Dr. Phil McGraw is proving Oprah taught him well when it comes to snagging must-see interviews. On today's episode of his No. 1-rated syndie talk show, McGraw will air the first part of an exclusive interview with Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the mastermind behind the Manti Te'o "catfishing" hoax that shocked America.
Last fall, Notre Dame football player Te'o revealed the back-to-back deaths of his grandmother and girlfriend were fueling his efforts to lead his college team to an undefeated regular season. What Te'o allegedly didn't know was that the "girlfriend" he'd met online, fell in love with over the course a two-year relationship and then grieved for, wasn't a girl at all.
McGraw appeared on Today to promote his exclusive with Tuiasosopo, sharing the young man's disturbing admission of being in love with his victim Te'o. Watch a clip from the Today preview, as well as a sneak peek from today's episode of Dr. Phil after the jump! READ MORE
Kooky Kathie Lee Gifford is beside herself after dropping a puppy. The pooch faux pas took place during the fourth hour of Today on Thursday. Former America's Next Top Model judge Nigel Barker brought along several cuddly critters up for adoption, during a visit with Gifford and Hoda Kotb.
"The puppy is okay, but I'm a wreck," said Gifford to Matt Lauer this morning on Today.
Watch Gifford let the pup slip right out of her hands after the jump! READ MORE
One of America's favorite talking heads is on her way back to Port Charles. Former Today and The View co-host Meredith Vieira will be checking back into General Hospital later this season. Here's what she dished to TV Guide's Michael Logan in regards to her upcoming, 50th Anniversary tie-in trip to Port Chuck:
"We have stars from GH playing Millionaire later this season, then I'll go over there to do a role. The last time I did GH was 10 years ago. They had me playing a whorehouse madam! [Laughs] God only know what they'll do to me this time!" READ MORE
ABC's Good Morning America has managed to best NBC's Today in total viewers for the first time in 17 years, reports The New York Times. The Mouse House's televised coffee klatch handed the Peacock's morning show a spanking in the Nielsens, the week prior to NBC beginning coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympics. Somewhere Ann Curry is laughing her ass off.