My worst moment: 'The Office' star Brian Baumgartner talks about an absurd audition
Brian Baumgartner played Kevin the accountant on “The Office” for all of the sitcom’s nine seasons. Now he’s the host of “An Oral History of The Office” podcast on Spotify, looking back on what made the show so popular, both in its original run on NBC and its second life on Netflix. (In 2021, the show will move to NBC’s streaming platform Peacock.)“To me what was interesting to me about doing this, which was different than any other television podcast that exists, is that I wanted to tell our story from the inside,” Baumgartner said. “So it’s a collage of voices — writers, directors, actors, c...
Shaggy reveals his daughter was 'unimpressed' meeting Prince Harry
Shaggy reveals his daughter was 'unimpressed' meeting Prince Harry.They had met in Jamaica in 2012 when Prince Harry travelled there to visit Bustamante Hospital for Children and Shaggy has revealed that his daughter was left "unimpressed" meeting him because "he doesn't look like the princes on Disney".Speaking to Zuri Hall on NBC's 'Access Hollywood' via video link, Shaggy said: "My daughter was like, 'well I wanna meet the Prince', she was five years old at the time so I was like okay, yeah! Come and meet the prince."So I took her out, she went to the hospital, took her out of school for th...
Terry Crews makes third apology to Gabrielle Union after she criticised him
Terry Crews has offered a "third public apology" to Gabrielle Union and pledged to continue saying sorry to her.The 52-year-old star has reached out again to the actress after she criticised him last week for failing to support her after she made allegations of discrimination on the 'America's Got Talent' set following her short-lived stint as a judge on the programme.Terry tweeted: "This will be my 3rd public apology to Gabrielle Union. If a 4th is needed, I will continue to apologize and push for reconciliation between the world, and more importantly, the culture I grew up in. I'm sorry, @it...
Premier League campaign 2019/20 a bit hit with NBC
US broadcast giant NBC recorded the highest average viewership per game for its coverage of Premier League football in four years during the 2019/20 season, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.Based on national data from Nielsen and digital data from Adobe Analytics, although not including Spanish language broadcasts or streaming data from NBC Sports Gold and Peacock Sports Group, NBC averaged a total audience delivery (TAD) of 462,000 viewers per match window during the campaign - the highest average Premier League viewership since 2015/16. Viewership was pacing at four per cent ahead of the pre...
Gabrielle Union urges NBC to 'do more' to address workplace harassment
Gabrielle Union has insisted NBC need to do more to address workplace harassment. The 47-year-old actress - who previously filed a complaint about "toxic" behaviour on the set of 'America's Got Talent', which she quit after just one season because of the alleged racial bias and discrimination she faced - praised the network for their new plans to tackle the issue but doesn't think the ideas go far enough. She tweeted: "Great start by NBC to recognize the need to not turn away & ignore racial & gender discrimination on programs like #AGT "More changes are needed however. Like stopping executive...
Four ’30 Rock’ Episodes, Including One With Blackface, Pulled From Streaming Services At Tina Fey’s Request
Four episodes of NBC’s comedy show, 30 Rock, have been removed from Amazon Prime and Hulu. The show’s creators, Tina Fey and Robert Carlock requested their removal. The four episodes that were taken down each include the use of blackface.The removed episodes will not appear as future reruns on television, nor will they be available for purchase from platforms like iTunes or Google Play. Fey wrote a letter to each platform (Amazon Prime and Hulu) requesting the removal of the episodes. She wrote, “As we strive to do the work and do better in regards to race in America, we believe that these epi...
Jennifer Lopez invites New York nurse to party with her
The superstar surprised emergency room medic Cassidy Toben during a video chat for U.S. network NBC's virtual Peacock At-Home Variety Show, for which she was interviewed by Today show anchors Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb about working on the front lines.In the middle of the chat, the co-hosts noted Toben was a J.Lo superfan, and then pretended to give the On the Floor hitmaker a call, before she appeared onscreen, much to the nurse's surprise."Oh my god!" Toben exclaimed, as Lopez said, "Hi Cassidy!"Sharing her gratitude to the essential worker and her colleagues around the world, Lopez adde...
Tina Fey To Star In ’30 Rock’ Special Set For July
Following the Parks and Recreation reunion fundraiser in April, NBC announced on Tuesday, that it is going to broadcast an hour-long 30 Rock television special. The commercial-free event will air on July 16 at 8 p.m. The idea behind the special is to promote the network’s shows and actors that will be part of the new season for NBC as well as its NBCUniversal cable brands.The special will feature 30 Rock stars such as Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski and Jack McBrayer. After it airs on NBC at 8 p.m. it will air on sister networks USA, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, Syfy and CNBC. It wi...
NBC sets fall plans; When will 'This Is Us,' 'The Voice' and other shows return?
NBC on Tuesday unveiled a fall schedule that features only one new series and — surprise, surprise — it’s a Dick Wolf crime drama.But the key question remains: When will the season actually start?The broadcast networks, of course, have been hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has put a lockdown on production for the time being. So it remains to be seen when NBC favorites such as “This Is Us,” “The Voice” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” return to action.But at least NBC has finally joined its rivals, announcing a new fall roster that looks a lot like its old one. Joining the schedule is “Law & Or...
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