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Ann Curry

  1. media
    Ann Curry Is Finally Leaving NBCTwo and a half years after her ouster from Today. 
  2. ink-stained wretches
    Ann Curry Offers Awkward Message of Support for David GregoryHe won’t get an on-air “Ann Curry moment.”
  3. morning news news
    Brian Stelter’s Best Lines in Top of the MorningIt’s a strange business.
  4. morning news news
    ‘Operation Bambi’: How and Why NBC Kicked Ann Curry Off TodayMatt Lauer was involved.
  5. morning news news
    Matt Lauer Is Now Being Called the New Ann CurryOuch.
  6. cable news news
    Ann Curry’s Relationship With NBC Does Not Seem to Be Improving The network won’t let her do live interviews.
  7. cable news news
    Ann Curry May Have Her Revenge at CNNIf Jeff Zucker poaches her from NBC.
  8. the great morning tv war
    On Second Thought, Today’s Ann Curry Curse May Be RealAlso possible: GMA is simply better than Today.
  9. the great morning tv war
    Savannah Guthrie Had a Weak Debut Hosting TodayShe and Matt Lauer lost to ‘Good Morning America’ in the ratings.
  10. the great morning tv war
    Savannah Guthrie Got Her Today Show WelcomeThe new era has officially begun.
  11. in other news
    NBC Denies David Gregory Is Getting the Ann Curry TreatmentNo teary good-byes at Meet the Press.
  12. the great morning tv war
    NBC News Head Says Ann Curry Wasn’t ‘Into It’“It” being most of her ‘Today’ responsibilities.
  13. the great morning tv war
    Savannah Guthrie Takes Ann Curry’s SpotFor now, at least.
  14. emotional farewells
    Ann Curry Gave Today a Tearful, Undermine-y Good-bye “This is not as I expected to ever leave this couch after fifteen years.”
  15. Ann Curry Confirms Thursday Is Her Last Morning on TodayLeaks about her exit have “hurt deeply.”
  16. golden parachutes
    NBC Will Reportedly Make It Worth Ann Curry’s While to Leave TodayShe’ll get $10 million to say good-bye.
  17. the great morning tv war
    Ann Curry on Her Way Out at TodayIt’s just not working.
  18. squatters
    Ann Curry’s Upper West Side Townhouse Is Frequently Populated by Homeless MenAnd never herself.
  19. early and awkward
    John McCain Answers Strange Question With Obvious AnswerHe’s not running for president in 2012.
  20. in other news
    Today Show to Meredith Vieira on Her Last Day: ‘Don’t Stop’The alpha morning show sends a message to viewers and rivals.
  21. in other news
    Ann Curry: Today Show Gang Like the Cast of FriendsThe new ‘Today’ lead anchor is nervous.
  22. in other news
    The Secret Bonus of Ann Curry’s Switch to Lead Co-Anchor at TodayNo more TelePrompTer.
  23. morning news news
    Meredith Vieira Will Leave Today in JuneIt’s official.
  24. morning news news
    Times: Ann Curry Expected to Replace Meredith Vieira in JuneNine a.m. anchor Natalie Morales is expected to replace Curry.
  25. in other news
    TV Guide: Meredith Vieira Plans to Leave Today in the FallMornings without Meredith and evenings without Katie! What will we do?
  26. gossipmonger
    John Mayer Writes ‘a Lot of Dirty Text Messages to Girls’If you know someone is sending dirty texts to other people, does it make the ones he sends you even more filthy?
  27. gossipmonger
    Lindsay Lohan Is Joining the Tribe?Someone hide the Manischewitz.
  28. gossipmonger
    Katie Couric Is Too Big for Your Little Town CarAlso in your morning mug o’ gossip: Drew Barrymore swaps spit and Tori Spelling bares her soul.
  29. gossipmonger
    Maybe Everything’s Okay Between Sarah Jessica and Matthew After AllIf staying together is what would really make them happy, it’s what we want, too. Also, Cin and George Whipple mingled. Cin-ergy! In the gossip roundup.
  30. in other news
    Ann Curry Still Pissed About That Botched Trip to Mount KilimanjaroYou know, where she got brutally sick in the name of chipper morning television, and failed in front of America?
  31. gossipmonger
    Spike Jonze and Michelle Williams Kiss With Food in Their MouthsThe pair was spotted making out at a restaurant in Ditmas Park. Seriously, what’s with celebrities smooching while they are eating? That, and more, in our daily gossip roundup.
  32. it just happened
    Laura Bush to Host ‘Today’!The First Lady–for–a–little–while–longer will make a very special appearance on the ‘Today’ show next week.
  33. intel
    Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb: It’s Love!Good-bye, Ann and Natalie! The fourth hour of the Today show is all about Hoda and Kathie Lee. No, seriously, it’s all about them.
  34. in other news
    Kathie Lee Explodes Onto ‘Today’ ShowKathie Lee Gifford is, in fact, joining the ‘Today’ show! And the wacky kids over there have just what we need to prepare: a montage. Montage!
  35. in other news
    Dr. Laura: Basically, It Is Silda’s Fault That Her Husband Cavorted With WhoresThe Today show invited noted moralist Dr. Laura Schlessinger on to promote her book Stop Whining and Start Living and to discuss Eliot Spitzer’s sex scandal this morning. But they seemed surprised when, predictably, she acted Dr. Laura–ish: “When the wife does not focus in on the needs and the feelings, sexually, personally, to make him feel like a man, to make him feel like a success, to make him feel like her hero, he’s very susceptible to the charm of some other woman making him feel what he needs,” Schlessinger said. Today hostesses Meredith Viera, Ann Curry, and Hoda Kotb stared at her. There was palpable silence. It was awkward, even for us at home. Finally, Viera managed to speak: “You’re saying the women should feel guilty that they somehow drove the man to cheat?” she asked. “The cheating was his decision to repair what’s damaged and to feed himself where he’s starving,” Schlessinger explained. “But, yes, I hold women responsible for tossing out perfectly good men by not treating them with the love and kindness and respect and attention they need.” Right, because Spitzer was clearly a perfectly good man. Jezebel has video if you’d like to give yourself that nice, midday outraged feeling. Dr. Laura: Women share blame for cheating men [MSNBC]
  36. in other news
    Alessandra Stanley Misses Katie Couric’s Clickety HeelsThe Times has had some great moments in cattiness: Caryn James weird takedown of Angelina Jolie (“While visiting orphans in Africa; did she think viewers wouldn’t spot her cat’s-eye makeup and heavily glossed lips?”); Maureen Dowd’s Hillzilla column; in fact most of Maureen Dowd’s columns about women. But Alessandra Stanley’s 2005 categorization of Katie Couric’s Today show persona as a “downright scary” is one of the greats. “America’s girl next door has morphed into the mercurial diva down the hall,” Stanley wrote. “At the first sound of her peremptory voice and clickety stiletto heels, people dart behind doors and douse the lights.” But like a woman that loves a man even though he treats her bad, two years on, Stanley is still missing the frisson, the danger, the excitement brought by La Couric. “Changes on Today have smoothed out some of the more interesting quirks,” she writes in her column about the pastel dullness of lady-friendly TV shows like Today and The View. “Ms. Vieira, who replaced Katie Couric more than a year ago, is pleasant but bland, and not forceful enough to dim the ascendance of Ms. Curry, who was passed over for the top co-host job but seems determined to play the role anyway.” Aha! We think we see the healing beginning. Could Anne Curry be the television dominatrix Alessandra needs to hurt her so good? Morning TV Veers From News to Frills [NYT] Previously: ‘Today’ Seeks Yesterday’s Glory [NYT]
  37. gossipmonger
    Padma: When in Doubt, Suck Face With SalmanA prankster made lewd comments to Ann Curry and Matt Lauer during a media conference call between TV writers and the Today anchors. Banker Rafael Follieri, boyfriend of Anne Hathaway, flew commercial from Atlanta to New York despite supposedly owning a private jet. Padma Lakshmi was overheard telling someone she still was “still trying to work the secret to a great relationship out” hours before she made out with Salman Rushdie at Bungalow 8. (Rushdie also almost fell asleep during a play at the Guggenheim on Saturday.) Ivanka Trump couldn’t get into East Village dive Black and White because she didn’t have an I.D. The smoking hot ex–First Lady of France, Cecilia Sarkozy, is coming to visit New York with her kid.
  38. in other news
    New Katie Couric Unauthorized Bio Slings Mud, CurryKatie Couric just can’t get a break – the embattled CBS Evening News anchor doesn’t have to just struggle with sagging ratings, now she also has to deal with a new hatchet job by celebrity unauthorized biographer Ed Klein. The Daily News unearthed a few nuggets from Katie: The Real Story today, and it ain’t pretty. Klein claims (quoting, as always, anonymous sources) that Katie’s marriage to late husband Jay Monahan was basically over well before he succumbed to colon cancer in 1998 — and that she’s subsequently painted a happy portrait of their relationship to strategically position herself as a struggling widow. Not to butt in further, but relationships during illness are complicated, difficult, and private. This accusation seems like a low blow even for Klein, whose similar books about Hillary Clinton and the Kennedys were best-sellers. The author also claimed that Couric was jealous of co-presenter Ann Curry and tried to get in the way of her advancement. Which is funny, because we always thought the only thing getting in Curry’s way was her own inability to complete a sentence. Talk About Katie Hatin’ [NYDN] Related: Alas Poor Couric [NYM]
  39. gossipmonger
    The Continuing Education of Mrs. Ross ContinuesCourtney Sale Ross, founder of the Ross School in the Hamptons and the new Ross Global Academy charter school in the Tweed Courthouse, is not the easiest person to work for (as Phoebe Eaton reports in this week’s New York.) Construction on Ann Curry’s townhouse on West 71st Street has led to four lawsuits from angry neighbors. Bruce Willis got a make-out session with Courtney Love on his 52nd birthday. Michael Jackson is in talks to build a 50-foot robotic replica of himself in — where else? — Vegas. Governor Eliot Spitzer is liberal with the compliments. Former Studio 54 busboy and current Nobu managing partner Richie Notar will run Ian Schrager’s Asian fusion restaurant in the Gramercy Park Hotel. The former chef at 44 used to serve Calvin Klein McDonald’s French fries for lunch, and Klein was none the wiser.