But many might not realize Manilow also wrote some instantly recognizable jingles, including 'Like A Good Neighbor' for State Farm and 'Stuck on Band-Aid.' "Those are the two they keep playing 30 years later," he said. For writing those jingles, he was paid the grand sum of $500 each. "I was very happy to get that five hundred dollars," he said. "Nobody could have predicted that it was going to last that long."
They also discussed fashion, showing one of Manilow's more outrageous stage outfits. "It follows me like a bad smell, that shirt," he said. At least he still has his own hair and he's skinny because he doesn't "like eating." Someone tell him he can afford a sandwich now.
Andy Cohen is accustomed to dealing with plenty of preening from his experience co-producing the 'Real Housewives' series on Bravo. Thursday on 'Access Hollywood Live' (weekdays, syndicated on NBC), Cohen, who also hosts Bravo's 'Watch What Happens Live,' talked about how he will bring his style to hosting the 60th Miss Teen USA pageant, which airs live from Las Vegas on June 19.
"Questioning housewives about very personal matters is something that I really enjoy doing," said Cohen. "I think people expect that of me, and so I hope to push some pageant buttons for the 60th anniversary and see what I can get out of these ladies."
"The great thing is, Meredith usually comes in drunk," Roker deadpanned, "so it's not really that hard to get much by on her." Kidding aside, Roker said Vieira didn't get a copy of the rundown for that morning's show, so she knew something was going on but it would have been hard to guess exactly what.
"If he [Schwarzenegger] wanted to do a mea culpa on my show, I would recommend he do that," said Morgan, "because I think that there's a power of being honest and open about these things which, if you try and cover it up and try or run, it's not going to work."
Kit Hoover said Morgan's recommendation was that Schwarzenegger "pull a Hugh Grant," though Grant is barred from 'Tonight' for having suggested that all English tabloids should be banned from existence. Morgan used to edit two of those papers and took great offense at Grant's comments. So Grant will have to find another show on which to apologize to Morgan if he wants to get back in his good graces.
Kit Hoover asked De La Hoya if he were to punch Billy, would he knock him out? That was a definite yes. "He'd probably go to sleep for like two days," said De La Hoya. Bush did a little fancy footwork but moved right on to the margaritas.
"Throw her around," said Billy Bush, pushing Hoover toward the strippers. "Get her going! Yeah!"
With a camera in tow, Bush quietly crept into the lounge, relieved the masseuse, then slowly began working his hands down to the small of Silverstein's back. After lingering for a time, Bush then delivered a hard smack on Silverstein's behind. The producer, meanwhile, never moved an inch.
"That is the most disrespectful rendering of the Queen," said Billy Bush. The mechanized Queen Mother promptly marched to the edge of the flag, and hung on for a bit before falling off. Hoover also set down a wind-up toy made to look like Prince Charles with the words, "Cheers, big ears."
Two more days, and we can all start our new lives without the Royal Wedding Countdown.
'Kate and Wills Up the Aisle' is a photo collection of celeb and royal look-a-likes in a variety of compromising positions. One photo even shows a faux David Beckham attempting to seduce an ersatz Kate Middleton on the day of the wedding.
As an added incentive, Menounos offered a copy of her self-help book on the importance of being organized to whoever successfully packed their luggage within one minute.
From then on, it was a free-for-all. In the middle of the Royal Wedding Countdown, Gail O'Grady sat down, making four people, and then Bush and Kit Hoover joined in, making seven people on a couch meant for two. Bush was hoping they could bust the thing, and at one point started bouncing up and down, saying, "We gotta make this couch pop."
The couch proved too much for them, however. Hoover fell off and jumped back on, but to no avail. The couch wouldn't give. Maybe this will be a new feature on the show after the Royal Wedding Countdown ends -- "Couch Popping Pile Up."
Hoover asked if Chmerkovskiy liked older women. The question seemed to perplex him. "I think they like me," he said. Bush went one step further, asking if Alley had thrown her hip out during some extracurricular activity with Chmerkovskiy, which again left him a little perplexed.
Hoover also said Chmerkovskiy was doing something she found very sexy: wearing his pants so that a hint of underwear was visibly peeking out. She actually asked to touch them, giving Chmerkovskiy what he called a "frontal wedgie" while pulling them up, Hoover said, to display the name. It's better to pull the pants down than the underwear up, Chmerkovskiy explained. Hoover promised to save that for next time.
"I hear her speak and I'm like, 'Why is she talking?'" remembered Chmerkovskly. He had been dancing around Alley, who was on the floor fixing her shoe. "She was saying not-nice things," Maks said.
Hosts Kit Hoover and Billy Bush weren't able to decipher Alley's words, either. But they did think she and Chmerkovskly were fun to watch. Probably fun to listen to, as well, if they ever release 'Dancing With the Stars: Uncensored.'
Bush asked Hoover about the stay, and Hoover's answers were less than comforting. "We trashed everything," joked Hoover. "We shook up the Bush family pad." Hoover said she and her husband used the ski clothes and helped themselves to the fresh powder and also some wine. What Bush mainly wanted to know was which bedroom did Hoover and her husband use. "The master," she said. "Were we not supposed to sleep in the master bedroom? Is that a little creepy?"
Bush asked if anyone else was thinking what he was thinking. In all likelihood, probably not. But he said he was thinking perhaps a pillow fight took place. Fine. We weren't thinking that, Billy. If that makes you feel any better.
"Really, it's a dream come true," Rock said after enduring a request to flex his pecs from host Kit Hoover. "That energy, that visceral response that you always get from the audience is incredible. I love making movies, but you can't simulate that on any movie set."
The hosts asked, though, if he just missed wearing the "little bitty briefs," as they called them. "Let's be honest, I do," said Johnson. "I wear those briefs generally Friday nights with a big bottle of Don Julio, but now this time I'm going to be able to wear them in the ring."
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