Here’s what caught my eye on morning talk shows:
- Have you noticed that the Original Kings of Comedy have overtaken the game show scene? First it was Steve Harvey heading up “Family Feud” (and showing off his fab tie line). Then in September Cedric the Entertainer —who is salsa dancing in the commercials — took over “Who Wants to be a Millionaire.” Now, D.L. Hughley joined the “GMA” team to talk about co-hosting the new TBS show “Trust Me I’m a Game Show Host,” which debuts Tuesday. What would Bernie Mac be hosting if he hadn’t died too young?
- Here’s some news from “Today” that Steve Harvey wouldn’t like: they were talking about neckties being on the way out. The proof? Aa photo of President Obama at G8 Summit earlier this year with other top world leaders and not a one had on a tie. They are uncomfortable, is the complaint from men. Boo-hoo. I say men can stop wearing ties when women stop wobbling around on ridiculously high heels. Until then, tighten up, guys.
- Also over on “Today,” Christie Brinkley, who will be 60 (!!!) in February, sat down to talk with Matt Lauer about 50 years of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit covers. Even the beautiful Brinkley has had photos taken of herself that she knew was awful. Only difference: while rest of us can stuff ’em in a drawer, Brinkley had to see hers show up again and again. See, being a supermodel has its downside.
- In “Vintage Attractions,” the main character Izzy is based loosely on author Charles Blackstone’s wife, Boarding House’s Alpana Singh, Blackstone admits on “You & Me This Morning.” Singh seems to take it all in stride, telling Jeanne Sparrow, “Writers just naturally pull from their lives.” Sounds like a sweet love story with lots of solid info on wine woven in. (Singh, remember, is a master sommelier.) It hits bookstores Tuesday.
- “CBS This Morning” was talking about the naval bribery scandal, which involves top officers. Among the allegations of where $$ went: for prostitutes (big surprise) and Lady Gaga tickets (now that’s different).
- One last bit of trivia from “You & Me This Morning.” Today is not only Kanye West’s baby mama Kim Kardashian’s birthday; it’s also the bday of his ex, Amber Rose.
With the 11-inning victory, the Cubs are now 5-11 in extra-inning games.
“Regardless of whether you’re going back-to-back or winning a championship, it takes a different mentality each time and the thought that it’s an entirely different season,” Candace Parker said.
Steele said he hopes to feel comfortable with a “bona fide” third pitch by next season.
Gavin Sheets’ two-run pinch double in the seventh and Yoan Moncada’s go-ahead single in the eighth propelled the Sox to their fifth victory in a row.