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Entertainment Tonight Recruits CNN’s Rob Marciano

The venerable news magazine Entertainment Tonight is a little bit like the James Bond movie franchise. No matter who gets plugged into the lead role, the familiar product keeps rolling out as smoothly as when it was Mary Hart and John Tesch.

Per an announcement exclusively tipped this morning to The Hollywood Reporter, the latest look come January will feature current host Nancy O’Dell and the CNN-exiting Rob Marciano. From today’s announcement:

“I am honored to be joining the distinguished and talented team at Entertainment Tonight, all of whom are the gold standard in entertainment journalism,” Marciano said in a statement. “For over 30 years, ET has been a powerhouse in the entertainment industry, and to be part of that blue-chip franchise is a dream come true.”

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Former Entertainment Tonight Co-Host is Happy as Can Be in Cincinnati

The funniest thing about Cincinnati Enquirer TV-media critic John Kiesewetter’s blog item regarding the debut of a new weekday morning FM radio tandem is the headline. It asks, with unabashed amazement – “How Did Bob Goen End Up in Cincinnati?

The headline might as well be, “What Went Wrong?” Or more specifically, “What the Heck Would Make Someone Who Has Hit the Big Time in Lalaland Opt for the Medium Time in Ohio?” Goen and his multi-talented, Groundlings alum wife Marianne Curan are the new morning-drive team at 98.5 WARM FM (a.k.a. WRRM-FM):

Here’s the deal: Bob and Marianne wanted to do a radio show, after hosting an audio-streamed game show for GSN a few years ago. They ran into a Cumulus radio exec in LA, followed up with an audition tape, and Cumulus steered them to their WARM98, where program director Chris Lynn had been covering mornings and middays (5 am-2pm) since Dean Miuccio was fired two years ago.

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Mary Hart Gets Ready to Say Goodbye

There’s a whole lot of Mary Hart love being shown in the media this week ahead of her final appearance tonight on Entertainment Tonight. And she deserves every bit of it.

Hart is the Johnny Carson of the entertainment TV news magazine world, retiring at the top of her personal game after 29 years on the air. Joining her for an ET send-off taped yesterday were a number of her former male co-hosts, including the best one of them all, John Tesh. Those two had major on-air chemistry, the kind that LA TV station execs dream of when envisioning ideal local news anchor pairings. The latest crowning tributes include one from Brooks Barnes of the New York Times:

“Without Mary, ET starts to look like what it is–kind of dear and not particularly edgy,” said Martin Kaplan, the director of the Norman Lear Center for the study of entertainment and society at the University of Southern California. “I don’t know how large the cultural niche is for dear in a Perez Hilton, TMZ, Gawker world.”

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Harrison Ford, Mary Hart at Neptune’s Net

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Right this minute, Entertainment Tonight’s Mary Hart is interviewing Harrison Ford out at Neptune’s Net. Cuz Mary is such an biker.

LAT In 90 Seconds

34721855.jpgOur Favorite Line About the Globes: Well, one of our favorite lines, comes from Ratatouille director Brad Bird who compared the recognition to dreaming “you go to Disneyland, but it doesn’t actually look like Disneyland. It was nice to win the award, but it was like I was out of the country.”

34720067-13164907.jpgBjork Attacks The One Pap Who Wants Her Picture: What’s curious about this story is that it’s so clear there was only one photographer trying to get Bjork’s picture. What was she worried about? Nobody wants a photo of Bjork … well, at least they didn’t until she started attacking paparazzi.

hb_isdfasdfmage.jpgBest Golden Globes Headline: And the award goes to Elizabeth Snead for the headline: “Mary Hart wore Valentino? PLEASE settle the WGA strike!”

FishbowlNY @ Fashion Week: Media Models Ripa, Ray, Zahn Take To Runway

Ray5.jpgIn case this whole media thing doesn’t work out: Rachael Ray [left] prayed, Paula Zahn swanned, and Kelly Ripa clomped to the beat like any good super worth her $10,000 to wake up that day. While we didn’t get a good gander of First Lady Laura Bush, who was front-row and center for pet charity The Heart Truth’s fashion show Friday morning, we did catch some media misses hitting the runway to support heart health for women.

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