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Brad Pitt and Ryan Gosling were front and center at the premiere of their new film The Big Short in NYC on Monday, looking dapper as always. The handsome actors were joined by their costars Steve Carell and Finn Wittrock, who was accompanied by his lovely wife, Sarah Roberts. Missing from the fun, though, were Max Greenfield and Christian Bale, who popped up at the premiere of the movie during AFI Fest in La earlier this month. Brad recently made headlines when he and Angelina sat down for a rare joint interview with Tom Brokaw for NBC's Today and spoke about their working relationship and how Brad handled Angelina's medical procedures. Brad revealed he was in France when he found out about Angelina's health scare, saying, "I was out in France, and Angie called me and I got straight on a plane to return." Read on to see »
- Monica Sisavat
Despite a dreary, rainy evening in New York City on Thursday, more than 750 guests — a melange of Hollywood, the culturati, New York society and the current cast of “Saturday Night Live” — stepped out to attend the American Museum of Natural History’s annual black-tie museum benefit. Lorne Michaels, executive producer of ‘SNL,’ and Tina Fey co-chaired the swanky gala, which raises money for the museum’s educational and scientific programming.
On the red carpet, ‘SNL’ cast members were buzzing about working with Matthew McConaughey, who for the first time in 14 years, is hosting the show on Nov. 21. The actors raved about the Oscar-winner’s strong work ethic and willingness to make fun of himself.”Matthew McConaughey has never disappointed a human being in his life, and he’s not picking this week to do that,” said Bobby Moynihan. “He is the best. He’s already been wonderful, and is going »
- Paul Chi
After watching the chilly, violent, lushly filmed trailer for "By the Sea," the new movie starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie-Pitt (which she also directed and wrote), I wondered what the film's intentions were. The trailer featured little dialogue and even less narrative clarity. Fortunately, the married stars just proved in a "Today Show" interview with Tom Brokaw that they remain pointed and focused as celebrities who know how to be, above all else, intriguing and relevant. Here's what we gathered about the superstars and their new movie from their sit-down with the legendary anchor. 1. They swear they don't relate to "By the Sea" at all. Every preview for "By the Sea" looks like a cross between the most serious De Beers commercial of all time and "Boom!", that weird Richard Burton/Elizabeth Taylor melodrama set on a secluded isle. Since it's apparently about a tattered marriage, Jolie-Pitt understandably »
- Louis Virtel
- Sasha Stone
In a rare joint interview, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie sat down with Tom Brokaw for NBC's Today to talk about their new film, By the Sea. The movie premieres on Nov. 13, and in the run-up to the release, they've already spoken about working together on the project and even included their kids in a stunning spread for the November issue of Vogue. Their chat with Today included details about their working relationship as well but also touched on how they handled Angelina's medical procedures, including the preventative double mastectomy she had in 2013. Read some of the couple's quotes below. Brad on his role during the mastectomy surgery: "Support. Whatever's got to be done to keep the family together and keep the family together as long as possible is gonna be done. This was her charge, no question. It's a scary decision. There's many things that can go wrong and go many different directions. »
- Lauren Turner
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt sat down in a rare interview on the Today Show, opening up about how they've maintained an incredibly strong marriage despite the obstacles they've faced. In talking about their upcoming movie together By the Sea, the 40-year-old actress explains how entirely different the characters' relationship in the film is from their own. "I'm counting on the audience to know that if it was close to us at all, we could never make this film," she explains to Tom Brokaw. "It's because we're actually very, very stable and these aren't our issues." In fact, that statement becomes incredibly obvious as they begin talking about Jolie's health »
Sundance Audience Award winner and Sheffield Doc/Fest selection Meru was honored with a lunch hosted by Meredith Brokaw, Tom Brokaw, Austin Hearst and Doc NYC 2015's new Lifetime Achievement Award honoree Barbara Kopple at the 21 Club, organised by Peggy Siegal. Meru composer J. Ralph, who also worked on Orlando von Einsiedel's Oscar nominated Virunga, Bob Eisenhardt, who was also the editor of HBO's Everything Is Copy, directed by Jacob Bernstein on his mother Nora Ephron, which had its world premiere at the New York Film Festival , were at the lunch and discussion. Jean Doumanian, a producer of John Wells' wild and furious August: Osage County, documentarian Alexandra Pelosi, director/playwright Israel Horowitz, Absolute Wilson director/producer Katharina Otto-Bernstein and Wendy Ettinger, Chicken & Egg Pictures founder, were among the guests.
Peggy Siegal introduces Tom Brokaw »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have had a difficult few years health wise and they're finally sitting down in a rare interview together to tell all. In an upcoming rare joint interview with NBC New's special correspondent Tom Brokaw, Mrs. Pitt assured fans that while she has made intense medical decisions as of late in an effort to prevent a future breast or ovarian cancer diagnosis, her husband has been nothing less than entirely supportive. "I knew through the surgeries that he was on my side and that this wasn't something where I was gonna feel less of a woman, because my husband wasn't gonna let that happen." The 40-year-old mother of six is genetically »
More fallout from this week’s incendiary, CNBC-televised Gop debate: The Republican National Committee has suspended its involvement in a planned February debate hosted by NBC News and Telemundo. The move comes after the Gop presidential candidates complained about the harsh treatment they received at the hands of CNBC’s moderators.
“While debates are meant to include tough questions and contrast candidates’ visions and policies for the future of America, CNBC’s moderators engaged in a series of ‘gotcha’ questions, petty and mean-spirited in tone, »
Rumors, begone. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are one of Hollywood’s most talked-about couples, but the pair have one thing in common that goes without saying: an unwavering love and respect for one another. In a rare joint interview set to air Monday, Nov. 2, the couple, who secretly tied the knot in France in August 2014, sat down with NBC’s Tom Brokaw on the Today show to open up about their life as a married couple. Asked how he felt when Jolie, 40, had to undergo a surgery to remove [...] »
Ten years ago it was Katrina. Five years later came the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Both disasters profoundly impacted Louisiana’s restaurant businesses. But today the state and New Orleans have bounced back.
The recovery parallels the growth of production. “Anything good for the economy is good for the culinary scene,” says chef and restaurateur John Besh, also the star of PBS’s “Chef John Besh’s New Orleans.”
“The film industry has added a dimension to New Orleans that wasn’t there before,” he notes. While production catering companies are an obvious beneficiary, Besh sees a trickle-down effect to both legacy establishments and newcomers. His American Cafe at the National World War II Museum has received support form Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Tom Brokaw.
Second Line Stages’ Trey Burvant »
- Kathy A. McDonald
Brian Williams is expected to formally return to the TV-news trenches on September 22, when he will start new duties at cable network MSNBC, according to a spokesman at NBCUniversal. His new assignment will entail covering breaking news throughout the daytime portion of the network’s schedule.
His appearance on the network will coincide with coverage of Pope Francis’ visit to the United States. It remains unclear as to whether Williams’ duties will entail reporting from the field, sticking to a studio, or a mix of both over time.
The new job marks a return, of sorts. Between 1996 and 2004, Williams served as an NBC anchor, and even held forth during an hour-long broadcast called “The News with Brian Williams,” and offered a less formal take on the day’s events. He eventually moved to the main NBC News evening broadcast, taking reins handed over by Tom Brokaw.
Now, Williams will appear on MSNBC under different circumstances. »
- Brian Steinberg
Like many of Stanley Kramer’s once incredibly topical titles, the iconic Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? seems incredibly dated by today’s standards, even if the subject matter and representation of ‘interracial’ relationships and everything that antiseptic terminology implies hasn’t quite progressed as much as one would hope since this film thundered into cinemas in 1967. Sandwiched between two lesser beloved titles in his filmography, Ship of Fools (1965) and The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969), this was Kramer’s third Oscar nod as Best Director and the last great hurrah (he’d direct a handful of other features throughout the next decade, and a 1975 television pilot version of this film).
Successful San Francisco newspaper owner Matt Drayton (Spencer Tracy) and his liberal minded wife (Katharine Hepburn) are about to have their progressive viewpoints challenged when their white daughter Christina (Katharine Houghton) brings home her fiancé of one week, a black, »
- Nicholas Bell
Former NBC newsman Tom Brokaw is apparently not a big fan of Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump. According to a Mediaite report, the legendary NBC newsman was at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., on Saturday to discuss his book, “A Lucky Life Interrupted,” when he told the crowd that the idea of covering Trump was not exactly his cup of tea. “If I was at NBC News right now leading with Donald Trump every night, I’d call in sick,” said Brokaw. Also Read: Kanye West Defeats Donald Trump in The New Yorker's Throwback 1948 Cover The room apparently erupted in applause following. »
- Itay Hod
Brian Williams said the right things – “I own this. I own up to this” – without it ever feeling that he deviated from the script in his obligatory “Today” show interview, paving the way for his return to television.
The former NBC News anchor, who will now be given refuge at MSNBC, appeared to bring a certain level of self-analysis, bordering on therapy, to dissecting why he conflated stories when he left the NBC studios and embarked on his second career as a talkshow guest and cameo actor in NBC sitcoms. So it’s fair to bring some of that to the discussion of his on-air mea culpa, which felt very much like a condition of getting back on the air.
Williams is a gifted TV journalist. But based on this interview it will be a relief when he can stop talking about himself, since introspection is clearly not his forte. »
- Brian Lowry
Former Washington state NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal — who resigned on Monday after accusations surfaced that she misrepresented her race — will give her first interview Tuesday on NBC’s Today show.
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According to the network, Matt Lauer will conduct the live Q&A.
The latest twist in the Brian Williams saga came Sunday, when CNN reported that NBC News is exploring options outside of his former anchor desk that would allow him to continue his career at the company he’s called home since 1993.
But both Williams and NBC News are deluding themselves if they think such a move will put an end to this controversy.
The prospect of Williams returning to the helm at “NBC Nightly News” appears to be a non-starter now that Lester Holt is showing enough ratings strength at 6:30 p.m. to stay competitive with ABC News. Had Holt’s numbers declined precipitously enough, new NBC News chief Andrew Lack would have been in a far worse position: sticking with Williams despite his tainted reputation because of the audience he can probably still command even with his diminished stature.
But with Holt now looking like a permanent replacement, »
- Andrew Wallenstein
Without Tom Brokaw, Allen Iverson would Not have become the NBA superstar he turned out to be ... and A.I. knows it. Iverson appeared on "CBS This Morning" and gave credit to the legendary newsman for helping him out ... when he was facing 15 years in prison for allegedly hitting a white woman at a bowling alley during a brawl. It all went down in 1993 when Iverson was 18-years-old ... he was actually convicted and served 4 months in prison. »
- TMZ Staff
Appearing on Fox News to discuss his memoir Monday, Tom Brokaw said the media has been swimming in speculation over his take on the Brian Williams controversy. “There’s been way too much speculation,” he told Sean Hannity. “I read things attributed to me or what my state of mind is — completely wrong, almost all of them. I hope that this can get worked out to the advantage of everybody, but we have got to let the process play out.” Various reports have indicated a strained relationship between Brokaw and Williams, where Williams held resentment toward Brokaw for not embracing him. »
- Jordan Chariton
In a special edition of NBC’s Dateline, veteran newsman Tom Brokaw will open up for the first time on primetime television about his journey battling cancer, and his new memoir, A Lucky Life, Interrupted, which will be released in the U.S. on May 12. Based on that book title, the Dateline episode, airing May 7, is called “Tom Brokaw: A Lucky Life Interrupted.” More from NBC: “From the revelation that he had multiple myeloma in 2013, a treatable but incurable blood cancer, to his doctor visits and treatments, Brokaw chronicles his difficult, and ultimately rewarding, road to remission. Brokaw also details the serious setbacks … Continue reading →
- Jeff Pfeiffer
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