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Kathie Lee Wants Everyone to Like Lauer Again

Pens open letter, gets entire 'Today' staff to sign

(Newser) - Things have not been great lately for Matt Lauer. Amid a press onslaught painting him as the bully who ousted Ann Curry from Today and rumors he might be on his way out , he at least has some pretty important people in his corner: his colleagues. Kathie Lee Gifford wrote... More »

NBC Wants Anderson Cooper in Lauer's Seat

Report hits as Lauer under fire for role in Curry exit

(Newser) - NBC must be kicking itself for giving Matt Lauer a $25 million-a-year contract. Top NBC executives recently approached Anderson Cooper about taking the embattled Today host's job this year, anonymous sources tell Deadline . Separately, they reached out to Lauer to get his blessing for the swap—but Lauer didn'... More »

Next for Matt Lauer: Jeopardy Host?

Rumors swirl that he's leaving 'Today'

(Newser) - Matt Lauer is not having a great week. A front-page story in the New York Times yesterday focused on the Today show's ratings troubles, and quoted staffers who think Lauer—whose popularity with viewers has been decreasing ever since the Ann Curry debacle —is on the way out.... More »

Missing From Newtown Memorials: Nancy Lanza

'26 acts of kindness' campaign just one example

(Newser) - Twenty-seven people were murdered in the Newtown shootings, but the number cited—in memorials, in the media, and by the president—is often just 26. Nancy Lanza is often left out of the victim count amid the anger, the Washington Post reports. "Why would a woman who had a... More »

Savannah Guthrie Struck With Migraines

Ann Curry replacement told to wear dark glasses

(Newser) - Replacing Ann Curry has gotten Savanna Guthrie stressed out. The Today show co-host is suffering from head-splitting migraines barely a month into her new gig, sources say. “She goes to a doctor two days a week for treatment of the migraines, and is required to wear dark glasses... More »

Here's Why Ann Curry Really Got the Boot

Matt Lauer was '100%' behind it, says source

(Newser) - If you thought things seemed a little, well, cold between Matt Lauer and Ann Curry on her final Today show appearance, there's good reason for that, a source tells Us Weekly : "Matt Lauer is 100% behind Ann leaving," the insider claims. There's not much in the... More »

What Ann Curry Did After Getting the Boot

She high-tailed it out of NYC

(Newser) - Following her teary and much-panned adieu to the Today show, Ann Curry wasted no time in high-tailing it out of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, sources tell the New York Post . "The minute she was finished, she was out of that building," the source said. She apparently flew directly to... More »

Yep, Savannah Guthrie Will Replace Ann Curry

NBC to make 'Today' shuffle official: Hollywood Reporter

(Newser) - Savannah Guthrie sat in Ann Curry's former chair this morning as co-host of Today, and it looks like the seat will become hers permanently. In a not-so-surprising development, NBC will officially announce later today that Guthrie will be Matt Lauer's full-time co-host, according to the Hollywood Reporter . Her... 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 »

Ann Curry's Today Goodbye: Today's the Day

Co-host announces exit in 'USA Today' interview

(Newser) - It's official: Ann Curry is saying goodbye to Today viewers this morning, she told USA Today in an emotional interview yesterday. It's "going to be a bit of a tough day," Curry says, but she is excited about her new role within NBC: She will lead... More »

Savannah Guthrie Tapped to Replace Curry

She's already been offered job, say sources

(Newser) - Looks like a new Today for Savannah Guthrie. She's been tapped by NBC to replace bounced Today co-host Ann Curry , sources tell the Hollywood Reporter . She's already been offered the job, but there's no immediate word on her response—or the deal she may be negotiating, notes... More »

NBC Still Has to Pay Ann Curry $10M a Year

TMZ says she's guaranteed that amount for three years

(Newser) - TMZ says the rumors about NBC firing Ann Curry as a Today co-host are not only true, they're going to prove costly to the network. The site thinks Curry will get the boot next week, but NBC will still have to pay her $10 million a year for... 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 »

NBC Might Replace Ann Curry on Today

New York Times says move is in the works

(Newser) - Ann Curry just celebrated her one-year anniversary as co-host of the Today show, but it looks like she won't be around for a second. The network is fixing to replace her, reports the New York Times . The show has dipped in the ratings since Curry replaced Meredith Vieira, and... More »

Obama: Family Would Be 'Fine' With One Term

But says he's still got work left to do

(Newser) - President Obama says the first family would be just fine if they were just a regular family. “If I said, ‘You guys, I want to do something different,’ they’d be fine,” Obama told the TODAY show this morning. “They’re not invested in daddy... 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 »

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 »

Graduation Speaker Ann Curry Lauds Wrong College

Wheaton College in Massachusetts—not Illinois— takes mistake in stride

(Newser) - Ann Curry is impressed with Wheaton College grads Billy Graham and Wes Craven, she said during her commencement address at Wheaton College. Trouble is, she was at the Wheaton College in Massachusetts, and Graham and Craven went to the school of the same name in Illinois. "I am mortified... More »

NBC Denies Channeling $1M to Octuplet Mom

NBC denies any money was exchanged

(Newser) - When octuplet mom Nadya Suleman's reps named the price for footage of the birth—$1.2 million—NBC was the only outlet to indicate interest. The network denies paying for her exclusive sit-down with Ann Curry, but an insider tells the New York Post NBC used an intermediary to deliver... More »

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