Shifrin told Daly she is still mulling over a job offer by The Queen Latifah Show as a west coast based digital content producer (the show films on the Sony Studios Culver City lot). From Taipei… to LA… to Manhattan, all thanks to a creative resignation.
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Carson Daly Joins Today Show (TVNewser)
Carson Daly is joining the Today show as the host of what NBC calls a first-of-its-kind digital studio, dubbed the Orange Room. Daly will continue to host The Voice, and NBC’s New Year’s Eve special, but is giving up Last Call as NBC decides the fate of that late, late show. Daly has also signed a first-look development deal with NBC for scripted and alternative programs under his Daly Productions banner. Reuters Today is revamping its show as it tries to retake the ratings lead it held for decades, adding Daly and a new set to lure back viewers. The hub of the show will be a new set, which features a desk area for hosts that can rotate 360 degrees, state-of-the-art weather screens for Roker, bright orange couches, and Daly’s new digital set, which will allow him to chat with guests after they appear on the main set. Today.com “When I got the call about being permanently on Today and launching the Orange Room, it was like a dream come true,” Daly told us earlier this week. “You know that scene in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, where Charlie peels back the wrapper and finds the golden ticket? I felt like I got the golden ticket.” FishbowlNY Shama Hussain, who recently moved over from New York magazine to NBC News as social media communications manager, was all over the Orange news Thursday morning.
The second busiest man in show business (after Ryan Seacrest) has yet another new gig. On the vanguard of the network TV morning show firmament.
The news is being heralded on Twitter with the hashtag #WelcomeCarson. Starting Monday, September 16, as part of a revamped Studio 1A, recent TODAY show co-host Carson Daly will be a permanent fixture on the program, manning the social media controls from something called the “Orange Room:”
The Orange Room is a space that connects the show and the audience like never before. As the Orange Room host, Carson will allow viewers to weigh in and influence show segments and give them unprecedented access to our TODAY family and friends. The lineup will evolve as we continue to hear what viewers want, so speak up, share your ideas and stay tuned!
Starting this weekend, alongside The Voice, Daly’s weekday morning KAMP-FM radio in Los Angeles and Last Call NBC sit-down duties, he will be hosting a new nationally syndicated radio program. The Daly Download with Carson Daly – This Week’s Top 30 can be heard locally Sunday at 7 a.m. on WNOW 92.3 FM. From the recent CBS Radio/Cumulus announcement:
Two versions of the program will be created by Daly and offered to stations for broadcast on Saturday or Sunday. The four-hour and three-hour shows will complement programming on Contemporary Hit Radio or Hot Adult Contemporary formatted stations, respectively.
The format of Francine Brokaw’s breezy 182-page book Beyond the Red Carpet: The World of Entertainment Journalists, available next Tuesday, is exceedingly straightforward. Under various themed chapter headings, the veteran Family Magazine Group reporter and current member of the TCA asks a group of colleagues to recall Strange Interviews (Chapter 4), Twilight Zone Moments (Chapter 5) and Off the Record (Chapter 10) detours.
Her panel of junket-savvy experts includes everyone from David Sheehan (KCBS) and George Pennacchio (KABC) to Hahn Nguyen (tvguide.com) and Mike Reynolds (various). One journalist who stands out by virtue of being unafraid to name celebrity names is the New York Post’s Sean Daly. Here for example is the beginning of his entry for How Rude! (Chapter 9):
Radio talk show host Carson Daly apologized Wednesday after he implied that gay people wouldn’t have been able to take down the JetBlue captain that disrupted a flight from New York to Las Vegas Tuesday.
TMZ has the audio and details of the joke:
It all went down on Daly’s L.A. radio show this morning … when he was talking about the flight and said, “Most of the people were on their way to some sort of security conference in Las Vegas … it was like a bunch of dudes and well trained dudes … thank god.”
He laughingly continued, “With my luck, it would be like … ‘this is the flight going to [the gay pride parade] in San Francisco … I mean, that would be my colleagues.”
Then, changing his voice to sound like a gay stereotype, Carson said, “Uh, we’re headed down to Vegas for the floral convention.”
It’s been 17 years since Jay Leno took over Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show. In all those 17 years Leno has personally groomed/mentored/launched exactly zero other comedians. But maybe now that he has an earlier show that will change, right?
To understand what NBC is up to in late night, consider the comb-over. Some men paste the remaining hair on their heads over their bald spots. And NBC takes the few big hits it has and just stretches it over fallow sections of its schedule. Hey, it’s easier than what most networks do, which is try to launch brand new hit shows.
Wallenstein notes that with this add – there will be four funny white guys with talk shows every weeknight on NBC.
Hm. There’s an overdone premise.
Remember when we all laughed at the quip that Joe the Plumber had done more interviews than VP presidential candidate Sarah Palin? Remember back in October how funny we all thought that was?
Oh those were the days…there were just a couple of clips of Sarah Palin that the media played over and over again. Putin rearing his head. “I’ll have to get back to ya!” “All of them, again with a great appreciation for the media.” Blah blah blah.
So if there was any mystery as to why this unknown candidate wasn’t getting to do a too many interviews – now we know: words and facts are this woman’s frenemies.
But that won’t deter her now. Now she’s everywhere. Answering no questions but talking a lot. Like a female version of Ryan Seacrest only dumber and more power hungry.
The Greta Van Susteren interview. The first part of the Matt Lauer interviews and the upcoming Wolf Blitzer, Larry King, maybe Bill O’Reilly. We’ll guess Howard Stern, Matt Drudge and Carson Daly have to be on the list somewhere. The point is – her 15 minutes aren’t up. But she still doesn’t do follow up questions…
Is Adam Carolla succumbing to TabloidBaby’s mighty will?
Luckyscent sells a perfume named after a Korean tribute to Tarantino movie.
Actress and dancer Elizabeth Berkley hosts on Bravo’s new reality competition series, Step It Up & Dance (On the Grave of Your Career).
Marizpan Taco strikes again, this time with a British beauty.
Carson Daly fights off WGA ninjas.
(photo courtesy of the Advice Goddess.)
Want something to do while you’re walking in an oval with a red and black sign in your hands? Call 23/6′s Carson Daly Joke hotline. The site, which purports to cover “Some of the news, most of the time,” is collecting angry/funny/drunken messages from writers and others who are disgusted with Daly for becoming the first late-night TV host to return to the air.
More info here.
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