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Was Amy Adams Booted From “The Today Show” For Refusing To Discuss The Sony Hack?

  • Amy Adams’ appearance on “The Today Show” — to promote her movie “Big Eyes” — was canceled at the last minute, reportedly because she said she did not want to talk about the Sony hack. The hack revealed, amongst other things, that Adams and her “American Hustle” co-star Jennifer Lawrence were paid significantly less than their male costars in the film. [Us Weekly]
  • The latest woman to allege that Bill Cosby raped her is Katherine McKee, a former showgirl and girlfriend of Sammy Davis Jr., who said the comedian assaulted her in the 1970s. [Death and Taxes]
  • Today in Asinine Celebrity Quotes, Sofia Vergara says she would apply to cement to her eyes if it would stop wrinkles. [People] Keep reading »

Proof That Public Proposals Aren’t Always The Best Idea

Proof That Public Proposals Aren't Always The Best Idea
Way To Steal Her Moment, Dude

A public marriage proposal may have worked out well for Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, but it’s a stunt that should always be approached with caution. Timing and location are everything as is being at least mostly confident that the person you’re asking is going to respond positively. I’m pretty sure that Chirag Shah failed to run through the “Should I Propose In Public?” checklist before he seized control of his girlfriend Simone Jhingoor’s “Today Show” segment — which was supposed to be about her nonprofit, the Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation  – and used the airtime to ask her to marry him. The look on Simone’s face and the awkward distance between the newly engaged couple seemed to indicate that despite saying “yes” to his proposal, Simone was not especially psyched that she had rehearsed and prepared for a segment about her nonprofit work had been derailed by her now-fiance’s kind of selfish desire to be splashy and romantic. I hope “The Today Show” has her back tomorrow to discuss her work, as was originally intended. [Jezebel]

Watch Matt Lauer’s Awkward & Icky Interview With Miley Cyrus On “The Today Show”

Watch Matt Lauer's Awkward & Icky Interview With Miley Cyrus On "The Today Show"
"I'll never look at a foam finger the same way again!"

Alright, I think it’s time to start a petition to ban Matt Lauer from interviewing young famous women on “The Today Show.” It rarely doesn’t tread into uncomfy territory. (Remember when he asked Anne Hathaway about her vagina?) This morning, in between singing her hit songs “We Can’t Stop” and “Wrecking Ball,” Lauer interviewed Miley Cyrus about her new album, Bangerz, that whole Sinead O’Connor mess and, of course, her performance at the MTV VMAs last month, and it got … yucky. Watch above.

Carson Daly To Wake Up Early As New “Today Show” Host

  • NBC has announced that former “TRL” VJ Carson Daly has been added as a host at “The Today Show.” He is leaving his current gig as host of “Last Call.” No one asked me, but if any former MTV VJ deserves the “Today” job, it’s Riki Rachtman. [Today]
  • Gia Allemand’s mother is blaming the “Bachelor” contestant’s recent suicide on Allemand’s father, saying the two had a falling out a few months prior. [People]
  • Dakota Johnson — who just scored the lead role in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie — is dating jewelry designer Jordan Masterson, who is half-brothers with Danny Masterson from “That ’70s Show.” Uh oh. The Mastersons are longtime Scientologists … don’t get sucked in, Dakota! [Us Weekly] Keep reading »

Jessica And Tim From “40 Days Of Dating” Reveal Their Relationship Status On “Today”

Friends or Lovers?
Jessica And Tim From "40 Days Of Dating" Reveal Their Relationship Status On "Today"
Are Jessie & Tim Still Together?
40 Days Of Dating
40 Love Lessons From "40 Days Of Dating"
Forty things we learned about love from Tim and Jessie's experiment. Read More »

We were all wondering if the “40 Days of Dating” project would end with Jessica Walsh and Timothy Goodman in a relationship. Who am I kidding? No one was wondering. More like, we were hoping they would come to their senses and break up. They were so glaringly, obviously ill-suited for each other, fighting over that damn Minnie Mouse sweatshirt. As we predicted, they are no longer together, but they remain good friends. As Tim points out, there was nothing natural about this experiment. Uh, yeah. Going to couples therapy with someone you’d been dating for one day would be awkward to say the least. Keep reading »

Matt Lauer Acts Smug While Interviewing Trayvon Martin’s Parents

Sabryna Martin Trayvon Martins parents
"There could have been something more done."

I never thought I would agree with Tom Cruise about anything, but dammit if Matt Lauer isn’t the smuggest, most terrible interviewer. On Thursday’s “Today Show,” Matt Lauer interviewed Trayvon Martin’s parents Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton. The interview starts out okay, and then Matt Lauer can’t contain his Matt Lauer-ness anymore. Of the jury, he says, “Do you have anything to say to the jurors — obviously they tried their hardest.” Because obviously Matt Lauer is omnipotent and knows. He then goes on to talk about all the violence that’s occurred at Justice For Trayvon rallies (all the while “The Today Show” is airing clips of violent scenes that are in no way representative of 99 percent of the rallies that actually took place and fails to mention how the police were complicit in what violence did occur). Keep reading »

This Is Shameful
This Is What's Shameful
Amelia's response to the Trayvon Martin verdict. Read More »
Juror B37 Reacts
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Juror B37 thinks George Zimmerman's "heart was in the right place." Read More »
8 Positive Actions
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... you can take in the wake of the Trayvon Martin verdict. Read More »
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