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Somewhere, Ann Curry might be smiling right about now.
Not only has The Today Show‘s replacement of this co-anchor with Savannah Guthrie NOT resulted in a ratings spike, but the program lost to rival Good Morning America by over 300,000 total viewers during Guthrie’s debut week behind the desk.
Moreover, according to New York Post sources, Guthrie has developed severe headaches as a result of her promotion.
“She goes to a doctor two days a week for treatment of the migraines, and is required to wear dark glasses when she’s not on set,” said this Page Six insider. “The pressure of takingMore >
Matt Lauer will soon head to London in order to cover the Summer Olympics for The Today Show and, according to a new report, wife Annette Roque will attend the event along with her three kids.
A fun family vacation? Not exactly.
Sources tell Radar Online that Roque continues to be wary of her husband, specifically his relationship with reporter Natalie Morales, and that she’s only headed overseas to keep “tabs” on Lauer.
“Annette and the kids will all be going to the Olympics so she can keep very close tabs on Matt,” an insider says of the couple. “Matt and his family will be staying at aMore >
Ann Curry is out as co-host of The Today Show, Savannah Guthrie is in and Matt Laurer’s marriage is safe.
The National Enquirer claims Lauer’s wife, Annette Roque, was very concerned that her husband was pushing for long-time correspondent Natalie Morales to take over the seat next to him every morning, a situation that allegedly would have led to Roque filing for divorce.
Why? Well, take a look at Morales…
“When she heard about Ann getting the boot, the first thing she told Matt was she didn’t want him cozying up any closer to Natalie,” a tabloid source said of Lauer andMore >
Ann Curry is nearly out.
Might Hoda Kotb be in?
With The Today Show on the verge of an anchor change, and with Meredith Viera having turned down an offer to return, insiders tell Radar Online that Kotb may be getting the replacement call.
“Hoda scores off the charts in focus groups, and the audience can relate to her,” says the source of The Today Show‘s fourth hour co-host.
The long-running program is desperate to hold off Good Morning America, which has overtaken it in the ratings this spring. But would Kathie Lee’s wine-drinking cohort really be the answer? Vote now:
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If/when Ann Curry gets fired from Today, it will cost NBC a pretty penny.
Actually, many pretty pennies. More pretty pennies than a celebrity gossip website knows how to count.
Network insiders tell TMZ that Curry is definitely a goner next week, and that the ousting will cost NBC close to $30 million because the co-host signed a long-term contract in 2011 that guarantees her $10 million/year.
That number ought to soften the blow, huh?
Curry is also rumored to become a foreign correspondent for NBC News, a capacity that will involve… who cares?!? $30 million?!? YEESH!
Matt Lauer has softened his position about leaving the Today show in December at the end of his contract … if NBC will pay up big time, that is.
The sexy beast currently earns $17 million a year. Negotiations are currently ongoing that could net Lauer could as much as $30 MILLION a year.
That will make a lot of people soften positions about retiring, we would have to imagine. But was Lauer’s change of heart motivated by something else?
Some say Lauer changed his mind about leaving when network execs showed interest in Ryan Seacrest as a replacement … and got jealous.
Others say LauerMore >
It wasn’t quite Lady Gaga on Good Morning America, but Rihanna kick started Today‘s Toyota Concert Series this morning at Rockefeller Center in New York City.
Walking through the crowd offers great access to the fans, but also risks. This one guy got little too excited when Rihanna walked by and grabbed the singer!
Luckily, Rihanna’s back-up dancers helped pull her away and the rest of the singer’s concert seemed to go off without a hitch – and with plenty of hits.
Watch her perform “What’s My Name,” “S&M” and “California King Bed” …More >
Meredith Vieira confirmed that she will leave NBC’s Today show next month.
She made the announcement on this morning’s broadcast, citing a desire to spend more time with her family. Ann Curry will replace her as host.
The turnover at TV’s top-rated morning show was anticipated. Vieira replaced Katie Couric in 2006, and has talked about wanting more free time.
Ann Curry (left) will replace Meredith Vieira.
Vieira has three children and her husband, author Richard M. Cohen, has penned a best-selling book on coping with multiple sclerosis and colon cancer.
“Even as I say this and I know thatMore >
Robert Pattinson hasn’t been shy in admitting he is so over Twilight, but we never expected the British actor to even consider joining Team Jacob.
We’re kidding. Rob’s character in Water for Elephants is named Jacob, though. Pretty funny, although he says he never realized the coincidence.
Another strange thing he never thought about? Playing Reese Witherspoon’s son in a movie role back in 2004, then playing her love interest now!
Watch him discuss that and much more on the Today show here:
As always, watching Robert’s talk with Matt Lauer remindsMore >
First Lady Michelle Obama is often lauded for fashion sense, ranging from chic and high-end couture to affordable, practical pieces anyone might wear.
Earlier this week, she appeared on the Today show in $34.95 dress from none other than H&M! The dress also comes sleeveless, and is available now.
Michelle gave the navy-and-white print a nice personal touch by adding an orange obi-style belt and pairing it with bright yellow pumps. Thoughts?
Take a look and tell us what you think of her latest fashion choice below …
What do you think of Michelle Obama’s dress?
In a rare TV interview, Tiger Woods’ famed mistress Rachel Uchitel spoke on the Today Show about her addiction to love and how that led her astray.
Appearing alongside her Celebrity Rehab mentor, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Rache promoted her stint on the VH1 program and explained why she went on it.
“I knew that I needed help,” Uchitel, who claims she went on the program to deal with her love addiction. “And I wanted to get it from Dr. Drew.”
Uchitel she needs help … and had some lip injections.
The 35-year-old all-pro mistress also said she was being treated for addiction to Ambien and otherMore >
Kanye West says there’s NO WAY he’s returning to the Today show later this month, as he was scheduled to do, after his testy interview with Matt Lauer this week.
A few hours ago, he Tweeted: “I’m not performing on the Today Show for obvious reasons. I’m so happy the world got to see just a small piece of ‘the set up.’”
In this week’s interview, Kanye’s infamous criticism of George W. Bush was rehashed by Lauer, but what ticked the rapper off was video clips aired by Today.
There was no love lost on the Today set this week.
Kanye grew increasingly agitated when the show aired footage ofMore >
Kanye West simply cannot stay out of controversial situations.
Perhaps he’s to blame for that, but to hear him tell it, the Today show to blame for his latest highly-publicized incident. Talking to Matt Lauer, the rapper empathized with President George W. Bush about being called racist.
The feud appeared to be over right then and there. However …
VIEW FROM THE WEST: Kanye did not appreciate being put on the spot. Whether you agree with him or not, you can empathize with how rattled he seemed.
While pensive and contrite, Kanye became visibly upset when the show played, while he wasMore >
Trolling for dirt on Luc Carl? Don’t expect much from his work.
The New York City bartender and ex-boyfriend of Lady Gaga, who is reportedly back together with the singer now, works at St. Jerome’s in the East Village.
Recently Lady Gaga has been hanging around the bar again, fueling speculation that she and Luc Carl are back together. If so, they are keeping it very quiet.
His co-workers protect his cover, too. Customers have spotted a sign over by the telephone that instructs employees to tell callers, “I don’t know Luc.”
Luc Carl’s pseudo-celebrity status hasn’t stopped Gaga fromMore >
A little rain couldn’t slow down Lady Gaga’s reign.
The singer played a full half-hour set on the Today show, belting out her newest song “You and I” (reportedly written for boyfriend Luc Carl) and some of her other hits.
Originally wearing oversized sparkle-encrusted bug goggles, she finished the routine without them. She did her traditional heel-banging on the piano, not to worry.
Here’s the powerhouse performer in action …
A Lady Gaga live performance is a uniquely awesome experience.
As always, she left it all on the stage. Whether you love her music or you don’t, there’s no disputingMore >