Megyn KellyLatest News and Opinion
Posted Wednesday 10/03/18 at 9:05PM EDT
Megyn Kelly has one regret from her first year on Today: "I certainly wish I hadn’t put on Jane Fonda"
Source: Us Weekly
“That didn’t go well!," Kelly, whose Megyn Kelly Today celebrated its first anniversary last week, says with a laugh. Kelly thinks Fonda didn't take kindly to her question about plastic surgery because of her Fox News past. “I let her beat up on me repeatedly," says Kelly of Fonda's denunciation of her interview in other outlets. "She went out there and ripped on me. It’s fine. You have to take your licks as a reporter, as an anchor. And she did it again, and she did it again, and she did it again and I didn’t say anything.”
Posted Tuesday 9/25/18 at 6:56PM EDT
Tom Arnold and Megyn Kelly got into a heated argument over Mark Burnett and Brett Kavanaugh
Source: The Daily Beast
Kelly tried grilling Arnold on last week's confrontation with Burnett on this morning's edition of Megyn Kelly Today. But the interview turned into Arnold confronting Kelly, accusing her of defending U.S. Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh. “You keep defending Kavanaugh and those guys, maybe you can defend me for one second here!” he said. Kelly responded: “No, I won’t. And I’m not defending Kavanaugh, I’m asking for a fair hearing.”
Posted Thursday 9/06/18 at 2:04PM EDT
Dr. Phil is launching an interview podcast called Phil in the Blanks
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Phil McGraw's podcast will debut in mid-January with guest Jay Leno. Other guests include Vivica A. Fox, Harvey Levin, Dax Shepard and Megyn Kelly.
Posted Monday 8/27/18 at 3:09PM EDT
NBC News chairman Andy Lack is reportedly facing the boot
Source: Page Six
Page Six reports that "Comcast chiefs have been seeking a replacement for Lack." The 71-year-old Lack, who previously served as NBC News president, returned to NBC News in 2015 following the Brian Williams debacle. But all hasn't been well under Lack's watch over the past year and a half. There have been sexual harassment scandals involving Matt Lauer and Tom Brokaw. There was also his decision to lure Megyn Kelly with a $20 million-a-year deal. Meanwhile, Today is No. 2 among morning shows.
Posted Saturday 8/11/18 at 4:53AM EDT
Megyn Kelly's idea to boost Oscar ratings: Ditch Republican-bashers like Jimmy Kimmel
“I would also say for the record, maybe choose a host – because the last time around they had Jimmy Kimmel,” Kelly said on Megyn Kelly Today. “I know a lot of people love Jimmy, but he’s openly said he has disdain for Republicans, that they’re stupid, and he doesn’t want them watching his shows if they disagree with any of his opinions. That does not tend to help your ratings.”
Posted Wednesday 8/01/18 at 1:35PM EDT
Nicole Kidman is in talks to play Gretchen Carlson in Fox News movie Fair and Balanced
Kidman is set to join Charlize Theron, who was cast as Megyn Kelly in May. Meanwhile, Margot Robbie is in talks to play a fictional Fox News associate producer named Kayla Pospisil in the film about the women of Fox News, and not necessarily about former Fox News boss Roger Ailes.
Posted Monday 7/23/18 at 4:11PM EDT
Megyn Kelly weeps on air over the loss of her beloved dog
Source: Page Six
“I just want to steal a personal moment and say, something sad happened in my life on Friday — hope I can get through this — but my dog died,” Kelly said on Megyn Kelly Today of her dog Basha, who was with her for 14 years. “Already I’m not through it, but yeah, Basha died and it was super sad.” Kelly said she was touched to receive so much support on Twitter, noting that the social media platform can be a nasty place.
Posted Friday 7/13/18 at 3:19PM EDT
Megyn Kelly is returning to NBC's Sunday night lineup for at least one night
The one-hour special airing in August is expected to be a resuscitation of Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly. NBC announced in March that Kelly would return to primetime "periodically."
Posted Monday 7/09/18 at 1:29PM EDT
Megyn Kelly defends Miss America swimsuit competition, criticizes former Fox News colleague Gretchen Carlson's pageant changes
Source: The Daily Beast
Both Kelly and Carlson left Fox News after accusing Roger Ailes of sexual harassment. Yet Kelly criticized the major change made by her former colleague, who is now chair of the Miss America Organization and who spearheaded the elimination of the swimsuit competition. “What’s wrong with showing women in bikinis?” Kelly said on Megyn Kelly Today, adding: “What’s wrong with the bathing suits? They look amazing, they worked hard for it, they’re fit. I find it inspirational to see a really fit woman.” When told the swimsuits objectify women, Kelly responded: “Is it objectification if the woman wants it?" She added: “The reality is, no one is going to want to watch the pageant."
Posted Wednesday 6/20/18 at 3:57AM EDT
Megyn Kelly denounces Corey Lewandowski's "womp womp," urges cable news to stop giving him a national platform
Lewandowski, the former Trump campaign manager and CNN political commentator, went viral Tuesday night when he dismissed a story of an immigrant girl with Down syndrome being separated from her family by saying "womp womp." Kelly -- who slammed CNN's hiring of Lewandowski two years ago -- tweeted: "There is no low to which this coward Corey Lewandowski won’t sink. This man should not be afforded a national platform to spew his hate."
Posted Friday 6/01/18 at 2:37PM EDT
Why Roseanne Barr was fired and Samantha Bee was not: TBS bears some responsibility for C-word airing
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Roseanne's Twitter account -- which ABC knew was problematic as far back as last August -- contains her own tweets. Bee's Full Frontal show is pre-taped. "Those words should not have been aired. It was our mistake too, and we regret it," TBS said in a statement yesterday. As James Hibberd notes, "it’s hard for a network to fire a host when it’s partly responsible for what the host said." He also points out that ABC is a family-friendly broadcast network, while Bee's show airs on a basic cable channel that allows for limited profanity. Finally, what Barr tweeted and what Bee said are different. "Obviously, most people wouldn’t consider racist slurs and a profane word anywhere close to the same ballpark of offensive — coming across as a cruel vulgarian is often survivable (Trump himself is known for his unpresidential use of profanity)," says Hibberd. ALSO: Megyn Kelly calls out White House hypocrisy on Bee.
Posted Thursday 5/31/18 at 1:46PM EDT
White House blasts Samantha Bee for "vile and vicious" Ivanka Trump slur, demands TBS take action
The Full Frontal host is under fire for calling Ivanka Trump the C-word on last night's show. “Let me just say, one mother to another, do something about your dad’s immigration practices you feckless c*nt!” Bee said, prompting a response today from White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. “The language used by Samantha Bee last night is vile and vicious," Sanders said in a statement. "The collective silence by the left and its media allies is appalling. Her disgusting comments and show are not fit for broadcast, and executives at Time Warner and TBS must demonstrate that such explicit profanity about female members of this administration will not be condoned on its network.” Bee's slur was also called out by Megyn Kelly, who tweeted that "this is disgusting. How is this acceptable? And how are we expected to take any of these publications seriously if they gleefully repost something like this at the same time they (rightfully) condemn @therealroseanne?" Meanwhile, Bee was condemned on TBS' sister network CNN, where Poppy Harlow called it "way over the line...it's never okay to say something like that about someone."
UPDATE: Samantha Bee tweets an apology as TBS pulls video of the segment: "I would like to sincerely apologize to Ivanka Trump and to my viewers for using an expletive on my show to describe her last night. It was inappropriate and inexcusable. I crossed a line, and I deeply regret it." TBS responded with its own statement: “Samantha Bee has taken the right action in apologizing for the vile and inappropriate language she used about Ivanka Trump last night. Those words should not have been aired. It was our mistake too, and we regret it.”
Posted Tuesday 5/22/18 at 6:12AM EDT
Charlize Theron to play Megyn Kelly in a movie about Fox News and Roger Ailes
Theron will play Kelly as host of Fox News' The Kelly Files. In her memoir Settle for More, Kelly detailed the sexual harassment she endured in the decade she worked at Fox News.
Posted Monday 5/14/18 at 11:28PM EDT
NBC News' many problems aren't just a coincidence -- they're symptoms
Source: The Washington Post
Matt Lauer, Brian Williams, Tom Brokaw, Joy Reid, Ronan Farrow, Hugh Hewitt -- and even the Megyn Kelly debacle -- are all symptoms of a larger problem. As Margaret Sullivan put it, "the network’s credibility is on the line. To critics it would seem that network leadership isn’t taking that seriously enough, believing perhaps that the public is mostly unaware, and that advertisers don’t mind. But a news organization’s reputation builds — or fades — over time. Does NBC really want to be seen as a place where stars are protected too vigorously, and where ratings and profits reign supreme? Given NBC’s prominence, its foibles hurt not only the network itself, its own journalists, and its viewers. Such self-sabotage also hurts American journalism overall at a time when there are more than enough external enemies waiting to pounce."
Posted Tuesday 5/01/18 at 1:51PM EDT
When reporting on Tom Brokaw, NBC News staffers were urged to mention the letter in support of him
On Monday, NBC News staffers received a memo on guidelines for how to handle the Brokaw sexual harassment allegations. “Include relevant portions of Brokaw’s denial, his email and the email in support of him, signed by more than 60 colleagues,” said the memo. Some staffers were shocked by the NBC News guidelines because the letter signed by Brokaw's current and former female colleagues had itself become a source of tension. In fact, Megyn Kelly was going "rogue" when she said of the letter, “The truth is, you don’t know what you don’t know." ALSO: If NBC News staffers were forced to sign the Brokaw letter, it can be a huge legal problem.