"Access Hollywood Live" is a syndicated one-hour daily entertainment news talk show hosted by Billy Bush and Kit Hoover. The show, broadcast live in HD, premiered on September 13, 2010. Now in its third season, "Access Hollywood Live" focuses on the latest celebrity dish, pop-culture, opinions, Hollywood happenings and all the day's big news. "Access Hollywood Live" features in-studio celebrity guests, and a cast of regular contributors to keep viewers up-to-date with female-friendly segments on the most current styles, fashion, design trends and more.
A new spin-off of the hit entertainment newsmagazine, "Access Hollywood," currently in its 17th season, "Access Hollywood Live" is projected to boast comparable success as it extends the successful franchise to daytime. "Access Hollywood Live" provides viewers with the most up to date Hollywood news, important inside stories, and exclusive interviews in a unique format. From presenting exclusive breaking news stories and broadcasting live interviews, to featuring access to the latest television and movie projects, this fresh, fun, smart and spontaneously fast-paced daytime show lets viewers in on the most current happenings of Hollywood. Following its debut in fall 2010, "Access Hollywood Live," was featured in Entertainment Weekly’s coveted ‘Must List’ as the magazine called hosts Billy Bush and Kit Hoover a “refreshingly hilarious duo."
Bush, currently the anchor for "Access Hollywood," joined the program as East Coast correspondent in December 2001, and was promoted to co-anchor in June 2004. Through his role at "Access Hollywood," Bush brings his award-winning talent for entertainment and humor while covering countless high-profile interviews and red carpet events including the Golden Globes, Grammys, Emmy and Academy Awards.
A veteran TV personality and broadcast journalist, Hoover joins Bush in co-hosting "Access Hollywood Live" having made her TV debut in 1995 as a cast member on the original season of MTV's "Road Rules." Soon after she joined Fox News in 1999 as a correspondent for Fox newsmagazine "FOX Files. In 2003 Hoover went on to host ESPN2's "Cold Pizza." She served as a correspondent for TV Guide Channel from 2006-08 and has appeared as a guest host on "The View." From 2008-2009 she hosted TLC's lifestyle makeover series "Real Simple, Real Life" based on the magazine Real Simple. Most recently she served as the host of "Shaq Vs.," a reality show starring Shaquille O'Neal currently airing on ABC. Hoover holds extensive broadcast journalism experience, while offering a smart and energetic take on the world of entertainment news.
Online, AccessHollywoodLive.com and various social media platforms are leveraged to add a level of interaction to the viewing experience of "Access Hollywood Live." AccessHollywood.com site, allows viewers to both interact in real time, through live chats and polls, and react to content on the show through tweeting, commenting, rating and more. Viewer contributions posted will have a chance to be included in the live on-air broadcast.
"Access Hollywood Live" is produced in Los Angeles, California, where the show is headquartered. Executive producer Rob K. Silverstein leads the senior production team responsible for "Access Hollywood Live."
"Access Hollywood Live" is produced by NBC Subsidiary (KNBC-TV), Inc. and distributed by NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution.