Australian TV Host Storms Off Set Because Of Rugby League

Australia's annual State of Origin rugby league series is apparently about a lot more than lots of punching and naked man-baby streakers—it's also a matter of regional pride. Which is why calling out the validity of a fan's allegiance to either Queensland or New South Wales can lead to straight to a massive hissy fit. » 7/17/13 3:35pm 7/17/13 3:35pm

It's Time to Ask All the Questions You Ever Had About Morning TV

After writing about TV for years, Brian Stelter's book, Top of The Morning, has hit stores. And the New York Times reporter is here to answer your questions! In the comments below, ask about the Today show, GMA, Ann Curry, Matt Lauer, GMA, Robin Roberts, Charlie Rose, or that lovable rascal Kathie Lee. » 5/01/13 4:00pm 5/01/13 4:00pm

A.J. "Fuckin' Shit" Clemente Gets Pep Talk From News Legend Tom Brokaw

A.J. Clemente, whose first day at the anchor desk of Bismarck NBC affiliate KFYR became his last after being fired for opening the show with "Fuckin' Shit," made the rounds at NBC this morning and even earned a pep talk from one one of the biggest figures in broadcast news: Tom Brokaw. » 4/24/13 11:11am 4/24/13 11:11am

NBC Runs Today Promo Spoiling Outcome Of Race They Were About To Air

NBC can't even do tape delay properly, it seems. Tonight's heavily-hyped broadcast of Missy Franklin's 100 backstroke became a moot point after the Peacock Network ran the above promo for Today...in the commercial break before the race actually aired. If you're one of the fools who actually avoids learning about… » 7/30/12 10:04pm 7/30/12 10:04pm

NBC Interviewed A Random Tourist About The Queen, And Didn't Realize He…

This morning's Today Show was still, for some reason, talking about that opening ceremony bit with Daniel Craig and HRH Queen Elizabeth II. They decided to get some "man on the street" comments from tourists in front of Buckingham Palace, and one of them was Evander Holyfield! Blink and you'll miss him—Holyfield… » 7/30/12 4:55pm 7/30/12 4:55pm

NBC's Today Hosts Michael Vick In-Studio, Confuses Him For Jerrod…

NBC's Matt Lauer brought Eagles QB Michael Vick into the Today studio this morning for a conversation full of personal growth and life lessons and redemption. To call Lauer's questions softballs is an insult to softballs; his prompts were more like those weird-ass softballs they use in Chicago. » 7/17/12 10:20am 7/17/12 10:20am

Ann Curry Was Never Going To Carry The Ball Over The Finish Line On The

So thanks to the Internet I'm looking at the L.A. Times and their "Company Town" thing, all about the Business of Show, because like the Tribune paper in Baltimore, my town, in the IN THE NEWS or HOT TOPICS bar, if you will, across the top of the Web page I saw ANN CURRY, and my first reaction was Anger because… » 6/29/12 8:05pm 6/29/12 8:05pm

'Bama Big Head Guy Jack "The Face" Blankenship Made The New York Media…

Overnight sensation Jack Blankenship—who now, apparently, is being known as "The Face"—followed up his appearance at Madison Square Garden with a trip to NBC's Today and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. It won't surprise you that the sum of national media exposure we've added up for Blankenship equals just short of… » 2/22/12 2:30pm 2/22/12 2:30pm

Kathie Lee And Hoda Had Their Own Boob-Grabbing Point-Counterpoint This…

The Today ladies have picked up on boob-grabbing. They're calling it a "new trend," and Kathie Lee doesn't like it one bit but Hoda likes it fine as long as it's "your own little secret." KL's bottom line is that the "grabee" must enjoy the "grabber's grab" for a boob grab to be okay, which I'm pretty sure was a… » 5/05/11 1:15pm 5/05/11 1:15pm