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

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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:

21 Left Handed Celebrities
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.
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Lady Gaga

1. 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.


Barack Obama

2. Barack Obama

The POTUS, Barack Obama, is but one of many Presidents who are (or were) left-handed.


Justin Bieber

3. Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber is left-handed. It's apparently his preferred hand for stogie smoking.


Angelina Jolie

4. Angelina Jolie

One half of famous couple Brangelina, Angelina Jolie is a leftie.


Prince William

5. Prince William

Prince William is left-handed like his dad. Since this seems to be genetic, maybe the Royal Baby will follow in their footsteps.


Sarah Jessica Parker

6. Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker is a southpaw! That means her alter ego Carrie Bradshaw was too!


Julia Roberts

7. Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts' dominant hand is the left one. She probably would've grabbed the Oscar with it if she'd won.


Bill Clinton

8. Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton, grandfather-to-be, is a leftie like so many other Presidents have been


Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

9. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

While it's typical for only ONE twin in a pair to be left-handed, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are BOTH lefties.


Tom Cruise

10. Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise is a leftie. He's also dating Laura Prepon. Those two things probably aren't related at all.


Oprah Winfrey

11. Oprah Winfrey

If being left handed in any way helped Oprah Winfrey become so successful, then we want to be left handed too.


Phil Mickelson

12. Phil Mickelson

Apparently, being left handed gives people a predisposition to being good at golf. That's the case for Phil Mickelson.


Demi Moore

13. Demi Moore

Demi Moore had three babies with ex-husband Bruce Willis. Both of them are left-handed, so there's a good chance their girls are, too.


Bill Gates

14. Bill Gates

Billionaire computer genius Bill Gates is a leftie. Turns out being right-brained is really great for guys like him.


Matt Lauer

15. Matt Lauer

Matt Lauer keeps his mic-hand strong...errr...his left hand. Because he's left-handed.


Jon Stewart

16. Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart emphatically uses his left hand to wave around his pen during tapings of The Daily Show. It's become a thing of his.


Celine Dion

17. Celine Dion

Celine Dion is a Canadian leftie. Not that there's any correlation. She's Canadian AND a leftie.


Nicole Kidman

18. Nicole Kidman

Australian stunner and wife to Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman is a southpaw from Down Under.


Seth Rogan

19. Seth Rogan

Seth Rogan is a southie! Wonder if that's the hand he uses to toke or if he keeps that one free for mocking KimYe?


Bruce Willis

20. Bruce Willis

Bruce Willis, currently married to Emma Heming, does not have an expendable left hand. (I mean, who does, really, but still.)


Morgan Freeman

21. Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman is a leftie. You're reading this caption in Morgan Freeman's voice right now.


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.

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

1. Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer: No Makeup!

Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer go makeup free on the Today Show February 24, 2014.


No Makeup Monday on Today

2. No Makeup Monday on Today

The faces of NBC's morning show go makeup free on Today February 24, 2014.


Today Show No Makeup Monday

3. Today Show No Makeup Monday

The anchors go makeup free on the Today Show February 24, 2014.


Matt Lauer: No Makeup!

4. Matt Lauer: No Makeup!

Matt Lauer wears no makeup on Today, Monday February 24, 2014.


Savannah Guthrie: No Makeup!

5. Savannah Guthrie: No Makeup!

Savannah Guthrie in no makeup, as part of a Today Show special feature Monday, February 24, 2014.


Kathie Lee Gifford: No Makeup!

6. Kathie Lee Gifford: No Makeup!

Kathie Lee Gifford in no makeup, as part of a Today Show special feature Monday, 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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Matt Lauer may be a member of the media, but that doesn't mean he's a fan of the media.

Asked in the latest issue of Esquire about Ann Curry's firing and the blame for it being placed at his feet, the embattled Today anchor could not hide his disdain for how the event was covered.

Relaxed Matt Lauer

"The way the media treated what happened with Ann Curry was a disappointing learning experience," he says. "I was disappointed by the laziness of the media, the willingness to read a rumor, repeat that rumor, and treat it as a fact."

Those rumors, of course, have not quieted for Lauer.

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Matt Lauer is not a popular man around The Today Show set these days.

That's been the case for a long time, of course, but Radar Online claims Lauer is especially under fire right now because nine employees were recently canned - and the anchor's alleged refusal to take a pay cut is being blamed for their pink slips.

Downtrodden Matt Lauer

“It has really irked the staff because Matt is the highest paid journalist in the business, and he only works four days a week!" the insider says. "If he had agreed to a one percent pay cut, those jobs could have been saved.”

Lauer earns $25 million per year, but rumors continue to persist that Today may fire its lead anchor.

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After bailing on the Today Show last Friday, Paula Deen appeared this morning in an exclusive interview with Matt Lauer, and emotions ran high.

Defiantly, and tearfully, she said she doesn't need to change when it comes to using offensive words - even if they got Deen fired by Food Network.

Paula told Lauer, who didn't throw her any softballs:

"If there's anyone out there that has never said something they wish they could take back, please pick up that stone and throw it so hard at my head that it kills me."

"I is what I is and I'm not changing."

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