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May 13, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
"Today" show host Savannah Guthrie is engaged. The TV anchor, who replaced Ann Curry on the show last summer, is set to marry media consultant Mike Feldman, 44, a former consultant to Al Gore. She announced the news on the NBC morning show Monday. "We've been together four years, so, as he said, no one will accuse us of rushing into anything," Guthrie, 41, said on the air, adding that Feldman popped the question over the weekend. "We adore each other," she added.
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April 3, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Adele Dazeem, er, Idina Menzel, said that John Travolta's gaffe with her name "threw her" for a few seconds before she performed the Oscar-winning song "Let It Go" at this year's Academy Awards. But only for a few. "I heard it, I did," the 42-year-old "Frozen" star told Savannah Guthrie on the "Today" show Thursday. "I don't want to keep saying it because I don't want him to feel worse or anything, because he sent lots of apologies and everything that were really nice. " Indeed, Travolta has apologized to the Tony-winning songstress beyond his initial statement insisting he'd "been beating myself up" over the blunder, which took on a life of its own on the Internet almost as soon as the muttering left his lips.
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June 29, 2012 | By Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times
When Savannah Guthrie took the "Today"co-host chair Friday, it marked yet another shift in NBC's venerable morning show lineup. But the journey - and the messy exit of Ann Curry - have left observers wondering what went on behind the scenes at NBC. Network executives' handling of the situation has been puzzling, especially on behalf of a top-rated show that tries so hard to foster emotional ties with viewers. TV host Deborah Norville (who was herself ensnared in a"Today" anchor drama in the early 1990s)
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March 27, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Mindy Kaling has seen a lot of action on "The Mindy Project," given her character's very busy love life.  The star, writer and producer of the Fox comedy, which was renewed for a third season  this month, has smooched countless guest stars as Dr. Mindy Lahiri, a boy-crazy clotheshorse (think: a much more accomplished, New York version of her "Office" counterpart, Kelly Kapoor, who is still a total hot mess). In character, Kaling has been involved with James Franco, Ed Helms, Bill Heder, Seth Meyers and Seth Rogen, among others, and on Thursday, "Today" show host Savannah Guthrie asked her if she had a list of Hollywood guys she wanted to guest star so that she could lock lips with them.
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June 28, 2012 | By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times
It's a good thing Savannah Guthrie is a trained lawyer because she's about to experience a trial by fire. Guthrie, NBC's chief legal analyst, is the odds-on-favorite to succeed Ann Curry as co-host of the network's morning news show "Today" and take the hot seat next to Matt Lauer. Guthrie already serves as co-host of the third hour of NBC's "Today," so she is no stranger to morning television watchers. But moving from the 9-10 a.m. hour of "Today" to the two-hour signature broadcast is the equivalent of going from the minor leagues to the New York Yankees.
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June 29, 2012 | By Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times
For the second time in less than three years, NBC's ratings woes have led to the unceremonious dumping of a prominent on-air host, this time "Today's" Ann Curry. On Thursday, the 55-year-old newswoman tearfully said goodbye to viewers with her co-host Matt Lauer, who will remain on the show, at her side. "For all of you who saw me as a groundbreaker, I'm sorry I couldn't carry the ball over the finish line, but, man, I did try," Curry said in a wavering voice as she marked her last day atop TV's No. 1 morning news show.
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December 4, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
On Monday, a 58-year-old Queens man named Ki-Suk Han was killed when an unknown assailant pushed him off the platform at Manhattan's 49 th Street subway station. It was one of those stories that strikes fear into the heart of every New Yorker, and the controversial image on the cover of Tuesday's New York Post - taken by an onlooker in the last desperate seconds of Han's life - only compounded the horror of the incident. Matt Lauer opted to show the New York Post cover to “Today” viewers Tuesday morning, as well as a second image of Han from inside the paper.
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July 18, 2012 | By Steven Zeitchik
Ann Curry has had many defenders in her recent battle with NBC and “Today,” whose co-host chair she was, of course, forced to vacate. But the TV personality doesn't win any sympathy from one prominent former"Today"figure. Bryant Gumbel, the broadcaster who presided over the morning program for 15 years, said he feels Curry has received overly favorable treatment. Curry's ouster, Gumbel believes, was a simple matter of ratings, and he wonders why so many observers and commentators have rallied so vocally to her defense.
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November 13, 2012 | By Meg James
Taking steps to staunch troubling ratings declines at its lucrative morning news program "Today,"  NBCUniversal has reassigned Jim Bell, executive producer of the show for the last seven years. On Tuesday, Bell was named full-time executive producer of NBC's coverage of upcoming Olympic Games. The veteran sports broadcaster earlier this year had worked as executive producer of NBC's successful London Olympics coverage. The move had been expected. NBCUniversal is expected this week to name a new executive producer of "Today," which until this year had been No. 1 in the morning ratings for 16 years.
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November 15, 2012 | By Betty Hallock
Guy Fieri shot back at New York Times critic Pete Wells for a scathing review of his new Times Square restaurant, Guy's American Kitchen & Bar (written entirely in rhetorical questions). Some are even calling it the most brutal restaurant review ever. On today's "Today" show in an interview with Savannah Guthrie , the spiky-haired Food Network star said: "I thought it was ridiculous. I mean, I've read reviews - there's good and there's bad in the restaurant business, but that to me went so overboard, it really seemed like there was another agenda.
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March 17, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Savannah Guthrie is breaking news on and off the "Today" show: The anchor married fiance Mike Feldman over the weekend and also announced that she's having a baby. Guthrie, 42, wed Feldman, 45, a communications strategist, in Tucson on Saturday, and that's where they first announced they are expecting their first child. "It was basically the middle of the desert, but it was such a beautiful day. This is where I grew up, and it means so much to me," Guthrie said Monday on "Today.
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January 24, 2014 | By Maeve Reston
In election cycles past, losing presidential candidates have been content to fade into the background, avoiding interviews and sidestepping questions about pressing political matters. But that has not been the case with 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney, who seemed to pop up everywhere from “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” to “The Rachael Ray Show” last fall as he promoted his wife's cookbook , and resurfaced again this month as Netflix released a new documentary about his two presidential campaigns.
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January 21, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
That awkward moment when you're asked about rehab on live, national television? Yeah, that's what happened to Zac Efron on Tuesday.  The former Disney star hit the "Today" show with his costars Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller to promote their upcoming raunchy rom-com, "That Awkward Moment. " And host Savannah Guthrie somewhat appeased those who have been keeping up with Efron's escapades, specifically reports that he had been to rehab for a drug addiction. "I know last year was a little bit hard," Guthrie said.
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January 16, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Kate Gosselin's twin girls were at a loss for words during their "Today" show interview Thursday that resulted in a pretty awkward exchange between them and their mother, the former star of TLC's "Jon & Kate + 8" and its hydra-like spinoffs and specials. Gosselin's bashful 13-year-old twins, Cara and Mady, appeared on the show in the wake of their People magazine interview in which they said they are "not messed up," despite living in a house with 9-year-old sextuplets and being on reality TV and under the microscope because of their mother's nasty, high-profile divorce from dad Jon Gosselin.
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December 30, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Many of the "Today" show's core anchors were off for the holidays Monday, so NBC called in two veterans to join Matt Lauer on his birthday. Former "Today" anchors Bryant Gumbel and Jane Pauley returned for a one-day-only tour of duty in an effort to help viewers recall the days when "Today" was the top-rated morning show. Pauley left the show in 1989; Gumbel departed in 1997. As weatherman Al Roker, by remote in California, joked, "I understand Gene Shalit's standing by to review 'Back to the Future.'" Lauer turned 56 on Monday and Gumbel, who currently hosts "Real Sports" on HBO, led the birthday boy through a series of well-wishes from Roker, the vacationing Savannah Guthrie, former co-anchor Meredith Viera and even cake from Pauley's 30-year-old twins, who have never been seen on "Today" before now. BEST TV OF 2013 Lloyd | McNamara Notably missing from the well-wishers was Ann Curry, whose teary departure from the show last year was the start of a rough patch for "Today," which has been surpassed in the ratings by ABC's "Good Morning America.
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October 31, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Matt Lauer single-handedly turned NBC's "Today" into a vortex of Halloween gender confusion Thursday when he unveiled his chosen costume, that of "Baywatch" vixen Pamela Anderson. Sporting a blond wig, the striking red "Baywatch" one-piece and even more striking cleavage, Lauer showed some leg as he did the classic "Baywatch" slo-mo sprint across the plaza. Not to be outdone, co-anchor Willie Geist showed up as the Hoff, David Hasselhoff, complete with bared and quite hairy chest.
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August 9, 2012 | By Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times
For the first time since her abrupt and emotional departure from "Today"in late June, Ann Curry appeared alongside her former co-host Matt Lauer on Thursday morning in a live broadcast from the London Olympics. In contrast to the spectacle surrounding her farewell, Curry's interaction with her colleague was both tear-free and mercifully brief, but not entirely without tension. Curry was ousted from her job as co-host of "Today" after a yearlong decline at the once-invincible morning franchise, which saw its 16-year ratings winning streak snapped earlier this year byABC's"Good Morning America.
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October 23, 2013 | By Scott Collins
"The Love Boat" may have made him world famous, but Gavin MacLeod remembers some choppy waters for the show. Now 82, MacLeod is promoting his new memoir, "This Is Your Captain Speaking. " In the book he recalls how he landed the part of Capt. Merrill Stubing, the good-natured skipper of a cruise ship where singles found romance. "Love Boat" ran on ABC from 1977 to 1986. "The critics hated it," MacLeod told Savannah Guthrie on Wednesday's "Today" on NBC. And they weren't the only ones.
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October 14, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Pharrell Williams and long-time girlfriend Helen Lasichanh got pretty lucky over the weekend -- they tied the knot! The "Get Lucky" singer and his new wife boarded a yacht in Miami called "Never Say Never," People and Us Weekly reported , before setting sail for the Kampong National Tropical Botanical Gardens in Coconut Grove where they reportedly exchanged vows. The Grammy-winning record producer and Lasichanh have been dating for more than five years and have a 4-year-old son named Rocket together.
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