Behind the Scenes on 'Showbiz Tonight': Is Aniston losing box office steam?
August 19th, 2010
02:08 PM ET

Behind the Scenes on 'Showbiz Tonight': Is Aniston losing box office steam?

The name Jennifer Aniston conjures up a number of thoughts, including the obvious: she’s beautiful, fit and fabulous at 41.

But our confidence in Aniston as a romantic comedy queen is apparently weakening these days. A new Hollywood Reporter piece has many of us on the “Showbiz Tonight” staff wondering if Aniston is losing her touch as a leading funny lady.

Citing a chart in THR, Executive Producer Dave Levine took us through Aniston’s last few films - “The Bounty Hunter,” “Management” and “Love Happens” - and judging by the big dip in box office numbers, we all agreed: Aniston’s definitely losing steam!

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Behind the Scenes on 'Showbiz Tonight': Is Dina Lohan in denial?
August 16th, 2010
04:07 PM ET

Behind the Scenes on 'Showbiz Tonight': Is Dina Lohan in denial?

There's big outrage today after Lindsay Lohan’s mother said Lindsay did not deserve to serve jail time for violating probation.

Dina Lohan was grilled by the “Today” show’s Matt Lauer about her daughter’s bad behavior, asking whether or not she or Michael Lohan have done enough to keep her out of trouble. Dina called it all “propaganda,” and said that Lindsay’s situation has been “blown out of proportion.”

Staffers at the "Showbiz Tonight" meeting this morning were all in agreement that Lohan is in complete denial and should take at least some responsibility for Lindsay’s drama.

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Behind the Scenes on 'Showbiz Tonight': Will Ali and Roberto last?
August 3rd, 2010
05:30 PM ET

Behind the Scenes on 'Showbiz Tonight': Will Ali and Roberto last?

At least two people on the “Showbiz Tonight” staff watched the finale of “The Bachelorette” – me and our co-host, Brooke Anderson.
Ali Fedotowsky chose Roberto to be her lawfully wedded future husband, and we couldn’t be happier with her choice! But the rest of the staff was a little bit more cynical.

Executive Producer Dave Levine cited statistics that only one of the four previous “Bachelorette” stars is still with her man, and that's Trista Rehn. We’re going to do the story today, and we want to know your thoughts: Is “The Bachelorette” becoming a big joke?

Especially when you add in “The Bachelor” statistics, which show that about 16 out of 19 couples didn’t make it! On the conference call, Brooke piped in saying, “Though the odds are against all ‘Bachelor’ couples, I still love the show!” Do you think Ali and Roberto have a chance at love?

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Behind the Scenes on 'Showbiz Tonight': Chelsea Clinton's getting hitched
July 27th, 2010
01:56 PM ET

Behind the Scenes on 'Showbiz Tonight': Chelsea Clinton's getting hitched

It’s the event of the year! Chelsea Clinton is getting married and the “Showbiz Tonight” staff could not stop talking about it this morning.

We’re all in agreement that it’s great she’s getting hitched, but $15,000 on portable toilets? Half a million on flowers? By some estimates, the wedding could end up costing almost $3 million! She might be American royalty, but is this wedding getting over-the-top outrageous?

But here's another question that continues to linger in our minds: who will take over for Simon Cowell on “American Idol”? Today, we’re getting a lot of big hints!

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Behind the Scenes on 'Showbiz Tonight': Is this Kardashian too sexy for her age?
July 23rd, 2010
03:59 PM ET

Behind the Scenes on 'Showbiz Tonight': Is this Kardashian too sexy for her age?

It was a new Kardashian controversy that had mouths agape in our "Showbiz Tonight" morning meeting today!

Thankfully, this controversy doesn’t involve a sex tape, but there are some provocative photos of one Kardashian sister that has sparked outrage coast-to-coast.

Kim and Khloe Kardashian just posted photos of their sister, Kendall Jenner, rocking a teeny black bikini in a fashion spread. But here’s the big issue we have with the photos – she’s only 14 years-old!

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Behind the Scenes on 'Showbiz Tonight': Lohanorama, the sequel
July 20th, 2010
05:12 PM ET

Behind the Scenes on 'Showbiz Tonight': Lohanorama, the sequel

Early this morning, the "Showbiz Tonight" staff skipped the conference room and went straight to the newsroom where Executive Producer, Dave Levine, called the shots for our special 11 a.m. coverage of Lindsay Lohan's sentencing.

Shortly before air, our in-house satellite feeds showed “Showbiz Tonight” correspondent, Kareen Wynter, patiently waiting right outside the Beverly Hills courthouse in what she called a “crush” of media, all there to witness Lohan turning herself in.

In the beginning, there were a whole lot of questions: Why did Lohan’s new attorney, Robert Shapiro, quit at the eleventh hour? Would Lohan fight her jail sentence? And would Lohan show up on time?

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