Ten years after her first stint on General Hospital, Meredith Vieira is back. TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan spoke with the former co-host of The View and The Today Show to get the skinny on what her character Bree Flanders will be up to when she hits Port Charles on Dec. 14.
TV Guide Magazine: You were such a hoot as Bree. What's become of our girl?
Vieira: Well, she's no longer providing comfort to men! Lynn Herring returns to the show as Lucy Coe [also Friday] and it turns out Bree is her senior vp of marketing at CoeCoe Cosmetics. Sabrina and Felix are desperately trying to get a meeting with Lucy but first they have to go through me. [Laughs] But, really, not much has changed for Bree. Prostitution. Makeup. Hey, it's all sales.
Former General Hospital actress Nazanin Boniadi has come out swinging against the mysterious and controversial Church of Scientology. Gawker is reporting Boniadi and several former high ranking Scientologist all took part in a rap song denouncing the organization and its practices. Boniadi sings:
This ain't no road to freedom,
It's a blind alley, like Kirstie Alley,
Travolta, and Cruise, but we ain't no fools. READ MORE
Don't expect Katherine Heigl to return to Seattle Grace anytime soon. Grey's Anatomy showrunner Shonda Rhimes spoke with Oprah Winfrey Sunday night to discuss her latest primetime drama Scandal, featuring Kerry Washington. The Mighty O asked Rhimes about Heigl's controversial 2008 decision to pull her name from Emmy nominations. Fans of the series recall Heigl told the press she wasn't submitting since the writing for her character wasn't up to snuff. Ouch. Rhimes has kept mum on Heigl's diss until now. Said Rhimes on Oprah's Next Chapter:
On some level it stung, and on some level I was not surprised. When people show you who they are, believe them. I carry that with me a lot. It has served me well. READ MORE
Don't believe the hype buzzing all over the Internet about Matt Lauer leaving Today. According to The New York Post, the morning show's head honcho Alexandra Wallace revealed to them exclusively, Lauer is staying put. Wallace stated:
There is absolutely no truth to this. There have been some recent outrageous claims regarding Matt and the 'Today' show, and an awful lot of piling on from nameless, faceless sources. These stories are wrong and irresponsible. READ MORE
Star Jones stopped by The Wendy Williams Show on Wednesday to discuss the current gossip floating around Hollywood and beyond. Williams quickly asked Jones what she thought about Celebrity Apprentice host and onetime friend Donald Trump's controversial challenge to President Barack Obama. At the 6:16 mark see what Jones had to say about Trump's demands.
Later, Williams asked Jones what she thought about troubled Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan's decision to bail on Jones' ex-boss Barbara Walters' 20/20 interview. Watch Jones' answer at the: 8:36 mark below! READ MORE
Veteran TV journalist Barbara Walters is not too keen on troubled starlet Lindsay Lohan these days. Last week, LiLo bowed out of a sit-down interview with Walters on 20/20, after her new publicity team claimed the actress wasn't "up to it."
Instead, Lohan's team decided to grant her first interview to promote Liz & Dick to Jay Leno of The Tonight Show. Babs voiced to her co-hosts on The View about how "disappointed" she was. Walters said:
We were supposed to do the interview last week to air on 20/20 Nov. 16. I spent a lot of time doing a lot of homework, watching the movie. Then her longtime press agent resigned. That should've been a clue. The next thing we hear is my interview is canceled because Lindsay doesn't feel up to it. She has a lot of problems ... I said, 'Poor girl, I hope when she feels like it she will do it with us.' So today I pick up the paper and find out Lindsay]is sitting for an interview with Jay Leno. READ MORE