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.
This is either the most life-affirming or depressing video you will see all day: Two of the Gosselin daughters (you remember the Gosselins, don’t you?) appeared with their mom on Today, just to you know, “check in.”
Twins Maddy and Cara, both 13-years-old but with the heavy souls of those who have been through war, appropriately react to being trotted out like dancing animals by a woman who makes Rose Hovick look like Mother Teresa.
By the end of this week, when the racist glimmer dust has settled and the fat has coagulated, Paula Deen will be a ruined woman. She’ll be the Hester Prynne of fried food, the Tess d’Urbervilles of cholesterol. She’s already been forsaken by Target, Novo Nordisk, Walmart, Caesar’s Palace and millions of non-racist fans. She Read More
September 11th was Tuesday, which most people remembered, what with “Never Forget” being the slogan for the annual commemoration of those who lost their lives or loved ones when the planes crashed into the Twin Towers 11 years ago. NBC might have forgotten the date, however. At least we assumed that’s what happened when it booked Kris Jenner to talk about reality television and filming her daughter’s fake-boob upgrade on Today, making it the only major network out of the Big Three that didn’t air footage from the Pentagon and Ground Zero to honor the Moment of Silence. We were willing to give NBC the benefit of the doubt, something that the network’s President Bill Capus obviously didn’t want.
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.
Savannah Guthrie started her new job as co-anchor of Today this morning. Previously the show’s 9 a.m. co-anchor and legal correspondent, Ms. Guthrie replaced fifteen-year Today vet Ann Curry, who was fired due to low ratings. Ms. Curry left NBC’s morning show with a teary goodbye and a reported $10 m. buyout, but will continue to serve as a foreign correspondent and anchor-at-large.
That was fast! Just a day after Ann Curry took her final bows, Savannah Guthrie, host of Today‘s third hour, has been named the show’s co-anchor. Ms. Guthrie is NBC’s chief legal correspondent, a role in which she will remain. Read More
Well, this is awkward. Ann Curry’s on the cover of the August issue of Ladies’ Home Journal. It doesn’t hit newsstands til July 10 but today the magazine’s website published some quotes in which Ms. Curry—who is being moved out of the co-host chair at NBC’s Today—talks about how much she loves her job.
“I’ve been at Today for 15 years and I’d love to make it to 20. I think eventually I want to become a teacher, like my father wanted to be, and hopefully positively influence the next generation.”
Today host Ann Curry has hired attorney Robert Barnett to represent her in negotiations with NBC as the network transitions her to a new job within the company, reports The New York Times.
Morning show watchers think Ms. Curry and her recently re-upped co-host Matt Lauer’s lack of chemistry has contributed to the longtime Read More