CBS Launches Its Latest Streaming Entrant, The Ad-Supported ‘ET Live’

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Aiming to leverage Entertainment Tonight‘s brand equity in the streaming era, CBS has launched ET Live, an ad-supported, round-the-clock service complementing the company’s existing news and sports offerings.
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CBS Launches ‘ET Live’ 24/7 Streaming Service

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CBS is launching a 24/7 over-the-top (OTT) app for Entertainment Tonight, the network announced on Wednesday.

Developed by CBS Interactive and CBS Television Distribution’s entertainment news magazine, ET Live will target entertainment superfans with live coverage of the day’s top stories.

The ad-supported service, which will run on a 24/7 cycle, will cover entertainment stories, breaking news, celebrity interviews, features, behind-the-scenes and red carpet coverage, as well as celebrity fashion, beauty and lifestyle trends.

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The new service adds to the network’s growing slate of streaming products, which now includes its Netflix-like service CBS All Access, news platform CBSN, and CBS Sports HQ.

“We are dedicated to bringing consumers best-in-class streaming services,” said Rob Gelick, executive vice president and general manager, CBS Entertainment Digital for CBS Interactive. “ET Live is a natural expansion of our strategy and expertise in this area. We have the great advantage of being able to apply key learnings from our leading digital entertainment properties and marry that with the #1 entertainment brand in ‘Entertainment Tonight’ to create a new offering for the next generation of entertainment consumers, those that are platform agnostic and expect content to be accessible anytime, anywhere.”

ET Live isn’t intended to be an alternative to the “Entertainment Tonight” on-air broadcast. The streaming service will feature originally produced programming hosted by new talent including co-hosts Lauren Zima, Denny Directo, Cassie DiLaura, Tanner Thomason, Jason Carter and Melicia Johnson. “Entertainment Tonight” hosts Nancy O’Dell, Kevin Frazier, Nischelle Turner and Keltie Knight will regularly appear in segments the on-air broadcast.

ET Live is available online at, via Android and iOS devices through the ET Live app, on Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV. The service will also be integrated into the CBS All Access subscription service’s live feed, giving users the ability to toggle between their live local CBS feed, CBSN and ET Live’s coverage

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‘Home & Family’ Host Mark Steines Abruptly Exits Hallmark Channel

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Mark Steines is out as co-host of Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family,” effective immediately. At the time of this story’s publishing no one seems to know exactly why, and TheWrap has not immediately heard back from our requests for additional details from both sides.

“Today Hallmark Channel has parted ways with Mark Steines as the co-host of the network’s lifestyle series ‘Home & Family,’” a statement for the Crown Media cable channel reads. “We are extremely grateful to Mark for his incredible work and wish him all the best success in his future endeavors.”

We received that via email at 9:45 p.m. ET on Thursday. As for Steines, he has been quiet on social media for the past few days.

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Steines has hosted the daily lifestyle show since 2012. Previously, he co-hosted “Entertainment Tonight” for a decade.

In addition to his journalism and TV hosting duties, Steines has dabbled in acting. In 1995, he played a White House security guard in “Nixon.” He’s also appeared in “Suddenly Susan” and on soap opera “The Young and the Restless.” Steines has played a reporter on “CSI: NY” and “The Practice,” among other credits.

Debbie Matenopoulos, Steines’ co-host on “Home & Family,” apparently now has the show all to herself — for now, at least.

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Jeff Goldblum Teases, Once Again, That Laura Dern Might Appear in Future ‘Jurassic World’ Movie (Video)

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Will Laura Dern — or won’t she — appear in a future “Jurassic World” movie? Jeff Goldblum has, once again, teased an appearance of the “Jurassic” alum in the remaining two films of the trilogy.

“I don’t know for sure, I can’t divulge anything,” Goldblum said on “Watch What Happens Live.” “But maybe, maybe she will.”

Goldblum went on to say that “some people may or may not be in” the third movie, set for release in 2021.

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Earlier this month, Goldblum told Entertainment Tonight that it would be “good news to me and to everyone, [to] millions and billions of people all over the world… all over the universe and cosmos when Ellie Sattler returns.” In December, Dern said she would love to reprise the character she played in 1993’s “Jurassic Park.”

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” the second installment starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, is directed by J.A. Bayona and will stomp into theaters on June 22. B.D. Wong, James Cromwell and Ted Levine also star. Colin Trevorrow, the director of the first “Jurassic World,” wrote the script.

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A spokesperson for Dern has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.

Watch the video above.

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CBS Eyes ‘Entertainment Tonight’ Streaming Service as Next Step in Digital Expansion

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CBS has leaned heavily into digital distribution in recent years with new ad-supported streaming services and an ambitious move into original programming on subscription offering CBS All Access. Speaking at Variety‘s Innovate Summit Wednesday, CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves said that the company is plotting another digital play based on its long-running program “Entertainment Tonight.” […]

Barry Manilow on Coming Out: ‘I Have Not Read One Negative Response’

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Pop icon Barry Manilow spoke out about his sexuality for the first time in a series of interviews where he talks about his nearly 40-year relationship with his manager and his hesitation to come out as gay.

The 73-year-old crooner, who has been known for keeping his private life separate from his professional one, is the subject of a People cover story in which he opens up his home and talks about his relationships.

His manager, Garry Kief, has been by his side for decades, but the two kept their relationship secret. Kief and Manilow got married in a surprise private ceremony in 2015, but Manilow still didn’t officially come out. He told People that he never planned to make his marriage public due to potential response and to his own personal preference.

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“I thought I would be disappointing them if they knew I was gay. So I never did anything,” Manilow told People.

“This is my life, we’ve been together for all these years,” Manilow said to Entertainment Tonight. “Everybody knows that we’re a team. Everybody that I know knows. So it never really dawned on me to say anything about it. I mean, I’m a very private guy.”

Of course the news seeped out via unnamed sources to People and by friends, such as Suzanne Somers who confirmed the wedding on “Watch What Happens Live.” However, according to him, the fan response has been overwhelmingly positive.

“I have not read one negative response,” Manilow told Entertainment Tonight. “To me it is so moving, it is so deep for me, that these strangers were so happy that I was happy, that I wasn’t alone.”

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The response on Twitter has also been positive (for the most part. It is Twitter after all), with a lot of being claiming not to be surprised by the news.

Happy Coming Out Day to Barry Manilow at 73, showing us it’s never too late! Shouldn’t be an issue, but we don’t live in a perfect world ???? ????

— Kevin Maxwell (@kevin_maxwell) April 5, 2017

People laughing at Barry Manilow for coming out when we all knew anyway should consider the political climate. He’s being brave as hell. ✊

— Alex Paknadel (@AlexPaknadel) April 5, 2017

Manilow is also ready to get back to work. His new album, “This is My Town: Songs of New York” is due to be out April 21, and he’ll be going on tour in a limited series of concerts.

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‘The Insider’ Canceled After 13 Seasons

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CBS’ syndicated entertainment news program “The Insider” will end in September after 13 seasons on the air, TheWrap has learned.

The show was created in 2004, as a spinoff to “Entertainment Tonight,” originally hosted by Pat O’Brien and Lara Spencer.

“The Insider” went through several iterations and formats, seguing from tabloid fare and true crime features into more straightforward entertainment news rundowns.

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The show aired in a one-hour block of entertainment news programs alongside sister show “Entertainment Tonight.”

Current hosts are Louis Aguirre and Debbie Matenopoulos, with Michael Yo and Keltie Knight serving as correspondents.

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‘Entertainment Tonight’ Senior Producer Bonnie Tiegel Dies

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“Entertainment Tonight” senior producer Bonnie Tiegel has died, the entertainment news program announced on Monday.

Tiegel, who produced the show for more than 20 years, died in Los Angeles on Monday surrounded by friends and family, according to the “Entertainment Tonight” website.

“Our entire ‘Entertainment Tonight’ family is mourning the loss of our dear friend and colleague Bonnie Tiegel,” the program said in a statement. “For over 20 years, Bonnie has been the heart and soul of our show and a respected member of the Hollywood community. Her energy, laughter and love will be immensely missed by all who knew her.”

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“Bonnie was a mainstay of our show for decades, a four-time Emmy winner who loved celebrity news and covered it with joy and verve,” the announcement of Tiegel’s passing read.

“Her exuberant personality will be profoundly missed not only by those of us who worked with her daily, but by those who encountered her over the years on the red carpet, at awards shows and behind the scenes at every event that matters to the entertainment industry.”

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Tiegel is survived by her husband Eliot, her son Kenny and her three granddaughters.

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‘Entertainment Tonight’ Producer Bonnie Tiegel Dies

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Bonnie Tiegel, longtime Emmy-winning producer on Entertainment Tonight, died today in Los Angeles. ET released the statement below to Deadline and announced Tiegel’s passing on its website.
A four-time Emmy winner, Tiegel was with Entertainment Tonight for decades, most recently serving as senior producer. Her other producing credits include The Bat, The Cat and the Penguin (1992) and Robin Hood, The Myth, The Man, The Movie (1991).
“Our entire ‘Entertainment Tonight…

Carly Steel Named ‘Entertainment Tonight’ Correspondent

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We’ll be seeing more of Carly Steel on Entertainment Tonight. Steel, who has worked as a special correspondent for ET since joining in 2013 to cover the Cannes Film Festival, has been named a correspondent for the top syndicated series.
Steel previously served as a special correspondent for ET’s sister show, The Insider, and was a correspondent for TV Guide Network’s newsmagazine Hollywood 411. She has interviewed numerous celebrities, hosted a pre-Oscar roundtable with…

CBS Names News Veteran Sharon Hoffman To EP ‘Entertainment Tonight’ And ‘The Insider’

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CBS News veteran Sharon Hoffman has been named executive producer at Entertainment Tonight and ET‘s sister show The Insider, CBS said today. Hoffman most recently served as EP Weekend News at CBS News. She oversaw the Saturday and Sunday editions of the CBS Evening News, managed weekend breaking news coverage and special reports for CBS News, and frequently contributed to the weekday broadcast with Scott Pelley as a senior producer and line producer.
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Nancy O’Dell Addresses Donald Trump’s Lewd Remarks on ‘ET’ (Video)

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Nancy O’Dell has directly addressed the now-famous 2005 tape in which Donald Trump made lewd remarks about her and other women.

“I released a statement on Saturday, and I truly mean what I said,” O’Dell said Monday afternoon on “Entertainment Tonight.” “There is no room for objectification of women, or anyone for that matter — not even in the locker room.”

Watch her discuss the incident in the video above.

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Here’s the prior statement O’Dell referred to:

“Politics aside, I’m saddened that these comments still exist in our society at all,” she said this weekend. “When I heard the comments yesterday, it was disappointing to hear such objectification of women. The conversation needs to change because no female, no person, should be the subject of such crass comments, whether or not cameras are rolling. Everyone deserves respect no matter the setting or gender. As a woman who has worked very hard to establish her career, and as a mom, I feel I must speak out with the hope that as a society we will always strive to be better.”

Trump was caught on a hot mic talking with Billy Bush, who at the time was O’Dell’s “ET” co-host. Since the video surfaced late last week, Bush has been suspended from the “Today” show’s third hour.

On the tape, Bush appeared to be encouraging Trump, who has since wrote the whole incident off as “locker room talk.” Bush’s apology was a bit more heartfelt.

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Here’s what Trump said to Bush about O’Dell 11 years ago:
“I moved on her actually, she was down in Palm Beach and I failed. I’ll admit it. I did try to f– her, she was married … and I moved on her very heavily.”

“I moved on her like a bitch, and I could not get there, and she was married. And all the sudden I see her and she’s got the big phony tits, she’s totally changed her look.”

The comments were a hot topic Sunday at the second presidential debate.

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Nancy O’Dell Addresses Donald Trump, Billy Bush Tape on ‘Entertainment Tonight’ (Watch)

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Nancy O’Dell is speaking up. On Monday night’s broadcast of “Entertainment Tonight,” O’Dell will address the 2005 video of Donald Trump and Billy Bush in which she is spoken about in vulgar terms. The entertainment news show has released a piece of O’Dell’s message, which will appear on “ET” tonight, a few hours early —… Read more »

Nancy O’Dell To Host Monday’s ‘Entertainment Tonight’

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While Billy Bush will be MIA tomorrow from his job as anchor of NBC’s Today, it will be business as usual for another main figure in the Donald Trump hot mic scandal. Entertainment Tonight host Nancy O’Dell, who was dragged into the controversy when she was revealed as the object of Trump’s crude remarks in a leaked 2005 Access Hollywood tape, will be back at work on Monday hosting Entertainment Tonight, Deadline has confirmed.
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Nancy O’Dell Will Host Monday’s ‘Entertainment Tonight’ Following Trump Video (EXCLUSIVE)

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“Entertainment Tonight” host Nancy O’ Dell will be in the host chair on Monday, Variety has learned exclusively. It is not clear whether O’Dell will address the Donald Trump and Billy Bush video, in which she was identified as the woman being spoken about in the vulgar 2005 conversation that surfaced this past Friday, causing a media… Read more »

Nancy O’Dell Responds to Donald Trump’s 2005 Vulgar Comments: ‘I’m Saddened’

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“Entertainment Tonight” host Nancy O’Dell said that she is was “saddened” that Donald Trump’s comments about her in a leaked audio recording “exist in our society at all.” “Politics aside, I’m saddened that these comments still exist in our society at all. When I heard the comments yesterday, it was disappointing to hear such objectification… Read more »