On March 11, 2014, Jay Leno and Julia Louis-Dreyfus are among six of the people being inducted into the 23rd TV Hall of Fame. Television Academy Chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum announced next year’s crop of honorees on Tuesday.
The four-time Emmy Award-winning actress and soon-to-depart late night legend will join more than 130 previously inducted alums. The Television Academy’s Hall of Fame Selection Committee held its first ceremony back in 1984, when Lucille Ball, Edward R. Murrow and Milton Berle were among the first honorees.
“The six individuals being inducted into the Hall of Fame have all made a profound impact on the landscape of television, leaving their own mark within our industry and with audiences around the world,” says CEO Bruce Rosenblum. “Their groundbreaking contributions will last for generations, making them true icons who could not be more deserving of the Television Academy’s highest honor.”
No matter who you are, regardless of star status, everyone has their fair share of fans and haters. Celebrities just have more than most. Star magazine compiled a list of twenty celebrities who have more people loathing them, than adoring them. Check out which controversial singers, self-promoting reality TV stars and pretentious actors made the list.
Naturally, Chris Brown made the cut. Ever since assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna back in 2009, he’s been on many people’s hit list. His seemingly lack of remorse and douchey attitude hasn’t helped redeem his image. Surprisingly, the R&B singer lands at No. 20. Believe it or not, there are 19 other personalities more hated than him.
Kim Kardashian, whom I loathe, and mom-ager Kris Jenner only placed at 11th and 10th respectively. Anne Hathaway with her perceived faux humility and humbleness during the Oscar awards season earned her a No. 9 slot. Not even cheating Kristen Stewart with her surly and less-than-thrilled expressions snagged the top spot. She came up short in the runner-up slot. Find out who the “Most Hated Celebrity In Hollywood” is below and the rest of the Top 20.
It was the worst kept secret in Hollywood and thank God it’s finally official. NBC is replacing Jay Leno on The Tonight Show for the second time. If you recall, Conan O’Brien succeeded Leno back in 2010 only to be ousted in a highly-publicized manner. Hopefully, Jimmy Fallon’s stab at 11:35 will yield better results. I really don’t want NBC to bring back Leno yet another time on the late night talk show.
“Jay Leno is an entertainment icon, making millions of people laugh every weeknight for more than 20 years,” said Steve Burke, Chief Executive Officer of NBCUniversal. “His long reign as the highest-rated late-night host is a testament to his work ethic and dedication to his viewers and to NBC. We are purposefully making this change when Jay is #1, just as Jay replaced Johnny Carson when he was #1. Jimmy Fallon is a unique talent and this is his time. I’m thrilled he will become the sixth host of ‘The Tonight Show’ at exactly the right moment, in conjunction with our coverage of next year’s Winter Olympic Games from Sochi, Russia.”
Even though Leno has publicly made fun of his impending ouster during his nightly monologue, he had nothing but kind words for Fallon. “Congratulations Jimmy,” Leno said in a statement. “I hope you’re as lucky as me and hold on to the job until you’re the old guy. If you need me, I’ll be at the garage.” In his usual hilarious fashion, Fallon responded, “I’m really excited to host a show that starts today instead of tomorrow.”
Clearly these two have admiration for each other and have no hard feelings. If you missed it a couple of days ago, the two filmed a video addressing the rumors of their rivalry. Check out the clip below which includes some singing and more.
Oprah’s Next Chapter has been hit or miss at times for me. For every Rihanna interview, there’s a ridiculous comment comparing Justin Bieber to The Beatles. Regardless of quality inconsistency with her chats, there is no denying Oprah Winfrey’s increased onscreen presence on OWN has reignited the network which has consistently seen month-to-month ratings increases. There is no doubt that momentum will continue when her chat with David Letterman airs on January 6, 2013. Boffo ratings will definitely result.
Everyone likes to think that the Letterman-Winfrey feud began at the Academy Awards when the late night talk show famously bombed on a joke introducing Oprah to Uma Thurman. While horrible, I highly doubt a 16 year feud resulted from that. Legend has it that it began when Letterman and his girlfriend decided to skip out on a bill, tricking the waiter into thinking Oprah agreed to pay it. LOL. Whatever the reason it began, it continued until a little thing called the Super Bowl brought them together.
In 2007, the duo appeared on a couch wearing Indianapolis Colts and Chicago Bears jerseys. Soon after that, the two appeared on each other’s respective talk shows. Most recently, Winfrey sat down with Letterman for his Distinguished Professional Lecture and Workshop Series at Ball State University. Now, the two are once again sitting down. This time on Oprah’s turf. Check out the preview below along with what they’re reportedly chatting about. It’s good.
Last night, Lindsay Lohan was on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno to promote the premiere of Liz & Dick which airs this coming Sunday, November 25. Lohan was just on The Today Show last week and did a brief skit on Jimmy Fallon before that.
As you probably already know, that fact that Lohan canceled on doing an interview with Barbara Walters and then scheduled in Jay Leno didn’t make Barbara very happy. Jay Leno wasted no time and asked about this whole situation at the beginning of the interview. Lohan explained that it wasn’t the right timing and that when she’s ready to sit down for that type of interview, Barbara, who she said she is a big fan of, will be the first person she calls.
Later in the interview, they talked about all of the crazy tabloid rumors, as well as one story that is true and that is that she just found out while on The Today Show that her father (Michael Lohan) did have another child and that Lindsay has a half-sister. Lindsay said about the situation that if she could offer the girl any advice, that is, “Good luck with my dad.” Check out some of the clips from the interview below.
Back in mid-October, it was announced that Lindsay Lohan was going to be sitting down for a one-on-one interview with Barbara Walters which would air around the time the Liz & Dick Lifetime movie premiere.
Recently, Lindsay Lohan backed out of the interview, apparently advised by her new “people” because they were uncomfortable with the questions that Walters was going to ask. Walters insisted that most of all of the questions were to compare her life to Elizabeth Taylor’s.
Now, it’s been confirmed that Lindsay Lohan will be sitting down for an interview with Jay Leno and Walters is not happy. On The View this morning, she shared that she has worked with the people that represent Lindsay Lohan for a long time and would like to continue, but she is very “disappointed” with how they handled this. How “revenge-y” of Barbara to threaten Lindsay’s “people” with her future “business” with them… love it! LOL. As a side note, how good was last night’s episode of Revenge!? “This one time at Revenge-camp…” Anyway, watch the clip of Barbara discussing this issue on The View this morning below.
Last night, Britney Spears and Simon Cowell stopped by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno for an interview to chat about The X Factor. I’m loving Britney’s new look with the bangs!
I’ve included a few clips from the interview. The first is Leno talking to Britney about what it’s been like to have people boo at her, considering that is obviously something she’s not used to. Simon explained, “She looked at me like what have I signed up for here, after two hours we had a conversation and it was like I’m not sure I should be doing this they all hate me, they’re booing me… I said you’re doing a brilliant job get used to it.”Britney added, “You’re just like ‘cringe,’ you’re just like ‘oh my god’”. They also discuss their new political commercial for The X Factor that included both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
Watch the videos below. I’ll add more clips from the interview as they come available. Can’t wait to start watching the live shows this week with Khloe Kardashian and Mario Lopez!
Yesterday, Donald Trump opened his big mouth and went after President Barack Obama again, this time offering a $5 million donation to the charity of Obama’s choice, with the condition that he releases both college records and applications and passport records and applications. Well, last night on The Colbert Report, Colbert had his own offer for Donald Trump where he is offering $1 million to Trump in return for being able to dip his BLANK in Trump’s mouth (to Colbert’s satisfaction). I’m sorry, but you’ll have to watch the video to hear exactly what he said.
Obama was actually on Jay Leno‘s Tonight Show last night and made fun of the Trump situation, saying his beef with him dated back to their days growing up in Kenya. “We had constant run-ins on the soccer field,” Obama told Jay Leno. “He wasn’t very good and resented it. When we finally moved to America, I thought it would be over.”
Jimmy Kimmel also weighed in on Trump’s offer. “It seems like a trap Lex Luthor would set. ‘So what will it be, Superman? The orphans, or your secret identity?’” He added: “Donald Trump seems to think the President is a contestant in some kind of imaginary game show he’s hosting.” Watch the video of Colbert’s offer, Obama with Leno, and Trump’s original offer below.