Oprah Winfrey and Maya Angelou (Photo: OWN)

Oprah Talks to ‘ET’ About Maya Angelou’s Death While Her Ex-Stepmom Chats with ‘Inside Edition,’ Lupita Cast in ‘Star Wars’ & More

Greetings and salutations! Lots to report today including Oprah Winfrey exclusively sharing her thoughts on Dr. Maya Angelou’s death with “Entertainment Tonight” while her ex-stepmom shared how she was evicted from her home and Lupita Nyong’o is cast in “Star Wars Episode VII.” Plus, there’s my watchlist and what’s hot (Whoopi Goldberg’s late mother, Emma […]

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TV Personality Rob Marciano (Photo: Riccardo Savi/Getty Images)

‘Entertainment Tonight’ Names Rob Marciano New Co-Anchor

“Entertainment Tonight” has tapped Rob Marciano as its new co-anchor, the program announced Monday. The former CNN reporter replaces long-time co-host Mark Steines, who departed the TV entertainment newsmagazine this summer. Marciano will begin his new gig, co-hosting alongside Nancy O’Dell, beginning in January. “I am honored to be joining the distinguished and talented team […]

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Former ‘X Factor’ Host Steve Jones to Guest Anchor ‘Entertainment Tonight’

Simon Cowell, take heed: there are people out there who think Steve Jones, who Cowell fired from “The X Factor” after the US version’s first season, makes for a decent host/anchor. And one of those people are the producers of the venerable syndicated show “Entertainment Tonight.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jones will be sitting […]

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Brett Butler Is Having a Psychic Moment — for Reality TV

For those of you who loved Brett Butler in “Grace Under Fire,” the 90s sitcom star is looking to make a comeback of sorts—but not in the TV genre that made her famous. Chatting with ET‘s Nancy O’Dell, the 53-year-old, who recently overcame her former issues with substance abuse, said her successful past had its […]

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MDA Telethon Making Major Changes Without Lewis

By Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press PHOENIX — Comedian Jerry Lewis’ conspicuous absence will not be the only change at the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s telethon this Labor Day weekend. The Arizona-based organization is making major changes to the telethon, slashing it down from a nearly 22-hour show to six hours of prime-time television in an […]

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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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