Harris to co-anchor ‘Nightline’
ABC News says Dan Harris is joining “Nightline” as a co-anchor, succeeding Bill Weir, who’s headed to CNN.
Harris will remain on the weekend edition of “Good Morning America,” which he has co-anchored for three years.
Effective immediately at “Nightline,” he replaces Weir, who will join CNN next month as an anchor and its chief innovation correspondent.
Weir had been a “Nightline” co-anchor since 2010 and is a former co-anchor of the weekend “GMA.” He’ll work with producers to develop original programming across the CNN schedule, the network said.
“Bill’s range, sensibility and curiosity set him apart,” CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker said.
Harris, since joining ABC News 13 years ago, has covered mass shootings, natural disasters and global trouble spots, reporting from Iraq six times. ABC News president Ben Sherwood called him one of the network’s “most versatile anchors.”
Harris joins Cynthia McFadden and Dan Abrams at the anchor desk of the late-night news program.
‘Clovers’ split the difference
Two groups with ties to the 1950s R&B group The Clovers who had been fighting over the use of the band’s name have come to an agreement.
Lawyers for the two groups filed a document Friday in federal court in Washington saying they’ve settled a lawsuit over the name.
The original group The Clovers started performing in the Washington area and gained fame in the 1950s, in particular for their song “Love Potion No. 9.” The group’s fame fell off in the 1960s, however, and the members moved on, with different band mates still using The Clovers name over the years.
Earlier this year, Florida resident Harold Winley, who was part of the group in the 1950s, sued to be able to use the name when performing. Winley’s former band mate Harold Lucas trademarked the name in the 1980s with other performers, and they continued to use it after Lucas’ death. Winley sued the Lucas group, saying they should be barred from using the name.
As a result of an agreement between the groups, however, Winley will now perform as Harold Winley and the Clovers. The Lucas group will continue to call themselves The Clovers.
Winley, 80, called the resolution “all right with me.”
A fairy tale engagement
Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas’ fairy tale extends beyond their day jobs.
The actors, both 35, play Snow White and Prince Charming on ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” and have announced their engagement.
The couple met while working on the show and began dating in 2011.
Goodwin was previously engaged to actor Joey Kern, while Dallas was married to Lara Pulver from 2007-2011.
On her official Twitter account, Goodwin wrote Friday, “From my soon-2-b-Mrs-Dallas head 2 my soon-2-be Mrs-Dallas-toes, I’m oh-so grateful 4 your well wishes! THANK U!”
Dallas tweeted to on his account, “Thanks to all of you for the outpouring of love and congrats!”