Brian Williams wanted to take over for Jay Leno on the ‘Tonight Show,’ but NBC said no


Suspended NBC News anchor Brian Williams wanted to switch to a career in late night television, according to an extensive profile on NBC's recent trouble by New York Magazine's Gabriel Sherman. Sherman writes that Williams asked his bosses at NBC to take over Jay Leno's spot on the "Tonight Show" when Leno retired, but NBC's CEO Steve Burke denied the request. Later, Williams met with CBS CEO Leslie Moonves and asked to take over for David Letterman when Letterman retired from the "Late Show," but Read more [...]

How Leonard Williams Fits with the First 5 Teams Up in the NFL Draft


It is time to have a conversation about USC defensive tackle Leonard Williams, because he is the best prospect in the 2015 NFL draft. No, not the best defensive tackle prospect. The best overall prospect. Williams was quietly one of the best players in all of college football last season and remains overshadowed by higher profile players and positions in the upcoming draft. However, every team in this draft could find a place for Williams with the understanding that he will have a significant impact. Read more [...]

Jon Stewart, Brian Williams and the Twilight of the Evening Stars


On Feb. 10, we learned that one of the most respected voices in the media would be leaving his anchor desk, as would one of TV’s biggest celebrities known for jokes and fake news. That it is not immediately apparent which part of that sentence refers to Jon Stewart and which to Brian Williams tells you all you need to know about status, authority and trust in the media today. Stewart’s and Williams’ careers had long seemed connected. They were two self-deprecating guys from Jersey Read more [...]

Antonio Williams to Wisconsin: Badgers Land 4-Star RB Prospect


Wisconsin has landed its next potential star at running back. Antonio Williams announced his commitment to the Badgers on Thursday, choosing them over co-finalists Auburn, Duke, Notre Dame and Georgia. Benjamin Worgull of Scout.com had the report: A 4-star recruit from North Stanly (North Carolina) High School, Williams was considered a lock to attend Wisconsin for much of the process. 247Sports' Crystal Ball projections gave the Badgers an 82 percent chance of landing the commitment Read more [...]

Robin Williams Leaves $50 Million to Children and Wife


In August, Robin Williams shocked the world when he committed suicide, and now there’s new information about his estate. The “Good Will Hunting” star was worth around $ 50 million at the time of his death, and his fortune will be divided among his three children Cody (22), Zelda (25) and Zachary (31). According to the legal documents, "When the beneficiary reaches the age of 21 years … [they would receive] one third (1/3) of the principal. [At 25 they’ll receive] one half (1/2) of the Read more [...]

Michael J. Fox Talks Robin Williams’ Secret Parkinson’s Diagnosis


He’s been battling Parkinson’s disease for decades so when Michael J Fox discovered that the late Robin Williams was also in the early stages of the disease when he died, he was taken aback. The “Back to the Future” actor tweeted a message of condolence and support for Williams’ family, noting that Robin was a big supporter of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for years. Fox wrote, “Stunned to learn Robin had PD. Pretty sure his support for our Fdn predated his diagnosis. A true friend; Read more [...]

Robin Williams Passes Away at 63


Hollywood is mourning the loss of a great actor, as Robin Williams was found dead in his California home on Monday (August 11). According to the Marin County Coronor’s office, the veteran tv star and comedian died of “suicide due to asphyxia.” He was 63 years old. A statement released by his representative read: “Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they Read more [...]