Saturday, March 24, 2012

Mark Steines Leaving Entertainment Tonight


First Mary Hart decided to leave Entertainment Tonight and now Mark Steines says he is leaving the show after being on for 17 years. People just don't leave cushy jobs like this one. It is easy work with great money and you have no responsibilities other than reading what is typed onto the teleprompter for you. I think Mark replaced John Tesh. Talk about an idiot. John left this cushy job because he thought that people would rush out and buy his records and sell out his concert tours all because he wrote one song for the Tour De France. You go from being on television very night to everyone saying, "who?" Is John still married to Connie Sellecca? I'm too lazy to look it up. She starred on Greatest American Hero and then married Tesh and has never been seen again. Maybe locked up in the basement?

28 comments:

MizCaramel said...

Good looking man, wonder why he's leaving...

As for Tesh, yuck, he never did it for me at all. I remember years ago seeing an interview with Connie Selleca on the Mike Douglas or Merv Griffin show (or something like that) with her hubby prior to Tesh where she told a story (or he did) where Connie would pour ketchup on her body to make herself look dead and lay on the bed or something just to freak out her husband. Too lazy to look up who she was married to before Tesh.

katsm0711 said...

John Tesh hosts late night on a local easy listening radio station here in Connecticut. I switch from top 40 to him when I'm washing up for bed to get me in the sleepy mode.

nolachickee said...

She was married to Gil Gerard (Buck Rogers) before Tesh.

John Tesh was delusional to think he would be a music god. I think that he fancied himself a better looking Michael Bolton. As stated in the great film Office Space, both Michael Bolton and John Tesh are assclowns.

TaterOnTheCouch said...

My friends totally make fun of me because I like John Tesh's radio show. He has so many useful tips and info. Yes, I'm a nerd.

timebob said...

according to imdb.com Connie & John are still married (since 1992)

Mark is a great looking guy but Hollywood is still ageist. He is 47 maybe he didn't want to leave but is being pushed out for younger talent. Saying he quit is just for saving face.

:| raven |: said...

ALLL I NEEEEDDDDD .... oh wait .. that's Jack Wagner. Poor John Tesh .. i think only us "oldies" know who he is. or even who Connie Selleca is. i used to really want her long, silky black hair.

i don't even know (or care) who Mark really is. never watched ET.

Jason Blue Eyes said...

"Looks gooood."

You Conan fans will get this. ;)

AbderianLaughter said...

Someone was in there between Tesh and this guy...gah I'm gonna look it up, because I am procrastinating on my homework :-) Ok, Bob Goen took over after Tesh left I believe, he left in 2004 and Stein took over then. Perhaps ageism or some change in management/producer is making people unhappy enough to leave?

nettalovesrobin said...

After kissing the asses of thousands of celebs im sure he is tired of tasting shit in his mouth.

Grey said...

I'm pretty sure I saw Mark Steines on one of those late night infomercials for bo-flex or some other work out system.

Damn he looked good

FS said...

I listen to Tesh's radio show when I'm driving through the Central Valley of California (its on daytime radio there). I don't think anyone in LA carries it. It's not too bad. Considering his thinning hair, I'm sure he's made for radio now. ;)

As for his music, I saw him playing with Yanni back in the late 80's, early 90's. They were awesome together. He does well in the New Age genre, but its not as popular as it used to be.

Odd that Mark Stein is leaving ET. Very curious to see where he will end up, or if he's got enough money that he doesn't need to ever work again if he doesn't want to.

Comma Chaser said...

Damn JBE beat me to the "...oh it looks good!!!" ref.

*snaps fingers of the aw-shucks variety*.

Cheryl said...

John Tesh did New Age for a while and he is currently doing Christian praise worship music. My husband told me about the radio show and he isn't the new agey guy type. Tesh does all right for himself actually.

Sherry said...

@Nola you totally made me guffaw. I never watch this show but he's pretty cute.

warmislandsun said...

The real qusetion is, "What ever happened to Steve Kmetko?" He was cute, bright, funny, and made watching E! enjoyable.

Sherry said...

Wait. I meant Netta. YOU made me laugh.

nunaurbiz said...

I like John Tesh's radio show, too! I wish my station played it BEFORE that treakly Delilah show. She makes me barf.

Robert said...

@warmislandsun: I was just talking to somebody the other day and we were asking the exact same question: "Whatever happened to Steve Kmetko?" Inquiring minds want to know.

SkittleKitty said...

I thought Tesh wrote the NBA theme (not sure it's still in use). I believe it was a steady paycheck for him.
His radio show is on a local station where I live too. I like him when I hear the show. Great voice for radio (or TV).

Krissie said...

The anchors on ET are the biggest suck-ups in the entire world. No matter what stupid-ass thing a celebrity does they will find a way to spin it as being brilliant and wonderful. I do not know how anybody could stomach working there for a few months, let alone 17 years. Dayum.

Layna Day said...

Yes, Bob Goen came in between Tesh and Stienes. He was tall, had very dark hair, used to host the daytime version of Wheel of Fortune years ago. Mark was a correspondent/fill-in host for a while, then moved into the role full time. Wonder what's up. He's a great looking guy. I think he's still married to former Miss America Leanza Cornett.

Tesh indeed wrote the NBA theme music. They stopped using it after the NBA moved from NBC to ESPN/ABC.

Sunnyhorse said...

Here's what Wiki says about Kmetko (whom I really liked, too): "Kmetko now trains celebrities on the art of being interviewed. He works for Media Training company, J2 Strategic Communications, alongside Bob Goen, Jon Kelley and Terry Murphy. He also has served as producer and reporter of several video segments on California's gay-marriage ruling for theadvocate.com, the website of the gay news magazine The Advocate." (Are Kmetko and Greg Louganis still a couple? I thought they were adorable together.)

Wonder whether Steines will wind up working with Kmetko and Goen?

skeeball said...

I hate how on entertainment tonite,right before the commercial, a crew member hands "copy" to Nancy O'Dell. It looks asinine. I mean, does Nancy think she is the Queen or something?? it just looks so staged and fake

Rose said...

How many people still watch these type of shows anymore? Now that you can get your gossip and news on the internet nobody wants to have to wait until 6:30 or 7PM for their watered down versions. Same with magazines. I don't watch or read either.

Mark Steines is a good looking guy and as far as I remember he is likable but in Hollywood he is old. He probably has a couple years left on the show but I just assumed if he doesn't leave on his own terms TPTB will kick him off soon for younger "news anchors".

Sylvia said...

I don't like Mark Steines he is too much of a kiss ass. He and Opa should report together since both are great kiss asses LOL.

*~Dani~* said...

I was on a John Tesh cruise about six years ago (won it, don't ask) and he was still with Connie Sellaca. We picked her up halfway through the cruise. One day she, John and her mother were eating a mere table away from us. I was more starstruck with her than him. It was also strange to hear her talking to her mother like a daughter and not like a star (an admittedly long ago star, but still).

JoElla said...

I like John Tesh's radio show, sadly I live in a smaller market that just doesnt' know what to program.

I also wonder how much longer ET will be on the air. In my area they bumped it way down the list to late night (1ish AM) and airs after an infomercial and 'drug court'.

Maybe he is jumping ship before it sinks?

Jeri said...

I always wonder if they are really quitting or their contracts have not been picked up and they get to say they're quitting to save face.