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Dustin Hoffman Accusers Speak Out, Describe Actor As ‘Abusive,’ ‘Bully’

Three women who have accused Dustin Hoffman of sexual harassment are speaking out in an interview with “NBC Nightly News”. In this short video clip (above), the three women — Anna Graham Hunter, Cori Thomas and Kathryn Rossetter — share their stories with Cynthia McFadden (a rep for Hoffman has denied their allegations, dismissing them as […]
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NBC News Features Accusers Of Dustin Hoffman On ‘Nightly,’ Russell Simmons On ‘Megyn Kelly Today’

NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, tonight features Cynthia McFadden interviewing three women who have accused Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct. Anna Graham Hunter, Cori Thomas and Kathryn Rossetter agreed to the interview, marking the first time they have come forward on TV. Tuesday morning, Megyn Kelly’s 9 Am hour of Today will feature a sit down with actress Natashia Williams-Blach and music artist Sherri Hines, discussing their allegations of sexual misconduct…
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Dustin Hoffman Accuser: "I Don't Think We Should Feel Sorry for Him"

On Monday's NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt, Dustin Hoffman accuser Kathryn Rossetter bristled at a reporter's question of whether Americans should feel sorry for Dustin Hoffman, who is now facing at least eight allegations of sexual misconduct during the 1970s and 1980s.

"I don't think we should feel sorry for him, he's fine," Rossetter told reporter Cynthia McFadden. "We have a culture of celebrity. And just because you're good at sports or music or acting doesn't mean that you're a completely integrated, fabulous human being. … That might be part of [Hoffman's] tragedy. He brings so much humanity to his...
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Matt Lauer Will Not Get Severance Pay From NBC

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Matt Lauer will not be getting any sort of a severance payout from NBC News, TheWrap has confirmed — regardless of what was left on his lucrative and longterm contract. The disgraced “Today” show anchor was officially fired “for cause,” per an executive, which means he won’t be compensated beyond his final day of work. Lauer was informed of his ousting on Tuesday evening — the world heard the news the following morning. The issue of a potential payout came up Friday during a staff meeting for “NBC Nightly News,” an insider told us. When one employee asked NBC News president Noah.
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Matt Lauer Scandal Not Mentioned by 'Today' Hosts During 'Christmas at Rockefeller Center' Special

Matt Lauer Scandal Not Mentioned by 'Today' Hosts During 'Christmas at Rockefeller Center' Special
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting ceremony went off on Wednesday without a hitch -- or a single mention of Matt Lauer's high-profile absence.

Today show co-hosts Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker were all there and all-smiles as they introduced the musical guests for NBC's two-hour live Christmas in Rockefeller Center celebration hours after Lauer was fired by the network for alleged "inappropriate workplace behavior."

The three chipper co-hosts didn't let Lauer's high-profile ousting keep them from enjoying the beloved tree lighting ceremony, or snapping beaming selfies together from the middle of the iconic New York City landmark.

"Getting ready to light the #rockcenterxmasstree on @NBC with my pals," Roker captioned a cheerful pic he posted Wednesday night.

However, NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt did join the three hosts during the celebration, where he mentioned it was his first time participating in the star-studded ceremony.

"This was my first time at the tree lighting
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NBC's Christmas in Rockefeller Center Skips Mention of Fired Matt Lauer

NBC's Christmas in Rockefeller Center Skips Mention of Fired Matt Lauer
NBC didn’t allow the abrupt firing of Today anchor Matt Lauer to dampen its holiday spirit: Lauer’s name was not mentioned at all during the network’s annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center tree-lighting special Wednesday, despite the fact that Lauer was originally scheduled to co-host the event.

Today‘s Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Hoda Kotb oversaw the special just hours after they’d announced to Today viewers that Lauer had been terminated from his position at the morning talk show after allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior.

Later on Wednesday, NBC confirmed that Lauer would not be part
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NBC Execs Meeting with Staff from News Shows to Discuss Lauer Firing

  • TMZ
NBC is scrambling to meet with talent and production staff from its news shows to go over various issues related to Matt Lauer's firing. We're told Noah Oppenheim, President of NBC News, will be leading the meetings. Our NBC sources say Oppenheim and other execs will be addressing staff from each of its shows, including "Today," "NBC Nightly News," "Meet the Press" and "Dateline." There will be a series of meetings ... one for each show.
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Matt Lauer Firing Could Upend the Morning Show Wars, as NBC Must Race to Save Its Cash Cow

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Matt Lauer Firing Could Upend the Morning Show Wars, as NBC Must Race to Save Its Cash Cow
NBC knew its day of Matt Lauer reckoning was coming. It just didn’t think it would end like this: Abrupt and in disgrace.

Lauer was in the middle of a two-year contract extension, signed last November, that kept him at the helm of “Today” through November 2018 at around $20 million a year. But Lauer’s tenure at “Today” frequently seemed precariously close to ending, as NBC groomed countless potential replacements while extending his contract.

Now, Lauer is the second morning-show anchor, following “CBS This Morning” host Charlie Rose, to be fired in recent weeks following reports and accusations of sexual harassment.

The departures could upend the tight morning-show race, particularly the competition for first place between “Today” and ABC’s “Good Morning America.” The daypart makes as much as $1 billion annually, and “Today,” as the demo leader, takes the largest slice of that cash pie.

Read More:From John Lasseter to Matt Lauer,
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Today Anchors Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb React to Matt Lauer's Firing: 'We Are Heartbroken'

Today Anchors Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb React to Matt Lauer's Firing: 'We Are Heartbroken'
Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker were clearly shaken by the news of their colleague Matt Lauer‘s termination from NBC over allegations of “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace” as they continued with Today.

Guthrie started Wednesday’s show by sharing the news that NBC News chairman Andrew Lack sent a memo to staff announcing Lauer’s firing. He also said that it was the first complaint lodged against Lauer in his two-decade career at the network but stated “we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident.”

“We just learned this moments ago,
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Matt Lauer Fired by NBC News

Matt Lauer Fired by NBC News
The Today show’s Matt Lauer has been terminated by NBC News following allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior, it was announced on Wednesday.

A memo released by NBC News chairman Andrew Lack reads as follows:

On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer. It represented, after serious review, a clear violation of our company’s standards. As a result, we’ve decided to terminate his employment. While it is the first complaint about his behavior in the over 20 years he’s been at NBC News, we were
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The Fall of Harvey Weinstein: From Indie Powerhouse to Hollywood Pariah

The Fall of Harvey Weinstein: From Indie Powerhouse to Hollywood Pariah
Over the course of five days, Harvey Weinstein went from a powerhouse player to a Hollywood pariah. His career is in tatters, and the company he co-founded has been wrested from his control following the Oct. 5 publication of a New York Times exposé featuring multiple on-the-record interviews with women accusing him of sexual harassment that occurred over three decades.

Arguably, no one did more to shape the world of indie film in the 1990s and early aughts than Weinstein. With a combination of sterling creative taste and a pugilist’s instinct for going for the jugular, he helped push edgy or emotionally potent films such as “The Crying Game,” “Pulp Fiction” and “The King’s Speech” into the mainstream, while fashioning himself into a mogul. That legacy has been tarnished. Weinstein now sits in ignominious company alongside Bill O’Reilly, Roger Ailes, L.A. Reid and Bill Cosby — a symbol of a casting couch culture that is being
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‘ABC World News Tonight’ Snaps NBC’s 20-Year Total Viewer Streak To Win Season; ‘Nightly News’ Owns The Demo

ABC’s World News Tonight With David Muir snapped NBC Nightly News‘ 20-year total viewer lock on the evening race, taking the win for the 2016-2017 season. Peter Jennings was ABC’s evening news anchor the last time the network pulled this off. World News Tonight is the only broadcast evening newscast that did not lose viewers year-to-year. ABC’s newscast is flat, flat being the new up, and World News Tonight‘s 2015-2016 season was its best tally in nine years. Muir’s…
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Jennifer Lopez Delivers Passionate Plea for Puerto Rico's Hurricane Relief Efforts: 'Help Rebuild Our Island'

Jennifer Lopez Delivers Passionate Plea for Puerto Rico's Hurricane Relief Efforts: 'Help Rebuild Our Island'
Jennifer Lopez is calling for her fans to do what they can to help the people of Puerto Rico after the island suffered massive destruction following Hurricane Maria's landfall.

The singer took to Instagram on Thursday night to deliver a passionate plea for support for the nation's relief efforts.

"What's on my mind is what's going on in Puerto Rico. The devastation is beyond belief," said Lopez, who is currently in Las Vegas for her residency show. "Me and my cousin still haven't been able to hear from our families over there."

"Today, Puerto Rico needs our help. I urge you to support and donate to the efforts of the First Lady of Puerto Rico, Beatriz Areizaga," she shared. "Together we can help rebuild our island, and the Caribbean."

Hurricane Maria, which has killed at least 15 people in Puerto Rico and
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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Katy Tur

Katy Tur is best known for her work in the field of broadcast journalism, working as an NBC News correspondent. She’s been on multiple news programs including a job as anchor for “MSNBC Live,” “Early Today” “NBC Nightly News,” Meet The Press,” “The Weather Channel” and several more. She’s a familiar face and most of us associate her only with the news that she delivers, but there is much more to her and here are five things that most people are not aware of. 1. Marital status For those of you who are wondering if Katy is married, the answer

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Katy Tur
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John Kelly Is the Face of Regret After President Trump Declared 'Both Sides' Were to Blame for Charlottesville Violence

As President Donald Trump doubled down on his claim that “both sides” were to blame for the deadly violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville in a speech on Tuesday, White House Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly folded his arms and appeared to hang his head — and Twitter noticed.

During the press conference at Trump Tower, originally billed as being about infrastructure, the president said there were “a lot of bad people in the other group too,” in reference to the anti-racist protesters demonstrating against the rally, one of whom, 32-year-old Heather Heyer, was killed when a driver
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That Time Trump Said He’d ‘Negotiate Like Crazy’ With North Korea… Back in 1999 (Video)

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That Time Trump Said He’d ‘Negotiate Like Crazy’ With North Korea… Back in 1999 (Video)
An old clip from NBC’s “Meet the Press” in 1999 with Donald Trump as a guest has resurfaced online Wednesday after comments the president made that North Korea will be met “with fire and fury” if the country continues to threaten the United States. Watch: Donald Trump said he would "negotiate like crazy" with North Korea if he was president during a 1999 interview on Meet the Press. pic.twitter.com/0gJ5WhbtMf — NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) August 9, 2017 Trump was singing a different tune nearly 20 years ago, however. “First I’d negotiate. I would negotiate like crazy, and I’d make sure we try.
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