NBC gets sour note as World Music Awards with Miley Cyrus and Mariah Carey miss air date
Monte Carlo program loses Sharon Stone as host and then misses broadcast slot after delays in production
The World Music Awards is turning into a disaster of global proportions.
Confidenti@l has learned that the multimillion-dollar broadcast — already delayed a week because of a series of screwups blamed on “technical difficulties” — will likely never see the light of day.
The flashy ceremony, which includes performances by Miley Cyrus and Mariah Carey, was taped May 27 in Monte Carlo, Monaco, and scheduled to be broadcast on NBC the following day.
But host Sharon Stone dropped out at the 11th hour over a payment problem and was hurriedly replaced by Pamela Anderson and “Talk Dirty” singer Jason Derulo.
After the last-minute fill-ins were found, the show ended up running so late that there wasn’t enough time to do the cuts and edneeded for broadcast. It failed to make the two-hour 8 p.m. slot reserved by NBC.
According to a source, the network – which scrambled at the last minute to fill the airtime with a repeat of “Last Comic Standing” – was promised an edited version by late last week, but is still waiting for the final cut.
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