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Robert Pattinson Tells Graham Norton About Working With an Unpredictable Elephant (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted May 16th 2011 12:41AM
Robert Pattinson, 'The Graham Norton Show'Animals can be notoriously difficult to work with. According to Robert Pattinson on 'The Graham Norton Show' (Sat., 10PM ET on BBC America), he especially found it challenging to film one scene with an elephant for his new movie. In the animal's defense, it was a rather specific and awkward scene.

"She was just supposed to be sniffing my crotch," Pattinson explained, but as we saw her trunk was more all over the place, and wound up resting on his chest.

He had to improvise the scene a bit, or try to force what was in the book. The problem? "It's incredibly awkward if you're trying to do the scene and you're like holding her trunk down there." In the end, it was a bizarre scene with the elephant's trunk going "all over the place."

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'Larry King Live' Tribute: The Show's 11 Greatest Moments

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 15th 2010 5:00PM
Larry King LiveThursday, Dec. 16, marks the final episode of CNN's 'Larry King Live.' It's been easy to say funny things about King over the show's 25-year-run -- he's out of touch, he should have left years ago, he's been married a lot, etc. -- but the list of guests he's hosted is truly amazing.

King has interviewed celebrities, sure, but because 'Larry King Live' is also a news show, he has hosted more newsmakers and politicians than anyone else you can think of (including Oprah).

We took a look back at the long, stories history of 'Larry King Live' and chose 11 greatest moments, plus a bonus selection that featured a memorable appearance by a certain late night talk show host while filling in for King.

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TV Talk Show Host Day: Six Worthy Successors to Johnny Carson

by Allison Waldman, posted Oct 22nd 2010 3:00PM
johnny_carson_tonight_show_nbcDid you know that October 23 is the day Johnny Carson was born? And that his birthday is used to celebrate TV Talk Show Hosts Day?

In honor of what would have been Johnny's 85th birthday, we've decided to present, as a tribute to the King of Late Night, the six best talk show hosts in the post-Carson era. So after sharing our take on the six most annoying talk show hosts recently, here's the other side of the coin.

But that's not all ... we're also celebrating Johnny's day with a special giveaway. The contest winner will receive the amazing DVD set, 'Tonight: 4 Decades of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.'

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Nate Berkus Talks About Hosting His Own Show, Gay Bullying and Halloween Costumes

by Kelly Woo, posted Oct 18th 2010 11:00AM
Nate BerkusNate Berkus may have started out as Oprah Winfrey's interior design guru, but as the host of his new talk show (syndicated, daily), he's aiming for to do more than help viewers redecorate their bedrooms. He wants to help them make over their lives.

"Living well encompasses a lot," he told TV Squad in an interview last week. 'The Nate Berkus Show' is "not just about design, but it's about everything that goes on in the home."

That can encompass many topics, from entertaining tips to planning a budget vacation. But Berkus also hopes his show will address issues, Oprah-style, that affect his audience, like gay bullying.

He spoke to us about why he's spoken out about bullying, what's coming up on the show and his dream segment.

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High Heel-a-Thon Returns to 'Live With Regis and Kelly' (VIDEO)

by Kelly Woo, posted Sep 12th 2010 11:00AM
Regis and KellyLadies, put on those Manolos and take your marks. 'Live With Regis and Kelly' is bringing back its "High Heel-a-thon" next week. On Wed., Sept. 22, Kelly Ripa will join women across country to run in high heels for charity, cash and other prizes.

Anyone who wants to participate can register at highheelathon.com by donating $20 to The Heart Truth® Campaign. And guys -- don't feel left out. There's a separate 50-yard dash for gentlemen.

Check out a preview clip featuring a group of women from New Jersey who are ready to run:

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It's Been the Worst Summer Ever for 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno'

by Catherine Lawson, posted Sep 3rd 2010 7:10AM

Jay Leno, August 2010Funnyman Jay Leno won't have much to laugh about when he sees the new ratings figures for 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno'. After a chaotic year of changing hosts, multi-million dollar pay deals and very public feuding between the Leno and Conan O'Brien camps, it seems as though viewers have voted with their remotes and switched off this summer.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Leno's attracting far fewer viewers in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic than Conan O'Brien did whe he hosted the show. And, just to pile on the misery, the show has also hit a new record summer low in 'Tonight Show' history.

However, it's not all dire news for Leno. He's still ahead of CBS's 'Late Show With David Letterman' in the ratings, though CBS has pointed out that unlike Leno, Letterman's ratings have held steady since last summer when he -- ahem -- also reached an all-time low.

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Letterman Going on 'The View' for the First Time

by Nick Zaino, posted Aug 25th 2010 6:46PM
David Letterman to appear on 'The View' Sep 7David Letterman has been asking questions on TV for nearly 30 years, but he has rarely been the interviewee. But on Sept. 7, he will make his first appearance on ABC's 'The View,' according to Hal Boedeker of the Orlando Sentinel.

Sept. 7 also marks the first episode of the show's 14th season, and the day 'View' co-host Barbara Walters is scheduled to return after recovering from heart surgery.

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'The Talk' Vs. 'The View': Will CBS Recapture Daytime? - TCA Report

by Laura Prudom, posted Jul 28th 2010 7:00PM
The Talk - CBS
Move over, screechy ladies of 'The View' -- there's a new talk show in daytime. CBS used their TCA presentation to unveil the imaginatively titled 'The Talk,' a show dedicated to discussing "news, pop culture, mom culture and our culture," according to the preview presentation.

CBS mega-host Julie Chen and executive producer/actress Sara Gilbert will be joined by Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete, Leah Remini and Marissa Jaret Winokur on the show, which they insist will not just be a 'View' clone, comparing the similarity to that of Leno and Letterman "it's just another talk show format," Gilbert pointed out.

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President Obama to Guest on 'The View'

by Chris Harnick, posted Jul 26th 2010 11:00AM
Barack ObamaThe ladies from 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC) are making history.

On Thu. July 29, President Obama will chat with Whoopi, Elisabeth, Sherri, Joy and Barbara -- marking the first time a sitting president of the United States will appear on a morning talk show.

According to TVGuide.com, President Obama will film his episode on Wednesday as part of 'The View's' "Red, White & View" campaign. Look for Obama to tackle topics such a his administration's successes, family life at the White House, jobs, the economy and the Gulf oil spill.

"We are so pleased and honored that President Obama will be a guest on The View," Barbara Walters said in a statement.

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Mom-Based Talk Show to Replace 'As The World Turns' This Fall

by Chris Harnick, posted Jul 21st 2010 5:02PM
Sara GilbertComing this fall, because you demanded it: Another CBS show with Julie Chen.

Chen will sit on the panel of 'The View'-like talk show hosted by 'Roseanne' star Sara Gilbert that will replace CBS's long-running soap 'As The World Turns' this fall.

'As The World Turns' will come to an end in September after 54 years on the air, with Gilbert and her gang of moms taking over the time slot in October.

According to Deadline Hollywood, CBS looked at several different programs to replace 'As The World Turns,' including a cooking game show with Emeril Lagasse and a new 'Pyramid' hosted by Andy Richter. However, 'The View'-esque program tested pretty well with audiences.

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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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Daytime Emmys 2010: 'Bold and the Beautiful,' Dr. Oz Win Gold

by Allison Waldman, posted Jun 27th 2010 11:00PM
Dick ClarkThe 37th Annual Daytime Emmys were broadcast live from the Las Vegas Hilton, with Regis Philbin hosting.

There were three big tributes for the night honoring Dick Clark, Agnes Nixon and 'As the World Turns.' Ryan Seacrest presented a special Emmy to Clark for his contributions to TV, including 'American Bandstand.' After a video flashback, he was saluted by live acts.

By the end of the night, the big winner of the night would be CBS, with 'The Bold and the Beautiful' winning the Outstanding Daytime Drama for the second year in a row.

Outstanding Informative Talk Show was won by 'The Doctors,' a first for that show, while 'Ellen DeGeneres' was the winner for Entertainment Talk Show. DeGeneres herself wasn't there, and another no-show was the surprise victor for Outstanding Talk Show Host, Dr. Mehmet Oz.

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10 TV Talk Shows We Wish Hadn't Bit the Dust

by Leonard Jacobs, posted Jan 23rd 2010 10:00AM
And another one bites the dust.

Tyra Banks had long been contemplating ways to forge an Oprah-style media empire well before the debut of her eponymous talk show in 2005. Setting aside her guest shots on 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' in the 1990s, Banks decided to establish her TV-Q as a host by successfully launching 'America's Next Top Model' in 2003. That gave her the clout to fashion 'The Tyra Banks Show' -- which she segued to just three months after leaving the runway -- into something that was part tabloid, part tasteful.

Now that Banks has announced she's ending her talk show this season -- she'll be focusing on her production company, Bankable Studios, among other projects -- we formally add 'The Tyra Banks Show' to the pantheon of great talk shows we wish hadn't bit the dust.

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Chris Brown Apologizes to Rihanna, Insists He's Sincere on 'Good Morning America' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Dec 4th 2009 1:15PM
In an excerpt from an upcoming '20/20' interview with Robin Roberts which aired on 'Good Morning America,' singer Chris Brown apologized for beating Rihanna, insisted that he's being sincere and indicated he fully understands the severity of his actions.

"I was wrong for what I did," Brown said, who watched and reacted to clips of Rihanna's interview with Diane Sawyer last month. "I would definitely say that it's not something I look past or look over."

Watch the video after the jump.

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Oprah Winfrey Improves Ratings, Regains Daytime Queen Crown

by Scott Harris, posted Oct 5th 2009 3:00PM
Oprah Winfrey Fans of daytime television can come in off the ledge now and breathe easier, because Oprah Winfrey is back where she belongs -- on top of the world.

Heading into the premiere of 'The Oprah Winfrey Show's' 24th season, television pundits were debating whether Oprah had lost her edge; ratings had tumbled 7 percent over the past year, with one week of reruns notching the show's smallest viewership ever.

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