Curry's former co-host, Matt Lauer, has been taking the heat in public from critics for her departure, according to TMZ. Sources told the gossip site that people have been yelling at him in the street, saying "You're a bad guy" and it has left him "freaked out." The report adds that Lauer has been "miserable," complete strangers are placing the blame on him for her removal by telling him,"You got Ann fired. Does that make you happy?"
Pippa Middleton might appear on NBC's "TODAY" show for a lucrative deal where she would become a contributing royal correspondent according to a source. Middleton, the younger sister to Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, is reportedly being offered $600,000 to appear on "TODAY' show only 20 times within a year.
Matt Lauer's absence on the "TODAY" show last week was considered a "relief" for the show's production crew and staff. "The energy is just so much lighter and not as tense while Matt has been on vacation this past week," an anonymous source from the show told Radar Online. "Everyone has breathed a sigh of relief. The crew just works better together, things just flow a lot easier, and no one is looking forward to Matt returning."
Matt Lauer doesn't take losing well. ABC's "Good Morning America" is set to beat NBC's "Today" show in ratings for the third consecutive week (after 16 years of "Today" being on top), and Lauer is allegedly so sensitive, he doesn't want anyone uttering the rival show's name around him.
President Barack Obama led the annual moment of silence for the World Trade Center attacks on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Every television network around the country aired the tribute live on air except NBC's "TODAY" show, which instead decided to air an interview with Kris Jenner discussing her latest boob job.
At 8:46 am, the exact time the first plane hit one of two buildings that made up the Twin Towers in 2001, the President and First Lady led the remembrance from the White House. NBC's New York City local affiliate aired Kardashian's intervuew live.
Ann Curry is being offered an $8 million book deal to reveal the inside scoop on her former TODAY show colleagues. Lauer and Guthrie reportedly have had secret scandals in the past behind the scenes and book publishers feel it would be a good read for Curry's fan base and TODAY show viewers.
Katie Couric has criticized the TODAY show for Ann Curry's dismissal. The former TODAY show anchor who worked with Curry at CBS Evening News says she felt"terrible" for the firing and admits that she "felt really bad for Ann," in an interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer. "I still don't understand why they didn't give her a sort of a proper send-off," Couric said. "Ann did some extraordinary work during her time there. It was just not the best chapter in the TODAY show. It made me sad for the institution."
The "TODAY" show seems to be troubled in more ways than one: "Good Morning America" has trumped their competitor in last week's ratings and the show's staffers have been very vocal about their preference for weekend co-host Lester Holt over Matt Lauer.
Rumors have circulated that Al Roker is allegedly trying to sabotage the "Today" show. In what seems to be perhaps a plot to avenge the ousting of his good friend Ann Curry, the 58-year-old compromised a live television spot for the second time in a week.
Although still in the midst of a three-year contract with NBC, the recently demoted anchor-at-large Ann Curry reportedly has the backing of her close friends. In support of the recently ousted "Today Show" co-host, they are publically expressing that the Peacock network should allow Curry to walk on the respective deal.