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"I don't think we should feel sorry for him, he's fine," Rossetter told reporter Cynthia McFadden. "We have a culture of celebrity. And just because you're good at sports or music or acting doesn't mean that you're a completely integrated, fabulous human being. … That might be part of [Hoffman's] tragedy. He brings so much humanity to his...
Today show co-hosts Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker were all there and all-smiles as they introduced the musical guests for NBC's two-hour live Christmas in Rockefeller Center celebration hours after Lauer was fired by the network for alleged "inappropriate workplace behavior."
The three chipper co-hosts didn't let Lauer's high-profile ousting keep them from enjoying the beloved tree lighting ceremony, or snapping beaming selfies together from the middle of the iconic New York City landmark.
"Getting ready to light the #rockcenterxmasstree on @NBC with my pals," Roker captioned a cheerful pic he posted Wednesday night.
However, NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt did join the three hosts during the celebration, where he mentioned it was his first time participating in the star-studded ceremony.
"This was my first time at the tree lighting
Today‘s Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Hoda Kotb oversaw the special just hours after they’d announced to Today viewers that Lauer had been terminated from his position at the morning talk show after allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior.
Later on Wednesday, NBC confirmed that Lauer would not be part
Lauer was in the middle of a two-year contract extension, signed last November, that kept him at the helm of “Today” through November 2018 at around $20 million a year. But Lauer’s tenure at “Today” frequently seemed precariously close to ending, as NBC groomed countless potential replacements while extending his contract.
Now, Lauer is the second morning-show anchor, following “CBS This Morning” host Charlie Rose, to be fired in recent weeks following reports and accusations of sexual harassment.
The departures could upend the tight morning-show race, particularly the competition for first place between “Today” and ABC’s “Good Morning America.” The daypart makes as much as $1 billion annually, and “Today,” as the demo leader, takes the largest slice of that cash pie.
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Guthrie started Wednesday’s show by sharing the news that NBC News chairman Andrew Lack sent a memo to staff announcing Lauer’s firing. He also said that it was the first complaint lodged against Lauer in his two-decade career at the network but stated “we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident.”
“We just learned this moments ago,
A memo released by NBC News chairman Andrew Lack reads as follows:
On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer. It represented, after serious review, a clear violation of our company’s standards. As a result, we’ve decided to terminate his employment. While it is the first complaint about his behavior in the over 20 years he’s been at NBC News, we were
Arguably, no one did more to shape the world of indie film in the 1990s and early aughts than Weinstein. With a combination of sterling creative taste and a pugilist’s instinct for going for the jugular, he helped push edgy or emotionally potent films such as “The Crying Game,” “Pulp Fiction” and “The King’s Speech” into the mainstream, while fashioning himself into a mogul. That legacy has been tarnished. Weinstein now sits in ignominious company alongside Bill O’Reilly, Roger Ailes, L.A. Reid and Bill Cosby — a symbol of a casting couch culture that is being
The singer took to Instagram on Thursday night to deliver a passionate plea for support for the nation's relief efforts.
"What's on my mind is what's going on in Puerto Rico. The devastation is beyond belief," said Lopez, who is currently in Las Vegas for her residency show. "Me and my cousin still haven't been able to hear from our families over there."
"Today, Puerto Rico needs our help. I urge you to support and donate to the efforts of the First Lady of Puerto Rico, Beatriz Areizaga," she shared. "Together we can help rebuild our island, and the Caribbean."
Hurricane Maria, which has killed at least 15 people in Puerto Rico and
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During the press conference at Trump Tower, originally billed as being about infrastructure, the president said there were “a lot of bad people in the other group too,” in reference to the anti-racist protesters demonstrating against the rally, one of whom, 32-year-old Heather Heyer, was killed when a driver
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