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Chelsea Handler Hosting New Talk Show On Netflix

In: Donovan, TV Shows

When Chelsea Handler announced she was ending Chelsea Lately on E!, many assumed she was in the running to replace David Letterman on CBS. Turns out she was shopping around a new talk show, but just to a different media outlet. The 39-year-old comedian is bringing her brand of humor to Netflix to launch the streaming service’s first ever talk show, set to debut in early 2016.

“The Internet has disrupted many of the conventions of traditional television and together with Chelsea Handler, Netflix is looking forward to reimagining the late night talk show for the on-demand generation, starting with the late night part.” – Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos

No word if the talk show will be daily, weekly or other frequency. As part of the multi-layered deal, Handler will also provide a stand-up special and docu-comedy specials. Chelsea‘s first stand-up special will start streaming on October 16 and it will be based on her sold-out tour of Uganda Be Kidding Me Live.

Handler officially leaves E! on August 26 when her talk show signs off after seven years. Read Chelsea’s statement regarding her new deal below.

read Chelsea’s statement on why she chose Netflix after the jump

Tyra Banks Returns To Daytime Television

In: Donovan, TV Shows

Prep yourself everyone. Tyra Banks is getting back into the daytime talk show game. The 40-year-old tour-de-force is executive producing a new lifestyle show that will launch next year. She’ll also step in front of the camera and host the yet-untitled show which will explore topics such as fashion, beauty, entertaining and individual enterprise.

“With an extraordinary social media following and legions of fans built over her years on television, Tyra is more relevant than ever,” said Lisa Hackner, executive vp of daytime and syndicated programming, ABC Entertainment Group. “She is the ideal personality to infuse lifestyle content with fresh energy, humor, and the practical information the daytime audience craves.”

As most of you know this will be Banks’ second time hosting a talk show. The Tyra Banks Show, which ran from 2005-10 earned an Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show Informative. This new show is on the heels of another recently announced project.

She’s teaming up with Carmen Carrera for TransAmerica on VH1. In August, Tyra returns for the 21th Cycle of America’s Next Top Model. Read what the former Victoria’s Secret Angel has to say about her new gig below.

read what Tyra says about her new show after the jump

Show of hands of those who know Jenny McCarthy has a talk show. Thought so, me neither. Well, apparently the 40-year-old entertainer headlines a weekly one airing on VH1. The Jenny McCarthy Show premiered last week and will feature different celebrity guests along with trivia, games and discussion about recent pop culture news. Also, a guest DJ and bartender will be on hand each week. Fun, but don’t you think it sounds like a straight female version of Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live!?

On her premiere, she had a multi-platinum selling recording artist booked as her first guest. Said singer showed up but bailed after his team saw what was waiting on set. To stand out among the sea of late night talk shows, McCarthy decided to sex up her show. She wanted to create a Vegas-type vibe. Find out exactly which singer left the building and why below.

find out who after the jump

Last night, Season 26 of Survivor premiered with the “Fans vs. Favorites: 2” theme. With so many strong characters coming back, it looks like it’s going to be a pretty satisfying season… with some eye candy as a bonus! Unfortunately, one of Jeff Probst’s other ventures isn’t doing so well.

“We believe Jeff is an incredible talent, and that he and his dedicated producing team delivered quality episodes throughout the season,” said CBS Television Distribution in a statement. “Unfortunately, the audience isn’t there to support a second year. We are grateful to the entire staff, our affiliate partners and advertisers for their ongoing support of The Jeff Probst Show. Production and broadcast of original episodes will continue through the current season.” Looks like the tribe has spoken, Jeff.

What Jeff had to say & more after the jump…

At 66-years-old, Dolly Parton’s mind is as sharp as they come. The country legend was subjected to rapid fire questions during her appearance on Live With Kelly and Michael. Not only did she answer five questions in a minute, but she did it with panache and with humor. I have to admit she’s pretty quick on her feet. When asked her favorite color, Parton answer “Clairol, number 249″. LOL.

Before the lightning questions, they briefly discussed the honorary doctorate Parton is receiving. Michael asked her if he could call her “Doctor Dolly” or “Double D” for short. She quickly replied, that it wasn’t new to her because, “I’ve been called that for years.”

The one thing not covered in the interview were the rumors that surfaced earlier this week that Dolly was in a lesbian relationship with her childhood friend Judy Ogle. Parton dismissed the rumors already stating that she’s not gay, but her fans are. Amen to that sister. You’ve got one here. Check out Dolly’s rapid fire session below.

watch the interview below

Which Jersey Shore Star Just Scored A Spin-off?

In: Donovan, TV Shows

Just because MTV is canceling Jersey Shore, that doesn’t mean the tanned bunch have to fade into the sunset. Pauly D, Snooki and JWOWW are all staying put on the network with their respective spin-offs and now you can add another Shore alum to that list. Slowly, the Seaside Heights crew is taking over MTV one fist pump at a time.

Question is, will it be Deena, Mike “The Situation”, Vinny, or Sammi and Ronnie? Perhaps the latter two could host some sort of effed up couples therapy SLASH dating show. It’s MTV, so you never know. Find out who’s staying on the network’s payroll below. The show is unlike anything you’ve seen from any of the Jersey Shore crew.

find out who after the jump

On a recent episode of Ricki Lake, it was all about “Gay People Living Straight Lives” and one of the guests was Josh Weed, whom I had previously posted about when he did an interview with Nightline. All of the exposure started a while back when he did a blog post titled, ““Gay, Mormon, And Married.”

Weed is an openly gay man, yet he’s been married to a woman for several years and says he’ll always remain loyal and faithful. Ricki asks him about the sacrifice he’s made and how he’s able to be sexually intimate with his wife when he’s not attracted to women.

The woman’s reaction? in the audience at 1:13 is absolutely hilarious.

Watch a clip from the episode after the jump…

What a year for Ricki Lake! It’s certainly better than last year, where here home burned down. Not only is she kicking butt (and losing weight in the process) on Dancing With The Stars, but it’s just been announced that she’ll have a new show next year called “The Ricky Lake Show“! That’s right folks, Ricki is going to be a talk show host once again for the first time since 2004!

Fox made the announcement, referring to her as “America’s girlfriend” and said that the show would cover topics of interest to 25 to 54 year old women (let’s face it – gay men as well), including parenting, diet, weight and love. The announcement explained, “Ricki is not an expert. She’s not a doctor, therapist or a super homemaker – she’s a working mom trying to figure life out, and inviting her audience along for the ride.” Paul Franklin, general sales manager for Twentieth Television, said “we are thrilled that Ricki will bring daily conversation and her relatable spirit to this impressive group of stations.” The show is set to premiere in September of 2012. For now, check out some old clips from her past talk show. Times have sure changed!

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