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No financial terms were offered, but the Los Angeles Times reported that the pact could be for as much as five years, and that Williams could receive as much as $10 million per year. Deal comes shortly after Williams’ celebrated his 10th anniversary as anchor and managing editor of “The NBC Nightly News.”
“Brian is one of the most trusted journalists of our time. He has led this organization through every major news event for the last decade, from Hurricane Katrina in his first year in the anchor chair to his exclusive interview with Edward Snowden this year, through elections, wars, natural disasters, tragedies and triumphs,” NBC News prexy Deborah Turness said in a memo announcing the new deal. “In all of those cases »
- Brian Steinberg
TV Picks: NBC’s Tom Brokaw’s In-Depth Chat With Angelina Jolie airs December 9.Jolie Discusses Her Personal Connection with Louis Zamperini and the Incredible Journey She Took to Tell the Story of His Remarkable LifeNBC’s Tom Brokaw goes behind-the-scenes with Angelina Jolie, the director and guiding force behind the new film, “Unbroken,” which chronicles the true story of Olympic track star turned World War II hero Louis Zamperini. In “Angelina Jolie: Unbroken,” Jolie opens up about the incredible journey she took to make “Unbroken,” a possible future in politics and married life with Brad Pitt. More of Jolie’s interview will air […] »
- April Neale
Angelina Jolie was a vision in white when she attended the London premiere of her latest project, Unbroken, on Tuesday. While Brad Pitt was nowhere to be seen on the red carpet, the actress-turned-director instead split her time between her film's star, Jack O'Connell, and chatting up two Chelsea Pensioners who attended the event in their trademark scarlet uniforms. It's been a busy week for Angie, who recently opened up to NBC's Tom Brokaw about her new life as a married woman, saying that she wanted to learn how to cook in order to be "a better wife" for Brad. (However, it sounds like Brad is just fine with her not picking up any culinary skills.) Angie and Jack have both been doing quite a bit of press as they prepare for the Christmas release of their new film. The two traveled to Sydney last week to premiere the project in Australia, »
Angelina Jolie is giving us a peek inside married life with Brad Pitt. The "Unbroken" director recently sat down with Tom Brokaw for NBC’s "Today," where she opened up about her relationship and revealed how she wants to start "being a better wife." The famous couple tied the knot in August in a hush hush French ceremony after 10 years together. The two already have 6 children, but has married life changed anything for the duo? "It did change. It was in just a feeling of that security and comfort that we always had but recommitting after 10 years of being together," she revealed. "We were fortunate enough to be in that unusual situation where we got married with our children and they were part of the ceremony and they wrote some of the vows. So it was all of us agreeing to be together and to just, commit to this life »
- tooFab Staff
Angelina Jolie has conquered Hollywood, and now she's looking to reign supreme in the culinary world -- well, at least in her own kitchen.
"I think we have more moments where I say, 'I'm going to be a better wife. I'm going to learn to cook,' and he says, 'Oh honey, know what you're good at, know what you're not.' But I do have my, ...
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Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy The notoriously private Angelina Jolie is finally opening up about her marriage to Brad Pitt. In an interview with Tom Brokaw on Tuesday's Today show, Jolie revealed that her relationship with Pitt has changed since they said "I do." Though they had already been together for nearly a decade prior to tying the knot on Aug. 23, she admitted that "recommitting after 10 years of being together" provided an added level of "security and comfort." "We were fortunate enough to be in that unusual situation where we got married »
- Amanda Michelle Steiner, @amandamichl
Angelina Jolie opened up about her new life as a married woman when she sat down with Tom Brokaw for a special interview for NBC. The actress-turned-director has admitted that getting officially married has "changed" her relationship with longtime partner Brad Pitt, adding, "We were fortunate enough to be in that unusual situation. We got married with our [six] children, and they were part of the ceremony. It was all of us agreeing to be together and to just commit to this life together. Not because we had to . . . because we were absolutely sure we felt that much of a family." Angelina added that she is looking for ways to be "a better wife" for Brad, which apparently includes learning how to cook. She joked, "He says, 'Oh, honey, know what you're good at.' . . . But I do like, 'No, no, no, I'm going to get this wife thing down.' »
Meryl Streep is the queen of award season in Hollywood, and now she's receiving special honors in Washington DC, too. On Monday, the actress was one of the 19 Americans presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor given to those who made remarkable contributions to the country in their particular field. During the presentation ceremony, President Obama joked around with Meryl, saying, "I think this is like the third or fourth award Meryl's gotten since I've been in office, and I've said it publicly: I love Meryl Streep. I love her. Her husband knows I love her. Michelle knows I love her. There's nothing either of them can do about it." Stevie Wonder also received the honor, and Obama remarked that Stevie's Talking Book album was the first he bought with his own money. The full list of honorees includes Ethel Kennedy, author Isabel Allende, journalist Tom Brokaw, »
Even Angelina Jolie has room for improvement. The Unbroken director sat down with Tom Brokaw on NBC's Today Tuesday, where she opened up about her recent wedding to Brad Pitt and what it was like directing her husband in the film By the Sea. "It did change, in just a feeling of that security and comfort that we always had but recommitting after 10 years of being together," Jolie said of her nuptials. "We were fortunate enough to be in that unusual situation where got married with our children, and they were part of the ceremony and they wrote some of the vows. So, it was all of us agreeing to be together and to just commit to this life together—not because we had to, not because anything was »
If you were anywhere near a TV set on Jan. 28, 1986 when the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded, chances are you learned the news of the tragedy from NBC News correspondent John Palmer. With NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw temporarily unavailable that afternoon, it was Palmer, the newsreader for Today, who broke in with a special report and stayed with the story for hours as it unfolded.
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- Stephen Battaglio
Meryl Streep is already regarded as the greatest actress of her generation, and now, she's set to receive yet another accolade.
Streep is one of 19 men and women who will be bestowed with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country's highest civilian honor. She'll receive the medal from President Barack Obama during an awards ceremony to be held at the White House on November 24.
The full list of recipients also includes: Tom Brokaw; Ethel Kennedy; Stevie Wonder; composer Stephen Sondheim; choreographer Alvin Ailey; novelist Isabel Allende; civil rights activist and "Freedom Summer" participants James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner; physicist Mildred Dresselhaus; Rep. John Dingell of Michigan; writer and activist Suzan Harjo; Federal judge and former Rep. Abner Mikva of Illinois; Rep. Patsy Takemoto Mink of Hawaii; Rep. Edward Roybal of California; professional golfer Charles Sifford; economist Robert Solow; social activist Marlo Thomas.
"I look forward to presenting these nineteen bold, »
- Katie Roberts
President Barack Obama will honor 19 trailblazers with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a White House ceremony on November 24. Entertainers among that group are actresses Meryl Streep and Marlo Thomas, singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder, and composer Stephen Sondheim. Others include author Isabel Allende, newsman Tom Brokaw, physicist Mildred Dresselhaus, Rep. John Dingell, activist Ethel Kennedy, writer Suzan Harjo, golfer Charles Sifford, economist Robert Solow, Rep. Abner Mikva, and Rep. Patsy Takemoto Mink. Posthumous awards will be given out for choreographer Alvin Ailey, activist Edward Roybal, and civil rights activists James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner. This award is the highest civilian honor that can be presented to an individual. The Wrap -Break- Director and screenwriter Quentin Tarantino proclaims he will retire after making his 10th film. His eighth will be "The Hateful Eight," in which eight "hate-filled firebrands from the Ol..." »
President Obama will be awarding 19 individuals with the highest civilian honor in America, ranging from singers to civil rights activists to Oscar-winning actresses. Among the honorees representing the arts world are Stevie Wonder, Stephen Sondheim, Meryl Streep, actress Marlo Thomas, Tom Brokaw, writer and activist Suzan Harjo, and author Isabel Allende. Streep and Sondheim are particularly timely honorees, considering the film adaptation of Sondheim's Into the Woods stars Streep and arrives in theaters on Dec. 25. The other honorees include professional golfer Charles Sifford, who helped to desegregate the Professional Golfers' Association, economist Robert Solow, scientist Mildred Dresselhaus, and Ethel Kennedy. »
- Jonathon Dornbush
Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder and Tom Brokaw are among the latest Americans tapped to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, President Obama announced Tuesday. The performers and former NBC anchor will join 16 others at the White House on Nov. 24 for a ceremony marking their achievements. The medal is the highest honor granted to civilians in the U.S. and honors contributions to U.S. security, world peace and cultural achievement. "From scientists who kept America on the cutting edge to public servants who help write new chapters in our American story, these citizens have made extraordinary contributions to our country and the world, »
- Associated Press
VH1 to pit twins against each other on a “Twinning” reality show Twelve sets of twins will go through a series of challenges that will test their twin connection. HBO developing Isaac Asimov’s “Foundation” for TV Jonathan Nolan, who frequently collaborates with his brother Christopher Nolan, is working on a TV series based on Asimov’s “Foundation” series. He’s already working on “Westworld” for HBO. Bill Cosby’s Meme generator backfires "Go ahead. Meme me!” tweeted Cosby’s official Twitter account. That resulted in numerous memes created to comment on the rape allegations against Cosby. Click Read Full Post For More The “Community” cast reports back to work for their Yahoo episode Here’s what remains of the former NBC comedy for Season 6. President Obama to award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Tom Brokaw and Marlo Thomas The former “NBC Nightly News” host and the Emmy-winning “That »
- Norman Weiss
Meryl Streep, Tom Brokaw, Marlo Thomas and Stevie Wonder are among 19 new recipients who will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Obama administration announced Monday. The White House described Streep as “one of the most widely known and acclaimed actors in history” in its announcement and said she “has captured our imaginations with her unparalleled ability to portray a wide range of roles.” Also read: Obama Grilled by Media Over Crushing Democratic Defeat: Let the Pundits Pick Through the Results Brokaw, a former anchor of “NBC Nightly News” and now a special correspondent for NBC News is being honored as one of. »
- Ira Teinowitz
The recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom this year will include Meryl Streep, Tom Brokaw, Stevie Wonder and Stephen Sondheim, the White House announced Monday. They will be among 19 recipients of the medal, which is the nation's highest civilian honor. President Barack Obama will present the awards in a ceremony Nov. 24 at the White House. Obama said in a statement, "From activists who fought for change to artists who explored the furthest reaches of our imagination; from scientists who kept America on the cutting edge to public servants who help write new chapters in our American story, these citizens have
- Austin Siegemund-Broka
Meryl Streep, Tom Brokaw, Stephen Sondheim, Marlo Thomas, Stevie Wonder, choreographer Alvin Ailey and author Isabel Allende were among the 19 names chosen by President Obama today to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. The awards will be bestowed at the White House on November 24. Here’s the full list of recipients just released:
Alvin Ailey (posthumous)
Ailey was a choreographer, dancer, and the founder of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, which is renowned for its inspiring performances in 71 countries on 6 continents since 1958. Ailey’s work was groundbreaking in its exploration of the African American experience and the enrichment of the modern dance tradition, including his beloved American masterpiece Revelations. The Ailey organization, based in New York City, carries on his pioneering legacy with performances, training, educational, and community programs for people of all backgrounds.
Isabel Allende is a highly acclaimed author »
- The Deadline Team
Tom Brokaw sounded the alarm about the 2014 midterm election results on Tuesday night, quite literally. As the veteran anchor was reporting on Mitch McConnell winning the Kentucky Senate race during MSNBC's live midterm election coverage, an alarm started ringing out. Read more Tom Brokaw Says His Cancer "Appears to Be Gone" After a few seconds, Brokaw realized that the alert was coming from his phone. Indeed, it did resemble the noise that comes blaring out of many people's iPhones early in the morning. Brokaw pulled his phone out of his pocket, switched off the alarm and then pretended he
- Hilary Lewis
Nobody likes to shop for groceries after a long day's work, but NBC's Tom Brokaw has the secret — do it while on live television. Also read: Midterm Madness: TheWrap's Live Election Night Blog While appearing on MSNBC's live midterm election coverage, Brokaw's phone went off. For those looking for a new ring, Brokaw might start a trend: His ring is a loud repeated thud akin to a factory alarm going off when something goes wrong. Also read: Tom Brokaw Looks Back on Biggest Stories in New Series ‘The Brokaw Files’ (Exclusive) “Could that be me?” Brokaw asked as the drilling ring went. »
- Jordan Chariton
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