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Yesterday, Bobbie Thomas and husband Michael Marion welcomed their first child into the world, Miles Thomas Marion. The baby boy weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces, and measured 20.5 inches long. The Today show's style editor had struggled to have children as she underwent several rounds of in vitro fertilization, and finally back in November 2014, she announced her happy news on the morning show with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. The new mom shared photos of her little guy on Facebook, "beyond grateful to share," she captioned the sweet pics along with a heart emoticon. "Miles Thomas Marion July 21, 2015 4:59 pm 7lbs 5oz / 20.5 inches" We're told the timing couldn't have »
NBC News Today show tore into the Donald Trump/John McCain melee this morning, giving Trump air time to thwap around the media over its coverage of the controversial comments he made Saturday that Sen. McCain “is not a war hero”/ is a war hero because he was captured, etc. In addition to placing blame for the fracas at the feet of the media, Trump this morning said McCain “has done nothing to help the vets” and is “doing a horrible job” regarding treatment of veterans… »
Kathie Lee Gifford is living life on the wild side! The Today show co-host stopped by Bravo's Watch What Happens Live with Hoda Kotb Wednesday and confessed to some scandalous activities! During a game of "Shush You Lush," the NBC stars had to answer revealing questions about each other, and they were eager to dish the scoop! Both have hosted the fourth hour of Today for quite some time, so they've definitely learned a thing or two about each other—including X-rated activities and drug use! When host Andy Cohen asked Hoda whether or not Kathie Lee had ever smoked marijuana, Hoda admitted, "Yes, she has, but it's not her bag. It's not her thing" But when Andy asked »
On July 14th, Tubefilter and LeftField Media announced Al Roker as one of the headlining speakers at the first-ever Industry Summit at Stream Con NYC. The famous weatherman and long-time Today Show host may seem like an odd choice for an event focused on the world of web video, but Roker has recently established himself as a forward thinker with a keen eye for digital media. We spoke to Roker about the most exciting developments he sees in the ever-changing media landscape.
[Editor’s note: This interview has been lightly edited for clarity.]
Tubefilter: You've spent a long time in the traditional media world, which many people (especially within younger generations) see as a "dying" industry. Do you agree with that viewpoint, or do you see things differently?
Al Roker: Traditional media still is the place people go for a collective experience. Did someone say Women's Soccer World Cup? Millions watched on traditional TV but simultaneously jumped on social media. When done right, »
- Sam Gutelle
Judd Apatow continued to decry comedian Bill Cosby during an appearance on “The Today Show” Monday to promote his new movie “Trainwreck.” “A lot of people got terribly hurt,” Apatow said. “And you know, when you go out on a date you don’t need seven prescriptions for Quaaludes. I’m in show business. Famous people can meet women without the enormous prescriptions.” Apatow was referring to the explosive revelation from a recently released 2005 deposition in which Cosby admitted he obtained the drug methaqualone (brand name Quaalude) with the intent of giving it to women with whom he planned to have sex. »
- Joe Otterson
Cassidy Gifford has some wonderful support from her mom, Kathie Lee Gifford! The Today show host opened up to E! News about her daughter's blossoming career at her premiere of The Gallows, and couldn't help but gush about how far she has come. "We don't say proud because pride comes before the fall, and we've all seen a lot of that in Hollywood," she joked. "So years ago Cassidy said, 'We need a God word for proud,' so we came up with 'groud,' which means grateful to God for all the wonderful things that are happening in your life, but totally aware you could have a mug shot by morning." Leave it to Kathie Lee to keep it real! In other words, she said, she »
Hoda Kotb and Joel Schiffman are very much in love! The Today show co-host opens up about her boyfriend of two years in the new issue of Closer Weekly, and by the sounds of it they're might be some wedding bells in the future. Hoda, who has been married once before, dishes that Joel Aka "Boots" taught her how to love again. "Joel showed me that anything is possible. Like, at 50 years old, you can have butterflies—you can feel that again," she says. "At 50, you can trust someone and realize that there are second chances in life. Joel showed me all of that." She also revealed that her boyfriend has an adorable romantic side that often comes out in the early morning! »
Was that a Freudian slip, Willie Geist? The Today Show co-host made everyone burst into laughter earlier this morning when he had a slip of the tongue while introducing Amanda Seyfried. Geist opened the segment by stating, "We all know Amanda Seyfried from her roles as the nice, if a bit titsy..." Waaaaait a second, did he just call her "titsy"?! Yes, yes he did. Geist quickly caught his mishap and corrected himself, "ditzy, excuse me, teen in Mean Girls." No one let it go, though, and although some might be offended by his choice of words, Seyfried seemed to get a good laugh out of it. "That's incredible," she laughed. "Amanda, please forgive me," Geist »
Regardless of all the star broadcasters NBC News threw at Rachel Dolezal for a series of on-air interviews Tuesday, it was a relative unknown that stood out.
Instead of Matt Lauer on “Today,” Savannah Guthrie on “NBC Nightly News” or MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry, it was Amber Payne of Nbcblk — a small, NBC Universal-owned website devoted to black culture — who uttered the only question that seemed to yield some new information about Dolezal.
“How do you do your hair? Is it a perm or is it a weave?” asked Payne.
When Dolezal revealed that she does, in fact, have a weave, it was perhaps the most ridiculous moment to emerge from a string of interviews suffused with an almost surreal level of inanity. And yet the most absurd aspect of NBC News’ Dolezal Day was how straight-faced its interviewers sat as their subject grew loonier the more she spoke.
- Andrew Wallenstein
Jon Stewart tackled the confounding saga of Rachel Dolezal — the former president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP who had been portraying herself as black for 10 years — on Monday night's Daily Show, with a appropriately titled new segment: "Whaaaaaaat!??"
Stewart kept a bemused tone as he ran through the basics of the complicated story, including Dolezal's real background — Czech, Swiss and German — and the damning, cringe-worthy clip in which she responds to a reporter's question about whether she's African-American by saying, "I don't understand the question."
Dolezal ultimately resigned »
For a comedy writer, having even one sketch make it to air on Saturday Night Live is a dream come true. On the other hand, trying to get a scene to go from page to screen can be a living nightmare for the staff scribes. As current employee Mike O'Brien and former writers Emily Spivey and Simon Rich reveal, what often seems hilarious on paper can lead to hellish shoots or, thanks to constant rewrites and last-minute hiccups, a disaster that plays out in real time. With the documentary Live From New York coming out today and presenting the show as a rosy place to work, Vulture asked the trio to pick the sketches that gave them the most trouble and lasting agita, and explain how it all went down. Emily Spivey, SNL 2001–2010, creator Up All Night, co-executive producer The Last Man on Earth Sketch: 2009's "The Today Show With »
- Dan Reilly
After fourteen long years, the week many thought would never come is finally here! This Friday, well technically Thursday, the fourth installment in the long-running Jurassic Park franchise finally makes its way into theaters everywhere! The sure-to-be epic Jurassic World is currently gearing up for a massive premiere tomorrow night with many of its stars, including Chris Pratt (Guardians Of The Galaxy) & Bryce Dallas Howard (Spider-Man 3), expected to be in attendance. Additionally, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the Colin Trevorrow-directed film is all set to receive the largest worldwide IMAX release ever! It's been confirmed that Jurassic World will hit over 800 IMAX screens worldwide starting this Friday, beating out previous record holder The Amazing Spider-Man 2 by over 100 screens. Check out two very brief new clips, from Pratt's appearence on The Today Show, below and keep scrolling to check out a neat new featurette with real-life paleontologist Jack Horner »
Only eight days remain before the park is open for business! Earlier today, Jurassic World stars Nick Robinson (The Kings Of Summer) and Ty Simpkins (Iron Man 3) paid a visit to The Today Show to promote their upcoming film. During their visit, they debuted a brief new clip that features the two young stars in the gyrosphere observing four Ankylosauruses when the big bad Indominus Rex sneaks up on them! Check it out below: Plus, check out this interview, conducted by IGN, and listen to stars Chris Pratt (Guardians Of The Galaxy) & Bryce Dallas Howard (Spider-Man 3) remember the first time they saw Steven Spielberg's masterpiece Jurassic Park and what made the original film so magical: And here's a brand new TV spot: Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from »
Once on film, you kind of live forever. Few achieve the sort of cinematic infamy and icon status of Betsy Palmer, however. The longtime performer and Chicago native, a veteran of stage and screen (both big and small), including Mr. Roberts and multiple appearances on Password and The Today Show, would find greatest notoriety as…
The post Rip Betsy Palmer, Mrs. Voorhees, 1926-2015 appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Samuel Zimmerman
Matt Lauer is such a boss. The Today Show anchor got on his bike and rode a whopping 227 miles (!) for a good cause. Lauer completed his Tour de Red Nose Thursday morning—biking over the Queensboro Bridge and arriving on the Today plaza to a roaring crowd—to help raise money for Red Nose Day, a benefit that helps poverty-stricken children. "So close to the finish line. Thanks to all my pals from NBC who came out to ride today. I should make it to 30 Rock during the show," Lauer tweeted on Wednesday, before completing his ride yesterday morning. "#RedNoseDay ride is complete. So happy to be back home after 227 miles on the bike. Thanks so much for your generosity and support," he »
Hoda Kotb proved that she can hang with the boys when she performed an amazing rendition of "Uptown Funk" on Thursday's episode of Lip Sync Battle. The Today show cohost rocked gold chains, aviators, a pink blazer, and a bandanna underneath a fedora while singing Bruno Mars's catchy song. Hoda owned the stage with backup dancers while her competitor, Michael Strahan, couldn't help but sing along. After Hoda's performances got epic responses from the crowd, it was Michael's turn to shine when he sang Fergie's "London Bridge." Watch Hoda's performance above, and then check out the pair's other battle below. Who do you think rocked it better? »
Watercooler break! People are fascinated with Microsoft's latest website How-Old.net, which tries to estimate the age of anyone just based on their photo. But sadly, some users' results don't even come close. Case in point: Al Roker. The Today show team conducted their own experiment with the addictive site on Friday, May 1, and showed the ballpark answers via Instagram. Matt Lauer, 57, received age 48. Tamron Hall, 44, also got a nice bump down with age 35. Sheinelle Jones got 24. How old do the Today anchors [...] »
Matt Lauer can't keep any secrets! The Today show co-anchor participated in Vogue's 73 Questions and didn't hold anything back when it came to answering the rapid-fire questions. He revealed the answers to both serious and silly questions, but there was only one he wouldn't answer: Who is his favorite child? "Don't even tried that," he said while laughing. But when it came to answering everything else, Lauer was all honesty all the time! He even made a couple of jokes along the way, including when he was asked to reveal, "What's in the Matt Lauer cocktail?" "Vodka with a twist of Ambien," he joked. We probably won't be asking a mixologist to »
“Goodfellas” actor Paul Sorvino revealed Tuesday that he tried to get himself out of the film just before shooting began. “Three days before we were about to shoot, I called my manager and I said ‘Get me out,'” Sorvino said. “‘I’m going to ruin the movie. I’m going to ruin myself. I have no idea what to do.'” The actor, who played slow-moving mob boss Paulie Cicero in the iconic Martin Scorsese film, appeared along with castmates Ray Liotta, Lorraine Bracco and Robert De Niro on “The Today Show” to celebrate the film’s 25th anniversary. »
- Joe Otterson
Kim Kardashian West is ''still hoping'' to have another baby. The 'Keeping Up With The Kardashian' star and husband Kanye West's fertility struggles have been well-documented but Kim, 34, isn't ready to let go of the chance to make 22-month-old daughter North a big sister. Speaking on The Today Show, she said: ''They say if you've been trying [to have a baby] for a year, then you usually need a little bit of help. ''I had a tough delivery, so I understand what my challenges are. I mean, I'm seeing the best doctors and I'm trying to do everything that I can to make that happen.'' Meanwhile, earlier this month, viewers of the family's E! show watched on as Kim was told she may only be able to have a baby via a surrogate. Reacting to the bombshell, she said through tears: ''There is nothing more on this earth that I want more »
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