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Say It Ain’t So! Matt Lauer Fired From Today Show for Sexual Misconduct (video)

Matt Lauer, the high-profile “Today” show host finally got his comeuppance today. He was fired by NBC News boss Andy Lack over “inappropriate sexual behavior,” after being dogged for years by rumors that he was a major hoser who couldn’t stop thinking with his dick. That Matt, 59, would go down this way wasn’t really a matter of if, but a matter of when. He always seemed so invincible....

More Katy Perry, Taylor Swift Frisson! Now Feuding Over Music Releases

Katy Perry and Taylor Swift appear to be butting heads again, this time, over the coincidental release of Katy’s new album, Witness, and Taylor’s decision to release her entire music catalog on streaming services… on the same day! Holy frisson! Swift fired the first round in 2015, with her “Bad Blood” video at the Billboard Music Awards. A supporting cast of music and fashion pals, including Selena Gomez, Cara Delevingne, Zendaya, Hayley Williams, Lily Aldridge, Gigi Hadid, Jessica Alba and nearly a dozen others, appeared with Swift....

Halsey Takes a Victory Lap on Today Show Center Stage (See!)

Halsey, the New Jersey singer and songwriter who carved out a fan base the hard way on YouTube, had a breakout moment on the “Today” show this morning, singing hit songs “Now or Never,” “Strangers,” “Colors” and “Castle.” The 22-year-old singer, real name Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, got a significant career boost from none other than Justin Bieber....

Miley Cyrus Takes New Image, New Songs to Today Show (watch!)

Miley Cyrus showed off her new image and new songs this morning (May 26) on NBC’s “Today” show as part of its summer stage concert series. Miley says she’s given up marijuana, alcohol and nipple pasties and going back to her roots. She told Billboard she wanted to be “super clear and sharp” so she could focus on a new collection of songs reflective of her country music roots....

Megyn Kelly Won’t be Taking Over Today Show; NBC Shoots Down Report

Megyn Kelly won’t be replacing Savannah Guthrie anytime soon, if at all, on NBC’s flagship morning program “Today,” despite tabloid reports to the contrary. At the moment Kelly has no formal role at the network. Industry insiders are still scratching their heads over why NBC hired the former Fox News anchor, whom many consider a “propagandist” rather than a journalist....

Donald Trump Beauty Queen Smear Unravels; Accusations Trumped Up

Donald Trump and his minions did their best to smear former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, but some of the worst allegations the candidate made against her–that she’s a porn star with drug cartel connections–are false, according to fact-checking news outlets. Trump’s obsession with Machado reinforced perceptions that he is vindictive, has an uncontrollable temper and is delusional about constant conspiracies against him. ...

Donald Trump Fiddles With Beauty Queen as Campaign Crashes, Burns

Donald Trump can’t stop talking about former Miss Universe Alicia Machado to the point of obsession, leaving his campaign floundering. Conservative supporters are desperately trying to get him refocused on issues like jobs and the economy. Trump, however, has shown no interest in talking about issues on the campaign trail. Instead he’s focused on smearing Machado any way he can. ...

Donald Trump’s ‘Miss Piggy’ Details Pain She Suffered Over Insults (video)

Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, whom Donald Trump immortalized her as “Miss Piggy,” appeared on the “Today” show this morning and told how Trump’s repeated insults when she was only a teenager destroyed her self-esteem and led to eating disorders. The GOP presidential candidate ridiculed her with names like “Miss Piggy, Miss Housekeeping, Miss Eating Machine."...

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!)

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....

Selena Gomez at Top of Game on Today; No Sign of Lupus (watch!)

Selena Gomez showed she was at the top of her game in a three-song performance on the “Today” show, setting aside any lingering concern she may be still suffering from the effects of lupus, a debilitating disease that attacks your auto-immune system. Selena appeared on the “Ellen DeGeneres” show last week and said her lupus was in remission after undergoing treatment, including chemotherapy....

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....

Chevy Chase Morbidly Obese, 40 Years After Starring on SNL (video)

Chevy Chase was one of the biggest stars on “Saturday Night Live” when the show debuted 40 years ago. But today he’s just big. He looked morbidly obese on the “Today” show during an appearance to talk about SNL’s early years. Chase, 71, was part of the founding cast of the show that included Bill Murray, Dan Ackroyd, Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman, Gilda Radner, Garrett Morris and John Belushi. Chase was played the handsome leading man type on the show, founded the Weekend Update segment, which still appears today and starred in countless scripts. His impression of Gerald Ford’s bumbling may have cost the President his re-election....

Kristen Stewart, Julianne Moore Find the Good in Devastation of Alzheimers

Kristen Stewart and Julianne Moore say the take away from “Still Alice,” is a positive one, even though the film focuses on the devastating story of a woman who is stricken with early onset Alzheimer’s. Appearing on NBC’s “Today” Show this morning to promote the film, Stewart and Moore talked about the uplifting aspects of the film. Alec Baldwin, Kate Bosworth and Hunter Parrish also star in the film. ...

One Direction Fans Flood Florida Resort for Live Show: Where’s Zayn?

Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan, better know as UK boy band “One Direction,” caused an outpouring of fans to flood the Universal Orlando Resort this morning to hear the band perform live. But where was Zayn Malik? Despite rampant rumors that tied his disappearance to drug issues, the band said he was simply down with the flu. In 2012, the band became the first big alternative to then teen sensation Justin Bieber. With this album, the band has now passed Bieber in albums released....

Jennifer Aniston Answers Critics About Marriage, Children (watch!)

Jennifer Aniston used a feminist perspective on the “Today Show” today (Aug. 27) to answer seemingly unending tabloid speculation–and criticism–about her life choices involving marriage and children, of which she has neither. Aniston was married for five years, from 2000 to 2005, to actor Brad Pitt. They divorced in October 2005. She’s been in relationships since the with actor Vince Vaughn, British model Paul Sculfor and musician John Mayer....

Iggy Azalea Debuts on Today Show: 10 Things You Need to Know (video)

Iggy Azalea, the Australian singer and rapper made her debut on the “Today Show,” in a triumphant coming out party celebrating not only her No. 1 song “Fancy,” but also her emergence in the United States as the latest music phenomenon. Azalea, 24, is known as much for her svelte-shape, gyrating hips and over-sized booty as she is for her staccato rap style. ...

Will Jaime Dornan Replace Robert Pattinson Among Twilight Moms?

Jaime Dornan, the Irish actor who stars in the erotic drama “Fifty Shades of Gray” is being talked about as the next hot Hollywood heartthrob. Will he replace Robert Pattinson, especially among older “Twilight” moms. The screenplay was written by a woman, Kelly Marcel with Patrick Marber and Mark Bomback, and the film was directed by a woman, Sam Taylor-Johnson. In the film, Dornan plays Christian Grey, a powerful young business mogul who has everything and wants more. He seduces young college student Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) and she submits to his sexual fetishes, which are all centered on control. ...

Aussie ‘5 Seconds of Summer,’ Gets 15 Minutes on Today Show (watch!)

Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford, Calum Hood and Ashton Irwin, better known as Aussie band “5 Seconds of Summer,” or 5SOS, for short, rocked the “Today Show” this morning (July 22) and appear destined to replace One Direction as the latest tween idols. Oddly, One Direction, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, gave 5SOS a big boost when it tapped them for their opening act on the singing group’s “Take Me Home” tour in 2013....

‘Today Show’ Uses UK Singer Ed Sheeran to Kick Off Fourth WTF? (video!)

Ed Sheeran kicked off the Fourth of July holiday on NBC’s “Today Show” this morning (July 4). Only problem is Sheeran is British, and well, the holiday marks U.S. independence from Great Britain. Why not a U.S. singer. If there is any day of the year to be patriotic, it’s Independence Day. It commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 in Philadelphia. Of course, the Declaration marked the official beginning of the American Revolutionary War. ...

Shakira’s Swiveling Hips Shake Up Today Show Stage (watch!)

Shakira, the Colombian singer, songwriter and dancer set NBC’s “Today Show” stage on fire with her Latin-inspired dancing to the classic song, “Hips Don’t Lie,” that made her a sensation when it was released in 2006. She was joined on stage by Haitian rapper Wyclef Jean. Jean’s single “Dance Like This” and “Amores Como el Nuestro” by Omar Alfanno are heavily sampled in the salsa- and reggaeton-influenced song....
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