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NBC Nightly News Ratings Have Been Going Up Since Lester Holt Took Over For Brian Williams!

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This is surprising — but only because of how quickly the turnaround has been!

Brian Williams won't be going back to his job at NBC Nightly News anytime soon since his suspension started for lying, and many believed his absence from the job would prove to tank ratings at his show… which IS what happened at first.

But we guess those who thought that are feeling pretty wrong these days as Brian's replacement for the time being, Lester Holt, has been doing one fantastic job in his place!

[ Related: Did Bill O'Reilly Pull A Brian Williams? Fox News Host Denies He Lied About His War Experience! ]

In fact Lester has pulled in HIGHER ratings since he stepped into the anchor chair!

Why just last week ratings went up seven percent to an estimated

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Allison Williams Defends ‘Honest’ Father Brian Williams! Admits Controversy Has Delayed Wedding Plans!

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A daughter will always come to the defense of the man who raised her.

As we reported earlier this month, NBC Nightly News' managing editor and anchor Brian Williams was suspended for six-months without pay for falsely claiming that he had been in a helicopter that had come under RPG fire while in Iraq in 2003.

[ Related: Allison Williams Wears Red To The Golden Globes! ]

Well now, his daughter Allison Williams is finally speaking up.

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Saturday Night Live Scores Record Ratings With Its Anniversary Special! It's The Most-Watched Show In HOW MANY Years??

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Man, maybe Saturday Night Live should always be on Sundays! LOLz!

Between star-studded sketches and unique musical performances, SNL's 40th anniversary special was must-see TV! For real!

[ Video: Tina Fey And Alec Baldwin Pay Tribute To Tracy Morgan ]

The show averaged a whopping 23.1 million viewers!

Apart from Super Bowl event coverage, this is the most-watched prime time telecast since the series finale of ER!

And they said they weren't ready for prime time!

[Image via NBC.]

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Charlie Sheen Comes To Brian Williams' Defense! Check His Epic Rant HERE!

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Charlie Sheen is coming to be known for two things: making up catch phrases and ranting about current news.

While his catch phrases are generally pretty amazing (winning!) it's his rants that really captivate us.

His latest came after Brian Williams was suspended for 6 months from NBC Nightly News.

Brian has found himself in hot water lately after embellishing (for years) a story about a helicopter ride in Iraq and whether or not it ever came under fire.

Regardless of why he's on suspension, Charlie Sheen is pissed that it happened! So he wrote an open letter to Brian Williams! It read:

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Which Fan Favorite Pros Are Leaving Dancing With The Stars Season 20??

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It's not hard to believe that Dancing With The Stars has been going strong for so long!

The amazing dance competition show is entering its 20th season, carried along on the backs of its professional dancers.

Sadly, for this upcoming season, several fan favorite pros are departing!!

Just who, you ask, is leaving DWTS officially??

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Brian Williams Suspended For 6 Months Without Pay From NBC Nightly News! Read NBC News President's Full Statement HERE!

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Whoa, whoa, whoa.

NBC Nightly News' managing editor and anchor, Brian Williams recently admitted to, and then apologized for, falsely claiming that he had been in a helicopter that had come under RPG fire while in Iraq in 2003.

Many wondered what kind of punishment (if any) would be meted out to Brian, and this response from NBC is far from a slap on the wrist.

[ Jon Stewart Stepping Down From The Daily Show ]

Brian will be suspended for six months without pay for his misrepresentation of events.

Here's what NBC News President Deborah Turness had to say on the matter in an email she sent out:

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Rosie O'Donnell Pokes Fun At Her Separation — And At Brian Williams' Lying Scandal! At The Same Time!

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Rosie O'Donnell had some pretty cutting remarks for Brian Williams over the weekend.

The future former host of The View really knows how to kick a guy when he's down!

[ Related: Brian Williams Steps Down From NBC Nightly News Temporarily! ]

Preliminary ratings show that Williams' lying scandal has cost NBC Nightly News; viewership in the 25-54 age range dropped an alarming 36 percent Friday night!

But that didn't stop Rosie from keeping the newsman on blast. Actually, she burned herself pretty well while she was at it!

While presenting an award at the Athena Film Festival in New York on Saturday, Rosie reportedly pointed at a woman in the audience and joked:

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