Fri Sep 22 16:08:37 EDT 2017
Twenty years later, Maury Povich‘s talk show is still leaving viewers’ jaws on the floor.
PEOPLE Now recently caught up with the legendary TV host, who opened up about the last Maury guest that truly shocked him: A woman pregnant with twins from two different fathers, which has happened not once but twice on his show.
“The first time it happened, I just didn’t believe it,” said Povich, 78. “I looked at my staff on set and I said: ‘That’s impossible — did I read something wrong?’ ”
Well, not quite: The phenomenon can happen when two eggs from the same mother get fertilized by two different fathers within the same ovulation period.
“Doctors say it’s a million-to-one shot,” said Povich. “It twice on my show.”
Of course, we had to ask Povich a question that’s surely crossed most fans’ minds: Are all of the guests and their crazy stories real?
“Of course,” he insisted. “This is not Springer. Jerry and I have known each other a long time and I love his honesty: He says his show is wrestling. My show is not wrestling.”
“My show is for real, and these people, we check them out,” he continued. “I operate like a news room. We have seven production teams and they look at these stories, they check them out back in their hometowns, they talk to their friends, they talk to their family members. This is real stuff.”
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So if that’s the case, why do people choose to air their dirty laundry on TV?
“I wonder about that,” he said. “People say: ‘Why would they do that?!’ And basically, I think, they find that there’s a safe place on the show. I offer them that, and they unburden themselves.”
“They think that maybe after the show, if there’s a lot of the baggage before the show, maybe if it can all come out, they can start again,” he added.
And last but not least, Povich revealed the number one things fans have to say to him when they come across him on the street.
“It’s very simple,” he said. “If they recognize me, they go: ‘Hey, Maury. I’m not the father.’ ”
Maury airs weekdays (check local listings).
Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and Daddy Yankee Among The Nominees for 2017 Latin American Music AwardsFri Sep 22 16:05:13 EDT 2017
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Telemundo announced the nominees for the 2017 Latin American Music Awards on Tuesday. Here are the highlights:
Shakira and Maluma lead the pack with seven nominations each, including three for their sultry hit single “Chantaje”: Favorite Collaboration, Song of the Year and Favorite Song – Pop Rock. Both nabbed noms for “Artist of the Year.”
Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber got three noms for “Despacito,” the summer anthem that made history by tying Mariah Carey’s “One Sweet Day” for longest run–16 weeks!–at the top of the Billboard‘s Hot 100 Chart
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Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and The Weeknd picked up nominations for Favorite Crossover Artist.
The Latin AMAs, where fans get to vote for the most influential and iconic Latin artists of the day, will be held Oct. 26 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California.
Here’s the complete list of nominations:
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
SONG OF THE YEAR
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
FAVORITE SONG – POP/ROCK
FAVORITE ARTIST – REGIONAL MEXICAN
FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – REGIONAL MEXICAN
FAVORITE ALBUM – REGIONAL MEXICAN
FAVORITE SONG – REGIONAL MEXICAN
FAVORITE ARTIST – URBAN
FAVORITE ALBUM – URBAN
FAVORITE SONG – URBAN
FAVORITE ARTIST – TROPICAL
FAVORITE ALBUM – TROPICAL
FAVORITE SONG – TROPICAL
FAVORITE CROSSOVER ARTIST
Do Songs on Fergie’s ‘Vulnerable’ New Album — Like ‘Save It Til Morning’ — Detail Her Split from Josh Duhamel?Fri Sep 22 16:00:37 EDT 2017
In December, the singer opened up to PEOPLE about her “autobiographical” forthcoming record.
“I just wanted to … peel back the layers and show my vulnerable side,” she added of the visual album, Double Dutchess, due Sept. 22. “There’s so much vulnerability on my album.”
Indeed, she said the LP — her first since 2006’s The Dutchess — was an outlet through which she could “emotionally explode.”
“There’s one called ‘Love Is Pain’ that’s extremely emotional,” Fergie said of the track that will close the set. “And I have another one called ‘Save It Til Morning’ … a few subjects. They just came from my journals.”
On Thursday, Fergie, 42, and Duhamel, 44, revealed they have separated after eight years of marriage and 13 years together.
“With absolute love and respect we decided to separate as a couple earlier this year,” the couple — who share a 4-year-old son, Axl — said in a joint statement exclusively to PEOPLE. “To give our family the best opportunity to adjust, we wanted to keep this a private matter before sharing it with the public. We are and will always be united in our support of each other and our family.”
In 2009, the pair’s marriage was rocked by scandal just 9 months after their wedding, when an Atlanta exotic dancer alleged she had an affair with Duhamel. The actor’s rep vehemently denied the allegations at the time.