Matt Lauer Round-Up
He has issued a statement since his firing. He said he is truly sorry for the pain that he’s caused. He said that some of what’s being said about him is untrue or mischaracterized but there’s enough truth to the stories to make him feel embarrassed and ashamed. He said soul-searching is going to be his full-time job now.
You likely already know this by now, but: According to Variety and other sources, Matt Lauer:
-once gave a sex toy to a female co-worker as a gift and attached a note explaining how he’d use it on her.
-asked a staffer to come into his office where he dropped his pants and showed her his privates
-sexted staffers and an intern
Back in 2006, when Matt Lauer was co-hosting the Today Show with Meredith Vieira, a really bizarre moment was caught on camera. So, they were on a break and Matt was sitting on a couch. Meredith was bending over, facing him, to pick up something on the table that was in front of him. And in this clip, you can see and hear him say “pretty sweater. Keep bending over like that. It’s a nice view.”
…And, back in 2012, Katie Couric – who of course used to anchor with Matt Lauer – told Andy Cohen that Matt used to pinch her butt a lot.
T Pain Clarifies “All I Do is Win” Lyrics
T Pain dashed our dreams yesterday when he clarified lyrics to his song All I Do Is Win… it’s not “and they stay there, and they stay there.” It’s “and they stay there… and they say yeah.” Sooo… now we know.
Disney Won’t Make Fun of CT Town Anymore
This is so weird. There’s a show called American Housewife on ABC, and it takes place in Westport, CT. So in the show, they apparently make a lot of jokes about Norwalk, CT, and those residents are pissed. One guy was so upset that he actually made a website StopTheInsults.com and petitioned Disney, which owns ABC, to apologize. Disney caved and took the side of the residents and now American Housewife will no longer be making jokes. (ARE YOU KIDDING ME????????????)
Jay Z Opens Up About Lemonade, Infidelity
Jay Z got really open about his relationship with Beyonce, and especially about her Lemonade album which of course was about his infidelity. He explained that the two had been making music together — which was a longtime rumor — and that they were healing through their art, almost like a therapy. And her music was farther along than his, so then Lemonade was born…so it wasn’t like she came out and said “I’m making this album whether you like it or not;” Jay Z was a part of the process the entire time. He also said that “the hardest thing is seeing pain on someone’s face that you caused, and then hav[ing] to deal with yourself.”
Selena Gomez & Beyonce Rule Instagram
Selena Gomez and Beyonce ruled Instagram this year. Selena continued to stay at the top as the most-followed person on Instagram (130M people)… but Beyonce had the most-liked picture on Instagram, which was her pregnancy announcement.
Timberlake Reveals Where Sexy Went
Justin Timberlake was on Colbert last night, and Colbert did his bit “Big Questions with EvenBigger Stars.” So he straight-up asked, when Justin brought sexy back, where had it gone?
Mariah Carey Got Millions from Ex Fiance
Do you remember when Mariah Carey broke up with her billionaire fiancé James Packer, and she tried to get a settlement out of him? Well People Magazine is reporting that she received between $5-10M from the ordeal, basically because she had moved to LA to be with him. That settlement includes her 35-carat engagement ring even though the ring was valued at less than the $10M it was previously appraised at. Mariah had initially been asking for $50M.
Bieber’s Bodyguard Arrested for DUI, Injures Cops
Bad news for Justin Bieber. His head bodyguard got into a serious crash last night because he was allegedly driving drunk… and the guy slammed into a police car. One of the cops had to be airlifted to a nearby hospital. To make matters worse, Bieber’s bodyguard fled the scene and finally another cop caught up with him and made the arrest.
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