January 16, 2014 |
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.
December 30, 2013 |
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.
October 31, 2013 |
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.
October 23, 2013 |
"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.
October 14, 2013 |
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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October 9, 2013 |
San Diego County teenager Hannah Anderson has shared more details about her kidnapping ordeal, telling NBC's "Today" show that abductor James DiMaggio made her play Russian roulette before taking her to Idaho. The interview, scheduled to air Thursday, comes more than two months after the 16-year-old was rescued from the remote Idaho wilderness after a nearly weeklong search that stretched across the western United States. The ordeal began, officials said, when 40-year-old DiMaggio lured the Anderson family to his eastern San Diego County home.