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Donny Osmond To Appear on 'All My Children'

10/27/2006 2:37pm EDT
Donny Osmond
Donny Osmond will guest star on ABC’s All My Children. He will play himself in scenes with Erica Kane (Susan Lucci), as she celebrates the second season premiere of "New Beginnings," the fictitious talk show within the show.

Previous guests on "New Beginnings" include Clay Aiken, Martha Stewart, Whoopi Goldberg, Regis Philbin, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Joy Behar, New York Yankee Al Leiter, New York Giant Tiki Barber and New York City Mayors Michael Bloomberg, Ed Koch and David Dinkins.

'SNL' Presents 'The Best of Darrell Hammond' on Nov. 4

10/24/2006 9:29am EDT
Darrell Hammond
Just a few days before the hotly contested midterm elections, Saturday Night Live presents a special retrospective featuring the show's resident political impressionist Darrell Hammond. Also the longest-running cast member in the history of the show, Hammond gets the "Best Of" treatment on November 4 with a "Best of Darrell Hammond" episode on Nov. 4 (11:30 p.m.-1 a.m. ET). This also marks the first time a cast member has received a "Best Of " special while still in the repertory cast.

With impressions that "continue to amaze," according to The Washington Post, the special will be made...

Celebrity Birthdays, August 25

8/25/2006 3:00am EDT
Gene Simmons
Happy Birthday to "The O.C." actress Rachel Bilson (1981), "Kenan & Kel" star Kel Mitchell (1978), German supermodel Claudia Schiffer (1970), "All My Children" actor Cameron Mathison (1969), Powerman 5000 singer Spider One (1968), Belle & Sebastian singer Stuart Murdoch (1968), Wilco singer Jeff Tweedy (1967), actor Blair Underwood (1964), country singer Billy Ray Cyrus (1961), "The Corpse Bride" director Tim Burton (1958), English musician Elvis Costello (1954), Asia keyboardist Geoff Downes (1952), Judas Priest singer Rob Halford (1951), Kiss bassist/singer Gene Simmons (1949), "Alien Loc...

Jimmy Kimmel To Host ABC Game Show

8/22/2006 3:21pm EDT
Jimmy Kimmel
Jimmy Kimmel, host of the late-night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live," is tapped to host the new primetime game show "Set for Life," premiering later this season on ABC.

"I tried to tell ABC that it is too difficult to do a talk show every night and an hour-long primetime show too," Jimmy Kimmel said. "Unfortunately, there's a 75-year-old man named Regis who seems to have no problem with it."

In the unpredictable, innovative new game show, "Set for Life" contestants have the opportunity to win a monthly payout for the rest of their lives. The contestants will never know if they have ...

William Shatner, Regis Philbin & Others Get TV Hall of Fame Honors

6/20/2006 1:20pm EDT
William Shatner
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame Committee has selected Tom Brokaw, James Burrows, Leonard Goldberg, Regis Philbin and William Shatner to be inducted into the Television Academy’s Hall of Fame, it was announced today by Dick Askin, Chairman of the Television Academy.

''The Television Academy's Hall of Fame honors a lifetime of excellence and is a special recognition for those who have made significant contributions that will leave an indelible mark on the television business. This year's inductees have each helped shape our industry and serve as inspiration for e...

Brandy & David Hasselhoff To Be Judges On 'America's Got Talent'

5/19/2006 10:22am EDT
Grammy award-winner and television star Brandy; actor, singer and executive producer David Hasselhoff; and U.K. television media personality Piers Morgan have been named as judges for NBC’s upcoming talent competition series “America’s Got Talent.”

Hosted by television legend Regis Philbin, the series will have its two-hour broadcast premiere on Wednesday, June 21 (8-10 p.m. ET). The regular telecast time will be Wednesdays, 9-10 p.m. ET; (30-minute results shows will air on Thursdays beginning July 13, 8:30-9 p.m. ET).

”Being a fan of reality television, I'm happy to be a part ...

NBC Announces 2006-07 TV Schedule

5/15/2006 11:32am EDT
Jeffrey Tambor to star in 20 Good Years
NBC is loading its new 2006-07 primetime schedule with six new dramas and four new comedies. Highlights of the upcoming season include two previously announced new dramas: "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" (Thursdays, 9-10 p.m. ET), which offers an insider's take on the backstage drama of a late-night comedy sketch show, and "Kidnapped" (Tuesdays, 9-10 p.m. ET), a high-stakes, serialized thriller about a teenaged boy's kidnapping, starring Jeremy Sisto and Delroy Lindo.

Also new are the dramas "Friday Night Lights" (Tuesdays, 8-9 p.m. ET) -- inspired by the hit feature film that conveys...

Hottest Celebrity Mom? Survey Says Faith Hill

5/12/2006 12:34pm EDT
Faith Hill
Americans chose Faith Hill over Angelina Jolie as hottest celebrity mom in a survey recently conducted by Vonage and Kelton Research. The survey also discovered that American kids would prefer their moms to receive a surprise Mother's Day call from Bill Cosby over George Clooney.

Who's a Hot Momma

* Faith Hill narrowly beat out Angelina Jolie and Catherine Zeta-Jones as the hottest celebrity mom (19% vs. 15%) each for Angelina Jolie and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

* Other hot moms trailing these three were Reese Witherspoon (14%), Pamela Anderson (5%), Britney Spears (4%) and Kimor...

Regis Philbin To Host 'America's Got Talent'

5/11/2006 10:36am EDT
Regis Philbin
Emmy Award-winning television legend Regis Philbin has been chosen as host of NBC’s America’s Got Talent, the new talent competition series from Simon Cowell (American Idol) that will premiere with a special two-hour broadcast on Wednesday, June 21. “For years I've thought about hosting a variety show on television but I could never put it together in my mind,” said Philbin. “Finally, here it is and I'm thrilled to be a part of it.”

The series will bring the hottest performers from across the country to TV audiences in this new series that allows viewers to determine who will walk awa...

Nick Cannon, Others Join FOX's 'New Year's Eve Live'

12/16/2005 1:42pm EST
Nick Cannon
Film star, television personality and singing sensation Nick Cannon, heartthrob Tyler Hilton and funnyman John O'Hurley will make live appearances at the epicenter of America's greatest New Year's celebration in New York City's illustrious Times Square on “New Year’s Eve Live,” airing Saturday, Dec. 31, on FOX.

Jillian Barberie joins previously announced host Regis Philbin as a special New Year's Eve correspondent and will hit Times Square's rowdy streets to provide spirited commentary live from the party's frontlines.

The New Year's Eve party will also feature live interviews w...

Lindsay Lohan Apologizes For Missing 'Regis and Kelly'

12/7/2005 3:40pm EST
Lindsay Lohan
Actress/singer Lindsay Lohan says she is "sorry" for missing her appearance on "Live with Regis and Kelly" Tuesday morning (Dec. 6). Lohan sent an apology directly to Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa in an interview with NBC's "Access Hollywood." "I'm really sorry to Regis and Kelly because I love you guys," she said. "I know it came across really bad...I'll make it up to you, I swear!"

The actress claimed she missed her appearance because she came down with a case of food poisoning. "I'm not going to name any places I went to eat or anything, but I had some food poisoning, which wasn't r...

Seeing Stars on 'The Late Show With David Letterman'

11/22/2005 11:29am EST
Claire Danes
Upcoming guests on The Late Show with David Letterman:

Tuesday, Nov. 22

actor Dennis Quaid

Wednesday, Nov. 23

stupid pet tricks; actress Claire Danes; musical guest Big Boi

Thursday, Nov. 24

actress Megan Mullally; musical guests John Mayer Trio

Friday, Nov. 25

actor John Malkovich; NASCAR Nextel Cup winner Tony Stewart; comedian Jim Gaffigan

Monday, Nov. 28

stupid human tricks; actress Amanda Peet

Tuesday, Nov. 29

talk show host Regis Philbin; actor Colin Hanks

Wednesday, Nov. 30

actress Charlize Theron; New York Times columnist/author...

Sheryl Crow, Rod Stewart, Il Divo & More At Rockefeller Tree Lighting

11/21/2005 11:57am EST
Sheyl Crow
NBC lights up the night with an array of musical performances and the lighting of the world's most famous Christmas tree during the 8th annual "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" spectacular, telecast live on Wednesday, Nov. 30 (8-9:00 p.m. ET/PT). Hosted by Al Roker ("Today") and Megan Mullally ("Will & Grace"), the 73rd tree-lighting extravaganza will feature Rod Stewart, Sheryl Crow, Carrie Underwood ("American Idol"), Regis Philbin, Brian Wilson ("The Beach Boys"), the Brian Setzer Orchestra, and Earth, Wind & Fire performing current hits and holiday favorites sure to warm the coldest hol...

SNL Weekend Update Quotes (Nov. 19)

11/21/2005 9:44am EST
Tina Fey
"Fox is concerned about possible fines from the FCC after a scene in last week's 'The OC' aired in which Mischa Barton's nipple slipped out of her shirt, most likely in search of food."

A collection of quotes from this weekend's "Saturday Night Live" Weekend Update with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler...

"WEEKEND UPDATE" CO-ANCHOR TINA FEY -- "All hell broke loose in the House of Representatives last night when Ohio Republican Jean Schmidt was violently booed by her colleagues for implying that Congressman John Murtha was a coward for wanting to pull our troops out of Iraq. (AFTER PLAYIN...

Regis & Kelly to Host 'Seinfeld' Special

11/14/2005 10:02am EST
Regis Philbin and co-host Kelly Ripa will host the four stars of Philbin's favorite hit series in an exclusive, one-hour Seinfeld edition of Live with Regis and Kelly on Nov. 23.

Stars Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander and Michael Richards reunite on "Live" to talk about the release of the DVDs Seinfeld: Season Five and Seinfeld: Season Six. It's their only joint appearance in support of this latest release of "Seinfeld" episodes, and the first time "Live" has devoted a full show to the cast of another program.

In addition to showing favorite clips and outtakes...

Upcoming Guests on 'The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson'

11/11/2005 9:30am EST
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Guests from Nov. 17 through Nov. 25:

Nov. 17 Television producer Josh Schwartz; musical guest Amos Lee

Nov. 18 Actor Jon Favreau; columnist Randy Cohen; comedian Kyle Cease

Nov. 21 Actress Juliette Lewis; actor Brian Van Holt ("Threshold"); musical guests Juliette and the Licks

Nov. 22 Actor Jerry O'Connell; musical guests The Fray

Nov. 23 Talk show host Regis Philbin; New York Times columnist/author Maureen Dowd

Nov. 24 Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt (Ghost Whisperer); actor James Denton; musical guest Robert Plant

Nov. 25 Actor Danny Bonaduce; screenwriter...

'This is Your Life' Is Resurrected, Regis Philbin To Host

11/11/2005 9:07am EST
Regis Philbin
Regis Philbin, star of Live with Regis and Kelly and the primetime edition of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, is set to host "This is Your Life." Philbin commented, "'This is Your Life' was always one of my favorite shows."

"He's perfect, the only man for the job," said ABC executive vice president, alternative programming, specials and late-night, Andrea Wong. "The show is a roller coaster of emotions - there's comedy, anticipation, tears of joy - and no one can take an audience on that ride better than Regis."

Created and hosted by broadcasting pioneer Ralph Edwards, This Is You...