Here we go! The wheels are turning!
Despite Hoda Kotb being rumored as of late to be Ann Curry's successor when she's booted from The Today Show, sources close to production have revealed that it is Savannah Guthrie, whose name has been thrown around since the get-go, who will be taking on the job…and could be starting as early as THIS WEEK!
However, while Guthrie has already made her deal with the network and is ready to go, the suits and lawyers are still apparently waging war over Ann's pay-out - hence, the delay in the announcement!
Insiders explain that
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Dina Lohan outside East Hampton Studio Friday night, telling the press that her daughter Lindsay is "great," "wonderful," and "really on" her community service, despite reports that she was booted from her position at the Downtown Women's Center for…well, pretty much the exact opposite!
Who's shocked? Anyone?
Wonder if Judge Stephanie will be just as huge of a fan of LiLo's work ethic!
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We guess she's out! But still - any appearance on the show will be a good profile boost for her!
Although Cheryl Cole was originally expected to take a seat on the judges panel of the US version of The X Factor, it appears as though her role has been moved to that of Simon Cowell's helper, much like Sinatta's across the pond, because execs are concerned that her accent is too strong for her to be marketable here!
The insiders explain:
‘People just don’t know who she is over there and people struggle to understand what she is saying. Simon is consoling her with the offer of helping him win the first series, which would give her profile a massive boost. If audiences and contestants can't understand her, it is actually a regulatory offense. Simon Cowell is still one of her biggest supporters. But even though the X Factor is his idea it’s the executives at Fox who have the ultimate say over the make-up of the show.'
But hey - it's still a step in the right direction for her to get her name out there with American audiences, so we wouldn't be too upset!
And WE can always fill in for her on the judges table! Ha! Just saying!
What do U think?? Should Chezza get the judging spot??
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The denial has arrived!
Despite reports that Lara Spencer is FURIOUS that Nancy O'Dell is replacing Mary Hart on Entertainment Tonight, and not her, The Insider host is putting on her faux smile and asserting that it's all just lies!
"That couldn't be further from the truth. There's no feud. I have a great job. I host a show that I love and that I helped launch. O'Dell is a really great choice. I've known her for years and she's going to be a great addition to the team. There's nothing but love – and I mean that. I understand the speculation, but I am right where I want to be. I have been very much in the loop and on board and really happy right where I am."
Sounds like she's trying to convince herself, just as much as the rest of us, that she means what she says!
Don't be too upset though, bb!
For most people, all of those shows are pretty much the same, so it's not like you're in a horrible position with The Insider! Take it in stride, gurl!
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Damn! We would have liked to see him come back!
Although the Academy Awards are still a few months away, sources close to the production of the ceremony have revealed that executive producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer are hard at work looking for a person to take on the much-coveted hosting position, and they've already reached out an alum - Hugh Jackman!
Unfortunately, the actor had to turn down the job, because he's currently has his adamantium claws full prepping for production on X-Men Origins: Wolverine II!
Hopefully they can get him to do it in 2012, though!
What do U think?? Who do U want to see host the Oscars this year??
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