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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 Tuesday 2/06/18 at 2:36AM EST
Ryan Seacrest: “I do not take things for granted” after being cleared of misconduct accusation
“To have my workplace conduct questioned was gut-wrenching,” Seacrest writes in The Hollywood Reporter, recounting the investigation into a former E! wardrobe stylist’s accusation against him that was never revealed. “I’ve always aimed to treat all of my colleagues with honesty, respect, kindness and compassion,” he adds. “Yet, I knew, regardless of the confidence I had that there was no merit to the allegations, my name would likely soon appear on the lists of those suspected of despicable words and deeds. The pressures of our overflowing newsfeeds would insist on it.”
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 Friday 12/22/17 at 2:05PM EST
E! News salaries revealed?
Us Weekly has what it reports to be Catt Sadler and Jason Kennedy’s salaries, and it appears he does make nearly double. But a source says it has nothing to do with gender, but seniority. Giuliana Rancic was earning more than Kennedy as the lead anchor. When Rancic left, Kennedy became the No. 1 anchor and Sadler became No. 2, according to the source. ALSO: Kennedy’s wife Lauren Scruggs says her husband is "being deemed as sexist when that is simply not true."
Posted Thursday 12/21/17 at 10:23PM EST
Giulana Rancic earned three times Jason Kennedy’s salary at E!, a source tells People
People magazine cited a “source close to the situation” who disputes Catt Sadler when she says female hosts are paid substantially less for the same work. “As an E! spokesperson went on the record saying, Catt and Jason’s roles were not comparable,” said the source. “In addition to co-hosting E! News five nights a week, Jason co-hosts Live From the Red Carpet, one of the network’s most lucrative programs, and hosts E! News Weekend every Saturday and Sunday, while Catt was one of three hosts of Daily Pop and co-hosted E! News twice a week.” A rep for Sadler responded to People’s source, saying in a statement that “their roles at the network were virtually identical. The only thing about them that was not comparable was their gender — and the fact that she filmed a minimum of seven shows a week to his five.”
Posted Wednesday 12/20/17 at 10:03PM EST
Catt Sadler doesn’t blame former E! News colleague Jason Kennedy for their pay disparity
“Jason Kennedy is one of my best friends in the whole wide world,” she says. “He is like a brother to me. And in no way do I want this to reflect poorly on him. This is not his fault.”
Posted Wednesday 12/20/17 at 2:14PM EST
Catt Sadler confirms she left E! News over a pay dispute, says male co-anchor Jason Kennedy was "making double my salary"
Sadler tells People magazine she was “informed and made aware that my male equivalent at the network who I started with the same year and have come up with doing essentially similar jobs, if not the same job, wasn’t just making a little bit more than me but was making double my salary and has been for several years,” adding “that was really hard to swallow.” She said she tried to come to a “reasonable” agreement with E! for a contract extension, but the cable network declined. In a statement, E! said: “E! compensates employees fairly and appropriately based on their roles, regardless of gender. We appreciate Catt Sadler’s many contributions at E! News and wish her all the best following her decision to leave the network.” ALSO: Jennifer Lawrence to Sadler: “Thank you Catt for sharing your story.”