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Brett Butler Talks 'Grace Under Fire' and Being a Psychic

by Crystal Bell, posted Nov 17th 2011 6:05PM
brett butlerIs Brett Butler returning to television ... as a psychic?

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the 'Grace Under Fire' star opened up about her new reality show that's currently in development. She also revealed the intense pressure of having a hit sitcom.

"It was real unnerving and weird and it's very strange ... It's other worldly," Butler told Nancy O'Dell, referring to the bad days she'd rather forget. "I don't romance the past ... It prevents me from looking ahead at new things."

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Taylor Armstrong Will Reveal Domestic Abuse Details

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 14th 2011 5:00PM
Taylor Armstrong'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' star Taylor Armstrong is set to reveal details about the domestic abuse she suffered while married to her recently deceased husband.

Taylor has filmed her first TV interview since her estranged husband's suicide with Nancy O'Dell for 'Entertainment Tonight,' airing Sept. 20.

On the Sept. 13 show, 'Entertainment Tonight' showed images of a badly bruised Taylor, reportedly taken in July.

Taylor filed for divorce from Russell, her estranged husband, on July 15. In August, Russell hanged himself.

A source told 'Entertainment Tonight' that Taylor underwent Lasik eye surgery on July 5, then just days later Russell hit her so hard that her corneal flap was dislocated. Taylor reportedly didn't make a public appearance until she did press for 'Real Housewives' in August.

"I felt like I was dying inside," Taylor told People after filing for divorce. "Now, there's some sense of peace."

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Mary Hart Talks Oprah, Michael Jackson & Saying Goodbye to 'Entertainment Tonight'

by Maggie Furlong, posted May 20th 2011 9:00AM
Mary Hart, 'Entertainment Tonight'After almost 30 years hosting 'Entertainment Tonight,' Mary Hart is signing off for the last time on tonight's show.

With the show from the very beginning, Hart has had a million adventures and interviews that you could pick her brain about all day long, but one vivid memory from the show's first months is truly hard to believe. "I remember very well traveling from city to city around the country, convincing station managers to keep the show on the air, that we were going to be a ratings winner for them," Hart said. "I mean, it took personal convincing."

Can you imagine now, in this age of entertainment news at every turn, not having a staple show dedicated to just that? Not to mention the 20 others out there ...

I talked to Hart about those early years, her most cherished interviews, her least favorite part of the job and her quasi-rivalry with another TV personality signing off soon, Oprah Winfrey. "Well, I do have her beat by a few years!," Hart said with a laugh.

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Margaret Cho Says Sarah Palin 'Forced' Bristol on 'Dancing With the Stars,' Royal Wedding Could be 3D and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Dec 1st 2010 2:30PM
Margaret ChoApparently, Bristol Palin might not have been all that interested in competing on 'Dancing With the Stars' this season -- but her mother made her do it.

E! Online is reporting that comedian Margaret Cho, one of Bristol's 'DWTS' competitors, thinks Sarah Palin "forced" Bristol to take part in the reality show to make amends for her pregnancy during the 2008 election.

"Sarah supposedly blames Bristol harshly and openly (in the circles that I heard it from) for not winning the election, and so she told Bristol she 'owed' it to her to do 'DWTS' so that 'America would fall in love with her again' and make it possible for Sarah Palin to run in 2012 with America behind her all the way," Cho wrote on her blog.

In other TV news ...

'Entertainment Tonight' and 'Star Search' creator Al Masini, 80, died overnight in his adopted hometown of Honolulu. The legendary TV producer suffered a long battle with cancer. [CBS Los Angeles]

The April 29 Royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton could be broadcast in 3D. Rupert Murdoch is investigating the possibility of adding another dimension to the TV event, which could have the largest audience in history. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Oprah will announce her newest book club selection on Monday. Jonathan Franzen, author of the current pick, 'Freedom,' will also appear on the show. [TV Guide]

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Nancy O'Dell to Replace Mary Hart on 'Entertainment Tonight'

by Catherine Lawson, posted Nov 9th 2010 7:55AM

Nancy O'Dell, October 2010It's been a busy week for Nancy O'Dell. Yesterday we heard that she'll be hosting Fox's New Year's Eve programming, and today it's been reported that she'll be taking over from Mary Hart on 'Entertainment Tonight' when Hart steps down next year.

O'Dell told People magazine: "I remember watching 'Entertainment Tonight' when it first premiered and dreaming about working for the show some day. ... I am honored to be the one chosen to fill a TV legend's seat and I hope I can do her proud!"

Over the summer, veteran reporter Hart announced her plans to leave 'Entertainment Tonight' in 2011 after nearly 30 years on the show. Yesterday, she said that "Leaving this job was not an easy decision, but knowing I will pass the baton to Nancy O'Dell makes that decision much easier. ... Nancy is a talented and respected entertainment correspondent. We have spent many years working on opposite sides of the celebrity battlefield and I know the show will flourish with Nancy as co-anchor."

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Mary Hart to Leave 'Entertainment Tonight' After 30 Seasons

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 5th 2010 11:00AM
Mary HartUPDATE: According to TheWrap, Lara Spencer, host of 'The Insider,' has been tapped to replace Mary Hart on 'Entertainment Tonight.'

A tipster told the site that Spencer secured the gig several months ago as part of a contract negotiations.

According to Variety, Mary Hart, the longtime host of 'Entertainment Tonight,' is leaving the syndicated news program after her 30th season.

Hart has been on 'ET' since 1982. The show premiered in 1981.

"I've had the privilege of spending 29 years doing something I love -- how often does that happen?" Hart said in a statement. "I've had the support of a stupendous group of people starting with Linda Bell Blue, John Nogawski and many others who are so talented on our staff at 'ET.' I only meant to be at 'ET' for three years, suddenly it's almost 30. I've reached a point when I clearly realize it's time for a change."

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'Entertainment Tonight': Tiger Woods and Elin to Divorce (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Apr 14th 2010 4:53AM
Tiger Woods and Elin Will DivorceThere will be no reconciliation for Tiger Woods and wife Elin Nordegren, according to 'Entertainment Tonight' (weeknights, syndicated). The most buzzed-about golfer and Nordegren are "in the final stages of working out a divorce agreement," sources tell 'ET' correspondent Kevin Frazier.

He goes on to say that apparently Woods hoped to take a family vacation once he'd finished playing in the Masters tournament. But Nordegren turned him down. Um... yeah. Does that surprise anyone?

Watch the video after the jump.

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Kate Gosselin's Reaction to Her Custody Battle With Jon (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Apr 8th 2010 9:50PM
Kate Gosselin's Reaction to her Custody Battle with JonAs you may have heard by now, Kate Gosselin is being sued by ex-husband Jon Gosselin for custody of their eight children. Jon claimed that Kate's presence on 'Dancing With the Stars' made her a neglectful mother, and he has called her an "absentee mom." But now, Kate is fighting back!

Watch the video after the jump.

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Bristol Palin's Controversial New Ad (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Apr 7th 2010 9:20PM
Bristol Palin's Controversial New AdBristol Palin is back in the news again. And once again, she's surrounded by controversy -- controversy about teen pregnancy. Palin released a public service announcement for National Teen Pregnancy Month, but some people find the message of the ad to be... confusing. Is Palin saying that having a baby is a good thing or a bad thing?

Watch the video after the jump.

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New Scenes From 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 25th 2010 12:41AM
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Sneak PeekWhat a high-class problem Bella Swan has. Choose her best friend, hunky Jacob Black, or her true love, broody Edward Cullen. Those who've read the 'Twilight' books by Stephenie Meyer already know the answer to that question. The rest of us will have to wait until 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse' arrives in theaters June 30.

We'll get plenty of sneak peeks until then, and one of them aired on 'Entertainment Tonight' (weekdays, syndicated). Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Bryce Dallas Howard, who plays the deadly vampire Victoria, explain a little about their characters.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Betty White on Sandra Bullock: 'Let Her Work It Out' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 23rd 2010 9:37PM
Entertainment Tonight, Betty White, Sandra BullockBetty White has lived a lot of years and weathered a few storms along the way. So we should probably listen to her wise words about pal Sandra Bullock's marital woes.

"We're all deeply, deeply saddened," White said on 'Entertainment Tonight' (weekdays, syndicated). "At such a high point in her life, it's tough ... I love her with all my heart. That's one of the greatest human beings on the planet ... but the less other people have to say about it and let her work it out ... the better."

Will the tabloids leave it alone? No, but the best we can hope is to give Bullock and husband Jesse James space to deal with things on their own.

As for her thoughts, Bullock says, "There's so many different ways to cheat ... I think it's sometimes far worse to emotionally cheat." Look for that interview on 'Entertainment Tonight' tomorrow.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Marie Osmond's Son Texted Friend Before Suicide (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 2nd 2010 12:24AM
Marie Osmond's son commits suicideYou've probably heard that Marie Osmond's son committed suicide on Friday evening by leaping off the balcony of his Los Angeles apartment.

'Entertainment Tonight' (weekdays, 7:30PM ET on CBS) reported on the tragedy, noting that 18-year-old Michael Blosil texted a friend and said he left a note for her on his bed.

It's just awful all the way around, but especially for this friend, who will live with the fact that she didn't get there in time to try and save him. Not that she could have, but it's going to haunt her for the rest of her life.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Stars Gather to Record 'We Are the World' Remake (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 10th 2010 11:25PM
Entertainment Tonight, Barbra Streisand, We Are the WorldDozens of stars gathered to out-sing and out-diva each other for 'We Are the World - 25 for Haiti,' a remake of the song that brought in $63 million for the Ethiopian famine 25 years ago. New footage of the recording was shown on 'Entertainment Tonight' (weekdays, 7PM ET on CBS).

Sure, it's a great cause, and we're sure director Paul Haggis will do it justice. Still, we have a feeling that Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion and all the rest will show up on an episode of 'The Simpsons' (Sun., 8PM ET on FOX) real soon.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Melissa Rycroft Joins 'Entertainment Tonight' as Special Correspondent

by Aaron Nye, posted Feb 4th 2010 10:20AM
The incredible trajectory of Melissa Rycroft goes on.

PEOPLE reports that the former 'Bachelor' contestant has been named a special correspondent for 'Entertainment Tonight.' As part of the job, Rycroft will cover a number of assignments for the entertainment program, including premieres, award shows, set visits and Hollywood parties.

Just a year ago, the former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader was one of 25 women vying for Jason Mesnick's heart on season 13 of 'The Bachelor.' Rycroft won it, of course -- but not for long. During the show's reunion special, Mesnick revealed that he had lingering feelings for runner-up Molly Malaney, then dumped Rycroft on national television (Mesnick and Malaney have since announced plans to wed as part of an ABC special, set to air Mar. 8.)

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Celebs React to Kate Gosselin's New Hair (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Jan 8th 2010 12:30PM
As part of a 20-hour makeover by celebrity hairstylist Ted Gibson for PEOPLE magazine, Kate Gosselin has ditched her trademark spiky 'do for a long-haired look courtesy of hundreds of hair extensions.

Sandra Bullock, winner of the People's Choice Favorite Movie Actress Award, did a double-take after being shown pictures of Gosselin by 'Entertainment Tonight,' remarking that she "looks like somebody else." And even Hailey Glassman, former girlfriend of Gosselin's ex-husband Jon, had kind words for the reality mom's new look.

Watch the video after the jump.

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