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This Reason Trump Says NBC Is Angry At Him Will Floor You

7/11/2015 4:00pm EDT
Donald Trump immigration press conference
Donald Trump's recent climb in political polls suggests he has a message for GOP presumptive nominee, Jeb Bush: Be afraid, be very afraid. But what does Brian Williams have to do with Trump's recent success?

One source called Donald Trump "unstoppable," and for good reason: the GOP candidate for the 2016 Elections has America's ears on loan. On Friday, the real estate magnate held a campaign press conference in Los Angeles. There, he fielded several questions about his campaign for the White House. However, one question about his recent inflammatory comments on illegal immigration set off ...

Lester Holt Demands A Lot Of Money For NBC Anchor Job

6/11/2015 1:12pm EDT
Lester Holt In Negotiations For $10 Million Salary -- The Same A
Lester Holt reportedly wants Brian Williams' $10 million paycheck if he takes over his anchor position at NBC. Holt currently earns approximately $4 million for anchoring "Nightly News" on weekends and doing other projects.

A source told the New York Daily News, "There's a lot of drama at NBC News. Lester's team feels that if he gets half of what Williams was making, the message to him and the newsroom is he's half the anchor Brian was."

The network is in a tight position. It has reportedly offered Holt less than Williams was making and doesn't have a back-up plan if Holt refuses their of...

Holt To Be Permanent On NBC News?

6/9/2015 9:05pm EDT
Lester Holt May Replace Brian Willams In NBC Anchor Job Permanen
It's been a rough few months for NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams. He was caught making up details about a story from his time in Iraq, and a subsequent investigation revealed that he may have lied to the public repeatedly.Williams has been suspended by NBC for the duration of the investigation, with weekend anchor Lester Holt filling his spot on the weeknight broadcast.

It was reported last week that Williams was negotiating a return to NBC following the scandal, but that it was unlikely that he would return to the anchor chair. Now, further details seem to point towards Lester Holt...

Brian Williams Returning To TV?

6/2/2015 8:52am EDT
Brian Williams Negotiating A Return To NBC After Helicopter Scan
Brian Williams might be planning his big comeback!

It's been nearly four months since the "NBC Nightly News" anchor was suspended (as part of a six-month suspension), but a report from CNN Money suggests the network might be open to bringing him back.

NBC News Chairman Andy Lack has long been a fan of Williams and doesn't want to see the newsman fired for good. Apparently, word around NBC is that Williams won't be anchoring "NBC Nightly News" anymore... but he'll be given a new position. Perhaps one a little farther from the spotlight ("think creatively" urged Lack, allegedly).

Williams ...

Internal Investigation Finds That Brian Williams Lied More Than Once

4/26/2015 6:21pm EDT
Brian Williams
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams has lied to the public on more than one occasion, according to the results of an internal investigation at the network.

Williams was suspended for six months back in February, after it was discovered that a story he told about a helicopter crash while he was reporting on the Iraq War turned out to be false.

Williams had repeatedly claimed he was in a military helicopter while covering the war, and that that vehicle was hit by an RPG (rocket-propelled grenade). The truth, however, is that Williams was in a helicopter following the one that was hit by ...

These Celebs Have Great Parents

4/23/2015 3:06pm EDT
10 Celebrities With Really Awesome Parents
We know celebrities pretty well. Maybe even a little bit too well. But sometimes, the credit and spotlight deserves to be given to the ones that are responsible for them being here in the first place: the parents.

Believe it or not, the moms and dads of some of pop culture’s biggest stars are actually pretty cool. A couple probably would have made for awesome school field trip chaperones back in the day. Let’s take a look at ten of Hollywood’s coolest parental units.

Taylor Swift’s Mom, Andrea Swift

Massive Taylor Swift fans are no stranger to her mom, Andrea. You can find her outside ...

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

3/24/2015 6:09pm EDT
Image of Brian Williams
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 ...

Allison Williams Insists Her Father Is 'A Really Good Man'

2/19/2015 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...

NBC Suspends Brian Williams For Six Months

2/11/2015 6:01pm EST
NBC Suspends Brian Williams For Six Months Over Iraq War Story L
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...

Why Is Brian Williams On Temporary Leave?

2/8/2015 9:26am EST
Brian Williams
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 ...

Brian Williams Admits He Lied About Helicopter Attack Heroism

2/5/2015 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 ...

Allison Williams Praised For 'Girls' Sex Scene By News Anchor Dad

1/13/2015 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...

20 Celebrities Who Have Really Beautiful Children

10/3/2014 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...

Allison Williams Was Born To Play Peter Pan Says NBC Anchor Dad

7/31/2014 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 ...

Brian Williams Raps 'Baby Got Back' On 'Tonight Show'

6/17/2014 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 ...

Top 10 Jimmy Fallon Tonight Show Moments So Far

5/25/2014 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...

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

4/22/2014 11:04pm EDT
Jimmy Fallon and Brian Williams
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...

NBC News Anchor Brian Williams 'Performs' 'Rapper's Delight' In Hilarious Fallon Mash-up

2/20/2014 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...

Danny Boyle Talks Olympics Opening Ceremony On 'Rock Center'

7/26/2012 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...

Mitt Romney's Sons Interviewed On Rock Center

7/18/2012 1:15pm EDT
Rock Center with Brian Williams
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.'

Madonna Reprimands Daughter After Smoking Photos Surface

4/18/2012 4:37pm EDT
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'...