Figure skater/headline maker Adam Rippon declined the opportunity to become an NBC correspondent for the rest of the 2018 Winter Games when he realized it would mean leaving the Olympic team and Village. “My teammates were there for me during my events, and now I NEED to be there for them,” tweeted the U.S. team bronze medalist after news broke prematurely that he’d be taking the job. Rippon said of NBC’s outreach, “I actually found everything out about the offer via twitter …2018 is a wild girl.” So wild for Rippon, in fact, that on Monday’s Today, Hoda Kotb said to the breakout star, “We’re trying to figure out who’s had a better Olympics than you.” (Rippon’s reply: “Maybe somebody who actually won them?”)
Julie Chen is leaving her post on CBS daytimer The Talk. In a taped message on yesterday’s show, just over a week after her husband, CBS CEO Les Moonves, exited the company amid allegations of sexual misconduct, Chen said she was leaving to spend more time with Moonves and their young son. Chen thanked her […]
David Schwimmer (Friends) will guest as Noah, a curmudgeonly man Grace follows on Twitter, on the season two premiere of NBC’s Will & Grace revival on Thursday, October 4 at 9p.
PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan unveiled new innovations designed to elevate the FedExCup season – from the Regular Season through the FedExCup Playoffs and the TOUR Championship. Changes include a simplified scoring system at the TOUR Championship that will determine the FedExCup Champion and a new $10 million program for the FedExCup Regular Season sponsored […]
The IOC and Allianz formally announced that the insurer will join the ”Worldwide Olympic Partner” (TOP) Program in 2021. Allianz will work with the IOC to provide “innovative and integrated insurance solutions” to support the Olympic Movement, including the Organizing Committees of the Olympic Games, with the ambition of providing those insurance solutions to the […]
Before last night’s Emmys, co-host Michael Che promised, “We’re gonna come out on the wrong side of history for sure. We’re aiming toward it.” So did Che and his SNL Weekend Update co-anchor Colin Jost, in a broadcast overseen by SNL creator and exec producer Lorne Michaels, shake it up? After a “we solved it” […]