Talk Shows

Did Hoda Turn Down The View to Stick it Out on Today's Fourth Hour?

Don't expect Hoda Kotb to abandon Kathie Lee Gifford during the fourth hour of Today.  According to Capital New York, Kotb has signed a new contract with NBC that will keep her on Today and allow her to contribute to other NBC news programming.

Kotb was hotly pursued by ABC earlier this year, with the network promising her a high-profile gig on daytime talk stalwart “The View,” as well as a role with ABC News. While we hear the ABC offer was “compelling,” Kotb’s current home apparently offered the better deal.

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Whoopi Goldberg Talks Moms Mabley Projects (VIDEO)

Actress and The View co-host, Whoopi Goldberg is attempting to resurrect the story of famous African American comedian, Moms Mabley on Broadway. In addition to the play, Goldberg filmed a documentary about Mabley, which is set to air on Nov. 18 at 9pm on HBO. Check out a video of Goldberg discussing Moms Mabley on Good Morning America after the jump! READ MORE

Kelly Ripa to Letterman: "I Can Twerk" (VIDEO)

Live! With Kelly and Michael host and former All My Children star Kelly Ripa dropped by the Late Show with David Letterman and dished about her decision to dress up as Miley Cyrus. After discussing Ripa's twerking skills, the topic turned to Gelman's revealing red stretchy pants. Watch the clip after the jump!

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Who Will Ascend to Matt Lauer's Throne at Today?

Matt Lauer's Today contract is up in 2015. Whether NBC will extend his tenure or replace him with one of the men the network has waiting in the wings is a growing topic of discussion — especially with Good Morning America beating Today in the ratings. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, David Gregory and Willie Geist are the leading in-house contenders, along with CNBC's Carl Quintanilla. Reportedly, Carson Daly is also a dark horse possibility.

Data provided to THR by Q Scores, which measures audience sentiment toward stars, reveals that Geist and Gregory have higher positive ratings than Lauer; among adult women -- the key demographic against which morning TV ads are sold -- Gregory's positive Q Score stands at 18, compared with Geist's 14. Lauer this year dropped to a positive Q Score of 7, compared with 15 in 2012. READ MORE

The Talk's Sharon Osbourne's on The View: "Go F**k Themselves!"




The Talk's Sharon Osbourne isn't shy about sharing how she really feels about the competition. The former reality TV matriarch appeared on The Arsenio Hall Show, along with her co-hosts Julie ChenAisha Tyler, Sheryl Underwood, and Sara Gilbert.

Hall asked the ladies what made their show different from ABC's The View. While Chen began stating their show doesn't delve into the world of politics, Osbourne jumped in and stated:

Let's cut to the f**king chase! Barbara [Walters]  idolize her, divine. She is super human, I love Barbara Walters. The rest can go f**k themselves!"

Watch Mrs. O let it all hang out after the jump!
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Which Today Host Will Sport The Best Beard For No-Shave November? (POLL)

Things on the Today Show set are going to get a lot more scruffy this month.  Matt Lauer, Al Roker, Willie Geist and Carson Daly announced they are hanging up their razors to help bring awareness to men's health issues for No-Shave November and support Movember.

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