Maybe Nicole Brewer and Carol Erickson Don’t Really Hate Each Other?

Sure, we’ve got video evidence to the contrary, but Kyle Scott at Crossing Broad says the whole Nicole Brewer-Carol Erickson-rivalry is probably waaay overblown:

Thing is (and I actually think this is quite obvious in the video), it was all taken way out of context. Several folks at CBS tell me that former Miss Pennsylvania Nicole Brewer and Carol Erickson are actually good friends and that this is all part of the ongoing on-air banter between the two. Claims of their chumminess are backed up by Tweets like these:

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What say you? Is this whole rivalry a product of our imaginations? And if it is, how gross are we?

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  • Observer from the ‘burbs

    they are doing damage control! The real question is – are there any tweets prior to their on air nastiness being made public last week?

    • Lint6

      Well, if you look yourself then you’d see yes, there are tweets and pictures going back to last year of them being chummy together. So either its overblown, so the damage control started REALLY early..

  • Yasim Cater

    Please these two have been talk to about their behavior. Stop it or ship out. Afterall the negative backlash is now affecting the ratings. Meaning people have had enough.

  • J.Oz

    Ummm…pretty gross.

  • vinny

    Ya.. I’d agree. Damage control. Management said “ship up or ship out. Post a pic on Twitter together to make u 2 look friendly.” She does come across as a bitch. A really hot bitch. LOL

  • HikerVA

    Yo folks – me thinks it’s a publicity stunt to capture higher ratings . . . brilliant!

    • Jack Waggoner

      I think you may be right about that

  • POC247

    This shows why Brewer probably never won Most Popular in pageants. As for Erickson mentoring her…lots more work needed to teach Brewer on air professionalism.

  • Jennifer Matthews

    It seemed to me that they were joking around, but on ABC news they edited snippets together out of sequence from separate exchanges, to make it seem like one conversation. And they made it seem mean spirited. So maybe the real rivalry is between ABC & CBS.


    well atleast this will get someone talking about cbs3 news, the usual is a bore zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • grimaldy

    I mean… I guess this makes watching the news a little more fun

  • Nick Rich

    I think the news should be about actual things happenning. Not a Miss Bitch from who cares state dissing on another news woman. Carol seems to, whether she is a true witch or not, hold her self back since this is her JOB, and she is there for the PEOPLE, not herself like Brewer. Brewer is only there because she either slept her way in or because she has her own wikipedia page. I say that since thats all she is really capable of.

  • LilyGrift

    Don’t be insane. The body language alone says these two can’t stand to be near each other. As Newscasters, they know how to fake it better than most.