Anderson Cooper, 45, will not be returning to his daytime talk show, Anderson, for a third season, due to flagging ratings that are down 20% from last fall to finish up at 1.3 million viewers. "We are extremely proud of Anderson and the show that he and the entire production team have produced," said Warner Bros.
Reporter and longtime 60 Minutes correspondent Mike Wallace died at the age of 93 in a New Canaan, Connecticut care center after battling a long illness. Wallace was surrounded by family members at the time of his death.
For the past three years, Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff, 73, has been one of the most hated men in Amercia, after having conned over $64 billion dollars from individuals, families, charities and hedge funds.
Barely three weeks after he delivered his final essay on 60 Minutes, Emmy-winning TV personality Andy Rooney, 92, was hospitalized Tuesday after complications due to surgery, Fox News reports. Rooney's condition was stable but, at the request of his family, no other information about why he was hospitalized was given.
In his final segment for 60 Minutes, Andy Rooney emphasized his role as a writer and downplayed his status as a famous face, choosing to go out in his signature, curmudgeonly style. Rooney, 92, recently announced that his departure from the show would soon come after 33 years and 1,097 televised essays — and it did on Sunday night.
This Sunday's broadcast of 60 Minutes will be Andy Rooney's last. Rooney, 92, who has been featured on the news magazine show since 1978, will make the announcement in his regular essay at the end of the program.