AJ Hammer, the erstwhile host of Showbiz Tonight on HLN, is no longer with the news network. It was announced in February 2014 that the show would be canceled, but that AJ would be staying on with HLN as its entertainment anchor. Unfortunately, as with most occasions, that rarely works out well, long-term.
Following the cancelation of Showbiz Tonight, he made quite a few regular appearances on Morning Express with Robin Meade. Since then, he hasn't been on CNN or HLN for quite some time. And now, we know why.
In an e-mail exchange, an HLN spokesperson said to me, “A.J.’s moved on to other pursuits. We wish him only the best.”