With Matt Lauer facing unending criticism, and the decision to sloppily fire Ann Curry still reverberating around NBC, Today has lost its stranglehold in the ratings game.

Led by George Stephanopoulos and a returning Robin Roberts, Good Morning America is on top for the first time on ages, while Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell are pretty much just hanging out at CBS.

Is Maria Shriver returning to the Today show?

That's the rumor going after the former NBC fixture reported from the Vatican on the program this week, leading the network to explore a permanent deal.

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Paula Deen may have had a bit too much of the Florida sun this week.

Or a margarita too many before appearing on The Today Show in Miami this morning, as the chef chatted up Al Roker in a strange segment alongside her kin.

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