Did he get pushed out, like Mary Hart, because of age - or ? What else is the guy gonna do - he's been on there forever, and still looks great, at 48. Always seemed a likeable, taller version of Cruise- Cher loved him too !
He does not look great. He passed his expiration date at least 10 years ago.
Whats your idea of expiration date then - 35 ? I'm serious.
HE'S LEAVING E.T.? Since when? I didn't watch tonight, but I wasn't aware of him jumping ship. Was it announced tonight?
He really is like a taller, more likeable version of Tom Cruise. He was so hot back in the day. He'd gained a considerable amount of weight, but took it off over the last year and is a lot slimmer.
Here's a funny clip of mark popping a boner during a behind the scenes tour of the set of CSI. Marg Helgenberger and Gary Dourdan notice it, but try to play it off.
R2, it's just that he looks foolish getting all excited for things that appeal to younger viewers. They need someone younger. I'm saying that as a 45 yr old
Where did you hear that was leaving?
It was announced March 23rd- blurb said "he's leaving to pursue other opportunities". That's never good, so I'm assuming he was pushed out, for someone younger. He'd never leave that cushy job. Heard salary was around $350, 000. So whadda you think - the guy walked out on that, after 17 years ?
It's weird he even got on the table knowing he had a boner. If I was him I'd make some excuse not to.
He was very tight with Howard K. Stern during the final days of the Anna Nicole Smith drama. Stayed with Stern while others in the media were kept outside the gate. As soon as Larry Birkhead was declared the baby's daddy, Steines suddenly dropped Stern and became Larry's BFF, flying together back to the U.S. with Dannielynn.
That slut that took over for Mary Hart had him fired.
[quote]Heard salary was around $350, 000.
You're talking a week right? There is no way he wasn't making a few millions a year after all those years.
Steines used to be a sportscaster. Maybe he realized that 50 is pushing it for an E.T. correspondent but just fine when it comes to sportscasting.
Bob Goen tarried too long, and now where is he?
I hope he saved a lot of money and invested well. Sure, he'll work again, but he's unlikely to command the same kind of salary he's used to.
I like how open he is about his bisexuality. See link.
I agree, R9. He was clearly hard as a rock and pointing upward. I'll bet that was pretty embarrasing. I would have grabbed it and told him to yell UNCLE!
RE 12 - The guy was only working 2 days a week. I'd say $350 k for working 104 days a year is very good.
Come again, R15?
Is it true that Mary Hart was forced out rather than retired on her own? I figured she die with her Spanx on.
I was happy when Mark took over from John Tesh, whom I never liked. I'm surprised that anyone watches ET anymore since you can hear about everything on the internet and generally get more non-publicist approved dish.
I quit watching when they covered Mary Kay LaTourneau's wedding. That and it's 12 minutes of "coming up next" and "coming up later in the show" and eight minutes of content. Working there must be the cushiest job in the world.
Why in the hell would Steines "pop a boner" during a set tour, with actors, and a camera on him? That makes no sense at all. Are we sure it's a boner?
I remember a blind item once, that said that Tom Cruise started hitting on a "handsome entertainment reporter," but was shot down. I just know it was Steines, because Cruise is famous for being into guys who look like him.
I often wondered if Steines was at all bisexual. He looks like he could be, but I also know that he's been married to former Miss America Leanza Cornett, for like... forever.
I thought it was Bob Goen who took over for John Tesh.
He IS bisexual, r20. He has talked about openly and quite movingly, actually. Check out my link.
Another actor/person in the biz who resembles Tom is Dan Gauthier from "Teen Witch". Wonder if Tom has met and hit on him too?
R2, I am 47. When I said he had passed his expiration date, I meant it more along the lines of his 15 minutes being up, not his age.
The very fact that the announcement of his departure had no news impact at all speaks volumes.
If ET wants to survive, they need a 2012-type host like Mario Lopez.
There IS no link, R22.
You know you did not post a link R15.
R21 You're right, I got my reporters confused. Did Mark take over from Pat O'Brien when he went to The Insider?
He's already moved on to his next project -
You've all seen his infomercial for that workout program haven't you? He still looks HOT shirtless.... now!
[quote]Did Mark take over from Pat O'Brien when he went to The Insider?
I don't think so. Wasn't Pat O'Brien on the entertainment show that followed ET with Nancy O'Dell? That's the only place I saw O'Brien, though I was out of the country for a few years and may have missed him.
Marg's expression at the 1:38 mark is priceless. She saw his woody.
[quote]Why in the hell would Steines "pop a boner" during a set tour, with actors, and a camera on him? That makes no sense at all. Are we sure it's a boner?
No it wasn't. If you watch it's clearly the fabric of his dress slacks bunching up as he climbs on the table. Marg makes the face because it looks funny.
Didn't he come to work with huge gash over his eye that required stitches and makeup to cover?
If he is bisexual, he's never talked about it publicly. I think the poster who says he has is full of shit, hence his "link" that isn't even there.
He has been on the program for 17 years. Maybe he sees what Ryan Seacrest is doing with his career, and thinking why can't I do that to?
Steines' bisexuality is well-known.
But I'm dead, R35!
Only eldergays care about ET.
[quote]Only eldergays care about ET.
Classic film, best seen stoned.
He's moving on to Head Celebrity Ass Licker at the Cult of Scientology.
I met Mark Steines at Kathy Griffin's house party a few years ago. He forced me into the hall closet and raped me. Then I became pregnant.
Steines contracted anal warts from suing john Teshs' old bathroom.
R41, OMG Are you serious ? What did her house look like inside?
Boy, there are some wackjobs posting here. Mark has never discussed his "bisexuality" in public. And he certainly did not rape anyone in a closet. And if he did, do you think she would be posting here on the Datalounge? Good lord.
[quote]Mark has never discussed his "bisexuality" in public. And he certainly did not rape anyone in a closet.
Where DID he rape 'em?
In the ASS, Edith.
LMFAO Edith @ R47
r44, he DID too rape me. I was in the closet going through people's coats for money when he snuck up from behind, put his hand over my mouth, and pushed me up against the wall of the closet. No one could hear us struggle because of the noise from the party. "You'll do as I say, homo, or I'll KILL you!". I turned around long enough to catch a glimpse of his face, his crazed eyes. He hit me, then yanked down my Daisy Dukes, and proceeded to pound my ass. It went on for what seemed like an eternity. He climaxed with a moan and a grunt, slapped me in my head, and left. I laid there for what seemed like an eternity, then wrapped a coat around my torn pants, and slunk out of the house, deeply ashamed.
Three days later, I went to the doctors office, and he said that I was pregnant. How could that be possible, if I'm a MAN?
OMG, sure enough, nine months later, I gave birth to little Mark Jr. His head is shaped like a turd, but other than that he is healthy. I try to love him, but when I think about how he was conceived...*shudder*
Now THAT'S a cut of beef I'd like to put in my broiler!
I drooled over Mark Steines for years, watching him on E.T.
Then I met him in person. He is a nice guy and a nice looking guy. He is very tall and athletic (legs like tree trunks!). But as a result of meeting him, I no longer find him sexy.
He's really hot in those shirtless shots at R29.
Maybe he's leaving ET to become a model.
He looks especially felching....
God my dyslexia makes me laugh sometimes!
Mark's wife was originally cast for ET some years back -she was the beauty queen, can't recall her name - and they canned her for being unlikable, but saw Mark and hired him. Nice.
Nancy O'Dell's shtick on ET, sitting high atop her perch while an underling delivers her script is such a prima donna move. Bitch won't last. I hear ET is sorry they didn't pick Lara Spencer who was first runner up.
Nancy O'Dell worked for a long time with Pat O'Brien and she picked up his honking rat-a-tat machine-gun style of delivery on Access Hollywood. I quit listening to her years ago.
I can't believe anyone watches shows like E.T., Access Hollywood, etc., anymore considering all of the celeb gossip blogs online.
r18...he's like out his way.
I only watch ET because Mark is on it, & I'm 70 years old. I don't like Nancy!
I hear he has the AIDS and that's why he's leaving.
I, too, am cumming forward as another of Mark Steines' male rape victims.
After working behind the camera to shoot the scene for the ET/CSI clip linked on here, Marg and Gary exited, leaving Steines, his raging boner, and me all alone. He said he had a gun in his pants, so I obeyed his commands.
Mark did me on that autopsy table that he'd been laying on. Hope I didn't get any of his AIDS.
Mark is FINE!!!! He is NOT too old and I hate to see him leave ET but I wish him the best of luck. I'd jump him in a heartbeat.
Mark Steines and Larry Birkhead are an attractive couple.
Bob gone was before Mark Steines and he was forced out due to age. Maybe Mark is going on to persue his photography hobby.
Yes why is Mark Leaving. I know he is going on to another show but was he forced out.
Mark Steines is leaving to finally get that sex change operation he always wanted.
Anonymous, you sound like an angry, arrogant egoist who only wishes he had his 15 minutes. So what have you done that matches the style of Mark Steines? So sick of experts on the sidelines.
"Where DID he rape 'em?"
In the butt, Bob?
All you mean spirited losers need to get a life. Can't believe the venom you spew. Stop wasting your time being hate mongers and try doing something beneficial for once in your life. Think youreall so much better, look in the mirror!
Mark is (unfortunately) NOT gay nor bisexual. He was in my improv class back in 1990/91. Super nice guy. Hot. Straight. Had a kickass body.
He's co-hosting the Hometime show that no one's watching on the Hallmark Channel. I say "bring back Martha!"
"Oh my God. I'm back. I'm home. All the time, it was... We finally really did it ... You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!"
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