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Ross Mathews Gets Ready to Mingle

Twelve years after Ross Mathews started doing remote bits for Jay Leno, he’s finally got his own talk show. Hello Ross!, a weekly half-hour pop culture mash-up that sort of picks up where the Kevin Smith Hulu program Spoilers left off, debuts Friday at 10 p.m. on E! And Mathews says he is staying true to a couple of early career tips from Leno.

“Jay’s initial advice to me was always be on time and always be nice to the crew,” Mathews tells FishbowlNY via telephone. “That’s in my nature anyway, but I have always followed that advice. On Hello Ross!, I’m the first here, last to go; I know every first-last name, birthdays. It’s important to create that sort of atmosphere.”

Among Mathews’ favorite Leno segments is a 2008 remote with the late Steve Irwin. He says people still come up to him today and yell “Pineapple!”, which was Mathews’ code word for whenever he needed Irwin to reclaim an animal – pronto.

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  • Editor Of Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth: Gets her own Rodale imprint. [Page Six]
  • Time vs. Newsweek: The Friday argument. [MIN]
  • Changes At the Public Eye: Editor becomes senior political editor for CBSNews.com. [Public Eye]
  • Corynne Steindler: Lands on the Page Six masthead — three months on the job. [Page Six via Jossip]
  • 2008 Democratic National Convention: won’t be at Madison Square Garden — Denver instead. [NYT via Daily Intel]