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Encyclopedia > Entertainment Tonight
Entertainment Tonight
Genre News
Creator(s) Al Masini
Starring Mary Hart (1982–present)
Mark Steines (2004–present)
Country of origin Flag of United States United States
Language(s) English
No. of episodes N/A
Production
Executive producer(s) Linda Bell Blue
Running time 30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Syndicated
Original run September 4, 1981 – present
Links
Official website
IMDb profile
TV.com summary

Entertainment Tonight is a daily television entertainment news show that is syndicated by CBS Paramount Domestic Television throughout the United States, Canada, on the Nine Network in Australia and on UBC Inside in Thailand. The show is the most popular and longest-running entertainment news program, with its first broadcast on September 14, 1981, and was the first syndicated program distributed via satellite. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A newscast typically consists of the coverage of various news events and other information, either produced locally by a radio or television station, or by a broadcast network. ... Marys famous legs Mary Hart (born November 8, 1950) is an American television personality and a long-time host of the syndicated gossip and entertainment round-up program Entertainment Tonight. ... Mark Steines (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... In the television industry (as in radio), syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast programs to multiple stations, without going through a broadcast network. ... September 4 is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years). ... See also: 1980 in television, other events of 1981, 1982 in television and the list of years in television. For the American network television schedule, please see 1981-82 American network television schedule. ... In the television industry (as in radio), syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast programs to multiple stations, without going through a broadcast network. ... CBS Paramount Television (formerly Desilu Productions, Paramount Television, among other companies) is an American television production/distribution company that was formed on January 17, 2006 by CBS Corporation. ... The Nine Network is an Australian television network, available in major markets across Australia. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... September 14 is the 257th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (258th in leap years). ... See also: 1980 in television, other events of 1981, 1982 in television and the list of years in television. For the American network television schedule, please see 1981-82 American network television schedule. ...


Andy Friendly was the show's original producer establishing the program's unique look, sound, pace and reporting style. Friendly put together a diverse staff ranging from former rock roadies to veteran TV reporters of the Vietnam War—some of whom continued to work on the show for over twenty years. In its current form, it is half of a one-hour entertainment news block that also includes its spin-off, The Insider. Three versions are available—a "standalone" version, a version for stations that air The Insider just beforehand, and one for those that air The Insider immediately after. Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... The Insider is an entertainment television news program covering events and celebrities which is an Entertainment Tonight spinoff. ...


ET Weekend (formerly known as Entertainment This Week), a one-hour weekend edition, is also produced. Originally a recap of the week's news, most or all episodes now have some sort of special theme. ET Radio Minute, a daily radio feature, is syndicated by Westwood One. Westwood One, Inc. ...


Despite stiff competition from Access Hollywood and Extra (and Showbiz Tonight and E! News on cable), Entertainment Tonight still remains one of the Top 10 highly-rated programs in the syndication ratings. Access Hollywood logo used 2001-2005 Access Hollywood is a weekday television entertainment news program covering events and celebrities in the entertainment industry. ... Extra is an entertainment television news program covering events and celebrities which debuted on September 5, 1994. ... Showbiz Tonight is CNN Headline Newss live, one hour, evening entertainment news show. ... E! News is the E! networks nightly entertainment news show. ...


It was announced on January 30, 2006, that Entertainment Tonight has been renewed through the 2011–2012 season, which would be the show's 31st season. January 30 is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of television-related events in 2006. ...

Contents

Paid exclusives & paparazzi

Since the mid 1990s Entertainment Tonight switched from primarily covering behind-the-scenes of the latest movies, music, and television shows to sensationalism. Deviancy amplification spiral is a mass media phenomenon defined by media critics as an increasing cycle of reporting on a category of antisocial behavior or other undesirable events. ...


Paid exclusive interviews with controversial and infamous people appear such as disgraced Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding, Amy Fisher and Joey and Mary Jo Buttafuoco reunited, convicted child molester Mary Kay Letourneau and Vili Fualaau getting married, and Howard K. Stern from the Anna Nicole Smith paternity controversy as well as exclusive coverage of Smith's daughter and Smith's funeral.[1] [2] [3] [4] Wiktionary has a definition of: Fame Fame may refer to a number of different topics, including: Fame is the condition of being known to the general public. ... Tonya Harding performs a triple axel jump at the 1991 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Joey Buttafuoco. ... Joseph Joey Buttafuoco (born March 11, 1956) made headlines in 1992 for his affair with Amy Fisher, who subsequently shot Joeys wife, Mary Jo Buttafuoco, in the face. ... Mary Kay Letourneau on her release from jail, January 6, 1998. ... Vili Fualaau (born June 26, 1983), of Samoan-American descent became famous when at the age of 13 he repeatedly gave simple consent to sexual intercourse with his then-33-year-old teacher Mary Kay Letourneau. ... For the American radio and TV personality, see Howard Stern. ... Vickie Lynn Marshall (November 28, 1967 – February 8, 2007), better known under the stage name of Anna Nicole Smith,[1] was an American model, actress and celebrity. ...


In 1996, television actor George Clooney boycotted Entertainment Tonight to protest intrusive paparazzi after Hard Copy did an expose on his love life violating an agreement he had with Paramount, which produced the tabloid show as well as Entertainment Tonight.[5] In a letter he sent to Paramount announcing plans to boycott the program he wrote that he would encourage his friends to do the same.[6] Clooney ended his boycott, but Entertainment Tonight has continued to frequently broadcast video and photography taken by paparazzi stalkers of celebrities. George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an Academy Award- and two-time Golden Globe winning American actor, director, producer and screenwriter, known for his role in the first five seasons of the long-running television drama ER (1994–99), and his rise as an A-List movie star... Hard Copy was a tabloid news infotainment magazine show similar to Inside Edition and A Current Affair. ...


Hosts

It is currently hosted by Mary Hart and Mark Steines with several correspondents, including Jann Carl (who co-hosts the weekend edition with Kevin Frazier), Carlos Ponce, Vanessa Minnillo, Leonard Maltin, Steven Cojocaru, and Thea Andrews. Marys famous legs Mary Hart (born November 8, 1950) is an American television personality and a long-time host of the syndicated gossip and entertainment round-up program Entertainment Tonight. ... Mark Steines (b. ... Jann Carl (born May 19, 1960 in Carthage, Missouri) is a well-known Los Angeles-based newsreader and, since 1995, correspondent for Entertainment Tonight. ... Kevin Frazier (born on May 20, 19??) is currently the weekend host of Entertainment Tonight. ... Carlos Augusto Ponce a. ... Vanessa Joy Minnillo (born November 9, 1980) is an American television personality. ... Leonard Maltin (born December 18, 1950 in New York City) is a widely known and respected American film critic. ... Steven Cojo Cojocaru (born on January 5, 1962 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a flamboyantly gay fashion critic. ... Thea Andrews is a Canadian actress and TV personality best known for her stint as hostess of the ESPN2 show Cold Pizza (2003-2005). ...


On October 9, 2006, Mary Hart renewed her contract with Entertainment Tonight. October 9 is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Paula Abdul is a special correspondent for ET's coverage of American Idol and Tatum O'Neal for the second season also for the third season Lisa Rinna of Dancing with the Stars. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ... Tatum Beatrice ONeal (born November 5, 1963 in Los Angeles, California) is an Academy Award-winning American actress best known for her film work as a child actress in the 1970s. ... As Billie on Days of Our Lives Lisa Deanna Rinna (born July 11, 1963, in Newport Beach, CA) is an Italian-American actress. ... Dancing with the Stars is a reality show airing on ABC in the United States. ...


Lead hosts

  1. Ron Hendren, Marjorie Wallace and Tom Hallick (1981)
  2. Ron Hendren and Dixie Whatley from 1981 to 1982
  3. Ron Hendren and Mary Hart from 1982 to 1984
  4. Mary Hart and Robb Weller from 1984 to 1986
  5. Mary Hart and John Tesh from 1986 to 1996
  6. Mary Hart and Bob Goen from 1996 to 2004
  7. Mary Hart and Mark Steines from 2004 to present

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Previous co-hosts and correspondents

The ET title card used during Season 22.
The ET title card used during Season 22.

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Army Archerd, columist, Variety. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Lisa Canning (born 7 November 1966 in the U.S. Virgin Islands) is a well known African American television and radio hostess and correspondent. ... Steven Cojo Cojocaru (born on January 5, 1962 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a flamboyantly gay fashion critic. ... Miss America 1993 Leanza Cornett (born June 10, 1971 in Big Stone Gap, Virginia; raised in Jacksonville, Florida) was crowned Miss Florida 1992 and Miss America 1993. ... Leeza Gibbons (born March 26, 1957 in Hartsville, South Carolina) is an American talk show host. ... Robert Kuehl Goen (born December 1, 1954) is a American game show emcee and a popular television personality, best known as the reporter and sub anchor, before being co-anchor to Mary Hart & Jann Carl on the long-running newsmagazine program, Entertainment Tonight, on which he stayed on the show... Promoting the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest Maria Menounos (Μαρία Μενούνος in Greek) (born on 8 June 1978 in Medford, Massachusetts) is an American actress, journalist, and television presenter. ... This is a list of television-related events in 2005. ... Access Hollywood logo used 2001-2005 Access Hollywood is a weekday television entertainment news program covering events and celebrities in the entertainment industry. ... Julie Moran (born January 10, 1962 in Thomasville, Georgia) was a correspondant on the entertainment news show Entertainment Tonight from 1994 to 2001. ... John Tesh (born July 9, 1952) is an American pianist and composer of new age and contemporary Christian music. ... Robb Weller is an executive producer of Weller/Grossman Productions. ... Chris Wragge on WCBS-TVs News 2 2005 Chris Wragge (born 1970) is an anchor for WCBS-TV News at Noon and at 5 with Kristine Johnson. ...

Entertainment Tonight in other countries

  • Entertainment Tonight UK, hosted by Irish celebrity Amanda Byram, launched in January 2005 on satellite/cable pay TV channel Sky One (which additionally airs each US episode a day or two after its American showing).
  • ET Canada, a Canadian version, was launched on the Global Television Network on September 12, 2005 with host Cheryl Hickey and lead correspondent Rick Campanelli; it airs back-to-back with the American version (in some markets).
  • Entertainment Tonight was produced by Australia's Nine Network during the 1990s. It was presented by Richard Wilkins and Marie Patanie. Journalist Terry Willesee also guest hosted. The show was essentially a mix of locally produced stories, and ones imported from the main American program. It ended in 2000 and was replaced by the American version. Interestingly, as the American show was broadcast at 11:30 a.m. prior to the inception of the local version, Australia's Entertainment Tonight went to air in the morning in the same timeslot, before moving to 5p.m. The American show is now shown at 3 p.m.

Entertainment Tonight UK (usually presented on screen as simply Entertainment Tonight) is a British version of Paramounts Entertainment Tonight celebrity news show. ... Amanda Byram, host of The Swan Amanda Byram (born 14 December 1973, in Dublin, Ireland) is an Irish television personality. ... 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in January • 29 Ephraim Kishon • 25 Philip Johnson • 23 Johnny Carson • 22 Parveen Babi • 20 Jan Nowak-Jeziorański • 17 Virginia Mayo • 17 Zhao Ziyang • 15... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... ET Canada is a Canadian entertainment newsmagazine series, launched on September 12, 2005 on Global. ... Global Television and Global TV redirect here. ... September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years). ... This is a list of television-related events in 2005. ... Cheryl Hickey is a well known entertainment reporter for Global Television. ... Rick Campanelli (born January 5, 1970) was the winner of the 1994 MuchMusic Temp contest. ... The Nine Network is an Australian television network, available in major markets across Australia. ... Richard Wilkins (born 1954 in New Zealand) is a prominent Australian television personality on the Nine Network. ... This is a list of television-related events in 2000. ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ 'ET' Ponies Up for Letourneau Wedding, Zap 2 It, April 28, 2005
  2. ^ Howard K. Stern Lived Off Anna Nicole Smith, Wild Starz, February 21, 2007
  3. ^ On the Heels of Anna Nicole's Death, Tragedy at The Insider, Jossip, February 8, 2007
  4. ^ DID ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT PAY FOR STERN INTERVIEW?, ContactMusic.com, February 13, 2007
  5. ^ Stardom is double-edged sword for private Clooney, CNN Showbiz, December 13, 1996
  6. ^ CLOONEY TUNE:THE 'ER' STAR TAKES ON TABLOID TV, Entertainment Weekly, November 8, 1996

April 28 is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 247 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... February 21 is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... February 8 is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... February 13 is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... November 8 is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 53 days remaining. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...

References

  • ET is the title of a track by rapper Necro on the album Street Villains Vol. II, on which he shares top billing with Ill Bill.

Ron Braunstein (born 1976) known better by his stage name, Necro, is an indie death rap, hardcore hip hop rapper from Brooklyn, New York known in the hip hop community for his exceptionally explicit lyrics. ... William Braunstein (born 1972), better known as ILL BILL, is a political minded MC from Brooklyn, New York. ...

External links

  • Official Entertainment Tonight Website
  • Entertainment Tonight at the Internet Movie Database
  • Video of ukulele and melodica duet playing the ET theme song
  • Jump The Shark - Entertainment Tonight
  • TV.com - Entertainment Tonight
  • TWoP Forums › Entertainment Tonight
  • The Entertainment Tonight/Insider Group
  • The '80s TV Theme SuperSite
    • Entertainment Tonight opening (1983)
    • Entertainment Tonight (1986):
      • opening and
      • closing music
    • Entertainment Tonight (1986-87 season); Video of Harry Marks' groundbreaking 3D animation used for the opening. It was actually introduced in 1983.
    • Entertainment Tonight (1990)
  • Entertainment Tonight Forum - topix.net

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