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Marlo Thomas: Phil Donahue ‘Is My Father’ (And on Demi More Divorce Rumors: ‘It’ll Pass’)

Is there a psychiatrist in the house? If so, please weigh in on this doozy from Marlo Thomas, about her hubby of 30 years, Phil Donahue:

“I didn’t realize until after I married him that he is my father,” the still-sexy-at-72 TV icon tells Milling About host Robin Milling.

CAPTION: "Nobody believes that anybody is happy," Marlo (above) tells us of her would-be marriage-busters. "There's some kind of delight in thinking nobody's happy."

"Nobody believes that anybody is happy," Marlo (above) tells us of her—and Demi's—would-be marriage-busters. "There's some kind of delight in thinking nobody's happy."

“He’s like my father in the fact that he’s very charismatic, he’s a great storyteller, he’s very empathetic to people—he really cares people and he has a basic decency,” she adds of Phil’s connection to her even-more-celebrated dad, funnyman Danny Thomas.

“That’s pretty much all you need to be like your dad. Is he a comedian? No. But he is a charismatic man and he’s a magnet to people.

“People really love him and he’s a good guy and my dad was a really good guy,” says Marlo, whose new memoir, Growing Up Laughing: My Story and the Story of Funny, hits the shelves Sept. 28.

OK. Now that that’s cleared up… Marlo goes on to recall how Danny Continue reading

Daily Highlights: Monday; September 20, 2010


At 9 PM Mutha Knows host Mutha gives it up for R&B diva (and widow of Notorious B.I.G.) Faith Evans, who has won 1 Grammy, 2 Soul Train and 4 MTV Video Music Awards. The I’ll Be Missing You singer will chat about her new album, Something About Faith, which drops Oct. 5.

At 9 PM Artists on Demand host Vicky Gorman makes time with Austin Nichols, who plays Julian Baker on One Tree Hill. This hottie will chat about his role in next year’s big-screen flick LOL: Laughing Out Loud, featuring Miley Cyrus, Demi Moore and Gina Gershon.

At 2 PM Train with Shane’s Deborah Shane gets down to business with USA Today’s “On the Job” columnist Anita Bruzzese, author of 45 Things You Do That Drive Your Boss Crazy—And How to Avoid Them. Anita will discuss navigating the workplace during these treacherous times.

At 8 PM Stardish Radio host Jo Ann Kubasek gets up close and personal with Tiffany Hines, who stars opposite Maggie Q and Shane West in The CW series Nikita. Tiffany will chat about her role in the upcoming big-screen romance, The Dark Party, starring Kadeem Hardison.

At 10 PM Diva of Days of Our Lives’ Carrie Messner welcomes Leann Hunley, who began her TV career in 1977 on Hawaii Five-O, before landing the role of Anna DiMera on DOOL in 1982, for which she won Emmy in 1986—and to which she returned in 2007 after a 21-year absence.

At 8 PM The Stupid Cancer Show’s Matthew Zachary welcomes Lindsay Avner, founder of Be Bright Pink, which empowers women to take control of their breast- and ovarian-health issue. Plus: U.S. Rep Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who’ll weigh in on the health-care debate.

*Please note that all show times are listed in EST time.

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