Time flies when you're having kids.
Among her legion of fans, Meredith Vieira is a warm TV presence who's reliably upbeat, quick-witted and always ready with a clever wisecrack.
Those who tune into Wednesday's The Meredith Vieira Show may be in for a surprise, then.
On her new daytime talker, the popular host, 60, strikes a serious note to speak candidly on a personal topic, one that has taken on immediate relevance in light of recent news stories involving a video showing NFL player Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée (and now wife) Janay Palmer.
Thirty-five years after The Facts of Life made its TV debut, the stars are still taking the good and taking the bad – though they admit there's been a whole lot more of the former.
Betsey Johnson and Tony Dovolani were having a grand old time in the Dancing with the Stars ballroom on Monday's season premiere, until the fashion queen had a tussle with a fashion prop – and lost!
"That was her and the boa having a fight. And the boa won," Dovolani said of his dance partner, who tried to grab a feather boa from a clothes rack during their cha-cha, only to find it was stuck.