Brian Williams Reportedly Told NBC Bosses: ‘Maybe I Had a Brain Tumor’

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Brian Williams reportedly told his NBC bosses: “Maybe I had a brain tumor”
Vanity Fair’s investigation into the Williams scandal found that Williams had trouble telling his NBC bosses “I lied.” A source tells the magazine, “He couldn’t explain what had happened. (He said,) ‘Did something happen to (my) head? Maybe I had a brain tumor, or something in my head?’ He just didn’t know. We just didn’t know. We had no clear sense what had happened. We got the best (apology) we could get.” PLUS: ABC’s World News Tonight topped NBC Nightly News last week in total viewers for the 1st time since September 2009.

Jon Stewart sticks up for Trevor Noah
“Trevor Noah will earn your trust and respect. Or not,” Stewart said on his return Monday to The Daily Show. “I hope you give him an opportunity to earn that trust and respect.”

Mad Men‘s makeup supervisor is surprised Roger Sterling’s mustache worked
Makeup department head Lana Horochowski went to a wig maker whom she says “sort of designed it to look the best on (John Slattery’s) face, to match his hair texture. That way it didn’t look like a mustache we got at the drug store and glued on him. . . . It was custom-made, measured to the actor’s face. Each hair is hand tied onto, like, a piece of really fine lace.”

Bob Odenkirk explains the Better Call Saul season finale
How will Odenkirk’s performance change next season? “You only saw Saul Goodman in his public persona and the only time you saw a crack in that was when he had a gun to his head—you saw that a few times, but only for brief moments,” says Odenkirk. “So while I do think that there may be a little more Saul Goodman in the upcoming season, you also saw a lot of Saul Goodman in this season.” PLUS: Saul will have to be fundamentally different next season, there was a call back to “Breaking Bad” Season 3, and why did the season finale feel so disappointing?

How Nina Dobrev’s Elena could exit The Vampire Diaries
Will she take the cure? Will she end up with Damon? PLUS: Dobrev reportedly wanted to take a rest from playing two demanding roles.

Shonda Rhimes next ABC hit: The Reluctant Psychic?
ABC Studios and Rhimes’ production company have picked up the rights to New York psychic Suzan Saxman’s memoir about her initial reluctance to use her psychic powers.

Jon Cryer admits dating Demi Moore long before co-star Ashton Kutcher
In his memoir “]So That Happened, Cryer mentions dating Moore in 1984 after filming the movie No Small Affair.

Jimmy Fallon, Ellen DeGeneres, Jimmy Kimmel lead Webby nominations
Fallon and Ellen have three, while Kimmel has two nominations.

Dukes of Hazzard sheriff dies
James Best, 88, played Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on The Dukes of Hazzard and its short-lived spinoff, The Dukes.