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Why Is Regis Kissing Hoda?

March 24th, 2015 10:30am EDT
Regis Philbin & Hoda Kotb Share Awkward Kiss For 'Twizzler Chall
The "Twizzler Challenge" is the new "Ice Bucket Challenge" to raise money for autism research, and Regis Philbin and Hoda Kotb made out on national television to promote the cause.

The Twizzler Challenge takes its cue from "Lady and the Tramp." Two people eat a single Twizzler licorice and meet in the middle and kiss.

"Let me look at your lips," Philbin said on "Today" Monday morning, putting his arm on Kotb's shoulder. "She could swallow me. Honest to God, something's going to happen here. I've never seen lips like that."

Kathie Lee Giffords commented, "She's got nice lips, they're Egyp...

'Pretty Woman' Is How Old?

March 22nd, 2015 8:45am EDT
pretty woman reunion
The Today show staged an epic reunion of the cast of the beloved 1990's film "Pretty Woman" and the complete cast was brought together for the first time since filming the romantic comedy.

NBC announced the epic sit-down with a tongue-in-cheek press release which stated, "Matt Lauer sits down with actors Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Hector Elizondo, Laura San Giacomo, and director Garry Marshall for the 25th anniversary of the movie," the network said in a news release. "To miss it would be a big mistake. Big. Huge."

Julia Roberts (Vivian Ward) and Richard Gere (Edward Lewis) met up with ...

Are These Natalie Morales Rumors True?

November 13th, 2014 1:46pm EST
Is Natalie Morales Leaving 'The Today Show'?
Anchor Natalie Morales is considering leaving "Today" after three years as a co-anchor on the long-running morning show.

The television host has appeared on the daily series since 2006. Morales was promoted to co-anchor in 2011.

According to an article in the gossip column Page Six, Morales is reportedly leaving because she continues to butt head swith co-host Tamron Hall and NBC News president Deboran Turness.

In the article an insider revealed, "There's a lot of tension. Natalie and Tamron are competitive, and there was a big blowup in October between the two. Deborah has an issue with...

Taylor Swift, Kate Hudson & More Dress Up For Halloween

October 31st, 2014 2:43pm EDT
Stars Show Off Their Halloween Costumes: Taylor Swift As A 'Pega
Taylor Swift shared a photo of her Halloween costume on Instagram Friday morning, and not since Napoleon Dynamite's Liger has there been an animal so epic.

The singer, who is about to top the charts with new album "1989," which is set to sell over a million copies in its first week of release, wrote, "Cause, darling I'm a nightmare dressed like a PEGACORN."

The half Unicorn/half Pegasus outfit is genius!

Taylor's had a big week promoting her latest release, and it's amazing that she's still got enough energy to thrown on her costume at 7a.m. with all the publicity and performances she's ...

Fashion Fails: Matt Lauer, Hailee Steinfeld, Jaden Smith, More

November 3rd, 2013 12:03pm EST
Matt Lauer Baywatch Today Show
It's Fashion Fail Time! That means we take a break from letting you know how good all of your favorite stars look to show the other side of fashion: the fails!

I tried to keep this Fashion Fail entry free of Halloween costumes because they're supposed to be bizarre or intricate. However, Matt Lauer went too far - several steps too far. I hope you have mind bleach.

Hailee Steinfeld wore this lippy top, which was tacky enough without the giant tumor on her left shoulder.

Zosia Mamet matched a big sweater with tight leather pants. We're not sure what those flaps are for near her wai...

Matt Lauer Dons Famous 'Baywatch' Swimsuit For 'Today' Halloween Event - See More Pics!

October 31st, 2013 5:00pm EDT
The Today Show
Carrying on their annual Halloween tradition, the members of "The Today Show" morning team donned various costumes during the a.m. broadcast.

Matt Lauer made a particularly entertaining entrance as Pamela Anderson from "Baywatch." He donned the show's signature red swimsuit complete with fake breasts and a platinum blonde wig. He even jumped around in slow motion for the crowd.

Lauer's co-anchors shared the television show theme by dressing up as iconic characters from programs including "The A Team," "The Flintstones" and "Laverne & Shirley."

Check out more "Today" costumes...


Paula Deen Breaks Down On 'Today Show' - 'Someone Evil Wanted What I Worked For'

June 26th, 2013 6:54pm EDT
Paula Deen
As promised, former Food Network personality Paula Deen appeared on "The Today Show" Wednesday morning to discuss her current situation and defend herself against those who have been referring to her as a racist.

"Are you a racist?" host Matt Lauer bluntly asked during the interview.

"No. No I'm not..." Deen answered. "As A child I was raised in a home that... my father tolerated bad grades, he would tolerate maybe me breaking a curfew; but he told me -- he said, 'girl, if I ever find out that you have behaved in a way where you think you're better than others or have been unkind, your bu...

Martha Stewart Is Looking For Somebody To 'Sleep With,' Joins

April 30th, 2013 12:22pm EDT
Martha Stewart on Today
Martha Stewart is looking for love online. The lifestyle guru has joined to meet a potential mate.

The cooking and decorating queen went on the "Today" show and opened up about her love life (or lack thereof). She unabashedly told Matt Lauer: "I'd like to have breakfast with somebody. I'd like to go to bed with somebody and sleep with somebody."

Too much information, Martha!

The CEO Sam Yagan told Stewart she should lower her expectations while searching for romance. He advised: "I think finding a soul mate for you might be a little difficult, but I think first dates...

Matt Lauer Nearly Left NBC's 'Today' For Rival Network ABC

March 26th, 2013 8:55am EDT
The Today Show
"Today" anchor Matt Lauer almost left the morning show to join a rival show on ABC last year. His actions were spurred by rumors that Ryan Seacrest was poised to take his job.

Lauer allegedly heard the gossip "outside the security gate at the White House Christmas party because Ann Curry had forgotten her driver's license." 

As a result, Lauer though about moving to ABC to rejoin his former co-host Katie Couric and launch a brand new talk show.

His threat to leave resulted in a boosted salary - Lauer negotiated a whopping $25 million two-year contract to stay on "Today."

His presence on...

Etiquette Expert Anna Post Gives Summer Advice

September 1st, 2012 12:00pm EDT
Anna Post
As we celebrate Labor Day weekend, you can wrap up summer and head into fall on the right page. Etiquette expert Anna Post, the great-great-granddaughter of the renowned Emily Post, recently stopped by Starpulse to chat with me about a number of topics, including the most common etiquette mistakes, fashion tips to help cope with this summer's lengthy heat wave and how to deal with difficult co-workers.

Anna is the co-author of Emily Post's Etiquette, 18th Edition and has dispensed advice on The Today Show and MSNBC, as well as in the pages of publications such as USA Today and The New Yo...

Jennifer Lopez On Leaving 'Idol': 'It's Time For Me To Go'

July 12th, 2012 6:00pm EDT
American Idol
After two seasons of judging "American Idol," it appears that Jennifer Lopez is ready to move on. Lopez hasn't made a final decision about her future on the program, but she doubts she will return for season 12 later this year.

She explained on "Today," "I've loved it (being on American Idol) so much. I've enjoyed the show so much. I enjoy just the whole process of the show...It's a tough decision either way, but I have to say there are so many things I do that I put on hold for that. It's a heartbreaking decision if I have to go.

"Little by little I am (moving closer to a final decision)...

Christie Brinkley Shocked By Matt Lauer's 'Inflammatory' Questions On 'Today' Show

May 15th, 2012 10:34am EDT
Christie Brinkley
Christie Brinkley is upset with newsman Matt Lauer for making her lose her cool on morning show "Today."

The former supermodel says she felt "hoodwinked" back in March when a chat about her role in the musical "Chicago" turned into an emotional interview about her broken marriage and bitter divorce and custody battle with ex-husband Peter Cook.

Brinkley fought back tears during the live TV spot as she opened up about court papers she filed in November, claiming her architect ex had violated their divorce court ruling a total of 28 times by sending her abusive emails.

She told Lauer, "Sin...

Beyonce & Angelina Jolie Named 'Most Powerful Moms'

May 11th, 2012 2:00pm EDT
Beyonce & Angelina Jolie
Singer Beyonce and actress Angelina Jolie are among 2012's "Most Powerful Moms," according to editors at Working Mother magazine.

To mark Mother's Day on Sunday, the magazine chose 10 women who lead the way in their chosen careers. Jennifer Owens, Working Mother Media's Editorial Director, told, "(They) are just a few of the moms making a major impact right now. All of the power women on our list have at least one child 18 or younger, and all are based in the U.S."

Beyonce became a first-time mom in January when she welcomed daughter Blue Ivy with husband Jay-Z. Meanwhile,...

Ryan O'Neal Cancels 'The Today Show' Appearance, Causes Concern

April 30th, 2012 9:40pm EDT
Ryan O'Neal
Ryan O'Neal who was set to appear on 'The Today' show Monday morning but fell sick and was forced to cancel last minute. This raised fears about the actor's health, due to his recent diagnoses of stage-two prostate cancer as well as being treated for skin cancer.

O'Neal assures fans he is doing fine and that his recent skin cancer treatment was a success. "They did this treatment. And it's 22 stitches later," he told USA Today, "they keep scraping until they don't see any more bad cells. One down, two to go."

Leaving one final message O'Neal stated, "I'm not defeated," and will begin tre...

Ryan Seacrest Joins 'Today' As A Special Correspondent

April 28th, 2012 9:58am EDT
Ryan Seacrest
After months of speculation, Ryan Seacrest has officially joined the "Today" team on NBC. The "American Idol" host will join Matt Lauer and the rest of the morning team as a special correspondent, NBC said Friday.

Last year it was rumored Seacrest would replace Lauer if the morning host didn't renew his contract - but he did.

Seacrest's new gig is part of new, two-year with NBCUniversal. He will continue his on-air hosting duties for E! as well as his broadcasting and producing duties. He currently hosts a morning radio show on Los Angeles' KIIS FM, produces and hosts E! News as well as n...

Kim Kardashian Talks Kanye West 'Romance,' Annulment & Flour Bombing On 'Today Show'

April 6th, 2012 8:35am EDT
Kim Kardashian
Wearing a pretty bright blue dress on "The Today Show" this morning, Kim Kardashian addressed rumors about hooking up with Kanye West, getting an annullment from Kris Humphries and her response to being flour bombed a couple of weeks ago.

The reality star told Ann Curry she's in a "positive" place. Like spring, she's ready for a new beginning.

Kanye just released a new single called "Theraflu", in which he raps about his feelings for the star. As for going to see "The Hunger Games" with him, Kim coyly explained, "Kanye and I have been friends for years. You never know what the future ma...

Matt Damon Wore An Ugly Christmas Sweater On 'Today'

December 15th, 2011 1:00pm EST
Matt Damon ugly  Christmas sweater
Matt Damon wore an ugly christmas sweater while appearing on the "Today" show yesterday.The actor showed off his holiday spirit with a very colorful santa sweater, complete with 3D santa heads on the sleeves.

Matt Lauer, Ann Curry, Al Roker and others on the show also donned ugly sweaters.

Matt was promoting his new film, "We Bought A Zoo." The film centers on a widower who purchases a zoo in order to bring his family back together. The movie is based on Benjamin Mee's autobiographical memoir and also stars Scarlett Johansson.

Damon is the co-founder of, an organization that ...

Matt Lauer & Ann Curry Dress Up As Prince William & Kate Middleton

October 31st, 2011 12:30pm EDT
The Today Show
Ann Curry makes a somewhat convincing Kate Middleton (if you look at her from a distance), but we think Matt Lauer makes a poor Prince William. What do you think?

"The Today Show" co-hosts dressed up as the royal couple for their annual Halloween bash this morning.

The real William and Kate recently raised $1 million for the Child Bereavement Charity, which helps alleviate the suffering of children who have lost family members. It's likely a cause close to William's heart since he lost his mother Princess Diana when he was just 15 years old.

Nicollette Sheridan Won't Resurrect Role On 'Desperate Housewives'

August 9th, 2011 8:30am EDT
Nicollette Sheridan
Nicollette Sheridan has dismissed speculation she will return to hit TV series "Desperate Housewives" for its grand finale, insisting she is not bringing her character back from the dead.

The actress played sexy real estate dealer Edie Britt on the popular comedy drama, but her character was killed off after being electrocuted in 2009.

Sheridan went on to file a multi-million dollar lawsuit against show creator Marc Cherry last year, accusing him of slapping her when she expressed an opinion about a script he had written, and firing her when she complained to producers.

But Cherry sparke...

Dueling Newlyweds: Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert Perform On Different Morning Shows

July 8th, 2011 1:30pm EDT
Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert
Country music sensations Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert held concerts in New York City this morning. The hitch? The newlyweds performed for rival networks NBC and ABC.

Blake was featured on NBC's "Today Show" at Rockefeller Center, while Miranda performed live on "Good Morning America" in Central Park.

The singers, who have been dating since 2006, exchanged vows in May at the Don Strange Ranch in Texas in front of 550 friends and family members, including country stars Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, Dierks Bentley, Charles Kelly and the Bellamy Brothers.

Last month the couple triu...

Interview: Dr. Carole Lieberman On "Bad Girls"

April 15th, 2011 4:05pm EDT
Carole Lieberman
For me, analyzing the media is even more fun than watching it. I don't want to be just a passive viewer - I want to know what makes it tick, and what it can do for me. So I sat down for a chat with self-described "media psychiatrist" Dr. Carole Lieberman, whose major focus in her work is described on her website as "the psychology of showbiz and the influence of media." Exactly the kind of stuff I spend far too much time talking about.

Dr. Lieberman and I discussed her new book, Bad Girls: Why Men Love Them and How Good Girls Can Learn Their Secrets, as well as gender issues within t...

'Ask Elizabeth': Jessie Spano's Self-esteem Guide For Teens

March 22nd, 2011 11:38am EDT
Elizabeth Berkley
Elizabeth Berkley was on the “Today” show this morning to promote her recently penned book “Ask Elizabeth,” which in conjunction with its namesake website, attempts to dispense advice to teen girls.  Berkley, or for those that grew up in the 90’s, Jessie Spano, is best known for her role as the brainy feminazi pushing her ideals and agenda to the masses at Bayside High in the beloved classic show “Saved by the Bell.” 

Jessie Spano’s main missions in life revolved around being admitted to fictional Stanford parody, Stansbury College, and keeping “macho pig,” A.C. Slater, played by hunky sid...

Tiki Barber To Return To The NFL

March 9th, 2011 9:38am EST
Tiki Barber
After an unceremonious and abrupt end to his NFL career, former all-pro running back Tiki Barber confirmed via twitter that he will be making a comeback to the NFL at age 36. He is the Giants all-time rushing leader. Barber retired in 2006 after straining his relationship with the New York Giants organization. He would go on to become a football analyst for NBC and made disparaging comments about his former head coach Tom Coughlin and QB Eli Manning. The Tiki and Eli saga played out publicly as both lashed out at each other various times during 2007.

After his retirement Barber made the su...

Russell Brand Warms Up Chilly Fans In NYC

February 16th, 2011 2:32pm EST
Russell Brand
Russell Brand warmed up fans in chilly New York City on Wednesday by dispensing hugs and kisses on live TV.

The British funnyman put in an appearance on the "Today Show" to promote his upcoming animated Easter movie "Hop."

After an interview in the studio, Brand and the show's hosts moved outside at Rockefeller Plaza to continue filming - and chivalrous Brand offered to warm up female fans watching the shoot.

He first hugged presenter Meredith Vieira after asking her, "Are you chilly, darling? Give us a cuddle", before approaching the stunned crowd and embracing them too.

Weather presen...

Adam Sandler Sends Get Well Message To Cancer-Stricken Fan

February 11th, 2011 2:26pm EST
Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler showed off his sensitive side when he appeared on TV on Friday and sent out a heartfelt message to one of his biggest fans, who has been diagnosed with cancer.

The star ended his interview on breakfast show "Today" by sending his best wishes to 15-year-old Kevin, who has been hospitalised in Boston, Massachusetts with lekaemia.

Looking directly into the camera, the funnyman said, "Kevin, I'm just thinking about ya, I love ya, I hope you get through this as quick as possible. You're on my mind, I hope to see ya, I hope you get well quick enough to fight me, 'cause I'm waiting ...

Audrina Patridge, Dita Von Teese & Other Celebs Are Red Hot At Heart Truth Fashion Show

February 10th, 2011 8:36am EST
Heart Truth Fashion Show
Several celebrities walked the runway at the Heart Truth's Red Dress Fall 2011 Fashion Show at the Lincoln Center in New York City yesterday.

The annual event raisies awareness about heart disease, and nearly two dozen stars wore crimson gowns.

"Dancing With The Stars" dancer Julianne Hough wore a dress embellished with Swarovski crystals, while "The Hills" star Audrina Patridge modeled a sequined one-shoulder Badgley Mischka gown.

Dita Von Teese showed off her curves in a Zac Posen number, and Taraji P. Henson donned Naeem Khan. See more below:

Reality TV star Audrina Patridge


Janet Jackson Talks About Her Brothers' Verbal Abuse

February 8th, 2011 8:17am EST
Janet Jackson
Singer Janet Jackson used to "bang" her head "against the wall" when she was younger - because her brothers' mean comments made her feel unattractive.

The star reveals in a new interview for the Today show that her male siblings - Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, Michael and Randy - taunted her with cruel nicknames, including "horse, pig, cow, and slaughter-hog."

Jackson admits the jokes hit her hard, and she took to harming herself to help her deal with the comments.

She says, "I would literally bang my head up against the wall because I didn't feel attractive. There was a lot of pain ...

Michael Douglas Wins Cancer Battle

January 10th, 2011 8:10pm EST
Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas has battled cancer and won.

The movie veteran will reveal all in a candid chat he has recorded for The Today show, which will air on Tuesday morning.

The actor reveals he's feeling "good" and "relieved" after his six-month fight with stage four throat cancer.

He says, "The tumor is gone, but I have to check out on a monthly basis now to maintain... I think the odds are, with the tumor gone and what I know about this particular type of cancer, I've got it beat... It'll take a couple of months of getting checked out."

Douglas reveals he's lost 32 pounds and now he's endeav...

Kelis Sued By Talent Agency

December 21st, 2010 5:04pm EST
R&B star Kelis has been slapped with a lawsuit from the bosses of a talent agency amid allegations she failed to pay for services used earlier this year.

The Milkshake singer and her management hired staff at Drive Talent Inc. to provide "goods and services" for a variety of performances on TV shows, including appearances on Today, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

However, the two parties fell out when Kelis reportedly missed a bill for $11,817.91, according to legal papers filed in the Supreme Court of the State of New York last week .

The outstanding...

This Week's Shining & Falling Stars: Eminem And Kate Gosselin

December 3rd, 2010 11:00am EST
Eminem Kate Gosselin
Shining Star – Eminem: Ditching the drugs can have its perks! Besides achieving (hopefully) a clearer state of mind, rap star Eminem has also captured a whopping ten Grammy nominations.

Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, led the Grammy Award nods when they were announced on Wednesday. His latest album, Recovery, which was nominated for Album of the Year, chronicled his struggle to kick a nasty, 5-year drug habit.

In October, he told "60 Minutes" how he nearly died from his addiction to painkillers, "If I would have got to the hospital two hours later, that would have been it. 'C...