While Lady Gaga was ziplining her way through Central Park, pop tart Rihanna was also in The Big Apple this Friday. The “Only Girl (In The World)” songstress, a four-time Grammy winner, rocked Rockefeller Plaza, opening The TODAY Show’s annual Toyota Summer Concert Series with a flurry of hits from her charttopping fifth studio album, Loud.
We’re in our final days of waking up with Meredith Vieira. Hot on the heels of weeks of innuendo, NBC confirmed on Monday that the former View pundit, who became a breakfast show fixture when she replaced Katie Couric as Matt Lauer’s co-host on The TODAY Show nearly five years ago, is leaving the nation’s most-watched AM series.
Katherine Jackson appeared in an interview televised on The TODAY Show Wednesday. The mother of late singing star Michael Jackson chatted with NBC’s Matt Lauer about how Michael’s kids are doing now, allegations that her son was a child molester (a claim she calls “the biggest lie ever told…”), and the upcoming manslaughter trial against Dr. Conrad Murray.
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Meredith Vieira will leave her post as co-host of NBC’s The TODAY Show in June, ending a five-year tenure with the program that began when the ex-View pundit replaced exiting CBS Evening News host Katie Couric in 2006. NBC’s declined comment, but we hear that Mer will be replaced with Ann “Hello! Good Morning, Good Morning” Curry, though her contract isn’t officially up until September. TODAY correspondent Natalie Morales will take Curry’s place as newsreader.