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TV's Six Most Annoying Talk Show Hosts

by Allison Waldman, posted Jul 1st 2010 12:00PM
larry_king_cnn_deskTwo recent news items got us thinking about TV's most annoying talk show hosts. First, Larry King announced his exit from 'Larry King Live' this fall, although he will continue doing specials. Second, Showtime is reportedly interested in Stephen A. Smith. They want the basketball reporter and New York radio jock-talker to host a late night talk show.

Smith, who has already failed with a chat show on ESPN, is not a good candidate as a host because he's a grating personality. So are these people who we think about the six most annoying talk show hosts. Here's who made the list and the why ...

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Jonathan Ross says bye-bye to the BBC

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jan 7th 2010 6:02PM
While Americans were wondering whether or not they are about to lose their familiar late night face, Great Britain said goodbye to theirs.

Jonathan Ross, the host of the BBC's and BBC America's late night chat show Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, has announced he won't renew his contract with the broadcasting giant.

The talker released a statemen
t that said his decision to leave was not motivated by money and contained "other considerations." He reiterated his kind sentiments towards the network met with reporters at his home as he brought them some tea.

Any idea who might make for a good replacement once his contract runs out?

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Christopher Walken Performs Lady Gaga's 'Poker Face' on 'Jonathan Ross' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Nov 9th 2009 11:52AM
Sure, Christopher Walken sometimes plays a tad creepy and more than a little menacing, but as shown by his memorable footwork in Fatboy Slim's 'Weapon of Choice' video, his seven turns as host of 'Saturday Night Live,' and now this clip from BBC America's 'Friday Night With Jonathan Ross,' he also does funny.

Walken gives a spoken-word performance of Lady Gaga's monster hit 'Poker Face' using his trademark unique speech pattern and bizarre inflection. Once again he proves he could read the ingredients off a frozen package of vegetables and make it hilarious.

Watch the video after the jump.

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The Best BBC America Shows You're Not Watching

by Rebecca Paiement, posted Oct 30th 2009 5:46PM
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Britain's BBC is a breeding ground for American television. Our classics like 'Survivor,' 'American Idol,' 'America's Got Talent,' 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' and countless others started out as BBC successes that were later tweaked for the American market. In fact, the hit BBC series 'Being Human' has just been Americanized for the SyFy channel. So why not check out these shows in their first incarnation? BBC America is chock full of Brit comedic wit, outstanding series and cheeky talk shows. Below is a list of our top 10 faves and some honorable mentions.

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