Megyn Kelly, a star host at Fox News whose profile soared after a feud with Donald Trump, will leave the network for a prominent new role at NBC News.
Kelly will host a daytime news and discussion program, anchor a Sunday-night news show and be featured in NBC's political programming and other big-event coverage, NBC said Tuesday.
Kelly has been the host of Fox's second-most-watched program, "The Kelly File," and has been a breakout star in the cable news landscape. Her departure will leave a big programming hole in Fox's prime-time lineup, which has long been anchored by her program and Bill O'Reilly's "The O'Reilly Factor."
Kelly has been one of the most hotly pursued news figures by rival networks as her contract has approached its final months. Her value soared, perhaps inadvertently, after Trump attacked her after she asked him about his attitude toward women during the first Republican presidential debate in August 2015. Trump continued to belittle her via Twitter throughout the campaign.
Reynolds inspired 'La La' cast
Ryan Gosling said the late Debbie Reynolds served as an "inspiration" to the cast and crew of his critically acclaimed musical "La La Land." Gosling thanked Reynolds "for her wonderful career of work" while accepting an award for the film at the Palm Springs Film Festival. Gosling said that the cast and crew watched Reynolds in the 1952 classic musical "Singin' in the Rain" every day for inspiration. Gosling called Reynolds "a truly unparalleled talent." Reynolds died Wednesday at age 84. She died a day after her daughter, actress Carrie Fisher, died at age 60.
Baby scare: Susan Sarandon's daughter, Eva Amurri Martino, said that her infant son sustained a fractured skull and brain bleeding after being accidentally dropped by a nurse. Martino wrote on her blog that her night nurse fell asleep and dropped baby Major a few days after Thanksgiving. Martino said the baby spent two days in the hospital but suffered no permanent brain damage. She said the nurse no longer works for her and her husband, former Major League Soccer player Kyle Martino.
It's a boy: Janet Jackson's latest escapade: motherhood. The 50-year-old pop superstar and husband Wissam Al Mana welcomed their son, Eissa Al Mana, on Tuesday, a representative for the singer said. "Janet had a stress-free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably. No further details are available at this time," the statement read. Jackson, the sister of pop superstar Michael Jackson, postponed her "Unbreakable" world tour last April, telling fans she and Al Mana were planning their family. Eissa is the singer's first child. Jackson and Al Mana were married in 2012.