You’ll forgive Ann Curry for not caring a whole lot about what her NBC bosses think.
The former Today Show host made her first live appearance on screen last night since her controversial firing, hosting the Nightly News for Brian Williams.
And while fans were psyched to see the return of this former co-host, they were also taken aback by her new haircut. As were network producers, apparently.
“Ann was always told by her bosses that her hair had to be long, and she just didn’t like to wear it at that length,” an insider tells The Daily Mail. “She is a no-fuss gal, and doesn’tMore >
Finally, some good news for Today. Off camera, at least:
Savannah Guthrie is engaged!!!
The co-anchor agreed to marry her boyfriend of four year, Michael Feldman, over the weekend, making the announcement this morning on NBC.
“Good for you and congratulations to Mr. Feldman,” said embattled colleague Matt Lauer. “He’s a great guy.”
Guthrie, who divorced BBC News presenter Mark Orchard in 2009, said she will not broadcast the nuptials on TV, a blow to her pathetically-rated network.
Feldwman works as a political and communications advisor.
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She’s featured on the latest cover of In Touch!
The tabloid takes full advantage of the mess at Today and the controversy over Matt Lauer and claims that Curry is being “courted by top publishers to pen a tell-all.”
“The publishing industry is just dying to get their hands on Ann’s side of the story, and the figures being batted around are enormous,” says an insider.
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With the worldwide success of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Paramount is now developing Mission: Impossible 5.
Today, Tom Cruise has signed on to return to the role of Ethan Hunt. He will also produce.
So far, no director or writer have been confirmed for the project, but Cruise’s Jack Reacher director, Christopher McQuarrie, is rumored to be in the running.
Ghost Protocol, which was the fourth film in the series, earned $694.7 million worldwide.
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Chris Brown has confirmed that he and Rihanna have in fact split, again. He gave an interview this weekend in which he put it in no uncertain terms.
In a new interview with the Australian radio station 2DayFM, he said:
“I’mma do it solo. I mean, at the end of the day, shawty doin’ her own thing, she on the road. It’s always gonna be love. I’m a grown man, just gotta move forward.”
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Chris Brown turns 24 years young on this wonderful Cinco de Mayo.
We’d buy him a margarita, but maybe an O’Douls or Miller Sharps would be better, given his propensity for flying off the handle. Why tempt fate?
Just kidding. Really. Chris has actually mellowed (a bit) of late.
His songs still burn up the charts, and Chris Brown and Rihanna are together at least half the time nowadays, so clearly a lot of people have moved on.
Karrueche remains close to him too. You can’t deny that.
Team Breezy has always had their man’s back, and his future as an artist has never lookedMore >
Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran were spotted at Emerson nightclub in Hollywood, celebrating the star’s birthday early (he turns 24 Sunday).
Not present? Rihanna, who’s in New York City on her Diamonds World Tour.
Karrueche Tran, who dated Chris for like a year before she was dispatched (see the infamous Chris Brown drunk rant about that), remains close to him.
In this case, pretty literally. The model was invited by the singer himself to the party and sources at the club say they hung out for much of the evening.
Somewhere, we see a Rihanna fan kiss photo or no pants pics beingMore >
A judge has officially dismissed a $5 million wiretapping lawsuit against actor Tom Cruise and his longtime attorney Bert Fields, according to reports.
The case dates all the way back to 2009, when Bold magazine editor Michael Davis Sapir sued the actor and his lawyer for hiring Anthony Pellicano.
Allegedly, Cruise and Fields hired the former private investigator to spy on him by tapping his phones in the midst of another lawsuit with the actor.
THAT dates back to 2001, when Cruise sued Sapir for $100 million after the celebrity news magazine editor offered a bounty for proofMore >
Embattled Today host Matt Lauer may soon be fired by NBC if the tanking morning show’s fortunes don’t turn around fast, according to a new report.
Lauer’s popularity has plummeted in the past year, according to the New York Times, and execs met with the staff to discuss the show’s struggles.
Staff members were alleged told that, “what matters most is the anchor connection to the audience; what we need to work on is that connection.”
“What they meant was Matt. But no one would say it,” one senior staff member told the Times about the meeting held to to discuss Today focus groupMore >
It’s been a very tough year for Matt Lauer.
The Today Show host has come under extreme fire for how he and NBC fired Ann Curry, while his program has sank to second in the ratings behind Good Morning America.
Speaking to The Daily Beast about the departure of his ex-colleague, Lauer admits it didn’t exactly go smoothly.
“I don’t think the show and the network handled the transition well,” says Lauer. “You don’t have to be Einstein to know that. It clearly did not help us. We were seen as a family, and we didn’t handle a family matter well.”
Today is still struggling toMore >
The CW is reportedly spinning off The Vampire Diaries into a new series called The Originals, starring Joseph Morgan (Klaus) and Phoebe Tonkin (Hayley).
An upcoming episode of The Vampire Diaries, the network’s biggest hit, will serve as a “backdoor pilot” for The Originals. Tentatively, that’s set for April 25.
The title refers to Klaus’ status as one of the original vampires in the show’s mythology. Guy has been doing his badass, yet charming thing for a long time.
Also prominently featured will be werewolf Hayley, introduced in the current fourth season. She and Klaus returnMore >
Cynthia Jorge is not the new Tom Cruise girlfriend.
But the 26-year old restaurant manager would have considered going on more dates with the actor, a friend tells The New York Daily News, if not for the media maelstrom that has taken over her life.
“She is freaked out, just so freaked out right now. She wasn’t looking for all this attention,” the insider tells the newspaper, adding that Jorge has no idea how In Touch Weekly discovered she had drinks with Cruise:
“She’s really upset. She says she did not leak the story and she’s confused about how it came out.”
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Tom Cruise gave a deposition before Christmas in connection to a wiretapping case involving the actor, taking great pains to ensure that his testimony remains private.
A $5 million lawsuit in 2009 against Cruise and his lawyer, Bert Fields, accuses the duo of conspiring with private investigator Anthony Pellicano to tap phones.
Magazine editor Michael Davis Sapir is the plaintiff. In 2001, Cruise sued Sapir after the editor offered a $500,000 reward for evidence proving Cruise was gay.
Sapir claimed he received a videotape, but it was later found that there was no videotape ofMore >
According to a new report, the odds of seeing that headline are increasing by the day.
Sources tell Radar Online that new Today Show producer Alexandra Wallace has made it very clear: Lauer will be a goner if program ratings do not improve.
“The Today Show has always been considered a cash cow for the network,” says this insider. “It dominated the morning news ratings for years and brought in millions of dollars in ad revenue.
“But if viewers continue preferring Good Morning America over The Today Show that revenue will decrease and cuts will have to beMore >
When Today’s Al Roker battling laryngitis on air, Scarlett Johansson came to the rescue, fulfilling a “lifelong dream” by reading the morning show’s weather forecast.
“I have a lot of experience with weather,” Johansson joked with the anchors beforehand.Scarlett Johansson Reads Weather on TODAY
The Hitchcock star proceeded to take Roker’s place in the telecast and preview the coming day’s weather for Today viewers with grace, panache and aplomb.
She’s a natural, clearly … watch, Matt Lauer will try to get her fired next.
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