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Oprah Winfrey surprises Barbara Walters on final View

May 16th, 2014 12:20pm EDT
Barbara Walters
Oprah Winfrey and Hillary Clinton surprised Barbara Walters on her final episode of 'The View'.
The veteran American broadcaster will retire today (05.16.14) at the age of 84 and she was joined by a host of A-list stars, including Michael Douglas, who helped bid farewell to the star at the taping of her last episode yesterday (05.15.14).
Barbara struggled to hold back the tears as Oprah, 55, brought out 25 female news anchors - including Katie Couric and Diane Sawyer - who have all been inspired by her six-decade career.
She told ABC News: "I was teary. But I wasn't going to cry because I w...

Stars and family attend wake for Philip Seymour Hoffman

February 7th, 2014 6:20am EST
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman's friends, family and co-stars attended his wake in New York on Thursday (02.06.14).
The 46-year-old actor's estranged girlfriend Mimi O'Donnell and the couple's three children Cooper, 10, Tallulah, seven, and Willa, five, paid their respects to the star at the Frank E. Campbell funeral home on Madison Avenue, where those close to him comforted each other ahead of his funeral.
The Oscar-winning actor was found dead in his home last Sunday (02.02.14) after an apparent heroin overdose and stars from stage and screen joined the family to mourn his death.
Mimi, Philip'...

Diane Sawyer's Bizarre Performance During Election Night Fuels Intoxication Rumors

November 7th, 2012 12:07pm EST
Diane Sawyer
Diane Sawyer seemed... off last night while reporting on the presidential elections, and by the end of the night it was a trending topic - with rumors swirling that the anchor was drunk, on medications, or simply confused. In fact, when searching in Google for "Diane Sawyer," the second auto-complete return is "Diane Sawyer Drunk."

There's no doubt that a lot of data comes through on election night, but Sawyer is a veteran of the biz... and generally getting pelting with info doesn't cause someone to slur their words.

As seen in the video below, collected by TMZ, Sawyer stumbles over a fa...

Regis Philbin Signs Off Live After 28 Years

November 18th, 2011 11:28am EST
Regis Philbin | Photo Credits: ABC
In the end, it wasn't just Regis and Kelly, or Regis and Kathie Lee ... it felt more like Regis and everybody. After some 16,000 hours in front of a television camera, Regis Philbin signed off Live! with Regis and Kelly Friday morning.

Ending a 28-year run, the "Farewell Special" began oddly ...

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Most Overexposed Celebrities Of 2009

December 28th, 2009 9:13am EST
Kim Kardashian
2009 comes to a close with another crop of celebrities (and celebutards) that we saw entirely too much of. They invaded our televisions and our internet, they spread-eagled themselves all over our tabloids, and they fascinated and annoyed us at the same time. Here's a last look at them in '09, just in case you forgot:

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson

Nothing is more annoying than picking up a tabloid and seeing plain faced people on the cover. The imagined romance between Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson was little more than bad fangirl fiction. It is difficult to understand t...

Father Of Michael Jackson's Molestation Accuser Dies

November 17th, 2009 3:05pm EST
Father Of Michael Jackson
The dentist dad of Michael Jackson's molestation accuser Jordan Chandler has died. An official with the Regional Medical Examiner's Office in Newark, New Jersey has confirmed that Evan Chandler died on Monday No further details about his death were released as WENN went to press.

A 13-month police investigation began in 1993 when Chandler reported Jackson to authorities in both Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, charging the King of Pop with molesting his then 13-year-old son.

The boy and his father also brought a civil lawsuit against the singer, which did not go to trial because Jorda...

Chris Brown Responds To Rihanna's Interview Comments

November 7th, 2009 5:00pm EST
Chris Brown
Chris Brown has fired back at his ex-girlfriend Rihanna's decision to go public with the details of their February fight, insisting what happened should remain between them.

The R&B star pleaded guilty to beating his then-lover on the eve of the Grammy Awards and recently started a lengthy community service sentence. He was also ordered to stay at least 100 yards away from his ex for the next five years.

Both stars appeared on rival TV interviews in America on Friday and Brown began his with a statement about the candid interview Rihanna gave to news show 20/20, which was previewed ...

Whitney Houston Denies Banning Drug Talk From Interviews

June 9th, 2009 9:19pm EDT
Whitney Houston crack cocaine drugs interviews
Whitney Houston has dismissed reports she has banned journalists from discussing her drug problems during promotional chats for her upcoming album. The R&B diva struggled for years with an addiction to crack cocaine, but has finally kicked her habit and is preparing to launch her chart comeback clean and sober.

But she's allegedly refusing to broach the subject of her past substance abuse issues at all with the media - and will only grant interviews to reporters who adhere to the agreement.

A source tells the New York Daily News, "They only want her to talk to journalists who'll a...

Shia LaBeouf Admits Crush On Diane Sawyer

September 13th, 2008 2:00pm EDT
Shia LaBeouf
Shia LaBeouf has confessed he harbors a crush on veteran newscaster Diane Sawyer. Despite the fact Sawyer is 40 years his senior, LaBeouf, 22, admits he has always lusted after the "Good Morning America" host.

When asked by Maxim magazine of his number one woman, the single star replies, "Diane Sawyer, she just does it for me."

But the actor will have to resist the temptation to fulfill his older woman fantasy - Sawyer is married to Hollywood director Mike Nichols.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Colin Farrell Swears On Live TV

January 19th, 2008 12:13pm EST
Colin Farrell
Colin Farrell has become the second actor to swear live on U.S. TV within the space of three days when he accidentally let slip the “F” word in a morning interview.

Farrell was talking to CNN host Brooke Anderson at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah on Friday when he forgot himself - just days after Diane Keaton did the same thing.

When explaining why director Woody Allen let him keep his Irish accent while starring as a hitman in new London movie Cassandra's Dream, Farrell said, "F--- that, he's Irish!"

Then, realizing his use of foul language probably wouldn't sit well ...

Celebrity Birthdays, December 22

December 22nd, 2007 3:00am EST
Rick Nielsen
Happy Birthday to "The Constant Gardener" actor Ralph Fiennes (1962), Bee Gees twins Robin and Maurice (d. 2003) Gibb (1949), Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen (1946), journalist Diane Sawyer (1945), hall-of-fame pitcher Steve Carlton (1944), "Leave It To Beaver" mom Barbara Billingsley (1922), and Italian composer Giacomo Puccini (1858; d. 1924).

Jennifer Lopez Turned Down Pregnancy Interview

October 19th, 2007 4:00pm EDT
Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez reportedly reneged on a deal to hint about her pregnancy on a morning show. Following weeks of speculation about her baby news, the singer/actress agreed to address the issue during a chat with broadcaster Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America last week, but she backed down at the last minute.

Awkward Sawyer alluded subtly to the pregnancy in her interview, but Lopez refused to comment - despite recent live pictures that clearly show her with a bulging belly.

A show source tells TV Guide magazine, "She was supposed to address it in a way that would make you understan...

Dayanara Torres 'Confirms' Jennifer Lopez's Pregnancy

October 9th, 2007 11:55am EDT
Dayanara Torres
Marc Anthony's ex-wife Dayanara Torres has 'confirmed' reports of Jennifer Lopez's pregnancy - to the Latin American media. The Enough star, 38, fueled speculation she was expecting when she started wearing loose-fitting clothing for public appearances - but she continued to deny she was with child.

Appearing on the talk show Good Morning America on Tuesday morning, presenter Diane Sawyer respected Lopez's silence, simply saying: "All right, all right, I know what everybody's asking, and I know you have so little privacy in your life... so, I'm just going to say, 'How are you?'"


Rosie O'Donnell Snubs Oprah Winfrey

September 18th, 2007 12:27pm EDT
Rosie O
Rosie O'Donnell has turned down the chance to appear on Oprah Winfrey's show to promote her new autobiography. The actress-turned-TV personality, who is currently promoting her memoirs Celebrity Detox, will snub a slot on The Oprah Winfrey Show for an interview with ABC anchor Diane Sawyer.

A source tells the New York Daily Post, "She's doing an interview with Diane Sawyer instead. Rosie has always been booked with Diane. We gracefully declined Oprah's offer. I'm sure Rosie will do Oprah's show another time."

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Aussies Claim Richie's Baby As Their Own

August 2nd, 2007 11:11am EDT
Nicole Richie
Australians are claiming Nicole Richie's new baby as their own after working out The Simple Life star conceived her child Down Under. The socialite confirmed reports she's expecting boyfriend Joel Madden's (of pop band Good Charlotte) child in a recent interview with American newscaster Diane Sawyer, which will air tonight.

And now Aussies are urging the star to name her child after the city where the baby was conceived.

The Sydney Daily Telegraph boasts, "If our calculations are correct it may have just been conceived in Sydney."

Richie told Sawyer she is four months pregn...

Diane Sawyer Offended For Dismissal From Jury Duty

July 17th, 2007 1:12pm EDT
Diane Sawyer
TV anchor Diane Sawyer was left redfaced when she was dismissed from jury duty recently after the court decided she couldn't tell the truth. The Good Morning America hostess has been in journalism for over 35 years - but a judge was less than impressed with her occupation.

She says, "The judge said to me, 'Can you tell the truth and be fair?' And I said, 'That's what journalists do.' And everybody in the courtroom laughed. It was the most hurtful moment I think I've ever had."

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Celebrity Birthdays, December 22

December 22nd, 2006 3:00am EST
Rick Nielsen
Happy Birthday to "The Constant Gardener" actor Ralph Fiennes (1962), Bee Gees twins Robin and Maurice (d. 2003) Gibb (1949), Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen (1946), journalist Diane Sawyer (1945), hall-of-fame pitcher Steve Carlton (1944), "Leave It To Beaver" mom Barbara Billingsley (1922), and Italian composer Giacomo Puccini (1858; d. 1924).

The Top 10 TV Moments of 2006, According to TiVo

December 14th, 2006 12:37pm EST
Katie Couric
As the year draws to a close, American TV viewers reveal their top picks for the most memorable TV moments of 2006 in a poll conducted by TiVo Inc. These are the moments that got America talking, from the shocking to the hilarious, and stopped viewers in their tracks, becoming the subject of water-cooler conversations, website and blog chatter, and, in some cases, pop culture phenomena in their own right.

Top TV Moments of 2006 Survey Results

1 Katie Couric's last day on "Today"

2 Mel Gibson's interview with Diane Sawyer after his DWI arrest

3 Oprah tells autho...

Steven Spielberg, Penelope Cruz & Others Party With Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes

December 11th, 2006 9:17am EST
Steven Spielberg & Kate Capshaw
Steven Spielberg, Penelope Cruz, Larry King and Jennifer Lopez were amongst a host of stars who gathered to celebrate the marriage of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes on Saturday night. Cruise's producing partner Paula Wagner and her husband Rick Nicita hosted a post-wedding bash for the newlyweds in their Beverly Hills, California mansion - three weeks after the actor wed Holmes in Bracciano, Italy.

The party gave the couple a chance to party with friends who couldn't make the romantic castle ceremony in Italy. Lopez and her husband Marc Anthony, who also attended the Bracciano wedding, a...

Kate Winslet's Childhood Video Mixup

November 28th, 2006 3:37pm EST
Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet was left mortified yesterday when she appeared on a talk show and the host played a clip dating back to her childhood - because the little girl on the screen wasn't her. The star is currently promoting three movies - Little Children, Flushed Away and The Holiday - and interviewers try and outdo each other with obscure footage.

She explains, "Recently, I've been doing a lot of press. Odd things keep happening. People keep digging up little nuggets of research that they think no one has ever seen before and it's not going quite according to plan. I was on Good Morning Am...

Mel Gibson's Anti-Semitic Comments Due To War

October 14th, 2006 9:56am EDT
Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson insists he is not anti-Semitic and that the discriminatory statements he made when he was arrested were sparked by the ongoing war between Israel and Lebanon. The Oscar-winner was arrested on July 28 for drunk driving and claims the anti-Semitic statements he made at the time were because of the war, which had begun 17 days earlier.

He tells Diane Sawyer on TV show "Good Morning America," "Now, maybe it was just that very day that Lebanon and Israel were at it, you know." After spending several minutes discussing the crisis, Gibson finally said he wanted to face the camera a...

Mel Gibson Feared Nick Nolte-Type Mug Shot

October 13th, 2006 9:56am EDT
Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson slicked his hair back before having his mug shot taken because he desperately wanted to avoid an image like actor Nick Nolte's famously disheveled 2002 photo, taken after his own drunk driving arrest in Malibu, California.

Gibson has given his first public interview since the night of his "insane" tequila-fueled ordeal, which ended with him being arrested and making anti-Semitic remarks to police in July.

He tells Diane Sawyer on breakfast show "Good Morning America," "The first thing that went through my mind was Nick Nolte's photograph. So I did my best with a finge...

Joan Rivers Thinks Mel Gibson Should Die

October 13th, 2006 8:53am EDT
Joan Rivers
Jewish comedienne Joan Rivers has launched a scathing attack on Mel Gibson, insisting the actor should "die" for the anti-Semitic comments he made to police officers who arrested him for drunk driving in July.

The outspoken comic urges people to boycott Gibson's TV interviews with newswoman Diane Swayer on "Good Morning America" because the exposure will only help to heal the actor/director's tarnished public image.

She tells Celebrity Week, "He is an anti-Semitic son of a bitch. He should f**king die. I think everyone should not watch the interview with Diane Sawyer. The hypocr...

Mel Gibson Had To Drink Before Telling Kids About Arrest

October 13th, 2006 8:25am EDT
Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson had to down several beers before being able to face his children the morning after he was arrested for drunk driving and making anti-Semitic remarks. The star was arrested in July after he was caught going twice the legal speed limit with an open bottle of tequila in the car and was found to be legally intoxicated.

The star says he went to work that morning like any other day, but made some bad decisions because of "too much pressure, too much work. You do things that go against good judgment."

He tells Diane Sawyer on "Good Morning America," "I just went home and saw...

Mel Gibson Accepts That Some in Hollywood May Shun Him

October 12th, 2006 8:25am EDT
Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson accepts he may struggle to find work after his alcohol-fueled anti-Semitic rant in July sparked outrage across the globe. In an interview with newswoman Diane Sawyer, the actor admitted his "vitriolic and harmful words" following his arrest for drink driving were bound to cause offense.

The 50-year-old star has made few public appearances since the incident in Malibu, California, where he told his arresting officer, "The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world."

But, after issuing a public apology for the tirade, Gibson is unsure what else he can do to plac...

Sheryl Crow Not Bitter About Break Up

July 6th, 2006 9:11am EDT
Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow has hinted she split up with cycling hero Lance Armstrong because the Tour De France champion refused to change for her. The couple shocked fans when they announced they had split earlier this year, just six months after becoming engaged, and now Crow is celebrating her successful breast cancer battle by revealing all about her broken romance in a new TV interview.

Crow sat down with newswoman Diane Sawyer to tape a chat for breakfast show "Good Morning America," which airs today and tomorrow, and insisted she's not bitter about the break-up.

She told Sawyer, "I'm no...

Diane Sawyer Felt Safe Flying With Tom Cruise

April 21st, 2006 8:17am EDT
Diane Sawyer
Diane Sawyer has publicly endorsed new dad Tom Cruise's pilot skills after letting him fly her for her TV show "Primetime." The show aired last Friday but didn't include footage of the stunts the two experienced in Cruise's vintage fighter plane. The star explained during the interview he was previously denied a pilot's license because of his dyslexia but overcame the learning disability after studying Scientology.

And the actor took Sawyer up in his plane, Kiss Me Kate, to demonstrate his new-found flying ability.

Sawyer explains, "We didn't just go up - we did loop-to-loop's a...

Celebrity Birthdays, December 22

December 22nd, 2005 3:00am EST
Rick Nielsen
Happy Birthday to "The Constant Gardener" actor Ralph Fiennes (1962), Bee Gees twins Robin and Maurice (d. 2003) Gibb (1949), Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen (1946), journalist Diane Sawyer (1945), hall-of-fame pitcher Steve Carlton (1944), "Leave It To Beaver" mom Barbara Billingsley (1922), and Italian composer Giacomo Puccini (1858; d. 1924).

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