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Megyn Kelly Today, Today: Joely Fisher Learned About Carrie Fisher's Heart Attack From TMZ's Harvey Levin

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Welcome to Megyn Kelly Today, Today, a daily column in which we will share the most memorable things that happened on Megyn Kelly Today every morning until we are no longer able to watch Megyn Kelly Today without feeling like there will be no tomorrow.

  • Megyn Kelly walked onstage in a blue skirt and white top.
  • Megyn Kelly said she was “thrilled” to have her audience here today.
  • Megyn Kelly began the show with a discussion of Capitol Hill’s “sexual harassment problem.”
  • Megyn Kelly rolled tape of “female lawmakers speaking up” about sexual harassment.
  • Megyn Kelly welcomed Rep. Barbara Comstock, Katherine Cichy, and Rebecca Weir to speak about their experiences with harassment on Capital Hill. (You can watch the full segment here.)
  • Megyn Kelly said, “I hope what we’re doing here is providing a light for men out there... If you wanna pay a compliment to a woman in the office, which I feel is already shaky territory, I feel like, ‘You look nice’ is solid. You cross over into ‘hot’? Less solid.”
  • Megyn Kelly thanked the three women for joining her on the show and cut to commercial.
  • Megyn Kelly rolled tape of her interview with Joely Fisher, Carrie Fisher’s half-sister, to the stage.
  • Bobby Finger noticed that the footage was from yesterday—as though the segment was recorded after her live show for time.
  • Turns out Joely Fisher was there to promote a book called Growing Up Fisher.
  • Joely Fisher said she found out about Carrie Fisher’s heart attack from Harvey Levin of TMZ. (See the Clip of the Day.)
  • Bobby Finger said, “To have Harvey Levin in any way intertwined with the story of a loved one’s death sounds truly horrific.”
  • Joely Fisher discussed headlines about her “watching her father [Eddie Fisher] shoot up when she was a toddler.”
  • Joely Fisher said, “Here’s the deal. In the book, I say my first experience with drug use was as a toddler. I was in the room with my father. I was a very young girl... The reason I know it and the reason I have a vivid memory of it is because there was a letter I found and it was eight pages on legal paper and it was the most of my father’s handwriting that I had ever held. And it was an apology that I later accepted. So the story isn’t about the scandal of drugs and my father. The story is that we found each other and saved each other in a deeper and more complex way later in life.”
  • Megyn Kelly said, “it’s a beautiful book. Thank you for being so honest with it.”
  • Megyn Kelly cut to commercial.
  • Megyn Kelly welcomed previous Megyn Kelly guest, style expert Chassie Post, to the stage to give some last-minute Thanksgiving decor tips.
  • Chassie Post really overdid it.
  • Chassie Post said, “Wreaths! They’re not just for Christmas!”
  • Chassie Post told us to make this:
  • Bobby Finger said, “Yikes.”
  • Megyn Kelly said, “That’s cute.”
  • Megyn Kelly said, “Thanks to you, I now own a glue gun.”
  • Bobby Finger said, “Aww, Chassie Post: changing lives.”
  • This inexplicable thing happened:
  • Megyn Kelly rolled tape of her interview with Christopher Plummer and Dan Stevens, who were there to promote The Man Who Invented Christmas.
  • Christopher Plummer said things like, “...before television was invented...”
  • Megyn Kelly asked Christopher Plummer if he was “a fan of Dan’s” or had watched Downton Abbey before filming.
  • Christopher Plummer said, “You’re damned right.”
  • Dan Stevens was surprised.
  • Christopher Plummer said he loves Game of Thrones.
  • Christopher Plummer said, “The dragons are so sexy.”
  • Megyn Kelly and Dan Stevens laughed.
  • Megyn Kelly asked Christopher Plummer about taking over Kevin Spacey’s role in All the Money In the World, saying, “Do you think that that was the right call?”
  • Christopher Plummer said, “As far as Kevin is concerned, I’m so sorry because it is sad. It really is. Because he’s such a gifted terrific talent.”
  • Bobby Finger raised his eyebrows as he noticed a harsh edit after “talent” suggesting that Christopher Plummer’s response had clearly been cut short.
  • Megyn Kelly moved on to the next question.
  • Megyn Kelly asked Christopher Plummer and Dan Stevens what their favorite drinks are.
  • Dan Stevens said, “Kombucha.”
  • Christopher Plummer said, “[unintelligible]”
  • Megyn Kelly asked Christopher Plummer and Dan Stevens, “Lover or fighter?”
  • Both Dan Stevens and Christopher Plummer said, “Lover.”
  • Bobby Finger said, “What the fuck is this?”
  • Megyn Kelly asked Christopher Plummer, “Secret talent?”
  • Christopher Plummer said he’s an excellent pianist.
  • Megyn Kelly asked Dan Stevens, “What really matters?”
  • Dan Stevens said, “Love.”
  • Christopher Plummer said, “Faith in the arts.”
  • Bobby Finger fell asleep.
  • Bobby Finger woke back up because he had to finish his job.
  • Megyn Kelly cut to commercial.
  • Elizabeth Heiskell said, “Hello honey, how are you?!”
  • Elizabeth Heiskell said, “Megyn, this is a chuck roast.”
  • Elizabeth Heiskell said, “You’re gonna get this pan as hot as the hinges of hell. Honey it has to be so hot.”
  • Elizabeth Heiskell said, “Death does not give you notice. You’re not gon’ get an email saying, ‘I’m dyin’ next week, I need you to go ahead and get that bundt cake ready.’”
  • Bobby Finger said, “What a spectacular weirdo this woman is!!!”
  • Elizabeth Heiskell kept dragging Megyn Kelly’s cooking skills.
  • Elizabeth Heiskell shared her recipe for drunk cherries and said, “Honey there are people in New Orleans who’ll put alcohol on anything.”
  • Elizabeth Heiskell said, “It only takes about three until you are drunk as a goat, which is fabulous for the holidays.”
  • Elizabeth Heiskell said, “My two favorite sentences in the entire world are, ‘It freezes beautifully’ and ‘You can make it ahead.’”
  • Bobby Finger said, “I love you Elizabeth!!!!”
  • Megyn Kelly cut to commercial.
  • Megyn Kelly began a segment on Al Roker’s work to raise money for areas hit by this summer’s hurricanes.
  • Megyn Kelly cut to commercial.
  • Megyn Kelly told people to visit to get tickets.
  • Megyn Kelly Today ended.

Clip of the Day: A Call From Harvey Levin

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