Couric's talk show - will be coming to an end. Couric and Disney/ABC released a joint statement about the announcement, claiming that the cancellation was mutual between them: "We're very proud of everyone's contributions to making Katie the No. 1 new syndicated talk show of 2012-13 and we look forward to the rest of the season." Although the talk show was one of the highest-rated …

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Alec Baldwin’s Talk Show Cancelled

Alec Baldwin's talk show has been officially axed. The 55-year-old actor's late night MSNBC series Up Late has been cancelled after claims the former 30 Rock actor made a homophobic slur against a photographer earlier this month. A spokesperson for Alec and MSNBC issued the following statement to UsMagazine.com: "We are jointly confirming that Up Late will not continue on MSNBC. This is a mutual parting and we wish Alec all the best." The star …

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Emma Thompson: I Wanted to Be The Doctor

Emma Thompson would have "loved" to have become the first female time lord in Doctor Who. The Oscar-winning actress denied speculation that she was offered the role given to The Thick of It actor Peter Capaldi, but said she would have jumped at the chance to join the BBC series. "I would have said 'yes,' I'd have loved to have played Doctor Who. Maybe women need their own kind of new time traveling person?" she said, appearing …

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Alec Baldwin’s Show Pulled Over His Homophobic Slurs

Alec Baldwin's talk show has been pulled off air for two weeks. The late night American program Up Late has been removed from the Friday night slot by MSNBC after claims the former 30 Rock actor made a homophobic slur against a photographer. "I did not intend to hurt or offend anyone with my choice of words, but clearly I have - and for that I am deeply sorry. Words are important. I understand that, …

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Quote of the Day: Stephen Colbert on Breaking Character

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Posted by Robin Paulson
Categories: Comedy, Talk Shows, Cable, Internet, News, Video,

"I read that and I loved it and we'd gone through rehearsal and I could barely breathe in rehearsal and when we got to the show, I honestly thought that I would be fine. It seemed like if I take a breath first [it would be ok]…'and of course his mother,' and before the 'M' even came out of my mouth I'm like, 'I'm done. I'm just done.'" - Stephen Colbert recalls a rare moment …

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Sinead O’Connor: Simon Cowell Has “Murdered” Music

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Posted by Andru Edwards
Categories: Late Night, Talk Shows, Gossip,

Sinead O'Connor holds Simon Cowell responsible for "murdering music." The Irish singer appeared in an interview this week to address her ongoing feud with Miley Cyrus, but instead let rip at the music mogul and his flagship show The X Factor, blaming him for the death of rock 'n' roll and the exploitation of young female artists' sexuality . The war of words began earlier this week when Sinead warned Miley in an open letter …

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Simon Cowell: Britney Spears Couldn’t Criticize

Simon Cowell dropped Britney Spears from The X Factor because she wasn't outspoken enough. The music mogul who is judging this year's singing contest alongside Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland - who was a judge on the UK X Factor in 2011 - and Paulina Rubio, fired Britney as she felt "uncomfortable" in the role. Simon says the "Ooh La La" singer was unable to give honest, "negative" feedback to the pop hopefuls so he had …

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Alec Baldwin to Host Chat Show

Alec Baldwin is to host a chat show. The 30 Rock actor has been confirmed to present a prime-time weekly talk show, entitled Up Late With Alec Baldwin, at 10pm on MSNBC in October in which he will give his take on current affairs and culture and interview guests on such subjects. "I've been talking with Alec for a while and can't wait to bring his personality and eclectic interests to MSNBC. He's got such …

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Jenny McCarthy Set to Join ‘The View’

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Posted by Andru Edwards
Categories: Daytime, Talk Shows, ABC, Gossip, Rumors,

Jenny McCarthy is set to join The View as a permanent presenter. The bubbly blonde has frequently appeared on the daytime talk show and has impressed producers so much they now want her to take over as Joy Behar's permanent replacement when she leaves in August. "She is in talks right now. The cast and crew get a kick out of Jenny, she's a good fit," a source said. While Jenny was initially thought to …

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John Oliver Wants Queen Elizabeth on ‘Daily Show’

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Posted by Andru Edwards
Categories: Comedy, Talk Shows, Cable, Features,

John Oliver wants Queen Elizabeth to appear on The Daily Show. The British-born comedian is set to take over the reins of the show from Jon Stewart for three months and revealed his ideal guest would be the 87-year-old monarch. "I promise you I will do everything in my power to get Her Majesty the queen as a guest. If I can't get her, I will try to get Helen Mirren dressed as the queen. …

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