Ann Curry says she reported Matt Lauer for harassment in 2012, and nothing happened

In the five months since his initial apology after he was let go from Today for what parent network NBC tactfully characterized as “inappropriate sexual behavior”—Variety published a report with all the creepy details, if you’re inclined to read them—Matt Lauer has kept out of the public eye, allowing his former…

Katie Couric says sexual misconduct allegations against Matt Lauer were "very upsetting"

NBC fired Matt Lauer from the Today show in November over allegations of sexual misconduct that go back decades, a decision that has done wonders for the daily news broadcast’s ratings and resulted in a well-deserved promotion for Hoda Kotb. Now, Lauer’s longtime Today co-host Katie Couric—who left the show in 2006—is…

Let's cringe our way through this 2012 video of Matt Lauer joking about sexual harassment on Today

Ah, 2012: A lighter, simpler time. Barack Obama was in the White House, Twitter was a platform for stupid internet jokes and annoying memes (instead of hate speech and presidential proclamations), and the sexual culture was such that a genial morning news show like NBC’s Today could run a long segment openly mocking…

Ben Affleck's Justice League promo tour keeps turning into The Harvey Weinstein Show

Ben Affleck is dutifully making his way around the talk show circuit at the moment, giving a command performance as someone who’s not totally sick of all this “being Batman” bullshit by now. Affleck’s efforts to promote his new superhero throwdown Justice League keep getting sidetracked in interviews, though, as…

Corey Feldman is “deeply sorry” for dropping that American flag on Today

Corey Feldman was not making a statement about the United States’ faltering position on the world stage when he dropped that miniature American flag to the filth-covered floor during his performance of “Take A Stand” on NBC’s Today yesterday. Or so he says. While discussing his second recent, ill-fated morning show…

Watch our sister publication, The Onion, talk headlines and politics on Today

With its coverage growing increasingly prophetic, The Onion staff recently pulled back the curtain to reveal just how all of this fake, occasionally prescient news makes it to digital print. Today’s Willie Geist ventured into The Onion’s stronghold, located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, which is usually just…

Charlie Sheen to make a “big announcement” on Today tomorrow

Variety reports that Charlie Sheen will appear on Tuesday morning’s Today show to make a “revealing personal announcement,” following a press release from NBC about an interview between Sheen and Today’s Matt Lauer. Rumors are circulating that it’s related to his health—specifically, that he’s HIV positive. Variety …

There’s no way your Halloween costume is creepier than Today’s Peanuts getups

NBC’s Today has a longstanding tradition of dressing its hosts in elaborate costumes every Halloween, the better to scare its viewers out of their living rooms and into doing something more productive with their mornings. In the past, the crew at 30 Rock has extended network branding initiatives by disguising…

Who the hell is Rolf Benirschke?: 8 TV host transitions that ended badly

This week, Trevor Noah debuted as host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. He faces the unenviable task of replacing Jon Stewart, a host who practically defined the show’s influential approach to political comedy. If he’s smart, Noah will focus on making the show his own and won’t try to become Stewart 2.0. But in the…

“She was always biting us”: 6 TV pets hated by their castmates

When Frasier raced to the front of the sitcom pack in 1993, its breakout character was the one member of the Crane family who never needed a witty retort to score a laugh. Moose, the Jack Russell terrier who played family dog Eddie, landed on the cover of Entertainment Weekly and earned glowing accolades from his…

Good lord, Kathie Lee Gifford wrote a musical and is performing it on NBC

Kathie Lee Gifford, your mom’s “crazy” friend who wants to know if she’s talking too loud—Is she talking too loud? Well, who cares!—has composed an 18-minute musical by slinging droplets of rosé across a staff. And because she’s terrifying, NBC has agreed to play those pink-stained notes for a live production of said…