There are at least two people you’ll never see on Rosie O’Donnell’s talk show - Woody Allen, and her son, Parker.
“I find (Allen’s) relationship with … Soon-Yi to be morally reprehensible,” O’Donnell tells TV Guide. “And I do not believe I would be able to get past it to do an interview that would be anything other than rage-filled.”
As for her adopted son, O’Donnell adds: “Parker is not going to be on TV unless he’s 18 and that’s what he chooses to do with his life. His mom’s on TV, he isn’t.
“This business is very corrupting, and I don’t want him to be a part of it. As much as I can keep him away from it, I will.” Among those whom she hopes to host someday: Barbra Streisand, Rosa Parks and Diana Ross.
NBC anchorman Tom Brokaw, on rival CBS anchor Dan Rather (in Total TV): “Whenever there is the first hint of a symbol on a weather map that a hurricane might hit land, ‘Mr. Hard News’ is down there wrapped around a lamp post.”
Who’s he? Think of it as a Horshack test
Ron Palillo turns 43 today.
That’s the way to defend your material, girl
Don’t be looking for Carlos Leon to show up on any talk shows anytime soon. Madonna was reportedly so angry that he was talking publicly about their baby, Lourdes - whom she’d planned to use as subject matter in her own “Evita” interviews - that she forced him to cancel all future appearances.
Actually, it’s far from the Mason-Felder line
And in case you’re still not convinced that anybody can have a talk show these days, veteran comedian Jackie Mason is teaming up with celebrity divorce lawyer Raoul Felder for “Crossing the Line,” a public television parody of the issues-oriented “Crossfire.” Said Mason: “We’ll be pioneers on the frontier of truth, which, by the way, I gather may be located somewhere along the Kansas-Missouri border.”
She’s still headed down the road to Roone
Despite being courted by CBS, Diane Sawyer will stay with ABC for at least two more years and continue to co-host “PrimeTime Live” with Sam Donaldson. “Diane Sawyer is an extraordinary talent,” said ABC News Chairman Roone Arledge. “She has long played a pivotal role in the success of ABC News and I couldn’t be more delighted that she will continue to be part of the ABC News family.”
Guess it was an offer that they couldn’t refuse
Seven garbage haulers in the Meriden, Conn., public works department have been suspended without pay for a day after they were caught watching a video of Howard Stern’s raunchy 1994 New Year’s Eve special while on the job. The workers said they found the video in a trash can while making their rounds.
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