The Price Is Right
Drew Carey on Bob Barker's Price Is Right 40th Anniversary Snub: "It Just Didn't Occur to Anybody to Invite Him"By Luke Kerr on September 07, 2012
Bob Barker has made his displeasure at not being invited to the 40th Anniversary of The Price is Right well known. However, The Price is Right’s current host Drew Carey denies the alleged snub was intentional. Carey told TMZ,
"It wasn't because of animosity or anything like that ... nobody has anything against him ... it just didn't occur to anybody to invite him personally to be on the show because it was a salute to contestants." READ MORE
Pop culture icon Bob Barker continues to address the spayed and neutered elephant in the room. Just why wasn't the guy who hosted 35 of The Price is Right's 40 years on CBS Daytime not invited to appear on the anniversary special? Said Barker to the Associated Press:
"They haven't even offered me a DVD."
It's hard to believe Bob Barker first began asking contestants to "come on down" on CBS Daytime's version of The Price is Right some 40 years ago today. While the original incarnation of TPIR began on NBC back in 1956 with Bill Cullen as the host, it was Barker's version that firmly cemented the game show's place in pop culture history.
Today at 11 am EST on CBS, current host Drew Carey will host a special 40th anniversary episode of TPIR, featuring some of the show's most memorable guests. Watch a teaser below! READ MORE
Don't look for TV icon Bob Barker to come on down for The Price Is Right's 40th anniversary special, hosted by Drew Carey on Sept. 4 According to this week's TV Guide, the 88-year-old animal rights activist is furious with the CBS game show for giving out a prize package including a trip to the Calgary Stampede. Said Barker to TV Guide's Michael Logan:
"I am ashamed of the show and surprised at their complete disregard for the welfare of animals," says the 88-year-old Barker. "Were I still there, [such a] prize would never have been considered. We never did anything that condoned animal cruelty. Apparently, things have changed."
Score one for the Men's Rights movement. For the first time in its 56-year history, CBS Daytime's The Price is Right is searching for male models, reports TVLine.
According to the website, TPIR will be airing segments of their first-ever male model search online via a web series. I wonder if The Young and the Restless hunk Daniel Goddard (Cane) will be involved, since he moonlights on TPIR from time to time? Said TVLine's Matt Webb Mitovich:
The search begins Aug. 30 with an open call in Los Angeles, where hunky hopefuls will be interviewed by TPIR producers and the four female models. There, candidates will demonstrate verbal skills as well as the ability to pose and “properly showcase a product.” (Matt’s Helpful Hint No. 1: Do not straddle the JetSki backwards.) READ MORE
CBS is rewarding Angelica McDaniel for managing to make a modest success out of The Talk, after overcoming a few casting bumps and bruises. The network has promoted the TV exec to senior vice-president of daytime. This news is awesome sauce, considering I was hearing a certain former ABC Daytime soap slaying exec was spotted lurking and skulking about CBS late last year! READ MORE