• Pat Cipollone Jan 21

    White House Counsel: ‘It Is Time to Start With This Trial’

    White House Counsel Pat Cipollone addressed the Senate on Tuesday during President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. Cipollone said he believes senators will find that president “has done absolutely nothing wrong.”

  • The Rock Jan 11

    The Rock to Revisit Younger Years in New NBC Comedy Series

    Dwayne Johnson will revisit his younger years in a new NBC series, “The Rock,” which is the retired pro wrestler’s nickname. The network said Saturday that it’s ordered 11 episodes of the comedy inspired by Johnson, who will appear in each episode and also serve as an executive producer. He was born in Northern California and spent his childhood...

  • Jimmy Fallon Jan 11

    Jimmy Fallon Heads to Prime-Time With Celeb Musical Series

    Jimmy Fallon is adding his first prime-time series to his his late-night empire. He’ll host “That’s My Jam,” a comedy-variety event series on NBC inspired by his popular, celebrity-studded musical segments on the “The Tonight Show.” It will premiere after the Tokyo Olympics in August. Celebrities who love to sing and dance will compete against each other in classic...

  • Golden Globes Jan 11

    Bye, Ricky Gervais: Poehler, Fey to Host 2021 Golden Globes

    Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will share host duties for the Golden Globes ceremony in 2021. Poehler herself shared the announcement at a TV critics meeting Saturday, just a week after the ceremony aired with Ricky Gervais as host. “There are no two funnier people anywhere,” said Poehler, who introduced herself with the name of an NBC publicist who was…

  • NBC Jan 11

    The Americas to Star in NBC Nature Series ‘The New World’

    The Americas are getting the star treatment. NBC said Saturday it’s ordered a 10-part series, “The New World,” that will explore the wilderness and wildlife of North, Central and South America. It’s set to air in 2024. “We aim to launch this ambitious show straight out of the closing ceremony of the Olympics,” NBC Entertainment Chairman Paul Telegdy told...

  • NFL Dec 30, 2019

    NFL Officials Look to Raise TV Broadcast Fees on Multiyear Media Deals as Ratings Rise

    NFL viewership ratings are on the rise for the second straight year, giving league officials an edge in pushing to raise broadcast fees and lock in multiyear media deals long before they are set to expire at the end of 2022. Viewership plummeted during the 2016 and 2017 seasons after former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick quietly divided football fans...

  • streaming services Dec 23, 2019

    NBC’s Streaming Service Will Have Movies From Lionsgate After New Deal With Starz

    Comcast’s NBCUniversal and Starz announced a new deal Monday to license streaming content from one another. The two companies have entered a long-term agreement that will give NBC’s Peacock streaming service a fresh batch of content. The deal means that when Peacock launches in April 2020, users will have access to hundreds of films and shows produced by Starz, which is owned by...

  • Golden Globes Dec 9, 2019

    Zellweger, Pitt and … ‘Cats’? Here Come the Golden Globes

    Renee Zellweger, Brad Pitt and Eddie Murphy are locks. But whether “Cats” has it in the bag, too, we won’t know until the 77th annual Golden Globes are announced Monday morning. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will unveil their nominations in Los Angeles beginning at 8:04 a.m. EST. They will be live-streamed on the Golden Globes’ Facebook page and...

  • Dec 5, 2019

    Gabrielle Union, NBC Say Meeting About ‘America’s Got Talent’ Firing Was ‘Productive’

    Gabrielle Union and NBC both said Wednesday that they have had a “productive” first conversation on her firing from “America’s Got Talent” and her allegations that she was removed for complaining about on-set racism and other behavior. Union, who was removed as a judge after one season, tweeted Tuesday that she was able to express her “unfiltered truth” and “desire...

  • Dec 2, 2019

    New York Is One of the Most Dangerous States for Online Dating in 2019: Study

    A new data crunch has found New York is now one of the most dangerous states for online dating.

  • Dec 1, 2019

    Lori Loughlin’s Daughter Olivia Jade Returns to YouTube Amid College Admissions Scandal

    As actress Lori Loughlin denies the charges she is facing in the college admissions scandal, her daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli has returned to YouTube, uploading her first video on Sunday since she was engulfed in the controversy earlier this year, NBC News reports. Giannulli, 20, the daughter of Loughlin and designer Mossimo Giannulli, was a successful YouTube star with a...

  • Dec 1, 2019

    Couple Paid $100 for Abandoned Car They Found in Storage Unit—Elon Musk Bought It From Them for Nearly $1 Million

    In 1989, a couple from Long Island, New York paid roughly $100 for an unclaimed storage unit. It was a blind auction, meaning neither they nor the seller had any idea what was inside. When the couple opened the unit, they were in for what would likely be the surprise of their lives: Buried under some old blankets sat a...

  • Dec 1, 2019

    9 Dead, Including 2 Children, in South Dakota Plane Crash

    Nine people, including two children, were killed Saturday when a plane crashed in rough weather near Chamberlain, South Dakota, authorities said. A Pilatus PC-12, a single-engine turboprop passenger plane, had as many as 12 people on board when it crashed shortly after takeoff about a mile from Chamberlain Municipal Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement. Brule County...

  • Dec 1, 2019

    Kid Rock Goes on Vulgar Rant Against Oprah — Gets Escorted Off Stage

    Country rocker and rapper Kid Rock was caught on video lashing out at Oprah Winfrey in a vulgar rant while on stage at his Big Ass Honky Tonk Rock N’ Roll Steakhouse in Nashville, Tennesee, NBC News reports. “I’m like, Oprah Winfrey or Joy Behar, they can suck d— sideways,” Rock said, according to the video published on TMZ Friday....

  • Nov 29, 2019

    Librarians Need Restraining Orders Against Threatening, Violent Patrons

    Libraries are built for reading and research, and librarians are trained to help patrons find what they need. But staffers at San Diego city libraries are also coping with threats to their safety and occasional violence, according to court records and interviews. At least 16 city library department employees have asked judges for protection from unruly patrons, according to documents...

  • Nov 29, 2019

    Good Bulldog: Thor Bulldozes His Way to Best in Show at National Dog Show

    In a crowded field of canine candidates, “Thor” the Bulldog nabbed the Best in Show title at the 2019 National Dog Show. The 2-year-old pup, whose registered showname is GCHG Diamond Gold Majesu Pisko Bulls, bested 2,000 dogs representing 194 breeds to win the prestigious title at the Kennel Club of Philadelphia. “I love this dog,” said trainer Eduardo Paris...

  • Nov 28, 2019

    Pete Davidson Holds SF Comedy Show–But Makes Attendees Sign $1M Agreement for Entry

    Comedian Pete Davidson put on a show Wednesday in San Francisco—but ticketholders weren’t allowed in unless they signed a non-disclosure agreement with a $1 million penalty if broken.

  • Nov 27, 2019

    Trump Admin Projected Separation of 26,000 Migrant Kids at Border, DHS Watchdog Says

    The internal watchdog for the Department of Homeland Security found that the Trump administration anticipated it would separate 26,000 children if the “zero tolerance” policy of 2018 had been allowed to continue, and that the agency knew it lacked the technology to track and reunite children with their parents, NBC News reported. Officials at Customs and Border Protection, the DHS...

  • Nov 27, 2019

    How Did Mina Chang Get a State Department Job in the First Place?

    Mina Chang figured out how to work the levers in Dallas and in the nation’s capital, making connections with key figures and cultivating an online image, until her overblown credentials and claims crumbled under scrutiny. Chang resigned last week from a senior State Department post after an NBC News investigation revealed she made misleading claims about her charity work and...

  • Nov 26, 2019

    Melania Trump Booed at ‘Be Best’ Event in Baltimore

    First lady Melania Trump was greeted with a loud chorus of boos Tuesday while giving a speech to a crowd of young students in Baltimore as part of her “Be Best” campaign, NBC News reported. Trump spoke for about five minutes before hundreds of middle and high school children at the UMBC Event Center in Baltimore and warned them about...

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