Who are the most powerful women in the world, and what presence do they have in shaping daytime television? Forbes addressed the first part of that question in their annual ranking of the World's Most Powerful Women.
Among those associated with daytime who made the cut, Oprah Winfrey came in highest at No. 13. The former daytime talk show host, who still produces daytime programming (Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, Rachael Ray) via Harpo Productions, was cited for the turnaround at her cable network OWN. READ MORE
On Days of Our Lives, he's the patriarch of the ruthless, Kiriakis dynasty, but in real life John Aniston is the proud papa of one Jennifer Aniston. On today's episode of Ellen, the Anistons teamed up with Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi for an installment of Ellen's goofy soap spoof The Tales of Yesterday's Tomorrows. Watch the insanity after the jump! READ MORE
Looks like Matthew Perry and Courteney Cox may no longer be there for Jennifer Aniston. In a hilarious sketch promoting her co-hosting gig on today's episode of Ellen, TV's former Rachel Green gets nothing but shade from her old Friends, not to mention Ellen and Portia! Watch the clip below. READ MORE
The devastating explosions at the Boston Marathon have had the entire country reeling since Monday. Daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres used the tag of her self-titled program to convey her thoughts to the city of Boston and her audience as a whole. I totally agree with her short, simple message — be kind to one another. Watch the video after the jump. READ MORE
Country crooner Brad Paisley is catching a lot of flack for one particular song on his latest CD, Wheelhouse. In "Accidental Racist", Paisley and duet partner LL Cool J tackle racial tensions between a white Southerner and a black man from the North. Didn't In The Heat of the Night (the movie and TV show) already take care of this subject?
Here's a snippet of the song's lyrics:
I’m just a white man comin’ to you from the south land tryin’ to understand what it’s like not to be.
I’m proud of where I’m from but not everything we’ve done. It ain’t like you and me can rewrite history.
Our generation didn’t start this nation. We’re still pickin’ up the pieces, walkin’ on eggshells, fightin’ over yesterday.
Caught between southern pride and southern blame.
Paisley has taken to the daytime talk show circuit to explain the track, which has everyone debating heatedly. Personally, I think this is exactly what the late Dr. Martin Luther King foretold. We've finally reached the day when all of God's children, black men and white men, can team up to make a really awful song. Watch Paisley's appearances on Ellen and Good Morning America after the jump!
American Idol host and Keeping up With the Kardashians godfather Ryan Seacrest dropped by Ellen, where he and Ellen DeGeneres chatted about Nicki Minaj vs. Mariah Carey on American Idol, Seacrest living in DeGeneres' old home and of course the Kimye baby. Watch the clip after the jump!