Williams, who is serving a six-month suspension for fabricating stories, is being moved over to MSNBC as Lester Holt takes over theNightly News anchor chair. Williams apologized yesterday in a statement saying, "I'm sorry. I said things that weren't true. I let down my NBC colleagues and our viewers, and I'm determined to earn back their trust." He adds, "I will greatly miss working with the team on Nightly News, but I know the broadcast will be in excellent hands with Lester Holt as anchor. I will support him 100% as he has always supported me. I am grateful for the chance to return to covering the news. My new role will allow me to focus on important issues and events in our country and around the world, and I look forward to it." (Variety)
Williams sat down with Matt Lauer for an interview which aired this morning on the Today show. He said the last five months of his life have been torture and admits that his ego was the driving force behind embellishing his stories. But he insists that he's had enough time to correct his internal problems and he's prepared to move forward following "new rules of the road."
Baio wrote on Facebook, "Just a few days ago we learned my wife, Renee has a meningioma brain tumor. Although 90% of these type of tumors are benign they can cause serious problems depending on the size of the tumor and the location. We are waiting to learn the exact location to see if its operable.” He adds, "My wife is my rock. She refuses to even shed one tear, nor will she question God’s will. Renee, Bailey and I will get through this and along the way maybe help educate others to get checked out (MRI with contrast) as 6500 people each year, mostly women get these tumors.” The 54-year-old actor and his wife have been married seven years and have a seven-year-old daughter.
Johnson Production Group says it's going to start filming a show that chronicles the escape of Richard Matt and David Sweat, the subsequent manhunt and, if they're caught, the capture too. And the story will be told from the point-of-view of Joyce Mitchell, the prison employee who is accused of helping the inmates escape. The company believes they can have it all done in five months and hope to put it out on Lifetime.
TMZ says the the diva was let go because "she's been difficult to work with and most of [her cast mates] don't want to work with her anymore."
The sources also say the other Housewives "don't feel safe around Brandi because of her frequent erratic behavior."
An insider tells Us Weekly, "She's out of control... She's just a [troublemaker] and everyone is tired of it."
Still, producers are said to be open to having Brandi back as an occasional guest.