Kris Jenner, momager of one of the most prolific celebrity families today, is adding another television gig to her credits: daytime talk show host.
It was announced earlier this week that Jenner, 57, will host her own talk show, "Kris," on Fox this summer. The show -- which is slated for a six-week trial run in select markets -- will feature "a daily jolt of celebrity guests, fashion and beauty trends; plus a mix of lifestyle topics -- all through the distinctive and unpredictable perspective of Kris Jenner," according to a press release.
"This is something I have wanted to do all my life so it's definitely a dream come true!" Jenner told Deadline. "I can't wait for this new adventure to begin."
With another post 50 joining the daytime television ranks (along with Ellen DeGeneres and Katie Couric), it got us thinking about other midlifers we'd like to start our afternoons. Would Pierce Brosnan make a great host? Or what about Bette Midler? Take a look at our picks and let us know who you'd like to see on daytime television in the comments.
The actor's soothing voice and past provocative interviews makes us think he'd have a lot to say -- and we'd love to hear it.
Ok, so we know that <a href="http://blogs.phillymag.com/the_philly_post/2013/01/15/5-reasons-jodie-fosters-golden-globe-speech-totally-insane/">Foster hates reality television</a> (one of the many points the actress railed against in her much discussed about <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/15/movies/awardsseason/jodie-foster-lifts-a-veil-at-golden-globes.html?_r=0">Golden Globes speech</a>). But we think the honesty she displayed that night would make for a great daytime television host.
There isn't a meme or pun that George Takei -- or his formidable <a href="https://www.facebook.com/georgehtakei">Facebook following</a> -- doesn't love. We'd "like" to see his sense of humor on the small screen, too.
We think Midler could be a Joy Behar in the making. Her running commentary on the news of the day and pop culture, which can be seen on her <a href="https://twitter.com/BetteMidler">Twitter feed</a>, would be welcome on daytime television.
How funny would a Will Ferrell talk show be? Given the comedic actor's breadth of work, we'd wager pretty darn hilarious. We could also see poignant moments of Ferrell's hypothetical show rendered that much more meaningful as the funny man brings his energy down for serious segments.
Keaton has always stayed true to who she is, becoming the de facto role model for aging gracefully. We'd love to see her bring that message to daytime.
With that big voice and even bigger personality, couldn't you see Lane becoming the male Oprah? Helllllllllloooooooooooo!
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/02/ann-curry-nbc-contract-cnn_n_2396029.html">Curry is currently locked in contract issues with her former NBC bosses</a>. But once that's settled, we think the long-beleaguered anchor deserves to run the show for once.
The actor has shown he's pretty much up for anything (hello, "Mama Mia!"); we'd like to see another man with an accent take a shot at hosting (sorry, Piers).