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Posted Monday 8/13/18 at 2:35PM EDT
Omarosa tells Savannah Guthrie to "calm down" in a heated Today interview
Guthrie grilled the former Trump White House official after she revealed she secretly recorded her firing in the Situation Room. Omarosa, promoting her new tell-all book Unhinged, reacted by telling Guthrie to "slow down" and "calm down." ALSO: President Trump refers to Omarosa as "Wacky Omarosa, who got fired 3 times on the Apprentice, now got fired for the last time."
Posted Wednesday 8/08/18 at 12:22PM EDT
Tamron Hall signs an ABC daytime talk show deal
The former Today and MSNBC anchor will create and develop a syndicated daytime talk show that should be ready for 2019. Promising an "unconventional" show, Hall said in a statement: “My new partners appreciate and respect the relationship I’ve built with my audience and know that if we create television worth watching, they’ll join us for the ride. I’m so grateful and excited for this next chapter. The landing makes the leap of faith so worth it!”
Posted Thursday 8/02/18 at 3:05AM EDT
Kate McKinnon's current favorite SNL impression is Jeff Sessions
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"Right now I like to do the attorney general, Jeff Sessions," she said on NBC's Today show. "There's this thing that I can do with my mouth that actually Mila thinks is the grossest thing," she told Hoda Kotb of her The Spy Who Dumped Me co-star, before showing off her Sessions facial expression.
Posted Tuesday 7/24/18 at 2:04PM EDT
Matt Lauer, in his first interview since his sexual misconduct scandal, says he feels taken advantage of over his "difficult times" in dispute over his New Zealand ranch
The disgraced former Today host spoke with Radio New Zealand about a dispute over whether to have his New Zealand ranch opened to allow access to a state park. "I believe the groups that are behind this are in some ways unfortunately taking advantage of some difficult times I've been through over the past six months and I think they see me as an easy mark," Lauer said. "And what they're going to try to do is put this through, which would set a precedent because this has not been done ever before with a pastoral lease holder or property owner without that person's consent."
Posted Monday 7/23/18 at 9:27AM EDT
Matt Lauer is now fighting with hikers in New Zealand
The disgraced former Today host's massive farm contains the only straight route to a conservation park frequented by hunters, hikers and fisherman. Lauer's lawyers want “hundreds of thousands of dollars” in compensation to open up his land.
Posted Monday 7/09/18 at 1:29PM EDT
Today fails to ask Robin Wright about "toxic" Kevin Spacey allegations on House of Cards set
Source: The Baltimore Sun
In her first interview promoting the final season of House of Cards, Wright told Savannah Guthrie that the cast and crew were “all surprised, of course, and ultimately saddened” by the sexual misconduct allegations against Spacey. “Kevin and I knew each other between action and cut, and in between setups where we would giggle,” Wright said. “I didn’t really — I didn’t know the man. I knew the incredible craftsman that he is.” But as David Zurawik points out, Guthrie failed to ask Wright about a CNN report, sourced to eight current and former House or Cards staffers, that the set of the Netflix drama was "toxic" with Spacey’s abusive and predatory sexual behavior. "One of journalism’s primary jobs is providing clarity by trying to resolve such contradictions — not serve up the kind of questions that allow someone who was in a position of authority and responsibility on that set to avoid taking the contradiction on," says Zurawik. "Wright was a director, executive producer and co-star. She was not as powerful as Spacey, but she had enough power to say something if any part of what CNN alleged about that set was true." ALSO: The interview exposed several absurdities about the show’s decision to keep going.
Posted Thursday 6/14/18 at 10:21PM EDT
Matt Lauer was photographed one block from NBC's Today studio on Tuesday
Source: The Daily Mail
Did Lauer visit NBC this week? The disgraced former Today anchor was spotted wearing a Yankees cap on Tuesday, going into the entrance to an underground concourse that provides direct access to his former place of employment.
Posted Tuesday 6/12/18 at 1:37PM EDT
Report: NBC is considering swapping Megyn Kelly's timeslot with Kathie Lee and Hoda
Source: Page Six
Megyn Kelly Today would move to the 10 a.m. hour and Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb’s popular Today hour would go to 9 a.m. under a proposal being discussed at NBC News, according to Page Six. Since premiering last fall, Megyn Kelly Today has struggled in its timeslot.
Posted Friday 6/08/18 at 8:49AM EDT
Matt Lauer will be allowed to keep his New Zealand ranch following a government inquiry into his conduct
Source: The New York Times
New Zealand has a "good-character test" for foreign property buyers, and his alleged Today show sexual misconduct had raised concerns that he was in violation of the rule. But the country's Overseas Investment Office said it found insufficient evidence that he he breached the test, so it will continue to “monitor the matter” and could revisit the case “should further information come to light.”
Posted Wednesday 6/06/18 at 1:56PM EDT
NBC's Today scolds Bill Clinton for making "false allegations" in his interview with Stephen Colbert
Today released the full uncut 22-minute interview Craig Melvin conducted with the former president following Clinton's Tuesday interview on The Late Show. Melvin said this morning that Clinton “appeared to suggest NBC News took his words out of context.” Clinton said to Colbert, “What surprised me was the flat-out assertion that I’d never apologized. That’s what I got mad about, not being asked about it.” To which Melvin responded this morning, "In fact the exchange began with the question: ‘Did you ever apologize to her?’" Savannah Guthrie agreed with Melvin, saying: “You did not assert he never apologized, you asked whether he had apologized.”
Posted Tuesday 6/05/18 at 10:48PM EDT
Stephen Colbert offers Bill Clinton a "do-over" on the Monica Lewinsky question
“I notice you did not enjoy that entire interview," Colbert said of the former president's heated Today interview that aired on Monday morning, in which he was asked if he apologized to Lewinsky. “I want you to enjoy this one, but I do want to ask you something: Would you like a do-over on that answer? Do you understand why some people thought it was a tone-deaf response?” Clinton, who appeared to be much more prepared this time, responded: "When I saw the interview, I thought that, because they had to distill it, it looked like I was saying I didn’t apologize, and I had no intention to. And I was mad at me – not for the first time.” He added: "Here is what I want to say: It wasn’t my finest hour ... But, the important thing is, that it was very painful thing that happened 20 years ago. And I apologized to my family, to Monica Lewinsky and her family and the American people. I meant it then, I mean it now."
Posted Tuesday 6/05/18 at 10:48PM EDT
Al Roker's bike was stolen across the street from NBC's Today studios
Source: Page Six
"To the person who stole my red @iamspecialized #bike from in front of @SIRIUSXM I hope you really needed it,” the Today star tweeted this afternoon. He later regretted venting his frustration on Twitter, tweeting "let's all move on."
Posted Monday 6/04/18 at 9:38PM EDT
Will Stephen Colbert ask Bill Clinton about Monica Lewinsky and the #MeToo movement?
The former president, in promoting his The President is Missing novel he co-authored with James Patterson, has already made headlines when asked about his 1998 scandal by CBS Sunday Morning and NBC's Today. As Buzzfeed points out, there will likely be more #MeToo questions. Clinton is scheduled to appear on Colbert's Late Show on Tuesday, where the question about Lewinsky and the #MeToo movement might be broached. (Colbert hasn't been afraid to discuss sexual misconduct with past guests Ben Affleck and James Franco.) Clinton is also set to visit Live with Kelly and Ryan on Friday and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on a date yet to be announced.
# TOPICS: Bill Clinton, CBS, CBS Sunday Morning, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Live with Kelly and Ryan, Today Show, James Patterson, Monica Lewinsky, Stephen Colbert, Late Night
Posted Monday 6/04/18 at 7:42AM EDT
Bill Clinton's Today interview gets heated when he's asked if he ever apologized to Monica Lewinsky
The former president is promoting his new thriller novel he co-wrote with James Patterson, The President is Missing, on various TV outlets this week, including Stephen Colbert's Late Show and Live with Kelly and Ryan. But in the wake of the #MeToo movement, Clinton is again being grilled about his White House sex scandal. That included questioning this morning from NBC News' Craig Melvin, who asked: “Did you ever apologize to her?," resulting in a heated exchange about Lewinsky, his impeachment and the #MeToo movement.
Posted Tuesday 5/22/18 at 10:30PM EDT
Savannah Guthrie shuts down Twitter user's speculation she might be pregnant
"It is just the dress," the Today co-anchor tweeted in response to the since-deleted tweet. "Excuse me while I go burn it." Guthrie later posted on Instagram a chart why it's never appropriate to ask a woman if she's pregnant.