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How Matt Lauer Blew a $25 Million a Year Job as Today Show Host (video) 2

How Matt Lauer Blew a $25 Million a Year Job as Today Show Host (video)

Matt Lauer’s firing as “Today” Show host was shocking given the allegations of sexual misconduct against him, but another unasked question is how someone could so callously blow off a $25 million a year job by such reckless behavior. There was something in Lauer’s head that led him to believe his conduct would be tolerated not only by his subjugated co-workers but by the corporation that employed him....
Katie Holmes Gets Hard Question on Today; Is Matt Finally Manning Up? 8

Katie Holmes Gets Hard Question on Today; Is Matt Finally Manning Up?

Katie Holmes appeared on the “Today” show this morning to talk about her new film “Touched With Fire,” but Matt Lauer deftly worked in a real hardball question–indirectly, of course–about ex-husband Tom Cruise and his controversial Scientology beliefs about drugs. It happened last week when former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin appeared on the show to ostensibly talk about the Iowa Caucuses and tangentially her endorsement of Donald Trump. ...
Sarah Palin Riled by PTSD Question on Today Show; Promise Broken? (see!) 10

Sarah Palin Riled by PTSD Question on Today Show; Promise Broken? (see!)

Sarah Palin became defensive on the “Today” show this morning and claimed “promises were broken” after Savannah Guthrie ask her about comments she made that President Obama bares the blame for her son’s post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which purportedly contributed to his recent arrest. Palin, who appeared on the show principally to talk about her endorsement of Donald Trump, said she was “promised” no questions would be asked about her family....
Race Faker Rachel Dolezal May Suffer from Severe Personality Disorder 12

Race Faker Rachel Dolezal May Suffer from Severe Personality Disorder

Rachel Dolezal, who is Caucasian but thinks of herself as an African-American, may be an example of an extreme personality disorder. If so, her case is extremely rare; few academic studies have focused on racial identification confusion. Dolezal stepped down as head of the Spokane, Wash., NAACP Monday (June 14) after her parents came forward and said her heritage is Czech, Swedish and German with some Native American. Photos of her as a child show her with pale skin and straight blonde hair....
Miley Cyrus Disses Sex After 40 on 'Today' Show (photos, video!)  16

Miley Cyrus Disses Sex After 40 on ‘Today’ Show (photos, video!)

Miley Cyrus is getting just what she wants–attention. She told NBC “Today” show host Matt Lauer it’s what every artist wants. “I’m hoping I get a little attention otherwise my record sales might be a little sketch,” she said. Hey Miley, you’re getting a WHOLE LOT of attention. Cyrus, who turns 21 in November, appeared on the show this morning (Oct. 7) after guest-hosting and being the musical guest on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.”...
George Zimmerman Wife Doubts Innocence in Trayvon Martin Case 18

George Zimmerman Wife Doubts Innocence in Trayvon Martin Case

Shellie Zimmerman, wife of Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman, is taking some shots of her own at her estranged husband, revealing her doubts for the first time about his innocence. Shellie went to the mat for her husband during the trial and even lied on the stand to protect him. But now she’s singing a different tune....
NBC to Matt Lauer: Can't Live With Ya, Can't Live Without Ya 22

NBC to Matt Lauer: Can’t Live With Ya, Can’t Live Without Ya

Matt Lauer and NBC are in a death waltz. With the “Today Show” in ruins and Matt the fall guy for Ann Curry’s botched departure, it seems like he ought to go. But NBC can’t let him. Then who does it have? Willie Geist? More like Willie Yikes!!! Instead, the network is doing everything it can to resuscitate Matt’s comatose reputation, hoping their Frankenstein will stop shedding his putrid skin....
Is Ryan Seacrest Ready to Replace Matt Lauer on NBC's 'Today Show?' 24

Is Ryan Seacrest Ready to Replace Matt Lauer on NBC’s ‘Today Show?’

Matt Lauer has been caught in the eye of the storm at NBC’s “Today Show” ever since the controversial ouster of co-host Anne Curry. Now the bulls-eye may be on him, with American Idol host Ryan Seacrest waiting in the wings. Lauer, 54, became a polarizing figure after reports surfaced that he engineered the popular Curry’s exit from the co-host’s chair. She was replaced by the younger and prettier Savannah Guthrie....
Kristen Stewart on Robert Pattinson: 'Funny You Should Mention That' 26

Kristen Stewart on Robert Pattinson: ‘Funny You Should Mention That’

Kristen Stewart came as close as she ever will to discussing her relationship with Robert Pattinson in the wake of her cheating scandal. She told the “Today Show’s” Savannah Guthrie said she would leave it up to fans to “watch whatever little movie they would like to think our lives are.” Her non-answer was immediately subject to dissection, but given the weight of other evidence, it’s probably safe to say she’s feeling secure in her relationship again, with the “Twilight” star. It’s a far cry from last summer when Pattinson was blindsided by tabloid photos that showed Stewart in the arms of “Snow White and the Huntsman” director Rupert Sanders. Stewart has worked mightily to win back Pattinson since then, and appears to have succeeded....
Steven Tyler F-Bomb Rattles Al Roker, Today Show (Watch!) 28

Steven Tyler F-Bomb Rattles Al Roker, Today Show (Watch!)

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler knows how to jerk someone’s chain. The iconic rock band appeared on NBC’s “Today Show” this morning (Nov. 2) and Tyler had some fun with hosts Matt Lauer, Al Roker and Savannah Guthrie. Tyler has been around a television set long enough to know what he’s doing. He recently wrapped up a stint as a judge on Fox’s “American Idol,” where he mostly minded his manners. But the “Today Show” was a different matter. The impish Tyler and bandmates were sitting in the studio before their performance, when the camera cut to them and Tyler hollered: “Good morning, America!”...
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Olympian Ryan Lochte Spills on Night With Prince Harry (watch)

Olympian Ryan Lochte missed out on Prince Harry’s strip scene at his swinging Vegas party, but he did hang out with the randy member of the British royal family at a pool party. So what’s Harry really like? The night started calmly enough when he dropped in on a pool party. Just so happens Prince Harry was there. “We were at the same pool party,” the Olympic swimmer to Matt Lauer on the “Today Show.” ...
Savannah Guthrie Debuts on Today; Bubbly is Back (watch!) 30

Savannah Guthrie Debuts on Today; Bubbly is Back (watch!)

Savannah Guthrie has a hundred megawatt smile and she used it to her best advantage today (July 9) in her debut as the new co-host of the Today Show. Matt Lauer couldn’t stop smiling either. In fact, neither Savannah nor Matt could stop laughing and smiling. Whether this will help ratings is subject to debate. But at least they were having fun....
What Does Savannah Guthrie Have That Ann Curry Doesn't? 32

What Does Savannah Guthrie Have That Ann Curry Doesn’t?

Savannah Guthrie’s rise to the “Today Show” couch aside Matt Laur begs a couple of questions: What does she have the Ann Curry doesn’t. And will it make a difference? You may not like the answers. In what increasingly looks like a panicked move by NBC, Curry was fired after only a year as co-host of the show, even though she’s a familiar and well-known presence. She’s worked as the news reader for 13 years....
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Does Matt Lauer Have B*lls to OK Natalie Morales for Today?

Matt Lauer’s wife Annette may be the real power behind the throne in determining who will replace Ann Curry on the sofa next to Matt on NBC’s “Today Show.” Although Matt is considered the franchise–he just signed a new $25 million-a-year contract– his wife has reportedly threatened to divorce him if Natalie Morales is his choice for the TV hot seat....
Howard Stern Lip Smacks Matt Lauer on Today (watch!) 34

Howard Stern Lip Smacks Matt Lauer on Today (watch!)

Howard Stern is pretty genuflecting for someone who claims to be the King of all media. He jumped on Matt Lauer’s lap and planted a big kiss on the Today Show host’s cheek, in a show of, well, cheeky affection. But, hey, anything for ratings. The “Today Show” is locked in a heated battle with ABC rival “Good Morning America,” something Stern was all too aware of....
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Ryan Seacrest Reveals Oscar Ash Dump Backstory (listen)

Sacha Baron Cohen, aka The Dictator, appeared on the “Today Show” and shed some light on his Oscar run-in that left Ryan Seacrest doused in the supposed ashes of Korean Dictator Kim Jong-Il. Seacrest also talked about the incident. Seacrest provided the inside story of how the Oscar incident came about, while Cohen just goofed on it some more with Matt Lauer, while he was in character as The Dictator....
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Bobby Brown Tells How He Heard Whitney Houston Died

Whitney Houston’s husband of 14-years, singer Bobby Brown, said he was overwhelmed by disbelief the moment he found out Houston had died in Los Angeles on the eve of the Grammy Awards. “I just started crying,” he told Matt Lauer on the Today Show. Brown agreed to an in-depth interview reportedly to clear the air about allegations he started Houston on the road to drug abuse that ultimately claimed her life on Feb. 11....
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Bobby Brown Denies Hooking Whitney Houston on Drugs

Whitney Houston’s ex-husband, Bobby Brown, was as shocked as anyone when he heard about the singer’s sudden death, but he says he was even more shocked when he was blamed for her downward spiral. “I’m not the reason she’s gone,” he insists. Brown sat down with the Today Show’s Matt Lauer for his first in-depth interview since Houston’s sudden passing at 48 on the eve of the Grammy awards, Feb. 11....
Nicki Minaj Hot for Madonna, Not So Much Lady Gaga (watch!) 36

Nicki Minaj Hot for Madonna, Not So Much Lady Gaga (watch!)

Nicki Minaj doesn’t know Lady Gaga from squat, but Madonna is another matter. The rap star credited the Material Girl with re-inventing pop culture during an interview this morning (Apr. 7) with Matt Lauer on the “Today Show.” You have credited people like Madonna and Lady Gaga with being inspirations for you. And obviously these are people, as we’ve gotten to know them over the years, who like to reinvent themselves. Is that the part of them that you admire most?” Matt asked....
Jon Stewart Hilarious on Sarah Palin's Today Foray (watch!) 38

Jon Stewart Hilarious on Sarah Palin’s Today Foray (watch!)

Matt Lauer and crew at NBC’s “Today Show” thought they were pulling a fast one when Sarah Palin co-hosted the show the same day that Katie Couric was debuted on rival “Good Morning America.” “The Daily Show’s” Jon Stewart didn’t find it amusing. “Seriously, seriously…It’s the Today Show,” Stewart bellowed in a hilarious send up of the notion. Clearly the Today show was running scared and has no shame....
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