Thursday, August 22, 2019

“FIRED” CURRY SHOWS UP FOR WORK

June 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Amid widespread reports that she had been fired as cohost of NBC’s Today show, Ann Curry surprised many by showing up for work on the show as usual. The New York Times, which first reported on its website Wednesday afternoon that NBC executives were preparing to replace Curry as early as next week, said today […]

VETERAN NEWSMAN DOCTORED 911 TAPE, NBC ADMITS

April 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A “seasoned” NBC News producer was responsible for deleting a segment of the 911 call between a police dispatcher and George Zimmerman so as to suggest that Zimmerman may have targeted teenager Trayvon Martin because he was black, Reuters reported Thursday night, citing two sources at the network. The wire service said that the network […]

NBC FLAGSHIP STATION DROPS ANCHOR

March 8, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Sue Simmons, a popular news anchor at WNBC, NBC’s flagship TV station in New York since 1980, has been fired. The New York Times reported the ouster on its front page, commenting, “It was as if someone you had grown fond of, someone who had become as much a part of the cityscape as the […]

PAT BUCHANAN OUT AT MSNBC

February 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Conservative commentator Pat Buchanan has been handed his walking papers by MSNBC executives — and he is not simply cleaning out his drawers and walking away quietly. In a statement on Thursday, Buchanan blasted his former employer: “After 10 enjoyable years, I am departing, after an incessant clamor from the left that to permit me […]

SIMON COWELL SAYS FOX CANNED X FACTOR STARS

February 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The decision to remove two judges and the host of the U.S. version of The X Factor was made by executives of the Fox network, Simon Cowell, the show’s co-producer and a judge himself on the show, told the syndicated Extra on Tuesday. “It was fairly straight what [the network] wanted, and we were told […]

ANOTHER FILM CRITIC BITES THE DUST

January 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Film critics are increasingly becoming a vanishing breed as newspapers continue to look for ways to retrench and focus more intently on drawing younger readers, many of whom would rather read the raw comments of their peers than the informed opinions of veteran reviewers. The latest to be pink slipped is longtime Village Voice critic […]

REPORT: SPIELBERG FIRED MEGAN FOX FROM TRANSFORMERS SEQUEL

June 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Steven Spielberg fired Megan Fox from the third Transformers film after she told the British magazine Wonderland that Michael Bay behaved “like Hitler” on the set,GQ magazine reported in its current edition. Spielberg, the producer of the film — and the director of Schindler’s List, which told of one man’s resistance to Hitler — was […]

REPORT: CHERYL COLE FIRED FROM THE X FACTOR

May 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

When it was announced earlier this month that British singer Cheryl Cole had been selected as a judge on Simon Cowell’s upcoming American version of The X Factor — for a reported $2 million a year — some TV columnists expressed surprise, noting that Cole is a virtual unknown in the U.S. and speaks with […]

CNN U.S. HEAD JON KLEIN FIRED

September 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

After failing to halt an unrelenting exodus of viewers and taking a pummeling from cable news rivals, CNN U.S. President Jon Klein was fired today (Friday). The news was first reported by the TV news website FTV.com, which published a memo to staff from Jim Walton, president of CNN Worldwide, in which Klein’s departure was […]