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Golden Globes Controversy: It's 'Put-Up-or-Shut-Up' Time

A look at the trouble with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association

(Newser) - The Golden Globes is now in flux, thanks to NBC announcing it won't be airing the awards show in 2022, with powerful stars like Tom Cruise and Scarlett Johansson and such corporations as Netflix, Amazon, and WarnerMedia joining the stand against the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's lack of...

Awards Show Loses Network
Network Drops
Show Under Fire

Network Drops Show Under Fire

NBC says Golden Globes may return to air in 2023 if host organization diversifies

(Newser) - Amid growing pressure on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, NBC said Monday that will not air the Golden Globes in 2022. In a statement, the network said it believes the press association—which is facing possible boycotts from Netflix, Warner Bros., and many Hollywood stars—is committed to reform. "...

Nielsen Tallies Up Viewership for Chauvin Verdict

At least 23.2M Americans were watching

(Newser) - At least 23.2 million Americans watched on television this week as former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, per the AP . The Nielsen company's estimate came from viewership figures on 11 different networks that carried Tuesday's...

Bad Situation Gets Worse for Hollywood Foreign Press

Former president booted over email viewed as racist, advisers flee

(Newser) - The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which puts on the Golden Globes, has expelled a former president after he shared an article that described Black Lives Matter as a "racist hate movement." Philip Berk, who served eight terms as president until 2011, shared the FrontPage Mag article —which...

Viewers Take a Pass on Golden Globes
Golden Globes Was
a Ratings Loser

Golden Globes Was a Ratings Loser

Viewers' enthusiasm for the awards show was muted

(Newser) - The Academy Awards and Grammys are coming up, and as far as TV ratings go, the bar has been dramatically lowered. Ratings tanked for Sunday's Golden Globes broadcast. The average audience came in at 6.9 million, Vulture reports, compared to 18.3 million in 2020. The numbers have...

Tom Brokaw Retires From NBC
Tom Brokaw
Retires
From NBC

Tom Brokaw Retires From NBC

Journalist covered Kennedy assassination through the pandemic

(Newser) - NBC News veteran Tom Brokaw announced Friday that he is retiring from the network after 55 years. The author of The Greatest Generation was NBC's lead anchor at Nightly News and for big events for more than 20 years before giving way to Brian Williams in 2004. The 80-year-old...

Cris Collingsworth: I Didn't Mean to Insult Female Fans

Analyst apologizes for saying Pittsburgh women know their football

(Newser) - "Everybody's a fan," Chris Collingsworth said during an NFL game Wednesday night in Pittsburgh. "In particular, the ladies that I met. They have really specific questions about the game, and I'm like, 'Wow,' you’re just blown away by how strong the fans...

NBC Reporter Swears on Air, Blames #2020

Ken Dilanian says he had technical difficulties

(Newser) - When NBC correspondent Ken Dilanian started swearing during a live segment Tuesday, some viewers initially thought he had shocking news to share. "Oh s---. F---," Dilanian said after MSNBC host Craig Melvin asked him to deliver some breaking news. Deadline reports that Melvin remained "poker faced" as...

People Are Furious With NBC Over Trump Town Hall

Network is being criticized, even by its own

(Newser) - NBC News' decision to host President Trump's town hall Thursday night—which will air on the network at the same time ABC News is airing Joe Biden's competing event—is not going over well in some circles. The Los Angeles Times reports #BoycottNBC is trending on Twitter, and...

Analyst Fired for Discussing Co-Worker's 'Boobs': I'm the Victim

Jeremy Roenick, formerly of NBC Sports, sues, claiming anti-straight discrimination

(Newser) - Former hockey star and NBC Sports analyst Jeremy Roenick has sued the network, claiming he was discriminated against for being straight. Roenick was fired after a December appearance on the Barstool Sports podcast "Spittin' Chiclets," where he mentioned wanting a threesome with his wife and a co-worker during...

20-Year-Old SNL Sketch Causing Problems for Jimmy Fallon

In it, he dons blackface

(Newser) - A 2000 Saturday Night Live sketch has come back to haunt Jimmy Fallon. Fallon, now the host of the Tonight Show, was at the time an SNL cast member doing an impression of Chris Rock—in blackface. (Rock left the show in 1993.) The skit was resurfaced on Twitter...

Soap Operas Dangerously Low Thanks to Virus

Popular daytime dramas are running out of episodes and can't resume production

(Newser) - The coronavirus has most of us locked down in our homes, and for those seeking routine, diving into the daily soaps can provide some escapist comfort. But Vulture warns that the most popular daytime TV dramas are perilously close to running out of episodes they filmed before the shutdown, forcing...

Christopher Meloni's SVU Character Is Returning

Elliot Stabler heads organized crime unit in new series

(Newser) - Detective Elliot Stabler is back in the NBC stable. Christopher Meloni will be reprising his Law & Order: Special Victims Unit role in a new drama from Dick Wolf. Sources tell the Hollywood Reporter that the new drama, featuring an NYPD organized crime unit led by Stabler, has been picked...

Fred Silverman Put a Series of Hits on All 3 Major Networks

Executive backed Roots , All in the Family

(Newser) - Fred Silverman, who steered programming for each of the Big Three broadcast networks and brought All in the Family, Roots, Hawaii Five-O and other hit series and miniseries to television, died Thursday. He was 82. Silverman, who had been battling cancer, died at his home in the Pacific Palisades area...

NBC Investigating America's Got Talent

Probe follows 'productive' 5-hour meeting with Gabrielle Union

(Newser) - NBC will open an investigation into America's Got Talent after meeting with fired judge Gabrielle Union . "We had a lengthy 5-hour, and what I thought to be, productive meeting yesterday," Union tweeted Wednesday. "I was able to, again, express my unfiltered truth. I led with transparency...

Sands to Keep Falling Through Hourglass of Longtime Soap

'Days of Our Lives' will be back for a 56th season on NBC, per reports

(Newser) - In the most Stefano DiMera move ever, Days of Our Lives is back from the dead. It apparently was never officially dead to begin with, despite reports last week that the NBC soap opera would go on hiatus at the end of November and the entire cast would be released...

Entire Cast of NBC Show on Since 1965 Is Released

Stars of 'Days of Our Lives' were set free from contracts; fate of soap opera is unclear

(Newser) - No one yet knows the ultimate fate of NBC's longest-running entertainment program, but its stars know they're out of a job in a couple of weeks. TVLine first reported the news Tuesday that Days of Our Lives, a soap opera that's been on the network since November...

Maddow Gets Emotional Over 'Silence' at NBC

The MSNBC host speaks up about sexual harassment and NDAs

(Newser) - Activists called upon NBC Universal on Saturday to allow former employees to speak out freely on sexual harassment in the workplace without restriction, rather than having to come to the company first to be released from non-disclosure agreements, the AP reports. The company said Saturday that any former employee who...

In First Return to Fox, Megyn Kelly Slams NBC

Former 'Today' host calls for outside investigation over Matt Lauer

(Newser) - Megyn Kelly returned to her old network this week just long enough to tear into her other old network. In an interview on Tucker Carlson Tonight, Kelly called for an outside investigation of NBC concerning the sexual misconduct allegations against former colleague Matt Lauer. "They investigated themselves," Kelly...

NBC Debate &#39;Just Didn&#39;t Work&#39;
Well, That Didn't Go Well
OPINION

Well, That Didn't Go Well

First Democratic debate was too much and too little: Margaret Sullivan

(Newser) - President Trump was on to something when he tweeted Wednesday about the unprofessionalism of the first Democratic candidates' debate . "As a 'not ready for prime time' moment, this one ranked right up there," media columnist Margaret Sullivan begins at the Washington Post . At the start of hour...

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