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2006-06-29 04:07:45

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Star Jones Reynolds, co-host of "The View," was barred on Wednesday from the show she helped build into a daytime television fixture a day after catching her colleagues and the network off guard by announcing plans to leave in July. The normally chatty, congenial show turned abruptly frosty as lead host and executive producer Barbara Walters opened the broadcast by saying Reynolds "will no longer be on this program, except for some shows that...

2006-06-28 23:04:32

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Star Jones Reynolds, co-host of "The View," was barred on Wednesday from the show she helped build into a daytime television fixture a day after catching her colleagues and the network off guard by announcing plans to leave in July. The normally chatty, congenial show turned abruptly frosty as lead host and executive producer Barbara Walters opened the broadcast by saying Reynolds "will no longer be on this program, except for some shows that...

2006-06-28 17:49:18

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Normally chatty and congenial daytime talk show "The View" turned abruptly colder on Wednesday as lead host Barbara Walters said that co-host Star Jones Reynolds had been barred from the show a day after announcing plans to leave in July. Walters, who on Tuesday clasped hands with Reynolds and wished her well, said the next day she and the ABC network were caught off guard by Reynolds' announcement, and by her remarks to People magazine...

2006-06-27 17:27:57

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "The View" co-host Star Jones Reynolds said on Tuesday she is leaving the daytime chat show in July, no doubt disappointing fans who hoped to see sparks fly when Rosie O'Donnell joins the program this fall. But the congenial tone of the on-air announcement, with Jones Reynolds trading warm words with co-cost and executive producer Barbara Walters, glossed over behind-the-scenes friction leading to her widely expected departure. "I feel like I...

2006-06-22 21:47:35

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Calling it a "sad, bloody story," veteran "60 Minutes" correspondent Mike Wallace expressed regret about Dan Rather's departure from CBS News but said Rather wasn't finished yet. "You wait and see, he's going to find his place," Wallace told a packed house on Wednesday at the annual conference of PromaxBDA in New York. "We're going to be hearing from Dan. He's a superb reporter." Wallace and CNN host Larry King received the...

2006-06-22 18:41:25

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Calling it a "sad, bloody story," veteran "60 Minutes" correspondent Mike Wallace expressed regret about Dan Rather's departure from CBS News but said Rather wasn't finished yet. "You wait and see, he's going to find his place," Wallace told a packed house on Wednesday at the annual conference of PromaxBDA in New York. "We're going to be hearing from Dan. He's a superb reporter." Wallace and CNN host Larry King received the...

2006-06-05 01:09:41

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - The executive producer of "Good Morning America" will leave the No. 2 breakfastcast at the end of September, adding another wrinkle to the world of the network morning shows. "GMA" executive producer Ben Sherwood told ABC News president David Westin on Thursday that he wanted to leave the show for family reasons. The past two months have seen "Today" co-host Katie Couric announcing her departure for the CBS evening news (her last day...

2006-06-01 02:51:28

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - "Today" said goodbye to Katie Couric on Wednesday after 15 years of moments and memories on TV's No. 1 morning show. With only a few nods to the news and weather during its three-hour run, "Today" threw a big party on the plaza at Rockefeller Center that featured Couric, longtime co-host Matt Lauer, Couric's two daughters and parents as well as the rest of the cast and crew and several surprises. Couric said in April that she would be...

2006-05-31 09:05:35

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - NBC feted "Today" show host Katie Couric as a departing heroine on her last day on the TV show on Wednesday as she leaves for her new role as the first female solo anchor on network news. Couric, 49, will take over in September as anchor and managing editor of the CBS "Evening News," filling the chair once occupied by Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather. NBC, a unit of General Electric Co., dedicated much of Wednesday's show to a retrospective of...

2006-05-23 18:49:31

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - ABC morning host Charles Gibson will take over next week as sole anchor of the network's nightly newscast from Elizabeth Vargas, who is leaving the program for good as she nears maternity leave, the network said on Tuesday. The move ended months of speculation about ABC's extended plans for "World News Tonight" and caps a tumultuous chain of events set in motion when anchor Peter Jennings became ill with lung cancer last year and died. Vargas...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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