Nearly three years after being removed from her role as Today co-host, Ann Curry announces she is leaving NBC News altogether to develop a new company that will deliver news content to various platforms, including NBCUniversal, who will fund the startup. Louis debuts a locally originated news programming for the first time in a year with The Allman Report; hosted by KFTK talk radio host and former KMOV reporter Jamie Allman.
For the first time since the death of her mother Joan in 2014, Melissa Rivers returns to the front of the camera as a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight, where she will do special interviews for the series while continuing as producer on E! A report by Mother Jones challenges claims made by Bill O'Reilly about his reporting on the Falklands War for CBS News in 1982, particularly that he had to rescue his cameraman from unrest in the streets of Buenos Aires after Argentina surrendered to the United Kingdom, and that several deaths occurred during the post-war protest.O'Reilly later denounces the report and its author, David Corn, on The O'Reilly Factor.Jay Bilas will take his role alongside Dan Shulman, while Vitale works a game between the undefeated Kentucky Wildcats and Tennessee Volunteers.Vanilla Ice is arrested in Lantana, Florida for burglary and theft tied to items that were stolen from a home that was located next door to a home he was renovating during an episode of his DIY Network program The Vanilla Ice Project.On February 7, Williams announced that he will step aside as anchor until the investigation is completed.
Lester Holt will take Williams' place until his return.
Just two days after appearing on the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special, Norm Macdonald reveals through a series of tweets that Eddie Murphy backed out of the Celebrity Jeopardy sketch because he felt uncomfortable impersonating Bill Cosby (whom Murphy had done during his stint with SNL), resulting in Kenan Thompson replacing Murphy at the last moment.
Cosby would later tweet his thanks to Murphy for not doing the impersonation.
Victoria Rowell, former star of The Young and the Restless (created by William J.
Bell and Lee Phillip Bell, who also create The Bold and the Beautiful), sues CBS and Sony Pictures Television on charges of racial discrimination after she spoke out about a lack of African Americans on soap operas, which led to her contract not being renewed.
Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive lineman Warren Sapp is removed from his role as commentator for NFL Network, hours after his arrest on charges of soliciting prostitution and assault in Phoenix, Arizona following the Super Bowl, which Sapp covered for the network.