NBC Exec on the Word 'Abortion': We Don't Have an 'Iron-Clad Policy'

Today in gossip about shows you loved in the 90s: In a discussion about how NBC handles abortion on its network, Bob Greenblatt – a former executive at Fox and now head of NBC – revealed that Fox shut down a plot line on Party of Five that would seen Neve Campbell's character Julia have an abortion. » 7/14/14 10:20am 7/14/14 10:20am

Matt Lauer Gets Defensive: 'Having It All Is Not A Gender Issue'

A week ago, Matt Lauer caught hell for asking GM exec Mary Barra if she could be a CEO and a good mom. Yesterday, PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi said that her daughters would probably label her a bad mother; Nooyi feels she, personally cannot be a CEO and a good mom. So today, Matt Lauer is all: TOLD YA. » 7/03/14 11:20am 7/03/14 11:20am

Who Should Get the Today Correspondent Gig if Pippa Says No?

Today in snooze news, NBC is reportedly about to offer Pippa Middleton — beautiful purebred collie and sister to Kate, Duchess of Cambridge — a correspondent gig on the Today Show. The gossip comes right before her big Matt Lauer interview where she will finally answer hot button Pippa Middleton questions like What's… » 6/26/14 4:15pm 6/26/14 4:15pm

Planned Parenthood Petitions NBC Over Abortion Censorship

Planned Parenthood has launched a petition requesting that NBCUniversal CEO Stephen B. Burke stop "silencing ads mentioning abortion" after NBC allegedly refused to run ads for Obvious Child because the film's trailer mentions the word "abortion." As of now, the petition has nearly 10,000 signatures. » 6/23/14 4:40pm 6/23/14 4:40pm

NBC Censors Abortion Reference During Last Comic Standing [Update: Or…

During the semifinals of NBC's Last Comic Standing on Thursday night, comedian Dana Eagle told a joke about how some people's kids suck so much perhaps it would have been better if they hadn't been born. Her joke included the word "aborted" – or so we presume. The word was bleeped and her mouth was blurred out. » 6/20/14 10:20am 6/20/14 10:20am

Producers May Be Manipulating Who Wins on The Voice

NBC's singing competition show The Voice distinguishes itself from American Idol by holding "blind" auditions, but like Idol, there's an audience participation element in the selection of a winner: Viewers can call, text or vote online. But according to a new report, it's hard to say how much that matters, since the… » 3/20/14 4:45pm 3/20/14 4:45pm

Report: Bob Costas' Olympic Eye Infection Was From Botched Botox

If you were a TV host with a huge gig on the horizon — the ding dang Olympics — you might make an appointment to get a little freshen up with the cosmetic surgeon. Who could blame you? You want to look your best when the whole world is watching. But what if something went wrong and your eyes got red and your vision… » 3/07/14 11:00am 3/07/14 11:00am

NBC Edits Out IOC Anti-Discrimination Statement From Opening Ceremony

Russia's anti-gay laws have been a major focus in the lead-up to the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, and during his address at today's opening ceremony IOC president Thomas Bach made a strong statement against "any form of discrimination" and in favor of tolerance. Viewers worldwide heard the statement; NBC viewers in… » 2/08/14 4:04pm 2/08/14 4:04pm

People Are Freaking Out Over 'Skeletal' Biggest Loser Winner

After this season's final contestant on the popular weight loss show The Biggest Loser confidently strode onstage last night, she was met with halting applause from the audience and looks of shock from the show's trainers. Rachel Frederickson, formerly 260lbs, now weighed in at 105 lbs. She'd won by losing 60% of her… » 2/05/14 11:30am 2/05/14 11:30am

NBC Will Air a Live Version of Peter Pan in Less Than a Year

Thanks to all the people who hate watched NBC's live broadcast of Carrie Underwood screaming at American in a dirndl, NBC is going to go ahead and air a live version of Peter Pan. Excited? You should be — Miley Cyrus is rumored to be in talks for the lead (that's a joke, of course, but still — how far off could that… » 1/19/14 2:00pm 1/19/14 2:00pm