The Insider (formerly named omg! Insider) is an American entertainment news program covering events and celebrities. It debuted on September 13, 2004 as a spinoff of Entertainment Tonight and started as a popular segment that took viewers "behind closed doors" and gave them "inside" information. Since becoming a separate program, it took a tabloid direction, and has gone through several formats since its 2004 premiere, though since the start of the 2011-12 season it has lost many of the tabloid elements and become more of a straight rundown of entertainment news.
The original theme song (which was changed after the second season, coinciding with a change in distributors) was performed by Richie Sambora. On January 7, 2013, The Insider changed its name to omg! Insider. On New Years Day 2014, executive producer Brad Bessey announced in a Facebook video the show would return to its original title on January 6 while retaining all other elements.