Carrie Fisher, best known as Princess Leia from the “Star Wars” franchise, was on “The Today Show” this morning promoting her new memoir “Wishful Drinking.” She had some hilarious little anecdotes about her life growing up in Hollywood, including being told, repeatedly, by Cary Grant not to do acid. I personally loved the moment when she corrected Matt Lauer, who called her mom and dad, Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, the “Brad and Angelina of their day.” She said, “Actually, they were the Brad and Jennifer Aniston. Liz Taylor was the Angelina,” referring, of course, to Taylor breaking up their marriage. I also loved that she sat in her chair all folded up, like a Shaman. Clip above! Keep reading »
Edward Cullen and Bella Swan, ZOMG, I mean Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, were on “The Today Show” this morning to promote “Twilight” which opens in theaters tomorrow. This interview was awkward to watch for a number of reasons, the first being that Pattinson and Stewart seem really burnt out by all the fan obsession, Stewart especially. I kind of get the feeling that Pattinson likes the fact that he can get all the booty he wants, but frankly, it also seems like the only booty he wants is Kristen’s.
Anyway, it was also awkward because “Today” featured a lot of footage of fans going absolutely apes**t for Pattinson, declaring things like, “He’s the love of my life! The reason for my existence! And I love him!” And that was just coming from a teenager — at the end of the segment, Meredith Viera dragged Pattinson and Stewart out into the cold to answer questions from “Twilight” fans, including one woman, who had to be in her late 20s, whose head seemed poised to explode. Clip above! (Oh, also, Robert, time to wash the hair. It looks like it smells.) Keep reading »
Or at least that’s what her outfit seems to suggest. [Performing on The Today Show, New York City, 8/29/08] Keep reading »
The Today Show‘s coverage of the Olympics in Beijing has been cracking me up. This morning they featured this troupe of Chinese old women who taught themselves hip-hop dance moves and yesterday morning, Al Roker and Matt Lauer showed off their skills on the dance floor, performing rhythmic gymnastics. Poor Al looks like he might have a heart attack at any second. Clip above! Keep reading »
Well, it looks like it anyway. The pop star dominated Rockefeller Center when she performed on The Today Show. Amelia is depressed she didn’t go. [New York City, 7/25/08] Keep reading »
Countdown to The Dark Knight! Christian
Slater Bale, the film’s Batman, was on The Today Show this morning and got to talking about co-star Heath Ledger. He disputes the rumors that part of the reason Heath was doing drugs that resulted in an accidental overdose is because he was “too immersed” in the character of the Joker. Clip above. Keep reading »
One of the weird side effects of being engaged, I’m discovering, is that I cannot watch weddings on TV anymore. In movies it’s okay, because they are fictional (hence, I loved 21 Dresses), but last night, as I was thumbing through the channels, I stopped on some “Celebrity-Inspired Real Wedding Extravaganza”-type show on the Style Network and attempted to tune in. I was doing okay for awhile, but when the scene cut to the actual wedding day, I had an uncontrollable urge to change the channel. FAST. I seriously could not let myself watch the actual ceremony. It felt like skipping to the end of a book or something and reading the ending. I watched A Shot At Love II instead.
Then this morning, I was doing my usual, eat-a-yogurt-and-watch-The-Today-Show routine, when Matt, Meredith, Al, and Ann cut to the plaza where The Today Show wedding was about to be performed. And I had to turn it off AGAIN, even though I kind of wanted to see what the bride’s dress looked like. It’s hard to explain, but the idea of watching the actual ceremony in one of these reality weddings feels, like, not allowed. What’s the deal with that? Keep reading »
Post Today Show interview, in which Ann Curry shamelessly threw herself at the star. Not that we’re judging, because we would too. [New York City, 6/23/08] Keep reading »
Seriously, the crowd was bigger than the one for New Kids On The Block and we saw at least four signs asking for Chris’ hand in marriage. Step off, girls, that’s Rihanna’s boo. [The Today Show, 6/6/08] Keep reading »
Looks like this rock lobster wants to fly! Har-har! [Performing on The Today Show, 5/26/08] Keep reading »