On the first episode of The Talk's fourth season, Sharon Osbourne clued her co-hosts and viewers in on a secret she’s been keeping. Mrs. O spilled the tea about a brief love affair she had with late night talk show host Jay Leno when was 25!
Osbourne dished the romance began before she and Leno married their respective spouses. Peep the funny story after the jump! READ MORE
One Life to Live star and High School Musical alum Corbin Bleu has joined the Season 17 cast of Dancing with the Stars. Bleu’s addition was announced on Good Morning America Wednesday morning.
He will compete against Saved by the Bell’s Elizabeth Berkley, Pretty Little Liars’ Brian Daugherty, comic Bill Engvall, legendary television star Valerie Harper, former NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson, The Voice co-host and R&B singer Christina Milian, scientist Bill Nye, Jack Osbourne, Jersey Shore’s Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, The King of Queens and The Talk alum Leah Remini, and Glee's Amber Riley. READ MORE
What’s the secret to The Talk’s success? According to the show’s moderator, leaving things exactly the same. In an interview with The New York Post, Julie Chen discussed why the daytime show has become TV’s fasted-growing chatfest. Chen stated:
I think it’s a little bit of, ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. READ MORE
The Talk continues to enjoy sizzling ratings this summer. The CBS talk show averaged 2.64 million viewers last week, a five percent improvement. It has also earned four of its largest weekly audiences over the past six weeks.
CBS Daytime’s Angelica McDaniel (pictured above with The Young and the Restless' Greg Rikaart) was among the women recognized by Glamour in its Meet the Women Who Run Your Favorite Movies and TV Shows list. Check out what the mag had to say about the daytime champion below.
The TV Programmer: Angelica McDaniel, 35
As senior VP of daytime programing for CBS Entertainment, she oversees more than 1,000 episodes of TV every season for the network—and checks her BlackBerry for the prior day's ratings before she even gets out of bed. CBS president Nina Tassler calls her a "force of nature."
Words she lives by: "Don't get stuck in the frenzy of the day to day. You have to be aware of the bigger picture."
CBS CEO Les Moonves is about as impressed as Shania Twain in that one song, when it comes to Time Warner Cable's proposal to return CBS stations to cable via "new economics", or an a la carte model.
Said Moonves re: the new economic model Time Warner's CEO is proposing:
"As I am sure you know, we have no 'new economics' that are not intimately tied to new 'terms and conditions.' Those terms and conditions, better known as rights, were established in 2008. That was before the introduction of the iPad. Netflix was still doing little but mailing out DVDs. Amazon was known simply for selling books. This doesn't even begin to account for the new entrants now coming up the ramp who are interested in paying a fair price for the most desirable programming." Moonves said. "What you are asking for, pure and simple, is either to gain the right to deliver content for free that others are paying for, or to inhibit CBS from licensing content to existing online competitors and new companies that are now emerging. I can understand why you might want to preserve your dominance in that venue, but bullying us into becoming your accomplice in that effort doesn't seem fair." READ MORE