Onetime queen of the morning Katie Couric is reclaiming her throne–for one short week. She’ll be guest-hosting Good Morning America for the week beginning April 2, as part of her new utility-player duties at ABC in the leadup to her new chat show, Katie, in the fall.
This comes at a pivotal time Read More
Proving that they take themselves way more seriously than the MTV Movie Awards, the Academy of Motion Pictures warned prankster Sasha Baron Cohen this week that he could not attend the Oscars in character from his latest film. According to an official statement from an Academy spokesperson, “The red carpet is not about stunting.” As everyone knows, the red carpet is only to reinforce our country’s love of Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and our annual token African-American newcomer, up for a statue for their supporting role in a film starring much bigger celebrities.
Was Mr. Baron Cohen, who co-starred in Hugo, even planning on attending as Admiral Gen. Shabazz Aladeen from The Dictator, a mockumentary about a Middle Eastern tyrant from the fictional Republic of Wadiya?
Well, now that the powers of be say that he can’t do it, the British comedian is going to milk all the publicity from this non-scandal as possible. And he’s going to do it in character. On the Today show. Poor Ann Curry.
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?
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.
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
Shortly before taking the podium at the 2009 Matrix Awards ceremony honoring women in communications at the Waldorf Astoria on Monday, April 27, event emcee Meredith Vieira of NBC’s Today was explaining to the Daily Transom what female news anchors have over their male counterparts.
“You can’t totally stereotype it,” Ms. Vieira began, as if Read More
On Saturday night, Meredith Vieira badly stubbed her big toe. It happened en route from her bed to her bathroom, a journey she had successfully navigated without injury many times before.
So what happened? What went wrong?
The next morning, Today‘s leading lady was icing her toe and reading the New York Times, when Read More
This morning, Luke Russert made an appearance on NBC’s Today where he spoke to Matt Lauer and Meredith Viera about his late father, Tim Russert, who passed away of a heart attack on Friday afternoon.
The segment began with a moving photograph, taken by the Associated Press on Sunday morning, which captured Read More