3:50 a.m. Wake up and do early-morning news run-through
I hop online looking for anything interesting. I’ll hit People, Just Jared, X17, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly. I’ll look at everything.
5:10 a.m. Watch Oscar nominations with Extra‘s staff
We have a tradition where the team gets together to watch the nominations. We always order gobs of bacon — we’re bad Jews! We were excited because this year there’s such a great face-off between Brad Pitt and George Clooney.
6:15 a.m. Extra morning meeting
We had to decide what would lead the show: Oscars or Heidi and Seal’s split. Brad and George trumped Heidi and Seal.
9 a.m. Development meeting with Chaz Bono
He was pitching a talk show. We may test an idea through Extra.
10:30 a.m. Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers tapings
The first show was on teaching a rocket scientist how to date. The next we gave a woman lap-band surgery and her boyfriend proposed.
12:30 p.m. Lunch with the Extra producing team
Every day, one of us makes salad for lunch. We all try to top each other. My executive producers and I eat and preview Extra because the feed goes to the whole country at 1 p.m.
1:30 p.m. Leisure time
I had a half hour to do anything I wanted, so I put my Kangoos on — these crazy things you jump up and down on. I was Kangooing in a parking lot in a skirt.
2:40 p.m. Fitting with Extra‘s Maria Menounos and Renee Bargh
I picked their SAG Awards dresses so they wouldn’t end up on a worst-dressed list. I approve all the wardrobe.
3:40 p.m. Meeting with Mario Lopez
We have a couple of networks vying to do his wedding on TV. We’re trying to figure out what to do.
4:15 p.m. Call from home
This sums up the whole day: My husband calls and goes, ”The dishwasher better be empty when I get home.” It isn’t a joke. It’s my only chore.
8:45 p.m. Bed
I crash at 8:45. My body clock goes off, even on weekends. I’m an old Jew.