updated 04/21/2004 AT 1:00 AM ET
•originally published 02/05/1998 AT 12:00 AM ET
Comedian Hal Sparks, by E! Entertainment TV, to host the “Talk Soup” series. As of July 5 he replaces current host John Hanson, who is moving onto greener pastures (as did Hanson’s predecessor, Greg Kinnear).