In a move of synergy that suggests Jack Donaghy is still hanging around 30 Rockefeller Plaza, The Today Show anchors dressed in their Saturday Night Live best for this year’s Halloween episode. The results were eerily accurate at times, but that may have something to do with the crew probably having access to Studio 8H’s wardrobe department.
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When Sharknado premiered last summer, you either wrote off the concept of a Great White-infested hurricane terrorizing Los Angeles as silly, or fully embraced the horror-schlock of a Syfy film about flying sharks starring Tara Reid and a chainsaw-wielding Ian Ziering. Matt Lauer and Al Roker, apparently, fall into the latter category.
The Today hosts will appear in Sharknado 2: The Second One, set to premiere July 31 on Syfy. On Wednesday’s episode of the morning show, Lauer announced he and the NBC weatherman had just filmed their cameos for the sequel in Studio 1A. He shared a sneak peek of the footage, which will not disappoint fans of the original film: Roker delivers the line, “Think of it this way: This is a twister…with teeth,” while Lauer can be seen impaling a green pillow — which one can assume will turn into a shark in post-production — with an umbrella. Watch the clip below: READ FULL STORY
Looks like Stephen Colbert was a little too soon to propose a new Today show segment: “Where in the World is Matt Lauer’s Dignity?”
As announced yesterday, both Lauer and his Today pal Al Roker underwent live prostate exams on the air this morning. (And yes, there was a method to their madness: The show is supporting the men’s health initiative No Shave November, which raises awareness for issues like prostate and testicular cancer.)
In case you’re curious: Lauer’s prostate is A-okay. Roker’s is — gulp — a little enlarged, “but not terrible” according to Dr. David Samadi.
Though the procedure is a little uncomfortable, Lauer guesses that there’s something else holding men back from getting their exams: “I think a lot of guys are also concerned about the embarrassment factor of it, so my advice would be find a doctor you’re very comfortable with.” And don’t worry, he continued: “That embarrassment factor is not going to be an issue.” I mean, as long as your name is “Matt Lauer.”
So, Al Roker went to a Drake concert this weekend. And thanks to the Internet, you don’t have to imagine what that looks like; you can see for yourself.
The 59-year-old Today show weatherman posted a selfie Vine from Drake’s show at Hartford, Conn.’s XL Center on Saturday night, and while he’s clearly savvy enough to use the micro-video app, he insists he’s #TooOld to be there.
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Counted down in chronological order — each more trifling than the last!
9. Host Jane Lynch’s reaction to regular-person team captain Leilani’s job as an administrative coordinator at a toothbrush manufacturer: “Whaaaaaaaat?”
8. The Big Lebowski trio as cats in the “Picture Purrfect” round.
BREAKING NEWS: A man woke up late on August 6.
Okay, so the man in question was Al Roker — and oversleeping for the first time in 39 years meant that he wasn’t there to film Wake Up With Al, his early-early morning show. (Today, which airs an hour after Wake Up begins, is just early.) At 5:41 a.m. ET, he realized his mistake and quickly took to Twitter: READ FULL STORY
The stars of the ’80s and ’90s are usually happy to play along when talk show hosts insist on referencing their beloved, long-dead projects. But sometimes, those stars just don’t feel like dwelling on the past.
Take, for example, Saved by the Bell star Tiffani Thiessen, who was unpleasantly surprised this morning when her Today show appearance was interrupted by a surprise guest: Dennis Haskins, a.k.a. goofy Mr. Belding. Please note Thiessen’s face, which looks just how you’d look if your high school principal showed up at your birthday party:
Al Roker gives us our dose of TMI for the day.
In a new interview with Dateline, the Today Show weatherman discusses his gastric bypass surgery — and some of the unfortunate side effects that hit him while reporting at the White House. (Via TMZ.)
“I probably went off and ate something I wasn’t supposed to. And as I’m walking to the press room … I think I got to pass a little gas here. I’m walking by myself, who’s going to know? Only a little extra came out,” he revealed. Watch the video below. READ FULL STORY
Today’s most awkward live TV moment of the day is brought to you by Al Roker on Today. The jokester of the bunch made a slight jab at host Matt Lauer about throwing teammates “under the bus” as Ann Curry’s replacement Savannah Guthrie chuckled awkwardly. Oh, no he didn’t!
It all went down as the gang was interviewing the U.S. women’s rowing team about celebrating their Olympic victory. (TMZ has the clip.) Lauer told rower Mary Whipple that the tradition in New York is to throw winners in the Hudson River. Roker then jumped in (as the interview was wrapping up) with, ”Which is different in our tradition, which is to throw one of us under the bus. That’s another story.”
The remark seemed innocent enough, but it received a semi-stern ”Mr. Roker!” from Lauer and Guthrie. This came on the heels of a slightly more awkward Today segment on Thursday during Curry’s first show appearance since her demotion earlier this summer. Curry stonewalled Lauer’s attempts at small talk and was all business during the reunion.
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