On Thursday morning’s episode of a show I have not watched in exactly two weeks, Megyn Kelly invited both Matt Lauer and the women who accused him of sexual misconduct to swing by for some interviews. “We remain committed to telling people’s stories if they choose to come forward,” she said. “We have been that place in all the other cases, and we will be that place – as well as for the accused – on this hour.”
Inviting her disgraced former coworker—along with his accusers—onto an hour of the show he once headlined (which happens to be on a network drowning in bad press for what would almost certainly be incredible television) is a perfect example of what Kelly likes to call “settling for more.” It is also a great example of dressing for the job you want, not the job you have.
These sorts of high profile one-on-ones were previously Lauer’s specialty (remember his recent interviews with Charlie Sheen and Bill O’Reilly?), and while Megyn Kelly has quickly managed to boost her ratings (and craft her morning show brand) by becoming a go-to spot for victims of sexual misconduct to share their stories...wouldn’t an interview with Lauer’s accusers—or, gasp, Lauer himself—be the ultimate coup? Yes! Yes. It would be an unprecedented moment of schadenfreude-laced morning show table-turning.
But does it mean she wants to abandon her third hour show and nab a seat at the big kids’ table alongside Savannah, Al, and Hoda?
Multiple sources are telling Page Six (an exceedingly reliable source for NBC gossip, mind you) that she absolutely is, though at least one “insider” claims she’s just fine where she is. Myself? I can’t speak for Kelly (though I often speak at her), but it seems likely that she’s pulling one of these:
Rosario Dawson and Eric Andre, once a very good celebrity couple, are no longer a celebrity couple. People reports Friday that they’ve split after “more than a year of dating.”
Here’s a photo of the couple during better days, when they hung out with koalas:
I know you are all very upset right now, so allow me to quote Call Me By Your Name:
We rip out so much of ourselves to be cured of things faster than we should that we go bankrupt by the age of 30 and have less to offer each time we start with someone new. But to feel nothing so as not to feel anything—what a waste!
Headline of the year:
The first three paragraphs of this are as inexplicable as anything I’ve ever read on that godforsaken website.
- Is it me or should Dwayne Johnson be embarrassed by this EW cover? [Celebitchy]
- This Kurt Cobain guitar drama has been going on for YEARS. [People]
- Jamie Foxx is doing stand-up again, and TMZ has video. [TMZ]
- Eleven should have closed the gate. [People]
- :) [ONTD]