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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 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 Wednesday 1/24/18 at 11:32PM EST
Megyn Kelly may lose talent bookings over her “Hanoi Jane” takedown of Jane Fonda
According to multiple talent representatives who spoke to The Hollywood Reporter, Kelly’s comments on Monday made them weary about the NBC morning show, with one saying that “actors don’t trust her." Megyn Kelly Today has, however, evolved away from being the “celebrity-driven vehicle” that it was in its first week as it focuses more on post-Harvey Weinstein issues of sexual misconduct. So it’s not clear if losing celebrities would have an impact.
Posted Wednesday 1/24/18 at 1:23PM EST
Megyn Kelly returned to her NBC talk show Wednesday without mentioning Jane Fonda
Posted Tuesday 1/23/18 at 9:15PM EST
Ann Curry tells The View: “I did not have a button in my office”
The former Today co-anchor was asked about Matt Lauer’s reported button in his office, and the female staffer whom he’s accused of sexually attacking. “I don’t know that from personal experience,” Curry said. “Did you have a button in your office?” asked Joy Behar. “I did not have a button in my office,” Curry responded.
Posted Tuesday 1/23/18 at 2:19PM EST
The View goes after Megyn Kelly over her Jane Fonda comments
“To drag the Vietnam War into a plastic surgery conversation is a real stretch Megyn, okay?” said Joy Behar on this morning's show, adding: “Jane should have just said to her, ‘And how much work have you had, bitch?!”
Posted Monday 1/22/18 at 11:51PM EST
CNN’s Bill Weir slams Megyn Kelly over her Jane Fonda remarks, attacking her “ginormous salary”
“A decent host might drop by the green room before the show and ask an 80 yr-old the best way to broach a sensitive topic but @MegynTODAY would rather attack the guest for being offended,” Weir tweeted, adding: “Meanwhile, real journalists are forced to take cuts so NBC can pay her ginormous salary.”
Posted Monday 1/22/18 at 1:40PM EST
Megyn Kelly Today references “Hanoi Jane” in her escalating feud with Jane Fonda
In response to Fonda saying Kelly is “not that good of an interviewer” for asking about her plastic surgery, Kelly said on Megyn Kelly Today this morning that she has “no regrets” about asking the Grace and Frankie star about plastic surgery, noting that she was promoting a film about aging. Fonda, she said, “has no business lecturing anyone on what qualifies as offensive,” calling her a “woman whose name is synonymous with outrage… Look at her treatment of our military during the Vietnam War — many of our veterans still call her ‘Hanoi Jane’ thanks to her radio broadcasts, which attempted to shame American troops. She posed on an anti-aircraft gun used to shoot down our pilots.”
Posted Thursday 1/18/18 at 9:48PM EST
Megyn Kelly Today staffer says he was fired after reporting a “toxic and demeaning” work culture
Former Daily Show writer Kevin Bleyer says he was axed after accusing the executive producers of creating a bullying environment in an email to NBC News' human resources. A NBC News rep denies Bleyer’s claim, saying the producers were unfairly attacked and that he was let go because “he was the wrong fit for this role, as a comedy writer at a morning news broadcast.”
Posted Tuesday 1/16/18 at 6:10PM EST
Jane Fonda jokingly referenced her disastrous Megyn Kelly interview on Today
Fonda and Lily Tomlin were promoting the new season of Grace and Frankie this morning, when Tomlin jokingly brought up her first facelift. “Let's not go there. Who are you, Megyn Kelly?” said Fonda, prompting laughter from interviewers Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie.
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 6:58PM EST
Megyn Kelly walks back her praise of fat-shaming, reveals her entire family is overweight or obese
After facing criticism, Kelly clarified her Thursday praise of fat-shaming on this morning’s Megyn Kelly Today, saying she “said something yesterday on this show that clearly struck a nerve, and I think it's a conversation we need to have, openly. We were discussing body-shaming others, something I absolutely do not support. In fact, quite the opposite."
Posted Tuesday 12/19/17 at 10:26AM EST
The Daily Show’s “Song for Women 2017” featured a Hillary Clinton cameo
Last night’s recap song had such lyrics as, “Megyn Kelly went to NBC from Fox, $17 million for a show that sucks.”
Posted Monday 12/18/17 at 11:28AM EST
Megyn Kelly is now reportedly NBC News’ highest-paid anchor
According to The Hollywood Reporter, before Matt Lauer was fired, the issue of pay parity arose in the renegotiation of Savannah Guthrie’s contract. Now that Lauer is gone, Kelly is said to be the highest-paid NBC News anchor.