If NBC thought it could abruptly cancel Amy Adam's interview scheduled for The Today Show Monday, Dec. 22, and not have issues, it was not thinking clearly. Adams was scheduled to do an interview promoting her latest film, Big Eyes, but when the actress told staffers she did not feel comfortable discussing the fallout from the Sony hacking scandal, she was told her segment had been shelved. Harvey Weinstein's company has produced Big Eyes and Adams is always in good standing with him, so he is out for a bit of blood.
According to a source for Page Six, NBC's feeble attempts to smooth things over are not sitting well with Weinstein, who wants a formal apology to Adams at the least.
"Even though Today host Matt Lauer tried to smooth things over after the drama with a call to Weinstein," the source added, "Weinstein wants a formal apology or at least an independent investigation into what happened by an independent authority like Rudy Giuliani."
A Weinstein Company representative said, "We hope NBC will apologize to Amy, and that in hindsight they would have handled the situation differently."
Supposedly, this is the first time in the history of Today that an interview with a solid celebrity has been nixed on the spot. Adams was said to be upset because she simply did not want to be put in a position where she was expected to speak badly about people that are her friends. Also, Bradley Cooper did an interview with the morning show last week, and while his name was mentioned in those leaked emails, NBC did not ask him any questions about the situation with Sony.
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