I! News is being canceled after 29 years on air


The entertainment news show, which started in 1991, was canceled in response to the economic decline from the coronavirus epidemic, a representative for NBC Universal confirmed with CNN Business in an email.

Also, E! Seven-month-old celebrity news shows, “Pop of the Morning” and “In the Room,” a celebrity interview series hosted by Jason Kennedy, were also sheltered.

The show’s demise is part of a long list of changes that apply to E! News parent company, NBC Universal. On Tuesday, the company announced that it was planning to cut its workforce in response to the economic distress brought by the epidemic.

Although the name show will no longer air on, E! The news network suggests that “Daily Pop” and “Nightly Pop” will still be filmed and broadcast from LA, and E! ‘S website and social media accounts will still be active.

I! The news faced criticism in December 2017, when Catt Sadler, who hosted E! News then opened up about the pay disparity of the “Daily Pop” show.

Sadler wrote in a blog post quoting his co-host of many years, Jason Kennedy, “He hadn’t been making anything more than I had in years past. In fact, he was doubling my salary over the years.” Was close to. ” . He then resigned from his role

Lilliana Vazquez, Current E! The news and “Pop of the Morning” host shared her thoughts on Instagram, saying, “Thank you for this incredible adventure and I will miss this team and crew beyond belief. Yes … even Even at 4 in the morning. ”

His co-host, Scott Tweedie, has not shared anything about the news on his social media account.

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