This morning was Meredith Vieira‘s last day on The Today Show after five years on the hit morning show. No doubt the 57 year old is going to enjoy sleeping in for the rest of the week!
Her whole “Today” family was there to send her off: Matt Lauer, Ann Curry, Al Roker, and Natalie Morales. They then showed a montage of Vieira’s best moments on the show (both funny and serious). The video is longish, but totally worth watching. From her first day, to getting attacked by Robin Williams, to getting surprise kissed by Russell Brand, to hanging with Obama in the White House, and so much more. She has a lot to be proud of. She’s covered some pretty incredible stories and interviewed some amazing people. I’m a big fan of hers and look forward to seeing what she does next. Donovan and I had the pleasure of meeting her when she was here filming for the Olympics (hence the header photo).
Honestly, I don’t think they would have been able to make such a funny and touching video if it were any of the other anchors leaving the show. Meredith certainly left her mark on “Today” and will be missed. Watch the video below!
It’s back! America’s favorite guilty pleasure Celebrity Rehab is back for it’s fifth season with Dr. Drew Pinsky and Homorazzi is here to give you all the juice on who’s asking for help this time around. The mayhem will begin on June 26th on VH1 and after looking at this year’s troubled celebs, I honestly can’t wait to see what the dynamic will be like.
One thing is for certain, there have been some rumors about who may or may not be involved in this season but who knows… anything is possible. It has been confirmed that Michaele Salahi will no longer be apart of the fifth season after it was discovered she didn’t have an addiction and didn’t need to be there. Looks like you’ll have to find yet another party to crash Michaele.
This year’s celebs range from famous actresses to reality stars to athletes and musicians. I personally think that Dr. Drew has his work cut out for him.
We’ve seen both the blind auditions and battle rounds, and now we get to see what “The Voice” has in store for the quarterfinals. With 16 contestants still in the competition, I was worried NBC would draw this out and only eliminate one person a week like Idol. Thankfully, they’re much more expeditious than that.
Carson Daly informs us that tonight, only Christina Aguilera’s team and Blake Shelton’s will perform. Each competitor will sing a solo performance and then later, they’ll collaborate for a group one. He also reveals that only one person from each team will advance based on viewer votes and another one based on their respective judge’s discretion. Once again, each judge will lose half their team to only two remaining competitors. Me likey. So glad, “The Voice” is much more efficient. I don’t think I could commit the entire summer to this show.
Besides being more expeditious with their eliminations, another aspect of the show I love is the degree the mentors are involved with their team. Not only do they provide one-on-one coaching, but they also spend time as a team together like going out for dinner. And if that wasn’t enough, each judge joins their team for a group performance.
Another thing I love is the judges’ dynamic with each other. They fight like really close siblings. Though I think Christina is teasing a little too much. I think she’s overcompensating because she’s the only girl. Speaking of the judges, they opened the show by performing a medley of Queen’s hits. I liked that the show did that, but it wasn’t as fluid as their previous group performance from the show’s premiere. But enough about the judges, let’s get to the solo performances. Check them out below.
What a classy guy. Even though he’s a big movie star now and married to a Black Eyed Pea, Josh Duhamel is heading back to the show that made him into a star. The future “Transformers” stud appeared on “All My Children” from 1999 til 2002 as Leo du Pres. He played a con artist that won the hearts of Greenlee (Rebecca Budig) and daytime viewers. Their courtship was one of the more memorable ones on daytime television.
In light of the long-running soap getting canceled, Duhamel is booking a ticket back to Pine Valley. He’s reprising the role that earned him a Daytime Emmy Award in 2002. His character died when he tried to rescue Greenlee from going down a waterfall. The body was never found, and Leo was pronounced dead… dum dum dum, making a perfect opportunity for his return. Here’s hoping he reunites with his true love when he comes back from the dead.
Josh Duhamel isn’t the only big star to head back to daytime television. When “As The World Turns” was canceled, Julianne Moore returned to her old stomping grounds. James Franco even did a month long stint on “General Hospital” recently while he attended school. ABC confirmed that Duhamel will be one of many fan favorites returning to “All My Children” this August before the soap signs off forever in September 2011.
When news first hit the net that Cheryl Cole had been replaced on the US version of X Factor by former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger, rumors spread like wildfire that either head judge Simon Cowell had fired her OR that Nicole had pulled a bit of a diva attitude and convinced FOX execs that she would be a better fit the show. Well, it looks like all fingers are officially pointing to Simon who admitted to The Sun in the UK that he indeed was behind her release.
“The feeling was that she was slightly out of her comfort zone in America. The intention was to do it quietly and say to her she had an option to rejoin the UK show. … At the end of the day we were saying, ‘Move to another show for even more money’. There was an offer of around £2.5 million on the table including bonuses. How is that [firing] someone?”
It looks like that conversation never went well. After Cheryl and her manager, Black Eyed Peas front man will.i.am decided to stop taking phone calls from TV executives to discuss her future endeavors, the UK line up of judges was announced for X Factor and with much surprise to many of us, Cheryl’s coveted spot was filled by Kelly Rowland.
Who caught ABC’s The Bachelorette last night? If you did, you caught this season’s designated douche bag Bentley Williams finally leave the show. If you are like me, you groaned, moaned and yelled at the TV every time Ashley allowed Bentley to fawn all over her as we watched him bash everything about her in the private confessions.
We first heard that Bentley was bad news when Ashley stated to host, Chris Harrison that she had received an anonymous tip that one of the bachelors coming to the show was up to no good and only coming on the show to promote his company. That bachelor was Bentley Williams. Even though Ashley had been warned very harshly, after meeting him and talking with him, she fell under his spell and kept him around.
Now, former Bachelor contestant Michelle Money is coming on the record to say that she was indeed the one who gave Ashley the tip on Mr. Williams. Later on in the episode, Ashley talks with Chris about his departure and mentions Michelle’s name. Looks like the rumors are true. However, if you haven’t been watching the show, you may be wondering what about this good lookin’, rugged man could be so wrong?
UGH. Looks like I won’t be watching 90210′s fourth season. According to TVLine.com, one of my favorite actors is leaving the show. Trevor Donovan aka Teddy Montgomery will no longer be a series regular. Instead, he’ll be relegated to guest-starring status with only five episodes planned. After that, who knows? Maybe he’ll head off to the 90210 wasteland and hang with Season 1 evictee, Dustin Milligan. Now that’s one hot bromance I’d like to see develop into something else.
Arguably, Teddy’s storyline from the show’s third season was the most compelling. He went from womanizing tennis player, to closeted hookup, to full-on coming out gay and eventual prom king. Talk about a senior year. Teddy was one of the best things about the show, along with AnnaLynne McCord’s Naomi. I can’t believe the showrunners are letting go of such a great character and keeping the sniveling fool known as Adrianna. The writers should’ve made her jump off the cliff in the season finale.
It’s official, Katie Couric is coming back to daytime television, but this time for ABC. The former CBS “Evening News” anchor and “Today” co-host is anchoring her own talk show. Move over Anderson Cooper, looks like you have competition for the “Queen of Daytime Talk” crown. The network announced a multi-year and multi-platform agreement that will feature Couric contributing to ABC News starting in the summer before her show debuts in September 2012. Here’s what the perky reporter said about her new gig:
“I’m very happy to be returning to the network where I began my career as a desk assistant in 1979,” Couric said in a statement. “It is tremendously exciting to have the creative freedom to develop my own show with Anne Sweeney, the Disney/ABC TV Group and Jeff, and to contribute to such a vibrant, innovative news division. I can’t wait to be part of this incredibly talented, visionary team.”