In the mid-90s, talk shows were all the rage. From Sally Jessy Raphael to Jenny Jones, there seemed to be a show for everyone. One of the most popular hosts, however, was former "Hairspray" star Ricki Lake. Lake's eponymous show debuted in 1993, and ended in 2004. During that time, she also got married, had two sons and, in 2003, announced her separation from her husband. After her show ended, she remarried, made a documentary about childbirth and even competed on "Dancing with the Stars." In 2012, she made a second go at hosting a talk show, but it ended a year later.
Curious about where your other favorite talk show hosts are now? We have answers.
No, Olympic fans, we are not talking about the slopestyle star. Jenny Jones hosted a popular talk show from 1991 until 2003. Today, the Los Angeles resident, who in 2008 launched her own philanthropy, Jenny's Heroes, keeps up a personal website that details her love of cooking. She also shares recipes, which can also be found in a cookbook she authored in 2006. ""My goal is to motivate more people to cook at home and make healthy eating a priority," she said. "It's another way I can give back."
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Sally Jessy Raphael hosted "The Sally Jessy Raphael Show," or, later, "Sally," from 1983 to 2002. "We did topics in the beginning... we did topics that made, that were important. Women's health topics. Topics about women and their freedom and the issues," she told HuffPost Live. "We were all issues-oriented until the suits bought the shows and that's what happened. It was downhill and today it's lower than downhill. It's under the staircase." (Raphael also claimed that her show was canceled in favor more the tabloid-oriented hosts, Maury Povich and Jerry Springer.) Today, she hosts a celebrity interview show on LogoTV.com and NewNowNext.com called, "Sally Jessy Rides!"
Ten years after her sitcom, "Roseanne" premiered, Roseanne Barr hosted her talk show, "The Roseanne Show," which was canceled in 2000. Three years later, she tried her hand at a cooking show, "Domestic Goddess," and a reality show, "The Real Roseanne Show," but a health issue forced her to end both projects. After stand-up stints, a short-lived reality show about her life on her Hawaiian macademia nut farm and a Comedy Central roast in 2012, Barr now actively blogs and lives on her farm on the Big Island.
The former Wilson Phillips singer had the talk show "Carnie!" from 1995 to 1996, and since then, has appeared on a number of TV shows, including "Celebrity Fit Club," "Celebrity Wife Swap" and "Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off." She also hosted "The Newlywed Game" for a year. Wilson, who is married with two daughters, has also been open about her weight loss struggles, and in 2012, she admitted to having lap-band surgery.
After landing the role of Andrea Zuckerman on "Beverly Hills, 90210," Carteris left the show in 1995 to host a talk show, "Gabrielle." It only lasted one season. Since then, the married mother of two has continued to work in Hollywood, appearing in TV shows like "Nip/Tuck," "Drake & Josh, "Criminal Minds" and more. In 2006, she suffered facial nerve damage on the set of TV movie, "Past Tense." "This has been a real journey, and I'll probably be on meds for the rest of my life," she told People magazine in 2008. "But I don't look at myself as a victim. I'm blessed that I wasn't paralyzed forever. The fact that I have this doesn't mean that I can't live my life." Indeed: still acting, Carteris was elected to be the executive vice president of SAG-AFTRA in 2013.
Perhaps best known for playing Vanessa Huxtable on "The Cosby Show," Bledsoe went on to host "The Tempestt Bledsoe Show" from 1995 to 1996. She also continued with a career in TV, appearing on "Celebrity Fit Club," "Raising the Bar," and "The Replacements." In 2009, she and her longtime boyfriend, Darryl M. Bell, appeared on the reality show, "Househusbands of Hollywood," and a year later, she replaced Niecy Nash as the host of "Clean House" on the Style Network.