06:13 PM EDT 04/13/2013
Originally posted 02/19/2013 09:35AM
Michael Jackson's son, Prince Michael, stepped into a world his late father knew well, becoming a special correspondent for Entertainment Tonight.
Mentored by the show's Brooke Anderson, the 16-year-old interviewed actors James Franco, Zach Braff and director Sam Raimi for their new film Oz the Great and Powerful for shows airing this week.
"We have a mutual connection, and I have been working to do something with him for a while," Anderson tells PEOPLE.
Originally posted 11/12/2012 03:15PM
ET has some casting news of its own.
Rob Marciano, a news and weather anchor for CNN, will take his seat alongside Nancy O'Dell as the new co-anchor of Entertainment Tonight starting in January.
A former weatherman in Portland and Lake Charles, La., with a bachelor's degree in meteorology, Marciano covered Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill for CNN, earning a Peabody Award for his field work. He also hosted primetime specials, including Rescue: Saving the Gulf.
Marciano calls the ET job a "dream come true."
Originally posted 05/19/2011 03:55PM
After nearly 30 years hosting Entertainment Tonight, the day has come for Mary Hart to put down her mic.
Hart, 60, whose hosting duties will be fulfilled by Nancy O'Dell, 45, was surprised with a party on stage after her final taping on Thursday. Unexpected guests, including Hart's former co-hosts John Tesh (co-hosted from 1982-1996), Bob Goen (co-hosted from 1993-2004) and Robb Weller (co-hosted from 1984-1986), were brought out for the big farewell.
Additionally, Natalie Cole surprised Hart and serenaded the departing host with her hit, "Unforgettable."
Admitting in November that leaving ET was "not an easy decision," Hart said, "Knowing I will pass the baton to Nancy O'Dell makes that decision much easier."
Fans can reach out to Hart and send their own messages via Twitter by Tweeting @ETonlinealert using the hash tag #WeHartMary.
– Dahvi Shira
Originally posted 11/10/2010 07:00PM
She's happy to be on the inside.
Lara Spencer is shooting down rumors that she was angry Nancy O'Dell – and not Spencer – is replacing Mary Hart on Entertainment Tonight.
"That couldn't be further from the truth," The Insider host tells PEOPLE. "There's no feud. I have a great job. I host a show that I love and that I helped launch."
As for O'Dell, Spencer says the former Access Hollywood co-host "is a really great choice. I've known her for years and she's going to be a great addition to the team. There's nothing but love – and I mean that."
Originally posted 09/12/2008 05:35PM
Forget a polite thank you: Emmy winners can let out a rebel yell when Billy Idol performs Sept. 21 at the Entertainment Tonight Emmy Party sponsored by PEOPLE.
"I'm looking forward to tearing the roof off of Disney Hall at ET's party," Idol says. "Get ready to be properly rocked!"
For the second year in a row, the A-list post-awards bash will be held in the famed concert hall. Confirmed celebrities include Eva Longoria Parker, David Cook, Jimmy Kimmel, Tina Fey and Paula Abdul.
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