Diaz to Serve as Anchor/Correspendent of HLN’s “The Daily Share”

Rocsi Diaz is ready to share the wealth (of entertainment information).

The 31-year-old Honduran/Chilean television personality has joined HLN as an L.A. based anchor/correspondent for its The Daily Share.

Rocsi Diaz

Diaz will primarily cover entertainment, lifestyle, fashion and sports. She’ll also do red carpet coverage of events for HLN.

The Daily Share (airing weekdays, noon-5 p.m. ET) is hosted by Ali Nejad and Yasmin Vossoughian and aggregates social media news and lifestyle content of the day, giving viewers a digest of what people are watching, searching, playing, sharing, shopping and creating.

HLN, the CNN Worldwide network reaching more than 100 million U.S. households, rebranded itself in 2014 as the first all-screens home for social news and lifestyle content. HLN rips its headlines from social media and interacts with consumers.

Diaz departed Entertainment Tonight this month after a two-year stint as weekend co-host and daily correspondent.

“As both Rocsi and ET have grown and evolved over the years, she has elected to pursue hosting opportunities that are available to her at the start of next year,” a rep for the program said last September in a statement to Deadline. According to sources, the evolution involved more emphasis on news content at ET.

Diaz segued to ET after seven years with BET, where she co-anchored its flagship television show, 106 & Park and hosted the syndicated radio show 106 & Park Weekend Countdown along with her Rocsi On The Radio, heard in over 20 major national markets.


Plana’s “Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret” TV Movie Premieres in June

Tony Plana’s dirty little secrets will come out this summer…

Lifetime has announced plans to premiere the made-for-TV movie Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret, starring the 61-year-old Cuban actor, on Saturday, June 22, at 8:00 pm ET.

Tony Plana

The two-hour movie will be followed by an hour-long documentary, Jodi Arias: Beyond the Headlines, featuring key players in the scandalous murder trial.

The made-for-TV movie stars Tania Raymonde as Arias, who was recently just found guilty of murdering her former boyfriend Travis Alexander, who was found dead in his shower in June 2008 with a slit throat, 27 additional stab wounds and a bullet to the head.

Jodi Arias

Jesse Lee Soffer plays Alexander in the movie, while Plana and David Zayas co-star.

The case has made headlines in tabloids and cable news shows for months; HLN even created a show devoted to the day-to-day happenings at the Phoenix-set trial.

The movie was announced last month, with the ending needing to be written after the verdict was known. Arias was found guilty May 8 and the jury is now deliberating whether to give her a death sentence.

Plana is best known for his award-winning role on Ugly Betty.

Milian Nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award…

Marilyn Milian is getting her fifth shot at a Daytime Emmy…

The 52-year-old Cuban-American former-Florida-state-circuit-court-judge-turned-television-personality has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award.

Marilyn Milian

Milian, the first female judge and first Latina to preside over the long-running court show The People’s Court, is nominated in the Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program category. It’s her fifth nomination in the category.

Milian has been presiding over the program since 2001, making her one of the longest serving judges to preside over The People’s Court. The show was nominated previously from 2008-2011.

Milian is up against the syndicated programs Judge Judy and Last Shot with Judge Gunn.

Meanwhile, Natalie Morales has been nominated in the Outstanding Morning Program category, along with her Today co-anchors Ann Curry, Willie Geist, Savannah Guthrie, Matt Lauer, Al Roker, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb.

The NBC morning news program is up against CBS Sunday Morning, which features Mo Rocca as a correspondent, and ABC’s Good Morning America.

The 40th Daytime Emmy Awards will be held on June 16 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and be broadcast on HLN.

Click here to see the complete list of nominations.

O’Brien Returning to Morning TV?

It looks like you could be waking up to Soledad O’Brien in the morning…

CNN is looking to unveil a new morning lineup, according to the New York Times, which could result in the 45-year-old half-Cuban journalist’s return to morning television. The cable network’s plans would mean the end of its current American Morning program, which has performed poorly in the ratings.

The new morning schedule, which could be revealed as early as this week, would see O’Brien, one of CNN’s former morning presenters and the current host of the network’s “In America” documentary unit, anchor from 7:00 am to 9:00 am on weekdays.

Former ABC News correspondent Ashleigh Banfield, would co-anchor with another presenter from 5:00 am to 7:00 am. One possible sidekick:

According to the Times, one co-anchor possibility is Zoraida Sambolin. She’s a Latina journalist who formerly anchored the early morning newscast at Chicago’s NBC station before announcing her move to CNN.

CNN declined to comment on possible changes, the Times said.

American Morning has consistently struggled in the ratings against NBC’s Today show and ABC’s Good Morning America, as well as Fox & Friends and Morning Joe on CNN’s cable news competitors. The morning lineup has also underperformed against Morning Express With Robin Meade on CNN own sister channel HLN.