The ex-'Two and a Half Men' actor was so impassioned by Williams' suspension that he posted an open letter to Twitter.
The recent suspension of NBC news anchor Brian Williams has ignited a powder keg of differing opinions. You might consider Charlie Sheen to be one of the less likely public figures to intervene on the debate – but he has, and on Williams’ side. Passionately, to say the least.
TMZ was first to report the bizarre open letter, which was penned by the former ‘Two and a Half Men’ actor and posted to Twitter on Wednesday. He describes Williams as a “victim of a transparent and vile witch hunt” and denounces his bosses at NBC as “cowards”.
Brian Williams was offered comfort and solace by Charlie Sheen in an open letter
The new anchor has backed out of an appearance on Letterman's talk show only days after the truth about his helicopter ride during a visit to Iraq in 2003 was uncovered.
NBC anchor Brian Williams has chosen not to appear on this Thursday's episode of the 'Late Show With David Letterman' following last week's revelation that his story about being shot down in a helicopter during a visit to Iraq in 2003 wasn't true.
Williams will not be appearing on Letterman's talk show this week
The 'NBC Nightly News' anchor, who has stepped away from his hosting duties for the next several days, eventually admitted that he was never aboard the helicopter at the time of the attack after several army veterans involved in Williams' 2003 trip came forward to dispute his claims.
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The comedy legend made the statement in an interview with NBC's Brian Williams on Thursday
Comedy hero Jerry Seinfeld reckons that he’s on the autism spectrum. In an interview with NBC’s Brian Williams on Thursday’s ‘Nightly News’, the topic turned to what makes the 60 year old comedian tick before he made the statement: "I think, on a very drawn-out scale, I think I'm on the spectrum."
Jerry Seinfeld reckons he's on the autism spectrum, he said in an interview on Thursday
When Williams asked him what the signs of it were, Seinfeld said: "You know, never paying attention to the right things. Basic social engagement is really a struggle. I'm very literal. When people talk to me and they use expressions, sometimes I don't know what they're saying. But I don't see it as dysfunctional. I just think of it as an alternate mindset."
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Showed picture of his daughter Allison as a child dressed as Peter Pan on NBC's 'Nightly News' last month
NBC’s ‘Nightly News’ anchor Brian Williams has been sharing in his daughter Allison’s recent success.At the end of July, he pulled the ultimate embarrassing dad stunt when announcing his daughter’s casting in NBC’s upcoming production of Peter Pan by producing a picture of Allison dressed all in green at the age of three. He also said “Family members confirm she's been rehearsing for this role since the age of three, and they look forward to seeing her fly.”
Brian Williams revealed more about that embarrassing dad episode
A few weeks on, the proud father said he e-mailed around members of the family beforehand to see if they would approve of him reporting about Allison on his show.
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It's in the genes! Parents whose children have followed in their famous foosteps
News executives in America were left surprised when news anchor Brian Williams took time out of his NBC Nightly News bulletin last Wednesday to happily announce the appointment of his daughter, Allison Williams, as Peter Pan. Allison, who has previously proved her acting work on huge HBO hit Girls, has been cast by NBC to play the mischievous boy who never grows up in the network's live broadcast of the Broadway musical in December.
News anchor Brian Williams proudly announced his daughter Allison's latest job opportunity
Clearly thrilled at his daughter's achievement, the proud father elaborated: "Family members confirm she's been rehearsing for this role since the age of three and they look forward to seeing her fly".
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If your parents have ever pulled out the embarrassing baby pictures, at least they didn't do it on live TV.
NBC’s production of Peter Pan has found its lead in Girls star Allison Williams, following the announcement that Christopher Walken will portray Captain Hook. The news was first announced on NBC Nightly News by Brian Williams, who took the opportunity to cite some of Williams’ acting credits like her role on Girls and the big one – that time she wore a Peter Pan costume at age 3.
Allison Williams has wanted this role all her life, apparently.
Turns out, the last name isn’t just coincidental and Brian Williams is Allison’s father. Everyone has an embarrassing parents story, but this is taking it a step too far.
The NBC news anchor's broadcasts were used once again to feature in a hilarious mash-up to air on Jimmy Fallon's chat show, but this time 'Baby Got Back' was the chosen track.
Brian Williams is rapping once again.
The NBC news anchor is featured in a another mash-up on Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show,' but this time he was performing a cover of to Sir Mix-a-Lot's 'Baby Got Back.'
Furthermore, his fellow colleagues, Kathie Lee Gifford, Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb also had a cameo role in the hilarious clip.
Continue reading: Brian Williams Raps To 'Baby Got Back' On Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show'
It's the second time this month that Fallon has parodied Snoop's hit rap track.
Brian Williams has become the latest celebrity to be featured in a comedy sequence on Jimmy Fallon's The Tonight Show. The 54 year-old NBC anchor unwittingly starred in the comedian and TV host's mash-up montage of Snoop Dogg's classic rap track, 'Gin and Juice.'
Brian Williams Appears In Another Jimmy Fallon Rap Mash-Up Video.
The Nightly News managing editor was seen "rapping" along to the profane hip hop lyrics in that his many news segments had been spliced, mixed and compiled into a montage to make it look like he was performing a very staid and serious version of the west coast rapper's instantly recognisable ode to mixed alcoholic beverages.
Continue reading: Brian Williams Raps 'Gin And Juice' For Jimmy Fallon [Video]
Arsenio Hall asks his viewers to contact NBC on his behalf because they neglected to mention him in their segment about Jimmy Fallon debuting as the host of "The Tonight Show."
Arsenio Hall was upset recently after being overlooked on a list of late night talk show hosts by NBC News Anchor Brian Williams. During Arsenio's show he stated his displeasure at being snubbed by the news reported and urged television viewers to contact the newsroom and complain.
Arsenio Hall Was Snubbed by Brian Williams
Brian Williams went on television Wednesday and apologized to Arsenio for not including him among his list of late night television hosts. The amends initiated by Williams to Arsenio included some jokes as he poked fun of other mishaps the network has made over the years.
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Brian Williams is angry with NBC over changes to his Rock Center show, which has moved three times since debuting in November 2011, from Monday to Wednesday, to Thursday and now to Friday night. The latest change doesn't appear to bode well for the program with Williams characterizing Friday as its "latest resting place," according to the Huffington Post.
"NBC brass might have upset Williams with the move," said Maria Guthrie on the matter. Sources at NBC News say Williams was angered that Burbank executives did not give the show the promised promotion, while plans to expand it to multiple airing have been abandoned. Rock Center was designed as a more serious show than NBC's existing prime time newsmagazine, Dateline, which often delves into human interest and true crime stories. Williams addressed the continuous re-shuffling in a segment that depicted Rock Center as a nomadic settler "not wanted" and displaced by American Idol and Modern Family.
Continue reading: Brian Williams Angry With NBC Over Rock Center's Switch To Fridays?
Bruce Springsteen has been confirmed as one of the major US acts to play a benefit concert for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, which has blighted the East coast of the United States this week. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will be joined by Christina Aguilera, Billy Joel, Sting and Bon Jovi for the televised special, which will air on Friday (November 2, 2012). It will be hosted by Matt Lauer (of the Today show) and the late night chat show host Jimmy Fallon will be making an appearance, as will NBC News’ Brian Williams.
The money collected from the event will be donated to the American Red Cross, who are organising relief efforts for those affected by the devastating storm, as well as other disasters. The Red Cross will provide food, shelter, emotional support and other services to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. After Hurricane Katrina, in 2005, a similar benefit concert raised around $50 million for the Red Cross.
The concert, named ‘Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together’ will air at 8pm EST on Friday, on ET on NBC, NBC.com, USA Network, SyFy, MSNBC, CNBC, Bravo, E!, Style Network, G4 and more.” However, a spokesperson for NBC Universal has told the New York Times that any channels not owned by NBC will not be able to air the concert.