October 10, 2015 |
Whoopi Goldberg's day job may be cohosting The View - alongside Joy Behar, Michelle Collins, Candace Cameron Bure, Paula Faris, and Raven-Symoné, - but her true trade is stand-up. She'll hit the Valley Forge Casino Resort on Saturday and appear alongside Ashley Judd in Big Stone Gap , in theaters Friday. Before The View , before starring in 1985's wrenching The Color Purple , 1990's Ghost (for which she won a best supporting actress Oscar) and 1992's smash Sister Act , her high-wire brand of tall-tale-telling is where she got her start and schtick.
September 18, 2015 |
AFTER A WEEK at the Toronto International Film Festival (more on that throughout the fall), Tattle has returned to a trifecta of apologies. * Comedy Central said yesterday that it is rethinking what to do about Steve Rannazzisi 's planned stand-up special, "Breaking Dad," this weekend after the comic apologized for lying about working in the World Trade Center when terrorists attacked on Sept. 11, 2001. Rannazzisi said he didn't know why he told the story, which he called "a mistake that I deeply regret and for which apologies may still not be enough.
August 27, 2015 |
'Ballers' big for HBO The Rock rolls on as a big winner on TV: The first season of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson 's football comedy Ballers was HBO's most-watched half-hour show in six years, says Variety. Ballers drew an average of 8.8 mil viewers, according to Nielsen, making it the third all time among HBO comedies behind Sex and the City (10.3 mil) and the first season of Hung in '09 (9.3 mil). James Bond, the dad At 62, Pierce Brosnan is still kicking, punching, and shooting bad guys.
October 3, 2014 |
WHEN IT comes to statistics and sales in the music business, it's all about context. According to Billboard , 88-year-old Tony Bennett has broken his own record as the oldest living artist to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart when his latest, "Cheek to Cheek," partnering him with Lady Gaga , ascended to the top spot. "Cheek to Cheek," featuring the duo performing a selection of Tin Pan Alley classics, helped Bennett, at 88, beat the previous record holder . . . Bennett, at 85, and his 2011 "Duets" recording.
July 11, 2014 |
R OSIE O'DONNELL will return to "The View" this September to team with Whoopi Goldberg and other gabbers yet to be announced. Rosie spent a combative eight months on "The View," ending in 2007, feuding with the likes of Donald Trump and Rupert Murdoch , and the show's ratings went up. But after a nasty on-air argument with co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck , Rosie asked out of her contract. Elisabeth is now a co-host of "Fox and Friends," on Fox News, and she was highly critical of ABC bringing Rosie back, basically calling her anti-military.
April 18, 2014
Made in America returns! Mayor Nutter says the Budweiser Made in America festival, curated by Jay Z , will return to Philly on Aug. 30-31, in parallel with a West Coast MIA in Los Angeles. Full details in our news pages! One show, many mouths All 11 cohosts of ABC's The View gather May 15 for a bye-bye show for Barbara Walters . Let's see: Besides Babs, you got Meredith Vieira , Star Jones , Joy Behar , Debbie Matenopoulos , Lisa Ling , Rosie O'Donnell , Elisabeth Hasselbeck , plus Sherri Shepherd , Jenny McCarthy , Whoopi Goldberg . Wow. Speaking of Jenny . . . Congratulations to her and Donnie Wahlberg . She announced their engagement on Wednesday's The View . Flashed that ring, too. RHOA spat leads to warrant Porsha Williams of Real Housewives of Atlanta went after costar Kenya Moore on the set of the RHOA reunion show.
August 5, 2013 |
Friday In Touch reports that Teresa Giudice , one of Bravo's "Real (Indicted) Housewives of New Jersey," plans to continue to shoot the show - she just can't talk about her case. Boy, is Melissa going to love visiting her in the pen. v Thursday Porn studio Caballero Video has settled with ice-cream maker Ben & Jerry's and agreed to stop marketing XXX movies loosely based on the porn-ified titles of the company's ice-cream flavors. Goodbye, "Hubby's Chubby.
July 17, 2013 |
Jenny McCarthy , who has served her country as guest host on ABC's The View eight times, will become a full-timer this fall. "Jenny brings us intelligence as well as warmth and humor," boss Barbara Walters said Monday. "She can be serious and outrageous. She has connected with our audience. " An actor, TV host, and former Playboy Playmate of the Year, Jenny, 40, was raised by devout Christians (" Jesus was my [ Justin ] Bieber ," she once said). "I'm beyond thrilled" about the job, she said.
July 14, 2013 |
At least we used to receive a gold watch when we retired. These days it's: "25 years and all I got was a lousy sheet cake?" Elisabeth Hasselbeck got just that kind of rude dismissal from The View this week. Mother Superior Barbara Walters opened Wednesday's show saying, "It was reported last night that our Elisabeth Hasselbeck is leaving us to join the Fox network. As you can see, I'm a little teary, but I always want what's best for you: You know how I feel about you. And I'm happy that you're going.
July 12, 2013 |
What's more amazing? That conservative cohost Elisabeth Hasselbeck finally made it official, and is leaving ABC's The View - or that she's actually been there 10 years, coming over to the show in 2003 after finishing fourth on Survivor: The Australian Outback ? Wednesday was her last day. She's going to Fox to join the Fox & Friends morning show with Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade . ("Hold on!" you scream. "What of Gretchen Carlson ???" She's getting her very own show.)