A Page Six report claims that Shelley Ross, producer of CBS’ The Early Show, spent $50,000 chartering a private jet for a burn victim unable to travel due to her injuries:
“Last month, when California was beset by wildfires, Ross allegedly got into a dispute with Rick Kaplan, executive producer of the CBS Evening News With Katie Couric, over a $50,000 airplane charter. Ross wanted to fly a female fire victim from LA to NY, but the woman couldn’t travel. “So CBS was stuck with no guest and a $50,000 charter sitting on a runway,” said one source. “News execs flipped out even more when Shelley tried to stick the Evening News with the bill, claiming that Katie had stolen her guest.” According to several sources, Ross had “a full-on meltdown. She went ballistic.”
Craziness, people. Craziness.