Buzz: Megyn Kelly’s Catas­tro­phe:

IN­SIDE MEGYN KELLY’S ON-AIR FALL­OUT

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Is NBC ready to swap Megyn for Kelly Clark­son?

MEGYN Kelly is fight­ing to re­build her ca­reer af­ter she sparked a race-row and was axed by NBC!The con­tro­ver­sial news­woman, 47, was forced off air and re­placed with pre­re­corded shows af­ter de­fend­ing black­face on her 9 a.m. show on Tues­day, Oct. 23. In a last-ditch ef­fort to save her $25 mil­lion-a-year job, the tough-talk­ing blab­ber­mouth tear­fully apol­o­gized the next day — but it wasn’t enough. Her ta­lent agency dropped her hours later and NBC net­work chief Andy Lack re­fused to of­fer any words of pub­lic sup­port. But de­spite the scan­dal, she could walk away with up­wards of $70 mil­lion! “Megyn’s lawyers will fight for the re­main­der of her salary,” a source dished.“But even with such a mas­sive pay­out, her rep­u­ta­tion is in tat­ters and she’ll strug­gle to get back on TV quickly.” Be­hind the scenes at NBC, ex­ecs are scram­bling to find a suit­able long-term re­place­ment — and in­sid­ers say beloved Voice coach Kelly Clark­son is a hot fa­vorite! “Kelly has a huge fan base and is ex­tremely well-liked and re­lat­able,” dished one source, while an­other tip­ster said that un­like prickly Megyn, Kelly isn’t keen to court con­tro­versy: “She’s the most un­bi­ased per­son on the planet. Kelly doesn’t have an ounce of racism in her.”

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