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Protesters Give Tucker Carlson's Wife a Fright

Smash Racism, DC, turned up at Fox host's home Wednesday

(Newser) - Current and former Fox News personalities are blasting what they say was a terrifying display at the Washington, DC, home of Tucker Carlson Wednesday night. Carlson wasn't home but says his wife called police and locked herself in a pantry when protesters from a group called Smash Racism, DC,... More »

Megyn Kelly: I Offered Donuts, Begged, but Tabloid Was Rotten

She's outraged that 'Daily Mail' videotaped her 7-year-old

(Newser) - Megyn Kelly would like the paparazzi, and one tabloid specifically, to please leave her family alone in the wake of NBC News cancelling her show. On Wednesday she tweeted that "for a week paparazzi has been lurking outside my home day & nite. Finally today I took my kids... More »

Fox Doesn't Sound Thrilled on Idea of Megyn Kelly Returning

Host won't return to NBC show, and Fox is 'extremely happy' with its own lineup

(Newser) - NBC aired a rerun in the slot for Megyn Kelly Today for the second straight morning on Friday, and the writing on the wall became official in the afternoon: She won't return to her show, period, with the controversy over her blackface comments seen as the final straw. "... More »

Megyn Kelly May Be Losing Show

Insiders say she is in talks for a new role at NBC

(Newser) - The blackface controversy may have sealed the fate of Megyn Kelly Today. Sources tell Variety that Megyn Kelly has been in talks with NBC execs about abandoning the 9am morning show for a possible new role at NBC News. An insider close to Kelly says both sides are ready for... More »

Megyn Kelly's Colleagues Publicly Blast Her Comments

She addresses her Tuesday remarks about blackface on Wednesday's show

(Newser) - Megyn Kelly apologized to her colleagues on Tuesday for the comments she made about blackface during a Megyn Kelly Today segment on Halloween costumes. On Wednesday, she apologized to everybody else. She opened her show with the following (video here ): "I want to begin with two words, I'... More »

Megyn Kelly Apologizes to Colleagues for Blackface Comments

Not everyone was down with the 'Megyn Kelly Today' host's thoughts on Halloween

(Newser) - While at Fox News in 2013, Megyn Kelly got slammed for saying Santa "just is white." Another network, another holiday, another controversy: During a segment on controversial Halloween costumes during her NBC show on Tuesday, Kelly brought up the subject of wearing blackface on Halloween and whether doing... More »

A-List Actress Will Play Megyn Kelly in Ailes Movie

Charlize Theron will portray former Fox host

(Newser) - The downfall of Fox News founder Roger Ailes is going to become a motion picture and while there's no word yet on who will play the disgraced CEO, who died a year ago , Charlize Theron has already been lined up to play Megyn Kelly, according to the Hollywood Reporter... More »

Putin Says Russia Will 'Never' Extradite 13 Indicted Nationals

'Russia does not extradite its citizens to anyone,' he tells Megyn Kelly

(Newser) - Will Russia extradite any of its 13 nationals indicted by US special counsel Robert Mueller for allegedly interfering in the 2016 US presidential election? "Never. Never," Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with Megyn Kelly that aired Sunday. "Russia does not extradite its citizens to... More »

Ann Curry on Megyn Kelly: 'This Is Not Journalism'

She was referencing the Monday segment on Jane Fonda

(Newser) - A former Today show anchor had some tough words for a current Today host. In a Tuesday appearance on the View, Ann Curry addressed Megyn Kelly's Monday segment blasting Jane Fonda . By way of background, Fonda shut down a question Kelly asked about plastic surgery in September, then when... More »

Sister: Mom of Captive Kids Had 'Awakening' 9 Years Ago

Louise Turpin's siblings describe life of sexual experimentation, drinking

(Newser) - More disturbing details on the California couple accused of abusing and torturing their 13 children , now from the sister of the children's mother. Teresa Robinette, sister of 49-year-old Louise Turpin, appeared on Megyn Kelly Today on Monday and said she received a few odd phone calls between 2008 and... More »

Megyn Kelly Brings Up Jane Fonda, Tears Into Her

Says it's time to talk about the 'poor me routine'

(Newser) - Back in September, less than one week into Megyn Kelly's tenure as a Today host, she asked Jane Fonda a question about plastic surgery and got shut down. But the subject apparently isn't dead. Over the weekend, Fonda was asked by Variety if she'd ever be a... More »

Megyn Kelly Faces Backlash Over Pro-Fat-Shaming Remarks

She later attempted to walk back those comments

(Newser) - "Some of us want to be shamed," Women's Health quotes Megyn Kelly as saying Thursday while discussing fat-shaming on Today. "When I was in law school, I was gaining weight," Kelly recounted. "I said to my stepfather, 'If you see me go into... More »

Ex-Fox Host: Bill O'Reilly Remark 'Beyond Inappropriate'

Eric Bolling isn't happy O'Reilly brought up his dead son to make a point about himself

(Newser) - Bill O'Reilly said earlier this year his firing from Fox News over sexual harassment allegations was "tremendously disheartening," and he really did take it to heart—so much so he's got a beef with God. CNN reports that in Monday's episode of his No Spin ... More »

Megyn Kelly Gives Biting Denouncement of Bill O'Reilly

She says she complained about him to Fox News' co-presidents

(Newser) - Meygn Kelly's new morning show initially grabbed headlines for all the wrong reasons , but today it's making waves for her candor about Bill O'Reilly, whose show preceded hers when the two were at Fox News. Kelly's words were sparked by O'Reilly's response to a... More »

Megyn Kelly's Show Is a 'Tragedy' for Women

Apparently, the only way for women to succeed is to try to be likable, writes op-ed columnist

(Newser) - Early reviews of Megyn Kelly's new morning show on NBC haven't exactly been scintillating, and an op-ed in the New York Times on Monday joins the choir, but with a twist. Much of the piece by Batya Ungar-Sargon is spent praising Kelly, or at least the "uncompromising,... More »

The Ratings Are In for Megyn Kelly Today

And they aren't stellar

(Newser) - The ratings for Megyn Kelly's first week as an NBC host are in, and they are likely to be a disappointment for the network. Megyn Kelly Today debuted last Monday with 2.9 million viewers, dropped to 2.3 million Wednesday, then recovered slightly for an average of 2.... More »

Jane Fonda Shuts Down Megyn Kelly's 'Weird' Question

Today host asked about plastic surgery

(Newser) - Megyn Kelly is less than a week into her tenure as Today host but she's already getting a reputation for asking inappropriate questions. On Wednesday's show , Jane Fonda appeared with Robert Redford to discuss new movie Our Souls at Night, but Kelly wanted to discuss plastic surgery instead,... More »

Reviewer Likens Megyn Kelly Debut to 'Bride of Frankenstein'

Because she seems a compilation of other famous TV hosts

(Newser) - Former Fox News host Megyn Kelly made her debut Monday as a morning-TV host, declaring that she's "kind of done with politics for now" and instead focusing on more lighthearted fare, reports Variety . (See video here .) Kelly is hosting the 9am slot of the Today show on... More »

10 of Television's Highest-Paid Hosts

Talk shows, reality shows, and more

(Newser) - How much does it pay to be a TV host? Whether it's a reality series, news program, talk show, or game show, Variety runs down the salaries of 19 of the highest-paid hosts on TV. The top 10:
  • Ellen DeGeneres: $50 million, The Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated)
  • Judith Sheindlin:
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Not Very Many People Actually Watched the Kelly-Jones Interview

NBC show lost out to '60 Minutes,' 'America's Funniest Home Videos'

(Newser) - Based on the level of hype leading up to the Megyn Kelly-Alex Jones interview Sunday night, one might assume everyone in America watched it. Not so: The interview actually got Kelly her lowest ratings yet since Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly premiered on NBC June 4, the Los Angeles Times... More »

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