The NY Daily News’ Lloyd Grove picks up on all the Banfield/Cooper chatter yesterday and gets Banfield to comment on it!
JUMPING THE SHARK? Now that Anderson Cooper - who launched his two-hour show last night - is CNN’s brightest star, a couple of television critics warn that he’ll meet the same fate as Ashleigh Banfield. Remember her? The MSNBC correspondent was the flavor of the millennium after her dramatic reports on 9/11, her on-air glasses were all the rage, and she even got her own show. Then her career imploded and she was out of a job.
“Cable’s a very fickle business,” Banfield told me yesterday. “But I think Anderson’s got incredible talent and a long career in front of him.” Banfield, who’s over the moon about her 2-week-old son, Jay Fischer Gould, declined to comment on rumors that she’ll be anchoring a new show in January for Court TV.