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Ali Wentworth on George Stephanopoulos: ‘I Don’t Understand Why He Won’t Put Me on the Roundtable’

Comedian Ali Wentworth was on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” yesterday to talk about her book and her recently-launched Yahoo! show, which is broadcast daily from her kitchen. Wentworth told Howard Kurtz how her husband, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, “always comes in, and so I can turn to him.”

“I let him have a small role in my show,” she joked. “I don’t understand why he won’t put me on the roundtable, but I do invite him on my show.” Watch:

George Stephanopoulos’ Surprise 50th Birthday Party

On “Good morning America” today, George Stephanopoulos was the star of a birthday party, with his wife Ali Wentworth, daughters, parents and even dogs appearing in-studio to surprise him.

Also on hand: Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Morticia Addams from “The Addams Family, Elvis Presley and, yes, a giant AARP card.

“That’s not something to celebrate about,” Stephanopoulos quipped.

Ali Wentworth thinks Shirley Sherrod should ask Pres. Obama for Secy. of Ag. Job


Fired, maybe rehired, Deptartment of Agriculture employee Shirley Sherrod continues to make the rounds, showing up this morning on “The View.”

HLN/”The View”‘s Joy Behar thinks Andrew Breitbart owes her an apology. “I have heard not one word from him,” said Behar. Elisabeth Hasselbeck thinks so too: “Obviously there should be some face-to-face apology to you.” Sherrod: “I think he should.”

Meanwhile, guest co-host Ali Wentworth (aka Mrs. George Stephanopoulos) thinks Sherrod should go straight to the top.

Wentworth: Can I give you some advice? When you meet with Obama next week at the White House, ask for the position of Agriculture Secretary. I think you’d be great at it.

Behar chimed in, “That’s how George Stephanopoulos got the job on “GMA.”

ABC WHCA Dinner Guest List

Recent hire Christiane Amanpour will be sitting with ABC News this Saturday at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. She joins her future ABC colleagues Diane Sawyer, Robin Roberts, Terry Moran, Cynthia McFadden, and Martin Bashir as well as George Stephanopoulos and his wife Ali Wentworth.

Here’s the list of the network’s VIP guests:

  • Julie Bowen (Modern Family)
  • Ty Burrell (Modern Family)
  • JJ Abrams and his wife
  • Elisabeth Shue and Davis Guggenheim
  • Kathryn Bigelow, Director, “The Hurt Locker”
  • Mark Boal, producer and screenwriter, “The Hurt Locker”
  • Leon Panetta, CIA Director
  • Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) and his wife
  • Julianna Smoot, WH Social Secretary
  • Peter Orszag, Director, OMB (and fiancé to ABC’s Bianna Golodryga)
  • Tom Donilon, Deputy Director National Security Counsel
  • Catherine Russell, Jill Biden’s Chief of Staff
  • Michelle Rhee, Washington DC Schools Chancellor
  • Kevin Johnson, Sacramento Mayor and former Phoenix Suns point guard

ABC News President David Westin will be hosting a reception prior to the dinner in honor of Jake Tapper who will receive the 2010 Merriman Smith Award later that night (Westin’s note to staff after the jump). Check out TVNewser and FishbowlDC over the weekend for updates on the festivities from Washington.

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Megyn Kelly on ‘The View’ and Howard Stern

Kelly_4.20.jpgBefore anchoring her own 2-hour show, Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly made a couple of other media stops this morning — incongruous as they were.

Kelly was on Howard Stern‘s Sirius XM radio show where she played the game “Marry, F–k, Kill,” where a guest is given three people she’d either marry, have sex with or kill. Using Fox News hosts as her choices, Kelly said she’d have sex with Bill O’Reilly, marry Sean Hannity and kill Glenn Beck.

Kelly then went on “The View.” (One of the co-hosts today was Ali Wentworth aka Mrs. George Stephanopoulos.) The ladies talked about a couple criminal cases in the news: the case of the Tennessee mother who returned her adopted Russian son and the bullying-to-death suicide of Phoebe Prince.

Clip after the jump…

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Ali Wentworth Teases Her Husband George on ‘GMA’

George Stephanopoulos has only been anchoring ABC’s “Good Morning America” for seven days, but his wife has already appeared for an interview.

Robin Roberts talked with actress Ali Wentworth, who was home in Washington, about her latest film, “It’s Complicated.”

Wentworth was booked prior to Stephanopoulos joining “GMA,” but the segment quickly became about the celebrity couple and how they met. “We were set up on a blind date,” she said. “I, of course, knew who he was, and wasn’t interested.”

Around the Fishbowls

• FishbowlDC writes about George Stephanopoulos‘ wife, Ali Wentworth saying on Oprah “we both started crying” while watching The Obamas first dance.

• FishbowlLA was down in D.C. for the Inauguration, and Tina Dupuy describes some of of the sightings at the HuffPo Ball, including NBC’s David Gregory and CNN’s John King.

• FishbowlNY gives the “Lunch” rundown at media-hotspot Michael’s yesterday. Who shared Table 6? ABC’s Barbara Walters and CNN’s Christiane Amanpour.

Common Bond: The Stephanopoulos-Obama Connection

Gail Shister
TVNewser Columnist

GS_11.20.jpgLike somebody else in Washington, “This Week’s” George Stephanopoulos doesn’t want his two young daughters on TV.

“They’re not allowed to do interviews,” he jokes, referring to six-year-old Elliott and three-year-old Harper. (Type A Elliott “is an intense little girl. She’s fun to watch.” Harper, a B, “is quite laid back.” Guess which one takes after dad?)

When the Obama family sat down with “Access Hollywood’s” Maria Menounos in July for its first – and only – interview, Stephanaopoulos was struck most by the reaction of the President-elect.

“I think he realized, as it was happening, that maybe he ought to pull back a little bit,” he says. “He and his wife are really focused on protecting their daughters.”

Ditto for Stephanopoulos and his wife, Ali Wentworth.

When one’s kids are on camera, “There’s an unreality to it that might not be healthy,” he says. “I’m not sure what consequences would be, but I don’t particularly want to test it.”

Speaking of tests, ABC’s “This Week” is a solid No. 2 in the Sunday-morning wars, ahead of Bob Schieffer‘s “Face the Nation” on CBS and behind NBC powerhouse “Meet the Press,” with interim anchor Tom Brokaw.

Ironically, “This Week” can’t seem to crack Washington, where it’s behind “Fox News Sunday.” (Nationally, however, “This Week” doubles Fox News’ numbers.) A few weeks ago, “This Week” was No. 1 in every Top 10 market – except You Know Where.


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