The morning show wars may soon be heading to Lifetime. The cable network is looking at adapting Top of the Morning, based on the book of the same name by former New York Times reporter Brian Stelter, into a two-hour TV movie.
The book follows the cutthroat world of morning TV, where ABC's Good Morning America has recently surged while NBC's Today has stumbles in the wake of several missteps — in particular, the messy departure of co-anchor Ann Curry. Also likely to be addressed: GMA anchor Robin Roberts' battle with cancer and triumphant return to the show.
Olympic figure skater Evan Lysacek will not be competing in Sochi, he announced on Today.
"It's very difficult for me to say that, but my road to Sochi ends here," Lysacek told Matt Lauer on Tuesday. "It's been a difficult decision for sure. Right now my focus has to shift from training and preparing for Sochi ... to getting healthy and trying to heal this injury once and for all."
Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year.
"So much of what he has done in his brief nine months in office has really changed the tone that is coming out of the Vatican," Time managing editor Nancy Gibbs said during the reveal on Wednesday's Today. "He is saying, 'We are about the healing mission of the church, and not about the theological police work that had maybe been preoccupying us.' [He's stood out as] someone who has changed the tone and perception and focus of one of the world largest institutions in an extraordinary way."
This week, in order to get into the Christmas spirit, Orange Is the New Black stars Danielle Brooks and Uzo Aduba recorded a holiday medley, and someone made a mashup video of Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) singing "Let It Snow." Also, Olympic diver Tom Daley posed a coming-out video, an adorable 4-year-old boy named Noah got over his embarrassment about wearing glasses on the Today show, and Steve Coogan did some spot-on celebrity impersonations for Ellen DeGeneres. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
Nine days after injuring her knee, Lindsey Vonn is back on the ski slopes.
"I went skiing today!" Vonn posted on Instagram Thursday, along with the hashtags progress and thankful.