News

Howard Stern to replace Jimmy Fallon after he moves to 'Tonight Show' - report

Rumor has it that Jimmy Fallon will take over for Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show" in 2014, but who will replace Fallon on "Late Night"? If new reports are to be believed, it could be Howard Stern.

The New York Post is reporting that Stern is being "'groomed' by NBC as the new Fallon." Of course, NBC's head of late night Doug Vaughan shot down the story, claiming that the Post's source is "incorrect and that the rumor is without merit."

The Post doesn't have much to go on, but at least Stern's wife, Beth Ostrosky Stern, is on board with the idea. "I always say that to him! He is one of the best interviewers out there," she said when the Post asked her about the late night rumor. The site then asked whether she'd try to talk her husband into tackling late night, and she said, "I am going to!
See full article at Zap2It - From Inside the Box »

NBC Promotes Exec Doug Vaughan, Adds ‘Tonight Show’ to Portfolio

NBC has promoted veteran program executive Doug Vaughan to a position where he’ll be overseeing the broadcast net’s venerable “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Vaughan, who has been overseeing specials at the network since 2005, will now have the title of executive vice president, special programs and late night programming. “Leno” joins the New York-based Vaughan’s already large portfolio, which includes overseeing ”Saturday Night Live,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” and “Last Call with Carson Daly.” Vaughan will also now serve as a liaison between the News and Entertainment divisions. “Doug is in a league of his own when it comes to putting together and nurturing NBC’s entertaining and successful brand of specials,” Paul Telegdy, the network’s president of alternative and late night programming, said in a statement. ”With his experience, versatility in programming and keen eye for worthy projects, he has been a vital
See full article at Backstage »

Doug Vaughan Promoted to NBC's Evp of Special Programs and Late Night Programming

  • The Wrap
Doug Vaughan has been promoted to NBC's executive vice president of special programs and late night programming, a job that will give him oversight of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." Vaughan, who already oversees "Saturday Night Live," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and "Last Call with Carson Daly," will continue to report to Paul Telegdy, NBC's president of alternative and late night programming. Vaughan will be responsible for NBC's specials and will now serve as a liaison between its news and entertainment divisions. Vaughan recently oversaw the "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together" telethon
See full article at The Wrap »

NBC’s Doug Vaughan Upped to Evp Special Programs And Late Night Programming

Veteran NBC executive Doug Vaughan has been promoted to Evp Special Programs and Late Night Programming. Vaughan, who continues to report to Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, will add NBC’s The Tonight Show With Jay Leno to his purview, in addition to previous oversight of Saturday Night Live, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and Last Call With Carson Daly. Based in New York, Vaughan is also responsible for all NBC specials and will now serve as a liaison between the News and Entertainment divisions. “Doug is in a league of his own when it comes to putting together and nurturing NBC’s entertaining and successful brand of specials,” said Telegdy. Most recently, Vaughan oversaw the “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together telethon, which raised a record amount of funds, and last Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards, which scored the awards franchise’s highest ratings in six years. Vaughan
See full article at Deadline TV »

Justin Bieber: All Around the World Preview

Justin Bieber: All Around the World Preview

Last person I expected to write about today: Justin Bieber. That said, Bieber is coming to prime-time tonight with his NBC special Justin Bieber: All Around the World. Here's NBC to tell you all about it:

New York – June 15, 2012 – NBC will present the network special “Justin Bieber: All Around the World” over two nights, featuring award-winning and record-breaking artist, Justin Bieber. The special will air Wednesday, June 20th from 8-9pm Et, concluding on Thursday, June 21st from 8-9 pm Et. Combining documentary and music performances, the superstar’s first-ever network special goes behind the scenes of his tour around the globe as he showcases his new album “Believe,” including #1 single “Boyfriend.” It’s a grueling itinerary of nine cities in seven countries over 12 days, traveling over 16,000 miles and greeting over 500,000 fans. After several impromptu concerts, album release parties, fan meet & greets and international TV appearances,
See full article at TVovermind.com »

Regis Philbin to host Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular on NBC

Regis Philbin to host Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular on NBC
Regis Philbin is to host Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular on NBC. The special event celebrates America's 236th birthday with performances by Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney. Doug Vaughan, NBC's Svp of Special Programs and Late Night, expressed: "Regis Philbin has been an integral part of every American's life for a generation, which makes him the perfect host for our nation's birthday celebration. "We're thrilled to have his unique and legendary talents involved in this (more)
See full article at Digital Spy - Movie News »

Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney will create fireworks on 4th of July NBC special

  • Hitfix
Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney will create fireworks on 4th of July NBC special
Get ready to celebrate Independence Day with Katy Perry, Kenny Chesney and tons of explosives. NBC is preparing a televised 4th of July extravaganza with an all-star line-up of performances, including Perry and Chesney. More performers will likely be added. "NBC is thrilled to have Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney join us in celebrating America's birthday," said NBC's Doug Vaughan in a press release, "These stars' powerful voices and stage presence will serve as the perfect complement to Macy's captivating visual artistry." But it won't just be musical performances. The show will highlight Macy's 4th of July Fireworks, the largest fireworks display in...
See full article at Hitfix »

Justin Bieber Starring in NBC Special 'All Around the World'

  • The Wrap
Justin Bieber Starring in NBC Special 'All Around the World'
Justin Bieber will star in his first broadcast network TV special on NBC: "Justin Bieber: All Around the World" will feature performances and a look at his life on tour. "We're thrilled to air Justin Bieber's first network special," said Doug Vaughan, NBC's senior vice president of special programs and late night. "We'll have unprecedented access to Justin as our cameras film not only his performances, but his every move on this global tour --- giving our viewers an all access pass to his life over a 12-day period, something rarely
See full article at The Wrap »

Justin Bieber for 'All Around the World' special on NBC

Justin Bieber for 'All Around the World' special on NBC
NBC has revealed that it will air a special on Justin Bieber's world tour. The network announced that the special will showcase the 18-year-old's life as he goes around the world promoting his new album Believe. It will combine musical performances with more in-depth documentary segments.

"We're thrilled to air Justin Bieber's first network special," said NBC Senior Vice President of Special Programs Doug Vaughan. "We'll have unprecedented access to Justin as our cameras film not only his performances, but his every move on this global tour - (more)
See full article at Digital Spy - Movie News »

Justin Bieber goes 'All Around the World' for NBC special

Justin Bieber has had No. 1 albums and chart-topping singles and a concert movie, and now he's landed another hallmark of a pop star's career: a network TV special.

NBC will air a one-hour special called "Justin Bieber: All Around the World" on June 21, the network says. The special will feature performances from Bieber's current world tour and behind-the-scenes footage, some of it shot by Bieber himself.

"We're thrilled to air Justin Bieber's first network special," says Doug Vaughan, NBC's head of special programming and late night. "We'll have unprecedented access to Justin as our cameras film not only his performances, but his every move on this global tour -- giving our viewers an all-access pass to his life over a 12-day period, something rarely seen on TV today."

Those 12 days cover stops in seven countries for Bieber and his crew, culminating in a concert in New York City.

Ian Stewart
See full article at Zap2It - From Inside the Box »

Justin Bieber To Star In First Prime-Time Network Special

'Justin Bieber Believe: All Around the World' will air on NBC on June 21.

By Gil Kaufman

Justin Bieber

Photo: Getty Images

He's conquered the charts, the Internet and arenas all around the world, so it just makes sense that Justin Bieber is bringing his swag to prime time. The "Boyfriend" singer will star in his first network special on June 21 when NBC airs "Justin Bieber Believe: All Around the World."

The hour-long show will give Beliebers a behind-the-scenes look at Justin's global promotional tour in support of his upcoming Believe album, using a combination of documentary and music performance footage. "We're thrilled to air Justin Bieber's first network special," said Doug Vaughan, Svp of Special Programs and Late Night for NBC in a statement announcing the show, which will air from 8-9 p.m. Et/Pt. "We'll have unprecedented access to Justin as our cameras film not only his performances,
See full article at MTV Music News »

Adele Set For Hour-Long NBC Interview/Concert Special

Adele fans should start getting excited, the press shy singer is set for her very own hour-long NBC special called "Adele Live in London with Matt Lauer," which will air next month.

According to a statement from Sony Music Entertainment, Adele will sit down for an exclusive interview with the newscaster to talk about the incredible success of her record-breaking album, 21, and how it has changed her life. The pop star is famously press shy and has had a difficult time adjusting to the level of public attention she has received since the release of the Grammy-winning, mega-selling second album.

The special will air on June 5 at 8 p.m. Est and will be punctuated by several performances from her successful "Adele Live At The Royal Albert Hall" DVD, including "Set Fire to the Rain," "Chasing Pavements," "Someone Like You" and "Rolling in the Deep." After just one week of release,
See full article at MTV Newsroom »

NBC to screen Roots songs for Fallon

NBC to screen Roots songs for Fallon
NBC is now checking the songs the Roots play on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon after the band performed an off-color song during Michele Bachmann’s show appearance last month.

Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of The Roots says now he’s “gotta clear a lot of the song choices” with the network.

“It’s still a comedy show, so they promise not to step on my toes or that type of thing, but they definitely want to know the title of the song, the subject matter of the song, can it be seen as an insult?” he said in an interview Thursday.
See full article at EW.com - Inside TV »

Michele Bachmann gets an apology from NBC over 'Late Night' music fiasco

  • Pop2it
Questlove probably knew he'd get into trouble when he decided The Roots would play the obscure Fishbone tune "Lyin' A** B****" as the walk-on music for Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann when she guested on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," but now the musical fiasco has gone even higher up.

NBC VP of late night programming Doug Vaughan reportedly wrote to Bachmann expressing his deepest apologies over the whole incident. According to the AP, Vaughan says the incident was "not only unfortunate but also unacceptable," and that The Roots were "severely reprimanded."

Fallon apologized to Bachmann the day after the appearance, tweeting, "I'm honored that Michele Bachmann was on our show yesterday and I'm so sorry about the intro mess. I really hope she comes back."

Although Bachmann cheerfully accepted Fallon's apology, she said she wished NBC would reach out to her too. Hopefully this will suffice.
See full article at Pop2it »

NBC apologizes to Michele Bachmann for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon incident

After the Roots played Fishbone's "Lyin' Ass Bitch" during Rep. Michele Bachmann's appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last Monday, NBC has issued an apology to Bachmann, with a spokesperson for Bachmann saying that the network called the song choice "not only unfortunate but also unacceptable." According to the spokesperson, NBC late night executive Doug Vaughan "privately" reached out to Bachmann's camp through a letter, and added that the band was "severely reprimanded" for playing the song. For her part, Bachmann — who addressed the controversy on Fox News' American Newsroom on Nov. 23, stating that the song choice was "clearly a form of bias on the part of the Hollywood entertainment elite, [and] also, I think, sexism as well" — has accepted NBC's apology, with CNN reporting that she had a "nice conversation" with [...]
See full article at Nerve »

NBC Apologizes to Bachmann for The Roots Song Choice

  • The Wrap
NBC Apologizes to Bachmann for The Roots Song Choice
Michele Bachmann can add a broadcast network apology to her list of things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.  Doug Vaughan, NBC's senior vice president for special programs, sent a letter of contrition to the conservative firebrand and Republican presidential hopeful on Wednesday. In it, the network executive wrote that the house band for "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" was wrong to introduce her on the program with the song "Lyin' Ass Bitch," according to CNN.  Also read: Too Much Debate? Why the Republican Frontrunner Keeps Changing Spokespeople for Bachmann and NBC did not immediately
See full article at The Wrap »

NBC apologizes to Michele Bachmann, 'severely reprimanded' Fallon band

NBC apologizes to Michele Bachmann, 'severely reprimanded' Fallon band
NBC took steps to smooth over Republican criticism in the wake of Rep. Michele Bachmann’s appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

A network spokesperson told EW.com that NBC reached out to Bachmann “privately” yesterday, and on Thursday CNN.com confirmed the Republican presidential candidate received a letter from NBC late night executive Doug Vaughan.

Bachmann’s spokesperson said Vaughan apologized for Fallon’s band playing “Lyin’ Ass Bitch” by Fishbone as she came on stage Monday night, and called the incident “not only unfortunate but also unacceptable.” The spokesperson also said that Fallon’s band was “severely reprimanded.
See full article at EW.com - Inside TV »

NBC Issues Apology to Michele Bachmann for Jimmy Fallon's 'Late Night' Song Slam

NBC Issues Apology to Michele Bachmann for Jimmy Fallon's 'Late Night' Song Slam
Rebecca Ford

Michele Bachmann may not have noticed that she walked out to Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to the song “Lyin Ass B--ch,” but once word spread about the musical slam from the houseband, The Roots, the Gop candidate demanded an apology. Photos: Michele Bachmann's Fashion on the Campaign Trail It looks like she finally got one from NBC. Bachmann’s campaign told The AP that Bachmann has received a letter from NBC's vice president for late night programming, Doug Vaughan. Bachmann spokeswoman Alice Stewart told The AP that Vaughan apologized for the incident, writing that the incident was "not

read more
See full article at The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News »

NBC Apologizes to Michele Bachmann for 'Late Night' Walk On Music

  • Aol TV.
NBC Apologizes to Michele Bachmann for 'Late Night' Walk On Music
Filed under: Reality-Free, TV News

Jimmy Fallon apologized to Congresswoman Michele Bachmann Tuesday night for the fact that his 'Late Night' house band The Roots played a snippet of a 1985 Fishbone song called 'Lyin' Ass B*tch' as she was introduced on the show.

Bachmann accepted his apology but demanded one from NBC as well. Doing the rounds of TV and radio talk shows Wednesday Bachmann alleged that NBC's failure to act in the matter demonstrated that she was a victim "of bias from the Hollywood Entertainment elite."

Now the AP reports that the Gop Presidential candidate has received an apology from NBC. According to Bachmann's spokeswoman Alice Stewart, the network's vice president for late night programming, Doug Vaughan, wrote to her offering his most sincere apologies.

 

Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
See full article at Aol TV. »

Update: Michele Bachmann Demands & Receives Apology From NBC Over ‘Lyin’ Ass Bitch’ Intro On Fallon

Update 10 Pm: Michele Bachmann has received an apology from NBC over the song choice flap during her appearance on the network’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Monday when the show’s house band performed the 1985 Fishbone song Lyin’ Ass Bitch while she was walking out on stage. The apology was made in a personal letter from NBC’s VP late night Doug Vaughan. According to Bachmann’s spokeswoman Alice Stewart cited by the AP, Vaughan wrote that the incident was “not only unfortunate but also unacceptable.” She said Vaughn offered his sincerest apologies and said the band had been “severely reprimanded.” Previous 11 Am: The controversy over Late Night With Jimmy Fallon‘s choice of the 1985 Fishbone song Lyin’ Ass Bitch as intro music for guest Michele Bachmann shows no signs of subsiding. Conservative bloggers started the campaign on Tuesday morning, right after the show aired Monday night. Last night,
See full article at Deadline TV »
loading
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Credited With | External Sites