Catt SadlerLatest News and Opinion
Posted Sunday 3/04/18 at 2:12PM EST
Catt Sadler slams E! for for firing of Live from the Red Carpet producer
The former E! News host responded to ex-producer Aileen Gram-Moreno's formal complaint that she was ordered to censor mentions of Sadler's name. “It’s disappointing that any network would order the censorship of opinions,” Sadler told Variety Saturday. “But it’s particularly disturbing in this case because we are at a cultural tipping point where women feel more and more comfortable being vocal about issues like pay equality and sexual misconduct. To shut down those conversations is to stifle progress.”
Posted Friday 3/02/18 at 5:52PM EST
Ex-E! producer: I was fired for allowing a Catt Sadler mention on E! Live from the Red Carpet
Amid Ryan Seacrest's sexual harassment scandal, E! Live from the Red Carpet is making more news 48 hours before its Oscars special. Aileen Gram-Moreno, who has worked as part-time producer for E! since 1990, filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Thursday, alleging she was fired after Eva Longoria said "We stand with you, Catt" at the end of an interview with Seacrest on the Golden Globes red carpet. It turns out, some of the red carpet interviews are pre-recorded, despite the show's title. And after Debra Messing criticized E! on the Globes red carpet over Sadler's allegation of unequal pay, E! instructed producers to flag any further mention of Sadler, according to Gram-Moreno. “They said, if there’s any mention of Catt in the preshow, make sure you flag it,” said Gram-Moreno. “You’re censoring celebrities; it’s just not a good idea in my humble opinion. But it wasn’t my decision.” Gram-Moreno says she listened to most of the Longoria clip, but missed the part about Sadler. E! president Adam Stotsky says there was no attempt to censor celebrities, pointing to the fact that mentions of Sadler were broadcast and that the clips are on E!'s website. He did admit, though, that E! wanted to know if Sadler's name would be mentioned ahead of time. An E! spokesperson says of Gram-Moreno: “She was asked not to return due to job performance issues. Ms. Gram-Moreno filed her legal claim after her request for a financial settlement was turned down.”
Posted Wednesday 2/28/18 at 10:47PM EST
Jennifer Lawrence detailed her problems with E! when Howard Stern brought up Ryan Seacrest
Lawrence seemed unaware of the sexual harassment allegations against Seacrest when Stern brought them up in an interview Wednesday morning, asking if she would shun him on the Oscars red carpet. “I can’t imagine him being sexual,” she said. When pressed, she added: "I don’t know. I mean there is a lot to think about with E!, you know?” Lawrence has supported Catt Sadler in the former E! News host's pay dispute with the entertainment network, and the two have reportedly teamed up for a #MeToo and Time's Up-themed TV docuseries. Speaking of Sadler, Lawrence said, "I have noticed that they keep cycling these women and I am going — that is just so you, is that so you don’t have to pay another women equally to Jason (Kennedy)? Is this just a way to still maintaining that you are not paying women equally?" Additionally, Lawrence said, "I have always had a problem with the Fashion Police. I don’t have a problem with talking about what women are wearing. There was a time there where, they were just mean, about people’s bodies, things you shouldn’t say.” Going back to the Seacrest allegations, Lawrence said, “I think it is scary, you know. He has not been to trial for anything. I am not a judge. I am not a jury, you know. I don’t know, that that, that is where this stuff gets tricky.”
Posted Friday 2/23/18 at 11:19PM EST
Jennifer Lawrence teams with Catt Sadler on a #MeToo/Time's Up movement TV docuseries
In December, Lawrence expressed support for the former E! News anchor in her equal pay dispute with E!, writing on Facebook: "Thank you Catt for sharing your story." Now the two have teamed up with documentary filmmaker Stephanie Soechtig to bring the #MeToo and Time's Up movement to the small screen in a docuseries. Lawrence let the news slip during an appearance Friday, adding: "I wasn't supposed to announce that but I am."
Posted Wednesday 2/14/18 at 2:32PM EST
Catt Sadler will co-host Vanity Fair's Oscar party live stream
The former E! News co-host will host from a custom-built red-carpet studio.
Posted Thursday 2/08/18 at 6:30PM EST
Catt Sadler may sue over her E! pay dispute
Sadler hinted she's contemplating legal action in an interview with fellow E! News alum Maria Menounos. “By the way," she said, "there is something called the equality — the pay act … it is unlawful to discriminate, it is sexual discrimination, so you better believe that people are going to say on record what protects them in a certain, particular instance,” she said.
Posted Monday 2/05/18 at 3:25PM EST
Maria Menounos on Catt Sadler: E! can’t pay everybody the same salary
Menounos, who has worked for E! News, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood and Extra, cited LeBron James in defending E!'s unequal pay. "Sometimes there are those key players that are going to make more, who are seemingly doing the same thing, but have a bigger career, bigger name — a bigger name that they've built that is commanding of more money,” she tells the Associated Press. “So, there are going to be instances where it's not always equal.”
Posted Tuesday 1/30/18 at 2:04AM EST
Catt Sadler is returning to TV to guest co-host The View
Posted Sunday 1/14/18 at 1:04PM EST
Sam Rockwell let an F-bomb slip on SNL, while NBC allowed an uncensored “sh*thole” in certain parts of the country
The accidental F-bomb came when an in-character Rockwell said, “You can’t be this f*cking stupid” during a PBS kids show sketch. Meanwhile on “Weekend Update,” Colin Jost tackled President Trump’s reported “sh*thole” comment, saying: “S-holes – that’s what NBC asked us to say, by the way, even though the president can say sh*thole. Oops.” Apparently both expletives aired uncensored in the Eastern and Central time zones. But in the Pacific and Mountain time zones — where SNL airs live in primetime — they were censored. (Rick Ludwin, the longtime former head of NBC late-night, tweeted: “Have been multiple audio drops in the West Coast #SNL live (but digitally delayed by a few secs) feed, which airs before 10pm.”
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 5:54AM EST
Report: Megyn Kelly is “at war” with NBC over her attempts to book Catt Sadler
Page Six reports that Kelly's NBC bosses are “appalled" at Megyn Kelly Today's plans because Sadler’s pay dispute was with E! News, which is under NBC Universal. “They are appalled (Kelly) would use their own airtime to criticize the company,” an “insider” tells Page Six. “It was bad enough when (NBC star) Debra Messing weighed in on (Sadler’s grievance) on the Golden Globes red carpet on NBC. Now Megyn is going to put Catt front and center — on NBC! Yikes.” ALSO: Kelly criticized for praising fat-shaming.
Posted Wednesday 1/10/18 at 10:24PM EST
Mary Hart reveals she had her own Catt Sadler-like pay disparity dispute
The legendary former Entertainment Tonight host is speaking out after Catt Sadler’s E! News exit, saying that her pay dispute happened before ET. "I had one male counterpart who really wanted to make sure I knew he made a lot more money than me," says Hart. "But we didn't work together for long."
Posted Wednesday 1/10/18 at 2:01PM EST
Catt Sadler responds to claim that Jason Kennedy had a bigger workload at E!: We’re “apples to apples”
“My experience, frustration and disparity was based on Jason Kennedy and myself being apples to apples,” the former E! News host tells The Hollywood Reporter. “We came to the network at the same time and did similar jobs. For people to use the argument that Giuliana (Rancic) somehow made more money than Jason, that comparison doesn't work. They're apples and oranges. She joined before him, she was managing editor, she had multiple shows on the network. It's unfortunate that people who don't work there are trying to be the voice for the network. The only story I can tell is my truth and the truth speaks for itself.”
Posted Tuesday 1/09/18 at 6:45PM EST
E! boss says there’s a “lot of misinformation out there” about Catt Sadler’s pay
“Catt Sadler and Jason Kennedy had different roles and therefore different salaries.” E! boss Frances Berwick said at the TV press tour. “Catt was focused on daytime, Jason Kennedy is on prime evening news and the red carpet…Our employees’ salaries are based on their roles and their expertise, regardless of gender. So we wish Catt well, but I hope that sets the record straight.” ALSO: Pitch Perfect writer Kay Cannon says E! boss gave a “turdburger answer” about Sadler.
Posted Monday 1/08/18 at 11:02AM EST
Catt Sadler is “immensely grateful” to the actresses who spoke up for her during E!’s red carpet coverage
“I am immensely grateful for the outpouring of support today,” the former E! News co-anchor said, acknowledging the actresses who brought up gender parity while speaking to E!
Posted Monday 1/08/18 at 7:47AM EST
Debra Messing used her E! red carpet interview to slam E! for Catt Sadler’s exit over gender pay gap
“I was so shocked to hear that E! doesn’t believe in paying their female co-hosts the same as their male co-hosts,” the Will & Grace star said in an awkward moment with Giuliana Rancic. “I miss Catt Sadler … and we stand with her. That’s something that can change tomorrow, you know? We want people to start having this conversation that women are just as valuable as men.”
- Ryan Seacrest criticized for avoiding asking men about sexual harassment, while asking women about the topic
- Eva Longoria also came to Catt Sadler’s defense while speaking on E!
- Longoria also called out Carson Daly for referring to #MeToo as a “brief” moment in history
- Rancic asked Issa Rae what she would call her memoir — not knowing the Insecure star’s memoir was a bestseller in 2016
# TOPICS: E!, E! Live from the Red Carpet, Will & Grace, Carson Daly, Catt Sadler, Debra Messing, Eva Longoria, Giuliana Rancic, Harvey Weinstein, Issa Rae, Award Shows, Golden Globe Awards, Sexual Misconduct, TV Salaries, Women and TV