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Larry King will once again assume the interviewer’s set.
The former longtime CNN host will host a show for the online network Ora.TV, which is backed by Mexican communications billionaire Carlos Slim. The network will provide programming for tablets, cellphones, computers and Internet-connected TVs.
No date has been set for when Ora.TV will become available. The company says it has other programs besides King’s in development, but wouldn’t discuss them on Monday.
Queen Latifah will co-produce a singing competition TV show for The CW — tentatively called The Star Next Door — featuring Gloria Estefan as one of the mentors.
The show will air later this year, and will also be produced by Dave Broome, the creator of The Biggest Loser on NBC. The network has ordered 10 episodes of the series for the summer season.
According to Rolling Stone, producers “will slightly tweak the formula of other popular singing competitions by placing an emphasis on the home towns of contestants. The show will begin with a nationwide talent search, and then the mentors will head to the top singers’ homes and immerse themselves in the local culture.”
Here they come!
The first ‘Jersey Shore’ spin-off — starring Snooki & JWOWW — kicked off filming today in Jersey City, N.J. Filming will last six weeks.
Filming of the as-yet-untitled show will center around the pair moving into an old, converted firehouse in downtown Jersey City.
And so far, their neighbors have been pretty welcoming. “They’re doing a good job,” a resident of Mercer Street told The Jersey Journal, where the former firehouse is located, of the production crew’s etiquette so far. “They have been organized and respectful so far, so I plan on being a good neighbor in return.”
Another resident told the newspaper, “I am a little concerned about how this affects the parking and the noise levels at night. Still, I’m trying to be open-minded about the whole situation.”
Stephen Colbert‘s coming back!
“The Colbert Report” will return to production on Monday, Comedy Central announced Sunday, following the cancellation of tapings last Wednesday and Thursday without any explanation.
Colbert reportedly took time off to care for his ailing 91-year-old mother, Lorna.
But a Comedy Central rep said, “We are not commenting on any speculation about the nature of the cancellations last week.”
Colbert broke his 3-day Twitter silence by thanking his fans on Friday: “My family and I would like to thank everyone who has offered their thoughts and prayers. We are grateful and touched by your concern.”
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Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report abruptly canceled two show, prompting widespread speculation about the show’s future.
And no one is saying why.
According to FoxNews.com, host Stephen Colbert‘s show will soon start airing new episodes. In the meantime, previous episodes are airing.
Comedy Central would only say that “due to unforeseen circumstances, the show will air repeat episodes on Wednesday, February 15 and Thursday, February 16.”
And a rep for the network told Fox, “Unfortunately, we’re not providing any details beyond the only official statement.”
Plus, Colbert, who typically updates his own social media, has not updated his Twitter account since Tuesday, prompting fans to speculate there’s an illness involved or some sort of corporate drama.
According to Fox, “The Colbert Report has never suspended taping except to get a playful jab in at Senator John McCain when he suspended his presidential campaign in 2008.”
Add Wendy Williams to the endless list of celebrities remembering Whitney Houston.
The talk show host remembered Whitney earlier today, and spoke about why she feels such a strong personal connection to the iconic singer.
Wendy Williams shares her thoughts and feelings about the passing of Whitney Houston and reveals why she always felt a strong personal connection to the music icon and legend.
Courtney Stodden‘s landed a new gig: Star of freedebitreport.com’s new TV commercial called “Wet.”
In the spot, Courtney plays a mermaid who gets caught by a pair of kids. Just watch it, it’s too much.