Swoon Alert! Gus Kenworthy Brought His Puppies on the Today Show

Hold on to your butts! Gus Kenworthy, the Olympic silver medalist whose name is written all over our trapper keepers, has finally reunited Stateside with the litter of stray puppies he's been working to rescue since the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia this past February. No surprises here — everyone (man and beast) are… » 3/14/14 12:20pm 3/14/14 12:20pm

'Princeton Mom' Is Just Being Honest and Doesn't Believe in Date Rape

Marry Smart, the retrograde pile of garbage that the 'Princeton Mom' has sandwiched between two pieces of cardboard and called a book, drops today. That means Susan Patton is currently making the media rounds, questioning the notion of date rape and insisting that she is "not a provocative person." » 3/11/14 12:30pm 3/11/14 12:30pm

This Gleeful Ode to Muffin Tops Is Not About the Pastry

Just about the only thing that could possibly redeem the stupid term "muffin top" is an extremely goofy novelty rap song by a mother of two with lyrics like, "You're a mother-fucking warrior who likes to eat cake." (She sang softly to herself, waiting in line at the bakery.) And what do you know? The Internet has obliged! » 2/25/14 4:20pm 2/25/14 4:20pm

Mariah Carey's Christmas Decor Sure Is...Festive. Intensely Festive.

Mimi invited the Today Show into her Manhattan penthouse this morning to view the holiday decorations in her "pink room." It was full of Christmas trees (plural) decorated with pink peonies. » 12/11/13 7:00pm 12/11/13 7:00pm

The Gentlemen of The Today Show Cuddled in a Canoe This Morning

This morning on Today, Nick Offerman and his champion 'stache stopped by to promote their — I assume the 'stache wrote at least a couple chapters — new book Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living. To make the outdoorsy Offerman feel at home, the Today Show staff had another one of their… » 10/01/13 11:40am 10/01/13 11:40am

Roman Polanski Victim 'Didn't Experience' Her Assault as Rape

Samantha Geimer, 49, has lived the past 36 years of her life in the shadow of one of the biggest sexual assault cases of the 20th century. In 1977, Geimer (née Gailey) — then only 13 — was at a party where she was given champagne and quaaludes and was then sexually assaulted by famous director Roman Polanski. Polanski… » 9/16/13 1:20pm 9/16/13 1:20pm

This Family Is the Face of Awesome Parenting

Lori Duron is the author of Raising My Rainbow, a popular parenting blog (now a memoir) where she documents what it's like raising C.J., her non-gender conforming son who prefers dresses, dolls and makeup to toys that are typically seen as boyish. Thanks to her popular website, Duron has become the face of non-gender… » 9/03/13 3:00pm 9/03/13 3:00pm

Al Roker Was a Total Dick to Natalie Morales About Her Weight

Last night on Twitter, Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski posted a photo of herself on a scale, weighing in at 135.9 lbs., with the caption, "My weight. One year ago today I was 118 and felt fat. I feel good about this actually." » 8/15/13 12:50pm 8/15/13 12:50pm

Kathie Lee Wished Hoda a Happy B-Day by Channinging All Over Her Tatum

You know, there were plenty of super-important celebrity news stories we could kick this morning off with (K-Fed got married! and Angelina Jolie's kids are unimpressed by their mom's cinematic villainy!), and while I'm quite sure we're all familiar with the vicissitudes of morning talk show fate that paired… » 8/11/13 11:30am 8/11/13 11:30am

Ariel Castro's Son Speaks: ‘I Grew Up in a House of Fear and Violence’

Anthony Castro — son of the Cleveland man who will serve a 1000-year sentence without parole over the kidnapping, imprisonment and repeated raping of Gina DeJesus, Amanda Berry and Michelle Knight — was on the Today Show this morning to talk about his father and the family's reaction to his terrible crimes. » 7/29/13 4:40pm 7/29/13 4:40pm

Gabrielle Reece, Wife of He-Man Surfer Laird Hamilton, Says Being…

Gabrielle Reece, former volleyball luminary and wife of surf Olympian Laird “Anatomically Correct” Hamilton, appeared on the Today show on Friday to promote her new book and talk about the virtues of being a “submissive” spouse, because the best way to cultivate a healthy, modern relationship is to return to the… » 4/14/13 2:00pm 4/14/13 2:00pm

Anderson Cooper to Replace Matt Lauer on 'Today'?

Amid all the other rumors floating around the ratings-troubled Today show and its longtime host Matt Lauer (that everyone hates him, that he might just peace and go host Jeopardy!, etc.) is a new one: Anderson Cooper was reportedly approached by NBC execs to replace Lauer before the end of the year. According to » 3/27/13 4:20pm 3/27/13 4:20pm

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

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

Kathie Lee Gives an Impassioned Speech About Feminism on 'Today'

This morning on Today, while discussing the controversy over Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer's mandate that employees are no longer allowed to work from home over a glass of red wine, Kathie Lee broke into a speech about feminism and choice. Wherever you stand on Mayer's decision, you have to admit that Kathie Lee's… » 2/27/13 12:00pm 2/27/13 12:00pm

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

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