I was absolutely smitten with their approach to live television
I did and we had a ball and it just took off from there. ... I thought from afar, 'Oh shoot. This is probably going to be a good show now. She's got some clout. She's got star power and can raise the bar for the whole show.'
That was a such a treat, ... because it was so unexpected given Regis' popularity. I did have a few lines prepared just in case, which I had just planned to tell my wife (Lois, a former TV producer) privately after I lost.
I think, number one, it has to be funny, ... We genuinely like and respect each other for what we cumulatively bring to the party. I think ultimately it boils down to the chemistry of the people involved.
It's like, 'what can scare me now?'
I'm very rarely beyond words and I am right now, ... It's one of those quiet moments. It's as public as it is but it's as private as can be.
In the tradition of the great rematches -- Ali vs. Frazier, McEnroe vs. Borg, the Rolling Stones and Father Time -- neither could resist the challenge of proving once and for all they are the best
We can't forget that the contestants are the representatives of the viewers at home, ... and if we make it too much of a yuk-fest at the expense of the contestants, that turns off the viewer.
I work best when people are here to puncture me.
Some people come in and really freak. There's movement everywhere, even a dancing housekeeper!
We're improvising a lot of this, which amazes people.
When I had people scratchin' my shorts a bit, it played better. We lost a bit of that in all the personnel changes and it's an element we need to get back.
I'd like to have a drink with Bill Maher and see how he feels. We were too conservative coming over to Fox from fX, and got ourselves off our best game.
I don't mind talking about my two daughters, but I don't feel comfortable denying them their privacy.