Pat O’Brien to Leave ‘Access Hollywood’: “It’s a wrap for “Access Hollywood” co-host Pat O’Brien. O’Brien is leaving the syndicated entertainment TV show after seven years and will be replaced by Billy Bush, who now serves as the show’s East Coast correspondent.”
Interesting. Perhaps “Access Hollywood” will finally become a syndicated entertainment newsmagazine worth watching, since Pat O’Brien is arguably the most annoying on-air personality on television. The new co-hosts, according to The Associated Press, are Nancy O’Dell and Billy Bush. O’Dell has co-hosted the program since its premiere in 1996. Billy Bush is the first cousin of current U.S. President Bush. His father, Jonathan, is the brother of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush.