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# me too
Ronan Farrow claims NBC didn't want to publish Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct story
The broadcaster has denied not supporting the journalist’s work.
# Virginia Roberts Giuffre
Accuser tells US TV interview she was 'trafficked' to 'abuser' Prince Andrew
Virginia Roberts Giuffre says Jeffrey Epstein directed her to have sex a number of powerful men including Prince Andrew.
# gone kelly gone
Megyn Kelly dropped from US TV show after blackface comments
Kelly’s contract with NBC News is reported to be $69 million.
# No regrets
Tense interview sees Bill Clinton say he doesn't owe Monica Lewinsky a personal apology
Clinton is back in the spotlight after co-authoring a new book.
# Golden Globes
NBC apologises after it sends tweet calling Oprah 'OUR future president'
The network sent out the tweet following a joke by presenter, American comedian Seth Meyers.
# Allegations
Matt Lauer fired from NBC News after complaint of 'inappropriate sexual behaviour in the workplace'
The announcement was made this morning.
# Answering the call
'Accountability is needed': Kyle Martino takes NBC hiatus to run for U.S. Soccer president
The former U.S. national team midfielder is a Premier League pundit on NBC.
# Weighing In
Trump voices his support for transgender people in bathroom law row
He said that transgender people should be able to use whichever bathroom they choose.
# shaving bears
NBC just dropped a new contender for correction of the year
Ah lads, an easy mistake to make.
# Hollywood
Actor Charlie Sheen to make 'revealing' announcement as tabloid rumours swirl
TMZ says that he will reveal that he is HIV positive.
# into the wild
We're not taking the drinkable p**s: Barack Obama is doing a survival show with Bear Grylls
It’s all in the name of climate change.
# chopper whopper
US news anchor retracts incorrect story about coming under fire in Iraq
NBC’s Brian Williams later apologised for the error.
# Explainer
What are the claims against Bill Cosby? And why are we only hearing about them now?
Cosby’s reputation as ‘America’s TV dad’ has been steadily dismantled in recent days. Here’s what he’s being accused of – and how America’s been reacting…
# Rape Claims
Watch: Bill Cosby's incredibly tense post-interview exchange with reporter
“If you will just tell your boss the reason why we didn’t say that upfront was because we thought that AP had the integrity to not ask.”
# Janice Dickinson
NBC cancels new sitcom as ANOTHER Cosby sex-abuse claim emerges
TV celebrity Janice Dickenson claims she was assaulted by the star in 1982, after they met to talk about a job offer from Cosby.
# Media
'Relentlessly rainy Ireland': How water charges anger is reported abroad
They like to note the weather.
# Liberia
NBC confirms one of its cameramen has caught Ebola
The 33-year-old American is to be flown back to the US for treatment.
# news from cbs
That's all folks: David Letterman to quit late night next year
He outlasted Leno. Now he’s happy.
# revelation
Steenkamp's mother says Pistorius didn't look her in the eye
“The whole point was that he must see me, that I am there,” she told the British channel ITV.
# zip zippity zoop
The Cosby Show is coming back! (Kind of)
It’s an all new Cosby show.
# murder she don't
The Murder, She Wrote reboot has been axed
Are we relieved? Sort of. Well, yes. Absolutely.
# conjecture
Opinion: Why the Premier League is bigger than ever in the US
Coverage of soccer had previously been regarded as a joke Stateside.
# glitterbombs
These interns made some terrible mistakes
From interns who embarrassed their boss to interns who just embarrassed themselves, there have been many entry-level workers who were quickly shown the door.
# Promo
Check out NBC's hilarious new Premier League ad
The clip focuses on Ted Lasso – an American coach who struggles to get to grips with the sport.
# crash test dummy
VIDEO: Hilarious American commentary after Peter O'Mahony gets pulverised
One NBC commentator described the hit by Samu Manoa as ‘an absolute de-cleating’.
# the next episode
News anchor Brian Williams rapping Snoop Dogg
News ain’t nuthin but a G thang.
# Alex P. Keaton
8 reasons to be excited about the new Michael J. Fox show
Is it even possible to NOT love the guy?
# Retiring
Pioneering US TV anchor Barbara Walters will retire next year
As the first woman to anchor a daily network TV news show, the 83-year-old was a pioneer who interviewed some of the biggest names in politics and the world of celebrity.
# Parenting
Obama tells daughters: If you get tattoos, so will Michelle and I
Obama has a unique way to discourage his daughters from getting tattoos.
# Talk Wars
Jay Leno to leave NBC show (again) with Jimmy Fallon taking main slot
This is Leno’s second time leaving the show, following the disastrous changeover to Conan O’Brien in 2009.
# good god lemon
Farewell 30 Rock: Remember when Jack spoke Irish?
The final episode of 30 Rock airs on US TV tonight. We’re remembering the show’s Irish touches.
# Syria
NBC journalist and TV crew escape abduction in Syria
More than a dozen armed gunmen kidnapped and held NBC chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel and several colleagues for five days in Syria.
# Cutbacks
Jay Leno takes pay cut in bid to save Tonight Show jobs
NBC Universal programme laid off about two dozens workers on Friday in move to cut costs.
NBC pulls "creepy" slow motion video of female Olympians
Seriously… what were they thinking?
NBC fail? Audiences defy expectations for US Olympic coverage
NBC had expected time zones to hamper coverage – but audiences are up, and it probably now won’t make a loss on its coverage.
# Twitter
Twitter restores journalist's account after backlash
Guy Adams’ account was “unsuspended” this evening after the site shut it down following his criticism of NBC’s coverage of the Olympics.
# Twitter
'Ethical questions raised' after journalist's Twitter account suspended
Twitter has suspended the account of the Independent’s Los Angeles bureau chief Guy Adams, days after he criticised NBC’s London Olympics 2012 coverage.
# Hubes
Amy Huberman's comedy picked up in US - but will she be in it?
There seems to be a Twitter difference of opinion between Huberman and her husband Brian O’Driscoll…
# Finger malfunction
Apology issued after M.I.A. flips the finger during Super Bowl show
The British singer also appeared to swear during the half-time show watched by tens of millions of people.