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Originally posted 06/21/2012 03:35PM
Is Ann Curry leaving the Today show?
According to a The New York Times report (citing unidentified parties involved in the negotiations), Matt Lauer's latest co-host may soon find herself off the popular morning show and into a new job at the network as a foreign correspondent.
An official announcement is reportedly expected before the start of the summer Olympics next month.
Originally posted 05/10/2012 08:30AM
Originally posted 05/02/2012 08:05AM
Bobby Brown will not accept the theory that he is responsible for his ex-wife Whitney Houston's death. Nor does he believe he is the one who got the music legend hooked on drugs.
"Not true," the R&B singer, 43, tells Matt Lauer in a Today show interview Tuesday, Brown's first since the Feb. 11 death of Houston. "I didn't get high [on narcotics] before I met Whitney. I smoked weed, I drank the beer, but no, I wasn't the one that got Whitney on drugs at all."
Brown insists drugs were already part of Houston's life "way before" their relationship. "It's just unexplainable how one could, you know, [claim that I] got her addicted to drugs. I'm not the reason she's gone."
Originally posted 04/06/2012 07:15AM
Hardly a cliffhanger, given that the news broke out Thursday, but still nice to know – Matt Lauer is sticking with Today, he confirmed on Friday's program.
The NBC morning host first joked that he was developing a new show in which viewers could tune in every day and "see the host lose a little bit more of his hair." Failing that, Lauer said, "This is my family, this is my show ... let's keep going."
His co-host Ann Curry and weatherman Al Roker applauded, and Curry called his announcement "a huge bit of great news."
Originally posted 04/05/2012 08:00PM
Matt Lauer may have joked around that Ryan Seacrest was out to replace him, but it turns out the Today show host isn't going anywhere for a while.
A rep for NBC confirms to PEOPLE that Lauer, 54, has signed a new long-term contract with NBC News as co-anchor of the Today show.
Lauer will make the official announcement on NBC's Today show Friday morning.
On Wednesday, Seacrest announced plans to participate in NBC's primetime coverage of the Summer Olympics.
Originally posted 04/04/2012 09:15AM
Is Matt Lauer heading out the door?
A lot of people have been making themselves at home in the Today show star's dressing room this week. Tuesday, it was guest host Sarah Palin, who said she used Lauer's hair product. Wednesday, it was Ryan Seacrest, who pretended to make off with Lauer's briefcase.
The Palin plant was simply a gag. But the Seacrest appearance had a deeper meaning, amid swirling rumors that NBC brass is eyeing the American Idol host and media mogul to replace Lauer should Matt – whose contract reportedly expires next year – leave his NBC job.
In an on-air interview on Wednesday's Today, Lauer, 54, asked Seacrest, 37, point-blank if he had had conversations with NBC, and demanded "names and dates."
"Oh," joked Seacrest, "they didn't tell you?"
Originally posted 02/28/2012 08:30PM
Lindsay Lohan has claimed in the past that she's "in the clear" of trouble.
Now, she says, she knows that her actions will have to speak louder than words.
"I still need to go through the process of proving myself," Lohan, who's hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend, tells Matt Lauer in an interview that will air on Today Thursday.
She adds: "You know, with SNL, being on time, being, you know, keeping my – can't say the word – but stuff together."
Originally posted 12/08/2011 05:30PM
Matt Lauer may be stepping down as host of NBC's Today show – and none other than Ryan Seacrest might be in talks to take his place, according to reports.
Seacrest's contract with E! News expires early next year and Lauer, 53, has said that he plans to leave the Today show when his contract expires at the end of 2012. Both programs are owned by NBCUniversal.
Originally posted 11/02/2011 12:05PM
It's the question that continues to shadow Monaco's Prince Albert and Princess Charlene, even four months after their wedding: Was she really going to ditch her groom-to-be after allegations that he cheated right before their wedding?
"Why would he go through all this effort to have this fantastic couple of days, to have our most intimate dearest friends come join us, for us to be reluctant?" the former Olympic swimmer, 33, told Matt Lauer on Wednesday's Today show as her husband, 53, sat next to her. "It sounded a bit delirious."
"So, there was no 'runaway bride'?" pressed Lauer, who also mentioned the rumor that Monaco palace guards followed her to the Nice airport and took away her passport.
"No. Not at all," she said. Her husband explained the origins of such stories by saying, "I think there were ... people that were envious or did not like the fact that we were finally … together and marrying."
Originally posted 06/08/2011 08:55AM
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