UPDATE, 8:04 p.m. ET: Bush has now officially been suspended from the Today Show "pending further review," according to an internal memo from NBC that has just leaked!
On Sunday night, NBC Senior VP Noah Oppenheim wrote:
"Dear TODAY Family –
I know we've all been deeply troubled by the revelations of the past 48 hours.
Let me be clear — there is simply no excuse for Billy's language and behavior on that tape. NBC has decided to suspend Billy, pending further review of this matter.
If any of you have any questions or concerns please reach out to me directly, anytime day or night.
That's a big move!!
So is this the beginning of the end for Billy Bush or what?!
The 9:00 a.m. anchor of the Today Show, Bush was all set to anchor like normal on Monday and by as late as a few hours ago today, NBC was openly standing behind him.
But now… nope!
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A few hours ago, an NBC spokesman dropped this gem about Bush, and his future at the network:
"The plan is for him to have a chance to apologize."
That was in regards to NBC's plan that Bush would open the 9:00 a.m. hour tomorrow on the Today Show with a serious, honest moment speaking directly to viewers about his part in a shameful video from 2005 involving Donald Trump that was leaked on Friday.
But now, after a few hours of outrage over Bush's potential future on live TV, NBC has changed their minds!
A spokesperson confirmed on Sunday afternoon that now, the plan is
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