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Jerry Springer Dresses Up as Lady Gaga for Halloween (VIDEO)

by Stephanie Opella, posted Oct 31st 2011 7:30PM
A mystery trick or treater rang 'Rachael Ray''s (weekdays, syndicated on ABC) doorbell Monday, and a very tall Lady Gaga in drag was at the door. Rachael, wearing a Little Red Riding Hood costume, lifted the veil to reveal that it was Jerry Springer. The look was so bizarre that the audience didn't even realize it was Springer until Rachael and Buddy shouted his name.

Still in costume, Jerry sat down and talked about being on the air for 21 years. "Two names: Jerry and Oprah. That's the list that's gone over 20," Rachael marveled.

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Jerry Springer: Criticism of My Show Is 'Class Warfare' (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Oct 12th 2011 5:45PM
The 'Jerry Springer Show' recently celebrated its twentieth anniversary, and to commemorate the occasion, Jerry stopped by 'The Talk' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS) to defend the show from its critics. According to Springer, the reason people dismiss his program as trash isn't due to the sibling love-triangles, one-legged strippers or baby mama drama, but is rather an example of class warfare in action.

"The reason I think people criticize the show primarily is because we look down to people who aren't wealthy, aren't very educated, people that are poor. Because if you look at late night shows, they have celebrities on that are talking about the exact same things, who they've slept with, what scandal they've been involved with and everything else. But as soon as it's a poor person having these problems, suddenly they're trash. It's class warfare against these people," Springer said.

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'The Jerry Springer Show' Still Alive and Kicking (and Punching) After 20 Years

by Chris Jancelewicz, posted Sep 30th 2011 5:45AM
Jer-ry! Jer-ry! Jer-ry!

We all know the meaning of that battle cry, so please don't try to deny it. Twenty years (and 505 episodes) after its launch, 'The Jerry Springer Show' -- voted "#1 Worst Show of All Time" by TV Guide -- is still hitting humanity's basest nerves with its mixture of out-there guests and in-studio violence.

Unlike predecessors 'The Jenny Jones Show' and 'Sally Jesse Raphael,' which fell victim to an off-screen murder and low ratings (respectively), 'Springer' has managed to survive the omnipresence of the internet and a zillion muck-racking reality TV shows.

AOL TV tried to find the answers to the obvious questions -- Is the show for real? How has it lasted? What's Springer like when he's "off"? And how long is he planning on hosting this show? -- by attending the taping of an episode. We share what we found out, after the jump.

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Jerry Springer to Host New Dating Game Series

by Andrew Scott, posted Mar 23rd 2010 9:35AM
Jerry SpringerJerry Springer is about to bring his baggage to the small screen.

According to the AP, Springer will host the dating game series 'Baggage,' set to kick off in April on the Game Show Network.

The show will reportedly feature three contestants in search of a suitor, all of whom carry faults of their own. The contestants will reveal and defend their baggage on stage until a winner is ultimately chosen. At the end of the show, the suitor will reveal that -- surprise! -- he or she isn't perfect, either.

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Jerry Springer Gives Craig Ferguson a Pep Talk (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 18th 2010 3:05AM
The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, Jerry SpringerJerry Springer gave Craig Ferguson a little pep talk when it comes to talk show audiences. "You think your audiences are rough?" said Springer. "Have you ever had a tooth punched out by a skinhead? Have you ever had a high-class call girl reveal that she's not really high class and, in fact, she's really a dude?"

Yeah, that's a tough crowd, for sure. But Ferguson, host of 'The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson' (weeknights, 12:35AM ET on CBS), said that old trick of picturing the audience naked won't work for him. "My audiences are mostly drunk vagrants with nowhere else to go."

Almost makes it sound like getting $40 million to leave your talk show is a pretty good deal.

Watch the video after the jump.

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The Twelve Days of Festivus: Twelve shows a'stinkin'!

by Brad Trechak, posted Dec 12th 2009 10:00AM
HeroesOn the twelfth day of Festivus, TV gave to me ... twelve shows a'stinkin'!

Being the endless wasteland that it is, television has no shortage of bad product. Mind you, "bad" is always a matter of opinion. This year saw the end of According to Jim after eight years of decent ratings while in terms of quality it lasted about seven years too long. What follows is my own opinion and at the end of each item in the list, I will quote everybody's favorite critic, Jay Sherman.

12. Heroes – This show was great in the first season, then with only brief glimpses of greatness in the later seasons, the writers and the network proceeded to dump it in the trash, rub it around some sewage and finally make it have a one night stand with Andy Dick. IT STINKS!

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Review: Dancing with the Stars - Performance 10 Results (season finale)

by Michael Pascua, posted Nov 25th 2009 2:00AM
The final three are excited that they finished the group megamix.
(S09E21) Dancing with the Stars is down to three finalists, two hours, and one winner. We re-welcome the thirteen eliminated celebrities. Donny & Kym, Mya & Dmitry, and Kelly & Louis emerge from the other side of the stage and run past the eliminated contestants. Louis got a lot of butt slaps; he giggles and continues walking.

We get a recap of last night, ad in the middle of the recap we have the back of Miss Piggy's head. Was that the spaghetti cat of DWTS? The recap played again right after a commercial break.

The best part of the night wasn't the results, it was Miss Piggy laying the smackdown on Samantha Harris.

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Open letter to America's Got Talent producers

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Sep 29th 2009 4:31PM
America's Got Talent

Before you continue reading this post, it's important that you know that I enjoy America's Got Talent and have been entertained by it since the first season. However, I, and I know a lot of fans too based on comments left here on the site, am not that happy with how the current season turned out.

Dear America's Got Talent producers, here are a few suggestions from myself and TV Squad readers on how you can improve next season.

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America's Got Talent: And the winner is... (season finale)

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Sep 17th 2009 1:00AM
America's Got Talent
(S04E26) This is it, people. The time has come to name the winner of America's Got Talent, the world's biggest talent search. The two-hour (!) final results bash included performances from Britain's Got Talent sensation Susan Boyle, The X Factor's Leona Lewis, Thelma Houston, Cirque du Soleil, Rascal Flatts, and Shakira. Sadly, none of the previous AGT winners performed.

Based on the TV Squad poll I've included in my review of the Top 10 performance show, 35.1% of the voters, including myself, said Barbara Padilla would win. Kevin Skinner received 22.2% of your votes, while Recycled Percussion placed third in our poll with 19.4%. The other contestants all got under 7% of your votes. (Note that these results were accurate at the beginning of the results show.)

Did the TV Squad poll results match reality? Official results coming up!

If you haven't watched the finale yet and do not want to be spoiled as to who won the competition, it's time to click elsewhere now!

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America's Got Talent: Top 20 results show one

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Sep 3rd 2009 12:30AM
America's Got Talent(S04E22) It's time to narrow down the talent field to the Top 8 acts who will perform in the final round of this season's America's Got Talent. They'll get the chance to win a million, as well as perform on the Vegas Strip in a special show hosted by ex-AGT host Jerry Springer.

This week's results show featured a special performance from The Hoff himself. Did he give a performance worthy to be Xed, or did he deliver the goods? My two cents, as well as which first four acts are moving to the final round coming up!

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Jerry Springer comes home to America's Got Talent, sort of

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 2nd 2009 3:02PM
Jerry SpringerDon't worry. Nick Cannon won't necessarily be packing his bags any time soon, but former host Jerry Springer is coming back to America's Got Talent. He's slated to host that Planet Hollywood live show in Las Vegas Cannon has been pimping every week.

Springer originally left America's Got Talent to appear on Broadway in Chicago, but that gig has since wrapped. I'm not sure what that means for next season of the talent show. After a shaky start, I think Nick Cannon has emerged as a capable and fun host for the wackiness of AGT. He's got a natural sense of humor about everything, which is essential when talking to "The Hoff."

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America's Got Talent: Audition show 7

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Jul 15th 2009 12:15AM
America's Got Talent(S04E07) "You didn't even give me a chance!" - Contestant David Glass after being Xed three times and booed by the crowd

The judges may not have given David Glass a chance -- they were right not to do so -- but they did give a free pass to another contestant who didn't have the goods to go on to Las Vegas. Even if the producers will never admit to it, you must agree that it looks like producers have the judges vote through a certain number of bad and wacky acts so that viewers tune in for Vegas Week to see if the judges will be crazy enough to vote those to the Top 20.

Tonight's episode gave us another reason why America's Got Talent should not let individual singers audition since a lot go move on to the later rounds, making it look like another version of American Idol. This week, they not only let through a few singers, they also let through Idol's season one contestant Kelli Glover.

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Ricki Lake Minisodes might be high art, right?

by Eliot Glazer, posted Jul 1st 2009 11:03AM
go ricki lakeThe late eighties and early-to-mid nineties brought out some of the filthiest, bottom-feeding talk shows our country has ever seen. From Morton Downey Jr. and Sally Jesse Raphael to Jerry Springer and Maury Povich, it was the era when "trash TV" became a symbol of a country's swift spiral down one giant cultural toilet in opposition to people like Larry King and Oprah Winfrey, who effortlessly made interviews with, like, Fran Drescher come off looking like Masterpiece Theater.

Around the latter half of the "boom" came Ricki Lake, the formerly obese star of Hairspray (no, seriously, that was basically her résumé), with a show that combined the usual elements of trashy talk (read: "freaks") with something impossibly dumber yet: catchphrases. Unlike today, when it takes weeks to months for squawk-boxes to latch onto cultural buzzwords like "metrosexual" and "baby daddy," Ricki Lake was trotting out episode "subjects" like "You're not all that!" and "Dump that zero and get yourself a hero!"

Naturally, she was a smash.

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Are you ready for America's Got Talent to take over your summer?

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Jun 22nd 2009 2:27PM
America's Got Talent"The biggest talent search in the history," as former America's Got Talent host Jerry Springer used to say over and over again, is beginning its fourth season on Tuesday.

Judges David Hasselhoff, Sharon Osbourne and Piers Morgan will return to give their two cents about the acts performed on stage in front of them. One cast change is the arrival of Nick Cannon as host. Let's hope that Nick won't read the teleprompter too much and will have better interactions with the contestants than Springer did.

Want to know more about this season's AGT? Details coming up!

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Syndicated Deal or No Deal renewed and relocated

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 30th 2009 8:02PM
Deal or No DealMaybe my home town should offer tax incentives to the networks. It's working for Connecticut. Not only did NBC announce that the half-hour syndicated version of Deal or No Deal is returning for a second season with host Howie Mandel, but it will be relocating and filming in Connecticut.

I guess with a game show it doesn't matter where you film since it's the same set all the time, but are there as many incredibly gorgeous chicks in Connecticut as there are in California? Isn't Cali where they all go to see their dreams of being an actress reduced to standing on a stage next to a briefcase?

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