slammed her blackface comments, amid speculation the $69m host’s show will be CANCELED
- Sources say Kelly parted ways with CAA – which represents NBC News’ president
- She also hired top Hollywood talent litigator Bryan Freedman on Wednesday
- Kelly’s moves seem to indicate she’s gearing up for a legal battle with NBC
- Sources initially said Kelly and NBC were discussing a move to evening news
- Kelly came under fire Tuesday after defending white people wearing blackface
- Earlier Wednesday, sources said Kelly’s team was contacting rival networks
Megyn Kelly will not host the Thursday or Friday episodes of her morning show with NBC following her defense of blackface, sources have revealed.
News first broke on Wednesday that Megyn Kelly Today would likely end after the season finale, a year before her $69million three-year contract was up.
But sources later told CNN that Kelly would not host Thursday or Friday’s morning program – and was unlikely to return at all.
The news comes amid reports that Kelly has also parted ways with her agency CAA – which also represents NBC News president Noah Oppenheim – and hired top Hollywood talent litigator Bryan Freedman.
Kelly’s recent moves seem to indicate she is gearing up for a legal battle with NBC over the contract that made her the highest-paid host on the network.