CNN reports that awkward glacier Megyn Kelly and her former employer NBC are officially over and out. Megyn is said to be leaving 30 Rockefeller Plaza with the remainder of her contract intact. This means that she’s ice skating away with a sum total of $69 million (it just HAD to be 69, dammit). Yes, the racially tone-deaf news anchoress and morning talk show bombmaker definitely #gotmoneybitch. Seeing as the rest of us only receive a sad pittance of a severance that’s barely enough to fund the after-dismissal drinking and an escort out the door by an uncomfortable-looking security guard when we’re fired, it’s ok to feel salty, friends.
Christmas purist Megyn Kelly is still haggling with NBC News over how the rest of her contract is going to play out. As you may remember, great white hope Megyn thought it was prudent to publicly inquire as to why blackface was frowned upon in 2018. So NBC News jettisoned her.
The Blast reports that Megyn wants to take the money and get back to work. And NBC News wants to cash her out in installments so she won’t violate any nondisclosure agreements. What the hell is she going to disclose? That NBC News has shitty taste in anchors? We knew that.
Megyn Kelly is about to get the belated birthday present I’ve been waiting my whole life for (her birthday was on Sunday, she spent it with Fox and Friends host Janice Dean). Comcast, NBC’s parent company, is getting ready to hand her a check for $30 million for being an insufferable twat. I’m an insufferable twat, where’s my money? Page Six says she will likely be paid the full amount of what remains on the $69 million dollar contract she signed in 2017. What’s more, Megyn’s probably got another job lined up already.
When it was revealed that Megyn Kelly would no longer be haunting the 3rd hour of the Today show, I pictured how Jane “We Really Want To Talk About That Now?” Fonda responded to the news. Is there a word for a joy so dangerously intense it risks blowing your head clean off your neck? Even if there is,that’s not what Jane Fonda was feeling.
As we saw yesterday, the Today show team dressed in an 80s theme with Al Roker donning a Dollar Store fright wig to portray Doc Brown (of the irony) from Back To The Future. Because we’re living in the upside down where grown men and women pretend to be dumber than a box of rocks (or in some cases just are), some folks cried that Al’s costume was racist. Le sigh. Yes, we are really still doing this. In response to the online criticism, Al #tooktotwitter to defend his right to play a character who was played by a white man in a movie about a time traveling car that runs on garbage.
Almost one year ago, as Today interns were packing up Matt Lauer’s things into a box while security deactivated his ID card, the NBC executed were trying to figure out how many zeros would go on his going-away check. Matt still had a year and a half on his $20 million a year contract, and he wanted all of it. He reportedly didn’t get anything. Megyn Kelly too has gotten the ol’ heave-ho from Today, and according to Deadline, NBC doesn’t want to pay up.