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Originally posted 11/07/2013 11:50AM
A private moment played out quite publicly for Matt Lauer and Al Roker on Wednesday, as they got prostate exams live on NBC's Today show to help spread the word about the importance of regular checkups.
"It doesn't hurt at all," said Lauer, 55, of the rectal procedure, which took place behind a closed door at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York as cameras waited outside.
"Is it the best 34 seconds of your life? Probably not. But if in 34 seconds a [doctor] can detect something that might save your life, what are we talking about?"
Originally posted 10/08/2013 08:00PM
Suzanne Somers has a perfectly active sex life after 40, thank you very much!
Following Miley Cyrus's controversial comments on Monday about middle-aged people no longer getting intimate, Somers, 66, announced on Tuesday's episode of The Talk that she has sex "a couple times a day" with her husband of 36 years, Alan Hamel.
"He's on hormones and I'm on hormones," Somers said bashfully, to the sound of laughter and applause. "I'm going to be so sorry I said that. What is it about men at four in the morning? And then I'm really awake around eight or so. We have busy mornings."
Originally posted 10/07/2013 10:45AM
Despite all the controversy surrounding her love of twerking, risqué VMA performance and feud with Sinéad O'Connor, Miley Cyrus says she's never been happier.
During an appearance on the Today show Monday, Cyrus, 20, told Matt Lauer, "I'm the happiest I've ever been in my whole life."
"The most important thing is being a really good person," the "Wrecking Ball" singer told Lauer when he asked about her the music video's nudity and VMA performance, which he deemed a "strategic hot mess." "And that doesn't depend on what you do on stage, that depends on how you treat people when you're off stage, and I know how I treat people."
She continued, "I don't ever really plan to offend people, but sometimes that just happens because ... they're not open to what they don't understand. But my fans understand. [The VMAs] went exactly as planned. I mean, it's a month later, and we're still talking about it ... so it worked."
Originally posted 09/24/2013 10:00AM
Sian Green, a British tourist who five weeks ago was the victim of a New York City taxi cab accident in which one of her legs was severed, expressed her gratitude to those strangers who stepped forward, stayed with her and helped when the horrific incident occurred.
"There's good people in the world," the 23-year-old, just out of the hospital and smiling, said on Tuesday's Today show. "I can't thank them enough. They saved my life."
Green, a student of fashion-buying and trainee at Hugo Boss, had been in the city for only a day with pal Keshia Warren when a taxi swerved to avoid hitting a cyclist. The vehicle then jumped the curb and plowed into Green as she was eating a hot dog in Manhattan's Rockefeller Center.
"We came here thinking we're just going on holiday," she told the Today show's Matt Lauer, as Warren sat at her side, "and it's been like a whirlwind and it's turned upside down."
Originally posted 08/21/2013 05:00PM
Originally posted 08/14/2013 08:20AM
She's busy planning a wedding, but there's something else Savannah Guthrie would like to plan in the future – a family.
"I would love to have kids," the Today show host, who got engaged to her boyfriend of four years, Michael Feldman, in May, tells ELLE magazine for its September issue (available Aug. 20).
"I hope so, if we're lucky and blessed, but who knows what life holds, you know? I'm 41 years old."
Originally posted 06/26/2013 08:45AM
Saying she "committed a sin" with her racial remark and did something she deeply regrets, Paula Deen broke down in tears on national television Wednesday, making her delayed appearance on Today after she pulled out at the last minute from a scheduled interview on the NBC show last Friday.
In the course of her 13-minute interview, Deen, repeatedly stating she believes "everyone created on God's earth is created equal … that's the way I was raised and that's the way I live my life," said, "I've had wonderful support from Rev. [Jesse] Jackson, and I tell ya what: If there's anyone out there that has never said something that they wish they could take back, if you are out there, please pick up that stone and throw it so hard at me that it kills me. Please, I want to meet you … I is what I is, and I'm not changing."
Originally posted 06/21/2013 09:10AM
Days after it was revealed that she admitted to using the N-word in the past, Paula Deen canceled at the last minute a live TV interview with Today's Matt Lauer.
The southern cook, 66, had been scheduled to appear on Friday's broadcast to discuss her admission under oath in a deposition for a discrimination lawsuit that she has used racial epithets.
But, according to Lauer, Deen's rep contacted the show moments before she was set to appear live and told producers that she is "exhausted" after flying into New York overnight and would not be showing up at the studio.
"We had planned to have an exclusive live interview with Paula Deen this morning," Lauer announced on-air Friday. "We spoke several times with her people yesterday and then I spoke with Paula yesterday afternoon. We arranged an interview this morning. We agreed there would be no restrictions to that interview only that it would be an open and candid exchange."
Originally posted 06/06/2013 11:30AM
A gruesome scene unfolded outside the Today show on Thursday.
When a man threatened to harm himself at Rockefeller Plaza, security crews and police quickly responded, but not before the man cut his own wrist with a knife.
Matt Lauer addressed the incident on-air, as the anchors had originally planned a segment outdoors.
"A short time ago a man out there tried to harm himself with a knife, he did manage to cut himself, he was controlled by our security team out there," Lauer said on Today. "However he did harm himself in some way, he's now being attended to."
Originally posted 05/13/2013 08:00AM
There's good news off-camera on the Today show.
Co-host Savannah Guthrie is engaged to marry her boyfriend of four years, Michael Feldman, who proposed over this Mother's Day weekend, the morning personality, 41, announced on the show Monday.
"Good for you and congratulations to Mr. Feldman," said her anchor mate Matt Lauer. "He's a great guy."
Guthrie, who was married (and divorced) once before, from 2005 to 2009 to BBC News presenter Mark Orchard, said she wouldn't let her wedding be broadcast on the show.
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