Come Back! I happened to stumble across this old Price Is Right vid and couldn't help but get nostalgic. This clip demonstrates why I desperately want good ol' Bob to find his long ass microphone and return to the show. He was not only a fair and understanding game show host, Bob had the prudence to grab a douche by the arm and push him offstage if need be. And then, out of the kindness of his heart (or maybe to fend off a law suit), Bob gave the douche a prize anyway. Love him!
Well folks, it's official: Drew Carey is the new Bob Barker. I truly had no idea he would actually be made host of "The Price Is Right" when I posted the poll this morning, but what timing! The majority of you who voted thought Carey could pull off this gig, so here's hoping you're right about that. He certainly has a goofy appeal, so I think he'll do just fine — though of course, nobody can ever replace old Bob.
Now I'm wondering if Carey will be able to sufficiently crow Barker's signature line "Come on down!" Or perhaps Carey will usher in a new "Price Is Right" tag line?
Fresh from his final spin of the big wheel and his 19th Daytime Emmy Award win, Bob Barker kept making headlines over the weekend by saying Rosie O'Donnell could follow him as host of "The Price is Right."
In the press room after the Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony, Barker said of O'Donnell (who, by the way, actually took out a full-page ad in Variety to express interest in the job):
"She knows the show. There's no doubt in my mind she could do the show. Now, whether they want a lady host, I don't know. I've never heard that discussed. As far as I know, they've only auditioned men."
I'm not quite sure how I feel about Rosie hosting "Price" (on the one hand, she has the energy for it; on the other hand, she's pretty polarizing), but I just have to mention Barker using the words "lady host." In anyone else's mouth, that would sound a little sexist, but coming from him, it's oddly quaint and endearing. Oh, Bob. I'll miss you.
By the way, other people mentioned as possible replacement hosts have been Todd Newton of E!, Mark Steines of "Entertainment Tonight," George Hamilton, John O'Hurley, and Mario Lopez, though that last one was apparently just a rumor. So, do you think Rosie could do it?
Everyone will miss dear old Bob Barker now that he's officially done hosting "The Price Is Right," but perhaps the pathway is cleared for someone else to win the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game Show Host, since Barker just took home his 19th award. Another popular winner at the 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards this year was "Sesame Street," which won Outstanding Pre-School Children's Series along with two awards for Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series (Elmo and Oscar the Grouch). Hey, it's not your favorite kids' educational program for nothing.
Happily, "The Ellen Degeneres Show" won not once, but twice — taking home awards for Outstanding Talk Show Host as well as for Outstanding Talk Show. Paula Deen also took home two awards, for both Outstanding Lifestyle Program ("Paula's Home Cooking") and Oustanding Lifestyle Host. I like Paula well enough, but I think I'm more of a Giada De Laurentiis ("Everyday Italian") kind of gal.
To see a full list of Daytime Emmy Award winners, read more
After 35 years of Showcase Showdowns, spinning the Big Wheel and playing Plinko, Bob Barker has officially stepped down as the host of "The Price is Right." The white-haired stud's final episode at the helm of Contestants' Row airs today, but if you'll be unavailable to see it during the day, don't worry — CBS will replay the episode at 8 p.m., right before the network's coverage of the Daytime Emmy Awards.
Some fans camped out for days to get their chance at tickets for the final show, which taped June 7. Today, maybe we'll get to see one of them go home with a new dinette set or (dramatic pause) a new car! To watch a clip of Barker greeting one of those die-hard fans, read more
In honor of Bob's departure from "The Price Is Right," Best Week Ever has declared this Bob Barker Week. They've been highlighting the best of Bob's 35 years on the show and unearthed this clip showing the gang three sheets to the wind prior to game time. That day, the price wasn't right-- it was funny.
- Bob Barker filmed his last episode of The Price is Right Wednesday and is now officially retired. He will be dearly missed! - AP
- After a writer attacked Kendra, one of Hef's girlfriends in June's issue of Elle, he promised he would write the woman a scolding letter. Instead though, he thanked her! Wonder what that's about! - Page Six
- An NBC executive says he will do anything to get Rosie O'Donnell on the network and is talking to her about hosting a prime time game show and daytime talk show. Love her or hate her, she knows how to bring in the ratings. - Fox News
- Sinead O'Connor says she got in a fist fight with Prince after he told her to stop swearing in interviews. She says he may be small but he can pack a punch. Let's hope she got a few good ones in herself. - The Scoop
- Mike Tyson may be heading to Bollywood. After starring in a video promoting an Indian movie last month he is now being considered for his own Bollywood feature. Hopefully no ears will be bitten in the making of the film. - Page Six
- Die-hard "The Price Is Right" fans camped out last night to be able to attend Bob Barker's last taping of the show before he starts his retirement tomorrow, the AP states.
- The creator of the fast food documentary Super Size Me, Morgan Spurlock is making another documentary, this time about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, Variety reports.
- R. Kelly defies controversy to score his sixth No. 1 album, reports MTV News.
- Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld will headline HBO and AEG Live's the Comedy Festival in Las Vegas come November, says Reuters.
- Variety has details on New Line's recently bought documentary King of Kong, all about fierce Donkey Kong competitions.
- Taking a break from film, Mandy Moore tells Billboard she hopes to tour this Fall.
- Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson will team up to star in romantic drama Last Chance Harvey, Reuters reports.
- Reuters has news about a Canadian journalist who is suing Judd Apatow for allegedly stealing her story and using it for Knocked Up.
- Meanwhile, Variety reports that Seth Rogen's Apatow-produced comedy, Pineapple Express, will be released next August.
Photos courtesy of CBS
Although the two duked it out in Happy Gilmore a few years back, Adam Sandler made a surprise appearance on The Price Is Right to recite his "Ode To Bob Barker." The game show host recently announced his retirement in June (while he's "still young"), and Adam wanted to pay homage to the man that served as the "daytime lover of all men's wives." If that's the job, then I suggest Barker promptly pass the torch (or outdated girly mic) to Beckham. Hubba, hubba.
Actually, with a contestant like Joy on the show, the price is a headache. She's not real good with numbers, but a brand new car is on the line-- how does Joy take charge? She doodles. (And confuses the hell out of everyone involved, including Bob!)