A Funny Thing Is Happening to Today Now That Matt Lauer Is Gone: Its Ratings Are Going Up

Here are two facts: 1) Throughout the tail end of Matt Lauer’s tenure at NBC’s Today, ABC’s Good Morning America beat it in the ratings, and 2) In the two weeks since Lauer was kicked to the curb for sexual misconduct and replaced by Hoda Kotb, Today’s viewership has surpassed GMA’s by a considerable margin.

Katie Couric Once Said Matt Lauer's 'Most Annoying Habit' Is That He 'Pinches Me On the Ass a Lot'

Plead the Fifth, the recurring Watch What Happens Live! segment during which host Andy Cohen asks guests to discuss topics they generally avoid, has long been known as a fount of celebrity shade. Over the years we’ve watched Brandi Glanville comment on the alleged odor of Joanna Krupa’s vagina, Charlize Theron address…

NBC Claims Megyn Kelly Won't Take Savannah Guthrie's Spot On Today, But I'm Not Buying it

NBC’s Today has been making so many bad, perhaps brand-ruining decisions lately—from embarrassing new hires to shameful firings—that no additional shakeup should surprise me, but a rumor reported Thursday managed to do so anyway. Page Six reports Megyn Kelly may “unseat” Savannah Guthrie (who is currently on maternity…


Watch Kathie Lee Gifford Praise (and Praise) Mel Gibson's Authentic Portrayal of People of Faith

Thursday morning on Today, Kathie Lee Gifford gushed at Mel Gibson for about five minutes straight, at one point praising the noted purveyor of anti-semetic comments/director of Passion of the Christ’s new movie, Hacksaw Ridge, by saying it was exceptional because, “You rarely see authentic portrayals of people of…