It looks like a bunch of people won't be tuning in to see Donald Trump host Saturday Night Live!
On Monday, the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda penned an open letter to executive producer Lorne Michaels, asking him to cancel the GOP frontrunner's November 7 episode of the late night variety show!
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The group wrote in a letter sent to Michaels and NBC CEO Steve Burke:
"We are appalled that you would enable Trump's hateful speech for nothing (more) than a ratings ploy and ask that you rescind the SNL invitation."
But Hispanic activists aren't the only ones upset about the former Apprentice star's upcoming stint as host!
Margaret Cho is also blasting producers for Trump's invitation and for the lack of Asian-American representation in the show's long running history! She said:
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Filling in the time slot of The Playboy Club (RIP), NBC's newsmagazine Rock Center is performing just as poorly by only garnering a 1.0 rating. Ouch…
So most would think they'd need to buckle down or fall victim to the same curse that got Amber Heard and Eddie Cibrian.
But according to NBC News president Steve Capus, that's just not the case with this one.
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Check out the "Before" and "After" shots (above) of NBC Universal's logo.
Apparently, NBC Universal's chief executive Steve Burke has said that he thought the former logo "seemed kind of busy."
We disagree. We'd bring the peacock back.
Which logo do U like better?
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He really screwed the pooch with Conan, so we're not surprised!
Insiders are revealing that Jeff Zucker was indeed FIRED this morning, after having a conversation with Comcast COO Steve Burke two weeks ago to discuss what would happen after to the two merged.
Zucker reportedly finished finalizing the details of his severance package this morning, hence the sudden announcement to his employees! And now he's talking to the press about his
firing stepping down!
“He made it clear that they wanted to move on at the close of the deal and I was completely comfortable with that. We had both gotten to the same place. Look, I knew from the day this was announced that this was a possibility. I wasn’t going to shut the door on anything. But in the last nine months it became increasingly clear that they did want to put their own team in place — and I didn’t want to end up being a guest in my own house."
Good riddance, bb!
Let's just all hope things start looking up from here on out!
And in case you're interested, check out the e-mail he sent to entire staff of NBC Universal this morning AFTER THE JUMP!
[Image via PNP/WENN.]
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