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Anyone who knows fashion has heard of Andre Leon Talley. Besides being a man about town — seen at fashion and celebrity events — Talley is a longtime Vogue contributing fashion editor, served as a fashion correspondent for Entertainment Tonight, and was a former judge on America’s Next Top Model where he frequently declared that contestant photos had reached low levels of “dreckitude.”
Now Talley is bringing his fabulousness to late-night TV. He just signed a deal with Electus to create his own talk show. He’ll also serve as co-executive producer. The show will most likely land on a cable network.
Talley told Womens Wear Daily (via The Grio) that he and Electus are designing a show that mixes “eloquence and sophistication with unparalleled access into my international fashion lifestyle. A forum where unique stories will be told and inspirations shared.”
There is other news for Talley. While he will still contribute to Vogue, he is exploring other special projects within Conde Nast publishing. Talley first started working for Vogue in 1983, after spending a year at Ebony as fashion editor. According to Talley’s Vogue bio, he left the magazine for two years in 1995 and moved to Paris to work for W. And in 2003 he released A.L.T.: A Memoir followed by a second book, ALT 365+ , in 2005.
Last month we found out Arsenio Hall has been given another chance to make late-night TV work with a talk show on CBS, and since he’s been on a 17-year hiatus he needs to come out with a bang. That’s likely why he has enormous hopes for a potential first guest: Blue Ivy.
In an interview with Essence.com, the newest Celebrity Apprentice told the site:
“I want Beyoncé’s baby the first night.”
So does everyone else. Since Arsenio’s show isn’t slated to run until 2013, Beyonce and Jay-Z’s daughter should be talking by then. But the chances of her actually appearing on his show—way past her bedtime at that? Slim. Besides, if I had to guess what outlet would get the Blue Ivy exclusive that has yet to happen yet, I’d still hold out for Oprah. Maybe she can do a first chapter special for the little one.
Anywho, Arsenio’s hopes aren’t totally wrapped up in Blue. He says he has other “friends” that can make magic on his late-night couch. And yeah, he still thinks one of them will be Jayonce’s baby.
“Since I’ve been gone 17 years, there’s a generation of kids who didn’t get on the first show,” he said. “I mean I have friends like Usher and Ne-Yo who didn’t get to do it. So, I’m coming back for them. I’m coming back for everybody. And like I said, the first night I’m getting Beyoncé’s baby!”
Good luck with that.
Since Blue Ivy’s probably not going to happen, who do you think should be Arsenio’s first guest next year?
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The Arsenio Hall Show was everything in the early ’90s and now the man behind the late-night talk show phenom is getting a second chance at recreating that host magic.
On the heels of his “Celebrity Apprentice” win, Arsenio has become a bit of a hot commodity, which is why CBS and Tribune Company are partnering with him on a new nightly syndicated show that’s expected to launch in 2013. The show will air at 11pm on the distribution companies’ 17 TV stations, including WGN-TV in Chicago and KTBC-TV in Los Angeles which, according to the Boston Herald, will give it instant access to more than half the country.
The first time around, Arsenio’s show had a decent five-year run. It opened strongly in 1989 and reached the pinnacle of success in 1992 when Bill Clinton made an appearance and played his saxophone in front of the live audience. Unfortunately when David Letterman entered the late-night arena, Arsenio couldn’t compete and his show was taken off the air in ’94.
Unphased by his first bout with television, Arsenio is more than ready to come back to TV. Before he even won this season of “Celebrity Apprentice” he’d expressed strong interest in getting another crack at late-night TV, and he thinks no one is better suited for the job than him. The 56-year-old said during an interview yesterday:
“In the end I’m a comic, and nothing fits the talk-show mode like a stand-up comic.
“It’s an amazing feeling to be going home to my old friends and colleagues and firing up our night thing,” he added in a statement. “Let’s get busy … Again!”
Will you tune in to Arsenio’s new show next year?
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