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Arsenio Hall to Appear on OWN’s ‘Oprah’s Next Chapter’


In less than 2-years, Arsenio Hall has been able to revamp his career after leaving the industry for nearly 20-years.

With his new talk show, The Arsenio Hall Show, doing exceptionally well, the host is sitting down with Oprah.

Hall will be appearing on an upcoming episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter.

During the sit-down, Hall reveals what it’s been like being a single dad, being the only late-night African American host, and the advice he received from his friend, Jay Leno.

Oprah’s Next Chapter featuring Arsenio Hall will air on Sunday, October 20 at 9pm EST on OWN.

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‘The Arsenio Hall Show’ Off to A Good Start


Monday (Sept. 9) marked the return of Arsenio Hall to late night television.

Hall, 57, was back in his element as he interviewed Snoop Lion, and Chris Tucker for his first show. Even  Jay Leno, Paula Abdul and Tara Reid made some impromptu appearances. But the real talk-of-the-town has been Hall’s ratings.

On Monday, The Arsenio Hall Show  averaged a 1.0 rating with viewers between the ages of 18 and 49.

That rating was bigger in those cities than Jimmy Kimmel on ABC (0.8); Jay Leno on NBC (0.6); or David Letterman on CBS (0.5).
In addition, Mr. Hall’s overall rating of a 1.9 almost doubled what the stations in his lineup had averaged a year ago: a 1.0.

According to Variety, the show did  well in some of the largest markets, including Los Angeles, where it was the No. 1 show in its 11 p.m. timeslot on KTLA with a 3.2 household rating/9 share — up about 90% from its local news lead-in (1.7/4). Among the top 20 markets, the only ones to fare better were Cleveland (4.6/10) and Chicago (3.3/6).

Overall, Hall has proven that even after nearly 20-years away from late night, he still has what it takes to pull in viewers.

The Arsenio Hall Show airs week nights at 11 p.m. Check your local listings for air times.


Jane Lynch Gets Emotional Remembering Cory Monteith [Video]


Glee fans around the world are still shocked by the sudden death of Cory Monteith, 31. His Glee co-star,Jane Lynch, recently appeared on The Tonight show with Jay Leno. when asked to speak about the young actor, Lynch couldn’t help but get emotional.

“He was a really bright light in our family, and we’ve lost a really great guy,” the actress, 53, said of her Glee costar.

She added, “I don’t think he left one day unlived.”

When Leno asked Lynch how she would want people to remember Monteith, she replied,
“He once flew across the country on his own nickel to meet with a sick kid whose last wish was to meet him,” she said. “That’s the kind of guy he was. He was just a real giver.”

Authorities found that Monteith died from a combination of heroin and alcohol.

Seth Meyers to Take Over “Late Night” When Jimmy Fallon Exits

Cap’n Crunch Gets Late Night Internet Talk Show


Jay Leno is on his way out and Cap’n Crunch is on his way in.

That famed captain on one of the most popular cereals to-date has snagged his very own late night internet talk show.

Cap’n Crunch, whose full-name is Cap’n Horatio Magellan Crunch,  made his television debut in cereal commercials in the 1960s. This internet talk show, The Cap’n Crunch Show, targets adults and will include Crunch’s sea dog side-kick as well as comedy sketches.

“The first episode is scheduled to debut on May 7 and will be centered around the Cap’n interviewing a fictional international pop star and debuting a ‘new’ catchphrase, in the hopes of taking his Twitter mastery to new heights,” a Pepsico spokesperson said in an email.

The Cap’n Crunch Show is being produced by the Huge digital agency in conjunction with Funny or Die‘s commercial production division, Gifted Youth.

A new episode of the show will ‘air’ every other Tuesday at 11:35 p.m.

Check out the official teaser trailer for The Cap’n Crunch Show below.


Madonna Denies Sending Lady Gaga Support E-mail

(January 6, 2011 - Photo by Bauer Griffin)

Looks like Lady Gaga has some splanning to do.  We reported yesterday that Lady Gaga told Jay Leno on The Tonight Show, that she received an e-mail from Madonna giving the “Pokerface” singer her blessing in regards to the song “Born This Way.”  But a new report from CNN suggests that“Madonna’s management is not aware of any emails sent to Lady Gaga.”

It’s not known for sure why Gaga would say Madonna sent her something when she didn’t.  It’s no secret that Gag has been heavily criticized for jacking Madge’s “Express Yourself” arrangement, so maybe a little damage control on Lady’s part?

Conan decides to leave NBC

Credit: ETOnline

This news  doesn’t come as a shock.  As NBC gears up to move Jay Leno back to his “regular” time slot, it seems as though Conan O’Brien has opted to leave. O’Brien wrte  an “interesting” letter to explain his depature from the show and ultimatley the network, read the letter  in its entirety below:

People of Earth:

In the last few days, I’ve been getting a lot of sympathy calls, and I want to start by making it clear that no one should waste a second feeling sorry for me. For 17 years, I’ve been getting paid to do what I love most and, in a world with real problems, I’ve been absurdly lucky. That said, I’ve been suddenly put in a very public predicament and my bosses are demanding an immediate decision.

Six years ago, I signed a contract with NBC to take over The Tonight Show in June of 2009. Like a lot of us, I grew up watching Johnny Carson every night and the chance to one day sit in that chair has meant everything to me. I worked long and hard to get that opportunity, passed up far more lucrative offers, and since 2004 I have spent literally hundreds of hours thinking of ways to extend the franchise long into the future. It was my mistaken belief that, like my predecessor, I would have the benefit of some time and, just as important, some degree of ratings support from the prime-time schedule. Building a lasting audience at 11:30 is impossible without both.

But sadly, we were never given that chance. After only seven months, with my Tonight Show in its infancy, NBC has decided to react to their terrible difficulties in prime-time by making a change in their long-established late night schedule.

Last Thursday, NBC executives told me they intended to move the Tonight Show to 12:05 to accommodate the Jay Leno Show at 11:35. For 60 years the Tonight Show has aired immediately following the late local news. I sincerely believe that delaying the Tonight Show into the next day to accommodate another comedy program will seriously damage what I consider to be the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting. The Tonight Show at 12:05 simply isn’t the Tonight Show. Also, if I accept this move I will be knocking the Late Night show, which I inherited from David Letterman and passed on to Jimmy Fallon, out of its long-held time slot. That would hurt the other NBC franchise that I love, and it would be unfair to Jimmy.

So it has come to this: I cannot express in words how much I enjoy hosting this program and what an enormous personal disappointment it is for me to consider losing it. My staff and I have worked unbelievably hard and we are very proud of our contribution to the legacy of The Tonight Show. But I cannot participate in what I honestly believe is its destruction. Some people will make the argument that with DVRs and the Internet a time slot doesn’t matter. But with the Tonight Show, I believe nothing could matter more.

There has been speculation about my going to another network but, to set the record straight, I currently have no other offer and honestly have no idea what happens next. My hope is that NBC and I can resolve this quickly so that my staff, crew, and I can do a show we can be proud of, for a company that values our work.

Have a great day and, for the record, I am truly sorry about my hair; it’s always been that way.



This was pretty much a no-brainer. NBC pushed O’Brien out like yesterday’s trash. There are rumors circulating that FOX wants to give O’Brien his own show and even if they don’t comeone will.

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