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‘The Daily Show With Trevor Noah’s Michael Kosta Sets Stand-Up Special On Comedy Central

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‘The Daily Show With Trevor Noah’s Michael Kosta Sets Stand-Up Special On Comedy Central
Exclusive: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Correspondent and stand-up comic, Michael Kosta is set to headline his first one-hour stand-up special on Comedy Central. The untitled special will film at Detroit’s Gem Theatre in Kosta’s home state of Michigan on Friday, November 15 at 7:30 Pm and 9:30 Pm Et and will premiere on Comedy Central in summer 2020.

Kosta has been a fixture on TV since his breakout performance at HBO’s U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, and has since appeared on The Tonight Show, Conan, Late Night with Seth Meyers and @midnight. Prior to The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Kosta co-created, produced and starred in The Comment Section, guest-hosted Attack of the Show and co-hosted Crowd Goes Wild with Regis Philbin. He also served as a correspondent on The Soup spinoff series The Soup Investigates. Kosta starred in Comedy Central Presents: Michael Kosta, and released his comedy album,
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Nick Kroll Does an Amazing Jason Statham Impression (Video)

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Nick Kroll Does an Amazing Jason Statham Impression (Video)
You don’t see a Jason Statham impression every day. That, plus the fact that Nick Kroll’s is so good, makes the “Big Mouth” star and co-creator’s impersonation of the British diver-turner-actor the gold standard.

On Wednesday’s “Tonight Show,” Kroll and host Jimmy Fallon played a few rounds of “Wheel of Impressions.” It should probably come as no surprise that Fallon’s Jerry Seinfeld closed out the bit, but the opening impression, Kroll-as-Statham talking about Troll dolls, was truly the highlight.

Watch the video above.

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Kroll’s Statham had the 30 Rock audience at his simple opening line: “Here’s the truth.” His “Ask Jeeves” joke was another winner.

Kroll’s Pitbull was no slouch either, plus the faux “Mr. Worldwide” had a pretty important message to share with NBC viewers.
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Today in Soap Opera History (August 25)

1966: Days of our Lives' Julie wanted to stay in Salem.

1975: Susan Harney debuted as Alice on Another World

1987: As the World Turns' Holden opened up to Lily.

2009: General Hospital's Jason and Sam made love."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1966: On Days of our Lives, Julie Olson (Charla Doherty) told her grandmother, Alice Horton (Frances Reid), that she didn't want to live in Europe.

1971: On The Doctors, Karen tried to convince Matt she wasn't as boring as he thought.

1975: On Another World,
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‘SNL’ Star Darrell Hammond’s Doc About His Repressed Trauma Gets Release Date

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‘SNL’ Star Darrell Hammond’s Doc About His Repressed Trauma Gets Release Date
Darrell Hammond’s documentary “Cracked Up” is set to hit theaters on Sept. 13.

The doc, captured by director Michelle Esrick, portrays the ‘Saturday Night Live’ star’s decades-long struggle with substance abuse, self-harm and misdiagnoses as he rose to fame on the iconic sketch show. Known for his iconic impersonations of Sean Connery, Regis Philbin and former President Bill Clinton, Hammond held the record for the longest tenure on the show (14 seasons) until he was surpassed by Kenan Thompson in 2017.

Despite the years of comedy, Esrick’s film reveals that Hammond was actually suffering with repressed memories throughout his ‘SNL’ stretch.

“I am deeply humbled by the impact the film has had since our Doc NYC festival premiere, from helping congress pass a bill into law recognizing trauma as a root cause of addiction – to a woman deciding not to commit suicide because they heard Darrell and myself talking about
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Kathie Lee Gifford Signs With UTA

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UTA has signed TV host, actress, singer/songwriter, producer, playwright and author Kathie Lee Gifford for representation in all areas.

Gifford is best known for co-hosting NBC’s Today alongside Hoda Kotb. In 2019, she won an Emmy for Best Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host for her work on the program, which she shared with Kotb until stepping down in April.

Prior to her role on Today, she co-hosted Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee on ABC with Regis Philbin for 15 years. Gifford has received 11 Emmy nominations between her tenures with Philbin and Kotb. Gifford was also a correspondent for Good Morning America for three years and was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame in 2015.

Recently, Gifford made her directorial debut with The God Who Sees, a musical film she made with singer-songwriter Nicole C. Mullen.

Outside of her work in film and television, Gifford is a prolific playwright,
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General Hospital's Laura Wright Says She Always Knew Kelly Ripa Would Be a Star (Exclusive)

Since taking over as co-host of what’s now Live With Kelly And Ryan in 2001, Kelly Ripa has gone from daytime starlet to morning talk show icon — and the transition was no surprise to General Hospital’s Laura Wright (Carly). “Kelly’s a friend of mine from when I was [Ally] on Loving and she was on AMC” in New York during the 1990s. “We were inseparable for the longest time.” Wright knew Ripa could talk the talk! (Photo Credit: Steven Bergman) When Kathie Lee Gifford announced that she was leaving what was then Live! With Regis & Kathie Lee, Wright thought her pal would be perfect as Regis Philbin’s new co-host. “I just knew this was Kelly’s job. I had no idea she was even in the running. I was talking with a friend and said Kelly should have the part. There was no one else that quick and funny on the spot.
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It’s official: 76% of ‘America’s Got Talent’ fans say new host Terry Crews is ‘major improvement’ [Poll Results]

It’s official: 76% of ‘America’s Got Talent’ fans say new host Terry Crews is ‘major improvement’ [Poll Results]
Terry Crews is a major improvement!” That’s how a whopping 76% of “America’s Got Talent” fans voted in our recent poll that asked how the new host of NBC’s reality TV show compares to Tyra Banks. This “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” actor was such a success during his brief stint on this winter’s “Agt: The Champions” spinoff that producer Simon Cowell decided to hire him full time on the main series. Tyra had already announced her decision to leave after two seasons, a move that now upsets the other 24% of poll respondents.

SEEProgramming reminder: ‘America’s Got Talent’ airs ‘best of auditions’ recap on July 2, returns with new episode on July 9

So far Terry is absolutely crushing his gig as host of “America’s Got Talent,” delivering a wild sense of fun and super-fandom that feels right at home on the big stage. The show is close to finishing its wildly popular audition rounds,
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Nick Cannon Says He's Going After Regis Philbin's TV Record

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Nick Cannon Says He's Going After Regis Philbin's TV Record
Nick Cannon is setting his sights on Regis Philbin ... he says he wants to break the icon's record for the most hours on TV ... and he's not gonna sleep until he sets his own mark!!! We got Nick after his debut as the new morning host at Power 106 in Los Angeles and our photog asked him about wearing many hats -- radio, TV, movies, school, business ventures -- and how he's able to juggle everything.
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Do you miss Tyra Banks on ‘America’s Got Talent,’ or is new host Terry Crews a major improvement? [Poll]

Do you miss Tyra Banks on ‘America’s Got Talent,’ or is new host Terry Crews a major improvement? [Poll]
Now that we’ve seen new host Terry Crews in action on the 14th season premiere of “America’s Got Talent,” we want Your opinion: Do you miss former host Tyra Banks, or is Terry a major improvement? Be sure to vote in our poll below.

After starring on “Agt” for two seasons, Tyra opted not to return for the current 2019 cycle. Of course, Terry is no stranger to the reality TV show, having hosted spinoff series “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” earlier this year.

See‘America’s Got Talent’: Are new judges Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough better than Mel B and Heidi Klum? Vote in our poll!

During Tuesday’s two-hour premiere episode, Terry notably thanked producer/creator/judge Simon Cowell for officially hiring him as the new host. Simon responded, “More importantly, I want to thank you and our new arrivals [Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough] for trusting us by coming on this show.
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‘Agt’ by the numbers: Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough are the 10th and 11th ‘America’s Got Talent’ judges across 14 seasons

Throughout its now-14 seasons on the air, the judging panel at “America’s Got Talent” has gone through many different facelifts — but hey, this is Hollywood after all. For the current cycle, which debuted May 28 on NBC, the reality TV show welcomed Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough alongside returning judges Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel. The ladies replace longtime panelists Heidi Klum and Mel B, who both opted not to return following the winter’s popular “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” spinoff series. Union and Hough are now the 10th and 11th judges to appear on “Agt” — see the full list in our photo gallery below.

See‘America’s Got Talent’ dance crew V.Unbeatable has already gone viral with inspiring story of struggling in Mumbai, India slums [Watch]

This marks one of the biggest cast shakeups in the show’s history, since Season 8 when Klum and Mel B were
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America's Got Talent

Network: NBC.

Episodes: Ongoing (1-2 hours).

Seasons: Ongoing.

TV show dates: June 21, 2006 -- present.

Series status: Has not been cancelled.

Performers include: Howie Mandell, Simon Cowell, Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough, Melanie Brown, Heidi Klum, Howard Stern, Sharon Osbourne, Piers Morgan, David Hasselhoff, and Brandy Norwood (judges). Terry Crews, Nick Cannon, Jerry Springer, and Regis Philbin (hosts).

TV show description:      

American Idol's Simon Cowell created the America's Got Talent TV show and based on his global format, but did not judge the Us edition until season 11, due to contractual obligations.

As of 2019, actor/comic Howie Mandell -- who replaced David Hasselhoff in the fifth season --- is the longest serving member of the judging panel, He's followed
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Who Wants to Be Millionaire: Cancelled After 17 Years in Syndication

Talk about a final answer. The daytime, syndicated version of the Who Wants to be a Millionaire TV show has been cancelled, so it will not return for the 2019-2020 television season. The game show originally premiered in August of 1999 as an ABC primetime TV series, hosted by Regis Philbin, before its cancellation in June of 2002. It then returned to air as a syndicated daytime game show, in September of that year, and where it has enjoyed a long, prosperous run.

Syndicated by Disney-ABC Home Entertainment and TV Distribution, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire is currently hosted by Chris Harrison of Bachelor fame. Meredith Vieira was its first host in syndication from 2002 to 2013, followed by Terry Crews for two years, before Harrison assumed the podium in
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‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ Canceled After 20 Years

‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ Canceled After 20 Years
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” has been canceled after a 20-year run, the last 17 of which were in syndication.

“After a successful 17-year run, ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ will not return in national syndication for the 2019-20 season,” a spokesperson for the game show told TheWrap.

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” debuted in primetime in the summer of 1999 on ABC, and ran through 2002 with Regis Philbin serving as the host.

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It shifted to syndication in 2002 and was hosted by Meredith Vieria until 2013. Since then, it’s been hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, Terry Crews and Chris Harrison, who has been the show host since 2015.

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” features contestants answering multiple-choice questions of increasing difficulty, each being worth more money than the previous one, building to a $1 million dollar question.
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‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ Canceled After 17-Year Syndication Run

Disney-ABC‘s game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire has been canceled after 17-years in syndication, 22 years overall, a show spokesperson confirmed to Deadline.

Based on the same-titled British program, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire was developed for the U.S. by Michael Davies. It premiered on August 16, 1999 and ran through June 27, 2002 with Regis Philbin as host. It moved into syndication in September 2002, and was hosted for eleven seasons by Meredith Vieira. Later hosts included Cedric the Entertainer, Terry Crews and most recently Chris Harrison.

The show announced last fall that it had given away more than $100 million in total winnings since its syndicated debut in 2002. It celebrated the milestone throughout the month of November with a series of specialty shows and giveaways, culminating with a commemorative show in which a favorite past contestant gets a second shot at winning $1 million. The show most recently taped
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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Cancelled, Ending 20-Year TV Run

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire is out of lifelines, it seems. The syndicated quiz show has been cancelled after a 20-year run that began on ABC, our sister site Variety is reporting.

The show debuted in August 1999 in ABC’s primetime lineup, hosted by Regis Philbin, and quickly became a pop-culture phenomenon, rocketing to the top of the ratings (it averaged more than 28 million total viewers in its first full season) and eventually expanding to air five nights a week (!) on the network. But the phenomenon quickly fizzled out, and the series moved from ABC to syndication in 2002, hosted by Meredith Vieira.
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‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ Canceled After 20 Seasons (Exclusive)

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‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ Canceled After 20 Seasons (Exclusive)
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” is coming to an end.

Variety has learned exclusively that the syndicated game show has been canceled. To date, it has aired nearly 3,000 episodes, including over 300 when the show aired on ABC.

“After a successful 17-year run, ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ will not return in national syndication for the 2019-20 season,” a show spokesperson told Variety.

The show first began airing on ABC primetime in 1999 before shifting to syndication in 2002. The show features contestants answering multiple choice questions of increasing difficulty, with each correct answer earning them more and more prize money, building to the $1 million question. Contestants also have the options of using three lifelines during the game to help them answer a question that has them stumped.

The original incarnation of the show was hosted by Regis Philbin and quickly became a cultural phenomenon, popularizing the use of the phrase,
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‘The Young and the Restless’ wins Best Drama at 2019 Daytime Emmys, while ‘General Hospital’ makes acting history

‘The Young and the Restless’ wins Best Drama at 2019 Daytime Emmys, while ‘General Hospital’ makes acting history
Days of Our Lives” came into the 2019 Daytime Emmys with the most nominations (27), but it was “The Young and the Restless” that left Sunday night’s ceremony with top honors. The CBS soap opera won Best Drama Series for the 10th time in its history, which makes it the second show ever to hit double digits, following “General Hospital” with its record 13 victories. But “Gh” had a good night too thanks to its historic sweep of the acting races. Check out the complete list of Emmy winners here.

The writing was on the wall for “Y&R’s” victory early in the show when it won Best Writing Team and Best Directing Team. Since those awards are decided based on sample episode submissions just like Best Drama Series, it seemed like a good bet that “Y&R” would end up with the top prize too. Ironically, it was completely shut out in acting categories,
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Jenna Bush Hager Debuts As ‘Today’ Co-Host: Smiles, Tears & Maybe Some First-Day Jitters

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Let’s go, y’all! Jenna Bush Hager made her permanent co-hosting debut on NBC’s Today this morning, and if her choreographed kickoff with Hoda Kotb didn’t come off exactly as planned, the rookie seemed to take it in stride.

“We’ve been trying to figure out what our little pregame is gonna be,” Kotb said early on during Episode 1 of Today with Hoda & Jenna. “I think we figured it out just now in the makeup room two seconds ago.”

When Bush Hager asked her co-host if she remembered it, Kotb said, “Yeah.” Only problem was, the newbie maybe didn’t. After they counted to three to deliver the new opening simultaneously, the first word came out right, but Bush Hager stopped as Kotb said enthusiastically, “Let go, y’all!”

“I thought it was, ‘Let’s do this, y’all?’ ” Bush Hager said, looking a little embarrassed.

.@jennabushhager
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Regis Philbin Says Kathie Lee Gifford Was “Best Part Of My TV Life” As Pal Bids ‘Today’ Goodbye

Regis Philbin Says Kathie Lee Gifford Was “Best Part Of My TV Life” As Pal Bids ‘Today’ Goodbye
Audience members at Kathie Lee Gifford’s final Today episode this morning each got a Carnival Cruise — and the cruise line got some serious plugging — but Gifford herself got a sweet send-off after 11 years on the job from an old pal: Regis Philbin.

The 87-year-old Philbin — Gifford’s co-host on the syndicated Live with Regis and Kathie Lee from 1988-2000 — sent a video message to mark Gifford’s final day as co-host, with Hoda Kotb, of Today‘s fourth hour. (Jenna Bush Hager takes Gifford’s spot Monday.)

In a day of heartfelt tributes and copious tears, the kicker, no doubt, was Philbin, that once-ubiquitous TV presence little seen on screen these days. Kotb set up the moment by noting, “We couldn’t have a goodbye celebration without hearing from a very special person, so let’s take a look.”

Said Philbin, “Kathie Lee, you want to know the best part of my life?
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Kathie Lee Gifford Gets Teary-Eyed in Final Moments on ‘Today’ (Video)

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Kathie Lee Gifford Gets Teary-Eyed in Final Moments on ‘Today’ (Video)
Friday was Kathie Lee Gifford’s last day on “Today,” and her final moments on the show didn’t come without a teary-eyed goodbye.

Tissue and champagne flute in hand, Gifford gave some parting words to the audience that’s watched her for the past 11 years.

“I have 30 seconds to say what has taken me a lifetime to say,” she said, before quoting from the Bible verse Jeremiah 29.

“‘I know the plans I have [for] you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a future and a hope,'” Gifford said.

She added, “That’s not just true for me, you guys, that’s true for everybody watching. Trust Him, and let Him love you like He wants to love you, like I am loved by all of you.”

Gifford’s final episode included heartfelt words from special guests such as Dean Cain,
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