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Sean Spicer Will Make Six Figures for ‘Dancing With the Stars’

  • Variety
Sean Spicer Will Make Six Figures for ‘Dancing With the Stars’
Sean Spicer could waltz away with a nice payday if he wins “Dancing With the Stars.”

According to multiple sources, contestants on the ABC competition series make $125,000 for the show’s rehearsal period and their first two weeks on the air. If they make it to week three and beyond, they begin to earn additional fees each week. Sources say that the maximum contestants can earn is $295,000. By comparison, Spicer was making just under $180,000 during his time with the Trump administration, per a White House report released in 2017.

Contestants on previous seasons could, according to reports at the time, make as much as $345,000, but potential earnings this season will fall short of that number. Of course, the potential benefits of being on “Dancing with the Stars” go beyond the fee earned from the production. Many have used their time on the show to jumpstart their careers and landed lucrative new positions.
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Mario Lopez Joins ‘Access Hollywood,’ Sets Development Deal With Universal TV

  • Variety
Mario Lopez Joins ‘Access Hollywood,’ Sets Development Deal With Universal TV
Mario Lopez has signed on to be a co-host of NBCUniversal’s “Access Hollywood” and “Access Daily” starting in the fall.

Lopez will join Kit Hoover and Scott Evans as the frontmen of the syndicated entertainment newsmagazine as of Sept. 9. “Access Hollywood” has undergone a shakeup in recent months with the departure of co-host Natalie Morales and longtime exec producer Rob Silverstein.

Lopez is coming off a 12-year run as co-host of rival syndicated newsmagazine “Extra,” distributed by Warner Bros. As part of his pact with “Access,” Lopez has set a deal to develop a range of TV projects for Universal TV and Universal TV Alternative Studio.

“We are thrilled to have someone of Mario’s caliber join our ‘Access’ team,” said Maureen FitzPatrick, who was named senior executive producer of both “Access Hollywood” and “Access Daily” in March.

Mario has grown up in the business and is able to
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20 Things You Didn’t Know about Lauren Sanchez

Until early 2019, Lauren Sanchez was best known as the Emmy -Award nominated news anchor and host of such shows as Extra, Best Damn Sports Show Period, Good Day La and Fox’s 11 Ten O’clock News. That all changed in January this year when the National Enquirer broke the explosive news that she and Amazon CEO Jeff Besoz had been getting hot and heavy behind the backs of their respective partners for months. In the fallout of the story, both Sanchez and Bezos filed for divorce … while the two are still believed to be together, whether their relationship will

20 Things You Didn’t Know about Lauren Sanchez
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Star Power: Celebrities Supporting Wounded Warriors in New York City

Celebrities are coming together to support wounded veterans at the Wounded Warrior Project (Wwp) Courage Awards & Benefit Dinner May 16 at Gotham Hall.

Mario Lopez, host of the entertainment news magazine show Extra, is hosting the event.

The event honors both wounded warriors and the supporters who help make Wwp programs and services possible.

Lopez has hosted Extra since 2008. His career in television and film spans more than 30 years. Among his credits include This is Us, Jane the Virgin, Brooklyn 99, The Rookie, Dancing with the Stars, and Saved by the Bell.

Former America’s Got Talent contestant Johnny Manuel will perform the national anthem at the event. Other celebrities in attendance will include country music performers Luke Pell and The Band Steele.

WWE wrestler Dolph Ziggler will host a livestream from the red carpet before the event on the Wwp Instagram page at www.instagram.com/wwp. Once the event begins,
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Daytime Emmys: 'Young and the Restless' Named Best Drama Series; Alex Trebek, 'CBS Sunday Morning,' 'Ellen' Among Winners

The Daytime Emmy Awards were handed out Sunday in Pasadena.

A slew of trophies were presented at the 46th annual ceremony, which took place at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

Chef Jacques Pepin and Judge Judy Sheindlin were honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards during the ceremony. Amy Poehler made a surprise appearance to present Sheindlin with her award.

In addition, Kathie Lee Gifford was honored for her decades of work in daytime TV, including on Live With Regis and Kathie Lee and Today, which she exited this year. The show also dedicated a segment to Extra, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year....
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Bgca to Honor Mario Lopez at Annual Pacific Youth of the Year Gala

Boys & Girls Clubs of America (Bgca) will hold the annual Pacific Youth of the Year Gala on May 9, 2019 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Club alumnus Mario Lopez will be presented with the Champion of Youth Award, and one teen will be named the 2019 Pacific Youth of the Year. The evening fundraiser features special youth performances from Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice, Boys & Girls Clubs of Burbank, and Boys & Girls clubs of Conejo Valley. General Manager of the San Francisco 49ers John Lynch, Principal and Co-Founder of Lba Realty Steve Layton, and Chairman and CEO of Roth Capital Partners Byron Roth will co-chair this year’s celebration. Honduran-American television and radio personality and model Rosci Diaz will emcee.

“Mario Lopez has been tireless in his support of Bgca for more than two decades. He has volunteered in Clubs, hosted signature events, and raised awareness and funds for Bgca.
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Mario Lopez To Host Wounded Warrior Project Courage Awards and Benefit Dinner

Television host, actor, and best-selling author Mario Lopez is supporting veterans by hosting the Wounded Warrior Project (Wwp) Courage Awards & Benefit Dinner.

The May 16 event at Gotham Hall in New York City recognizes warriors and highlights the most dedicated supporters who make Wwp’s mission to honor and empower wounded warriors possible.

“The Courage Awards & Benefit Dinner is a truly special night for honoring those who have served,” said Wwp CEO Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mike Linnington. “We shine the light on warriors and supporters who are selfless in their pursuit of improving the lives of veterans and their families. I’m excited to have Mario Lopez here encouraging warriors on their journeys.”

Lopez has co-hosted the entertainment news magazine show Extra since 2008. His career in television and film spans more than 30 years. Among his credits include This Is Us, Jane the Virgin, Brooklyn 99, The Rookie, Dancing with the Stars, and Saved by the Bell.
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American Horror Story Evan Peters Said He Will Not Return For Season 9

Hey, "American Horror Story" fans. We've got some pretty unfortunate news for all of you Evan Peters fans out there. Apparently, he has decided that he needs to take a break from the American Horror Story series at least for season 9 anyways. According to the folks over at Entertainment Weekly, a reporter from Extra recently caught up to Evan Peters at a WonderCon event, and this is where Evan uttered those tragic words. The reporter asked Evan, "In American Horror Story, are you involved with the new season?" Evan replied with, "No, I'm gonna sit a season out." You guys can view that video on the reporter's official Twitter account by Clicking Here. The reporter captioned that video tweet with the following words: "Here is the video where Evan Peters told me he will not be returning to American Horror Story. This is the first time in nine seasons he
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How Showbiz TV Is Adapting to a Changing News Climate

Entertainment Tonight invented the showbiz newsmagazine genre, and 38 years later it remains the top-rated show of its type.

The explosion of media options this decade has caused viewership for shows like Et, Access and Extra — all of which have been around more than 20 years — to decline some (along with most of ad-supported programming).

All three shows are down substantially in viewers this decade, a decline similar to every series shown on broadcast television. The entertainment newsmagazines have had fairly stable audiences the past couple seasons, and Et ranks in the top 10 among all syndicated shows for 2018-19.

But they ...
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Reggie Rutherford, Former Stage Manager on 'Extra,' Dies at 66

Reggie Rutherford, Former Stage Manager on 'Extra,' Dies at 66
Reggie Rutherford, who served as an operations manager or stage manager on Soul TrainExtra and many other programs, died Sunday in Los Angeles, his family announced. He was 66.

Rutherford had sleep apnea and battled various health issues for years.

A native of Carson, California, Rutherford promoted concerts for such artists as Prince, Luther Vandross and Anita Baker and handled tour management duties for James Ingram, Marvin Gaye, O'Bryan and others.

He had his own security company, Unique Protection, protecting the likes of Quincy Jones and Don Cornelius. He then worked on Cornelius' syndicated musical dance show Soul ...
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Why Sean Spicer Joined 'Extra' as a TV Correspondent

Why Sean Spicer Joined 'Extra' as a TV Correspondent
Surprise, surprise: Sean Spicer is now officially a member of the mainstream media. The former White House press secretary has signed a contract to serve as a special correspondent for syndicated newsmagazine show Extra.

"When they pitched this to me, I said, 'Yeah, I love the idea,'" Spicer told The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday.

Spicer, who famously tangled with television reporters during his stint in the White House, is beginning with a special series that focuses on the personal lives and views of D.C. insiders, including some of his former Trump administration colleagues. 

His first interview ...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger Opens Up About Katherine's Engagement to Chris Pratt for the First Time

Arnold Schwarzenegger Opens Up About Katherine's Engagement to Chris Pratt for the First Time
Arnold Schwarzenegger is giving his official seal of approval on his daughter’s engagement to Chris Pratt.

A few weeks after Pratt popped the question to Katherine Schwarzenegger, the Terminator actor sat down for an interview on Extra with Mario Lopez when he revealed his thoughts on his future son-in-law for the very first time.

“That was really fantastic. She is so happy, they both are so happy,” Arnold, 71, said of the couple’s engagement in the interview shared on Thursday. “As I said to him, he is such a likable guy. I love Chris — he’s fantastic.”

The former
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‘Extra’ Has Received No Complaints Against Host A.J. Calloway As He Faces Two More Allegations Of Sexual Assault

  • Deadline
Extra host A.J. Calloway, who was accused of sexual assault in June by writer Sil Lai Abrams, is facing more allegations. Two women, who wish to remain anonymous, have told The Daily Beast that they were assaulted by Calloway — one of whom reported her claim to the police on Dec. 24. Abrams told The Daily Beast that she has spoken to nine other alleged victims who have shared similar stories of alleged sexual misconduct by the TV personality.

There are no current plans for Calloway to be investigated by Warner Bros., whose Telepictures division produces entertainment newsmagazine Extra.

“We take allegations made against our employees seriously and investigate appropriately. To date, we have not received a complaint about A.J. Calloway and his work on Extra,” as Extra spokesperson said in a statement to Deadline.

In similar circumstances, Fox, Nat Geo and the producers of Cosmos recently launched an investigation after
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‘Extra’ Co-Host Aj Calloway Accused of Sexual Assault by Two More Women (Report)

  • The Wrap
“Extra” co-host A.J. Calloway became the subject of another set of sexual assault accusations on Friday when the Daily Beast published the accounts of two anonymous women who said the TV personality forced himself on them in separate incidents.

Neither woman is named in the report, though the first of the two accusers filed an “aggravated sexual assault” complaint with the West Orange Police Department in New Jersey last month, according to the Daily Beast. No further details were provided regarding the reported assault.

The other woman, identified in the story under the pseudonym Talia, said she first came into contact with Calloway in 2011 and was sexually assaulted by the “Extra” co-host at his house after giving in to his repeated advances.

Also Read: Russell Simmons Accuser on How #MeToo Has Rocked the Music Industry: 'There May Be No Bottom' (Video)

“I just remember trying to push him off of me,
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Apa Ups Sheva Cohen To Senior Vice President In Talent

  • Deadline
Apa has promoted Sheva Cohen to Senior Vice President in the agency’s Talent department.

A Los Angeles native, Cohen began her career during her junior and senior years of college, interning for producer-writer Mike Fleiss, working on the daily syndicated show Extra, and for top youth agent Bonnie Liedtke. Shortly after her graduation from Colorado State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Cohen started in Apa’s mailroom before joining the agency’s Agent Training Program. She was promoted to agent in 2010.

Cohen’s current list of clients includes Tiffany Haddish, Evanna Lynch (Harry Potter franchise), Dexter Darden (Maze Runner franchise), Bre-z (All-American), Ryan Potter (DC’s Titans), Adeline Rudolph (The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), and Blair Redford (The Gifted).

“Over the past several years, Sheva has played an instrumental role in the overall growth and success of our talent department,
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Alexis Ren and Alan Bersten reveal if they’ll kiss if they win ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Alexis Ren and Alan Bersten reveal if they’ll kiss if they win ‘Dancing with the Stars’
Alexis Ren and Alan Bersten‘s first (?) kiss was recorded for posterity as “Dancing with the Stars” aired it during their rehearsal package two weeks ago. They have not yet smooched on the live shows, but there will be no better time to do so than if they win the Mirrorball trophy on Monday’s finale.

“We don’t plan ahead like that,” Bersten tells “Extra” (watch above) of a post-win liplock. “I don’t know, I don’t know,” Ren deflects.

So you’re saying there’s a chance? With the way their showmance has unfolded the past three weeks, we wouldn’t put it past them to seal their win with a kiss. It’d be just what Tptb ordered.

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But even if they don’t claim the Mirrorball, Ren and Bersten feel
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Celebrity Chef Art Smith to Be Honored at the Ed Asner Family Center A Night Of Dreams Gala

World-renowned Celebrity Chef Art Smith will receive the Dream Maker Award at the Ed Asner Family Center’s first annual A Night Of Dreams Gala, a night of music and philanthropy, on November 15, 2018 at Exchange La Downtown.

Emmy-nominated Actress Angela Bassett will present the award to Chef Art for his dedication to changing the world for ‘differently-abled’ individuals. Hosting the evening will be Emmy-winning comedian Wanda Sykes.

Grammy Award-winning music legend Peter Frampton will headline the A Night Of Dreams Gala, along with performances by Naia Izumi, NPR’s 2018 Tiny Desk Contest Winner, among others. The Ed Asner Family Center’s mission is to promote self-confidence in special needs individuals and bring balance and wellness to those individuals and their families.

The Gala will also present Dream Maker Awards to Emmy-winning actor Ed Asner, presented by actor Michael Shannon, and Elaine Frontain Bryant, Emmy-winning Executive Vice President and Head of Programming for A&E Network,
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‘Dancing with the Stars’ judge Bruno Tonioli says what we’re all thinking about Grocery Store Joe: ‘How bad can you get?’

‘Dancing with the Stars’ judge Bruno Tonioli says what we’re all thinking about Grocery Store Joe: ‘How bad can you get?’
Bruno Tonioli‘s mind works in mysterious ways, but the “Dancing with the Stars” judge read our minds when “Extra” host and “Dancing” alum Mario Lopez asked him for his thoughts on Joe “Grocery Store Joe” Amabile.

“The thing is, they have a good go. I mean, how bad can you get?” Tonioli said with a laugh (watch above).

Amabile improved this week, by his standards, scoring a 17 for his jive with Jenna Johnson, up two points from last week, when the “Bachelorette” star overcame an 11-point deficit with Bachelor Nation fan votes to stay in the competition. That improbable showing last week left Tinashe a victim of the latest “shocking elimination” on the show. “I was very disappointed that Tinashe got kicked out,” Tonioli lamented. “If you don’t vote, it’s not going to happen. You have to really back these people up.”

See Will Grocery Store Joe
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Bobby Bones vows he’ll be ‘pretty toned down’ on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ next week

Bobby Bones vows he’ll be ‘pretty toned down’ on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ next week
Ask and ye shall receive. Carrie Ann Inaba and 59 percent of our readers want Bobby Bones to chill the eff out with his shenanigans on “Dancing with the Stars,” and he promises he’ll be more low-key Week 3 for Most Memorable Year Night.

“I think it’s going to be pretty toned down next week. I think I have a pretty good story to tell,” Bones told “Extra.” “Hopefully I can inspire some people. That’s the goal next week. They asked for ‘toned down,’ but they were going to get it anyway because I plan to really show a lot of my heart next week.”

See Make no Bobby (Bones) about it: Sharna Burgess is ‘mad at him’ for rogue flossing on ‘Dancing with the Stars

After his post-jive freakout on Week 1, the radio personality did some impromptu flossing at toward the end of his foxtrot on Monday, which
See full article at Gold Derby »

Barbra Streisand Has Nothing but Good Things to Say About Lady Gaga in A Star Is Born

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Barbra Streisand Has Nothing but Good Things to Say About Lady Gaga in A Star Is Born
Lady Gaga's performance in A Star Is Born hit all the right notes for Barbra Streisand. In an interview with Extra, the singer and actress praised Gaga after seeing the film. Streisand, who played the same role as the "Million Reasons" singer in the 1976 remake of the movie, was rather impressed with her fellow Hollywood companion. "Of course I've seen it," she said. "I loved it. I think it is wonderful. She is wonderful. Bradley told me he spent months with her working to see her real self."

Barbra also touched on her friendship with Lady Gaga. "I call her Stefani," she said. "I can't call her Lady Gaga, but I understand why she calls herself Lady Gaga. I understand that person. I think it is great . . . they are going to have a big hit." Although there have been multiple amazing remakes of A Star Is Born, we're pretty
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