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Posted Thursday 6/14/18 at 10:21PM EDT
Matt Lauer was photographed one block from NBC's Today studio on Tuesday
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
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
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
"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.
Posted Tuesday 5/22/18 at 1:13PM EDT
James Corden was battling allergies and nearly interrupted the royal wedding
Corden explained his "resting royal wedding face" on The Late Late Show. "The worst part of the ceremony for me was there was flowers everywhere, the most beautiful flowers you’ve ever seen," says Corden, who is a friend of Prince Harry's. "And I get quite bad allergies if I’m in such close proximity to flowers, so for a lot of the ceremony, I just needed to sneeze. Right at the point when the archbishop was saying, ‘If anyone knows of any reason…’ and I was like, ‘Please don’t sneeze. Please don’t sneeze.’" ALSO: Today edged out Good Morning America for the most royal wedding viewers.
Posted Friday 5/18/18 at 1:36PM EDT
Suits stars say they were surprised to get an invite to Meghan Markle's wedding
Sarah Rafferty, Gina Torres and Rick Hoffman appeared on the Today show live from London this morning in advance of Markle's wedding. When asked if they were surprised to get invited, Torres said: "I was. I think you know, you hope, and I hope nothing but the best — as we all do — for her, this is an incredible step in her life, so to bear witness to that is extraordinary.”
Posted Friday 5/11/18 at 1:50PM EDT
The Love Boat honored with a special plaque on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Cast members from the The Love Boat were on hand this week for the unique ceremony, which took place in the shadow of another ship -- the Millennium Falcon, a model of which was also on Hollywood Blvd for the Solo: A Star Wars Story premiere. ALSO: Watch The Love Boat cast on Today.
Posted Wednesday 5/09/18 at 10:52PM EDT
Ann Curry: “I have not participated in any formal investigation by NBC on sexual harassment"
Responding to Curry's comments to the Washington Post that she had reported a colleague's sexual harassment allegation against Lauer to NBC management, NBC News said its internal investigation found that “members of NBC News and Today show leadership at the time with whom we spoke denied having any such conversation with Curry.” Asked today about the network's report, Curry took issue with the characterization, saying in a statement: “I have not participated in any formal investigation by NBC on sexual harassment." Curry did say she received a brief phone call from an NBC lawyer the day before The Post story was published inquiring about her comments. In response, NBC News said she“declined to name the alleged complainant, nor would she identify the person in management to whom she says she raised a concern at the time about Lauer. This is accurately noted in our report.” ALSO: NBC says the retirement of its head of human resources has nothing to do with the Matt Lauer scandal: "Any insinuation of that is completely inaccurate."
Posted Wednesday 5/09/18 at 5:28PM EDT
NBC's head of human resources to depart amid Matt Lauer fallout
NBC had nothing but praise in announcing the June departure of Pat Langer, NBC Universal's executive vice president of human resources. "I cannot thank Pat enough for her leadership and contributions to our company,” NBC Universal's executive vice president Adam Miller said in announcing her departure. But even though an NBC investigation released today found that management wasn't told of Matt Lauer's sexual misconduct allegations before the events that got him fired, reports from Variety and Ann Curry said management was indeed previously informed of Lauer's behavior. As Joanna Rothkopf notes, "it could be that NBC’s HR department is so dysfunctional that misconduct allegations against the most prominent anchor at the network were misplaced—maybe forgotten under a pile of manila envelopes. Or it could be that the people who received the complaints intentionally chose not to escalate them, unaware of the demands of their job, or unwilling to alienate the figurehead of the network’s marquee program."
Posted Wednesday 5/09/18 at 1:30PM EDT
NBC News probe finds "no evidence" that leadership knew of Matt Lauer's sexual misconduct
The NBC News internal investigation found that "all four women who came forward confirmed that they did not tell their direct manager or anyone else in a position of authority about their sexual encounters with Lauer.” Although Ann Curry recently told The Washington Post that she warned management of a colleague's sexual misconduct complaint against Lauer, the report said Curry declined to name the manager she spoke to, and the investigation found no proof that NBC leadership talked to her about a complaint. The NBC News investigation searched Lauer's emails and text messages and found no evidence that management knew of his behavior, but the report noted that “the availability of evidence was impacted by the passage of time." ALSO: The report explained the button under Lauer's desk actually didn't lock the door to his office.