NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) Willie Geist, who co-hosts MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” will join NBC’s “Today” as a co-host during the 9 o’clock hour, a person familiar with the situation told TheWrap. Under the deal, Geist will also continue to serve as a backup for “Today” anchor Matt Lauer. The move also raises his profile as a […]
“Revolution” creator and executive producer J.J. Abrams dropped by “The Today Show” Friday morning to explain his new show, something the master of complicated mystery dramas is used to doing by now.
Leave it to Kathie Lee Gifford to find herself in the middle of a media frenzy. Fortunately for the “Today” co-host, the headlines are about another celebrity, Taylor Swift. Swift made headlines when Gifford’s stepdaughter Victoria Gifford Kennedy claimed that Swift was not invited to her daughter Kyle’s wedding last weekend in Boston. Apparently, Swift […]
A quip by Al Roker may have hit too close to home for NBC’s “Today” show team. Roker, Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Tamron Hall were wrapping up an interview with members of the U.S. women’s rowing team on “Today” Thursday, when the tradition of a winning team throwing their coxswain into the water was […]
“Today” staple Kathie Lee Gifford didn’t make some of her fans happy in a recent interview in which she implied that parents of drug addicts were failures. In an interview with Family Circle magazine, Gifford discussed her family and at one point stated, “I’m not a perfect mom, but my kids haven’t been arrested, in […]
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC’s hopes that the London Olympics would boost the struggling “Today” show have been rewarded and then some. The once-dominant morning news show beat ABC’s “Good Morning America” by an average of 1.6 million viewers each day last week, the Nielsen ratings company said Monday. That’s the most dominant week for […]
You don’t mess with Aretha Franklin. A day after “Today’s” Kathie Lee Gifford and and Hoda Hotb stated that Franklin, who is 70, was not a good pick to judge “American Idol” due to her age, Franklin took issue and struck back. Now, Gifford is apologizing for her comments. “I need to apologize to a […]
U.S. women’s soccer star and former “Dancing with the Stars” contestant Hope Solo said in an article that the women’s soccer team may have enjoyed their 2008 Olympic gold medal a little bit too much. She says in an interview with ESPN the Magazine that she had been partying with teammates (and a few celebrities) […]
The former co-host of NBC’s “Today” show was in Indianapolis on Tuesday to take a drive around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with Danica Patrick. The feature will air sometime after Couric’s syndicated talk show, called “Katie,” debuts in September.
NEW YORK — During a tumultuous time in morning television, the competition between the “Today” show and “Good Morning America” can’t get any tighter. The shows finished in a dead heat in the Nielsen ratings last week, both averaging 4.604 million viewers. It was the fifth time in 12 weeks that ABC’s “Good Morning America” […]