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2008-12-10 15:12:47

Tom Cruise has agreed to be interviewed by Matt Lauer on the Today show three years after the two had an on-air row about psychiatry, NBC said Wednesday. The network said the interview with the Hollywood actor is slated to air Monday. More than three years after Tom Cruise's unforgettable interview with Matt Lauer, the three-time Oscar-nominated actor returns to 'Today,' show representatives said in a release. Cruise will talk to Lauer about his latest historical thriller, 'Valkyrie,' and his...

2008-03-21 18:00:29

Matt Lauer must have really thick skin. The "Today" show co-anchor will be the center of attention - and the target of insults and general humiliation - at an upcoming Friars Club celebrity roast. Things could get ugly: The Roastmaster is Lauer's longtime colleague and friend Al Roker , who knows him as well as anyone. "I fully plan to, like, bring an iPod in my sport jacket and run the headsets up to where they can't see it into my ears so I won't even hear half of it," Lauer told The...

2006-04-05 20:20:33

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Now that Katie Couric has announced her historic decision to join CBS News, NBC is faced with a big decision of its own: how to chart the future of "Today." Despite reports that a deal with "The View" co-host (and former CBS News veteran) Meredith Vieira was imminent, NBC News executives stressed that they weren't going to make an announcement about a co-host Wednesday. Nor would they talk about the future of "Today" publicly,...

2005-12-08 21:57:35

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Katie Couric on Thursday doused persistent rumors that she plans to jump NBC's "Today" to anchor the "CBS Evening News" -- or go anywhere else, for that matter. At least for the time being. Couric and the rest of the "Today" crew conducted a conference call with reporters to celebrate the morning show's 10 years at the top. But as rumors persist that CBS has been doing some heavy-duty wooing to bring Couric to the Tiffany Network,...

2005-07-13 07:50:31

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - When the network morning show ratings come out Thursday, it's all but certain that NBC's "Today" will win for the 500th straight week over rivals "Good Morning America" and "The Early Show." Preliminary figures from Nielsen Media Research show the gap between "Today" and ABC's "Good Morning America" last week was 375,000 viewers, though that could change in the final numbers. But on two days, the gap was much less, less than 40,000 Wednesday...


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  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
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