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Shia LaBeouf Doesn’t Have Much to Say to WTTG Reporter

Actor/human art exhibit Shia LaBeouf managed to say very little and still create awkwardness during an interview with WTTG‘s Kevin McCarthy for tonight’s 5:00 p.m. news.

The entertainment reporter for the FOX owned Washington, D.C. station caught up to LaBeouf on the red carpet of the premiere of the movie Fury. While LaBeouf managed not to break anything, he did blow kisses to an off-screen admirer and give short answers with little follow up.

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Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader Quickly Realize KWGN Reporter Hasn’t Seen Their New Movie

It only took two questions for the stars of “The Skeleton Twins” to realize KWGN reporter Chris Parente hadn’t seen the film during a live interview.

Kristen Wiig, one of the movie’s stars, seemed confused after Parente asked if she had advice for going nude. “Uhm, do I have advice for going nude?” said Wiig, who then answered, “Moisturize?” After Parente then assured her she goes nude in the film he hadn’t seen, Wiig and co-star Bill Hader set him straight by saying, “Not this film.”

Check out the awkwardness that happens when you don’t do your research. Parente did, however, promise the two funny people he would see the film when it opens in Denver.

[Variety]

Louis Aguirre Leaving WSVN for The Insider

aguirre wsvnWSVN entertainment reporter Louis Aguirre has been named co-anchor of entertainment newsmagazine The Insider.

Gossip Extra first reported, the host of the local entertainment show Deco Drive was leaving the Miami FOX affiliate, but at the time there was no word where he was going.

Aguirre came to WSVN in 2003. He’s worked at WPLG in Miami. He has also co-hosted FOX and Friends, and has worked as a correspondent on A Current Affair and EXTRA! He started his career with Telemundo in 1989.

‘I’m Not Laurence Fishburne!’: Reporter Asks Samuel L. Jackson About Super Bowl Spot


It’s a good thing KTLA entertainment reporter Sam Rubin didn’t have Samuel L. Jackson live in the studio this morning after Rubin asked Jackson about his role in a Super Bowl commercial.

“What Super Bowl commercial?” asked Jackson who was live via satellite on the Los Angeles CW station. “You’re as crazy as the people on Twitter. I’m not Laurence Fishburne!”

Fishburne reprised his role as Morpheus in “The Matrix” movies for a Kia Super Bowl spot.

While Rubin tried to apologize, Jackson was having none of it. “We don’t all look alike!” said Jackson. “We may be all black and famous, but we don’t all look alike!”

[TMZ]

New York FOX Station Adds Entertainment Reporter

simone_cropped_wnywSimone Boyce has been named entertainment reporter for the New York FOX owned station WNYW.

Byron Harmon, WNYW VP and news director said in a statement, “With her unique talent, she will bring our audience in depth interviews with entertainment icons, the latest in entertainment news and innovation, and the best of New York’s vibrant nightlife and cultural offerings.”

Boyce last worked as a film correspondent on EPIX and was host of GameStopTV.

She will report for the evening newscasts starting Monday.

WATCH: Arsenio Drops in on WJW Live Shot


Doug Kolk, entertainment reporter for Tribune’s Los Angeles CW affiliate KTLA, was doing live hits promoting the second coming of the “Arsenio Hall Show” outside the show’s studios when Arsenio himself appeared from a side entrance.

Arsenio seemed very excited that he had arrived just as Kolk was on live with Cleveland FOX affiliate WJW since he’s from Cleveland.

“Let me tell you something,” Hall said to Tracy McCool and Bill Martin. “A lot of people leave Cleveland and they don’t have a sense of pride. I took the bark with me ya’ll.” said Hall referring to his naming of a section of his show’s audience the “Dog Pound” as a salute to the hometown Cleveland Browns. “I’m not going to South Beach. I love ya’ll and I’m never letting anybody forget that I’m from Cleveland.” Read more

KCBS Erroneously Reports ‘Big Lebowski’ Sequel

Los Angeles CBS O&O KCBS posted some exciting news on its website Thursday for fans of White Russians and the Coen brothers: a sequel to the 1998 cult hit “The Big Lebowski” was set to begin filming in October.

KCBS excitedly reported the return of “The Dude,” sourcing the story to the Examiner, only to eventually find out that the report was based on a hoax (and not a very complex one at that).

KCBS based its article on an Examiner post written by a guy whose title is Phoenix Cannabis Culture Examiner, and who runs a blog called WeedGeist.  His story, in turn, appears to have been taken from a post on the website Super Official News with the byline “The Ass Press.” Read more

Having Auditioned for ‘The Voice,’ Anchor Returns to Cover Season Finale

KJRH‘s Justin Wilfon is returning to Los Angeles for “The Voice,” but this time he won’t be singing.

Last year, Wilfon auditioned for NBC’s singing competition show but didn’t make the cut. Now he’s back to cover the show’s season finale for the Tulsa NBC-affiliate.

“When I auditioned for ‘The Voice’ in Los Angeles back in August, I never dreamed I would be back in LA for the finale,” Wilfon wrote in a recent blog post.

Wilfon and photojournalist Dennis Meister are flying to LA next week to cover the season finale. He’ll be reporting live on KJRH’s morning show next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and appearing during the station’s evening newscasts on Monday and Tuesday. Read more

WWOR Lands Interview with Whitney Houston’s Mom

In the first interview since her daughter’s death, Cissy Houston recently sat down with New Jersey Fox station WWOR.

“I’m very proud of my daughter,” Houston told WWOR’s Brenda Blackmon, as the two sat in the same church where the singer’s funeral was held in February. “She accomplished a whole lot in the short time that she had here.”

In addition to honoring her daughter’s accomplishments, Houston lashed out at the media.

“The media is awful,” Houston said. Read more

Jason Biggs Has Naked Meltdown at WGN

In an apparent parody of “Kony 2012″ director Jason Russell‘s naked meltdown in San Diego last week, actor Jason Biggs stripped down in the hallways of WGN after doing an interview with entertainment reporter Dean Richards.

According to Richards, Biggs got naked while his entourage filmed the scene for a web video. WGN security cameras captured it all on tape and the station posted it online, in addition to playing the footage during its newscasts. Read more

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