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Ellen DeGeneres At War With Wannabe Talk Show Host Kris Jenner?

Ellen DeGeneres, the ruler of daytime talk shows, has allegedly come out against Kris Jenner and her desperate attempts to continue her Kardashian brand via a talk show, which many people aren’t entirely crazy about. The National Enquirer has made a claim that Ellen is outraged over Kris’s explosion onto the scene, and the fact that her first airings did extremely well might be to blame for the minor dose of jealousy. But what apparently has Ellen even more bothered is the fact that Kris doesn’t take the role of talk show host seriously, that she doesn’t truly care about her guests but only the ratings she’ll garner. Read more at Celeb Dirty Laundry…

The 15 Best Guests On “Jenny Jones”

Sometimes I long for the days where I could stay home from school, snuggle up in a blanket and watch trashy daytime talk shows. Most of these shows are just vehicles for the media to exploit rather strange people, reduce them to cultural stereotypes or make them look dumb. Now, obviously these people want to be on TV which is why I don’t feel too guilty watching these shows. In fact, I would say I get a lot of joy from watching them because, let’s be real, these folk end up in some very ratchet situations. It’s fascinating to watch the complicated and bizarre scenarios people can get themselves in. Jenny Jones was a pioneer in highlighting the strange and and unheard of (in a pre-internet world). Here are the 15 best guests from JJ. Read more…

TV Talk Show Flashback: All The Punks, Goths & Club Kids Your Parents Were Afraid You Might Become

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Talk shows in the ’80s and early ’90s were obsessed with sussing out the latest subculture and parading it on display for the entire world to gawk at. Whether goth, punk, club kid or something in between, shows like Phil Donahue, Maury Povitch and Ricki Lake steadily trotted out what they considered “freaks.” Take this clip of a crew of (actually very notable) punk rockers who appeared on “The Morning Show” with Regis and Kathie Lee in 1986. Among them was Raymond “Raybeez” Barbieri, founding member of the Lower East Side punk band Warzone, and Todd Youth, of the band Murphy’s Law (who later played with Danzing). These guys are so cute, but Kathie Lee is terrified.

Every generation has its own version of rebellion — so when club kids came around a decade later, flaunting looks and music that was the diametric opposite of punk, nobody should have been surprised. But talk show pundits ate that up. Just like they did a few years later when Marilyn Manson’s brand of manufactured goth horror came into its own.

Looking back at those kids, and those shows now, they seem delightfully tame.  Check out a small collection of some of the best moments of punk rock, parental outrage, club kid mayhem and Manson fanaticism ever captured on the talk show circuit. Keep reading »

David Letterman Hates Justin Bieber, Isn’t Afraid To Show It

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Watch Letterman Grab Justin's Brand New Tattoo

Justin Bieber’s talk show swagger definitely gets on my nerves, but during his appearance on David Letterman last night, it was the host who made me cringe. Letterman spent the interview mocking Bieber about his new tattoo, then grabbed the fresh ink while Bieber screamed out in pain (totally not OK, Letterman). Bieber finished out the interview looking visibly hurt and uncomfortable while Letterman laid into him for referring to the Sistine Chapel as the “Sixteenth Chapel” (a dumb mistake, but come on, the kid had just been attacked by a curmudgeonly talk show host!). Check out parts one and two of the interview above to see the carnage for yourself. [TMZ]

“The Ricki Lake Show” Set To Return In 2012

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And now for the best news I’ve heard all day! Ricki Lake has announced that after a nine year absence from the boob tube — during which she birthed some babies at home without drugs, got divorced, and appeared on “Dancing With the Stars” — her talk show will be returning to television next fall. Go, Ricki! Go, Ricki! Find out what she has planned for her return to TV after the jump… Keep reading »

Could Bethenny Frankel Be The New Oprah?

Oprah has been gone for three weeks now, and there is a serious void in the daytime television universe. Who will step forward to give us life advice and book recommendations, and just generally take on the mission of keeping us sane? Perhaps … Bethenny Frankel? According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bethenny is filming a talk show pilot as we speak. And she’s working on it with heavy hitters—Telepictures, the company behind “The Tyra Banks Show” and “Ellen.” Ms. DeGeneres herself even has a hand in creating the series.

So, could Bethenny be the next Oprah? Keep reading »

Jennifer Aniston’s Dog, Norm, Is Just Like A Little Man

Jennifer Aniston has been hitting the talk show circuit hardcore to promote her new movie, “Just Go With It.” Last night, she sat down with Chelsea Handler on “Chelsea Lately”—and brought along her dog, Norman, a 15-year-old Corgi and terrier mix. Only JenAn would put her dog in a collared shirt and argyle vest to match Chelsea’s co-host, Chuy. How cute. [NY Post] Keep reading »

8 People Who Should Have Their Own Talk Show Instead Of Fran Drescher

We were shocked and awed to learn that comedienne Fran Drescher will be launching her own hour-long talk show on Fox after Thanksgiving. It’s not that Fran’s not funny (I mean, what’s not to love about “The Nanny”?) — and her story of beating uterine cancer is inspiring. But, really, who wants to listen to Drescher’s nasal tone and snorty laugh for an hour?

We would like to appeal to Fox’s head honchos to please not make this a reality. Instead, after the jump, we offer 8 other potential talk show hosts who are less nasal and more crazy than Fran. Keep reading »

Oprah’s Search For The Next TV Star: 10 Peeps To Vote For

We’re a year away from Oprah‘s final talk show. But do not fear—the Big O is creating her own network. Oprah is currently on the hunt for a fresh face to host a show, and since she loves her fans—especially giving them things—she is bestowing on her adoring public the honor of selecting their favorite for a chance to win. Thousands of people have uploaded videos, pitching their ideas and personas in hopes of getting their own slot in Winfrey World. According to MSNBC, “Ten finalists will appear in an eight-episode boot camp to determine who will get to host; shows will air when OWN launches in January 2011 and will be executive produced by Mark Burnett.” The good news: there’s one more week to cast your vote. The bad news: there are way too many videos to watch. So we’ve sifted through the candidates and picked out 10 who would make Oprah proud.
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Look Who’s Talking Now: Kate Gosselin’s New TV Show

Kate Gosselin came onto the television scene with her husband Jon when “Jon and Kate Plus 8″ began airing in 2008. Now, after a stint on “The View,” she’s ready to join a new panel talk show, aimed at working moms. “I’ve been given the gift of gab, so why not use it?” Gosselin told the audience at the Southern Women’s Show in Charlotte, NC, where she was answering questions and signing copies of her books. According to TVGuide.com, the panel will also include Food Network host Paula Deen and morning show vets Rene Syler (“The Early Show”) and Lee Woodruff (“Good Morning America”).

In our opinion, Kate isn’t the (only) reality star who should be given a talk show. A few of our suggestions after the jump. Keep reading »

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