Why are we not surprised about news that Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly was sexually harassed by former network head Roger Ailes?
She kept mum when her colleague Gretchen Carlson settled for $20 million after airing similar accusations about Ailes, who resigned in July (and got $40 million).
She apparently saved her comments for her memoir, “Settle for More,” slated for release Nov. 15.
On Thursday, RadarOnline.com leaked details from the book, including that Kelly would be called into Ailes office, where “he would engage [her] in a kind of cat-and-mouse game” and make “obviously inappropriate sexually charged comments” about how he’d like to see her in “very sexy bras.”
In 2006, he allegedly grabbed her, tried to kiss her on the lips and asked her when her contract was up.
Vanity Fair reports that a rep for Ailes said he “denies her allegations of sexual harassment.”
Meanwhile, in a New York Times interview published Thursday, the anchor said “Bridget Jones’s Diary” reads “like my own journals from pretty much every phase of my life.”
Michael Chiarello is in trouble again.
The TV chef, author and owner of Bottega Ristorante in Yountville and Coqueta on Pier 5 in The City was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving early Wednesday in Napa County.
The California Highway Patrol reports that Chiarello was driving a 2015 Porsche Boxster when he was stopped on Silverado Trail just before 3:30 a.m. He was booked into jail for DUI and possession of a controlled substance and released around 7:30 a.m. after posting bail.
In March, the chef was hit with lawsuits filed by two women, former employees of Coqueta, who alleged that he sexually harassed them at work and failed to pay wages.
Local comic Marga Gomez appears in “Latin Standards” at Brava in The City this week in a run that’s a preview to an off-Broadway gig in January. The show — in which she plays her Cuban immigrant dad and recreates “her attempt to honor his memory by launching a hipster comedy night at a Latino drag club” — has been selected for the Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival.
The team behind the wildly authentic “The Speakeasy” — the (literally) underground theatrical experience in previews that recreates Prohibition-era San Francisco — recently hosted a private mini party before the show officially opens. Judging by the stiff drinks served by bartender Geof Libby, and by creator Nick Olivero and producer David Gluck’s enthusiasm and dedication, they’ve got a winning brew.
Rapper-producer Sean “Diddy” Combs is 47. … Actor Matthew McConaughey is 47. … “Survivor” host Jeff Probst is 55. … Actress Kathy Griffin is 56. … Former First Lady Laura Bush is 70.
— Staff, wire reports