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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 »

Jones Short on Straight Answers in Kelly Interview

Critics say she was 'out of her league'

(Newser) - Megyn Kelly's deeply controversial interview with Alex Jones aired Sunday night—and although a sizable chunk of her Sunday Night segment on Jones and his Infowars media operation was devoted to explaining why NBC would give airtime to a man who has claimed the Sandy Hook mass shooting was... More »

One NBC Station Takes Stand on Megyn Kelly Interview

Connecticut's WVIT says decision will spare Sandy Hook parents more pain

(Newser) - The firestorm continues over Megyn Kelly's controversial interview of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Connecticut's NBC affiliate has decided not to air Kelly's show Sunday night, the Hartford Courant reports. In an internal memo obtained by the paper, WVIT general manager Susan Tully tells staff the decision to... More »

Alex Jones Leaks Audio 'Humiliating' Megyn Kelly

Jones claims he was taken out of context in interview promos

(Newser) - Megyn Kelly might now be wishing she listened to critics of her controversial choice to interview conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Claiming his comments were taken "out of context" in promos for the NBC interview airing Sunday, Jones has begun releasing what he says is secretly-recorded audio of his conversations... More »

Here's What Megyn Kelly Has to Say About Jones Interview

She finds his Sandy Hook comments 'revolting'

(Newser) - Megyn Kelly is under fire for her decision to sit down with Infowars host Alex Jones, who has peddled conspiracy theories, including the idea that the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre was faked by the government. But on Tuesday she defended the interview, which will air on NBC News Sunday.... More »

Report: Ads Yanked Over Megyn Kelly's Sunday Interview

JP Morgan Chase apparently doesn't want its ads next to Alex Jones promos

(Newser) - Megyn Kelly's interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is set to air Sunday on NBC, and there's been no shortage of outrage over her decision to give airtime to the man who says the Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax. The Wall Street Journal reports by way of... More »

Megyn Kelly's Next Interview Is a Doozy

She's taking flak for her sit-down with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

(Newser) - Megyn Kelly's first interview for her new Sunday show on NBC News was none other than Vladimir Putin. But the guest coming up on her June 18 show may be generating even more attention: conspiracy theorist Alex Jones of Infowars . Given that Jones has suggested, among other things, that... More »

Putin Says He Barely Recalls Flynn From Russian Dinner

'I didn't even really talk to him'

(Newser) - Megyn Kelly's new show debuts Sunday on NBC, and she scored quite the coup for her very first interview: none other than Vladimir Putin. In an excerpt she previewed on Meet the Press, Kelly showed an exchange that might be good news for Michael Flynn on the investigative front... More »

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