TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Posts Tagged ‘Whoopi Goldberg’

As One ‘View’ Host Returns, Another Prepares To Depart

On Monday Barbara Walters returned to her rightful seat behind the table on “The View,” joining Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shephard.

On “ABC World News” last night, it was revealed that Joy Behar–the longest-running cast member outside of Walters–would be departing.

“And this just in, our friend Joy Behar has announced that she will be leaving ‘The View’ at the end of the season,” Diane Sawyer said. “After 16 and a half years alongside Barbara Walters and the gang she says “it seemed like the right time to move on.”

Behar has been with the show since 1997, and has also doubled as a cable news regular. She had a program on HLN for years, and moved to Current TV after parting ways with HLN. Her future at Current is unclear, with Al Jazeera set to change the channel to Al Jazeera America in the coming months.

Barbara Walters Has Chicken Pox

It appears the stumble on the stairs at the British Ambassador’s residence — which resulted in hospitalization — was the beginning of more serious health troubles for Barbara Walters. The veteran ABC News anchor and host/creator of “The View” is now battling chicken pox. Walters was transferred to a New York hospital late last week after spending several days in a DC hospital. At an Inauguration weekend event on January 19, she tripped on some stairs and cut her head.

“Barbara has the chicken pox,” Whoopi Goldberg announced on “The View.” “She’d never had it as a child. So now she’s been told to rest, she’s not allowed any visitors. And we’re telling you, Barbara, no scratching.”

“That’s what you get for interviewing Honey Boo Boo,” added Joy Behar.

Chicken pox in older adults can be serious. ABC says they expect Walters, 83, to be home soon.

Barbara Walters Did Not Like Jimmy Kimmel’s Joke About Her At The WHCD

ABC News anchor and “The View” host Barbara Walters did not like her colleague Jimmy Kimmel‘s joke about her at the White House Correspondents Dinner.

“16 years ago there was no Facebook, there was no Google and a tweet was something Barbara Walters gave her dog,” Kimmel quipped at the dinner, with the camera panning to Walters, who was smiling, but not laughing.

Walters discussed the joke on “The View” this morning.

“If you look at me, I was laughing too. But I did not like Jimmy Kimmel — who was very funny — but I did not like what he said about me.”

“It was a well-crafted joke!,” co-host Whoopi Goldberg said, noting that when she is mocked on “Saturday Night Live,” she is portrayed by a man.

Read more

Katie Couric, Roger Ailes, Piers Morgan and Matt Lauer Walk Into a Super Bowl Pep Rally…

If it seemed like TV news was particularly quiet this afternoon, it was likely because New York’s Michaels restaurant hosted a pre-Super Bowl “Pep Rally,” and just about everyone was there.

Don’t believe us? Among the attendees were Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, Fox News anchors Brian Kilmeade and Jamie Colby, ABC’s Katie Couric and Andrea Canning, NBC’s Matt Lauer, Brian Williams and Savannah Guthrie, CNN’s Piers Morgan, CBS’ Chris Licht and Gayle King and, just for good measure, Whoopi Goldberg, Star Jones, singer John Mayer, John McEnroe, Cablevision CEO James Dolan and movie tycoon Harvey Weinstein, among many others.

You can see more names at the Michael’s New York Twitter feed.

Update: Our own Diane Clehane was there, and spotted Regis Philbin, Bill O’Reilly, former New York Governor George Pataki and plenty of others. Her report and photos are here.

In other words, it was quite the crowd. Couric and Ailes even had a nice chat, as Niche Media founder Jason Binn noted on Twitter.

(photo via Jason Binn)

TVNewsers Wear Purple To Show Their ‘Spirit’

People across the country today participated in “Spirit Day,” wearing purple as a sign of support for LGBT youth. The movement, started by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, counted several visible people as champions of the anti-bullying cause: morning anchors, evening anchors and cable anchors on several networks were color-coordinated today.

On the morning shows:

On ABC’s “Good Morning America,” George Stephanopoulos and Robin Roberts participated, as did Ann Curry and Al Roker on NBC’s “Today.” All four co-hosts on “The View” — Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd and Elisabeth Hasselbeck — were decked out in purple as well.

After the jump, see who on the evening news and who on cable participated. Read more

Bill O’Reilly Returns to ‘The View’ and ‘The Daily Show’

Yesterday Fox News host Bill O’Reilly made a pair of high-profile media appearances to promote his new book Killing Lincoln. O’Reilly returned to “The View,” his first appearance on the program since the infamous walkout last October. To ensure it wouldn’t happen again, co-host Whoopi Goldberg literally buckled herself into her seat before the interview. It ended up being a fairly cordial, if occasionally heated, interview. One of the things O’Reilly addressed was his comments earlier this month that he “has more power than anybody other than the President.”

Then yesterday evening, O’Reilly returned to one of his favorite stomping grounds: “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” where they talked about just about everything in an extended interview, including O’Reilly’s threat to quit if President Obama’s tax plan passes:

Read more

Katie Couric Talks Talk Show on ‘The View’

Former “Today” and “CBS Evening News” anchor Katie Couric made her ABC debut this morning as a guest co-host on “The View.” Couric talked a little bit about what viewers can expect from her talk show when it debuts in Fall, 2012. Couric revealed that she has begun work on some items for ABC News

“This week is my first week at ABC News, I will be doing some pieces and profiles for the news division during my gap year, so to speak.”

As for the tone and subject matter her program will cover:

“I think it’s really going to be a little bit of everything. We’re going to tackle some serious subjects because the world, as we know is very complicated and confusing at times and then we’re going to have a lot of fun, too., so it’s a mix.”

“So it’s ‘The View’!” quipped Whoopi Goldberg.

Couric also talked more about her program in a behind-the-scenes video:

Katie Couric to Co-Host ‘The View’

Soon-to-be ABC News contributor Katie Couric will make her guest hosting debut on ABC’s “The View” Wednesday, August 3. Couric will co-host the program along with Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elizabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd. Couric’s appearance is slated for the final week of season 14 of the long-running daytime show.

Glenn Beck earthquake comments get people talking

The commentariat is reacting to Glenn Beck‘s latest controversial comments — this time about the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. On his radio show yesterday Beck said: “I’m not saying God is, you know, causing earthquakes — well I’m not not saying that either!

“What God does is God’s business, I have no idea. But I’ll tell you this — whether you call it Gaia or whether you call it Jesus, there’s a message being sent. And that is, ‘Hey you know that stuff we’re doing? Not really working out real well. Maybe we should stop doing some of it.’”

The comments got the ladies of “The View” going this morning. Whoopi Goldberg: “If this is because we’re misbehaving and God is pissed. I would check the mirror Glenn.” Also, HLN host Joy Behar was confused about whether Pat Robertson is still alive. He is.

Best of ‘The O’Reilly Factor’ 2010

The #1 cable news program of 2010 was “The O’Reilly Factor” on Fox News Channel.  This year, Bill O’Reilly sat down with guests such as Whoopi Goldberg (after “The View” walk-off), Jon Stewart (before the “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear“), and Bill Maher. It has been quite a year for the Fox News host, and here are a few 2010 highlights.

<< PREVIOUS PAGENEXT PAGE >>