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Clueless Star, Vieira Get in Awkward Pay Gap Argument

'I'm not saying I'm a victim, I'm pissed off,' says Vieira

(Newser) - Things got a little cringeworthy between Meredith Vieira and Clueless star and Fox News contributor Stacey Dash on The Meredith Vieira Show today, Us reports. Dash, who's previously made it clear that she doesn't think the gender pay gap is an issue , went on the show to discuss... More »

Today Show Staff: We Don't Want Katie Couric Back

Or Meredith Vieira, for that matter: insider

(Newser) - With Today co-host Savannah Guthrie pregnant, execs are thinking of asking Katie Couric or Meredith Vieira to return and fill in during Guthrie's maternity leave—and staffers aren't exactly welcoming either back with open arms. Staffers see the idea as "a disservice to [co-hosts] Natalie [Morales] and... More »

Ann Curry's Send-Off Hits 'Wrong Note'

'Today' co-host gets less than 5 minutes to say goodbye

(Newser) - There was no fancy farewell montage or goodbye song performance : just Ann Curry, on the Today couch alongside Matt Lauer, Al Roker, and Natalie Morales, bidding adieu to the viewers she loves. "This is not easy to say, but today is going to be my last morning as a... More »

Meredith Declines Today's Job Offer

Vieira rebuffs offer to replace Ann Curry

(Newser) - Looks like NBC wanted to replace Ann Curry with the very co-host Curry replaced. Meredith Vieira reportedly turned down the network's offer of her old job back; she simply "wasn't interested," according to TMZ . The celebrity gossip source notes that ratings weren't the only reason... More »

Meredith Signs Off Today

An emotional departure for co-host Vieira

(Newser) - Meredith Vieira signed off for the last time on Today this morning in an emotional farewell to the job she’s held for five years. "It's tough. It's a hard one. Very mixed emotions. I'm looking at everybody right here and wishing I ... no, I know... More »

Emotional Meredith Vieira: I've Decided to Leave Today

As rumored, Ann Curry will replace her

(Newser) - Meredith Vieira today confirmed the rumor that's been going around for a while : She is leaving Today in June. As expected, Ann Curry will replace her as Matt Lauer's co-host. An emotional Vieira said she is "sad" to leave but looking forward to spending more time with... More »

Matt Lauer May Be Leaving Today Show

News follows report that Meredith Vieira is going, too

(Newser) - The morning show intrigue continues: On the heels of a report that Meredith Vieira will be leaving the Today show comes another that says co-host Matt Lauer is on his way out, too. An anonymous insider tells Entertainment Tonight that Lauer won't renew his contract in December, and ET raises... More »

Meredith Vieira Leaving Today: Sources

Co-host won't renew her contract, say sources

(Newser) - NBC execs are reportedly preparing for a tomorrow without Today host Meredith Vieira. The host is said to be considering leaving the top-rated morning show when her contract expires in December. Viera, 57, is tired of the demanding schedule and wants to spend more time with her husband, who has... More »

Girl, 13, Spills C-Word, Twice, on Today Show

Out of the mouths of babes

(Newser) - An innocent-looking 13-year-old girl calmly burbled the C-word—twice—on national TV yesterday without missing a beat. "We just have to be careful with our language, but that's all right, sweetheart," says the all- forgiving Meredith Vieira on the Today Show . "Oh, sorry," says Kayla Manson.... More »

9 Successes Who Were Rejected by Colleges

Don't worry, seniors: Ted Turner, Warren Buffett still made it

(Newser) - As high school seniors across the country anxiously wait for college acceptance—or rejection—letters, the Wall Street Journal offers a glimpse at a few success stories who received the dreaded thin envelope:
  • Warren Buffett: Though his rejection from Harvard Business School was “crushing” at the time, it “
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NBC's Rah-Rah Coverage of Team USA Nauseates

As anchors fawn, foreign athletes described with 'hoary cliches'

(Newser) - Shaun White may be introducing new tricks during these Games, but NBC’s coverage of him, and Team USA in general, remains an unchanged lesson in "network heavy breathing," writes Alessandra Stanley. “Hyped-up commentators” explain the action “often incomprehensibly,” but once the race is over... More »

Ethics Panel Blasts NBC's 'Checkbook Journalism'

Journalist group objects to network flying the Goldmans home

(Newser) - The Society of Professional Journalists has condemned NBC News for practicing "checkbook journalism" by chartering a jet to bring home from Brazil a US man and his son involved in a bitter custody battle. David Goldman granted an interview to Meredith Vieira of NBC's Today show that aired yesterday.... More »

Winehouse Assault Trial Begins

Plus, no one cares about Mischa Barton, and more

(Newser) - Hair and booze, two of Amy Winehouse’s better-documented crutches, came into play at the start of her assault trial today, People reports. When demonstrating the height difference in court between herself and the dancer who accuses Winehouse of slapping her, Winehouse pointed out, “my hair does make a... More »

Lauer Has Deer Run-in, Misses Today

Anchor skips hosting Today

(Newser) - Matt Lauer was forced to skip Today this morning, after being slightly injured by a deer that jumped into the path of his bike over the weekend, Us reports. But where did the deer come from? Lauer “thinks the deer was hired by the competition,” said co-anchor Meredith... More »

Your Ad Free on TodayJust Bring a Sign

Well-placed posters benefit from nearly 5M viewers

(Newser) - It costs $50,000 to get a 30-second ad spot on NBC’s Today, but advertisers needn’t pay to get their messages out if they’re willing to brave the weather, Advertising Age reports. All they have to do is stand in the Rockefeller Center Plaza with a sign... More »

Lauer Meets Older Self: Abe

(Newser) - Matt Lauer took some ribbing this week when Today co-host Meredith Vieira unveiled side-by-side photos of him and Abe Vigoda to demonstrate what he'll look like in old age. Vigoda got the last laugh today in a light-hearted appearance on the show, People reports. Vigoda, 87, says he has a... More »

D-Lister? Host a Game Show!

Game show offer actors new showcase

(Newser) - With game shows making a dramatic comeback, agents and their star clients looking to revive flagging careers are angling to get in on the action, reports the New York Times. Executives at cable's Game Show Network are being peppered with resumes, tapes, and pitches. The latest crop of new hosts... More »

She Shouldn't Stand by Him

Spitzer takes backlash for taking wife along; reactions run along gender lines

(Newser) - Eliot Spitzer is going up in flames, but Americans are wondering why his wife has to go with him:
  • The Los Angeles Times talks to angry people on the street, including one divorcee who insists, “She should’ve said, ‘This is your fight. ... You stand there and get
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Fonda Swears She's Sorry for Obscenity

Today show apologizes for on-air slip, decency watchdogs want delay

(Newser) - Today host Meredith Vieira got an unpleasant  shock yesterday when Jane Fonda let the C-word slip while discussing the Vagina Monologues, the New York Daily News reports. "It was a slip, and obviously she apologizes, and so do we," Vieira told viewers. Fonda's blooper came when she was... More »

A Woman's Place Is in ... Charge

Forbes ' most powerful rise to the top of politics, industry

(Newser) - Forbes names the 100 most powerful women in the world, putting Oprah one spot south of Ruth Bader Ginsburg—and placing Meredith Vieira ahead of Katie Couric and Diane Sawyer. The top 10:
  1. German chancellor Angela Merkel
  2. Chinese vice premier Wu Yi
  3. Temasek Holdings chief executive Ho Ching
  4. Condoleezza Rice
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