Category Archives: Junior High Bitch Fight

‘Today Show’ Host Ann Curry Being Forced Out — Is It Matt Lauer’s Fault?

Matt's inner voice: "I hate her like poison."

 

I’ve heard rumors about Matt Lauer disliking new-ish co-host, Ann Curry, who replaced Meredith Vieira last year.  Now, soon after Matt signed on to stay with The Today Show, all hell is breaking loose because the ratings are down and the Olympics are coming up.

via: NYTimes.com

The New York Times reports that Curry, who replaced Meredith Vieira as co-anchor on NBC’s morning show “Today” last year, is on her way out, with a decision coming as early as next week.

According to the Times, NBC executives are negotiating with Curry in an effort to find a different position for her, possibly as a foreign correspondent. The Times’ Brian Stelter writes that Curry, who is reluctant to give up the position that she assumed a mere year ago, has hired attorney Robert Barnett, who represented Christiane Amanpour during her exit from ABC News’ “This Week,” to represent her in the negotiations.

One source told the Times that the network is hoping to complete Curry’s departure by the Summer Olympics, which kick off in July, so the network — which is airing the Olympics — can move forward to the Games with a clean slate.

“They feel real pressure to get it done by the Olympics,” the individual said.

If NBC does decide to replace Curry on “Today,” concerns about waning ratings could be at the heart of it. In April, “Good Morning America” beat “Today” in total viewership for a full week, the first time that “GMA” could claim such a victory in 16 years.

And then we also had this snippiness from The Gawker waaaay back in March:

The subtext of that “rocky” transition, according to sources, is that Matt Lauer just “absolutely hates her” as a co-host and is fed up with watching Curry turn what was once NBC’s most charismatic and engaging program into a joyless slog.

“Everybody knows she’s gone,” said one source. “Everybody knows she’s gone,” said another. “Everybody knows she’s gone,” said another.

But, if Curry can keep her damaged ego in check, there is also talk of repositioning her at NBC News as some sort of special foreign corespondent so she can get back to doing the more serious journalism she covets—and to keep her far, far away from most of the people she’s annoyed during her Today Show stint.

So. Who’s going to replace Ann Curry and where in the world will NBC hide her?

More Cast Shake-Ups for ‘Glee’ – Ryan Murphy Just Isn’t Cool, Man.

Ryan Murphy? We don't care for you.

 

Someone needs to stop Ryan Murphy.  A couple of weeks after Chord Overstreet, who plays Sam on the show, was demoted to a recurring role, Murphy announced that he was also axing the roles of Rachel, Finn and Kurt after the third season. Unfortunately for Chris Colfer, he had to find out about losing his job via Twitter.

Murphy told The Hollywood Reporter Wednesday that Colfer, Lea Michele and Cory Monteith‘s characters would be graduating at the end of the third season.

“We made that decision and I involved Chris and Lea and they thought that was a good idea. They both trust the writing and trust me and felt that it would be great to have an open and closed experience for them to go out while they were on top.

Somebody’s pants are on fire.

Talking about his Emmy nod with Access Hollywood, Colfer revealed that he hadn’t heard about this final decision until later that day on Twitter.

Yeah I found out that they made that announcement,” he said. “I didn’t necessarily know that it was going to be our last season next year, I knew something like that was coming up eventually. I mean, we can’t be there forever…I don’t necessarily want to leave so soon, but I mean, it’s fine. It’s what it is. And all things come to an end.”

The 21-year-old does have Emmy nominations, a Golden Globe win under his belt, and a show for the Disney Channel in the works. Chris’ll be fine, but that’s not the best way to find out you won’t be having a job for much longer.

Fox had no comment, but there are rumors of a spin-off show with Rachel and Kurt set in NYC. While Murphy does have a point about not keeping them on longer than they should be on the show, you don’t fire or almost fire cast members before you know, telling them. This is the age of Twitter and blogs and don’t act like your actors don’t read stories about themselves. A winner from the Oxygen competition show ‘The Glee Project‘ will become apart of the cast but what this show doesn’t need is another member who doesn’t get any lines and can’t act or sing.

These dorks?

Seriously, have you seen these kids? Look at them!

Marc Jacobs and Lorenzo Martone Split

The wedding that won't happen...

What was sure to be the most fashionable wedding ever isn’t happening anymore. Designer Marc Jacobs told British Vogue that he wasn’t getting married. All of this comes after an engagement party the two had in St. Barts that Martone described as kind of a wedding but they hadn’t sorted out the paperwork. There were rumors that two had split in April, and now all of that is confirmed.

Yesterday Lorenzo tweeted (Twitter is the best place to announce break ups, marriages, babies etc):

“Thanks for t [sic] notes. Yes, I saw t [sic]press. We are not together, haven’t been in 2 months. And we will not comment on it. Sorry. We are fine.”

I don’t know whether to blame his broken English, or the fact that he only had 140 characters to use on that one.  Maybe we can get a nice Break Up Collection from Marc soon.