Ann Curry Rescued By Troop Of Swell Boy Scouts

Lately mentions of "Boy Scouts" in headlines usually precede articles about how homophobic adults are ruining a fun club for kids by freaking out about gays. But this time, it's the sort of heroics that seem ripped right from the campy illustrations of a 1950's survival handbook. » 5/12/14 11:20am 5/12/14 11:20am

What Will Become of Ann Curry?

Since leaving the Today show, 57-year-old Ann Curry has stayed on at NBC, doing a few special reports here and there. But now there is a "window" in her contract — meaning she could leave NBC and go somewhere else. What will become of Ann Curry? » 12/12/13 12:50pm 12/12/13 12:50pm

Philip Seymour Hoffman Goes to Rehab for His Heroin-Snorting Problem

News has emerged that Philip Seymour Hoffman just got out of detox last Friday after a 10-day stay to kick an addiction that started with prescription drugs and culminated in snorting heroin. » 5/31/13 9:00am 5/31/13 9:00am

Amanda Bynes Insists Drug Den Pix Were Fake: 'Those Aren't My Toes!'

Amanda Bynes is threatening to sue In Touch for running "fake" photos of herself along with the exclusive interview she gave them: possibly part of a new game show called That's Not My Flophouse! Take my wife! Please! » 5/23/13 9:00am 5/23/13 9:00am

Tan Mom's Music Video Is a Retina-Scorching Shitshow

Tuck it away between McGriddles and that guy whose only dream in life is to be a human maxi pad in the Apocalypse Already Happened, We Just Missed It File: I have seen Patricia "Tan Mom" Krentcil's rap video, and it's AWFUL, but so awful that it's basically the 2013 version of "the Entertainment" from Infinite Jest.… » 5/20/13 9:00am 5/20/13 9:00am

Jaden Smith, 15, Longs to Be Legally Freed From Coolest Parents Ever

Even when you have the most laissez-faire, No Curfew, "You're-Going-To-Drink-So-Drink-In-The-House-Here's-Some-Patron" liberal Hollywood parents ever, you still want to fly the parental coop. Case in point: For Jaden Smith's 15th birthday this July, he asked Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith if they'd sign the papers… » 5/14/13 9:00am 5/14/13 9:00am

Is This the Face of Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades Movie?

As Ana Steele would say, "Argh!" In a desperate bid to land the directing gig for Universal's Fifty Shades of Grey, Gus Van Sant sent the studio an unsolicited test tape of a sex scene from the book, starring Alex Pettyfer as Christian Grey and an "unnamed actress" (offff course) as Anastasia: » 4/24/13 9:00am 4/24/13 9:00am

There's Crazy Crap Going on Behind the Scenes at the Today Show

After working at NBC for 22 years, one day last month, Ann Curry entered the building at 30 Rockefeller Plaza and couldn't find her employee badge. Remarkably, this was a problem. » 4/18/13 12:00pm 4/18/13 12:00pm

Ann Curry Is Reviving Her 'Acts of Kindness' Campaign in the Wake of…

After December's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, Ann Curry began a Twitter-driven campaign she called "#20Acts,"encouraging fans to perform 20 acts of kindness (one for each child killed in Newtown). Now, Curry is reviving the campaign and dubbing it "#26Acts2"—one act of kindness in honor of each mile of the… » 4/16/13 9:00pm 4/16/13 9:00pm

Fearing Morning Show Espionage, NBC Forbid Ann Curry from Tweeting Well…

A huge New York magazine cover story about the rubber band jungle of ill will and corporate fuckery that NBC's Today has become will probably make you realize how terribly unimportant feuding morning show anchors really are in the grand cosmic scheme of things. Then you'll come to the bit about how NBC's corporate… » 3/26/13 7:00pm 3/26/13 7:00pm

Prince Harry Is Coming Back to America. Kindly Do Not Photograph His…

In his first publicized trip to the U.S. since August's disastrous dongscapade, Prince Harry and his Prince Hairy will be touring the states again this May "on behalf of charities with which the Prince is closely associated." You have two months to ready the slip-and-slide and the Jell-O. » 3/25/13 8:00pm 3/25/13 8:00pm

Everyone Hates Matt Lauer

There's trouble brewing at NBC's Today show: With a mix of news, human interest and silliness, Matt Lauer and his cohorts used to be America's number one choice each morning. Now Today has dropped in popularity and ABC's Good Morning America sits on top. What happened? Well, a lot. A lot happened. » 3/14/13 5:10pm 3/14/13 5:10pm

Jada Pinkett Smith Pissed Off About Media Bullying Rihanna, Taylor Swift

Ahem. Jada Pinkett Smith, one of the premiere Awesome Moms of our time, has something to say. And then she will drop the mic. But first: » 3/12/13 9:00am 3/12/13 9:00am

NBC Has Reportedly Banned Ann Curry from Scowling at Matt Lauer on Live…

NBC has taken their Ann Curry ostracization to whole new level by unceremoniously banishing the much-maligned morning show anchor to Today's Phantom Zone of recorded video. Curry, according to Page Six, will no longer be allowed to appear on live TV, perhaps out of a general fear among Today producers that she'll… » 1/27/13 5:00pm 1/27/13 5:00pm

Pippa Middleton Trades Writing for Belgian Boar Hunting

Shockingly, nobody is looking for any more crack party planning advice from Pippa Middleton since her book Celebrate made a fart noise that echoed throughout the publishing industry (although tips like "Make ice!!!" are extremely helpful), her following two book offers—one on wedding planning and another on… » 1/22/13 9:00am 1/22/13 9:00am

Kate Winslet Secretly Got Married Yesterday, Is Officially Mrs.…

Kate Winslet loves Ned Rocknroll, so put another dime in the jukebox, baby. Ugrghhhhh, that sucked, but all the good puns were taken! Mr. and Mrs. Winslet-Rocknroll—who have been engaged since the summer and already share a $3 million house in the English countryside—got married in at top-secret ceremony in New York,… » 12/27/12 9:00am 12/27/12 9:00am

Ann Curry Encourages Nation to Do 20 Acts of Kindness, Nation Responds…

As a news anchor, there were times that Ann Curry drove us crazy. But no one ever doubted that Ann Curry was — is — a Nice Person. And now, Ann Curry, Nice Person, gets the last laugh: The former Today show host has spearheaded a movement of kindness, and it seems to be catching on. As she wrote yesterday: » 12/18/12 2:00pm 12/18/12 2:00pm

Booting Ann Curry from the Today Show Was 'Absolutely My Call,' Says Guy

Today Show executive producer Jim Bell revealed—for the first time publicly—that the decision to dump Ann Curry from her co-anchor position was 100% his call and had nothing to do with Matt Lauer being a huge bitch. Curry got the position in the first place, he says, because she had "earned it," but... » 9/26/12 5:15pm 9/26/12 5:15pm