Serene Branson's report from the Grammys Sunday night went awry soon after Paul Magers threw to her live.
The video clip quickly fed a trending topic on Twitter and much chatter on YouTube and Facebook. In between the insensitive jokes is more serious concern that Branson might have been having a health issue. Of course, nobody knows nothing, and CBS 2 hasn't said anything that has been reported. But at least one staffer posted to Twitter that the "station is looking into if there was a problem." Here's hoping the only issue was a loose mic cord or something technical.
* 7:50 a.m. update: Some online news outlets and gossip sites are saying that Branson was taken to a hospital, with open speculation in some cases about a stroke, but not one of them cite a credible source. Mediaite's Jon Bershad, for instance says flat-out that Branson was hospitalized, but his story includes no sourcing.
** 10:45 a.m. update: CBS posted an update on Branson's web bio that she was examined by paramedics after the incident and was taken home by a friend. "She was not hospitalized. As a precautionary measure, a colleague gave her a ride home and she says that she is feeling fine this morning." So: all those outlets that "reported" she was in the hospital based on random Twitter gossip — not good.
Afternoon update: CBS files a copyright claim, forcing YouTube to take down all footage.