Poor Ann Curry. She was not only publicly fired from her cohost position on “The Today Show,” but she then had to sit there and weep about it to Matt Lauer – who probably couldn’t wait to see her go. But apparently that was far from the first time the show had humiliated her. Behind the scenes, Ann was reportedly dealing with a “boys’ club” that relentlessly bullied her, made fun of her, and conspired to get her fired in something her haters called “Operation Bambi.” If you’ve ever been bullied at work by your coworkers or superiors, you’ll totally empathize with what Ann went through.
Ann had spent decades working her way up the newsroom ladder, but when she finally reached the pinnacle, hosting alongside Lauer, ratings began to slip. Reportedly producers, especially Executive Producer Jim Bell, thought that Ann didn’t have “chemistry” with Matt. But Ann was also reportedly hassled in many other excruciating ways, according to author Brian Stelter in his book Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV. Read more on The Stir…
Let’s play Two Truths and a Lie. Better yet, let’s play it with Martha Stewart! Martha will go first. Okay, so: she’s friends with Snoop Dogg, she does yoga every day, and she’s a terrible, terrible boss. Do you know which one is the lie? (It’s the last one. According to Martha, of course.) She actually is friends with Snoop Dogg! They bake brownies together. Do you know what kind of brownies? Here, let Martha tell you herself. Try not to cringe when Natalie Morales refers to the rapper/actor/icon/Lion as “the Snoop.” Who does that? [BuzzFeed]
There’s seriously no better way to end a week than to discover my spirit animals Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb spent a whopping eight minutes discussing the piece I wrote about what your pubic hair says about you. Watch the incredibly hilarious segment above, in which both Hoda and Kathie Lee reveal their potentially surprising pube styles. And then check out the original piece, to find out whether I got your pubic personality right…
Eww, Matt Lauer. “Anne Hathaway, I’ve seen a lot of you lately.” Really? The “Today Show” host kicked off his interview with the “Les Miserables” actress with a pervy reference to the bare crotch shots that hit the web yesterday, taken when Hathaway exited a car at the movie’s NYC premiere and apparently wasn’t wearing underwear. Oops! Hathaway handled this awkward moment with total class — check out her response to Lauer above. [via HyperVocal]
Oh hey, it’s Frisky spirit animals, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, talking at length about a recent story of ours on “The Today Show” this morning! KLG and Hoda got comfy in their recliners and chatted about “How To Deal When Your Friend’s Husband Hits On You,” agreeing with our advice to not tell the friend what went down and to never, ever, ever be alone with the dude again. Seems that Kathie Lee has experienced this problem first hand. Check out the clip above!
So, i flew from NYC to San Jose, CA last night (for the gymnastics Olympics trials, woot!), arriving at my hotel after midnight PST. That means I didn’t get to bed until after 3 a.m. EST. I tossed and turned and then woke up to do my usual East Coast radio gig at, grr, 5:30 a.m. PST. Basically, I got around four hours of sleep and am totally out of it. Or I wasssss until I turned on “The Today Show” to discover Channing Tatum — star of the Most Important Movie About Male Strippers Ever, “Magic Mike” — showing off his sexy dance moves (along with co-star Joe Manganiello). Suddenly, I’m like, GOOD MORNING, WORLD, LET’S DO THIS SHIZ! Clip above.