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Lara Spencer’s Flea Market Fete

“Good Morning America” anchors Robin Roberts, Amy Robach, George Stephanopoulos and Ginger Zee hosted a party to celebrate Lara Spencer‘s new book Flea Market Fabulous. Designer Jonathan Adler co-hosted at his store in Soho last night. Among the attendees: ABC News president James Goldston, WABC GM Dave Davis, and ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer; also Michael Strahan, Bethenny Frankel, Rachel Ray, and Simon Doonan. Also top ABC News producers Michael Corn, Chris Vlasto, Rachel Miskowiec, Margo Baumgart, Marc BursteinSantina Leuci, and Spencer’s producers Sabrina Peduto and Kelly Hagan.

(Photos: Heidi Gutman/ABC)

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HLN to Broadcast Daytime Emmy Awards

HLN made it official today, announcing it will broadcast the 39th annual daytime Emmy Awards next month. The daytime Emmys will be presented Saturday, June 23 at 8pmET, at The Beverly Hilton hotel.

“HLN is thrilled to work with NATAS to celebrate some of television’s best programs and performances,” said HLN SVP and general manager Scot Safon. “Every day we focus on the news and information people talk about, and that has included extensive coverage of the Daytime Emmys in the past. This year, we’re very excited to also be carrying the event itself.”

At next month’s event, Barbara Walters will present Bill Geddie, Executive Producer of “The View” and the “Barbara Walters Specials,” with the Daytime Lifetime Achievement Award.

Anderson Cooper is nominated as best talk show host, along with Dr. Oz, Rachel Ray, Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa and the doctors from “The Doctors.” “Anderson” is also nominated in the Best Informative Talk Show category alongside “Dr. Oz” and “The Doctors.”

CBS has televised the broadcast the last two years. In 2009, the CW aired the show. And in prior years, the Daytime Emmys aired on ABC, CBS and NBC.

Katie Couric On Diane Sawyer, Missing Matt, and Her ‘Dream Interview’ List

Couric_12.8.jpgKatie Couric made a guest appearance on the Rachel Ray show today, which was a re-air from October.

• On Diane Sawyer becoming World News anchor: “I think it’s great. First of all, I have a lot of respect for her…She’s very accomplished and has done a lot of extraordinary work. I think it’s great because the idea that men are outnumbered on the big three evening newscasts is really very unusual and extraordinary…”

• On what she misses about the Today show: “I…of course miss Matt. I was watching the other day and Ann had some funny story about a kid bowling. I sort of got the tail end, she said, ‘Obviously it must not be up his alley.’ And…then Al says something like, ‘Spare me.’ And Meredith said, ‘I’m not going to be involved.’ I’m like, ‘No, you should say, ‘Al, your mind is in the gutter!’…So I miss sort of having fun and joking around with them…”

• On her ‘dream interview’ list: “Fidel Castro, I would love to interview him…Kim Jong Il would be fascinating…Hugo Chavez would be interesting…Mahmoud Ahmadinejad…I’d love to interview Harper Lee, who has never done an interview, who wrote To Kill A Mockingbird.”

Olbermann OK With Anchor Change: “I Can Say What I Think”

McCain_9.25.jpgHe filled in at the last minute after Sen. John McCain canceled, and still MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann was nearly upstaged by the Republican nominee for president Wednesday night on the Late Show.

Several times during the two-segment interview with Olbermann, David Letterman showed McCain during various stages of his interview with Katie Couric, including McCain getting some make-up applied. The Couric interview was being taped at the same time at CBS News headquarters a few blocks from the Ed Sullivan Theatre, home of the the Late Show. Letterman was not pleased that McCain canceled on his show, only to turn up on the set of the CBS Evening News.

Between McCain questions, Letterman did ask Olbermann about his and Chris Matthewsremoval as MSNBC’s political anchors:

Olbermann_9.25.jpgOlbermann: “We’re not the anchors anymore. We’re just going to be commentators.”
Letterman: “Are you all right with that?
Olbermann: Yeah, because I’m actually going to be on more than I was previously and I can say what I think, rather than sitting there saying, ‘now here’s more from such and sum over there.’ Basically I can sit there and between appearances eat ice cream.”
Letterman: “So things are better this way, you’re saying?”
Olbermann: “Yeah, they actually are. They’re certainly easier and I can enjoy election night.”

Letterman thanked Olbermann, calling him “a true gentleman.”

And later, not giving up on the McCain cancellation rant, Letterman joked, “We’re told now that the senator has concluded his interview with Katie Couric, he’s now on Rachel Ray‘s show making veal piccata.”