Just four months into her new Today Show hosting gig, Megyn Kelly is facing some serious problems when it comes to booking guests on her show. According to a new reports, celebrities are reconsidering appearing on Megyn Kelly Today because they don’t trust her.
Now talent representatives are thinking twice about booking their clients on Kelly’s show. Some are even saying that the hosts’ decision to call-out Jane Fonda at the end of her show on Monday was the last straw.
Back in September, Fonda appeared on Kelly’s show, but she refused to answer a question about plastic surgery.
“I read that you said you’re not proud to admit you’ve had work done. Why not?” Kelly asked.
Fonda candidly replied, “We really want to talk about that now?”
The actress recently brought the incident up in another interview, calling Kelly a poor interviewer. And that led to the former Fox News anchor giving a nearly four-minute monologue at the end of a recent episode, in which she viciously dissed Fonda.
Kelly even brought up the Hanoi Jane scandal from the 1970s and said that she gave Fonda the opportunity to empower other women on a subject that she knows well, but she refused. Kelly says that is OK, but she doesn’t regret asking the question.
Apparently, NBC was very surprised by how far Kelly took things, and an insider says that nobody at the network is controlling her.
They brought her in and gave her a $20 million a year contract, but they have also given her too much power.
The source went on to say that you can’t be so aggressive on morning television. Kelly had trouble before booking guests, but now, it could be almost impossible. Will she go on the air and trash someone every time they disagree with her?
Kelly did manage to land an interview this week with actress Nicole Eggert after she accused her former Charles in Charge co-star, Scott Baio, of inappropriate sexual behavior with her when she was a minor.
In addition to having guest issues, Kelly is also reportedly upset that NBC hired Katie Couric to host the opening ceremonies of the upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea. Sources say she “threw a fit” because she thought she was next in line for prime gigs after they fired Matt Lauer.
But instead, they went with Couric – who hosted Today with Lauer from 1997 to 2006.
An NBC insider says the report is laughable, because hosting the opening ceremonies is one of the least-desirable jobs in the industry, due to the brutal reviews.