September 10, 2012 |
LOS ANGELES - Ricki Lake was a babe in the talk-show woods when her syndicated program launched nearly two decades ago. Looking back at the 24-year-old actress she was then, Lake pronounces the 1993 career move "a little bit presumptuous," although "Ricki Lake" quickly won over a young-adult audience that wanted a peppy take on life and love from someone like them. "I didn't know what I was signing up for. I didn't know how to host a show. I didn't know who I was or have a point of view.
November 2, 2011 |
'It's like giving birth," says Ricki Lake about her six weeks on Dancing With the Stars . She should know - the mother of two also just finished her celeb-birth-stories documentary More Business of Being Born , out on DVD next Tuesday. Back to her other baby: The actress/TV personality, 43, may just win the mirror ball, now that major competitors Chynna Phillips, Kristin Cavallari, and fan favorite Chaz Bono are off the floor. We spoke to Lake about her chances on the ABC series, the process of getting there, and what else she has going on (a lot)
June 19, 2008 |
RICKI LAKE is ticked off at doctors and she's firing back. Lake, whose film "The Business of Being Born" is a documentary about maternity care, and who's shown in the film giving birth in her apartment, is mad that physicians groups have singled her out for bringing attention to at-home childbirth. The former talk-show host was named in a recent statement by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, saying that the home is not the safest setting for having a baby.
May 2, 1994 |
Everything I need to know I learned from Ricki Lake. Well, that's a bit of an overstatement. I've learned plenty from Montel, as well. Ricki's audience is younger, though. Their patois is more entertaining. The latest phrase I have learned from watching "The Ricki Lake Show" is that it's possible to be "all that. " (In Philadelphia, you must lose sleep to see Ricki Lake; she's on at 3:30 a.m. on Channel 3. Set your VCRs.) Please note, to be "all that" should not be mistaken for to be "all that you can be. " Oh no, my little lexicologists.
September 1, 1994 |
Oh, to be young, gifted and Ricki Lake. "I'm the happiest girl," Lake says, stroking her beloved cockapoo, Dudley. "I have that beautiful man of mine to go home to. My family is healthy. I have a great job that I can bring my dog to. This is a great time in my life. I've had awfully good karma the last few years. " Good karma, iron will and, as her executive producer, Garth Ancier, puts it, "a missing genetic gene of nervousness" on camera. Once the 250-pound, size-24 teenage star of John Waters' campy film classics (Hairspray, Cry Baby)
November 11, 2011
Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Actor Steve Martin; actress Felicity Jones. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Eric Stonestreet; Ricki Lake; Nicole Sherzinger. Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05 a.m., 6ABC) - Taylor Lautner; Herman Cain; Junip performs. The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (12:37 a.m., CBS3) Drew Carey; Linda Cunningham; Louie Anderson.
April 11, 2012 |
Rush Limbaugh's show will no longer be running on "The Big Talker," WPHT-AM (1210). CBS announced that Premiere Media, which syndicates Rush's show, is taking it off WPHT's schedule, where he's been since 1999 (before that, he was on WWDB). Replacing him in the 1-3 p.m. slot will be longtime Philly broadcaster Michael Smerconish, whose national talk show has been running taped during afternoon drive time; it'll now run live. "I am thrilled that CBS decided to make this change," Smerconish told us at "SideShow," "and I am anxious to once again welcome live callers from my hometown for the duration of my program.
April 19, 1996 |
Mrs. Winterbourne is a comedy of mistaken identity that is itself a mistake. What is intended as a starring vehicle for actress and talk-show host Ricki Lake gets into trouble as soon as she boards a train. A catastrophic derailment puts Lake in a hospital, where it soon becomes clear that Mrs. Winterbourne is dead on arrival - a victim of the kind of preposterous contrivance that ought to merit expulsion from the Writers Guild. Lake is homeless and pregnant when she takes the train to Boston at the beginning of this clumsy stab at a modern spin on Cinderella.
November 7, 1995 |
Those Republicans, they'll stop at nothing to corral the votes of the righteous and uplifted. First it was Dan Quayle, attacking that nice Murphy Brown for deciding to be a single mother rather than marry the guy. Then it was Bob Dole, berating Time Warner for its promotion of a particularly vicious strain of gangsta rap. Now it's William Bennett, crusading against daytime "trash talk" shows - Ricki Lake, Jenny Jones and the rest of that...
February 16, 1995 |
Budding talk-show hosts should look to Jenny Jones for inspiration. A little more than three years ago, the former rock drummer jumped from being a standup comic into the role of talk-show host. The results, at least at first, were, by many standards, somewhat dismal. Instead of going the "I-slept-with-my-sister's-boyfriend" route, "The Jenny Jones Show" was scripted, and included health and fitness segments and some comedy. The critics, for the most part, hated it. Judging from ratings, viewers seemed to agree.