Anderson Cooper’s daytime talk show will wrap after two seasons.
Warner Bros. said Monday the marketplace made it increasingly difficult for “Anderson Live” to “break through” to viewers despite format changes.
The show switched to live broadcasts in its second year but struggled to match the ratings performance of daytime frontrunners including “Ellen” and “Live! With Kelly and Michael.”
Newcomers, including Katie Couric, also made the talk show arena more competitive.
Cooper, who remains host of CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” will continue with “Anderson Live” through summer 2013, Warner said.
Authorities say a security guard at Tom Cruise’s Beverly Hills, Calif., mansion used a stun gun on a trespasser who turned out to be an intoxicated neighbor who might have mistakenly entered the property.
Police say Jason Sullivan, 41, was shot with a Taser about 9:30 p.m. Sunday at the home. He was then treated at a hospital and arrested on suspicion of trespassing.
Police say neither Cruise nor his family were at the home when a guard saw a man climbing a fence to get onto the grounds. A guard shocked the man and held him for police.
Green Day is canceling the rest of its 2012 club schedule and is postponing the start of the 2013 arena tour.
Bass player Mike Dirnt said Billie Joe Armstrong’s “well-being is our main concern” in the band’s decision to clear the schedule through Feb 8.
He said in a statement Monday that Armstrong is doing well in his attempt to shake substance abuse problems that emerged publicly in September when the singer-guitarist had a profane meltdown on stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas.
Taylor Swift is having quite the month.
Just as “Red,” her latest opus of lovelorn anthems, opened to massive first-week sales numbers, the country-pop phenom has been tapped to co-host the Grammy nomination special, the Recording Academy said Monday.
Swift, a six-time Grammy winner, will co-host the CBS special with LL Cool J. “Grammy Nominations Concert Live: Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night” will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena at 10 p.m. Dec. 5.