is a weekday television
entertainment news program covering events and celebrities in the entertainment industry. It was created by former Entertainment Tonight
executive producer Jim Van Messel, and is currently directed by Robert Silverstein. In previous years, Doug Dougherty and later Christopher A. Berry directed the program. Access Hollywood
primarily focuses on news in the music
, television, and film
industries. On September 7, 2010, Access Hollywood began broadcasting in High Definition.
. AccessHollywood.com, August 18, 2010, retrieved March 6, 2011
The United States version began broadcasting on September 9, 1996, and is nationally syndicated in the United States
. In 2003
version of the show began production and in an Irish version began in 2006
airing on the now defunct Channel 6
, now known as 3e. In Canada
airs this program since August 1, 2011.
Hosts and correspondents
In the United States, the current host is Billy Bush
(who also serves as the show's announcer and an uncredited senior executive producer), with Shaun Robinson
, Maria Menounos
and Jayde Donovan as correspondents.
Previous hosts include Giselle Fernández
, Larry Mendte
, Pat O'Brien
, who hosted the show alongside Nancy O'Dell
until late 2004
, when he left to host the Entertainment Tonight
spin-off The Insider
, and O'Dell, who hosted the show alongside Bush until late 2009
, when she left to co-host Entertainment......