With a fair amount of speculation and anonymous sourcing, The Wall Street Journal reported today that Ryan Seacrest may take over for Today show host Matt Lauer, who reportedly made some exit noises to Today executives earlier this year after Meredith Vieira announced her departure. But could Mr. Seacrest–who is the brand embodiment of E!–leave for NBC’s more East Coast pastures?
Well, that was close. The government almost shut down Friday night, but then didn’t, putting an end to weeks of speculation as to which crucial federal operations (disease control? Toxic waste cleanup?? Passport processing?!?) would be suspended while Speaker of the House John Boehner continued to be paid for providing writers across the country with Read More
Not in response to anything that happened recently, Wal-Mart announced they have a new web page showing how popular they are with New Yorkers.
They also announced they have 33,572 fans on Facebook, “surpassing the fan total of local landmarks such as the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center.”
As Read More
Katie Couric is stopping by Today–her old “clickety stiletto heel” stomping ground!–for an interview with Matt Lauer promoting her upcoming book, a collection of essays from luminaries on good advice they’d received. Our advice to Mr. Lauer amid the stream of weird and unexpected TV-news-and-talk reshufflings that form the real reason Read More
In anticipation of the Nov. 9 release of his memoir Decision Points, George W. Bush will sit down with Matt Lauer for a prime-time news special this Monday to talk over the experiences relayed in the book. In the excerpts released yesterday in a press release, the NBC anchor grilled the ex-head Read More
On July 30, Kevin Morrissey, the managing editor of The Virginia Quarterly Review, one of America’s most respected and ascendant literary journals, took his own life, apparently unable to abide the pressures of his job. His suicide has since opened a debate on the issue of “workplace bullying” and called into question the 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
We promised you we’d report back to you in short order, and now we will: The Eliot Spitzer resurrection project of 2009 continues, and his next stop will be NBC’s Today Show.
Mr. Spitzer will be sitting down with Matt Lauer on Monday, April 6. Presumably, he’ll be talking about the financial crisis, Read More
On Friday afternoon, Jeff Zucker, president and C.E.O. of NBC Universal, stood on stage in the ballroom on the third floor of the New York Hilton Hotel on 53rd Street and gestured at the afternoon’s guest of honor Matt Lauer, who was seated nearby.
"I’m sure this isn’t the first Hilton that Matt has been Read More
“Tonight is what I call menu night: You get a little taste of what the company does throughout the season,” said socialite and American Ballet Theater board member Blaine Trump during intermission at the company’s opening night and spring gala at the Metropolitan Opera House on Monday, May 19. “To be honest, I always thought Read More