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Brian Williams' First Post-Suspension Public Appearance Cost Him $50,000

March 24th, 2015 6:09pm EDT
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Brian Williams hasn't been seen in public since he was first exposed as a habitual truth-bender, suspended from "NBC Nightly News" for six months and immortalized in meme form.

But now he's stepping out in public for the first time in over a month -- and for a pretty good cause.

The anchor attended a fundraiser for Mater Dei Prep School in Middletown, N.J., donating a cool $50,000. Mater Dei, Williams' former high school, is in desperate need of funds and is currently holding a fundraiser to scrounge up a million dollars, which the school needs to stay open.

The fundraiser, held at Save ...
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Allison Williams Insists Her Father Is 'A Really Good Man'

February 19th, 2015 12:45pm EST
Allison Williams Defends Broadcaster Dad Brian Williams, Says He
Allison Williams has come to the defense of her newsanchor father Brian Williams, calling him "an honest man" despite fudging the truth about his experience while reporting from a war zone in Iraq.

NBC News suspended the broadcaster for six months after he was exposed for falsely claiming a helicopter he was in was targeted by gunmen in 2003 during the Iraq War.

The "Girls" actress has broken her silence about the issue, saying her father is not a liar and deserves to get his job back.

During an interview with Seth Meyers she explained: "This has been a really hard time. Obviously, (it...
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NBC Suspends Brian Williams For Six Months

February 11th, 2015 6:01pm EST
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Bosses at NBC have suspended newsman Brian Williams for six months after the anchor admitted that he lied about an incident he said happened while he was reporting during the Iraq war in 2003.

Williams, who won't be paid during his suspension, will be replaced by Lester Holt on the Nightly News.

"We have decided today to suspend Brian Williams as Managing Editor and Anchor of NBC Nightly News for six months," NBC News President Deborah Turness wrote in a memo to the NBC News staff on Tuesday.

Williams outright lied about being shot down by an RPG (rocket-propelled grenade) while in a Chi...
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Why Is Brian Williams On Temporary Leave?

February 8th, 2015 9:26am EST
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Brian Williams will step aside as anchor of his nightly NBC News broadcast for “several days” as a result of the controversy generated by his comments about his reporting during the Iraq war and Hurricane Katrina.

Williams stated that he was riding in a helicopter during the Iraq war that was hit by enemy airfire.

“I would not have chosen to make this mistake. I don’t know what screwed up in my mind that caused me to conflate one aircraft with another,” Williams said in an interview with Stars and Stripes.

Williams apologized on air, saying, “I made a mistake in recalling the events of ...
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Brian Williams Admits He Lied About Helicopter Attack Heroism

February 5th, 2015 8:28am EST
Brian Williams Admits He Was Lying About Helicopter Attack Heroi
Brian Williams has officially admitted the truth: while the NBC newscaster claimed he was shot down while in a helicopter, during a 2003 visit to Iraq, the story's not true. At all.

Every time the famous anchor's told that story (which he's done, multiple times), it was an outright lie.

Williams recounted his tale of wartime bravado as recently as last Friday, but on Wednesday's "NBC Nightly News," the star anchor finally came clean in a brief statement.

"I want to apologize. I said I was traveling in an aircraft that was hit by RPG fire. I was instead in a following aircraft."

"It did ...
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Allison Williams Praised For 'Girls' Sex Scene By News Anchor Dad

January 13th, 2015 8:16pm EST
Brian Williams Says 'No Animals Were Harmed' During Filming Of D
While millions of viewers were watching the Golden Globes on NBC Sunday evening, fans of hit HBO series Girls were being treated to a now infamous sex scene between stars Allison Williams and Ebon Moss-Bachrach in the show's fourth season premiere.

Williams' Marni Michaels and folk singer pal Desi (Moss-Bachrach) engaged in a form of oral sex during the first five minutes of the show that involved his face and her butt, and the actress explained that she had no problems with her dad, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, watching this -- or any of her sex scenes for the show. In fact, he...
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20 Celebrities Who Have Really Beautiful Children

October 3rd, 2014 10:01am EDT
20 Celebrities Who Have Really Beautiful Children
As a parent, you always believe your children are beautiful no matter what they look like. But let's face it - some kids are obviously more attractive than others.

And having good genes doesn't hurt.

Ava Sambora is the daughter of Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora and actress Heather Locklear. She definitely got her good looks from mom, who is known for roles on hit 80s and 90s TV series "Dynasty," "T.J. Hooker" and "Melrose Place."

Ireland Baldwin's famous parents are former "30 Rock" star Alec Baldwin and actress Kim Basinger. While her p...
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Allison Williams Was Born To Play Peter Pan Says NBC Anchor Dad

July 31st, 2014 12:27pm EDT
Brian Williams Reports On Daughter Allison's 'Peter Pan' Casting
Following Wednesday's announcement that Girls star Allison Williams had landed the lead role in NBC's holiday live production of Peter Pan, the actress' father, news anchor Brian Williams, reported the story during NBC's Nightly News telecast, saying that his daughter was born for the role.

"Family members confirm she's been rehearsing for this role since the age of three, and they look forward to seeing her fly," Williams said as a childhood photo of his daughter dressed as Peter Pan was shown on the screen.

Daughter Allison posted the photo on Instagram shortly after joining the social ...
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Brian Williams Raps 'Baby Got Back' On 'Tonight Show'

June 17th, 2014 2:26pm EDT
Brian Williams Raps 'Baby Got Back' On 'Tonight Show'
It's a good thing Brian Williams had a sense of humor, because Jimmy Fallon has created another rap video starring the anchorman.

This time, Williams is rapping to the booty anthem "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-A-Lot. Check out the great video below, and be sure to spot Kathie Lee's awesome cameo.

Williams has appeared in several rap mashups already on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, including versions of Gin and Juice, Rapper's Delight, and Straight Outta Compton.

We suppose with endless footage of the news anchor, Fallon could have Williams say just about anything – we bet he's ...
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Top 10 Jimmy Fallon Tonight Show Moments So Far

May 25th, 2014 9:00am EDT
Top 10 Jimmy Fallon Tonight Show Moments So Far
Jimmy Fallon has taken late night television by storm since taking over the reins of The Tonight Show from Jay Leno this past February. One of the reasons Fallon has been so successful is that he is a master at creating moments on his show that go viral on the Internet for weeks and months to come. Fallon's so good at it, that's he's managed to get some well known Hollywood celebs to engage in behavior they otherwise would never even consider, all for our enjoyment and entertainment.

Here are 10 of our favorite moments so far from The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Kevin Bacon Reprises...
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Brian Williams Raps Snoop Dogg's 'Gin And Juice' On 'The Tonight Show Featuring Jimmy Fallon'

April 22nd, 2014 11:04pm EDT
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Jimmy Fallon is at it again with NBC News anchor Brian Williams and rap videos.

This time around the late night host mashed together enough clips of Williams to make up the lyrics to Snoop Dogg's classic "Gin and Juice."

Williams guested on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Monday night, where he joked about fellow NBC newsman Lester Holt, who often appears in the videos.

The anchor joked, "I had reservations about Lester. It's because of his flow."

Fallon has mashed up the NBC Nightly News anchor numerous times in the past, making videos of Williams "rapping" past hits like the Su...
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NBC News Anchor Brian Williams 'Performs' 'Rapper's Delight' In Hilarious Fallon Mash-up

February 20th, 2014 7:01pm EST
NBC News Anchor Brian Williams 'Performs' 'Rapper's Delight' In
Jimmy Fallon continued his first week as host of The Tonight Show in typical Fallon fashion on Tuesday night, revealing another hilarious musical mash-up featuring NBC news anchor Brian Williams. Williams 'rapped' the Sugarhill Gang's classic "Rapper's Delight" via snippets from old news footage.

The host called the mash-up, which also featured weekend news anchor Lester Holt, "one of the best Brian Williams raps we've ever done."

The amazing thing is that between the two newsmen there were enough "hips," "hops" and "hippys" that someone was able to put all of this together in the first p...
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Danny Boyle Talks Olympics Opening Ceremony On 'Rock Center'

July 26th, 2012 5:29pm EDT
Danny Boyle
This Thursday July 26th, the night before the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics, 'Rock Center with Brian Williams' will get you ready with reports from some of their award-winning correspondents. Meredith Vieira interviews film director Danny Boyle, who is directing this years Opening Ceremony in London. He discusses the pressure to live up to the over-the-top display Beijing put on four years ago.

Also on this week's 'Rock Center':

Olympian Cullen Jones fights to boost number of black swimmers
Studies show that African-Americans drown at three times the rate o...
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Mitt Romney's Sons Interviewed On Rock Center

July 18th, 2012 1:15pm EDT
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Peter Alexander sits down with the five young men who may become America’s ‘First Sons.’ In their first joint television news interview of the 2012 campaign, Mitt Romney’s five sons talk about their family, their faith, and why some of them initially didn’t want their Dad to run for President this year.

The full interview can be seen this Thursday, July 19 at 10pm/9c on NBC’s 'Rock Center with Brian Williams.'
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Madonna Reprimands Daughter After Smoking Photos Surface

April 18th, 2012 4:37pm EDT
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Madonna had to reprimand her daughter Lourdes after she saw snaps of the 15 year old smoking with pals last month.

The teenager, who's father is personal trainer and actor Carlos Leon, was photographed holding a lit cigarette while out with a group of friends in New York City on March 23.

The pictures quickly went viral and Madonna admits she was stunned when she saw them.

During an TV interview with newsman Brian Williams, which will air on his Rock Center show on Wednesday, she says, "I don't think I'm as tough as I should be. I think I need to be maybe tougher. It's hard though, it'...
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