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September 1, 2015


Eva Longoria Says She Enjoyed Hosting and Producing the ALMA Awards (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Sep 12th 2011 3:00PM
Eva Longoria talks about the ALMA Awards on 'Access Hollywood Live'Eva Longoria didn't just host Saturday's ALMA Awards, she also produced the show, which recognizes positive portrayals of Latinos in television, film, and music. Monday on 'Access Hollywood Live' (weekdays, syndicated on NBC), Longoria told Kit Hoover how much fun she had, both as a producer and co-hosting with George Lopez.

"I love behind-the-scenes," she said. "I love producing, I love putting things together. We work with the writers to write the content, we book all of the presenters, we book the music, and so then I was like, we've got to get a comedian on this show. And so we got George, who was a natural fit, and it's so fun to play off of him. We're just really good friends."

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Jennifer Aniston Watches Gabourey Sidibe Hit on Gerard Butler (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 17th 2010 12:13AM
Access Hollywood, Jennifer Aniston, Gerard ButlerJennifer Aniston missed the footage of Gabourey Sidibe hitting on Gerard Butler at the Oscars. But all is well, because she had a chance to watch it on 'Access Hollywood' (weekdays, 12:30PM ET on NBC), while the two were promoting 'The Bounty Hunter' (in theaters Friday).

It's pretty funny, too. On the red carpet, Sidibe said, "I kinda said I'd hit that," referring to Butler, who seemed at a loss for words, but managed to choke out, "I'm here. I'm available."

It was awkward, and continued to be awkward when Aniston and Butler watched it back again like deer caught in the headlights. You've gotta hand it to Sidibe, though, who doesn't shirk from anything. "I like where this is goin'," she said. "Maybe we should get a bottle of champagne and see where the night takes us."

Watch the video after the jump.

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NBC Unveils Daytime 'Access Hollywood' Talk Show

by Allyssa Lee, posted Mar 2nd 2010 4:00PM
Billy BushBuilding on the success of 'Access Hollywood,' NBC has unveiled plans to expand its infotainment brand and debut 'Access Hollywood Live' as a daytime talk show this fall.

According to the network's press release, the hour-long talk show will cover the day's big entertainment news, offer interviews, in-studio guests, correspondent reports and mix it in with "female-friendly segments" on the latest fashion styles and trends.

What's more, as the title suggests, the show will be broadcast live from its studio in Los Angeles.

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Actress Brittany Murphy Dead of Cardiac Arrest (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Dec 22nd 2009 8:52AM
Fans are still reeling from news of the untimely death of actress Brittany Murphy, who collapsed and died of cardiac arrest in the bathroom of her Hollywood Hills home on Sunday. She was 32.

For full coverage on Brittany Murphy's death, visit PopEater.

Murphy was discovered by her mother and, despite efforts by paramedics, was pronounced dead on the scene, according to this report on 'Access Hollywood.'

Watch the video after the jump.

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Nancy O'Dell decides to exit Access Hollywood

by Allison Waldman, posted Dec 18th 2009 10:34AM
access_hollywood_nancy_odellWell, apparently Nancy O'Dell doesn't have the same ailment that has kept Mary Hart glued to the chair on Entertainment Tonight. In a shocking announcement, Access Hollywood host Nancy O'Dell is leaving the show, effective immediately. In fact, she may not be on today's broadcast.

The story is still be sorted out, but it seems that Nancy is walking away from the last two years on her contract for a better job somewhere else. Her PR rep said, "[She] has chosen to leave the show after 13 years. ...Even though she will be leaving for a new opportunity, this decision is based totally on Nancy's desire to take her career to the next level and is completely amicable. She will continue on with projects as a broadcast entertainment journalist."

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Nancy O'Dell to Leave 'Access Hollywood'

by Leonard Jacobs, posted Dec 17th 2009 6:27PM
Whether 'Access Hollywood' or any entertainment-news program is overly focused on Tiger Woods or other tabloid tales is for audiences to decide. But after 13 years of delivering the latest in Tinseltown news and interviews as co-host of the popular NBC show, Nancy O'Dell is leaving, two years before her current contract expires.

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Katie Holmes Explains Suri's Obsession With High Heels to 'Access Hollywood'

by Donald Deane, posted Dec 1st 2009 11:58AM
Recent photos of three-year-old Suri Cruise in high heels may have raised a few eyebrows, but, according to Katie Holmes, it was her daughter's decision to wear pint-sized versions of the adult footwear.

Holmes told 'Access Hollywood' during an event for her "Dizzy Feet" charity that Suri is obsessed with her mommy's shoes. "Like every little girl, she loves my high heels," Holmes said, which prompted her to purchase footwear specially made for her daughter's young feet. "They're actually ballroom dancing shoes for kids. I found them for her, and she loves them," she said.

Watch the video after the jump.

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J.J. Abrams Lands Fox Medical Comedy & More TV News

by Andrew Scott, posted Sep 23rd 2009 12:00PM
J.J. AbramsJ.J. Abrams books a medical comedy series for Fox, Clifton Collins joins 'Southland,' Bill Condon reteams with Laura Linney on Showtime's 'The C-Word' and more of today's top TV headlines.

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Oprah's talk show future might be all her OWN

by Allison Waldman, posted Dec 5th 2008 9:31AM
Oprah WThere's a famous scene in The Godfather: Part III -- the only really memorable one -- where Michael Corleone says, "Just when I thought I was out... they pull me back in." I thought of that when I read that Oprah Winfrey may not be ending her talk show in 2011 after all. What? I thought it was a done deal, but no. Every time I think she's done, she's back again.

When asked by Access Hollywood about The Oprah Winfrey Show ending in 2011, Ms. W said, "I'm not done." Well, you sure could have knocked me over with a feather. I mean, really, I understand that it's a woman's prerogative to change her mind, but I really thought Oprah had other worlds to conquer, other fish to fry.

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Hollywood Green kicks off tomorrow

by Kristin Sample, posted Jun 3rd 2008 9:21AM
Maria MenounosPlanet Green and Access Hollywood are rolling out the red, er, green carpet for Hollywood Green. The show, hosted by Access Hollywood and Today Show correspondent Maria Menounos will kick off tomorrow in a special timeslot at 6 p.m. The show will follow Menounos as she talks with her celebrity friends who are champions of environmentally-friendly living. The host will highlight green fashion trends, cover gala events, and put "fans and viewers in the know as to what she and the rest of Hollywood are doing to support the green movement."

Menounos is also a reporter for NBC Nightly News and can be seen in the summer comedy Tropic Thunder.

Planet Green is a property of Discovery Communications. It is a 24-hour eco-lifestyle network that focuses on conversation and meeting the challenge of protecting our earth.

Hollywood Green with Maria Menounos will air tomorrow at 6 p.m. on Planet Green then move to its regular time at 9 p.m. next week.

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The Golden Globes, or how to make me hate an awards show

by Jason Hughes, posted Jan 14th 2008 9:26AM
Nancy O'Dell and Billy BushSo Billy Bush and Nancy O'Dell got promoted from commenting in the Golden Globe post-show to hosting the entire show and presenting all the awards (actually recapping the winners since apparently the Hollywood Foreign Press Association did so earlier in a press conference covered by E! and TV Guide Channel). So not only does NBC not have an awards show, but they don't even get first dibs on announcing the winners.

First of all, does Billy Bush always wear his hair like that or did he leave his roof down in the convertible with his hair wet and gelled? It looks like a slicked back mullet, and that's not a look just anyone can pull off. In fact, no one can pull off that look. But it may have actually been a better choice than the brown suit. Sadly, though, the suit and hair was the least of the problems with last night's one hour Golden Globe "extravaganza."

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Billy Bush to be annoying in Mandarin as well as English

by Joel Keller, posted Feb 13th 2007 8:22PM
Who knew that even people in China want to know who Anna Nicole Smith's baby daddy is?

TV Week is reporting that NBC Universal Television Distribution has licensed the format of Access Hollywood to a Chinese television network. It is the first time a foreign studio show has been licensed to show in the People's Republic. The show will be called Access Hollywood China; it will be shot and produced in Beijing, and the local content-to-U.S. content ratio will be 70-30. So yes, that means the Chinese might be seeing Billy Bush annoy the hell out of celebrities, but dubbed into Mandarin (or Cantonese if it's being shown in the southern part of the country). The show's big local star? Asian actor and supermodel Hu Bing, whom I was very disappointed to find out was a guy when I Googled his name.

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Michelle Rodriguez returns to Lost

by Brett Love, posted Dec 22nd 2006 11:57AM
Michelle RodriguezI saw that Michelle Rodriguez was back playing Ana Lucia and my first thought was "What the hell? Have they finally made good on all that zombie talk?" Alas, it doesn't appear so. According to the Access Hollywood piece, she is appearing in a flashback. The article is spoiler free, for those of you that dodge the dirty details. The only thing it gives away is her wardrobe.

How her return is received will, of course, depend on the story they are telling, but I am surprised that they are bringing her back at all. I was under the impression that most people were ok with being done with Ana Lucia. Are there Lost fans with burning Ana Lucia questions that have to be cleared up?

No word on whether or not the producers popped for a full time driver this time, but one can hope. Lost is scheduled to return from its mid-season break on February 7, but I wouldn't rule out the possibility of that getting bumped up. Week after week of fourth place finishes has a way of shuffling schedules and changing plans.

[via tvtattle ]

*UPDATE* Reader A points to the news on the Official Michelle Rodriguez site that says the Acess Hollywood pics are not of her, and she is not currently in Hawaii.

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Heroes mid-season finale sneak-peek

by Anna Johns, posted Dec 1st 2006 7:32PM
heroesMonday is the mid-season finale of Heroes, and Access Hollywood has about five minutes of clips from the upcoming episode. The clips include two scenes with Peter- one with Claire and one with his brother, another clip includes Hiro and Isaac, and there's also one with Mr. Bennett and Sylar. There's nothing terribly revealing in these clips, which makes me wonder whether there's going to be any action in this mid-season finale. The scenes just show characters having conversations with each other and the plot advancing forward.

Check out the clips here-- warning: the video is a little jumpy if you use a Mac.

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Britney Spears interviewed by Matt Lauer for Dateline

by Richard Keller, posted Jun 14th 2006 2:22PM

Britney Spears on DatelinePop diva Britney Spears wants to assure her adoring fans that everything is just peachy with her marriage to pop diva Kevin Federline, and prove to the world in general that her mothering skills are more than adequate. So, rather than having a press conference on the White House lawn, she is turning to Matt Lauer and NBC's Dateline to set the record straight.

Lauer will sit down with Spears for an interview that will run on Dateline this Thursday. During the conversation he will address tabloid rumors about her crumbling marriage to Federline (she loves him for his simplicity) and her alleged new man (her security guard, she confirms) and the tabloids themselves (she wants to start her own magazine to tell everyone the real story). She will also speak about her son Sean and answer recent questions about the way she handles the baby boy

Before airing on Dateline, snippets of the interview will air on the NBC-owned entertainment news program Access Hollywood tonight and on the Today show Thursday morning. By Thursday evening we will all be able to get a good night's sleep, full of relief that all of the rumors were fake and all is well in the Spears-Federline household.

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