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TV Talk: Oprah Lands Oksana Grigorieva, Anderson Cooper Gets Own Talk Show

Oksana Grigorieva-Oksana Grigorieva, Mel Gibson’s ex, has chosen to give Oprah Winfrey her very first interview. It’s not known yet when that sit-down will air. (Let’s just hope it doesn’t involve singing as well.)

-According to an annual survey from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), HBO’s True Blood has the most gay characters on television. ABC tops major networks with 11 characters overall, while CBS came in last with only one.

-Anderson Cooper, who has filled in for Regis Philbin many times, is planning to launch his own daytime talk show in Fall 2011. The news anchor will also continue his evening duties with CNN.

-Spike TV’s Deadliest Warrior—a show that pits historical fighters against each other—is being adapted for the big screen. The details surrounding Paramount’s project have not been revealed.


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This Week on TV (9/13-9/19)


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MONDAY (9/13)

Season premieres: 90210, Gossip Girl, The Nate Berkus Show, Oprah

  • 90210 (CW, 8 p.m.):  Season premiere. “A deadly earthquake strikes Beverly Hills.” This explains what happened to the Peach Pit.
  • Little People, Big World (TLC, 8:30 p.m.):  “Matt and Zach embark on a father-son road trip in an attempt to mend their broken relationship.” A reconciliation is as likely as the show being renewed.
  • Hoarders (A&E, 9 p.m.):  “A woman’s home is caving in from the weight of garbage piled up to the ceiling.” The good news? The cave-in created additional storage space underneath the house.

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TV Talk: Capt. Phil Harris Remembered, The Muppets Honored

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Captain Phil Harris-The death of Deadliest Catch‘s Phil Harris will be addressed in several specials beginning June 22. Discovery Channel will air interviews with the captain’s colleagues and family on July 20.

-Syfy, already the future home for a cooking show, is getting into the junk business. The network has ordered Hunting Hollywood, a series about Hollywood memorabilia.

-What do Neil Patrick Harris, Tina Fey and The Muppets have in common? They’ll all get stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year. Other TV celebrities include Oprah and Danny DeVito.

-E! is letting one of its stars do more than just look pretty for the channel. The Spin Crowd, about a reality series about a PR agency, will have Kim Kardashian as a producer.


TV Talk: Sarah Ferguson Talks Scandal, Real Housewives Son Arrested

Sarah Ferguson-Celebs are lining up to talk with Oprah before she leaves daytime. Next Tuesday, Sarah Ferguson (a.k.a. the Duchess of York) will try to explain why she tried to make money off ex-husband Prince Andrew.

-Speaking of daytime, James Franco will soon be returning there. He’ll reprise his role as Franco on General Hospital beginning June 30.

-Soap lovers might not like hearing this news: the SOAPnet channel will be gone in 2012. In other words, get your weekend fixes of 90210 now.

-Could we be seeing more drama play out on The Real Housewives of Orange County? Tamra Barney’s son, Ryan Vieth, was recently arrested for an outstanding warrant. Bail was set at $15,000.

-On an inspiring note, a list of channels are planning to Stand Up To Cancer again this year. The commercial-free fundraising event will be simulcast on September 10.


Quote of the Day: Simon Cowell on His Reasons for Leaving Idol

Simon Cowell

“After awhile, you start to go on automatic pilot. And there were too many times, Oprah, where I was sitting there bored, and I thought, ‘[At] the end of the day, the audience doesn’t tune in to watch me being bored. They deserve more than that. But I can’t hide it when I’m bored. I just can’t fake it.’”

- explaining to Oprah Winfrey why he’s ready to walk away from American Idol despite the show’s success.

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VIDEO: Smiling Bret Michaels Does First TV Interview


Even though he’s still experiencing some headaches and having difficulty moving his lower extremities, has plenty of reasons to smile.

On today’s broadcast of Oprah, the musician - who was admitted into the hospital in April for a brain hemorrhage - says the scary ordeal has given him a new perspective on life. “The only thing that matters right now is taking care of my family and my kids and thanking God I’m still alive to talk about it.’”

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Bret Michaels Schedules Appearance on Oprah

Bret MichaelsAlthough it hasn’t even been two weeks since Bret Michaels was released from the hospital, the musician already has a packed schedule.

According to the 47-year-old’s website, Michaels - who had been receiving treatment for a brain hemorrhage - is currently preparing for dates on the road and on television. A May 28 concert at Biloxi’s Hard Rock Live will first be preceded by a May 19 appearance on Oprah. A potential stop in New York for the finale on May 23 is also a possibility.

“[Bret] turned out to be a real fighter,” Donald Trump told Access Hollywood. “I wasn’t sure about Bret when I first met him. I wasn’t sure. People had different thoughts. He’s turned out to be a highly competitive guy who everyone liked.”

Custom Built - Michael’s upcoming album - will be released on June 8. He will reportedly remain on tour through December.

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VIDEO: Dr. Phil Loses the Mustache


After years of advising people how to make changes in their life, publicly made a change of his own. On Friday’s episode of Oprah, the TV host did something he hadn’t done in approximately four decades- kiss a woman without a mustache on.

“For the first time in over 40 years - and I have two kids and they’ve never seen me without a mustache - I am going to take off my mustache,” he announced to the audience at Radio City Music Hall.

Check out the before and after for yourself and let us know what you think. Does Dr. Phil look better clean shaven? Or should he grow back his trademark look?

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TV Talk: Bosom Buddies Reunite, Record Numbers for Deadliest Catch

Bosom Buddies-Bosom Buddies Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari will be reuniting once again on television. The former costars will appear on the upcoming TV Land Awards when their comedy is honored. Donna Dixon, Thelma Hopkins and Holland Taylor will also be present. The ceremony will air on April 25.

-Memories of Captain Phil Harris helped garner big numbers for the return of the Deadliest Catch. The show’s Season 6 premiere drew in the program’s biggest audience ever (4.6 million viewers).

-Rickey Minor, American Idol‘s current musical director, will take over where Kevin Eubanks leaves off. Jay Leno’s music man of 18 years officially announced that he will leave The Tonight Show on May 28. Minor will begin his stint on June 7.

-Rielle Edwards, the mother of John Edwards’ love child, has booked her first television interview. Although she’s had conversations with Barbara Walters, the woman with the crazy hair will be sitting down with Oprah Winfrey. An air date has not yet been announced.


Roger Ebert to Sit Down with Oprah Winfrey

Roger Ebert and Oprah Winfrey

Although his widely-read reviews are still accessible online and in print, there is one thing longtime fans of have had to do without. Now, thanks to the aid of Scottish technology, movie lovers will once again be able to hear the famous critic speak again - with his own voice.

On tomorrow’s episode of Oprah, Roger will sit down with his old friend for his first interview since leaving the air in 2006. Ebert, who was first diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer in 2002, has been unable to speak since the illness took part of his jawbone and forced him to go silent.

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