Oh this could be delicious. According to New York Daily News, Joy Behar is working on a no holds barred standup comedy act about her years on The View and isn’t afraid to spill the proverbial tea.
“Joy knows everything, she’s lasted this whole time,” says our source. “She knows why Debbie Matenopoulos was fired, the truth about Star Jones’ marriage, and the time Star [supposedly] tackled her to the ground when Joy tried to take a photograph of her on her wedding day.” (Star magazine had bought exclusive rights to the event.)
“She knows which host had trouble borrowing clothes for the show because they often returned them soiled,” says the source. “And then there is the whole Rosie O’Donnell drama, not to mention working with Barbara.” READ MORE
Celebrity Apprentice and former Days of Our Lives star Lisa Rinna joined Hoda Kotb as a guest host on the fourth hour of Today on Monday. While the conversation wasn’t as hilarious as Hello Kitty grooming, the duo dished Sunday’s installment of Celebrity Apprentice and Rinna’s lips. Rinna credited her career to her legendary smackers.
"I never had a career before I had the lips. So my lips have had their own career! Without my lips, I would have had a different career, and that probably would have been a nice career."
Watch the clip after the jump!
Somewhere Jane Pauley is opening up a Microsoft Word document to delete her time on this show right off her resume. On Friday's episode of Today, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb spent almost an entire act of the morning show's fourth hour discussing their grooming habits "down there".
This madness only transpired after Gifford shrieked an Irish song at the top of her lungs in honor of St. Patrick's Day. Sweet mother of Moses. Watch the televised trainwreck after the jump!
Well, this may explain why Matt Lauer talked about the Ann Curry debacle in an interview with The Daily Beast. The New York Times published an article Thursday about Today’s ratings decline, Lauer’s plummeting Q Score and if the show’s audience no longer feels a connection to its longtime host.
Reportedly, Lauer’s Q Score has fallen from 19 in June of 2011, when Curry joined Lauer as co-host of Today, to 9 in January of 2013. As if that isn’t bad enough, the New York Times points out NBC and ABC are now analyzing whether-or-not Today’s ratings are better when Lauer is on vacation.
Ms. Curry has been gone for nine months, yet “Today” is still losing to ABC’s “Good Morning America” by about 800,000 total viewers a day. (In the 25-to-54-year-old group, it is losing by fewer than 100,000 viewers.) The ratings are scrutinized now by NBC and ABC for signs that “Today” is stronger on the days when Mr. Lauer is on vacation.
Oprah protégé and former daytime talk show host Nate Berkus has landed a home makeover reality competition on NBC, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The 10-episode series will be called Renovation Nation and “feature home builders and designers competing for a cash prize, with voting to determine the final winner and two viewers ultimately awarded dream homes.”
Photo Credit: The Nate Berkus Show
Ann Curry’s ouster from Today left many viewers with ill feellings toward the long-running morning show. No one has felt the brunt of fan backlash more than Matt Lauer. The Daily Beast’s Howard Kurtz recently spoke with the morning show frontman, who finally gave his side of the story.
Lauer on Curry’s exit,
“I don’t think the show and the network handled the transition well. You don’t have to be Einstein to know that,” says Lauer.
“It clearly did not help us. We were seen as a family, and we didn’t handle a family matter well.”