Racist Home Cooking
Paula Deen may have been roasted to a crisp by the media last week, after a civil lawsuit had her on the stand admitting to using some un-P.C.-language and raising allegations that Ms. Deen is a not-so-secret bigot.
But the Butter Bouffante is not out for the count! Here’s five ways Ms. Deen will continue to be churned in our news cycle this week.
The New York Times reports that Willie Geist, a co-host of MSNBC’s kaffeeklatsch Morning Joe and host of its wee-hours lead-in, Way Too Early, will be setting the alarm ever-so-slightly later; he’s moving to the 9am hour of Today on NBC. Mr. Geist will likely stop hosting the 5:30am Way Too Early but may well stay on Morning Joe, writes the Times.
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Matt Lauer is not taking Today’s low ratings well – in fact, he has turned into an “anchor animal,” reports the Post.
Apparently, Mr. Lauer is trying to fix the show by “basically executive-producing,” berating staff for “not trying hard enough” and not letting anyone even mention Good Morning America. Today is Read More
While every other major network today chose to interrupt its normal programming in order to cut to the president observing the annual moment of silence for the fallen heroes and victims of September 11th at Ground Zero and the Pentagon, NBC decided to go an alternate route … by skipping the matter entirely and having Today interview Kris Jenner about breast implants.
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.
At yesterday’s luncheon for Makers, the series of online videos on ground-breaking women, we ran into onetime NBC News mainstay Campbell Brown, who departed the network for CNN in 2007. Given that Ms. Brown was a member of the Today family, we asked her about the departure of Ann Curry, which was at that Read More
Same-sex couples may now apply to have their weddings broadcast on The Today Show! Now, like straight couples, they have a shot at being selected for the “Today Throws a Wedding” feature, which profiles the engaged and selects one lucky couple, reality-style, to be married on-air. And NBC picks up the check. Read More
Rooms with a view
Joe McGiniss was on the Today show this morning to clear up a few things about his decision to
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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
Brad Pitt took to the Today show this morning, where he chatted with Ann Curry about his new foundation, called “Make it Right,” which plans to build some 150 “green” homes in New Orleans’ battered 9th Ward. Curiously, there was no talk of the high toxicity levels in the soil, which was Read More