Posts by Elizabeth Durand
- Elizabeth Durand at Yahoo TV27 days ago
Todd Herzog won one of the most challenging reality TV competitions in history, but his fiercest struggle is still ahead of him — overcoming alcoholism.
A new video has surfaced (courtesy of "Dr. Phil") which shows the "Survivor: China" star so intoxicated he can barely walk on his own and is hardly able to speak as he admits to the daytime host, "Today, I had an entire bottle of vodka."
Dr. Phil asks a tearful Herzog, "Do you know what it will do to your mother if she has to bury her boy? Do you care about her?"
"Of course I do," the fallen star slurs as he buries his face in his hands.
Dr. Phil's promo video for the upcoming season then moves on to other struggling guests, but we aren't ready to skip ahead just yet. Herzog's alcoholism was known to few and shocked many. The preview reel is downright terrifying and it's clear Herzog's loved ones have a real mission.
- Elizabeth Durand at Yahoo TV1 mth ago
Love boat? It was more like a love-fest when the cast members of "The Love Boat" reunited on "The Talk" on Tuesday.
In fact, they were greeted by a group of super-fans — and by super-fans, we mean the "Talk" hosts dressed as characters from the iconic '80s series. And while they all looked pretty fabulous, a (temporarily) bald Julie Chen stole the show as Captain Stubing.
Gavin MacLeod, who played the Captain during the show's ten-season run, was first on stage, but he was soon joined by co-stars Bernie Kopell (who played Dr. Adam "Doc" Bricker), Ted Lange (bartender Isaac Washington), Fred Grandy (purser Gopher Smith), Lauren Tewes (cruise director Julie McCoy), and Jill Whelan (Vicki Stubing). Plus, Charo!
MacLeod started out by waxing poetic about his former TV family. "It was a gift to work with them," he told the hosts before adding, "They all had a specific talent."
But it wasn't always smooth sailing for the cast. Tewes was so broke when filming began that she had to borrow money to replace a tire so she could make it to the set, and Grandy wasn't sure it was even worth the effort.
- Elizabeth Durand at Yahoo TV1 mth ago
Tragedy has befallen MTV's hit series, "Catfish."
Michael Fortunato, who appeared on Season 2 of the show, died on Saturday, October 12. The 26-year-old New Jersey native starred in the episode entitled "Ashley and Mike," in which he and Ashley Sawyer, 20, met for the first time after being in an online-only romance for seven years.
During the initial meeting, Sawyer admitted she was "disappointed" with the real-life Mike, a check-in from show creator Nev Schulman later revealed that the two were, in fact, still talking and planning to give their relationship another shot. Mike was even paying to fly her out to visit and meet his family.
But that story ends now, as a spokesperson for the chief medical examiner's office in Farmington, Connecticut, confirmed to MTV News that Fortunato suffered a pulmonary embolism due to deep vein thrombosis.
- Elizabeth Durand at Yahoo! TV2 mths ago
After a decade on "The View," Elisabeth Hasselbeck is settling in with her new TV family on "Fox & Friends."
The 36-year-old host kicked off her new job in style on Monday, rocking a flirty lavender dress and her signature, dazzling smile. But a seat between Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade wasn't all she had to be happy about: Elisabeth's first day included a dramatic cake and a surprise visit from her longtime bestie (and former colleague), Sherri Shepherd.
Sherri warned the boys, "Don't play with me, because I will try to steal her back" before taking her seat next to her BFF smack in the middle of the famed curvy couch, which she quickly admitted was "much more soft" than the one on "The View."
"This is leather," Doocy cooed with obvious pride.
- Elizabeth Durand at Yahoo! TV3 mths ago
Lea Michele is bringing new meaning to the term statement jewelry.
The 26-year-old star proved she's keeping her late boyfriend close to her heart when she tweeted a photo of her latest accessory, a small gold "Finn" necklace. She captioned the close-up with one simple word: "Today."
She posted the snapshot on the social media site on Friday, August 23, presumably as part of her preparation for shooting the Cory Monteith tribute episode of "Glee," which she and the cast were shooting at the time.
The episode, which will be the third of the new season and is slated to air on October 10, will be "a celebration of that character's life," series creator Ryan Murphy has said, explaining that Finn's passing will not directly mirror Monteith's.
- Elizabeth Durand at Yahoo! TV4 mths ago
The Polar Bear Club has nothing on these guys.
When the crew of the "Deadliest Catch" vessel the Wizard spotted a walrus carcass floating in the Bering Sea, no one could resist snapping it up — which makes sense, because (in case you didn't know) walrus tusks can be worth up to $5,000 each.
Captain Keith called the walrus the "trophy of the sea," as his team closed in on the dead mammal. Unfortunately, their mission didn't quite go as planned.
They were having a heap o' trouble getting the giant carcass hooked to the boat … until the deckhand Freddy decided to take matters into his own hands. He peeled off his yellow slicker and jumped into the rocky, freezing, 35 degree waters in his underwear to get it. Fun fact: After 60 seconds in waters that cold, potentially deadly hypothermia begins to set in. Guess this guy really wanted those tusks.
As Freddy plunged into the icy waters, Captain Keith tried to intervene.
"No, no, no, no, no!" he cried. "Somebody go get a survival suit! Holy s***! What are you doing?!"
But the deckhand was already paddling through the waves, well into his mission.
- Elizabeth Durand at Yahoo! TV4 mths ago
Renee Alway is the latest "America's Next Top Model" alum to be modeling a mugshot.
Arrested on June 28 for investigation of burglary, fraud, narcotics possession, and committing a felony while out on bail for separate charges, the Season 8 third place finisher became the latest ex-contestant in a heap o' trouble.
According to the Palm Springs Police Department, Alway, 27, was spotted lurking around the back of a condo building. The eyewitnesses then called in the cops, who found the ex-reality star armed with a gun — which, we're betting, is when her situation went from bad to worse. After a six-hour standoff, she was finally captured and currently remains in custody at the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility with bail set at $150,000.
In her just-released mugshot, Alway appears badly battered and bruised, and absolutely nothing like her former glam self.
With Alway's latest foray to the police blotter, we got to thinking about "Next Top Model" messes and wondered if there might be some sort of trend.
The "Glee" star was found dead in his hotel room at Vancouver's Fairmont Pacific Rim. Officials report that no foul play was involved and that the autopsy is scheduled for Monday. While we wait anxiously for more information about this shocking loss, Monteith's co-stars, friends, and fans have taken to Twitter to share their grief.
Notably absent from those who have posted, however, is Monteith's longtime love, Lea Michele. The pair have not been seen together since the actress posted a photo of her, Monteith, and Jonathan Groff on Twitter on June 18 with the caption, "Me and my two favorite boys." While they were both at a photo shoot for the new season of "Glee" at the end of June, that shoot was bookended by Lea on a pair of vacations with her girlfriends, working on her a solo album in New York City, and spending what appeared to be less time with her man.
Her reps have asked that "everyone kindly respect Lea's privacy during this devastating time." And stars have been reaching out to her online to offer their sympathies:
After news broke Tuesday afternoon of Elisabeth Hasselbeck's move to "Fox & Friends," it's no surprise that Wednesday's episode of "The View" began with her formal announcement.
Barbara Walters had her arm around her colleague as they walked misty-eyed onto the set and sat down at that famous table.
"Today is officially my last day at 'The View,'" Hasselbeck confirmed, choking back tears, before turning to her co-hosts.
She started with Whoopi Goldberg, telling the actress, "It is undeniable that you are one of the most talented artists on this planet … but you are even more loving than you are talented. You are walking unconditional love, and I have counted on that love numerous times."
Hasselbeck is slated to take her seat on the curvy couch alongside Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade in mid-September, essentially replacing Gretchen Carlson.
But don't fret. Carlson landed her very own gig as the anchor of a one-hour signature daytime program, which will kick off around the same time as Hasselbeck's new post. In other words, everybody's happy — especially Hasselbeck.
"I have been a long-time fan of 'Fox & Friends' and am excited to be joining their team in September as it is an honor to call the Fox News Channel my new television home," she stated.
And Fox is thrilled to have her.
"Elisabeth's warm and engaging personality made her a star on 'The View,'" Fox News Chairman & CEO Roger Ailes noted. "She has proven to be an excellent conversationalist and I am certain she will make a great addition to our already successful morning franchise."