Since the early days of television, talk show hosts have been among the most popular personalities in the medium. From TV pioneers like Jack Paar and Johnny Carson to daytime legends like Phil Donahue and Oprah Winfrey to late night talkers like Jon Stewart and Jimmy Kimmel, here is a look at the famous hosts who have talked the talk on TV.
The ‘Boston Globe’ published an exposé with multiple guests claiming TV psychiatrist Dr. Phil McGraw staff members enabled their substance addictions to boost ratings. Dr. Phil declined to comment; a spokesperson said the claims were “unequivocally untrue.”
Matt Lauer has allegedly agreed to pay Annette Roque up to $20M in their divorce settlement. According to news reports, the former anchor, who was fired from NBC in November, has been especially generous because he feels guilty for cheating with multiple women at work.
Comedy legend David Letterman was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor which "recognizes people who have had an impact on American society in ways similar to the distinguished 19th century novelist and essayist best known as Mark Twain."
A tense on-air exchange between co-host Whoopi Goldberg and Jeanine Pirro on 'The View' reportedly turned nasty backstage. Pirro, a Fox News analyst, was on the show to discuss her book 'Liars, Leakers and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy.'