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  • NBC News fires Billy Bush after lewd Donald Trump tape airs

    October 17, 2016 8:47 PM

    NEW YORK - NBC News has fired "Today" show host Billy Bush, who was caught on tape in a vulgar conversation about women with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump before an "Access Hollywood" appearance. Bush was suspended at the morning show two days after contents of the 2005 tape were... more »
  • Trump calls SNL spoof 'hit job,' calls for end of show

    October 16, 2016 10:40 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Donald Trump has some choice words for "Saturday Night Live." The Republican presidential candidate tweeted early Sunday morning that the show's skit depicting him this week was a "hit job." Trump went on to write that it's "time to retire" the show, calling it "boring and unfunny"... more »
  • 'The Voice' singer Christina Grimmie shot at Florida venue

    June 11, 2016 3:39 PM

    ORLANDO - Florida authorities say "The Voice" star Christina Grimmie died after being shot at a concert venue in Orlando by a suspect who fatally shot himself after being tackled by the singer-songwriter's brother. Orlando Police Department officials said during a news conference that Grimmie was shot about 10:45 p.m.... more »
  • Protesters gather in NYC to protest Trump's 'SNL' appearance

    November 7, 2015 7:08 PM

    NEW YORK - Demonstrators are marching through the streets of New York City to protest Donald Trump's views on immigration hours before he hosts "Saturday Night Live." Dozens of protesters held signs and chanted Saturday evening as they marched from Trump Tower to NBC's studio in Rockefeller Plaza. Outside Rockefeller... more »
  • Schwarzenegger takes over for Trump on 'Apprentice'

    September 14, 2015 2:43 PM

    NEW YORK - Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will try to fill Donald Trump's shoes on "The Celebrity Apprentice." NBC announced Monday that the movie star and two-term governor is the new host of the competition show, which will return to the network for the 2016 television season. Trump made... more »
  • Donald Trump says he's bought 100 percent of Miss Universe

    September 11, 2015 12:20 PM

    NEW YORK - Donald Trump spokesman Michael Cohen confirmed the Republican presidential hopeful has purchased NBC's half of the Miss Universe Organization and settled all lawsuits against the media company. The move, which Trump announced on Twitter, gives him full ownership of the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants and... more »
  • Miss USA sees lowest ratings ever amid Trump controversy

    July 14, 2015 3:11 PM

    NEW YORK - Donald Trump found a new home for the Miss USA pageant after NBC dumped it because of his comments on Mexican immigrants, but few television viewers sought it out. The Nielsen company said 925,000 people watched Olivia Jordan of Oklahoma crowned as Miss USA on the Reelz... more »
  • Macy's dumps Trump clothing line in response to comments

    July 1, 2015 11:11 AM

    NEW YORK - Macy's is the latest company to end its relationship with Donald Trump as the fallout from the real estate mogul's remarks about Mexican immigrants continues. Macy's has carried a Donald Trump menswear line since 2004, including $70 button down-shirts and $65 striped ties. Macy's said in a... more »
  • NBC severs ties with Trump, including Miss USA

    June 29, 2015 2:22 PM

    NEW YORK - NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments he made about immigrants during the announcement of his campaign. NBC said it would no longer air the annual "Miss USA" and "Miss Universe" pageants, which... more »
  • Brian Williams' rehabilitation efforts begin Friday

    June 19, 2015 9:40 AM

    NEW YORK- Brian Williams says he let his ego get the better of him in telling stories that exaggerated his role in reporting news stories. The NBC anchorman, stripped of his role as "Nightly News" anchor and reassigned to MSNBC, broke his silence on NBC's "Today" show Friday about the... more »
  • NBC's Brian Williams suspended

    February 10, 2015 11:05 PM

    NEW YORK - NBC suspended the face of network television news Tuesday after a week of controversy surrounding the truthfulness of comments he made concerning his experiences covering the Iraq War was questioned. Brian Williams, the anchor and managing editor of the peacock network's "Nightly News" was given a... more »
  • NBC scraps Cosby television project

    November 19, 2014 12:58 PM

    NEW YORK - NBC says it has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development, the second outlet within a day to put off or abandon a Cosby project as another sexual assault allegation against the comic has emerged. NBC spokeswoman Rebecca Marks said Wednesday the project "is no... more »
  • LeBron wins AP Male Athlete of the Year

    December 26, 2013 10:38 AM

    MIAMI, Fl. - LeBron James of the Miami Heat is The Associated Press' 2013 Male Athlete of the Year, becoming the third basketball player to capture the award in its 83-year history. James received 31 of the 96 votes cast in a polling of news organizations. Peyton Manning got 20... more »
  • NBC to send someone into space

    October 3, 2013 7:20 PM

    NEW YORK- An out-of-this-world prize awaits the winner of a new game show on NBC. It'll be called "Space Race" and TV producer Mark Burnett will team with Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic where the winner will get a ride into space on Virgin's aircraft. Burnett produces "The Voice"... more »
  • Conrad Bain of 'Different Strokes' dead at 89

    January 16, 2013 12:55 PM

    LIVERMORE, Calif. - Conrad Bain, who starred as the kindly white adoptive father of two young African-American brothers in the TV sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes," has died. His daughter says Bain died Monday of natural causes in his hometown of Livermore, Calif. He was 89. The show that debuted on NBC... more »

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