When celebrities walk around New York City, it's commonplace for regular folks to shout out greetings. Unfortunately for Matt Lauer, the messages aren't always positive.
More than a few strangers have berated the Today host on the streets of Manhattan, sources at NBC tell TMZ, "screaming at him" and "calling him names" because they blame Lauer for Ann Curry's departure from the morning news show this past summer.
Veteran anchor Mike Leonard, who worked on NBC's Today for more than 30 years, retired Friday.
Our top moments of the week:
14. Best (Worst) Performance: After Jess rebuffs Sam's attempt to win her back on New Girl, she changes her mind and decides to take him back. But to tell him so, she must sneak into the children's hospital where he works. When she and the gang run into a security guard, they follow Jess' lead and pretend to be carol singers. Although Jess is the only one of the bunch who can carry a tune and no one seems to know the words to "Come All Ye Faithful," she still belts an impressive "I don't know the words" to the tune of the classic Christmas carol. Sam magically appears, even more smitten with her than he was before. Dear Sam, we have a great idea for what to get Jess for Christmas: a....
Jenna Bush Hager
Jenna Bush Hager is pregnant with her first child, she announced on Wednesday morning's Today show.
"We're so excited and [I'm] nervous as a first time mom, but it's something I always wanted," she told co-anchors Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie. "We've been able to keep it a secret ... longer than most."
Brian Williams and Jon Stewart
Friday's telethon to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy raised nearly $23 million, NBCUniversal and the American Red Cross report.
"We are incredibly grateful and humbled by this outpouring of support for those who are suffering as a result of Superstorm Sandy," American Red Cross Chief Marketing Officer Peggy Dyer said in a statement.
Stars align on NBC to help victims of Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together
As the eastern seaboard deals with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, NBC gathered the best and brightest stars and musicians for a telethon that would hopefully ease both the emotional and financial pain.
Hosted by Matt Lauer, Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together featured first-hand stories of those affected by the hurricane, whether that was...
Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera, Billy Joel, Bon Jovi and other stars will come together for a one-hour telethon Friday to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
The event, dubbed Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together, will be hosted by Matt Lauer and will air live on NBC at 8/7c. The telethon will also be live-streamed on NBC.com and will be broadcast across NBCUniversal's network and cable channels, including ...
Kaitlyn Dever, Tim Allen
I'm a sucker for tradition, and there are probably worse ideas than ABC reviving the "TGIF" concept of family-friendly sitcoms on Friday night. Depending on your generation, you may find yourself thinking nostalgically of watching The Brady Bunch and The Partridge Family with the babysitter, or growing up with the Full House-Family Matters-Boy Meets World-Perfect Strangers brand of ABC comedy. Hold on to those memories, because unfortunately, there are few shows this season worse or more grating than tonight's Malibu Country (8:31/7:31c), where the beachfront corn grows awfully and annoyingly high.
NBC will broadcast a one-hour telethon Friday to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy, which ravaged the East Coast earlier this week.
Matt Lauer will host Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together, which will be broadcast live from New York CITY on Friday, Nov. 2 at 8/7c.
Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb
The Today show truly went to the dogs on Thursday, when co-host Kathie Lee Gifford dropped a puppy during a pet adoption segment in the show's fourth hour.
"Oh, puppy needs a bath-y," Gifford quipped, as she held a squirming brown pup, which then promptly went hurtling headfirst into a playpen. A clearly mortified Gifford immediately picked the dog back up and cradled it, repeating, "I'm sorry, I'm sorry," as her co-host, Hoda Kotb, covered her mouth in a combination of amusement and horror. "Puppy took a nosedive-y," Kotb said. (Don't worry, the puppy is fine.)