Billy Bush is said to be “enthusiastic” about the exclusion The video, which aired on Friday “Today” is reminiscent of the show’s 70-year history.
The bush Dismissed from “Today” in 2016 After the footage was leaked from his previous show “Access Hollywood,” in which he was talking to Donald Trump in 2005, he had been abused.
The notorious tape ended Bush’s tenure two months later on NBC’s powerful morning show – and, according to Bush, sent him down A spiral of months of heavy drinking, rotting and crying on the couch.
On Friday, a 12-minute video celebrating the 70-year anniversary of “Today” only added insult to injury, a source said, adding that the tape practically covered every talking boss who worked on the show – Even the humiliated Matt Lauer.
Lawyer, who Was kicked out of NBC in 2017 Amid allegations of sexual misconduct and assault, the video appears briefly in the video – including a piece of Lauer on 9/11 and another reporting from Egypt, standing in front of the Sphinx wearing khaki shorts and shades.
“Billy was thrilled. They included everyone except him,” a source close to Bush said. “When they choose to add Matt Lauer – who A young staffer has been accused of rape While on a work trip – but decided not to include Billy, you know something is very wrong.
NBC declined to comment. Bush did not return requests for comment.
Although Bush’s run on “Today” is short, sources note that the video is complete, including Carson Daly, Katie Couric, Ann Curry, Jane Pauly and Bryant Gumbel from Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Craig Melvin and Al Roker.
The show also revealed old black and white pieces such as Frank Blair, John Chancellor and Barbara Walters.
The source calls NBC the “Mean Girls” network, “Billy’s Never Exists.”
But some insiders don’t feel too bad for the anchor, whose presence is less “today” compared to Lauer’s 20-year career. The late President George H.W. Bush’s 50-year-old nephew, Bush, has a “big ego” and “a feeling of inflated self.”
In TV circles, Bush is now hosting an entertainment show called “Extra”, which some call “bully bush” for their demanding ways.
“He can’t leave today’s show like an old girlfriend,” the source said. “He’s obsessed. He should leave it.”