Megyn Kelly caused controversy Wednesday night when she responded to a Slate article questioning the depiction of Santa Claus as white.
"For all you kids watching at home, Santa just is white," Kelly told her viewers on The Kelly File. "But this person is arguing that we should also have a black Santa, but, you know, Santa is what he is — just so you know, we're just debating this."
For most, the Bill Brasky sketch on the Paul Rudd-fronted SaturdayNight Live was a highlight — but not Tim Meadows.
The former SNL cast memeber, who had previously appeared in four Brasky sketches, took to Facebook to express his displeasure at not being invited to participate.
"I guess it just dawned on me that I mean NOTHING to them...I'm just being overly sensitive. It doesn't matter in the long run. I'm grateful for what they did for me. But everyone in a while as a fan and a alumni, it stings a little to not even be considered as someone they would like to come back around," Meadows wrote.
Josh Brolin has checked in to rehab, Us Weekly reports.
Brolin's reported decision comes a few weeks he was videotaped in a drunken brawl with a bouncer at a Santa Monica, Calif., bar on Nov. 2. Over the same weekend, the actor was also caught on tape getting into verbal altercation with a cab driver who rear-ended him at a Del Taco drive-thru.
Rob Ford, Doug Ford and Matt Lauer
Mayor Rob Ford continued to defend his leadership ability on Tuesday's Today Show after being stripped of most of his powersMonday by the Toronto City Council.
Nearly two weeks after Ford admitted to smoking crack during a "drunken stupor," he attempted to frame his admission as a sign of moral integrity, since he isn't afraid to admit his mistakes.
"I'm embarrassed. Not just myself," Ford told Matt Lauer. "My family, my friends, my supporters. I take full responsibility for that. We've all made mistakes, Matt. I'm not perfect. Maybe you are, maybe other people are. I've made mistakes. I've admitted to my mistakes."
Joe Giudice and Teresa Giudice
Teresa and Joe Guidice will plead not guilty following two more fraud indictments, NJ.com reports.
On Monday, the Real Housewives of New Jersey stars were indicted in federal court on the additional charges of bank fraud and loan application fraud. Those are in addition to the 39 counts filed against the couple in July, which included bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud. Teresa has also been accused of lying about having a job and a $15,000 monthly salary on a loan application, while Joe has been charged with failing to file tax returns from 2004 to 2008, when he allegedly earned nearly $1 million.
After MSNBC suspended Alec Baldwin's talk show Up Late for two weeks in the wake of the actor's apparent use of an anti-gay slur, the actor has now said the talk show might never return.
"Whether the show comes back at all is at issue right now," Baldwin wrote onThe Huffington Post. "The show is no doubt a work in progress and one that I believe featured some interesting guests and disseminated a good deal of interesting information. But if the show dies, its fate ends up being no different than the vast majority of start-up TV programming, and so be it."
Surprising celebrity family ties
Baldwin also took the opportunity to address the accusations that he recently directed a homophobic epithet at a photographer. "What word is said right after the other choice word I use is unclear. But I can assure you, with complete confidence, that a direct homophobic slur (or indirect one for that matter) is not spoken ... My friends who happen to be gay are baffled by this. They see me as one who has recently fought for marriage equality and has been a supporter of gay rights for many years. Now, the charge of being a 'homophobic bigot,' to quote one crusader in the gay community, is affixed."
Winning his court case against his accused stalker apparently didn't putAlec Baldwin in too great of a mood. Only a few hours later, when a paparazzo approached the actor's family, Baldwin allegedly called him a "c---sucking f--."
It seems as though Paula Deen's E! True Hollywood Story might not be so "true" after all. According to Gawker, the documentary is nothing but "revisionist propaganda."
The website reports that while the one-hour episode, which aired Monday, did touch upon Deen's recent racism scandal, it appeared to frame Deen as a victim of circumstance, and conveniently ignored her wish to get black waiters to play the role of slaves at a plantation-themed wedding party and the two disastrous apology videos she posted after canceling her first Todayshow appearance in June.