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It's Another Traumatizing Day in the Life of Elmo

Larry David apologizes after grabbing the muppet's head on 'Today' show

(Newser) - Elmo didn't just have to endure groanings about existential crises this week. He also had to endure Larry David, er, curbing his enthusiasm. Elmo appeared on the Today show Friday to discuss his viral tweet and ran into David, who was there to promote the last season of Curb ...

Today Host Says Child's Illness Is What Kept Her Off the Air
Hoda Kotb Explains Absence

Hoda Kotb Explains Absence

'Today' anchor tells viewers her 3-year-old daughter was hospitalized in intensive care

(Newser) - Hoda Kotb returned to hosting Today on Monday, saying her daughter's illness was the reason for her two-week absence. "My youngest, Hope, was in the ICU for a few days and in the hospital for a little more than a week," she said on the air, per...

Al Roker Says He Had Blood Clots

Send Al Roker
Back to Hospital

'Complications' Send Al Roker Back to Hospital

'Today' meteorologist, treated for blood clots last week, has been readmitted, per Hoda Kotb

(Newser) - Al Roker seemed to be making a decent recovery after being hospitalized for blood clots. On Thanksgiving Day, the Today weatherman posted a series of Instagram updates showing him leaving the hospital, just in time to celebrate the holiday with his family. On Thursday morning, colleague Hoda Kotb announced on...

Couric Calls Lauer Scandal Devastating and Disgusting

Former Today Show host opened up on the show

(Newser) - Katie Couric is done with Matt Lauer. The former Today Show co-hosts have no relationship at all anymore, Couric told current Today host Savannah Guthrie. Not long after Lauer’s disgrace during the #MeToo movement in 2017, Couric defended him guardedly, saying he had always treated her well, and insisting...

Monica Lewinsky Doesn't Need an Apology Anymore

Bill Clinton should want to apologize, though, she says

(Newser) - Monica Lewinsky is fine now. The former White House intern started to bounce back publicly and regain control of her narrative by writing about her struggles after her affair with former President Bill Clinton and the subsequent impeachment scandal for Vanity Fair . "I think there was a long period...

Beloved 'Today' Weatherman Dies at 87

Willard Scott died peacefully Saturday morning

(Newser) - Willard Scott, the beloved weatherman who charmed viewers of NBC's “Today” show with his self-deprecating humor and cheerful personality, has died. He was 87. Per the AP , his successor on the morning news show, Al Roker, announced that Scott died peacefully Saturday morning surrounded by family. An NBC...

Don't Expect Normal Before Fall: Fauci

Infectious disease expert calls vaccination effort disappointing

(Newser) - Vaccinations have begun, but the goal of resuming American life something like it was before the coronavirus struck is not within reach yet. "It's going to take several months. ... It's not going to happen in the first few months," Dr. Anthony Fauci said Thursday. "If...

Al Roker Has Cancer; It's 'a Little Aggressive'
Al Roker Reveals
Cancer Diagnosis

Al Roker Reveals Cancer Diagnosis

He will undergo surgery to remove prostate

(Newser) - Al Roker has long advocated for men to be checked for prostate cancer. Now, he's thankful he followed his own advice. The Today co-host and meteorologist revealed Thursday that he's been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will undergo surgery to remove his prostate next week. "Good news...

After Chat With Drew Brees, Tears From Hoda
After Chat
With Drew
Brees, Tears
From Hoda

After Chat With Drew Brees, Tears From Hoda

'Today' show co-host got emotional over Saints QB's $5M donation to Louisiana to fight virus

(Newser) - On Thursday, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees made a big announcement : He and his wife, Brittany, would be donating $5 million to the state of Louisiana to help its citizens get through the coronavirus pandemic. The next day, he chatted with Hoda Kotb on the Today show about his...

Late-Night Hosts Show Off Their Work-From-Home Skills
This Is What Late-Night
TV Hosts Are Doing at Home

This Is What Late-Night TV Hosts Are Doing at Home

Still entertaining us, thankfully

(Newser) - Like almost every other part of daily American life, late-night TV has been sent into a tailspin , though its hosts seem to have settled into their work-at-home routines. Today notes that even though most late-night programs have put production on hold, several hosts posted their monologues online Tuesday, keeping the...

Hoda Is Getting Hitched
Happy News for Hoda Kotb

Happy News for Hoda Kotb

'Today' co-host engaged to Joel Schiffman

(Newser) - It's been a banner year for Hoda Kotb: The Today co-host adopted her second daughter in April, and now she's engaged. Kotb, 55, announced Monday on the morning show that she and financier Joel Schiffman, 61, who've been together for six years, are getting hitched. "My...

For Jenna Bush, Another Today Surprise

She's expecting 3rd child; co-host Hoda just adopted again

(Newser) - It's shaping up to be quite a year for the 10am hosts of the Today show. Newly named co-host Jenna Bush Hager revealed Monday that she's pregnant with her third child, per Today . News of the presidential grandchild/great-grandchild comes less than a week after co-host Hoda Kotb announced...

Hoda Reveals New Addition to Today Show Viewers

Host, 54, adopts a second infant girl

(Newser) - Hoda Kotb had a personal announcement for viewers on Tuesday: She's adopted a newborn girl. "I can't imagine any of this is happening," the Today anchor said, per USA Today . Haley Joy, whom Kotb adopted in 2017, becomes big sister to Hope Catherine. Kotb, 54, described...

Jenna Bush Hager Makes Emotional Today Debut

She's the new co-host with Hoda Kotb

(Newser) - TODAY with Kathie Lee & Hoda is now TODAY with Hoda & Jenna. Former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager made her debut as Hoda Kotb's co-host of Today 's 10am hour Monday, People reports. Kotb, 54, and Bush Hager, 37, came up with a "pregame" pump-it-up phrase...

Jenna Bush Hager Has Big New Gig, and Dad Is 'Proud'

She will host the fourth hour of 'Today' with Hoda Kotb

(Newser) - Jenna Bush Hager will be the new Kathie Lee. The Today show said Tuesday that Hager will permanently co-host the show's fourth hour with Hoda Kotb. She will replace Kathie Lee Gifford, who is leaving in April . "It feels humbling and I can’t believe it," Hager...

Native Elder: Student Should Say Sorry, but 'I Forgive Him'

Nathan Phillips appears on 'Today' the day after Covington teen Nick Sandmann

(Newser) - Wednesday was Nick Sandmann's day to appear on the Today show; today was Nathan Phillips'. The Native American elder, who's been caught in the middle of a maelstrom after his interaction with the Covington Catholic High School student at the Lincoln Memorial over the weekend, had his moment...

Jenna Bush Hager Is 'Frontrunner' to Replace Gifford

She's already a popular Today contributor

(Newser) - With Kathie Lee Gifford leaving the Today show after 11 years, one of the show's most popular contributors is the hot favorite to replace her. NBC execs are believed to be "strongly considering" Jenna Bush Hager, the younger of former President George W. Bush's twin daughters, to...

Pour One Out for Kathie Lee Gifford
Pour One Out for
Kathie Lee Gifford

Pour One Out for Kathie Lee Gifford

She'll wrap up her time at the 'Today Show' on April 7

(Newser) - Kathie Lee Gifford's "dazzling run" at the Today Show is coming to a close, per NBC News President Noah Oppenheim. Deadline reports he on Tuesday announced in a memo to staff that she's made the decision to no longer co-host the 10am hour of the program with...

Robin Wright Finally Speaks on Spacey: 'I Didn't Know the Man'

'House of Cards' actress says Spacey was 'great' to her, but that they 'never socialized' outside work

(Newser) - What did Robin Wright know about the alleged dark side of House of Cards co-star Kevin Spacey? Not much, per the actress' interview with Savannah Guthrie on the Today show. "We were co-workers, really," Wright said in a clip that aired Monday morning. She noted they had a...

Ann Curry on Megyn Kelly: 'This Is Not Journalism'

She was referencing the Monday segment on Jane Fonda

(Newser) - A former Today show anchor had some tough words for a current Today host. In a Tuesday appearance on the View, Ann Curry addressed Megyn Kelly's Monday segment blasting Jane Fonda . By way of background, Fonda shut down a question Kelly asked about plastic surgery in September, then when...

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