In baseball terms, Brian Williams is being sent down to the minors. The former host of NBC's Nightly News will come back from a six-month suspension in August as an "anchor of breaking news and special reports" on MSNBC. Perhaps it makes sense to bring a big name to MSNBC, which has always struggled with ratings, but some are raising eyebrows that an anchor taken off his post because of issues of credibility is now coming back and handling breaking news of any sort. Williams sat down for a taped interview earlier in the week with his NBC colleague Matt Lauer. Many are skeptical about how hard hitting the interview could possibly be, considering they both work for the same company.
FROM THIS EPISODE
More From Hollywood Breakdown
The Academy's new "popular" film category faces supercharged backlash In an effort to boost ratings for the Oscars, the Academy said they'd be making some changes to the awards show--including awarding certain categories during commercial breaks, as well as adding a new category for popular films. But so far, that new category is not getting good reviews.
With Leslie Moonves under siege, the fate of CBS hangs in the balance Following Ronan Farrow's expose in the New Yorker, an investigation has begun looking into the CBS CEO and allegations of sexual assault. Moonves remains on the job, but he may not be there for long if more alleged victims come forward.
Did Disney jump the Gunn? Disney fired James Gunn over years-old tweets that were resurfaced by a far right blogger. No one is debating that the tweets filled with tasteless jokes were bad, but the sudden firing has people asking, should artists not be allowed to evolve and change over time?
LATEST BLOG POSTS
Healing sexual assault through cabaret On a recent Saturday night in Hollywood, a bar was packed with 20 and 30-somethings drinking, talking have having a good time. They were here to see a variety show,… Read More
Without China, who will take our recycling? China’s new recycling policies have upended recycling programs all around the country and here in LA. During the first quarter of 2017, California exported 54,000 tons of mixed plastics. In… Read More