Daily Roundup: 05.02.15

TODAY: Mila Kunis baby talks with Ellen, US anchor admits lying and Saturday Night Live prepares to turn 40

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

 

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE TURNS 40: As SNL prepares to celebrate 40 years on air The Hollywood Reporter has released two covers with all of the “5 Time Club” members (Pictured above). These are celebrities who have hosted the show five or more times. A live extravaganza with many post cast members is set to air in the U.S. on Feb. 15.

MILA KUNIS ON ‘MOM’ LIFE: Mila Kunis has talked to Ellen about life after the birth of her daughter Wyatt. Check out the gushing below:

BRIAN WILLIAMS COMES CLEAN: NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams has had to admit he made up a anecdote about an attack on a helicopter he was flying in in Iraq while covering the conflict The Hollywood Reporter states:

After twelve years, Brian Williams is coming clean, admitting the helicopter he traveled in during NBC’s coverage of the 2003 Iraq invasion never once came under fire, despite Williams’ story to the contrary.

On Jan. 30, NBC Nightly News posted a video of Williams to Facebook, in which Williams recounts the false story during a news segment. Williams references “a terrible moment a dozen years back during the invasion of Iraq, when the helicopter we were traveling in was forced down after being hit by an RPG.”

A user by the name of Lance Reynolds, who purported to have served in Iraq during the incident in question, subsequently commented on the video, writing, “Sorry dude, I don’t remember you being on my aircraft.”

Reynolds added, “I do remember you walking up about an hour after we had landed to ask me what had happened. Then I remember you guys taking back off in a different flight of Chinooks from another unit and heading to Kuwait to report your ‘war story’ to the Nightly News.”

Willams responded to the comment via his verified account, writing, “To Joseph, Lance, Jonathan, Pate, Michael and all those who have posted: You are absolutely right and I was wrong.

While I respect Brian Williams and his reporting this is dangerous road to go down when it comes to journalistic transparency. I’d be interested to know what others thoughts are, please comment below.

 

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