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Former Today host Bryant Gumbel is being treated for lung cancer. Gumbel revealed the news to Kelly Ripa on Live With Regis and Kelly where he was filling in for Regis. Watch the segment after the jump. READ MORE
This is what you miss when you don't watch The Today Show: Ewoks humping Al Roker's leg, doing the moon walk and Ann Curry trying to stop them from downing vodka. They may have even been drunk, according to Warming Glow. Watch the whole clip after the jump. It's a bit long, but it's worth it. Now, why can't we have Halloween more often?
Give a reason for daytime talk shows to dress up, like Halloween, and they will. Of all the talk shows who had major personalities dress up, my favorite is The View's Bill Getty as Nosferatu. Sherri Shepherd made up for coming as the penny, looking great as The Queen of the Damned. Barbara Walters, who obsessively stays "in character" each Halloween episode was the most disturbing. Elisabeth Hasselbeck's costume was just lame.
Over at Live with Regis and Kelly, where costumes are changed faster than coffee filters during Halloween episodes, Kelly Ripa appeared as Kate Gosselin, Rachel Zoe, and Lady Gaga while Regis appeared as Jon Gosselin, Susan Boyle and Rachel Zoe's style associate Brad. Both appeared as a real housewife of New Jersey.
Wendy Williams dressed up as Dolly Parton for The Wendy Williams Show. Ellen appeared as her upcoming cover on O Magazine while guest Kellie Pickler also appeared as Dolly Parton and was repeatedly scared by Ellen staff members in costume. The Today Show cast appeared as Star Wars characters.
Watch clips from all these shows after the jump.
Watch a behind-the-scenes clip of Meredith Vieira kicking Matt Lauer in the "peppercorns" after the jump.
Yahoo news reports, former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager will be a new correspondent for The Today Show. Once a month, Hager will contribute stories ranging from education to entertainment. According to Hager,
It wasn’t something I’d always dreamed to do. But I think one of the most important thing in life is to be open-minded and to be open-minded for change.
Don't expect her to divulge the life she led as the daughter of former President George W. Bush. Says Hager,
I don’t think it’s that interesting. I’m pretty normal.