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Katy Perry Is All About Lollipops, Cotton Candy And Matt Lauer

August 27th, 2010 2:15pm EDT
Katy Perry
It was lollipops and fluffy clouds for Katy Perry in concert on NBC's "Today Show" this morning. The pop star wore a pink sequined bodysuit with a ballet skirt. Whatever dream world she's living in, we want to go there!

The singer donated free pillows and blankets to fans who camped out to see her perform in New York City.

Fans began lining up to see the singer days in advance - and she decided to thank them for their loyalty by ordering customized cushions and quilts with her name printed on them.

Our friends over at PopEater heard that Katy has a little crush on 'Today Show' host Matt...

Dina Lohan To Be Interviewed On The 'Today Show'

August 12th, 2010 3:00pm EDT
Dian Lohan
Lindsay Lohan's mother Dina is set to tell all about her daughter's recent jail stint and current rehab stay in a TV interview on Friday.

The Mean Girls star was sentenced to 90 days behind bars earlier this year after she was found to have violated the terms of her probation stemming from a 2007 DUI arrest. She served just 13 days behind bars at the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, California and was transported to a rehabilitation clinic as part of a court-ordered 90-day treatment program.

Lohan's lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, revealed the troubled star is "doing very w...

Lady Gaga Performed On 'The Today Show'; Stopped Traffic

July 9th, 2010 5:20pm EDT
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga brought traffic in her native New York City to a halt on Friday when more than 20,000 devotees crowded the streets to watch the star perform a free show in the rain.

The "Poker Face" singer took to the stage as part of The Today Show's Summer Concert Series and played a handful of songs, including her hit "Bad Romance" and new single "Alejandro."

Gaga also treated fans to a rendition of standard Someone To Watch Over Me and a new track, titled You and I, during which she writhed around on top of a grand piano in the middle of Rockefeller Center as the skies opened and the rain b...

Alleged Mistress Of Matt Lauer Used To Be A Man

May 28th, 2010 10:44am EDT
Alexis Houston Matt Lauer
Alexis Houston, the alleged mistress in the Matt Lauer cheating scandal, used to be a man. Previously known as Wellington Houston, Alexis came forward to deny the affair rumors.

Alexis had the sex change around three years ago. She has hired Gloria Allred as her attorney, saying in a press conference "I feel that my privacy and personal space has been invaded."

Alexis made headlines before - as Wellington. In the late 90's, he was sued by Whitney Houston for fraud. Wellington was claiming to be a distant relative and trying to defraud a doctor. In 2001 he released a music CD, again claimi...

Matt Lauer Says Cheating Allegations Are 'Ridiculous' & 'Not True'

May 14th, 2010 9:00am EDT
Matt Lauer
News anchorman Matt Lauer has angrily dismissed reports suggesting he and his wife have split.

"The Today Show" host was alleged to have cheated on his wife of 12 years, Annette, with a relative of Whitney Houston's while he was covering the Winter Olympics in Vancouver earlier this year.

But he insists that story and another one suggesting he had moved out of the family's home are works "of fiction."

Lauer tells People magazine, "I am living in my apartment with Annette and my children as a family and a couple. I have never moved out. I am not moving out. There is no truth to that."


Matt Lauer: The Latest Celebrity Cheater?

May 13th, 2010 1:59pm EDT
Matt Lauer
Multiple sources are reporting that Today Show host Matt Lauer has moved out of his house after his wife accused him of cheating while covering the Olympics in Vancouver.

The National Enquirer says that accusations between Lauer and his wife of 12 years, Annette, led to a two-day fight and him leaving the house. They also say that she no longer wears her wedding ring.

The National Enquirer's latest issue has an interview with Annette's mother, who confirms the fight and Matt leaving the house. Apparently he was spending nights in Vancouver at local hotspots and was spotted several times w...

Everyone's Favorite Monkey Returns In 'Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey'

January 23rd, 2010 9:00am EST
Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey
Buckle up for an unforgettable experience when Curious George and his friends embark on a hilarious madcap cross country adventure in "Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey", an all-new feature-length animated film available only on DVD on March 2 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Filled with the delightful antics, gentle humor and heartfelt emotion that have captivated the hearts of families around the world, "Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey" includes a menagerie of entertaining bonus features: Two never-before-seen shows from the all-new TV season on PBS that does not air un...

Macy's 2009 Thanksgiving Day Parade: Meh

November 28th, 2009 8:51am EST
So, in the spirit of Turkey Day and all that is holy in the holiday season traditions, I got up too early to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade along with an equally weary Liz Lewis. This year was pretty run of the mill.

Like all years past, NBC rolled in with semi truck filled with shameless plugs, an overload of NBC promotions, and puns corny enough to even make younger kids grimace. The route changed, to the chagrin of all those with pricey Broadway real estate who look forward to this fall classic, and the cast of Glee was glaringly absent. With NBC bringing out some real...

Robert Pattinson Talks About His Butt Accident, Other Rumors (Video)

November 19th, 2009 10:45am EST
Robert Pattinson
TODAY's Matt Lauer talked to actor Robert Pattinson this morning about his new movie, "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," and the nature of his relationship with co-star Kristen Stewart. Check out the video!

In a recent interview Robert claimed he's not a romantic in real life. "I haven't done that many romantic things in my life," he said in a press conference, to the silent sounds of hearts breaking. Even though he is a musician, Pattinson has never used it to serenade a sweetheart. "Oh, no! I don't think that would ever be romantic. You need to have so much balls to do that. Jesus Christ!...

Katy Perry's Wacky Dice Dress On 'Today Show' (Pics & Video)

July 24th, 2009 3:54pm EDT
Katy Perry Today Show video dice dress pictures
Pop singer Katy Perry rocked the stage at the "Today" show this morning in a red "dice dress." Check out pictures and videos below...

No stranger to bizarre fashion choices, Perry showed up in her Las Vegas gear: She wore a bright red sequin dress with huge dice, while her band wore dollar bill suits.

When she was asked about her unconventional outfit, Katie said "Every day for me is Halloween. I am a sucker for themes." And when the guitar wouldn't fit over the dice on her dress, she said, "Now I feel really stupid. This is a stupid outfit. You can have it afterward."

The quirky s...

Video: Matt Lauer Talks To Jermaine Jackson And Gets An Inside Look At Neverland Ranch

July 2nd, 2009 10:22am EDT
Matt Lauer
In a special edition of NBC News' "Today," Matt Lauer broadcasts live from Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch and talks exclusively to Jermaine Jackson in his first interview since his brother's death. Lauer takes viewers on an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the home where Jackson lived for 15 years, getting a rare look inside the private world of the King of Pop.

Jermaine really opens up about his and his family's reactions to the news and then goes on to say 'I wish it was me.' Here's the full video:

Matt Lauer tours the Neverland Ranch, Michael Jackson's fantasy-filled p...

Will Ferrell Gives Props To Matt Lauer In 'Land Of The Lost'

June 2nd, 2009 9:21am EDT
Land of the Lost
Not only does Will Ferrell do his own stunts in Land of the Lost, but so does Matt Lauer. Ferrell plays a disgraced scientist humiliated on The Today Show. In an epilogue, Ferrell's character gets his revenge and Lauer just can't take it.

"The ending scene where he tackles me, he said, 'You know what? Let's do one more take,'" Ferrell said. "Then he just did that, which was great, and I'm trying not to laugh because I was so surprised, that he's like tackling me. That was brilliant, that was great."

Director Brad Silberling used the real take because there was no recreating that m...

Samuel L. Jackson Beats Chris Brown; Cast Your Votes In Round 2 Of 'Celeb Madness' (Pt. 2)

March 23rd, 2009 2:40pm EDT
Samuel L. Jackson
Cast your votes for your favorite celebs in Round 2 of's first annual "Celebrity Madness" tournament! With round one over, you've narrowed the field of 64 down to 32 and we've got 16 more matchups for you to vote on in both our men's and women's brackets!

Round 2 will consist of four parts with eight matchups in each one for you to vote on. Links to both men's and women's below.

-Click here to see the results of the first round!

For more information on the "Celebrity Madness" tournament and to get updated & printable brackets, go HERE.

The Matchup


Matt Lauer Avoids Deer, Flips Off Bicycle

March 23rd, 2009 8:58am EDT
Matt Lauer
NEW YORK (AP) — A flip off his bicycle took "Today" show co-host Matt Lauer off the air Monday.

Lauer was riding his bicycle this weekend when a deer jumped into his path. He flipped over the bike's handlebars and was slightly hurt, NBC said.

His broadcast partner, Meredith Vieira, joked on the air that Lauer thinks the deer was hired by the competition.

"Matt's banged up with a displaced shoulder, it popped out," she said. "So hopefully he'll be on the mend soon."

Lester Holt filled in as Vieira's co-host Monday.

© 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Th...

Play Starpulse's 'Celebrity Madness 2009 - The Men' (Round 1, Group 3)

March 19th, 2009 2:00pm EDT
Number One Seed Matthew McConaughey
Cast your votes for your favorite male & female celebrities in's First Annual "Celebrity March Madness" showdown! In the spirit of the NCAA Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments, we bring you two celebrity tournaments throughout the month of March that will determine the number one male and female celebrity - chosen by YOU!

All you have to do is cast your vote in the poll under the picture for one of the two celebs in each matchup! At the end of the round, we'll tally the votes and get the next round underway. There's even a bracket (updated after each round) with all ...

Celebrity Birthdays, December 30

December 30th, 2007 3:00am EST
Happy Birthday to basketball phenom LeBron James (1984), "Smallville" actress Kristin Kreuk (1982), "Tru Calling" actress Eliza Dushku (1980), singer Tyrese (1978), boxer Laila Ali (1977), "Criminal Minds" actress Meredith Monroe (1976), golf star Tiger Woods (1975), NFL quarterback Kerry Collins (1972), Jamiroquai front man Jay Kay (1969), British comedic actress Tracey Ullman (1959), Today Show anchor Matt Lauer (1957), singer/songwriter Suzy Bogguss (1956), ELO singer Jeff Lynne (1947), singer Patti Smith (1946), Monkees' lead singer Davy Jones (1945) and songwriter Mike Nesmith (1942), ...

Paula Abdul Discusses Drug & Alcohol Rumors, Confirms Who She Has Been Dating

July 18th, 2007 2:30pm EDT
Paula Abdul
In a live interview that aired on NBC News' "Today" this morning, Paula Abdul talked to Matt Lauer about the drug and alcohol addiction rumors she has faced saying she is not addicted to painkillers or alcohol. Abdul said, "painkillers don't work for me," and "I've had to learn to live in pain."

Abdul also talks about her love life, her role as a judge on "American Idol" and her new reality series "Hey, Paula" on Bravo.

Below are excerpts from the interview:

LAUER: Let me ask you about some things that have come up about you. One was that now famous, maybe infamous, interview...

Matt Lauer Interviews Prince William & Prince Harry

June 4th, 2007 10:56am EDT
Princes William & Harry
In their first-ever American television interview, Prince William and Prince Harry of Wales joined NBC News' Matt Lauer for an exclusive interview airing Monday, June 18 on "Today" (7-10 AM ET) and "Dateline NBC" (10-11 PM ET). Lauer talked with the two Princes last month at their London residence, Clarence House, in this wide-ranging interview.

This August marks the tenth anniversary of the tragic death of their mother, Princess Diana. In her honor Prince William and Prince Harry have organized a concert to be held in London on her July 1st birthday. The Princes talked with Lauer abou...

NBC's 'Today' Show And Co-Host Matt Lauer To Broadcast Live From Cuba Next Week

May 30th, 2007 1:47pm EDT
Matt Lauer
NEW YORK (AP) - Matt Lauer and NBC's ''Today'' show will broadcast live from Cuba next Tuesday to report on the political and economic climate there.

Although Lauer is a frequent round-the-world traveler for ''Today,'' it took 18 months to arrange the visit to a country only 90 miles from the United States, said Jim Bell, the show's executive producer. Bell used his ability to speak Spanish in the negotiations.

''It's always timely to go to Cuba,'' Bell said. ''There's always news there. Being there is news in itself.''

There is no expectation NBC will interview ailing Cuban ...

Star Magazine Lists The Best & Worst Celebrity Beach Bods

May 24th, 2007 9:44am EDT
Cameron Diaz
Just in time for summer, Star magazine reveals which celebs are beach-bod ready, and those who should opt to stay in winter hibernation mode. Best Beach Bods 2007 ... And the Best Women Bods Go to ...

Best Tattooed: Pink

Dainty bows tattooed under each butt cheek? Why not! When you look this good in a bikini from behind it’s a gift! Hard-bodied Pink shows off her super-toned physique on a beach outside Sydney

Best Booty-Shakin: Rihanna

This Barbados-born hip-hop princess grew up frolicking on the beach – and she still rules the sands! Rihanna, 19, is hot in a bedazzled ...

Celebrity Birthdays, December 30

December 30th, 2006 3:00am EST
Tiger Woods
Happy Birthday to basketball phenom LeBron James (1984), "Smallville" actress Kristin Kreuk (1982), "Tru Calling" actress Eliza Dushku (1980), singer Tyrese (1978), boxer Laila Ali (1977), "Criminal Minds" actress Meredith Monroe (1976), golf star Tiger Woods (1975), NFL quarterback Kerry Collins (1972), Jamiroquai front man Jay Kay (1969), British comedic actress Tracey Ullman (1959), Today Show anchor Matt Lauer (1957), singer/songwriter Suzy Bogguss (1956), ELO singer Jeff Lynne (1947), singer Patti Smith (1946), Monkees' lead singer Davy Jones (1945) and songwriter Mike Nesmith (1942), ...

George Clooney Talks About His Wild Night With Danny DeVito

December 1st, 2006 2:33pm EST
George Clooney
George Clooney sat down with NBC News' Matt Lauer and talked about his night of partying with fellow actor Danny DeVito. Clooney told Lauer that when he woke up the next morning from the "brutal night" he was "still drunk." The interview will air Monday, Dec. 4, on "Today." Following is a complete transcript if the interview.


When's the last time you got really drunk?


(Laughs) HA HA HA Um...Well…It's…


I mean stumble down, fall on your face drunk.


Really? Umm...well…I was with um, an actor recently...


Big guy, little g...

'Today' Show Host Matt Lauer To Divorce Pregnant Wife

October 4th, 2006 8:23am EDT
Matt & Annette Lauer
"Today" show host Matt Lauer and his wife of seven years, Annette, have officially separated. Lauer, 48, and his wife reportedly split in April, only to reconcile a short time later. A source tells publication Star, "They were trying to work things out."

The Dutch-born model, who is currently pregnant with the couple's third child, filed for divorce on September 13 in Manhattan Supreme Court. The couple have a son, Jack, five, and a daughter, Romy, three.

The source adds, "It's a pretty clean divorce - no fights, no custody disputes. They are following the pre-nup - no extreme d...

Britney Spears Opens Up About Marriage, Motherhood & More

June 12th, 2006 11:51am EDT
Britney Spears
In an emotional and candid interview with NBC's Matt Lauer, pop icon Britney Spears talks about the state of her marriage, motherhood, tabloid criticism about her skills as a mom, and why the paparazzi have gone too far. The exclusive interview will air on Thursday, June 15, on "Today" and "Dateline.”

In the interview at her home, Lauer asks Spears why she is speaking out now and she explains that the tabloids have gone too far by intruding on her private moments and taking photographs of her on private property. "They've crossed the line a little bit," says Spears, "... they like to ...

'Today' To Go Online

May 2nd, 2006 11:12am EDT
Matt Lauer of Today
Beginning Monday, May 1, the morning show Today extended its reach when the first hour of the broadcast became available online for free so that viewers can watch it when they want and where they want, at their convenience.

For viewers who cannot watch the morning show when it airs in their local broadcast market, they will now have the opportunity to view Today on demand, on the internet beginning at 11 a.m. EDT / 8 a.m. PDT at The Today netcast will consist of the first complete hour of the broadcast. Past netcasts will be archived on the site for one week.


'Today' Team Welcomes Couric's Replacement, Meredith Vieira

April 6th, 2006 1:34pm EDT
Matt Lauer anchors
"The View's" Meredith Vieira has been named co-anchor of NBC News' "Today," it was announced today by Jeff Zucker, Chief Executive Officer, NBC Universal Television Group. Vieira will join the morning show and her new colleagues Matt Lauer, Ann Curry and Al Roker, this September. The announcement comes on the heels of Katie Couric's decision to leave the morning show and join CBS Evening News.

"This is an announcement that I couldn't be happier to be making," said Zucker. "Meredith's vast experience as an award-winning journalist, as well as talk show host, make her the ideal candidate...

Celebrity Birthdays, December 30

December 30th, 2005 3:00am EST
Tiger Woods
Happy Birthday to basketball phenom LeBron James (1984), "Smallville" actress Kristin Kreuk (1982), "Tru Calling" actress Eliza Dushku (1980), singer Tyrese (1978), boxer Laila Ali (1977), "Criminal Minds" actress Meredith Monroe (1976), golf star Tiger Woods (1975), NFL quarterback Kerry Collins (1972), Jamiroquai front man Jay Kay (1969), British comedic actress Tracey Ullman (1959), Today Show anchor Matt Lauer (1957), singer/songwriter Suzy Bogguss (1956), ELO singer Jeff Lynne (1947), singer Patti Smith (1946), Monkees' lead singer Davy Jones (1945) and songwriter Mike Nesmith (1942), ...

VH1 Big In '05 Awards Nominees

October 28th, 2005 9:25am EDT
Kanye West
Watercooler buzz was deafening in 2005 and here's why: Tom Cruise's couch trip over new love Katie Holmes, his engagement, impending fatherhood and on-air feud with Matt Lauer and Brooke Shields; Braniston became Brangelina overnight; Kanye West's choice words for the President; Jude Law changed more than diapers with the nanny; Penguins waddled their way onto the big screen; A jury proved that Michael Jackson is no "Smooth Criminal."; Kate Moss' cocaine shame.

And now, for the fourth time, VH1 will honor winners in categories that captured the year in music, news, politics, arts and g...