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Megyn Kelly has made it very clear that she thinks Brett Kavanaugh is innocent.
The embattled Supreme Court nominee has said so himself, after all.
But Matt Lauer, however?
Kelly isn’t about to let her fellow journalist off the hook that easily.
Lauer, of course, was dismissed by NBC close to a year ago after multiple accusations of sexual misconduct were made about him.
The firing was swift and shocking, with executives arriving at their decision not long ater learing of one complaint; telling the public they presumed many more were out there; and letting Lauer go from his post as main Today Show anchor after many years on the job as a result.
Just a few months later, Kelly came on board NBC.
She made the move after a polarizing and popular stint at Fox News and now hosts her very own (low-rated) hour of Today.
So these reporters, both controversial for very different reasons, have been like two ships crossing in the daytime television night. Or something to that effect.
Over the past several weeks, there have been a few frightening rumors about Lauer making a return to TV in some fashion.
According to a previous Page Six reports, Lauer told a few women who recently approached him that he has been busy fathering, but told these fans not to “worry” because he’ll “be back” on the small screen soon.
Does this mean he’s had active discussions with networks?
Does it mean he has a story to tell that will exonerate him from all allegations?
Does it mean that Lauer thinks people simply don’t believe he supposed raped someone?
When asked during an interview with Us Weekly if she thought Lauer should come back to the public eye after his fall from grace Kelly said she would not really comment.
But she did add the following:
“I know too much that others don’t know.”
There’s already A LOT that the public either knows or assumes, based on various rumors and articles.
For example: Lauer supposedly made employees feel very uncomfortable by pulling out sex toys in front of them.
He also made unwanted advances toward them.
And he also had an affair with an underling named Addie Zinone, who actually sat down awhile back with Kelly.
When asked if she garnered any backlash for having a woman on her show who had slept with the recently-fired face of NBC daytime, Kelly replied:
“All I’m going to say is that I feel very strongly about the #MeToo coverage, the importance of doing it without fear or favor. I didn’t let anyone stop me at Fox, and I’m not going to let anyone stop me at NBC.”
Kelly, who previously had spoken out about harassment she endured while employed by former Fox boss Roger Ailes, went on to explain that she believes some men who commit sexual misconduct could “potentially” have second chances in the public eye.
She explained her side as follows:
“I feel it’s a case-by-case basis. I don’t think we need to see Harvey Weinstein in polite society ever again, but I don’t think that’s true of everyone. I think, for some of these guys, there’s a way forward.
“I happen to believe it starts with a full-throated apology, and not just this paper statement of, ‘I did some things wrong and I’m sorry.’”
Seems like another shot fired at Lauer, right?
This is what he wrote back in late November:
There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions. To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry.
As I am writing this I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC.
Some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized, but there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed.
I regret that my shame is now shared by the people I cherish dearly.
Repairing the damage will take a lot of time and soul searching and I’m committed to beginning that effort. It is now my full time job.
The last two days have forced me to take a very hard look at my own troubling flaws. It’s been humbling. I am blessed to be surrounded by the people I love.
I thank them for their patience and grace.
Remember when Megyn Kelly introduced herself to NBC viewers by saying she would not discuss politics as the host of Megyn Kelly Today?
Hmmm… perhaps we ought to back up a bit and first ask instead:
Remember Megyn Kelly?!?
The former Fox News anchor made headlines on a near-daily basis back during her time as a host on that network.
She even hosted a debate between Donald Trump and the pathetic politicians he managed to beat out for the Republican Presidential nomination in 2016!
Kelly was a relevant member of the press, that's our point here.
Then, she left Fox News for NBC… stirred up quite a bit of controversy with her arrival… landed her own hour on The Today Show… and tried to become a Kelly Ripa-like television presence.
Kelly was suddenly all nice and normal and tried to be the woman next door who just has a few kids and a husband at home and who wants to gab about the latest fashion trends, as opposed to the latest political happenings.
Then her ratings tanked.
Then she interview Alex Jones (!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!).
And now she's irrelevant.
This brings us to Monday morning and Kelly's return to the political arena, as she hosted a round table discussion with NBC's Hallie Jackson, PBS' Amy Holmes and Rolling Stone contributing editor Joe Levy.
The topic at hand?
Embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the multiple accusations of sexual misconduct that have been made against him over the past several days.
"What a mess, that's a clean version of what I was thinking in my head," Kelly said at the top of the conversation, later making it clear that she's on Team Kavanaugh and adding she has no idea why Democrats would push for the FBI to investigate the aforementioned allegations.
"[The FBI's] not a super-secret special police force to investigate super-secret really bad things the nominee may have done. That's why we have congressional investigators," she said.
"The Republicans actually are investigating the Christine Blasey Ford allegations and the Democrats have refused to do so!
"They're standing there in protest saying the FBI needs to do it, which doesn't really help us."
Two quick things here:
- Isn't the FBI precisely a special type of police force whose mission is to get to the bottom of confusing and complicated cases of national importance?
- The FBI did investigate Anita Hill's claims in 1991 than then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her.
Later in this segment, Kelly cuts off a panelist and emphasizes:
"He's saying he didn’t do it. He's not saying that those allegations against him amount to nothing if he did! He's saying he didn’t do it!"
Oh, well, that changes everything.
If Kavanaugh is saying he didn't do something… why is this even a debate?
Watch the heated exchange now!
Though viewers saw Vicki Gunvalson flip out on The Real Housewives of Orange County, she wasn’t the only Housewife to get a little hot under the collar.
When Kelly Dodd criticized Emily Simpson’s husband — when she called him a “b–ch” — Emily lashed out, even threatening to kill Kelly.
Emily cooled off and apologized, and she’s owning up to her words and actions. But she says that she’s the only one who’s doing so.
“I am in no way proud of my behavior at Tamra’s party,” Emily admits in a Bravo blog post.
In her own defense, Emily says: “I feel like any wife who respects her marriage and her husband would have become as irate as I did.”
“However,” Emily adds. “I am the ONLY one taking any responsibility for my own actions that evening.”
“And let’s be honest,” Emily says, preparing to school her co-star. “For a ‘death threat’ to be actionable, the other party has to have an imminent and reasonable fear that their life is in jeopardy.”
“The fact that Kelly continued to scream, ‘Hit me! Hit me!’ and was laughing means she was not scared for her life,” Emily reasons.
She says that Kelly has been targeted Emily’s words so that she does not have to look inward.
“Kelly’s constant focusing on what I said that night is simply a deflection from dealing with her own abhorrent behavior,” Emily says.
“I have to say I’m quite disappointed in the other ladies,” Emily continues.
Emily asks: “Did anyone else notice that Tamra, in her last blog, says Shane likes to cause drama when all he did was stand at a table and have a nice, quiet conversation with Steve?”
Tamra’s last blog was more or less all about accusing Shane of being dramatic.
Emily spies hypocrisy in Tamra’s accusations.
“Yet she makes ZERO mention of Kelly’s behavior,” Emily points out. “Can Shane ever catch a break? Is he ever allowed to speak?”
Emily then points out that Shane was in a no-win scenario.
“If he said nothing, he would be attacked for being spineless,” Emily imagines. “If he speaks up, he’s attacked for causing drama.”
“At the very least, it is laughable that the queen of ‘That’s my opinion!’ is telling Shane to stay out of it,” Emily says, referring to the famous meme of Tamra screaming.
“I am happy that Kelly and I had the opportunity to sit down face to face and work it out,” Emily writes.
Emily continues: “I truly believe you can work things out by owning your own actions, forgiving, and moving on.”
“I feel that we both said what we wanted to say,” Emily says. “And we both took responsibility for our own part in the evening.”
Emily adds: “I even texted Kelly after meeting with her and reiterated how I was happy that we chatted and worked things out.”
Despite that peacemaking, Emily points out that Kelly hasn’t given up on her insistence that Shane is a “b–ch.”
It’s part of human nature for people to get upset and defensive when their loved ones are targeted for criticism and ridicule.
And it goes with the Real Housewife franchise’s territory for people to have explosive arguments on camera. Viewers expect it.
It’s how the stars respond after the fact that shows fans what their character is really like. Emily, at least, is owning what she did and what she said.
We do hope that, in the future, Emily avoids issuing any death threats. It’s not cool.
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Last week, Eminem dropped his 10th studio album without any sort of pre-release promotion.
Of course, Kamikaze has been described as a “surprise” for reasons that go beyond its unanticipated release.
Despite receiving mixed reviews from critics, the album has been regarded by many fans as a return to form for the 44-year-old rapper.
In the early days of his career, Em was as well known for his merciless lyric assaults on his rivals as for the razor-sharp wordplay that first caught the attention of the rap mainstream.
Over the past decade, however, Eminem sobered up, settled down, and stopped devoting so much of his attention to feuds.
Unfortunately, Slim Shady’s newfound maturity made him an easy target for a bumper crop of young rappers attempting to build up their reputations by attacking his.
One such emcee is Machine Gun Kelly, who attacked Eminem with the above diss track in response to shade thrown by Slim on Kamikaze.
The beef began years ago, when a 23-year-old MGK called Em’s daughter Hailie (just 16 at the time) “hot as f–k” in a bizarre tweet.
On his latest release Shady basically warned MGK to keep all such thoughts to himself.
Unfortunately, MGK is thirsting to become a household name, and he saw Em’s diss as an opportunity for a come-up.
Normally, Em would be quick with a blistering response, but as he explains in the interview above, he’s caught between a rock and a hard place.
As the superior technical emcee, he could put MGK in a body bag with ease.
However, he’s well aware that by doing so, he would be giving the 28-year-old rapper a much-needed career boost.
Em’s frustration with the situation is abundantly clear in his conversation with Sway:
“Shut the f–k up,” Shady says in reference to his latest rival.
“Now, I’m in this f–king weird thing where I’m like, ‘I gotta answer this motherf–ker.’ And every time i do that — as irrelevant as people say I am in hip-hop — it makes that person bigger.”
Sounds like a frustrating scenario.
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