Former FOX-y lady Megyn Kelly is finding out that launching a career as a solo artist isn’t that easy. She probably thought that all of the goodwill she engendered from being Twitter-abused by POTUS during the election would propel her to Barbara Walters-heights of newswoman fame. Turns out that Megyn’s really not that popular. Plus, critics say her show sucks. This is why celebrity publicists are letting calls from the Megyn Kelly TODAY show booker go straight to voicemail. None of them want their clients on that shit show, according to Variety.
One high-powered publicist told Variety that she’s down with booking her clients on other parts of the Today show. Just not Meggy’s.
“I’m not booking anyone on her show. I literally haven’t pitched anyone even from right out the gate. The buzz that is out there is so bad.”
Megyn shouldn’t expect to be getting the kind of guests that Ellen, Kelly Ripa, and The View get. Because everyone thought her show was iffy from the get-go. The show’s producers took the show to the big publicity firms in L.A. last summer to sell it and a “lighter, more inspirational” Megyn Kelly. What they reportedly got in return were a lot of quizzical looks and bored glances at Apple watches.
However, according to an insider who attended one of the meetings, the team didn’t seem to have a clear direction of the show they were pitching. Kelly didn’t fit into a box like Ellen DeGeneres or Dr. Oz. And as a result, not too many celebrities jumped onboard.
One publicist who did have
Debra Messing a client make an appearance now regrets it.
“I won’t plan to have others go on. None specifically have been offered or asked to, but it’ll be my preference not to.”
NBC says that their efforts to secure stars are doing just fine, thanks. They’ve got enormous d-bag Miles Teller on the way!
“We have celebrities booked for weeks and months to come,” a network rep said. When asked by Variety for specific names coming up, NBC listed Miles Teller, Goldie Hawn and “SNL’s” Alec Baldwin.
Perhaps celebrities and civilians haven’t forgotten some of the dumb shit Megyn used to let fall out of her mouth at FOX News. Also, pissing off Jane Fonda doesn’t exactly reflect the actions of a thinking person.
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