Who Has More Clout at NYC's Top Restaurants: Brian Williams or Geraldo?

Alex Pareene · 02/18/15 09:00AM

It's difficult, these days, to find examples of the name Brian Williams not being preceded by the word "disgraced," but is the suspended newsman as much of a pariah in New York City at large as he is in journalism circles? To figure out, we ran a (highly scientific) experiment. Gawker, posing as the personal assistants to Brian Williams, Geraldo Rivera, and Allison Williams, called 15 of New York's most exclusive restaurants to see who has the most clout. Congratulations to Geraldo, King of New York!

Aleksander Chan · 12/05/14 11:50AM

NBC's live dress rehearsal of Peter Pan bombed in the ratings, averaging 9.2 million viewers and half of what The Sound of Music drew last year in the all-important 18-49 demo. Per Vulture's Josef Adalian, numbers took a notable dive in the production's third hour—more people watched a rerun of The Big Bang Theory and a new episode of Two And A Half Men.

Things Continue to Work Out Just Fine for Allison Williams

Caity Weaver · 02/26/14 07:22PM

Girls star Allison Williams got a bit of good news today, and then another bit of good news, and then another bit of good news, and so on and so forth until bits of good news arranged in neat, orderly piles covered nearly every square foot of her home. The bits of good news had that hot, paper-fresh-from-the-printer smell that Allison Williams likes, and were stacked so deep that they insulated her apartment from the winter chill and the sad February noises trying to sneak through its big, clean windows. The sun was shining and so was her hair. It was just another good day to be Allison Williams.

Daughter of Newsman Brian Williams Has Flack Censor Softball Interview Question

Hamilton Nolan · 02/11/13 02:28PM

Allison Williams, co-star of the HBO hit Girls, is the daughter of NBC News anchor Brian Williams, a man who makes his living by asking the tough questions. A cynic might even allege that Allison Williams would not be a famous TV star now were it not for her famous newsman dad. It would seem ironic, then, for Allison Williams to be instructing her PR soldiers to CENSOR even the gentlest of puff interviews.

Brian Williams Talks Nepotism and His Kids with David Letterman

Matt Toder · 05/15/12 11:57PM

On tonight's Late Show with David Letterman, NBC news honcho and Gawker correspondent Brian Williams chatter with David Letterman on a variety of subjects, one of which was his kids. When Letterman suggested that Williams might hire his son, as aspiring sports journalist, Williams joked about that being nepotism. Hey Brian, using your celebrity to connect your daughter to Girls producer Judd Apatow is nepotism too.

How Fate Plucked Allison Williams From YouTube Obscurity and Dropped Her on Her Dad's Friend's TV Show

John Cook · 04/16/12 02:27PM

In making the unending publicity rounds for Girls, co-star Allison Williams has been peddling a YouTube discovery myth: Producer Judd Apatow, the tale goes, happened to come across a video of her singing a self-produced mash-up of the theme song to Mad Men in October 2010 and immediately knew that she was the actress to play Marnie, Lena Dunham's uptight girlfriend.

'Small Girl Big Mouth': A Girls Recap

John Cook · 04/16/12 12:25PM

Today is Ian MacKaye's 50th birthday so I guess it's as good a time as any to realize you hate young people. Girls is a television program about the children of wealthy famous people and shitty music and Facebook and how hard it is to know who you are and Thought Catalog and sexually transmitted diseases and the exhaustion of ceaselessly dramatizing your own life while posing as someone who understands the fundamental emptiness and narcissism of that very self-dramatization. This is a recap of it.