Talk Shows

Bethenny Salutes Military Mom With $10,000 JCPenney Holiday Shopping Spree (VIDEO)

Andrea Mordarski thought she was simply taking her family to New York to meet her fave talk show host Bethenny Frankel. The wife of a Ft. Drum soldier, currently stationed in Afghanistan, had written Frankel asking her to videotape a message for her husband Matthew, a big fan of Bethenny.

The Mordarski's definitely got more than they were asking for, when Frankel's producers staged a video reunion for the couple and their kids. JCPenney also provided Andrea with a check for $10,000. If this story doesn't get you in the Christmas spirit, I don't know what will. Watch the emotional clips from today's episode of Bethenny after the jump!


Glee's Lea Michele Talks About Cory Monteith With Ellen (VIDEO)

Glee starlet Lea Michele shared on Ellen how she's working through grief over the death of real and reel-life leading man Cory Monteith. The actress says working has helped her cope.

Said Michele:


”Grief goes with you every day, whatever you’re doing. Whether there’s great moments, when there’s hard moments, so I’d rather be at work with the people that I love who are going through the same.”

What a courageous young woman. For more of Ellen DeGeneres' cathartic interview with Michele, watch the video after the jump!

SHOTS FIRED: The Talk's Julie Chen Slams The View For Hiring Jenny McCarthy!

The women of The Talk aren’t biting their tongues when it comes to their feelings about rival The View’s revamped panel. During a recent visit to The Howard Stern Show, co-hosts Julie Chen and Sharon Osbourne dissed the ABC Daytime talk show for hiring Jenny McCarthy.

When Chen was asked if ABC made a mistake bringing McCarthy on—after Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck departed—Chen answered she did think it was a mistake. Here's an excerpt:

"What made The View so popular and so good was that it was five different women—from five different walks of life—discussing politics."


Is Ann Curry Exploring Post NBC Options?

What will former Today host Ann Curry do when her contract with NBC News ends? That is the topic of a report by The Hollywood Reporter, which lays out Curry's options. Reportedly, her representation has let CBS News and other NBC competitors she is interested in talking. Curry's NBC contract window opens up on 2014.

Yhe article mentions there has been no contact with her former Today producer Jeff Zucker, who now helms CNN, or discussions with Al Jazeera America. The story suggests Curry may want to follow Soledad O'Brien's lead.

"The model for her is the Soledad O'Brien one," says Tyndall, referring to the erstwhile CNN anchor who has output deals with HBO and AJAM. "She sets up her own production company, does one-off documentaries and then sells them to Al Jazeera or HBO or Netflix or whomever.

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The Real's Loni Love Takes a Turn on a Stripper Pole For Ellen (VIDEO)

Loni Love is fast becoming one of Hollywood’s hardest working women. In addition to co-hosting The Real and being a panelist on E!’s Chelsea Lately, Love has been pitch-hitting as The Ellen DeGeneres’ guest DJ.

While moonlighting over at DeGeneres’ show on Wednesday, Love spent some time learning how to pole dance. Gotta admire the comic’s thirst to try something new. Watch Love’s skills after the jump!


Queen Latifah Gushes About New Talk Show and Seeing Kathy Griffin Naked (VIDEO)

Queen Latifah recently visited Jimmy Kimmel Live.  She spoke candidly about touring as a teen with 2Pac, her celebrity BFF Will Smith and all the hijinks that come with being a talk show host.
 The Queen also revealed an interesting tidbit about seeing  Kathy Griffin naked! Watch her chat with Kimmel after the jump.