March 7, 2012
IF YOU WANT something done, they say, you should ask the busiest person you know. In television, that might mean asking someone who already has a full-time job to take on another. And maybe even another. And while this in some ways mirrors what's happening in the rest of the country - if you're lucky enough to have a job, chances are you're working harder and longer than you once did - in television, the money's generally better and the complaints fewer. "There's a really nice balance and a way to make it all work," actress and "reality" star Niecy Nash told me recently after I asked if she ever slept.
August 9, 2013 |
THE 2013 EAGLES preseason officially gets underway tomorrow but one recent Philly transplant has more of an insider's view than most. And it ain't Chip Kelly . NBC10's Jacqueline London , who joined the station in March, happens to be married to former NFL player Tony McGee , a tight end who played 11 seasons in the NFL, split among the Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants. The couple were married in 2010. London wore a gorgeous Monique Lhuillier silk gown, complete with intricately beaded bodice and "I do" appliqued on the heels of her Jimmy Choo shoes.
November 15, 2015 |
Kardashians on PR blitz: There is no escape The Kardashians have gone into smoking, rhino-stampeding, triple-insane high gear - a sure sign Keeping up with the Kardashians is premiering on E! on Sunday night. All the sisters are making the blab rounds. Khloé Kardashian , still married to ex-basketballer Lamar Odom - recovering from his brothel drug overdose - is also dating Houston Rockets b-baller James Harden . On The Ellen DeGeneres Show , she jested, "I'm just going to say I'm like part of polygamy right now. I have a husband.
January 20, 2012
Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Dana Carvey; Jon Fisch; Los Campesinos! perform. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Steven Tyler, Ryan Seacrest and Randy Jackson; Sarah Colonna. Jimmy Kimmel Live (midnight, 6ABC) - Terrence Howard; Thomas Horn; Safetysuit performs. Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (12:30 a.m., NBC10)- Joan Rivers; actress Stacy Keibler; Cults perform.
March 2, 2012 |
South Jersey's Jermaine Jones, who got cut from American Idol last week, is now in the Fox talent show's Top 13. The deep-voiced "gentle giant" from Pine Hill not only survived a major cutdown Thursday night, but received high praise during commentaries by the show's mentor, Jimmy Iovine, chairman of Interscope-Geffen-A&M. "I'm so glad the judges brought Jermaine back. I'd listen to a whole album of him," Iovine said. That's a genuine compliment, because, Iovine had harsh words for some performers previously lauded by excessively effusive judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler.
December 12, 2011 |
LOS ANGELES - Word that Ryan Seacrest may be a candidate to succeed Matt Lauer on NBC's "Today" has many in the industry debating whether the radio personality/"American Idol" host/reality-show mogul has the gravitas to anchor a morning news show. All the morning shows have become more entertainment than news, and the choice of anchors reflects that. "Today" has gone from Tom Brokaw to Bryant Gumbel to Matt Lauer, each having less journalistic credibility than his predecessor. Tapping Seacrest to succeed Lauer, whose contract is up at the end of next year, would just be the continuation of that trend.
July 16, 2011 |
POP STAR AND ACTRESS Selena Gomez joined "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia yesterday morning for the ribbon-cutting ceremony for The Voice, the multimedia center for patients that Seacrest's charitable foundation provided, reports Daily News columnist Dan Gross. The Daily News reported Thursday that Seacrest would be at CHOP yesterday, and Seacrest tweeted yesterday morning that Gomez would be a surprise guest. Once word spread about Gomez, rumors swirled that her boyfriend, Justin Bieber , would also attend the ceremony but, alas, it was not meant to be. Seacrest's girlfriend Julianne Hough , an actress and singer and former "Dancing with the Stars" pro, accompanied him to the event but stayed low-key.
September 2, 2012 |
Almost everyone's gone: Simon Cowell , Steven Tyler , and Jennifer Lopez have left American Idol . And according to the New York Post and TMZ, Randy Jackson is off the judges' table. The Post says Jackson is peeved at producers' decision to shrink his role to that of musical mentor. As of Friday, Idol 's on-camera staff consists of a paltry two, Ryan Seacrest and newbie Mariah Carey . Heidi Klum's guardlove Heidi Klum , 39, whose glorious übermodelhood keeps us going, has found her post- Seal bounceback beau.
May 24, 2012 |
Phillip Phillips, the 21-year-old from Leesburg, Ga., was anointed the winner of the 11th season of American Idol on Wednesday night. A fan and judges' favorite, the easy-going singer sailed through the competition, never landing among the weekly bottom three. By way of contrast, Jessica Sanchez, the 16-year-old from Chula Vista, Calif., whom Phillips prevailed over in the finals, was actually eliminated by viewer votes more than a month ago but was brought back by the judges.
August 25, 2007 |
Do you have a job that needs doing? Whether it's big, small or thankless, Fox has got the guy for you: Ryan Seacrest. He's the new showbiz handyman. This week, the network announced that Seacrest, in addition to his duties as American Idol's officious announcer, will host its coverage of both the Emmy Awards and the Super Bowl. Obviously Fox has a weak bench when it comes to on-air personalities. Who could it logically use? Homer Simpson? Anchorwoman Lauren Jones (oops, canceled after one episode)