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TV Talk: 30 Rock to Go Live, Mary Hart to Leave

Mary Hart-30 Rock will be throwing in a Saturday Night Live-esque twist this fall. On October 14, actors from the NBC comedy will do two live primetime tapings—one for each coast.

-Mary Hart has announced that she will leave Entertainment Tonight after completing her 30th year with the program. It’s believed Lara Spencer, host of The Insider, will eventually take over her spot.

-You knew she couldn’t keep away for long. Former talk show host Rosie O’Donnell will once again return to daytime with a new show next year. The program will air on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN.

-Can’t think of a better show title for Cougar Town? Well, neither can the producers. Although the comedy is considered to be an ensemble program, the ABC series will be keeping its name.

-Actor Jeff Goldblum has decided to leave Law & Order: Criminal Intent after two years with the program. “Uncertainty” about the show’s future reportedly played a part in his decision.


Rosie O’Donnell: Back in the Talk Show Game?

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Comedy, Daytime, Talk Shows, Gossip, Rumors, Video,

Insiders say that comedienne will be re-launching her talk show career with a new series which could premiere in the fall of 2011.

O’Donnell has re-teamed with Dick Robertson and Scott Carlin, both of whom worked with her on The Rosie O’Donnell Show, Rosie’s first talk show.

Read More | LA Times

TV on DVD: September 1, 2009

Supernatural Season 4 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday.

  • America (Television Movie)
  • Ben 10: Alien Force (Volume 4)
  • Brothers & Sisters (Season 3)
  • Clatterford (Season 2)
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Season 9)
  • Degrassi: The Next Generation (Season 8)
  • Desperate Housewives (Season 5)
  • Doctor Who: The Deadly Assassin
  • Doctor Who: Image of the Fendahl
  • The Game (Season 1)
  • Heroes (Season 3)
  • People Like Us (Complete Series)

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This Week on TV (12/1-12/7)

Barbara Walters and Tom Cruise

(You can view TV Envy’s Master Programming Schedule here.)

MONDAY 12/1)
  • Shrek the Halls (ABC, 8pm): Hopefully this Mike Myers laugher will help us all forget The Love Guru.
  • Inside the Actor’s Studio (Bravo, 8pm):  “Daniel Radcliffe, star of the Harry Potter film franchise, charts his career journey.” I’m not sure I want to see James Lipton enthusiastically talking about Radcliffe’s nude Broadway performance.
  • Heroes (NBC, 9pm):  “Ando, Sam and Frack try to restore Hiro’s memory with a comic book.” Any person trying to follow this series should be given an instruction manual.
  • Boston Legal (ABC, 10pm):  “When Denny receives bad news about the state of his Alzheimer’s, Alan goes before the Massachusetts Supreme Court to plead for access to an experimental drug that can help his condition.” Alzheimers? Maybe Shatner simply forgot why George Takei dislikes him so.

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This Week on TV (11/24-11/30)

Michael Chiklis in The Shield

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MONDAY (11/24)
  • Dancing with the Stars (ABC, 8pm):  After ten weeks, it all ends tonight. Sadly, I can’t even remember the names of the first two eliminated.
  • Samantha Who? (ABC, 9:30):  “Sam invites boyfriend Owen (James Tupper) for dinner to meet her parents, but Owen and Howard don’t hit it off.” Seems Howard doesn’t approve of his relationship with Anne Heche either.
  • Valkyrie: The Plot to Kill Hitler (History, 10pm):  “Recalling Operation Valkyrie, a failed plot devised by German officers to assassinate Adolf Hitler.” By choosing this documentary over the version, you’ll be able to save a few more bucks for Christmas.
  • The Hills (MTV, 10pm):  “Audrina confronts Lauren and Justin after rumors circulate that the two hooked up.” By “confront,” we mean Audrina has them refer to the television interviews she’s conducted on the topic.

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Rosie O’Donnell Reaches Out to Ousted American Idol Contestant

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Music, Prime Time, FOX, American Idol, Gossip,

Danny NoriegaJust last Thursday, Danny Noriega (of the great voice and somewhat flamboyant effeminate charm) failed to gather enough votes to keep him on - the door to his TV singing career closed. But on Friday, Rosie O’Donnell opened a window.

In a video blog post created the day after Noriega’s elimination, the former talk show host invited him to join her (and several famous friends) on a cruise. The offer includes a free cruise for him and a friend, which leaves from San Diego this Saturday to sail toward Puerto Vallarta. She’s requested him to sing “Tainted Love” with Cyndi Lauper, who will be allegedly also be on board. O’Donnell called him “bold and brave and beautiful” and ended her entry by imploring him again to join her.

This is a great deal. Free cruise, and he gets to meet Rosie O and Cyndi Lauper. If I were in Danny’s shoes, I would take the trip in a minute. If I were Rosie, I would probably try to use my celebrity status to meet my favorite Idols. But, as I am neither of them, I shall simply report upon these developments as they unfold. So, Danny…you going to take her offer, or what?

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This Week on TV (1/14-1/20)

American Idol

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MONDAY (1/14)
  • Prison Break (FOX, 8pm):  Season resumes.  “Michael suffers the consequences of solitary confinement, Sona-style.”  I hate to think we left him in there these past few months.
  • Kyle XY (ABC Family, 8pm):  Second season resumes.  “Kyle returns to the Tragers to tell them truth about his existence.”  Maybe should consider stealing this show to fill their schedule.  Otherwise, I’ll never get around to watching it.
  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (FOX, 9pm):  Regular day and time.  “John grows restless and sneaks out of the house to track down Charley Dixon.”  Maybe they should have recast .  He would have filled this punk role perfectly.
  • CSI: Miami (CBS, 10pm):  Actress guest-stars as Horatio’s ex and Kyle’s mother.  Wouldn’t it have made more sense if she was on the regular ?  Then they could have linked it back to her years.

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Forces Barry Manilow to Cancel

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Daytime, Talk Shows, ABC, Syndication,

Barry ManilowI’m not sure whether to consider this silly or hilarious…but I’m going with the latter.

Crooner Barry Manilow has apparently canceled a scheduled appearance on tomorrow’s episode of .  The reason?  A disagreement in politics.  The Copacabana singer told TMZ that he considers conservative to be ‘dangerous and offensive’.  Although he’s currently on a promotional tour, he is refusing to ‘share the same stage as her’ because of their differences in opinions.  It’s not clear why the gig was ever scheduled to begin with.

Any guess how long it will take to write a haiku about this?

Read More | TMZ

Trump and O’Donnell: The Battle of the Books

Rosie O'DonnellIn a veritable literary tug-of-war, and are calling attention to their public feud once more. This month, the news is that O’Donnell’s book gets personal, lashing out at Trump with insults that sound almost as clever as those heard on grade school playgrounds. Next month, the news will be focused on The Donald…when he adds fuel to the fire with his own new book. Just a reminder: we’re talking about two professional, career-minded, highly successful adults. O’Donnell’s insults include calling Trump a “slug” and mentioning his famous comb-over. Trump’s book, Think Big and Kick Ass, hits the shelves in October, and the Apprentice host has already stated he devoted some time to Rosie in the book.

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‘The View’ To Announce Replacements

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Daytime, Talk Shows, ABC, Rumors,

The ViewFor months now, our view of The View has been constantly changing.  A long roster of guests have helped to help fill the seat once occupied by Star Jones Reynolds.  And occasionally, Whoopi Goldberg has sat in the first seat left cold by Rosie O’Donnell.

The guessing game should end next week when producers are expected to announce permanent replacements.  Frequent seat-warmer Sherri Shepherd is finally expected to move from contract to permanent status.  (As many times as she has spilled her life story to those ladies, I would be incredibly upset if she did not get the gig).  As for the other slot?  That has Whoopi’s name written all over it.  Apparently, this means all rumors of a possible gay counterpart will probably be squashed.

Unfortunately, ABC’s Human Resources Department will only be getting a quick break.  Their job recruitment services will again be on demand soon when goes on her maternity leave.

Read More | Variety