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  • Megyn Kelly calls out Sarah Silverman over vulgar anti-Trump message

    02/13/2019 7:06:31 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/13/19 | John Bowden
    Former Fox News host Megyn Kelly took aim at comedian Sarah Silverman on Tuesday after Silverman attacked President Trump on Twitter using obscenities and vulgar imagery. Kelly tweeted Tuesday that Silverman's use of language made her a questionable choice for children's movies, including the "Wreck it Ralph" franchise in which Silverman recently starred in the sequel, "Wreck it Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet." "This woman wants to star in children’s movies produced by Disney. (And just did, in Ralph Breaks the Internet.)," Kelly tweeted. Silverman was quickly defended by fellow comedians like Jonah Ray Rodrigues and actress Olivia Wilde,...
  • Hollywood Schools Megyn Kelly On Why Blackface Is Racist Any Time Of Year

    02/07/2019 1:04:47 PM PST · by detective · 34 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | October 23, 2018 | Greg Evans
    Refresh for updates During a Megyn Kelly Today discussion this morning about offensive Halloween costumes and blackface during trick or treat season – and if the mental alarm bells weren’t already going off, they should have been – the host who once insisted Santa Claus is white dug herself a Halloween social media grave. “What is racist?” Kelly asked her panel of guests Jenna Bush Hager, MSNBC’s Jacob Soboroff and Melissa Rivers. The quartet were discussing campus attempts to discourage “inappropriate and offensive costumes” during Halloween season when Kelly explained, “You do get in trouble if you are a white...
  • Megyn Kelly Reaches Exit Deal With NBC, Will Get Full $69 Million Payout

    01/11/2019 8:10:37 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 73 replies
    TV Line ^ | January 11, 2019 | Dave Nemetz
    It’s official: Megyn Kelly has parted ways with NBC, three months after being yanked off the air. Kelly and the Peacock network have officially reached an exit agreement, according to CNN, that will see the anchor walk away with every penny of her original three-year, $69 million contract, even though she’s leaving more than a year early. (Kelly joined the network in 2017 after a successful stint at Fox News.) “The parties have resolved their differences, and Megyn Kelly is no longer an employee of NBC,” the network said in a statement on Friday night. Kelly’s daytime talk show Megyn...
  • Megyn Kelly Confirms Return to TV

    12/15/2018 3:49:41 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 39 replies
    E-News ^ | 12/14/2018
    Look at this bogus impromptu meeting with Megyn Kelly. If this wasn’t staged I’ll eat my Alabama Crimson Tide hat.
  • Matt Lauer Reportedly Working On Scathing Tell-All About His ‘Today’ Scandal

    12/10/2018 12:31:28 AM PST · by conservative98 · 38 replies
    Celebrity Insider ^ | DEC 8, 2018 | Suzy Kerr
    Matt Lauer just won’t go away. Following reports that the disgraced Today host is planning on making a comeback to television, insiders now claim he is working on a tell-all memoir about his scandal. Sources say that Lauer’s new book will explore his behind-the-scenes fights with Megyn Kelly and Ann Curry. The memoir will also talk about his marriage to Annette Roque and document his exit from Today. “He’s going to give a blow-by-blow of his dramatic dismissal and reveal what really happened behind closed doors at NBC when he was there for two decades,” an insider dished. According to...
  • Megyn Kelly looks glum in New York and more star snaps

    11/29/2018 2:54:19 PM PST · by conservative98 · 60 replies
    NY Post Page Six ^ | November 29, 2018
    November 29, 2018 Megyn Kelly looks glum as she leaves her apartment in New York.
  • Since Firing Megyn Kelly, the “Today Show” is Thriving

    11/15/2018 3:33:45 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 18 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 14, 2018 | Brian Steinberg
    Megyn Kelly’s ouster at the Today Show was great for the franchise’s viewership, according to Variety, with Nielsen reporting an impressive 10% bump in advertiser’s coveted 25-54 demographic during the third hour Kelly used to host. There’s been a 4% jump in viewership for Today as a whole. But will the boost endure? Kelly was booted on October 26, just two days after defending the use of blackface on her program. The cancellation of Megyn Kelly Today topped off 12 months of tumult that’s plagued Today, beginning with Matt Lauer’s alleged sexual misconduct and ouster in October 2017. But it...
  • ‘Today’ Ratings Climb After Megyn Kelly Departs

    11/13/2018 4:39:49 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 6 replies
    Since Kelly’s exit from the third hour of “Today,” viewership in the key demographic favored by advertisers in that time period is up around 10%, according to Nielsen. And in each of the last three weeks, overall audience for the flagship first two hours of the NBC A.M. mainstay has been larger than that for its main rival, ABC’s “Good Morning America” – a testament to some of the big breaking news stories that have recently gripped the nation, including a recent shooting tragedy in Pittsburgh.
  • With Megyn Kelly Gone, NBC’s ‘Today’ Show Viewers Return

    11/09/2018 1:57:23 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 8 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 11-9-18 | lloyd Grove
    In what must be considered an unwelcome twist for Megyn Kelly and the team haggling over her severance package from NBC News, ratings for the Today show’s third hour have measurably improved since she was summarily dropped from the program amid the “blackface” debacle........
  • Megyn Kelly was supposed to be face of NBC’s election night coverage

    11/06/2018 9:55:00 AM PST · by TBP · 55 replies
    Page Six (The New York Post) ^ | November 5, 2018 | Oli Coleman
    As NBC negotiates the fate of Megyn Kelly, the network has already started scrubbing traces of the disgraced host in the wake of her blackface backlash. Page Six is told that execs had long planned to feature Kelly heavily in its midterm-election coverage Tuesday night, and even sent out a press release before the scandal broke announcing that Kelly would front the broadcast alongside NBC heavyweights Lester Holt of the network’s “Nightly News,” “Today” host Savannah Guthrie and “Meet the Press” anchor Chuck Todd. But on Monday, NBC put out a video ad spot that deep-sixed Kelly from the lineup,...
  • Gone & Forgotten! Megyn’s Belongings Thrown Out Of NBC

    11/01/2018 5:00:39 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 71 replies
    Radar ^ | 11-1-18 | Radar Staff
    "....“They threw Megyn’s s**t out fast,” an NBC insider told Radar. “Two show runners went into her office and a literally swooped everything off her desk and off the walls and threw them into two boxes.” “Nothing was handled with care, and some of the items broke, but nobody cares,” continued the insider. “The top just wanted there to be no remnants of Megyn and wanted her and her stuff out of the building immediately.”...."
  • The Megyn Kelly blunder

    10/31/2018 3:12:40 PM PDT · by TBP · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 30, 2018 | Daryl Austin
    <p>I was sad to see the Peacock Network cancel her show the way they did for two reasons. The first is because I believe Megyn Kelly deserved better. If NBC was unhappy with her ratings, they should have ended her contact for that reason; not because of a relatively minor controversy caused by an insensitive comment.</p>
  • ‘It’s all out war’: Megyn Kelly is looking to get a multi-million-dollar fee PLUS her [tr]

    10/30/2018 1:11:01 PM PDT · by C19fan · 59 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 30, 2018 | Chris Spargo
    Megyn Kelly has adopted a scorched earth policy in her exit with NBC multiple sources tell DailyMail.com. The embattled host is now after additional money on top of her contract payout sources close to both Kelly and the network tell DailyMail.com, and threatening to expose executives and on-air talent to help her achieve her goals. ’It’s all out war in negotiations between Megyn and NBC,’ said one source close to Kelly. ‘She doesn’t just want the remainder of her $69 million contract, she wants more money on top as compensation for what she believes is NBC’s attempt to not just...
  • NBC Reluctant To Give Megyn Kelly Big Payout As Part Of Exit After Missteps

    10/30/2018 6:55:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 84 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | October 29, 2018 | Dominic Patten
    Megyn Kelly is off the air and heading toward the door at NBC, but it looks like any exit won’t be as smooth as the former Fox News Channel host may have anticipated. Over the weekend and today, increasingly intractable NBC News boss Andy Lack has made it clear in talks with Kelly’s reps that a hefty payout for the rest of her $69 million contract is a non-starter, well-positioned sources tell Deadline.
  • Megyn Kelly’s old high school criticizes her comments on blackface

    10/29/2018 7:03:47 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 60 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10-28-18 | Chris Perez
    Students enrolled at Megyn Kelly’s old high school penned an opinion piece for NBC News, calling her out Sunday for the comments she made about blackface being “OK” back when she was a kid. “Those comments definitely do not speak to who we are in Bethlehem or at Bethlehem Central High School, from which she graduated in 1988,” wrote members of the upstate school’s Students for Peace and Survival group......
  • Networks Won’t Touch Megyn Kelly. But There’s Always Newsmax.

    10/28/2018 4:11:52 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 84 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 10-26-18 | Lloyd Grove, Tim Teeman
    There is no 12-step program for disgraced network anchors attempting to make a comeback. Brian Williams was eventually able to rehabilitate himself—getting his own show on MSNBC barely a year after being exposed as a journalistic fabricator—only because the network image-making machine, led by NBC News Chairman Andy Lack, threw its substantial institutional weight behind a meticulously orchestrated campaign to resurrect Williams as a credible purveyor of information. Megyn Kelly will receive no such backing if she tries climb out of the smoking wreckage of her career.......
  • NY Times Slimes Megyn Kelly, Fox News as Racist: 'Sometimes It’s Tiki Torches...'

    10/27/2018 2:39:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | October 27, 2018 | Clay Waters
    NBC morning host (and former Fox News host) Megyn Kelly controversy is seemingly out at the network, after a politically incorrect discussion of Halloween costumes and so-called cultural appropriation caused outcry -- not at the puzzling phenomenon of liberals demanding Halloween costumes be policed, but at a clumsy comment Kelly made that was quickly spun as racist. TV writer James Poniewozik even compared Kelly's remarks to "tiki torches" at the Nazi march in Charlottesville. During a freewheeling discussion on her Tuesday show, Kelly said “So truly you do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on...
  • Megyn Kelly, Elizabeth Warren and PC Power

    10/27/2018 10:14:49 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 26, 2018 | Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.
    If Megyn Kelly had omitted the word “blackface” when maintaining there’s nothing offensive about a white person dressing up as a famous black person on Halloween or vice versa, she’d be fine now. NBC would have to find another excuse to fire its highly paid host for disappointing ratings. “Who doesn’t love Diana Ross?” said Ms. Kelly in on-air comments offensive only to the eager-to-be-offended. If she’s wrong, then Amazon is in deep trouble: “Barack Obama Mask—Perfect for Halloween, Masquerade, Parties, Events, Festivals, Concerts—Jumbo Size Waterproof Laminated. . . . Only 3 left in stock—order soon.” Not to mention masks...
  • Megyn Kelly debacle puts new spotlight on embattled NBC News honcho Andy Lack

    10/27/2018 8:07:17 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 11 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 10-27-2018 | Brian Flood
    Megyn Kelly’s disastrous tenure at NBC News is coming to an end as her low-rated “Megyn Kelly Today” was canceled Friday following the backlash she received for questioning if “blackface” is racist. Now the pressure is on NBC News chairman Andy Lack, who handed Kelly a three-year contract worth $69 million in the first place. Lack – who has been clinging to power amid a series of scandals and embarrassments - now oversees a network that is in the process of cutting ties with its polarizing star who is only halfway through the lucrative contract he used to recruit her...
  • Was Megyn Kelly the Victim of Political Correctness?

    10/27/2018 8:06:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 27, 2018 | Micael Brown
    Let’s put aside the question of whether NBC was looking for an excuse to dump Megyn Kelly because of low ratings and controversies. And let’s put aside whether she had a history of racially insensitive remarks. Instead, let’s ask one question only: Was her “blackface” comment racist or insensitive?These were her exact words, words which ultimately cost her a lucrative job. They were spoken during a roundtable discussion about racism and Halloween costumes.She asked, “But what is racist? Because you do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface on Halloween, or a black person...