Jerry Springer to Host New Show – Tabloid

Jerry Springer is still dealing with outrageous stories, but in his latest project, he won’t get caught in the middle of them.

Already the host of the trash-tastic Jerry Springer Show, Springer, 69, has a new hosting gig: Investigation Discovery network’s Tabloid, which takes a look at some of the strangest stories in the weeklies found in supermarket checkout lines.

Jerry Springer Thinks Prince Harry's Nude Photo Controversy Is 'Funny'

Shock talk show host Jerry Springer is no stranger to outrageous behavior – especially nudity.

So, when he saw the photos of Prince Harry rubbing on ladies while naked in the privacy of his own VIP suite in Las Vegas, the veteran TV host was astounded people made it into such a big deal.

Behind the Scenes at Dancing with the Stars

He’s the Man

Now that Emmitt Smith is the Dancing with the Stars champ, does the football star’s wife Pat have any apprehensions that he’ll have a big head? “Not at all,” she told us. “He’s going to be so easy to live with.”

NEWS BRIEFS: Jessica Lynch Honored

AWARDED: Jessica Lynch, the former Army supply clerk who was captured last March in Iraq and became a prisoner of war before being rescued in April, has received the inaugural Lewis McManus Service Award, the Associated Press reports. The award, named for the former West Virginia Speaker of the House, is given by the Ohio-West Virginia YMCA, which sponsors a leadership center and youth government program. Lynch was the subject of a CBS television movie about her ordeal, and she recently released an autobiography as well.

Jerry Springer the Subject of an Opera

Not that Jerry Springer was ever anything to sing about, but British composer Richard Thomas and comic writer Stewart Lee have collaborated to present what Reuters calls a profane, foul-mouthed and hilarious piece called, “Jerry Springer The Opera.” The outrageous work has turned into one of the biggest hits at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, currently running in Scotland. “It’s got tragedy. It’s got violence. There are people screaming at each other and you can’t understand what they are saying.


The tables were turned on Jerry Springer when he was reduced to tears Monday during an interview on a British talk show. Springer, who is accustomed to seeing his talk-show guests pushed to their emotional limits, dabbed away tears after watching video footage of his boyhood home in London during an interview on “This Morning.” “Wow, they’ve taken great care of it,” Springer said after the hosts surprised him with the footage. A video crew visited the modest flat where Springer lived until age 5, when his family moved to the U.S.


Jerry Springer evoked the memory of Princess Diana in defending his TV talk show, which often erupts into a slugfest between guests. Diana talked publicly about the same topics featured on “The Jerry Springer Show,” he said Tuesday during a debate at the Oxford Union, Oxford University’s debating society in England. “She talked about not being faithful in her marriage, she talked about bulimia and she talked about even contemplating suicide,” Springer said in an apparent reference to her tell-all interview with the British Broadcasting Corp. in 1995.

Springer Sprung Upon England

Jerry Springer got off to a good start Monday as he began a two-day stint on a British morning TV show. The visiting TV personality sang “Are You Lonesome Tonight” to Judy Finnegan, who usually co-hosts the program with her husband Richard Madeley (he’s on vacation). “It gets better from here, I swear,” Springer reassured viewers after he finished his song and presented Finnegan with flowers. “I cannot fill Richard’s shoes – but his chair I can. He’s not a big guy.”

Springer May Recoil

Start looking for a kinder, gentler approach from the controversial “Jerry Springer” show. Variety says Springer’s boss, TV mogul Barry Diller, has become increasingly disenchanted with the tawdry top-rated daytime talk show. Sources familiar with the situation say that the top brass at distributor Studios USA (which is owned by Diller’s USA Networks) are moving to rein in the brawling and the sexually-suggestive content.


By talk-show host Jerry Springer, a run for the U.S. Senate from Ohio where Democratic officials have asked him to consider a candidacy in 2000. “I’m obviously flattered and honored by the interest,” Springer said.