Talk Shows

Jennifer Hudson Dishes New CD and Black Nativity on The Talk (VIDEO)




An all-star cast, including Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, came together to bring the late Langston Hughes' poem Black Nativity to the big screen this holiday season. J-Hud paid a visit to The Talk this past week, where she discussed playing the estranged daughter of fellow Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett in the flick. She also dished her upcoming CD. Watch a clip of Hudson on The Talk below! READ MORE

Does Katie Couric Want to Split From ABC News Early?

Some TV marriages aren't made to last and it looks like ABC News and Katie Couric's love affair is on the rocks. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Couric is negotiating with ABC News to exit her three-year contract early, as she is being courted by Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer.

Meanwhile, the fate of Couric's ABC syndicated talk show Katie remains up in the air. Reportedly, executives are waiting for November sweeps ratings to come in and will likely decide Katie's fate in December.

Obama Honors Oprah With Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Obama honored actress and former talk show queen Oprah Winfrey with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on November 20. Oprah was one  of 16 individuals, including former President Bill Clinton,  who received the prestigious recognition.

Pebbles Tells Her Side of The TLC Story on Wendy Williams (VIDEO)



Perri "Pebbles" Reid has decided to start telling her side of what went down 20 years ago with TLC. On the heels of VH1's successful CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story biopic, the pop singer-turned-record company exec-turned-minister went on The Wendy Williams Show to discuss allegations she stole millions of dollars from one of the biggest girl groups of all time.

Among the bombshell allegations Pebbles dropped — Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and the late Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes reportedly kicked Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas out of the group for hooking up with producer Dallas Austin, not Pebbles! The "Mercedes Boy" singer also stated she believes Chilli slept with her then-husband, music industry mogul L.A. Reid. Watch as the scandalous tea was spilled all over Wendy's set in the clip after the jump!
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Babs Denies She and Bill Geddie Were Courting Today's Hoda Kotb For The View




The Today Show may still be feeling Hoda Kotb, but The View’s Barbara Walters and Bill Geddie aren't checking for her! On Wednesday's episode of The View, Walters denied rumors the ABC chatfest was trying to snag Kotb away from NBC’s morning show.

Walters told co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy and guest host Scandal's Bellamy Young,

Bill and I have never called her. We have never met her. We have never offered her a compelling deal.  I like her a lot.

Would Barbara Walters Rather SMACK Sherri Shepherd Than Let Her Speak on The View?

How should a woman defend the argument women aren't harder on each other men are? If you are Barbara Walters, you interrupt your female co-host repeatedly and nearly hit her while trying to make the point!

The Huffington Post chronicled the debate between ABC's retiring legendary interviewer, guest host Joe Scarborough and Sherri Shepherd, during which Walters prevented Sherri from disagreeing about topic.

"Women are so much tougher on other women than men are," Scarborough said.

"I think that's a myth," Walters fired back.

Shepherd disagreed with Walters once more and began to speak to Scarborough's point.

"We are--" she began. But Walters interrupted her again, this time sticking her hand out to stop her from speaking.

"I don't think that," Walters said, holding her hand in front of Shepherd. "I think that most women-- and I work all the time with women-- and they are supporting and helpful."

"I think you're not seeing women--" Shepherd began again.

This time Walters interrupted her again. She lifted her hand and pushed it toward Shepherd, nearly smacking her in the face!

"[I've worked] seventeen years on this show, and you haven't seen it," Walters said.

 

Watch the clip at The Huffington Post and decide for yourself if Walters almost struck Shepherd, even if it would have been accidently. READ MORE