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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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

We've Watched Jerry Springer's 'Freak Show' for 25 Years

'People aren't watching the show because they want to see me'

(Newser) - As his talk show celebrates its silver anniversary today, Jerry Springer didn't anticipate he'd be fighting back tears as he addressed his audience. "Know this," said the 71-year-old, who wore a tuxedo for the event, to his audience at The Jerry Springer Show. "There's... More »

Newest Late-Night Host: Neil deGrasse Tyson

He gets talk show on National Geographic Channel

(Newser) - Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson isn't your typical late-night host, but he is in fact getting his own TV talk show series on the National Geographic Channel. Star Talk, which will debut in April and air weekly, be taped before a live studio audience at New York City's Hayden... More »

Science Shows Half of What Dr. Oz Says Is Bunk

Medical journal analyzed claims on two popular health talk shows

(Newser) - "Misleading at best, total nonsense at worst" is how Julia Belluz describes her gut feeling over the years about the accuracy of Dr. Mehmet Oz's medical advice, she writes at . Now she's got science to back her up, thanks to a study published in the... 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 »

The View Dumps Everybody but Whoopi

Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy out

(Newser) - ABC has done some serious housecleaning on The View: Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy are both out, and sources say not exactly voluntarily, leaving just Whoopi Goldberg as a host at this point. Sources tell the New York Daily News talks between Shepherd and ABC broke down, and the network... More »

First Netflix Talk Show: Chelsea Handler Signs On

She's leaving E! for the land of streaming

(Newser) - Netflix is ramping up its push into original programming with its first-ever talk show. Chelsea Handler, who is wrapping up her Chelsea Lately show on E! this summer, has signed on for a show set to begin in early 2016, reports the Daily News . Before its launch, Handler will deliver... 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 »

Meghan McCain Gets Talk Show

'Raising McCain' to air on Pivot network

(Newser) - Get excited, because we're about to introduce you to your new favorite show: Starting this summer, Meghan McCain will be hosting her very own talk show. Raising McCain will air on Pivot, a new cable channel targeting 18- to 34-year-olds that launches in August, the Huffington Post reports. It'... More »

Coming Soon: Kris Jenner Talk Show

Kardashian mom's show debuts this summer

(Newser) - Just what the world needs: another show starring a Kardashian. Kris Jenner, mom to Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe, is getting her own show this summer, TV Guide reports. Kris, a one-hour talk show on Fox, will focus on fashion, beauty, and lifestyle topics—and will, of course, feature celebrity guests.... More »

Anderson Gets the Ax

Anderson Cooper's afternoon talkie wlll bow out next year

(Newser) - Looks like Anderson Cooper will stick to hard news for a while: Warner Brothers' syndication arm has decided not to renew the CNN host's afternoon show, Anderson, after next summer, the Media Decoder blog reports. Low ratings dogged the show from its first season, and changes including same-day tapings... More »

Greek Politician Sues Women He Attacked

Ilias Kasidiaris dodges arrest over televised slaps

(Newser) - Last week, extreme-right Greek politician Ilias Kasidiaris slapped one woman and dumped water on another on live television. This weekend, he managed to duck an arrest; now it's Kasidiaris who is suing the women, the AP reports. He says that he was insulted on the talk show, and that... More »

Far-Right Greek Pol Decks Female Lefty on Live TV

Golden Dawn says their man provoked by left-wing woman's comments

(Newser) - A spokesman for Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party is wanted for assault after he threw a glass of water in the face of a female leftist politician, then struck a female communist party representative, all on live TV this morning, reports Reuters . Ilias Kasidiaris, who once served in the... More »

Assange Says He's Hosting a Talk Show

WikiLeaks honcho promises 'key political players'

(Newser) - Julian Assange has many titles clogging his resume, but he's apparently about to add talk show host to the list. WikiLeaks released a statement today promising that Assange will host a new TV show centered around "a series of in-depth conversations with key political players" from around the... More »

TBS Cancels Lopez Tonight

Final show will air tomorrow night

(Newser) - George Lopez is out of the talk-show business as of this week. TBS has abruptly canceled his Lopez Tonight, and the final show will air tomorrow night, reports TV Line . The decision not to order a third season comes after TBS moved the show to midnight last November to follow... More »

Katie Couric's Big Announcement

NBC made one last run at its old sweetheart

(Newser) - ABC has at long last officially announced that it's signed Katie Couric to host an afternoon talk show , beating out a last-minute push from NBC. In a statement , the network said it had a "multi-year, multi-platform" agreement with the former CBS anchor, that will also include appearances on... More »

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