After NBC weatherman Al Roker ripped into Mayor Bill de Blasio for controversially keeping schools open during a blizzard earlier this month, the two buried the hatchet on a live episode of Today this morning.
NBC’s Al Roker is decidedly not on board the Bill de Blasio bandwagon after his controversial decision to keep schools open today.
In a flurry of Twitter posts this morning, the prominent morning weather anchor, who is currently posted in Sochi for the winter Olympics, took Mr. de Blasio to task and even predicted the new mayor’s long-term “forecast”: “1 term.”
Al Roker, who is a very famous weatherman (or so we’ve been told), admitted on Dateline last night that he pooped in his pants at the White House after his gastric bypass surgery in 2002.
“I probably went off and ate something I wasn’t supposed [to], and I was walking to the press room, and I thought I had to pass a little gas,” Mr. Roker told NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman. “And I thought, ‘Whose going to know?’ Only, a little something extra came out.”
Dr. Snyderman took this in stride. “You pooped in your pants,” she shrugged, like a real doctor would.
“I pooped my pants,” he concurred.
Who would have thought Al Roker had a snarky side? During Today’s segment this morning on the Olympic women’s rowing team, the usually jolly Mr. Roker made a thinly veiled dig at Matt Lauer for not standing by their co-star Ann Curry when she was abruptly fired in June.
If you’re a fan of talk shows where famous people talk to other famous people so that the second famous person can promote their latest whatever, then you might have noticed an odd trend: First Lady Michelle Obama has been making the rounds lately: first on Ellen, then Jay Leno, and now Jimmy Fallon, all in an effort to raise awareness for the Let’s Move! health initiative. Or is it?
Even though it may seem like an inordinate amount of coverage has been given over to the Occupy Wall Street movement, we here at The New York Observer are still committed to giving you the full taste of what is happening in NYC. Like this morning, when the cast of Today gave Elijah Wood major props for being quirky enough to ride the subway to Rockefeller Center. The subway! Can you believe it?
Al Roker couldn’t.
As it turns out, Anthony Marshall does have people who like him. Scores of them, even. Mr. Marshall is expected to submit 75 sympathetic letters to Judge Kirke A. Bartley today, two months after his defense rested without calling a single witness.
Jurors had apparently been curious to see the names he might Read More
Probably staying up way past his bedtime, Today weatherman and NBC broadcast darling Al Roker celebrated the release of his first murder mystery novel, The Morning Show Murders, on the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 24, at SushiSamba on Seventh Avenue.
The entire cast of Today gathered to congratulate Mr. Roker and praise his untiring Read More
Chef John DeLucie has been serving celebrities at Graydon Carter‘s exclusive Waverly Inn since November 2006. Lately, he’s been soaking up the spotlight himself.
“Someone, somehow told Hugh Jackman that I was doing the food for Graydon’s Vanity Fair Oscar Party,” Mr. DeLucie told the Daily Transom. “So I walk over to his table Read More
"I’m just a normal girl. I don’t live in a log cabin, I wear leather shoes," said eco-socialite Sloan Barnett. "I’m just like you, but I try every day to do better!" Ms. Barnett, who is 40, was the guest of honor at a book party Wednesday evening hosted by President and CEO of NBC Read More