Stars line up for Jerry Springer special

Oct. 22, 2010 at 11:47 PM
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STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Jerry Springer has taped a special edition of his talk show in New York's Times Square to celebrate the series' 20th season, its producers said Friday.

NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution said Kim Kardashian, Kathy Griffin, the hosts of "The View," Maury Povich, cast members of "Dancing with the Stars," Steve Wilkos and Rachael Ray will be seen Wednesday congratulating Springer on his syndicated show's milestone.

"In the past 20 years, over 30,000 guests have appeared on Jerry's stage. From the man who married his horse … to the Kung Fu Hillbilly … to stripper love triangles. As Jerry likes to say, 'You can't make this stuff up!'" the producers of "The Jerry Springer Show" said in a news release. "Accompanying Jerry for his 20th anniversary are two models, clad in sparkling gold dresses, and of course, the show's favorite little person, 'Sassy' Cassee, a past guest who was on the show as cupid for Valentine's Day. The crowd goes wild screaming the infamous 'Jerry! Jerry! Jerry!' chant as Jerry introduces the clips on several jumbotrons to the show's Best Fights, Sexiest Moments, Most Outrageous Guests, Best Transsexuals, Most Scandalous Family Secrets, and Best Food Fights over the last 20 years."

"Thank you for the opportunity of doing this show for 20 years -- and as long as I stay healthy and don't hurt myself sliding down the pole at the beginning of each episode -- I'll continue doing it," Springer says at the end of the special episode.

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