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News Crop. chairman Rupert Murdoch has decided to split one of the world’s biggest media conglomerates into two different companies; one for the publishing entities, the other for the much more profitable film and television operations. Is this an inevitable move or is the tycoon trying to focus attention on something other than the ongoing phone hacking scandal he is embroiled in?News Crop. chairman Rupert Murdoch has decided to split one of the world’s... more
Have you ever heard the expression “jaw dropping”? I can assure you it’s really true because today, while watching what was, up until then, a fairly routine Today Show with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, an awkward moment so awful that I suspect it will go into the Awkward TV Moments of All Time Museum occurred.Have you ever heard the expression “jaw dropping”? I can assure you... more
Martha Stewart‘s daughter Alexis appeared on The Today Show Monday morning to promote her new book with former collaborator Jennifer Koppelman-Hutt, titled Whateverland.
Read more: http://bumpshack.com/2011/10/24/martha-stewarts-daughter-alexis-makes-everyone-uncomfortable-on-today-show/#ixzz1bkkuEGMUMartha Stewart‘s daughter Alexis appeared on The Today Show Monday morning to... more
Darth Vader metaphor is now more true than funny! This is really unbelievable. It took a piece of bionic machinery to humanize Dick Cheney
http://veracitystew.com/2011/09/15/jon-stewarts-the-humanization-of-dick-cheney-video/Darth Vader metaphor is now more true than funny! This is really unbelievable. It took... more
After five years with the show and weeks of speculation, Meredith Vieira, 57, announced on-air she’ll be leaving the Today Show next month. She will be succeeded by the show’s 14-year veteran, Ann Curry.
Read more: http://bumpshack.com/2011/05/09/meredith-vieira-officially-leaving-the-today-show/#ixzz1LsWFICu8After five years with the show and weeks of speculation, Meredith Vieira, 57,... more
Okay. This is just getting WEIRD.
http://hollywoodhiccups.com/2011/04/11/katie-couric-returning-to-today-show-as-merediths-replacement-matt-lauer/Okay. This is just getting WEIRD.... more
“The Today Show” co-host, Matt Lauer, was said to be contemplating the possibility of leaving the show...
MORE http://bumpshack.com/2011/04/08/matt-lauer-threatens-to-leave-today-show-for-bigger-pay-check/“The Today Show” co-host, Matt Lauer, was said to be contemplating the... more
As reports that Meredith Vieira is planning an exit from NBC's "Today Show" swirl, the anchor has sparked controversy over her failure to question a number of unsubstantiated challenges to the U.S. citizenship of President Barack Obama that Donald Trump floated in an interview with Vieira this morning.
Trump--the billionaire real estate tycoon and reality TV figure who is flirting with a 2012 presidential run--again sought to suggest that Obama was not born in the United States. "Birther" activists on the right have circulated the unsubstantiated claim in an effort to depict Obama's presidency as the outgrowth of a shadowy, constitutionally illegitimate conspiracy.
The birther position has been thoroughly debunked, and it hasn't gained traction within the journalistic mainstream. But Trump has nonetheless been on a media blitz in recent weeks promoting it.
When the issue came up on "Today"--which airs on the same network as Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice"--Vieira didn't exactly hold his feet to the fire.
"His grandmother in Kenya said he was born in Kenya and she was there and witnessed the birth," said Trump, reiterating a claim that has been proven false, as Vieira sat by silently. (You can watch the exchange in the clip above.)
Critics took note.
"Trump simply steamrolled over her challenges, for instance, on Hawaii's policy as to what birth documents it makes available," writes Time's James Poniewozik. "But she also let him make the claim that Obama's grandmother said she saw him born in Kenya--an old, and long-debunked, chestnut of birthers that ranks up there with the fake Mombassa birth certificate--without questioning it. So now millions of Today viewers are invited to take it as fact."
A spokeswoman for the "Today Show" did not respond to a request seeking comment on whether Vieira felt that she had adequately pressed Trump on his claims. But judging by how some of her peers in TV news have handled Trump in the same situation, she appears to have failed.
Take, for instance, conservative Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, who had Trump on his prime time show several weeks ago, and was well prepared to spar with his guest on the birther issue.
"There were two announcements the week [Obama] was born [in his native Hawaii] in both Honolulu newspapers saying that he was born. That is impossible to make happen if he had not been born in the hospital," said O'Reilly, incredulously. "What is he, baby Jesus? There was a sophisticated conspiracy to smuggle that baby back into the country?"
Vieira, meanwhile, is said to be ready to abandon her anchor chair at "Today." TV Guide reported Tuesday that the host is expected to leave the show when her contract expires later this year. Items reporting the same development swiftly followed in the Hollywood Reporter and the New York Times.
NBC News pushed back on those reports--and a separate one claiming that Vieira's co-host, Matt Lauer, is also on his way out the door--via the network's own internal news service.
"There seems to be an awful lot of speculation around news anchors these days, and it's not our practice to comment on any of it," the network said in a statement.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thecutline/20110407/ts_yblog_thecutline/trump-brings-media-blitz-to-nbc-steamrolls-meredith-vieira-on-birther-issueAs reports that Meredith Vieira is planning an exit from NBC's "Today... more
Journalist/TV personality, Meredith Vieira, is reportedly leaving The Today Show as soon as her contract expires in September 2011
MORE http://bumpshack.com/2011/04/06/meredith-vieira-leaving-the-today-show/Journalist/TV personality, Meredith Vieira, is reportedly leaving The Today Show as... more
today show, apocalypse now, charlie sheen interview, tom araya, michael douglas
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Today Show in 1994: What Is The Internet
Bryant Gumble and Katie Couric back in 1994 had to ask each other what the internet was, you know that weird sign for @? Yeah, they were stumped by it.
http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/0b7d7524aa/today-show-in-1994-what-is-the-internetToday Show in 1994: What Is The Internet Bryant Gumble and Katie Couric back in 1994... more
By now, you've probably seen the chuckle-inducing video of Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel on the Today Show in 1994, trying to figure out just what "the Internet" is. (If you haven't, check it out after the break.) The video was a quaint reminder of just how far we've come in the past decade and a half, but apparently someone at NBC didn't think it was so cute, even after the Today Show crew laughed about it on air (video after the break). It turns out that the guy who posted the video was an NBC employee, and the higher-ups at the network were so unamused that they sacked the poor schmuck. In an official statement, NBC wrote "The individual in question violated the company's standards of conduct by repeatedly copying and distributing a variety of materials without permission." So while the show's hosts apparently have a sense of humor about how befuddling the Web seemed not all that long ago, the company's executives appear to be quite thin-skinned.
http://www.switched.com/2011/02/04/nbc-fires-man-leaked-what-is-internet-viral-video/By now, you've probably seen the chuckle-inducing video of Katie Couric and... more
The Today Show anchors made a music video covering the Taio Cruz song “Dynamite” using only their own voices as part of their “Today Goes Viral” series.
http://www.bittenandbound.com/2010/11/15/today-show-dynamite-video/The Today Show anchors made a music video covering the Taio Cruz song... more
What is TNA doing with their title belt? And Linda Hogan has a tell all book about wrestling? Like to hack the world or just the X-Box Kinect - you need to protect yourself first! What did Lynda Carter say to Megan Fox? Does Harrison Ford hate Star Wars? And what did Matt Lauer do with Kanye West and President George Bush?
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What started off as a rehashing of Kanye West's accusation of racism towards former Pres. Bush in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, has now turned into Kanye West vs. Matt Lauer and NBC's "Today" show.
After a "brutal" interview where Lauer grilled the rapper about his actions towards both George W. Bush and Taylor Swift, Kanye first went on a Twitter rant against the morning show, and has now canceled a performance that was scheduled for the day after Thanksgiving.
This morning, West tweeted:
“I’m not performing on the Today Show for obvious reasons. I’m so happy the world got to see just a small piece of ‘the set up.’…I blatantly said I’m not performing on a tweet and to everyone around me and the next day they still announced a performance….Do you guys see what I’m saying now?”
He went on to assure fans that he doesn't hate Matt Lauer, and he accepts their "future apology in advance."...
http://www.examiner.com/movie-reviews-in-chicago/kanye-west-cancels-today-show-performance-after-matt-lauer-interview-videoWhat started off as a rehashing of Kanye West's accusation of racism towards... more
Kanye West Beef With Matt Lauer Responds to George Bush on the Today Show (VIDEO) - The Daily BlenderThe higher point of this interview is Kanyes' want for Lauer (and everyone else) to understand the nature of things. It is not about race people!!!! Don't you see how the news, and the media tries to spin it--even though you have the one at fault blatantly saying that he did not have the information to make that comment in the first place. And you see in dead blank in the interview as well!! Lauer tries to spin his Swift moment as racial! Come one America, awaken!!!!The higher point of this interview is Kanyes' want for Lauer (and everyone else)... more
Dina Lohan got a personal call from Today Show’s Matt Lauer, asking her to come on the show tomorrow (Nov. 8th) to talk about Lindsay Lohan, naturally. Like the world cares about listening to Dina about anything else.
http://hollywoodhiccups.com/2010/11/07/today-show-dina-lohan-and-matt-lauer-talk-lindsay-lohan-again/Dina Lohan got a personal call from Today Show’s Matt Lauer, asking her to come... more
Latest News Updates Today Show Halloween Costumes 2010 | Meo News: This is the time of year that gossip morning television opens their closets and presents the Today Show Halloween Costumes 2010 for the year.Latest News Updates Today Show Halloween Costumes 2010 | Meo News: This is the time... more
NBC’s Today Show always does it up right for Halloween. Their annual celebration included hosts Meredith Vieira, Ann Curry, Al Roker, Natalie Morales, Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee Gifford, Tamron Hall, Sara Haines and even featured comedians Tina Fey and Will Ferrell.
Read more: http://bumpshack.com/2010/10/29/nbcs-today-show-halloween-costumes-2010-photos/#ixzz13mBi8g88NBC’s Today Show always does it up right for Halloween. Their annual celebration... more