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The promo for the “new” Ricki Lake show has just been released. That’s right Ricki Lake is back! New show, new husband new life. Her first wildly popular show aired between 1993 and 2004. It ran for 11 Seasons and she was even nominated for an Emmy but lost out to ‘you know how’. (Oprah of course).
In 2010 Ricki used ‘Dancing with the Stars’ to get her name back out in the public and was well received by the public. Now at age 43 and newly married to her second husband, she’s ready to make a comeback to daytime television.
With Oprah gone there is really only Ellen dominating the open show format during the day, leaving the playing field wide open for a new player and there are people lined up. Anderson Cooper has been trying to make his mark and has a head start but Ricki will have to battle other newcomers as well for coveted daytime viewers. Steve Harvey, and Survivor host Jeff Probst will also be throwing their hats into the Arena. Steve Harvey’s show will be premiering on September 4th while both Ricki and Jeff Probst will be premiering on September 11th.
Ricki has set up a facebook page for the new show with over 74,000 fans already and she’s asking them the same question she’s asking in her promo, ‘What’s missing from your in daytime?
Watch the promo below:
Rivers who at age 79 is as outspoken as ever has released a new book entitled, “I Hate Everyone…Starting with Me”. It’s the first comedy book to be banned from Costco. Make no mistake, this is something that Rivers is not only proud of, but probably will end up being better publicity then the store could have given it if it was selling it. Sort of how Dominoes’ indirectly promoting the Jersey Shore by banning their ads from running on MTV after the first episode aired.
Rivers says about the Costco ban,
“We are the first book ever banned from Costco, These are people that sell K-Y jelly by the pound. They banned my book because it’s wild, it’s outrageous, and it’s hilarious. If The New York Times thinks it’s okay, I would rather have them than Costco.”
Another notable in the book is her criticism of how homosexuality and how it’s portrayed in “Glee”. She says,
“I’m sick of seeing happy homosexuals in high school, The gay guys, who I adore, were not running around in high school singing and dancing. They were hiding, frightened they would be beaten to a pulp. Plus, Lea Michelle isn’t in high school — she’s a 37-year-old woman.”
She is right, back in the 1900’s when she was in high school, in the one room school house on the Prairie Gay people were frightened and beaten. The sad part is that some are still today. However shows like Glee make it not only “acceptable” to be Gay but make it not “judgeable” which is more important than being “accepted”. Just like you don’t have the right to judge someone for being a certain ethnicity; you don’t have the right to judge someone for being certain sexuality. Being accepted is step one, and not being a judgeable criteria is step 2 and Glee is helping with both.
Rivers has not slowed down in her old age, she has two shows: E! Fashion Police and the reality show Joan & Melissa as well as talk show appearances and book promotions. She told USA today,
I love my job. I’m one of the lucky ones that got to make a living doing what they like. I’m making people laugh. I’m performing in two shows. I’m not tired. I’m so happy. How lucky did I get? You get to my age and you realize how lucky it is. I’m very aware of it. I live in New York but fly to L.A. for two days every week to tape (Police) and have dinner with Cooper.
Here is Joan Rivers on a recent book promo interview on the Wendy Williams Show….HOW YOU DOIN???Read more...
What is going on! I’m not sure why everyone is beating around the bush on this whole Lark Voorhies issue. She was Lisa turtle from “Saved by the bell”. Do you remember her? You won’t from that picture because she used to look totally different. She was my ideal girl. Nice, smooth chocolate complexion, a nice mix of facial features. The body was right and tight and her character was just beau-getto (pronounced boo-jzhetto) enough for me. I was in love and in search of my perfect woman. In fact she was my ideal perfect 10 until Clair Huxtable took over.
After Saved by the Bell she did an episode of Martin and then The Fresh Prince. She still looked fan-tas-tic. She did a bunch of other guests spots and then virtually disappeared.
In 1997 she was on the Keen Ivory Wayans short lived talk show and she looked PHENOMINAL. Hands down beautiful. Now she pops up yesterday on Yahoo giving an interview and looked like Sammy Sousa’s twin sister.
Please explain to me WTF happened. Honestly I think she is sick and it’s not being addressed. Michael Yo is interviewing her in the Yahoo clip and his face is saying….WHAT THE HELL HAPPENNED!!
But his outward appearance is calm. How come he didn’t address the drastic change in appearance? Think it’s so noticeable that it’s a fair question. How could it go unnoticed? I’m distraught. Somebody help me. The world as I know it doesn’t make since. Help me….Help me please. Help me….Help me please! Please tell me Kim Kardashian’s butt is still intact, Please tell me that Stacey Dash is still one of the hottest 46 year olds in the World.
Anyone know anything about what she did, what she is sick from, or what the hell is going on please leave a comment. Here are some video clips for your comparison.
Here is her back in 1997 – FIYNNNNEE!
Here is her now…..”NO COMMENT”Read more...
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Oprah, fresh off a CBS interview where she admits that she has made a ton of mistakes with her OWN network has announced that there are 4 new shows and one game show being added to the station. She is hopeful that thee shows will give her the ratings boost that the struggling network so desperately needs.
As I read the list of shows, just as I did last year, I immediately know which ones are going to be dogs, and which ones might actually turn out to be gems. Let me know if you agree with my assessment.
The new shows will include:
- ARE YOU NORMAL, AMERICA?
A game show that will be hosted by Kim Coles, who I love. The show basically asked contestants questions to see how normal they really are by comparing their answers with a cross-sectional majority. The premise of the show is taken from a bit Oprah used to do on her show.
- Verdict: This should stay a segment. Viewers will get bored with the show quickly and Kim will be looking for another gig. Thumbs Down!
- SIX LITTLE MCGHEES
Another series about a couple raising sextuplets.
- Verdict: Been there done that way too many times. People are just burned out on other parents and their kids. The McGhees will be McHistory pretty quick. Thumbs Down.
- IIYANA FIX MY LIFE
A talk show hosted by self-help guru and inspirational speaker, Iyanla Vanzant. She will basically helping your everyday people fix issues in their lives.
- Verdict: If this show is weekly, then it can fly. Daily will not work. Iyanla is a one trick pony and with today’s 10 second attention spans, we will tire of her quickly. She’s not well rounded enough to keep audiences engaged and my personal opinion….and I’m sorry to say his, she’s just too ethnic to really cast a wide net. Oprah needs to be concentrating on the masses in these early years. I’m Neutral unless the show will be daily. then I’m Thumbs Down.
- ELURA AND MICHELLE TAKE STATEN ISLAND
The only description of this series I can find says the same thing, “Two former prosecutors who are friends and tell it like it is. WTF is that supposed to mean? “Tell it like it is”. Tell what like what is? WTF??
- Verdict: This actually sounds like it has legs. I want to hear about “Like it is”. Anything involving prosecution and litigation can arry it’s on weight. If done right this might have some longevity. Thumbs up!
- MARRIED TO THE ARMY: ALASKA
Unscripted series about wives of soldiers living in Alaska.
- Verdict: This has all the makings of a winner. It doesn’t get any better then this. Thumbs up!
OUR CARRYOVERS FROM LAST SEASON
Oprah’s master Class will be back and Sweetie Pie’s will also return. If she can keep two out of the five new additions, then next year she will start off with 4 solid shows. A station is not made overnight and I feel now, Oprah knows how much work and effort is really required to make this a success and plans to get the job done.
What do you think about the new line-up?
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Robert De Niro is Taking Heat from All Sides for his “White First Lady” Remark, Newt Gingrich is Now Pissed!
WHAT DID ROBERT DE NIRO ACTUALLY SAY ABOUT THE WHITE FIRST LADY?
During A fundraiser in New York Tuesday night, attended by the current first lady herself, Robert De Niro opened his speech with what some people think were very in appropriate remarks.
“Callista Gingrich, Karen Santorum, Ann Romney. Now do you really think our country is ready for a white first lady? Too soon, right?”
GINGRICH GETS PISSED
Gingrich in his typical D-bag fashion took things to the next level,
I do want to say one thing, both on behalf of my wife and on behalf of Karen Santorum and on behalf of Ann Romney, I think that Robert De Niro’s wrong, I think the country is ready for a new first lady and he doesn’t have to describe it in racial terms.”
“But this is not about the first lady, It’s about the president. That’s where De Niro missed the whole point. De Niro is rich enough he probably doesn’t notice the price of gasoline. He’s successful enough he probably doesn’t notice the unemployment rate. As the Hollywood actor, he might well be shortsighted enough he doesn’t understand what it might do to our children and our grandchildren.
Ok, so I get it, and I might agree with Newt, but then he gets a little crazy, he says that Obama should personally apologize for the incident,
“What De Niro said last night was inexcusable and the president should apologize for him. It was at an Obama fundraiser, it is exactly wrong, it divides the country,
If people on the left want to talk about talk show hosts, then everybody in the country should hold the president accountable when someone at his event says something that is utterly and terrible unacceptable as what Robert De Niro said,
SANTORUM DOESN’T BITE!
Santorum’s approach was much more realistic,
It’s just someone from Hollywood or someone from the entertainment industry just spouting off as they do, It’s sad, but I’m not going to bite on that one. It’s just sad. The idea of looking at politics through eyes of race should be over. That’s just over. I don’t know where he thinks he’s coming from.”
Exactly Rick. De Niro should be looked at as a Hollywood figure, period. If we get too crazy with stuff like this then it will never stopped. Jabs by non-political public figures is what recent elections have been about.
ROBERT DE NIRO DOES APOLOGIZE
“My remarks, although spoken with satirical jest, were not meant to offend or embarrass anyone — especially the first lady.”
There you have it. Newt’s big issue, or my issue with Newt Gingrich is that his criticisms of Obama all come at things that can and will be fixed possibly even before the election. Unemployment is down, and once gas prices drop then Newt will be out of gas.
I am however glad to see that Newt and Rick are not looking at things through colored glasses.
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