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Rachel Dolezal Comes Clean About Racial Background

Former NAACP leader appears on 'The Real'

(Newser) - Rachel Dolezal—the former NAACP leader in Spokane, Washington, who was outed as white in June —admitted today what the world pretty much knew: she was born white. "I acknowledge that I was biologically born white to white parents, but I identify as black," she said on... More »

Over for Rosie O'Donnell: The View, Marriage

She splits with wife, leaves talk show

(Newser) - Rosie O'Donnell is leaving The View—again. After just returning to the daytime talk show over the summer , O'Donnell is making her second exit next week, her publicist announced yesterday. Why? Well, turns out O'Donnell is also exiting her marriage: Her publicist reveals that the soon-to-be-former talk... More »

There's Already Drama Between New View Hosts

We know you're shocked

(Newser) - It was only a matter of time before drama erupted between the new panel of ladies on The View—but apparently "time" here means a whole two days. The season premiered Monday , and by Tuesday, there was trouble, according to Page Six . It started on-air, when Republican co-host Nicolle... More »

ABC Forces Canned View Co-Hosts to Make Nice

Also, Sarah Palin would like to replace McCarthy or Shepherd

(Newser) - The View was back yesterday for its first live broadcast since it was revealed that ABC was giving everyone except Whoopi Goldberg the boot —and if you watched, you may have noticed that soon-to-be-ex-co-hosts Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd didn't have anything mean to say, despite their ouster.... More »

Kris Jenner Tries, Fails to Bribe Negative Reviewer

Sends her a fancy pen with which to write a nicer review

(Newser) - No one was expecting Kris Jenner's new talk show to get good reviews ... no one except Kris Jenner, apparently. A few hours after Linda Stasi wrote a particularly scathing take on the show in the New York Post (it's "soul-sucking," and Jenner "comes across as... More »

Savannah Guthrie Struck With Migraines

Ann Curry replacement told to wear dark glasses

(Newser) - Replacing Ann Curry has gotten Savanna Guthrie stressed out. The Today show co-host is suffering from head-splitting migraines barely a month into her new gig, sources say. “She goes to a doctor two days a week for treatment of the migraines, and is required to wear dark glasses... More »

Mishap Leaves Anderson Guest in Coma

Cooper 'distraught' after producer prods teen into 'crazy stuff'

(Newser) - Anderson Cooper's evening persona would not be pleased with his daytime self. Seems a teenager is in a coma after an Anderson producer coaxed the boy into careless behavior for an episode on the "teenage mind," Gawker reports. A source says the producer "encouraged [the] kid... More »

Katie Couric Will Own Her ABC Show

She's close to deal on program expected in 2012

(Newser) - Katie Couric will have a syndicated daytime show on ABC sometime around the fall of 2012, the Wall Street Journal reports. The two sides are expected to announce the deal as early as Monday. A source tells the newspaper it will be "Oprah-esque," though the exact format is... More »

Couric, Lauer: Together Again?

Rumors flying about a 'Today' reunion

(Newser) - You knew this was coming : Katie Couric and Matt Lauer are talking about teaming up again, a source tells the Wall Street Journal . The former Today co-hosts are considering a new daytime talk show, though talks may or may not progress. Couric's CBS Evening News contract expires in early June... More »

Regis Philbin Leaving Live

Show will continue with co-host Kelly Ripa

(Newser) - After 28 years as host, Regis Philbin is signing off. The talk-show veteran announced his retirement from Live With Regis and Kelly at the beginning of today’s show, the AP reports. "It's been a long time,” he said, “and it was the biggest thrill of my... More »

Anderson Cooper Gets Daytime Talk Show

But he'll keep his nightly show on CNN

(Newser) - Maybe Anderson Cooper can fill Oprah's void in daytime TV? The CNN anchor is getting his own daytime talk show next fall. (No name yet.) It will be distributed by Warner Bros.—parent company Time Warner also owns CNN—and syndicated nationally. Plenty of slots should be available... More »

What Killed the Soap Opera

Working women, reality TV, and 24-hour news, among other things

(Newser) - With the Sept. 17 finale of As the World Turns looming—and View clone The Talk ready to replace it—only six soap operas are still on the air. The genre is weak and possibly headed for extinction, largely because ad spending is in freefall. Advertising Age tries to figure... More »

Palin: Obama Should Be at Border, Not on View

Prez has time to chat but not help at 'porous' border, Palin complains

(Newser) - President Obama has "lotso" time to chat it up on The View but no time to visit the US-Mexican border? Outrageous, complains Sarah Palin, who slammed the president on Twitter for failing to "offer help to those risking life to secure us" at the "porous" border. She... More »

Obama Returns to The View

Barbara Walters will greet first sitting president to join ABC chatfest

(Newser) - President Obama will appear on The View on Thursday, and his visit will be only the second-most-anticipated of the day: Co-host Barbara Walters will return to work for the first appearance on the ABC chatfest by a sitting president, reports Broadcasting & Cable . Walters had surgery in May to replace... More »

RIP, Daytime Talk Shows

Tyra Banks' exit marks end of an era

(Newser) - Why did Tyra Banks pull the plug on The Tyra Banks Show even though its ratings were still steady? Probably because she sensed that daytime talk shows in the confessional Oprah-inspired mold are dead, writes Jessica Grose of Slate . Fifteen years ago, daytime TV was full of these shows, from... More »

Tori Gets Her Very Own Talk Show

For some reason, ABC creating a show for Spelling

(Newser) - If you just don’t have enough Tori Spelling in your life—and really, how could you? 90210 reruns and her inexplicably popular reality show can only satisfy so much—good news: She’ll soon be hosting a daytime talk show. Yes, ABC is creating the show specifically for Spelling... More »

The Race to Be the Next Oprah

Conan, Ellen, Sarah all deserve a look

(Newser) - \With Oprah leaving her show in the all-too-near future, people have been clamoring to find the heir to her daytime throne. The Boston Globe offers a few outside-the-box suggestions. More »

Springer to Host Dating Show

Kelly Osbourne gets a new TV gig, too

(Newser) - Today's television news: Jerry Springer heads to another trainwreck-of-a-show, while Kelly Osbourne lands a gig trying to help trainwrecks-in-the-making. Springer—who calls himself “the crazy old uncle” that people tell secrets to—will host a dating show where contestants reveal their biggest faults then vie for a date, the... More »

Shoplifters Brag on Dr. Phil, Go to Jail

Matthew and Nora Eaton probably should have seen this coming

(Newser) - A California couple is probably having second thoughts about discussing their shoplifting habit with Dr. Phil now that they’re going to jail. Matthew and Nora Eaton went on his TV show—ostensibly for help with their shoplifting addiction—in Nov. 2008, and revealed that they made money by selling... More »

The View Brings Politics to Daytime TV

Goodbye, celebrity gossip, recipes—hello, health care, gay marriage

(Newser) - The View is bringing politics to the daytime talk show, once the realm of cooking tips and fashion advice. Discussion of topics like health care is "one of the reasons I watch it," an audience member tells the Los Angeles Times . "When they do the fashion stuff,... More »

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