Legal eagle Savannah Guthrie appears to have landed the job as co-host on “Today.” Fueling rumors that she will be permanently taking Ann Curry’s spot, Savannah was seated next to co-host Matt Lauer Friday morning. Late this morning, NBC officially announced Guthrie as Ann's replacement.
Anchor Ann Curry said farewell on NBC’s “Today” show on Thursday after just one year as co-host alongside Matt Lauer.
New reports say soon-to-be ex “Today” show co-host Ann Curry and her NBC bosses are furiously negotiating her exit deal, while Savannah Guthrie appears to be Curry’s chosen replacement.TMZ that Guthrie has already made her deal with NBC to co-anchor the popular morning show, but can’t move forward until the network irons out Curry’s payout.
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Host Matt Lauer re-signed his deal with NBC's "Today," cementing his spot at the number one morning show for an amazing 800 weeks in a row!
The NBC morning host made this announcement Friday on the program, saying, "This is my family, this is my show... let's keep going."
The world now has a universal logo for human rights.
Robert De Niro, Sean Penn, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ann Curry, George Clooney, Richard Gere, Nicole Kidman, and Susan Sarandon showed support for the new logo, which was unveiled in New York at a gala event Wednesday.
The logo, called "Free as a Man," was created by a freelance graphic designer from Belgrade, Serbia and chosen in an online competition from over 15,300 submissions from over 190 countries.
Watch highlights from the event!
After weeks of speculation, "Today" show co-host Meredith Vieira announced she's leaving at the end of June, after nearly five years. NBC released an official statement naming Ann Curry co-anchor and Natalie Morales news anchor. Curry has been with the morning show for 14 years, Morales for five.
NBC News president Steve Capus released a statement: "Meredith is a remarkable woman and broadcaster who in five short years has left an indelible imprint on morning television. While we will miss waking up with her each morning, we are working together on developing her next chapter at NBC News. As Meredith turns the page, we are so very fortunate to welcome Ann as co-anchor. I've known her since our early days together on 'NBC News at Sunrise' and it's been a joy to watch her break news, break boundaries and evolve into one of America's top journalists."
The stars of Hollywood are mobilizing to raise money and aid for Japan's tsunami victims -- including Lady Gaga designing a prayer bracelet, and P. Diddy, Conan, and Katy Perry using Twitter to get their fans involved in helping out. Charlie Sheen has also vowed to donate one dollar from every ticket sold to his comedy mini-tour!
"Dateline" reporter Ann Curry went to Japan and helped find a missing teacher after her family reached out to Curry via Twitter. After the emotional telephone reunion, the family tweeted, "Ann Curry I love you. Thank you for finding my sister."
Thailand tsunami survivor Petra Nemcova set the record straight and told "Extra" she will not be quitting "Dancing with the Stars" in order to pursue full-time work for her disaster relief charity. Nemcova plans to do both.