EW Exclusive!:Jennifer Garner Returns To ABC

Jennifer Garner Photo:ABC

Jennifer Garner Photo:ABC

Michael Ausiello of EW.com is reporting that Alias star Jennifer Garner will be returing to ABC. Read the exclusive:

Jennifer Garner

Allison Iraheta On Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien

Photo:Fox/American Idol.Com

American Idol finalist Allison Iraheta, will appear on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien on Wednesday, July 15. Iraheta will replace American Idol winner Kris Allen, who recently had a death in his family. Allen announced on his Official Twitter page that Iraheta will be filling in for him. Iraheta has signed a record deal with 19 Recordings and Jive Records. Her debut album is expected in the fall.
Iraheta, now 17 is currently with the rest of the top 10 finalists from season 8 on the Idols Live Tour, which will be at The Staples Center this Thurday, July 16th.

For more info:The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien: www.tonightshowwithconanobrien.com

Daytime Emmy Update: Daytime Gives Back With Susan Lucci, Tony Geary and Kelly Monaco in Africa

Susan Lucci Photo: ABC

Susan Lucci Photo: ABC

(Press Release)–Some of Daytime TV’s biggest names- Montel Williams, Anthony Geary (“General Hospital”), Kelly Monaco (“General Hospital)” and Susan Lucci (“All My Children”), Christopher Massey (Nickelodeon’s  “Zoey 101”), Kyle Massey (Disney’s “Cory in the House”), Erik Estrada and Devon Werkheiser ((Nickelodeon’s “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide”) – will travel to Kenya with Feed The Children, an international, non-profit  relief organization that feeds more than 100,000 children in Kenya’s slums every day.  The three stars will venture out into some of the world’s most impoverished cities to meet one on one with the people who live there – all in an effort to raise awareness of the desperate situation faced by Africa’s poor.  Part of this story will air as a segment entitled “Daytime Gives Back” during the Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards, airing Sunday, August 30th at 8:00p.m. ET/PT on the CW Television Network.  “All My Children” will also incorporate the trip in to their show, in a yet to be determined storyline involving Lucci’s character Erica Kane.

Feed The Children, founded in 1979 by Larry and Frances Jones, is an, international, nonprofit relief organization that delivers food, medicine, clothing and other necessities to individuals, children and families who lack these essentials due to famine, war, poverty or natural disasters.  Since its founding, the organization has reached out to help children and their families in all 50 states and 118 countries around the globe.  For more information, please visit www.feedthechildren.org

Update: Award Show Hosting Duties For Jackson, Griffin, Trebek, Williams, Jonas, Harris and Brand,

The Jonas Brothers will be hosting the upcoming Teen Choice Awards. Fox will tape the show on Sunday, August 9 in Los Angeles and broadcast it the following day on August 10.

Kathy Griffin Photo:Wire Image/Jamie McCarthy

Kathy Griffin Photo:Wire Image/Jamie McCarthy

Samuel L. Jackson will be hosting the ESPY Awards tonight, July 15 at the Nokia Theatre. The ESPYS  which honors excellence in sports, are taped live and will be telecast on Sunday July 19 at 9.

Kathy Griffin has been selected to host the Prime Time Creative Arts Emmy Awards. The two-time Emmy winner, best known for her Bravo series “My Life on the D-List”, will host the annual event on Sept. 12 at the Nokia Theatre. E! will  telecast the event as a two-hour special.

Alex Trebek, the Emmy winning host of Jeopardy!, is slated to host the Daytime Emmys Creative Arts Awards. They will be held on Saturday, August 29 in Los Angeles.

Vanessa Williams will be the host of the Daytime Emmy Awards to be broadcast on the CW on Sunday August 30th at 8pm. For the first time ever, the show will not be shown on the three main networks and it will telecast live instead of being taped delayed. The show will also feature a wider variety of presenters from all genres of daytime television, including Dr. Travis Stork of The Doctors.

Russell Brand returns for a second time as host for the MTV Video Music Awards. The show will air live on Sunday, September 13 from various locations in New York. Center stage will be Radio City Music Hall.

Neil Patrick Harris is officially confirmed as host of the Primetime Emmys at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Harris, fresh off of a successful Tonys hosting gig, will returning to the podium once again for the network. The Emmys air on CBS on Sunday, September 20.

Big Valley Comes To The Big Screen

Cast of the 1960s series

Cast of the 1960s series: Barbara Stanwyck, Lee Majors, Richard Long, Linda Evans

There was a time when the westerns was a regularly featured genre on the small screen. Maverick, Gunsmoke and Bonanza were very popular shows in the 60’s. Gunsmoke ran on network television for twenty years, becoming the longest running show in history until The Simpsons took over the title a few years back. Now comes word that another popular western is headed to the big screen, The Big Valley. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that producer, Kate Edelman Johnson is making a feature film out of the 1960s TV show co-created by her father, producer Louis F. Edelman, and writer A.I. Bezzerides. The Western series, which ran on ABC from 1965-69, starred Barbara Stanwyck as the matriarch of a ranching clan in the 1870s San Joaquin Valley. Lee Majors, Richard Long and Linda Evans were among the regulars. Shooting is expected to begin next year.