Matt Lauer is the handsomest face on the Today show. The ladies love him. What a sexy beast.

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Ah, now we know why Matt Lauer signed a new contract with Today:

He wanted to sit across from Pippa Middleton!

The 30-year old, who sky-rocketed to worldwide fame after the April 2011 nuptials between Prince William and her sister Kate Middleton, spoke with Lauer today for her first-ever broadcast interview.

"We saw it as a family wedding," Pippa said of the global event. "We really saw it as a family getting together and doing their bit. To me, it was just performing in front of a lot of people, just not the world. It was surreal!"

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Snubbed by Katie Couric and left off her wedding invite list, Matt Lauer joked to Howard Stern that the Today show motto “is just bullis--t, apparently!”

Matt Lauer and Katie Couric

That would be the dubbing of NBC's morning show crew as America's First Family, which is laughable given the recurring strife behind the scenes.

In any case, Katie Couric and John Molner tied the knot last weekend in the Hamptons, and despite other big TV players being on hand, Lauer was not invited.

Lauer joked how he and other staff members were plotting to “crash” the wedding disguised as waiters or pest control workers, but it wasn’t meant to be.

He said he even consulted with his producers, but the idea was nixed, believing the men would look horrible breaking up the elegant occasion with schtick.

Not sure how they figure that ... wedding crashers always make for the best stories. Unless no one likes the people crashing the soiree, of course.

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Matt Lauer is gonna stay with Today.

The embattled anchor, whose program now loses the weekly ratings battle to Good Morning America, has signed a two-year contract extension with NBC.

The New York Times reported the deal, which comes as a bit of a surprise because Lauer has been under a great deal of fire over the past several months.

Matt Lauer on Today Show Set

Many blame Lauer for the poor execution of Ann Curry's firing, while Lauer's alleged refusal to take a pay cut has angered many show staffers.

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What do Barack Obama, Nicole Kidman, and Justin Bieber have in common? They've all made a sex tape?

They're all left-handed, making them quite elite for more than just politics, movies, and music.

Between 7 and 10 percent of people worldwide are left-handed. Why does that matter?

Well, because quite a few of Hollywood's elite also happen to be southpaws, and an uncanny number of politicians around the globe are too, for that matter.

Take a look at this list of 21 left-handed celebrities to see the one thing that unites them all:

Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga might be pointing to her engagement ring from Taylor Kinney here, but she could just as well be showing off the fact that she's left-handed.

Being left-handed is commonly associated with intelligence and creativity, not to mention those terrible ink smears along the side of their dominant hand.

Seriously, what's a leftie have to do to get the right kind of desk around here??

Despite their minority status, left-handed people are more likely to excel in music, math, and sports; based on scientific studies and anecdotal evidence, that seems to hold true. 

Just don't expect Bieber to be a poster child for International Left Handers Day.

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Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, and the rest of the anchors at NBC's Today celebrated "No Makeup Monday" by ... well, you can most likely figure it out.

As part of the "Love Your Selfie" series, the trio went makeup-free with Natalie Morales, Tamron Hall, Willie Geist, Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee Gifford and Carson Daly.

Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer: No Makeup!
Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer go makeup free on the Today Show February 24, 2014.

"Did it get pale and pasty in here or is it just me" Lauer joked.

No Matt, it's not just you. But you are still a sexy beast, man.

With no foundation or bronzer available, some of the journalists admitted that appearing on high-definition TV was more challenging than everyday life.

"There's a difference in walking around your neighborhood without makeup and then being on national TV without makeup," Hall said this morning.

"TV is a little less forgiving," Savannah Guthrie confirmed.

Kotb copped to wanting a little something to feel more like herself. "I like to have lipstick on," she said. "If I have nothing on, but I have lipstick, I feel better."

Kudos to Today for doing this even if it was difficult and potentially causes Matt severe PTSD. Check out other celebrities without makeup below:

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Matt Lauer to the rescue?

There are words NBC executives never thought they'd say to themselves.

But with host Bob Costas ailing from an eye infection that has become the talk of the Twitterverse, the network has confirmed that Lauer will take his spot for tonight's coverage of the Sochi Olympics. 

Bob Costas Eye

“Reluctantly, I was trying to throw a complete game here, but I think we’re going to have to go to the bullpen, and I don’t know if you’re aware of this or not, but you’re Mariano Rivera, at least tonight,” Costas told Lauer by phone this morning on Today.

“Let’s hope it’s only tonight. I’m walking around, I might as well be playing ‘Marco Polo.’ I have no idea where I am.”

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Matt Lauer is ready to turn the page on 2013 and on the 55th year of his life.

It wasn't a great one for the Today anchor, who turns 56 today and who faced rumors of his firing over the past 12 months.

His NBC program plummeted in the ratings, actually losing to Good Morning America for the first time in forever, and fired staffers blamed Lauer's for their dismissal because he allegedly refused to take a pay cut. Ouch.

Matt Lauer on a Red Carpet

And, as if that wasn't embarrassing enough, Lauer dressed as Pamela Anderson for Halloween. We can never erase that memory from our brains.

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Give Rob Ford a break, folks.

Yes, the Toronto Mayor has admitted to smoking crack at some point in the fairly recent past, but he's just as curious as everyone else to see the video that depicts this event.

Because he was too wasted to remember it!

"I was very, very inebriated" at the time, Ford told Matt Lauer this morning on Today, adding that he's "very fortunate" his city was not hit with a terrorist attack during one of his substance abuse binges.

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For Halloween, Matt Lauer dressed as Pamela Anderson.

This morning, conversely, The Today Show host went from pretending to be a woman to extolling the virtues of something very important for men: Regular prostate exams.

In order to raise awareness of prostate cancer and how simple it can be to check for, Lauer and Al Roker actually underwent a digital test on air.

No, the very personal aspects of this examination were not filmed. But a physician was featured speaking to the reporters after each went behind a closed door for his quick test and important information was passed along. Watch now:

As entertaining as it is when Roker films a selfie at a Drake concert, this segment was especially helpful and, hopefully, educational to many.

Well done, Today.

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Dear Today Show and Matt Lauer -

We know your ratings need a boost. And we know your reputation is in the drain and viewers need to see you as a fun-loving host, not someone who demeans your staffers.

But still. No. Just... no.

On The Today Show's Halloween spectacular this morning, Al Roker dressed as Mr. T and Kathie Lee Gifford was Wilma from The Flintstones. But the classic costumes were all a lead-up to Lauer coming out as Pamela Anderson from Baywatch.

We wish we were making this up. And we really wish we could un-see this:

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  • Matt Lauer Dressed as Pamela Anderson

Anderson, meanwhile, doesn't even look like this anymore, having just gotten a new pixie cut.

And forget Julianne Hough in blackface. This is FAR more offensive.

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