Mary Hart, Queen of Showbiz Anchorwomen, Says Goodbye

Beloved celebrity interviewer Mary Hart said farewell to “Entertainment Tonight” Friday, surrounded by her past and present co-hosts. Hart, 60, was the undisputed queen of the early-evening entertainment shows, virtually inventing the role of the star-struck entertainment-news anchorwoman who reported on new movies, TV shows and celebrities in the news with unabashed enthusiasm. Hart talks […]

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Mary Hart Makes Exit from ‘Entertainment Tonight’

BY: DAVID BAUDER NEW YORK – The list of exiting TV personalities seems to lengthen every day: Oprah Winfrey; Regis Philbin; Larry King; Katie Couric; Jim Lehrer; Meredith Vieira. Don’t overlook Mary Hart, whose last “Entertainment Tonight” broadcast is Friday. Celebrity and entertainment coverage has changed markedly since she began anchoring the show in its […]

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‘Entertainment Tonight’ Has 70 Staffers At Wedding

By Lindsay Powers LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – “Go big or go home.” That’s how the executive producer of “Entertainment Tonight” and “The Insider” describes her shows’ approach to covering Friday’s royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton. The two shows have 70 staff members in London, including seven camera crews and four hair-and-makeup […]

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Nancy O’Dell: I Didn’t Plot to Beat Out Lara for ‘ET’ Anchor Spot

Nancy O’Dell says she was as surprised as anyone else when she was named as Mary Hart’s replacement on “Entertainment Tonight.” The announcement last month that O’Dell, 44, would succeed Hart shocked those who avidly follow the entertainment-news shows. Ever since Hart announced in August that the 2010-11 season would be her last on “ET,” […]

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Spencer Denies She’s ‘Fuming’ Over O’Dell’s ‘ET’ Gig

So what’s the ‘inside’ story behind reports that there’s a battle of the blondes brewing between rival entertainment show hosts Lara Spencer and Nancy O’Dell? ‘The Insider‘ host Lara Spencer was allegedly ‘fuming’ over the ‘surprise’ announcement earlier this week that ‘Access Hollywood‘s Nancy O’Dell was named the replacement for Mary Hart on ‘Entertainment Tonight.’ […]

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Nancy O’Dell to Replace Mary Hart on ‘Entertainment Tonight’

Nancy O’Dell is gaining full ‘Access’ to ‘Entertainment Tonight.’ O’Dell, who co-anchored ‘Access Hollywood‘ for 13 years, has been named as the replacement for departing ‘ET’ host Mary Hart, People reports. “I remember watching ‘Entertainment Tonight’ when it first premiered and dreaming about working for the show someday,” O’Dell, 44, says. “I am honored to […]

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Mary Hart Leaving ‘Entertainment Tonight’

Say it ain’t so! Alas, it’s so: Mary Hart is leaving ‘Entertainment Tonight‘ next year. Hart, 59, the inspiration and role model for every female entertainment-news anchor to come on the scene in the last three decades, has decided to pack it in after the show’s upcoming 30th season – which is her 29th as […]

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