Maury Povich
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Maury Povich
Maurice Richard "Maury" Povich is an American TV talk show host who currently hosts his self-titled tabloid talk show Maury.
Biography
Maury Povich's personal information overview.
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Maury Povich: Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan should 'leave their diva cages'
Fox News - 10 months
Already at least one fellow day time talk show host is tiring of the Ripa and Strahan feud.
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Love, Pretty Much Totally Explained
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Valentine's Day 2016 is nearly here. And for us to truly comprehend the niceties of relationships, heartache, codependency, etc., we need to take a hard look at the emotion that started it all: love. There are many notable traits out there that separate man from his primate counterparts. But to me, the two most important ones are a) our capacity for love and b) our unified lack of interest in flinging poop at passersby. And yet, despite love being an exclusively human trait, people tend to get caught up in myriad questions when it comes to the issue. "What's the deal with love?" they'll ask. Or, "What's love trying to prove, anyway?" Or they'll say, "Yeah, I got a question for the emotion sittin' over there on the right, next to that guy with the shirt." And Maury Povich will reply with, "You mean 'love'?" And they'll say, "Yeah! Love, where do you gets off thinkin' you all that?" Friends, does love really think it's "all that"? Tough call to make. But one thing is c ...
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Donald Trump Says He Can't Be Bought. His Record Suggests He Can.
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump markets himself as the rare politician who can't be bought. He says he's the only candidate who's immune to the kind of backdoor access and palm-greasing that infects official Washington. But the story of his charity, the Donald J. Trump Foundation, illustrates a different side of Trump. Donors give money to the foundation; the billionaire scratches their backs and uses their money to burnish his ego and, more recently, his political reputation. Initially, the charitable foundation gave mostly to nonpolitical causes. But since 2010, when Trump began considering a run for president as a Republican, his foundation has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to conservative political groups, including the Citizens United Foundation, the Iowa-based Family Leader Foundation and Liberty Central, the advocacy group led by Virginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. The Trump Foundation, which was founded in 198 ...
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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 17-23
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Jan. 17: Actress Betty White is 94. Actor James Earl Jones is 85. Talk-show host Maury Povich is 77. Singer William Hart of The Delfonics is 71. Former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor is 68. Singer Sheila Hutchinson of The Emotions is 63. Singer Steve Earle is 61. Singer Paul Young is 60. Actor-comedian Steve Harvey is 59. Singer Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles is 57. Actor Jim Carrey is 54. Actor Denis O'Hare ("American Horror Story") is 54. Actor Joshua Malina is 50. Singer Shabba Ranks is 50. Actor Naveen Andrews ("Lost") is 47. Musician Kid Rock is 45. Actor Freddy Rodriguez ("Six Feet Under") is 41. Actress-singer Zooey Deschanel is 36. Singer Ray J is 35. Country singer Amanda Wilkinson of The Wilkinsons is 34. DJ Calvin Harris is 32. Drummer Jeremiah Fraites of The Lumineers is 30. Actor Jonathan Keltz ("Reign," ''Entourage") is 28. Actress Kathrine Herzer ("Madame Secretary") is 19.
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A Visit to the 'Crazy Talk' Set and Co-Hosts Ben Aaron and Tanisha Thomas
Huffington Post - about 1 year
In the new show Crazy Talk co-hosts Ben Aaron and Tanisha Thomas spotlight some of the most outrageous clips from reality television shows. "It's basically every crazy, wild moment from reality TV compiled into half an hour," Aaron says. "We have people scouting the most insane clips. We take these clips, put them on our show, and we celebrate the crazy, the insane, the people who you love to hate, who you love to love -- everything." Aaron particularly loves the "naked" shows like Dating Naked and Naked and Afraid. "These poor guys are in the wilderness with no clothes, nothing, no resources and they're just killing eels with sticks. It makes you appreciate the little things in life, like hot water and air conditioning." For Thomas and Aaron, the joy of the show lies in the the unexpected surprises of the clips. "You never know what you're going to get. I mean we don't even know what's going to happen next and we're the hosts," says Thomas. "We have a very lively in-studio audien ...
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Will Forte's Gross Beard Test Results Will Make You Want To Shave
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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Adventures of a Creationist at the Field Museum
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
"I don't know how to say this word, so I'm just going to pretend that I know how to say it." That's how creationist Megan Fox opens her self-styled "audit" of the exhibits of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. This homeschooling mom's video recently went viral, and offers insight into the minds of people outraged at the idea of science museums. An audit implies a power relationship, and Fox has come to the Field on a mission to put those scientists in their place. But right at the start she needs help to pronounce the word "eukaryotes," a term which most every high school biology student knows. Though she fumbles with the pronunciation, Fox proceeds to tell her audience how those scientists have eukaryotes all wrong. She reads from a display: Eukaryotes are different from other cells because they have a nucleus which contains the cell's DNA, blah, blah, blah. Blah, blah, blah? This is the important part of the definition of eukaryotes, not some useless ...
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Jim Andre, School Trustee, Resigns After Racist, Homophobic Tweets
Huffington Post - over 3 years
CAMROSE, Alta. - A newly elected Alberta school trustee who was criticized for racist, homophobic and sexist tweets has stepped down. In his resignation letter to the Battle River School Division, Jim Andre apologized to those who voted for him, adding he didn't intend for this to happen. Andre also said he "didn't want to tarnish the reputation of the board trustees any further." The 50-year-old had previously apologized for the Twitter comments he sent and re-tweeted at the beginning of the year. The board said it unanimously accepted Andre's resignation at a special board meeting held Tuesday. It says it will give social media and digital citizenship training to its members and come up with ways to ensure trustees are accountable. "The experience has provided a vivid demonstration of the value that our local residents, our province and our country places on treating all people with respect, dignity and equity, regardless of their ethnicity, religion, gender or orientation," sa ...
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Kevin Walsh: Breaking Bad-Ass: AMC -- The Michael Corleone of Cable TV
Huffington Post - over 3 years
It's hard to decided what's more cold-blooded -- Walter White's slow-decline into Hell or the transformation of AMC? This weekend, Breaking Bad and Hell on Wheels continue new bloodbaths on the same network that endeared us all to the old-man-in-the-fake-livingroom-introducing-the-movies. In Detroit, the folksy host of my childhood afternoons was Bill Kennedy, a b-movie actor who was known for such great appearances as, "the guy out of the submarine hatch, just before Cary Grant climbs out." He'd read letters during the breaks, tell war-stories then press the play button again. When cable TV hit my neighborhood in the early 1980s, I couldn't believe that there was a channel that played old movies all the time -- without commercials. Granted, they always weren't all "classics" but they exposed me to an early film school introduced by a pseudo-professor. Ted Turner co-opted this format when TCM arrived and continues to be commercial free. Meanwhile, AMC turned a corne ...
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1990 Things From The 90s (Seriously)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
It's been more than a decade since the 1990s ended, yet the Internet can't seem to go a day without a reminder of the neon slap bracelets that may have been banned from your school. Yes, we get it. Times are tough and there's comfort in reflection, but enough is enough. Below, a final goodbye to the 90s to end the nostalgia once and for all. (We're not kidding. There are 1990 items below.) 1. Scrunchies 2. "The Wild Thornberries" 3. Dawson and Joey 4. "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" 5. Mr. Feeny 7. MTV playing music videos 8. Snick 9. The premiere of "Freaks and Geeks" 10. Levar Burton 11. "Daria" 12. "Arthur" 13. "The Powerpuff Girls" 14. "Smart Guy" 15. Comedy Central globe logo with buildings 16. "The X-Files" 17. Rosie O'Donnell 18. Bill Nye 19. "Dawson's Creek" 20. The Mighty Ducks" 21. "Are You Afraid of the Dark" 22. Cornholio 23. Rachel Green 24. Tim Allen 25. "All That" 26. "Beverl ...
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Chimp Attack Victim DENIED Millions
Huffington Post - over 3 years
HARTFORD, Conn. — A Connecticut woman disfigured by a friend's pet chimpanzee in 2009 was denied permission Friday to sue the state for $150 million on her claim that officials knew the animal was dangerous but didn't do anything about it. The state claims commissioner released a five-page decision approving the state's motion to dismiss Charla Nash's claim, saying the law at the time allowed private ownership of chimpanzees and didn't require officials to seize legal animals. The state generally is immune to lawsuits, unless allowed by the claims commissioner. Nash was blinded, lost both hands and underwent a face transplant after being mauled in Stamford in 2009. She reached a $4 million settlement last year with the estate of chimp owner Sandra Herold, who died in 2010. Messages seeking comment were left Friday with Nash's relatives and her lawyer. They can appeal the decision by Claims Commissioner J. Paul Vance Jr. to the legislature. Nash's lawyer, Cha ...
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Jessica Ashley: Single, Dating Dads Lie About Being Fathers -- Just in Time for Father's Day
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Lots and lots of single dads on a dating site lie about having children in their online profile, reports WhatsYourPrice.com, the cyber auction house that calls itself "the only online dating website where first dates are bought and sold." Let's just pause for a moment to silently question/be baffled/work up a little anger/send mental darts/consider thoughtfully why this three-year-old site where women are paid by bidding suitors to go out on a first date is around/in any way a good thing for humanity and single folk/conducting "research." Not to worry, your silence and mine won't do too much -- WhatsYourPrice boasts that more than 650,000 members worldwide are making noise on the site. Back to the numbers. WhatsYourPrice surveyed 2,500 men, half of whom are/say they are over the age of 30, the other half, under 30. One in three of those men admitted to lying about having children. The biggest culprits were men under 30. More than half of those guys lied about having k ...
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Jill Knapp: Girls, Suits and 10 More Awesome Shows About New York
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Just like most of you, I am counting down the days until the second season of Girls premieres! As a native New Yorker, and having lived in three out of the five boroughs, shows about New York City hold a very special place in my heart. From Seinfeld to Suits, from dramas to comedies, filmed on the streets or filmed on a lot, many great shows have come and gone about our beloved city. Now that Gossip Girl has ended, it seems like the shows about New York are turning out a little more raw and less romanticized. Personally, I enjoy the story being told from both sides of the spectrum, or both sides of the bridge. Either way, if you love the city as much as I do, you're sure to get a kick out of this. I sat down this morning, and thought of all the New York-based shows I have loved over the years and comprised them into a list. I am sure I have left some out and for that I do apologize! Here are my top 12 shows about New York City (in no particular order)! 1. Friends: S ...
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WATCH: Some Of Alec Baldwin's Favorite '30 Rock' Scenes
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Alec Baldwin doesn't have a favorite episode of "30 Rock," but he told The Huffington Post he has favorite scenes. "No. No, no, no," Baldwin told HuffPost TV on the red carpet of "30 Rock's" wrap party when asked if he had a favorite episode. "I had to do a clip reel for my website and it was the strangest thing because I did it and of course there were six or eight ones that come right off the top of your head, and then there's like six or eight more come five minutes later. You go, 'OK, that's good!' But then you're walking around the building and a couple of hours later you're like, 'Oh, I forgot that one. I forgot that one!' "And it's still going on, I'm thinking about when we did Maury Povich, Thomas Jefferson and all this crazy crap and I'll probably have to have a second clip reel," Baldwin said. Baldwin recently posted the clip reel on his website with a special message to visitors. "This has been the most fun I’ve ever had as an actor," Baldwin wrote on his s ...
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$4M settlement in lawsuit over Connecticut chimp attack that blinded woman
Fox News - about 4 years
A settlement agreement calls for a woman disfigured in a chimpanzee attack to receive about $4 million from the estate of the animal's now-dead owner, according to documents obtained Thursday by The Associated Press. Attack victim Charla Nash's brother filed the lawsuit on her behalf in 2009 in state Superior Court seeking $50 million in damages from chimp owner Sandra Herold, who died in 2010. Nash was blinded, lost both hands and underwent a face transplant after being mauled outside Herold's home in Stamford in February 2009. Attorney Brenden Leydon, representing Herold's estate, said the case is "resolved." "I think it was a fair compromise on all sides," Leydon said. A lawyer for the Nash family, though, said the money obtained is "an insignificant amount" considering what Nash went through. Nash had gone to Herold's home on the day of the attack to help lure Herold's 200-pound chimpanzee, Travis, back inside. But the chimp went berserk and ripped off Nash's nose, l ...
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Shira Hirschman Weiss: Beyond the Pale
Huffington Post - about 4 years
In a time before Tanning Mom, "tanorexia," obsessive SPF application and the over-saturation of self-tanners on the beauty market, I was a naïve intern at a major television station. It was the summer following my senior year in high school and the dawn of a new decade, the 1990s. My supervisor, Eric*, was a good 20 years my senior, auburn haired, tall, broad shouldered, jovial and seemingly powerful (though today, I cannot recall his actual job position). Eric walked me through the various accounting procedures that I would conduct in a monotonous daily fashion. He also made it a point to walk me through the halls where we occasionally met friendly, quasi-celebs like Maury Povich, who informed me his Hebrew name is "Moishe," as well as popular athletes of the day. Feeling obligated to take a sheltered all-girls high school grad under his wing, Eric told me what type of hairstyles and makeup men preferred, as well as how much leg I should be showing (blatantly, more than ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Maury Povich
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2015
    Age 76
    In 2015, Povich made a guest appearance on the Adult Swim show The Jack and Triumph Show.
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  • 2007
    Age 68
    In May 2007, he launched the Flathead Beacon, a weekly print newspaper and online news source in Montana's Flathead County, where he has a home and is a member at the Eagle Bend Golf Club.
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  • 2005
    Age 66
    In November 2005, MSNBC announced Povich would co-host a weekend news program with his wife, Connie Chung. The program—titled Weekends with Maury and Connie—debuted on January 7, 2006, but was canceled due to low ratings.
    More Details Hide Details The final episode aired on June 17, 2006. He appeared as himself in the fourth episode of the sixth season of the sitcom How I Met Your Mother. He is portrayed as a New Yorker who is apparently seen everywhere in the city—often in several places at once. He also appeared as himself in the film Madea's Big Happy Family.
  • 2000
    Age 61
    On January 9, 2000, Povich hosted the short-lived primetime revival of the classic game show, Twenty One on NBC.
    More Details Hide Details Reruns of the show have been aired on GSN.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1995
    Age 56
    For raising awareness of National Adoption Month, Povich was honored by New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani in 1995.
    More Details Hide Details In 1998 the show was taken over by Studios USA (then a division of USA Networks, later renamed Universal Television after being sold to Vivendi Universal; and NBCUniversal Television Distribution after VU Entertainment was sold to NBC owner General Electric). When Studios USA took over production of the show, it was renamed simply Maury. The show often veered into what critics called trash TV, and in 1998 it became known for a segment called "Who's the Daddy?" during which men who were denying or trying to establish paternity were given DNA tests and the results were revealed on the air.
  • 1991
    Age 52
    Povich served two consecutive terms as president of the New York chapter of the National Television Academy. In September 1991, he left A Current Affair to host The Maury Povich Show, which was nationally syndicated and distributed by Paramount Domestic Television in partnership with his own production company, MoPo Productions, from 1991 to 1998.
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  • 1990
    Age 51
    Povich hosted Affair until 1990.
    More Details Hide Details He also anchored newscasts at WNYW.
  • FORTIES
  • 1986
    Age 47
    When media mogul Rupert Murdoch acquired the Metromedia TV station group in 1986, one of his first moves was to bring Povich to New York to host A Current Affair.
    More Details Hide Details The show began in late July 1986, and while it was considered a tabloid infotainment show that often focused on celebrity gossip, it also made time for compelling human interest stories. Critics praised the show for trying to be both informative and entertaining, much like "a good afternoon newspaper".
  • 1984
    Age 45
    In 1984, he married news anchor Connie Chung, whom he had met while working in the news department at WTTG-TV in Washington.
    More Details Hide Details In 1995, Chung and Povich adopted a son, Matthew Jay Povich. Specific Bibliography
  • 1983
    Age 44
    He finally returned to Washington, D.C., in June 1983.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1977
    Age 38
    From 1977 to 1983, he was a news anchor at stations in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Philadelphia.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1967
    Age 28
    In 1967, he became the original co-host of the station's popular midday talk show, Panorama, which brought the rising star widespread acclaim and national recognition.
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  • 1966
    Age 27
    Not long after graduation, Povich got his first job on Washington, D.C., radio station WWDC, where he did publicity and worked as a reporter. By 1966 he was a news reporter and sportscaster for D.C. television station WTTG-TV.
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  • 1962
    Age 23
    From 1962 to 1979, Povich was married to Phyllis Minkoff.
    More Details Hide Details Maury and Phyllis have two daughters together, Susan and Amy Povich.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1957
    Age 18
    He graduated from the Landon School in 1957, and from the University of Pennsylvania in 1962 with a degree in television journalism.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1939
    Age 0
    Born on January 17, 1939.
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