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Posted Friday 5/25/18 at 10:33AM EDT
Rose McGowan says it's a "very good feeling" seeing Harvey Weinstein in handcuffs
The disgraced mogul was smiling in handcuffs this morning as the NYPD perp walked him out of the police precinct after he turned himself in to face felony sex crime charges, including suspicion of rape, a criminal sex act, sexual abuse and sexual misconduct. The charges stem from accusations from former actress Lucia Evans and another yet-to-be-identified victim. Weinstein's bail was set at $1 million cash or $10 million bond. McGowan, one of Weinstein's most prominent accusers, appeared on Megyn Kelly Today soon after Weinstein's arrest to describe her reaction to seeing Weinstein in handcuffs. “It’s surreal. It’s… real. It’s both,” she said. “It’s a very good feeling… I actually didn’t believe this day would come… This is a big strike into the heart of abuse of power, and it shows people worldwide — which is what I was hoping [for] the whole time — that this will not stand.” ALSO: Ronan Farrow warns on GMA: "It’s unclear whether, Weinstein, even if found guilty, will spend any time behind bars"
Posted Monday 4/30/18 at 2:02PM EDT
Megyn Kelly cautions NBC News colleagues on Tom Brokaw: "You don't know what you don't know"
Megyn Kelly Today discussed the Brokaw sexual harassment allegations this morning, with Kelly cautioning her NBC News colleagues Kate Snow and Stephanie Gosk on jumping to conclusions about the NBC News legend. Kelly called the open letter signed by 64 current and former female NBC News employees "dicey." "It’s basically a character reference,” Kelly said. “And they’re saying, ‘For what it’s worth, my experience with him has always been honorable, and he’s always treated me well.’ And I understand that. Because when you love the person being under attack, you want to say, ‘This has been my experience'...I will say that the same thing did happen at Fox (News). And the truth is, you don’t know what you don’t know. And that’s not in any way to impugn Tom, who I love. And who’s been so good to me. Just saying, you don’t know what you don’t know."
Posted Friday 4/27/18 at 9:17PM EDT
How NBC can solve its Megyn Kelly problem: Let her be unlikable!
"Because that's what made her a star," says Kristen Baldwin of the Megyn Kelly Today host. Baldwin points out that "at least she was allowed to have opinions on Fox News, no matter how misguided; on Today, meanwhile, the producers (and maybe even Kelly herself) seem so fixated on making her 'relatable' and 'likable' that they’ve stripped her of the personality that made her interesting to watch — or hate-watch."
Posted Wednesday 4/25/18 at 1:14PM EDT
Report: NBC's $69 million "bet" on Megyn Kelly is "backfiring"
The former Fox News star was brought in to bring a bigger audience to Today, but has instead "dragged down" the "critical franchise," according to an article in this morning's Wall Street Journal. The Journal reports that affiliates are unhappy with the ratings drop and NBC staffers are "grumbling" about Kelly's "lofty budget." Still, NBC News says Megyn Kelly Today is profitable. For her part, Kelly says "our show is a baby. We’re six months old," adding: “I need to introduce myself to people who don’t know me or know some bastardized version of me that they’ve gotten from a website or a TV show. There are definitely some who only know me through some caricature they learned about on The Daily Show.” ALSO: 9 a.m. Today predecessors Al Roker and Tamron Hall earned less than half of Kelly's salary and had much better ratings.
Posted Thursday 4/05/18 at 6:37PM EDT
Megyn Kelly says it'll take a full year for Megyn Kelly Today to fully establish itself
“I’m just grateful I’ve been given a long runway to develop that relationship” with viewers, says Kelly, who's seen her ratings grow 12% in the key daytime demo. “In my experience, it takes a show about a year to find its sea legs, to figure out who it is, and that’s true of me too,” she says. “In morning television, it takes a while to change an audience’s viewing habits, and so I have to earn the trust of the audience, and I’m willing to work for it.”
Posted Wednesday 3/28/18 at 1:38PM EDT
Ryan Seacrest accuser says she was dropped from appearing last week on Megyn Kelly Today
Seacrest's former E! stylist Suzie Hardy, who accused Seacrest of sexual harassment, tells the DailyMail.com she was scheduled to appear on the March 19 edition of Megyn Kelly Today to tell her story -- opposite of Seacret's Live with Ryan and Kelly. "I could have gone with a number of shows, but I picked Megyn Kelly because of other interviews she had done supporting women in the #MeToo movement," she says. But she thinks NBC put the kibosh on the interview due to NBC Universal's relationship with Seacrest. DailyMail.com didn't get NBC News' response to Hardy's allegation.
Posted Wednesday 3/28/18 at 1:38PM EDT
After watching Stormy Daniels interview, Megyn Kelly was reminded of the Trump team allegedly threatening her
Kelly shared a portion of her 2016 book, Settle for More, following the 60 Minutes interview where Daniels said a mysterious man threatened her and her daughter. In her book, Kelly recalled that President Trump's attorney Michael Cohen retweeted a tweet from a Trump supporter that said "we can gut her." To which Kelly responded: "For the first time, I felt alarmed."
Posted Monday 2/26/18 at 6:26AM EST
Report: Megyn Kelly accused of creating a toxic atmosphere at Today that is "tarnishing the brand"
One Today contributor tells Page Six that Kelly's name is so toxic that producers avoid using her name -- using Today instead -- when booking big-name guests. Another NBC source says "she is hated inside the Today show and is seen as tarnishing the brand, out-of-control and selfish." Meanwhile, former Fox News makeup artist Iren Halperin claims Kelly is being disingenuous with her #MeToo movement advocacy. “She’s disrespectful,” says Halperin. “She’s not for women. She’s extremely mean and rude to women.” ALSO: Fox Newsers were split on Page Six's Megyn Kelly story.
Posted Monday 2/19/18 at 11:12PM EST
Report: Hoda and Kathie Lee's audience is forced to sit in Megyn Kelly Today's audience
It turns out that the last two hours of the Today show share the same audience members, and some think think having to watch Megyn Kelly to see Hoda and Kathie Lee amounts to "being held hostage."
Posted Thursday 2/15/18 at 2:17PM EST
Kelly Ripa delivers an impassioned speech on gun violence: "Offering thoughts and prayers are not enough anymore"
"People are gonna say, ‘Oh, you’re a talk show host, shut up,'" the Live! co-host said this morning in reaction to the mass high school shooting in Parkland, Florida. "In this moment, I am a mom of three kids that go to school and I had to talk my kids off a ledge this morning because they were afraid to go to school." Ripa added: "The fact that our country has such unparalleled mass shooter violence is staggering to me...So somebody needs to have a conversation that is larger than in this moment, and again, I just say it as a concerned citizen and parent and human being that something needs to change, there needs to be a bigger, better dialogue because we are failing in this area." ALSO: Megyn Kelly had a deeply pessimistic monologue about America's gun epidemic
Posted Wednesday 2/14/18 at 2:32PM EST
Megyn Kelly's ratings are up, but she still has fewer viewers than Tamron Hall had in the same timeslot
Megyn Kelly Today has climbed 17% in total viewership between October and January and 20% in the 25-54 demo during the same period. Yet Kelly is underperforming in her timeslot compared to her 9 a.m. Today predecessor.
Posted Monday 2/12/18 at 8:22PM EST
Megyn Kelly: "You must be a pig" when negotiating your TV salary
On this morning's Megyn Kelly Today, Kelly -- reported to be earning $23 million a year at NBC -- brought up Ellen Pompeo's recent frank discussion about her Grey's Anatomy salary to her actress guests. “Actually, when you’re in a contract negotiation, you must be greedy,” Kelly said. “I always say, having practiced law for ten years, you must be a pig. That is the time to be comfortable just going for it.”
Posted Tuesday 1/30/18 at 8:39PM EST
Dr. Oz to air the shelved Nicole Eggert interview that was taped on Jan. 10
Following the former Charles in Charge star’s appearance this morning on Megyn Kelly Today to discuss her molestation allegations against Scott Baio, The Dr. Oz Show producers told Eggers reps that they would air her interview on Wednesday, three weeks after it was taped.
Posted Tuesday 1/30/18 at 1:33PM EST
Nicole Eggert details Scott Baio’s alleged sexual abuse on Megyn Kelly Today
“He immediately took to me, and befriended me, and earned my trust,” a teary Eggert told Megyn Kelly this morning describing her older Charles in Charge co-star. “And then he started expressing his love for me, and talking about marriage in the future. And then — I was still 14 — before my 15th birthday, we were at his house, in his car, in his garage and he reached over and he penetrated me with his finger. And that is when the sexual touching and abuse started.”
Posted Monday 1/29/18 at 2:45PM EST
Megyn Kelly to interview Nicole Eggert about her Scott Baio molestation allegations