‘Talk’ host is leaving to focus on family
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eve, a host on daytime’s “The Talk” for four seasons, said she’s leaving in December to put her personal life first.
On Monday’s show, the actor and singer said she wants to focus on expanding her family. She’s been appearing on CBS’ “The Talk” from London, where her husband lives, since the current season began in September.
“It’s been a crazy year, obviously for all of us,” Eve said, and the further uncertainty of travel because of a new U.K. coronavirus lockdown led to what she called “one of the hardest decisions in the world.”
“I have had the most beautiful experience. I’ve grown as a woman, as a person,” she said of her stint on the show. The door is open to her returning as a guest co-host or guest, CBS said.
Program hosts Carrie Ann Inaba, Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood wished her well. A replacement wasn’t announced.
Eve joined “The Talk” following the departure of Aisha Tyler. In more host musical chairs, Marie Osmond said in September she was exiting after a single season.
Actor Carol Arthur DeLuise, dies at 85
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carol Arthur DeLuise, an actor who appeared in several Mel Brooks films and was the widow of Dom DeLuise, has died. She was 85.
A family statement said DeLuise died Sunday in Los Angeles after an 11-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
One of her most memorable roles was in Brooks’ “Blazing Saddles,” as Harriet Johnson, a schoolmarm who is among the residents of a Western town offended when a Black sheriff is appointed. In one scene, she starts out soft-spoken before loudly, and profanely, assailing the officials who appointed the new sheriff, played by Cleavon Little.
“She was so great in Blazing Saddles as Harriett Johnson the over-the-top, outspoken schoolmarm,” Brooks tweeted. “She will be missed.”
She also appeared on Dean Martin and Dom DeLuise’s shows and played George Burns’ daughter in “The Sunshine Boys.”
She met DeLuise in 1963 while performing at the Provincetown Playhouse in New York City and they married two years later.
The couple had three sons, actors Peter, Michael and David DeLuise. The family all appeared in 1979’s police comedy “Hot Stuff,” which Dom DeLuise directed and starred in. Dom DeLuise died in 2009.
returned to Pakistan
NEW YORK (AP) — Religious relics and sculptures dating to the 2nd century that were recovered by authorities in 2015 were turned over Monday to representatives of the government of Pakistan.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. held a repatriation ceremony for 45 objects that were among those recovered in New York City when search warrants were executed against a suspect in the trafficking of the illegal exportation of artifacts from countries including Pakistan, India and Afghanistan.
Another five had been returned to India in August.
The Manhattan district attorney’s office and the federal government have investigative units that work on recovering stolen antiquities and returning them to their rightful origins.
Last year, Vance’s office repatriated a gilded coffin that had been on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art after it was determined the piece had been looted from Egypt and sold under false documentation.