President Barack Obama revealed to The Today show’s Savannah Guthrie how he and his wife Michele are cleverly discouraging his daughters Sasha and Malia from getting tattoos.
Asked whether his daughters think he’s uncool on Wednesday morning, Obama said, “Michelle and I have used this strategy when it comes to things like tattoos. What we’ve said to the girls is, if you guys ever decide you’re going to get a tattoo, then Mommy and me will get the exact same tattoo, in the same place, and we’ll go on YouTube and show it off as a family tattoo.”
Since the POTUS didn’t say they were outright against the idea, the parental mind game isn’t so much of a deterrent but more of a challenge. I mean, imagine trying to convince one of the most powerful man on the world to get a butterfly tattoo on his shoulder. Well, maybe something a little bit classier. And besides, family tattoos can be meaningful!
I’m sure when they put their heads together, Sasha and Malia can get creative and figure out a way for the POTUS and FLOTUS to say yes to some body ink.
Man, it must be so good being a sloth.
Now, CC the Sloth from the Staten Island Zoo gets her make-up done before her appearance on The Today Show. Just look at her being so goddamn cute in that chair and knowing that everyone is in love with her. It’s like, “Yeah, you fawn over me. I know I’m that cute! Huzzah!”
Okay, so if we do reincarnate when we die, can I just be a sloth? Please? Pleassssssssse?!
Oh Satan, always getting in the way of a balanced meal. In this hilarious (emphasis on hilarious) Today Show interview circa 1984, a woman stresses about her haunted toaster. The woman shows the camera a piece of toast with the words “Satan Lives” carved very angrily into the bread’s crispy flesh, claiming it was the haunted toaster’s doing. I can’t make this sh*t up.
The video is just too perfect to even describe and it literally made my morning to see such an epic news report. The best part is when the Haunted Toaster is set on fire right before the cameras eyes. I wonder if toaster exorcisms exist.
“When all is said and done, it makes good toast,” the woman said in her concluding thoughts. The taste of Satanic bread over anything.
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Matt Lauer totally called it when he said One Direction was “the biggest concert event that we have ever had here on The Today Show.” Fans waited in line for days beforehand, creating hysteria in Manhattan. The lineup was totally worth it considering the huge announcement they made.
According to Niall, the guys are going to do their first ever MOVIE! He said: “It’s gonna be in 3D, and it’s coming to cinemas near you on the 30th of August, 2013.”
The guys’ TV spot was to promote their sophomore album Take Me Home, which hit shelves today. Harry said they wrote about five songs on the album, so it comes from the heart. Along with “What Makes You Beautiful” they also performed “Live While We’re Young” and of course, “Little Things,” which brought the crowd to tears.
One Direction movie and “LWWY”
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Didn’t anyone tell The Today Show it’s impolite to ask questions about private relationships? Interviewer Savannah Guthrie waited until the very end of her interview this morning to ask whether Kristen and Robert Pattinson are back together again.It was for the good of the fans, Guthrie argued.
The usually shy Stewart answered coyly, neither confirming no denying the rumours. ”Funny you mention that,” K-Stew said. “I’m just going to let people watch whatever little movie they would like to think our lives are and go for it. Keep ‘em guessing, I always say.”
I’m presuming The Today Show either had permission to ask the question, giving Stewart sufficient time to come up with a clever answer. Either that, or they were just ballsy enough to go there. Either way, Kristen has told us to think whatever we want to think so in my head her and RPatz are cuddling under Snuggies watching reruns of Dawson’s Creek as I write this.
Of course, Stewart was there to promote the next instalment of the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn Part 2.
Do you think they’re back together?
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It was only a matter of time before Psy brought his viral hit “Gangnam Style” to Rockefeller Plaza. The Korean pop star performed his iconic horse-riding dance with a slew of backup dancers dressed in all-white. Psy himself was dressed in a daring frog-green tuxedo.
His new manager Scooter Braun tweeted how proud he was: “As an immigrant’s kid I’m taking a lot of pride in what is happening on the @todayshow right now,” Scooter tweeted. “Thousand r here for #GangnamStyle. Watch!”
Al Roker seemed to have a moment on The Today Show this morning after his co-host Savannah Guthrie demonstrated how high school students awkwardly dance far apart at co-ed shindigs. She grabbed Matt Lauer and slow danced shoulder-width apart, explaining: ”Like they say in Catholic school, leave room for the Holy Ghost.”
That’s when Al Roker made an awesome face and held it FOREVER. How long can he hold the same face? And what was he thinking? Points for whoever writes the perfect thought caption.
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Community’s Joel McHale gets drunk with the ladies of The Today Show and trash-talks them, MIA feuds with Anderson Cooper on Twitter and a kid watches bubbles for the first time.
As we know, actress Lindsay Lohan is well into her comeback crusade. She’s faced her share of troubles over the years, so you’d think The Today Show’s Matt Lauer would have a lot to ask her about her jail stints, probation and drug use. Instead, he went straight for the kill and asked Lindsay what she thought about America’s relationship with Pakistan.
Conan O’Brien just couldn’t get over how strange the interview question was. This parody by Team Coco shows what life would be like if Matt Lauer actually asked the gritty questions… instead of questions about condoms like he did with Zac Efron earlier today.
It has been a day of huge Bieber surprises – and it’s not even Christmas yet!
Fans waited in line for days through the cold and rain in the Rockefeller Plaza in anticipation of the big surprise Justin Bieber promised via Twitter for his performance on the Today Show on Wednesday.
“Im bringing a BIG SURPRISE with me to the @todayhow performance this morning. I want to make this great for the fans. they deserve it,” Bieber tweeted earlier today. Boy, did he ever deliver with an outstanding performance of his song “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire),” with none other than his friend and mentor Usher.
“so blessed! thank you to all the fans who camped out for days for the @todayshow this morning!! Had to bring out big bro @UsherRaymondIV!!” Bieber tweeted moments after getting off stage, adding ”Im not done with my SPECIAL GUESTS!! Watch @theviewtv today because Im bringing out another major surprise! #Mistletoe!
So who did Bieber surprise the View audience with? Mary J. Blige! Bet you didn’t see that one coming! Blige came out during Bieber’s performance of his single, “Mistletoe,” to loud screams of excitement. Check out the video below.
Two outstanding performances with amazing musical guests, and a music video?! It doesn’t get better than that. Does this kid ever stop? It’s not even December yet and he’s full of so much holiday cheer. Without further ado, here’s Bieber’s new Christmas video:
It’s a sad day for morning television.
‘The Today Show’ co-host Meredith Vieira is leaving after five years. As her voice quivered and as she fought back tears, Vieira made the announcement today, saying “I’ve decided to leave ‘Today’ in June.”
Vieira took the co-host seat next to Matt Lauer five years ago, replacing Katie Couric.
Meredith says she made the decision “after months of personal reflection and private conversations with my family and friends.”
She added, “I’m really sad because … for the past 10 years this has been my second home.”
Vieira says she wanted to spend more time with her husband, Richard, and her kids. The famous television personality, who also hosts ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,’ noted “I really hope to stay with the NBC family … that is my goal.”
Lauer said Vieira “has brought class and dignity and talent and a joy of life to this show for the last five years.”
Vieira will be replaced by Ann Curry.
All the women of ‘Today’ keep leaving, yet Lauer remains. I wonder if he’s the problem. Or maybe he just really loves his job. I would, if I was in his position! I wish Vieira the best in whatever she decides to take on next.
NBC’s Today has been the number one morning newscast in the United States for over 15 years and has apparently brought NBC floods of revenue. Now, Matt Lauer, one of the shows most recognizable anchors, wants his piece of the peacock.
TMZ is reporting that Lauer is asking for $25 million a year. He currently squeaks by with $17 million a year, thus Lauer feels an $8 million raise is in order.
Reports have surfaced that Lauer is looking to leave The Today Show to perhaps man his own talk-show, however reps are insisting Lauer’s moves are simply a well-timed negotiation for more money, as co-host Meredith Viera has announced she will be leaving in September and the show could not afford to lose both.
Lauer is one of the best in the business. I understand he’s asking for a lot of money, but in relative terms, he deserves it. He handles all controversy like a composed professional (like when Tom Cruise called him “glib” on-air) and never shies away from important questions.
I doubt I am the only one who thinks NBC should, in the words of Deion Sanders, “pay da man!”
Lady Gaga took over Rockefeller Plaza Friday morning appearing and performing on The Today Show, reports MTV News.
Wearing more conservative (for Lady Gaga at least) outfits, a white pantsuit and bra and after a costume change a black jumpsuit and bra, the Mother Monster put on a hell of a show for her fans through the heat and pouring rain.
Around 20,000 people showed up to watch her perform hits including “Bad Romance” and “Alejandro” and a new song called “You and I”.
Before performing her new song, Lady Gaga said, “‘You and I’ was written about the most important person that I’ve ever met and all my friends downtown, Lady Starlight and Brian, who’s here today playing trumpet, and all my friends, they’re so wonderful.”
Despite her international superstar status, Gaga told host Meredith Vieira, “I haven’t [gotten used to it], but I love and cherish my fans so much,” continuing, “I just want to say a big thank you to all of the television and radio and the underground clubs and the gay community for supporting me for the past three years. … There’s certainly things that are difficult to deal with, but the kind of fame that I cherish is the relationship I have with my fans.”
An emotional Kate Gosselin appeared on “The Today Show” this morning to talk about her recent custody battles with her ex-husband Jon Gosselin.
“It’s a struggle to be here, to be anywhere,” she told Meredith Vieira, struggling to stay composed. “The emotion that you see is because I’d rather be at home with them. I have to work, I have to provide for them. It’s a struggle that every working mom, especially single moms, go through. And I’m really feeling it.”
Jon Gosselin has accused Kate of being an “absentee mom,” concerning herself with her celebrity status more than her kids. Kate address those comments by emphasizing she is a working Mom and her kids always come first.
“In my heart I’m always in my kitchen baking and cooking for my kids and I’ll always be there.”