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Bill Maher's Show Is Returning Without Writers
Bill Maher
Won't Return
Amid Strike
After All

Bill Maher Won't Return Amid Strike After All

HBO host cites possible progress in talks, will wait to see what happens

(Newser) - Bill Maher is following the lead of Drew Barrymore —he has scrapped plans to resume his HBO talk show amid the Hollywood writers' strike, per the Hollywood Reporter . Maher cited apparent progress in negotiations. "My decision to return to work was made when it seemed nothing was happening...

Who's Going to Let Us Know Who the Father Is Now?

Maury Povich's talk show, which became famous for its paternity test results, ends its 30-year-plus run

(Newser) - Since 1991, Maury Povich has used his daytime talk show to delve into uncommon phobias , suss out cheaters, and, perhaps most famously, convince guests to take paternity tests to figure out who is and isn't the father of various children born of current and former partners. Now Povich is...

With Radio Host on Ventilator, His Brother Backs Vaccinations

Phil Valentine's listeners have said they changed their minds on the shots, too

(Newser) - Now that Phil Valentine, the conservative radio talk show host, has been hospitalized with COVID-19 and placed on a ventilator, some of his listeners are deciding to get vaccinated after all. One of them is his brother. "As soon as I found out this thing had hit him like...

A Reminder: Rosie O'Donnell Was a Total Game-Changer

When it came to daytime talk shows

(Newser) - The woman who changed everything in the talk show world is none other than Rosie O'Donnell, or so Ashley Spencer makes the case in a lengthy piece for Vulture . The Rosie O’Donnell Show launched in 1996 in a way that was, well, different. It wasn't pretaped, for...

Dakota Johnson Fans Give Her Credit for Ending Ellen
Fans to Dakota Johnson:
Thanks for Ending Ellen
in case you missed it

Fans to Dakota Johnson: Thanks for Ending Ellen

They say 2019 interview was the beginning of the end

(Newser) - When Ellen DeGeneres starting getting a lot of bad press last year, Dakota Johnson fans said an awkward exchange during a 2019 interview was the "beginning of the end" for the talk show host. After DeGeneres confirmed Wednesday that her show is ending after its upcoming 19th season, many...

Ellen: Attacks on Me Were 'Orchestrated,' 'Misogynistic'
Ellen: I'm a Victim of Misogyny

Ellen: I'm a Victim of Misogyny

Talk show host opens up about toxic workplace scandal

(Newser) - When Ellen DeGeneres addressed allegations of a toxic workplace at her talk show last year, she said "things happened here that never should have happened" and "the necessary changes" had been made. Her stance appears a little different now after announcing the Ellen DeGeneres Show is nearing its...

Ellen DeGeneres Hemorrhages Viewers After 'Toxic' Allegations

Comedian's daytime talk show has seen a 43% ratings decline since 'toxic workplace' allegations

(Newser) - When Ellen DeGeneres kicked off her daytime talk show's 18th season in September, that episode drew in the highest ratings for one of her season openers in four years. Since then, however, there's been a "startling setback," per the New York Times , which reports on a...

Another Season of Taboo Talk on Tap for Pakistani Women

Kickstarter campaign saves digital talk show

(Newser) - Kanwal Ahmed has given women in Pakistan a forum to talk about topics that are considered taboo in that religiously and socially conservative country. And thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, she’ll have the opportunity to keep doing it. In just a week, she raised more than $30,000...

Ellen DeGeneres Has Virus
Ellen Suspends Show

Ellen Suspends Show

DeGeneres tests positive for COVID

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres' talk show has been stop-and-go this year, and now it's stopping again. Ellen shut down early in the pandemic, then returned the air in early April, hosting from her living room. After an internal investigation into workplace mistreatment, it wasn't certain that the fall season would...

Scandal Fails to Derail Season 18 of Ellen's Show

It premieres Sept. 21

(Newser) - The Ellen DeGeneres Show is indeed coming back for its 18th season despite the controversy that resulted in the departures of three producers. "I can’t wait to get back to work and back to our studio. And, yes, we’re gonna talk about it," DeGeneres said in...

'We Mourn His Loss': Regis Philbin Dies at 88

The legendary host of 'Live!' and 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?' had a special sense of humor

(Newser) - One of America's most beloved TV hosts is gone. Regis Philbin, best known for the morning show Live! and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, died of natural causes Friday at the age of 88. "His family and friends are forever grateful for the time we got to...

The Virus Upended Ellen. Her Crew Is Peeved

Production workers say higher-ups haven't been transparent on pay, scheduling

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres' most famous phrase is "be kind," but some of her own crew members say they aren't feeling that kindness from top producers on her talk show. "Numerous insiders" tell Variety that a group of 30 or so lighting coordinators, grips, camera operators, and other...

Jury to Former PBS Host: You Owe at Least $1.5M

Tavis Smiley loses court case over sexual-misconduct claims

(Newser) - Tavis Smiley suffered a crushing legal blow Wednesday when jurors decided he has to pay at least $1.5 million to PBS over relationships with six female employees, the Washington Post reports. The Washington, DC, jury needed about 1 1/2 days to determine that the former talk-show host had violated...

ESPN Issues Reminder After Anti-Trump Blast

Dan Le Batard criticized President Trump and his recent racist tweets

(Newser) - ESPN is reminding employees of the network's policy to avoid talking about politics after radio talk show host Dan Le Batard criticized President Trump and his recent racist comments and ESPN itself on the air this week, the AP reports. (See Le Batard's commentary here .) The reminder...

Conan Wings It After Star Guest Cancels at Showtime

The talk show host chides Kumail Nanjiani over the no-show

(Newser) - Conan O'Brien was forced to improvise Friday when one of his guests canceled at the last minute, People reports. O'Brien said in his monologue that he was told a half-hour before showtime that Kumail Nanjiani, star of Stuber, was held up at another show. "I was having...

Sean Spicer's New Gig: Talk Show Host

Stormy Daniels' lawyer has already turned him down

(Newser) - Good news for anybody who didn't get enough of Sean Spicer when he was White House press secretary: Sources tell the Hollywood Reporter that producers are working with him to develop a talk show and are trying to get a network interested. In Sean Spicer's Common Ground, Spicer...

Jerry Springer's Show Halts After 4K Episodes

The slugfest lasted 28 years

(Newser) - Somehow it doesn't seem right for Jerry Springer to exit quietly. There should be one last thrown chair or a bleep-filled tirade, at the very least. Instead, it was announced with no fanfare this week that he will stop making new episodes of his memorably raucous talk show, and...

A 4th Woman Is Coming to Late Night TV

Busy Philipps is getting her own talk show

(Newser) - Just three women currently host late-night talk shows (Samantha Bee, Sarah Silverman, and Robin Thede), but a fourth will soon join their ranks: Busy Philipps. The actress and, as the Cut calls her, "social media phenom" will host a late-night show on E!, the network announced Tuesday. It's...

Clapper's Prediction on Mueller: 'More Shoes to Drop'
Clapper on Russia Threat:
Trump 'Never Talks About That'

Clapper on Russia Threat: Trump 'Never Talks About That'

Also, perspectives on this week's school shooting in Parkland

(Newser) - Robert Mueller's indictment against 13 Russians and the school shooting in Parkland, Fla. , spurred much of the conversation on the Sunday morning circuit. After the special counsel's newest indictment, President Trump spent much of the weekend tweeting how there was "no collusion" between himself or members of...

Letterman Makes Return With a Big First Guest

For his show debuting on Netflix, ex-'Late Night' host dished with former President Obama

(Newser) - Former President Obama and David Letterman have both been reclusive since leaving their respective jobs, but a casually dressed ex-president and hirsute ex-talk show host re-entered the public eye together in the debut of Letterman's new Netflix show, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. Letterman compared his post-work life...

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