Charlize Theron Set to Star as Megyn Kelly in Movie About Roger Ailes Scandal

You may have heard some talk about a movie in the works centering on former Fox News Chairman & CEO Roger Ailes. Well, now a big-name star is attached to play none other than Megyn Kelly herself. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Charlize Theron has been cast as Kelly, the former Fox News star who now hosts Megyn Kelly Today on NBC. The report says other expected characters in the Ailes film will be Gretchen Carlson (who also left Fox News), Rupert Murdoch, and Bill O’Reilly, to name a few. The late Ailes was ousted from Fox News following revelations of sexual harassment. [image via screengrab] — — Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniace

Fox News Reportedly Turned Oliver North’s Former Office Into ‘Meditation Room’ With Muslim Prayer Rugs

Fox News announced a revamp of its c-suite on Thursday, marking perhaps its greatest forward since the ouster of longtime chief Roger Ailes amidst allegations of sexual harassment, and naming the network’s first female CEO: Suzanne Scott, previously head of programming.

According to Gabe Sherman at Vanity Fair, the network that Ailes long saw as a beacon of political incorrectness “is getting woke.”

Aside from empowering a new female CEO — which makes Scott the only female CEO leading a major news organization — Fox News has also implemented some cosmetic changes to its offices.

Most remarkably: Lt. Col. Oliver North, the pugnacious former Fox News host who left to serve as president of the NRA, has seen his old office the network’s Washington Bureau turned into a “mediation room” replete with Muslim prayer rugs, per Sherman.

What’s more, staff “now attend mandatory sexual harassment Continue reading "Fox News Reportedly Turned Oliver North’s Former Office Into ‘Meditation Room’ With Muslim Prayer Rugs"

Fox’s Geraldo Rivera: I Wish Roger Ailes Died Before Accusations Were Made Public, ‘I Loved Him’

Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera said he wishes that his former boss, former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, had died a year earlier for the sake of his legacy. Rivera added that he saw “no predator” in Ailes, despite the multiple sexual allegations that were brought against him and eventually led to his ousting. Ailes died in May 2017 after his departure from Fox News less than a year earlier. Ailes had been accused of sexual harassment by multiple women who worked at Fox News, including former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson. While none of the accusations against Ailes were ever proven, Fox News and its parent company, 21st Century Fox, spent millions of dollars to settle lawsuits against the former chairman. “I think that Roger was drummed out of the business,” Rivera said Wednesday on “Your World With Neil Cavuto.” “In many ways his legacy was erased. In Continue reading "Fox’s Geraldo Rivera: I Wish Roger Ailes Died Before Accusations Were Made Public, ‘I Loved Him’"

Geraldo Rivera Defends Alleged Sexual Assaulters at Fox News: ‘What About Due Process?’

Fox News commentator Geraldo Rivera defended his close relationships with the network’s former CEO and other figures alleged to have sexually assaulted female employees on Friday while guest hosting The View. He began by calling former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson the “grandfather” of the Me Too movement for sharing her experiences of alleged sexual harassment from ex-CEO Roger Ailes while working at the TV station. Then, he defended a list of accused assaulters as “wonderful” men who were not provided “due process,” including former MSNBC host Matt Lauer, Bill O’Reilly, President Donald Trump, Charlie Rose and Ailes. “You seem to be blinded by the fact that you like them,” co-host Joy Behar said. “I agree with that,” Rivera replied. “But that’s not nothing. The fact that you know someone and, Roger Ailes hired me two times. He protected me through thick and thin. He was my Continue reading "Geraldo Rivera Defends Alleged Sexual Assaulters at Fox News: ‘What About Due Process?’"

Erick Erickson Claims Roger Ailes Took Him Off Fox News Over Pressure From Mitch McConnell’s Wife

Conservative pundit Erick Erickson has a bone to pick with Mitch McConnell, his wife, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, and the late Roger Ailes. Erickson wrote in an op-ed for The Resurgent that beginning in 2014, his appearances on Fox News were limited by Ailes, then-chairman and CEO of the network, because his criticisms of McConnell drew the ire of his wife: “Roger Ailes had [former Fox News co-president] Bill Shine reach out before he himself reached out. Roger had a problem and the only way he could resolve the problem was to take me off the air,” Erickson explained. “Elaine Chao was on the Newscorp board of directors and, according to Roger, Elaine was “riding [his] ass” about me being on Fox.” “I was supporting Matt Bevin in the 2014 Republican primary in Kentucky against McConnell,” he continued. And it didn’t matter why I was on Continue reading "Erick Erickson Claims Roger Ailes Took Him Off Fox News Over Pressure From Mitch McConnell’s Wife"

Ex-Fox News Host Claims Roger Ailes Used Cameras to Spy on ‘Disrobed’ Female Employees

Ex-Fox News host Andrea Tantaros alleged in a complaint statement that the late media mogul Roger Ailes spied on “disrobed” women at the company using secret “surveillance equipment.” According to a BuzzFeed News report, Tantaros — who is in the middle of a months-long suit against Fox News — said Ailes “secretly watched female hosts changing clothes on company surveillance equipment,” despite the company denying the claims. She stated the following in a US District Court complaint filed yesterday:
“Fox offices are where most Fox female talent, including Ms. Tantaros, disrobed daily from their regular clothing into their on-air attire, sometimes multiple times a day… Upon information and belief Ailes was surreptitiously recording, both through audio and with hidden cameras, Tantaros (and others).”
Tantaros accused Ailes of using “a CCTV system that allowed him to see inside Fox News offices,” as he flipped the system on and off “without the Continue reading "Ex-Fox News Host Claims Roger Ailes Used Cameras to Spy on ‘Disrobed’ Female Employees"

The Hollywood Reporter Co-President Confirms Wolff’s Account of Bannon/Ailes Dinner: ‘Absolutely Accurate’

One of the craziest excerpts, and that’s saying a lot, in Michael Wolff’s upcoming White House tell-all is a dinner between Steve Bannon and deceased Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, in which Ailes tells Bannon that President Donald Trump “would jump through hoops” for both Rupert Murdoch and Vladimir Putin. “I just worry about who’s jerking whose chain,” Ailes is alleged to have finished. This dinner also allegedly presented the two discussing Trump’s foreign policy acumen, or lack thereof, of the looming threat of China, as well as the creation of a brand new news network, which is alleged to have already counted Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly as two of its on-air personalities. The problem here, to many, is who to trust. Ailes is dead and Bannon is disgraced. Wolff, for his part, has long been considered a polarizing figure. Enter The Hollywood Reporter’s co-president Janice Min. She Continue reading "The Hollywood Reporter Co-President Confirms Wolff’s Account of Bannon/Ailes Dinner: ‘Absolutely Accurate’"