Susie Essman Feels for 'Tortured Soul' Tracy Morgan

Posted Jul 8th 2011 at 03:00 PM by Rob Shuter

Susie Essman returns to the hilarious 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' this weekend but even though she's on one of HBO'S biggest hit and works with the great Larry David and Jeff Garlin, she still forces herself to play smaller comedy clubs like her pal Jerry Seinfeld and worries about her "tortured" pal Tracy Morgan. "Tracy is a tortured soul," Susies told me on the set of my HDNet show 'Naughty But...

Casey Anthony Book Deal: O.J.-Effect Could Sink Any Chance She Had

Posted Jul 7th 2011 at 02:28 PM by Rob Shuter

With news that Casey Anthony will soon be a free woman, any dreams of making millions of dollars off the tragic death of her young daughter, Caylee, through potential book deals looks very unlikely. "Publishers have a long memory and after the public outcry that led to the canceled publication of the O.J. Simpson book ['If I Did It'], everyone will think twice before offering Casey a deal,"...

Charlie Hatches Plan to Ruin Ashton's 'Men' Debut

Posted Jul 7th 2011 at 08:51 AM by Rob Shuter

Charlie Sheen has lost every lawsuit against his ex-bosses at 'Two and a Half Men,' but now he has another play to harm the show that kicked him to the curb. "Charlie's upcoming roast on Comedy Central is set to go head to head against Ashton's debut episode of 'Two and a Half Men' on September 19," a Comedy Central source tells me. "If you think this is a coincidence then you are nuts." ...

Oprah Winfrey's Next Role: High School Teacher!

Posted Jul 6th 2011 at 06:16 PM by Rob Shuter

Oprah Winfrey is back in the USA after spending time with her "girls" at the school she opened in South Africa, but don't fear, ladies, Miss O will be returning soon in the role of teacher. "They were all stressed for tests, but doing fine," Oprah emailed fans -- including yours truly -- about her students. "No major crisis this trip. I love being with them and talking to them about all...

Katie or Rosie? Maury Povich, New King of Daytime, Predicts Who Will Succeed

Posted Jul 6th 2011 at 09:00 AM by Rob Shuter

Maury Povich knows a lot about hosting a successful syndicated daytime talk show, and after 13 seasons is finally at the top of the rankings, based on number of viewers, and tied for No. 1 based on number of households. Now Maury is telling me who he thinks has the best shot of all the new talkers to have a n Oprah-sized influence. Anderson Cooper, Rosie, Katie Couric or Jeff Probst? "In...

Denise Richards Adoption Inspired By Late Mother

Posted Jul 5th 2011 at 07:00 PM by Rob Shuter

Denise Richards shocked even her closet friends last week when she announced she had adopted a little girl, and although few details have been made public about the child we can confirm the adoption was a long time in the making and inspired by the passing of Denise's own mother in 2007. "Denise has wanted to adopt for a long time and this was something she talked about with her mom before...

'Housewife' Sonja Morgan Wants to Be Like Bethenny

Posted Jul 1st 2011 at 07:55 PM by Rob Shuter

Finding herself having to file for bankruptcy, 'Real Housewife' Sonja Morgan is looking to ex-housewife Bethenny Frankel for business advice. "I'll be like Bethenny. I'll do the deals first, then the baby, then get married," Sonja told me when she sat down with me on the set of my HDNet talk show 'Naughty But Nice.' "Bethenny is funny as hell. I enjoyed my time with her. I'm going to be on E!...

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