Meredith Vieira Tears Up While Announcing Departure From Today Show

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This morning, Meredith Vieira announced that she is indeed leaving the Today show in June (as rumored). “I want to spend more [time] with my husband Richard, and my kids,” she said. Her husband has written a book about the fact that he’s coping with multiple sclerosis and colon cancer. Meredith also said: “I really hope to stay in the NBC family.” Ann Curry, who is so freaking earnest and annoying it is painful, will take Meredith’s spot, and Natalie Morales will read the news, taking Ann’s job. The Associated Press notes: “Today is careful to cultivate the image of family, and made the announcement with the five regulars seated on a couch, tossing off jokes to blunt emotion.” [AP]

Lindsay Lohan wears fangs and red lipstick in several shots featured in photographer Tyler Shields‘ exhibit. Shields says: “Lindsay loves vampires.” Insert joke about things that suck. [People]

Rihanna and Reggie Bush — the ex-boyfriend of Kim Kardashian — were set up on a date by their PR teams. How do these things happen? You just call up someone’s rep and say, hey, my client is single, can she have dinner with your client? And if so, how can I have dinner with my pretend boyfriend Bruno Mars? Anyway: Whether or not things will work out with RiRi and Reggie remains to be seen, but sources claim there’s “definitely physical attraction.” [Janet Charlton’s Hollywood]

Victoria Beckham‘s baby shower involved tons of toilet paper. [Ace Showbiz, The Sun]

Kate Moss is getting married this summer, and it won’t be a wedding so much as a “small festival” that lasts “for days.” Think Coachella, Lollapalooza, Glastonbury or Bonnaroo. Three bands will play, a DJ will spin, and we suspect flowers will be worn in the hair. A source claims that most of the budget will probably be spent on alcohol. [Contact Music]

When Justin Bieber was a guest star on CSI, he acted like a “brat,” says Marg Helgenberger. “He locked one of the producers in a closet,” she claims. “And he put his fist through a cake that was on the craft services table.” WHO WASTES CAKE? Beebz, you are dead to me. [NYDN]

  • A moment of silence, please: Madonna has broken up with her boyfriend Brahim Zaibat. [DListed]
  • Paula Abdul will reunite with Simon Cowell on X Factor. She says: “It will have been 3 years since we sat next to each other. It’s awkward and wonderful at the same time.” For us, too! [Hollywood Reporter]
  • By the by, X Factor judge L.A. Reid is “even meaner” than Simon Cowell. [Hollywood Reporter]
  • Unsolicited Uterus Update: “Katie Holmes Looks Pregnant Again.” [The Superficial]
  • Katy Perry makes bungee jumping look really fun. [Daily Mail]
  • BTW, if you think Katy Perry looks like Dita Von Teese on the over of Vanity Fair, know this: Katy and Dita are friends, and recently, when Katy was backstage at one of Dita’s shows, Katy gestured to Dita’s hair and costume and said: “I am taking all of this.” [Page Six]
  • Here is Russell Brand standing around in his underwear. [WoW Report]
  • Sad face: Reese Witherspoon spent Mother’s Day with her foot in a cast. [Just Jared]
  • Ridiculously hot couple Seal and Heidi Klum renewed their vows over the weekend. It’s been six years! [NYDN]
  • Lady Gaga posters in her boyfriend’s neighborhood have been defaced and scrawled with the words, “Luc she doesn’t love you.” [Page Six ]
  • Hey girl, Ryan Gosling just wants to hang out and play his three-string guitar. [Page Six]
  • Someone dared to ask dancer Benjamin Millepied about his pregnant fiancé, Natalie Portman. Someone from the New York Times, no less. Millepied’s response? He “stormed off, oozing exquisite hauteur.” Exquisite Hauteur! Is that the new fragrance from Tom Ford? [Gatecrasher]
  • Breaking: Steven Tyler‘s penis is huge, says former Guns ‘N Roses drummer Steven Adler. [TMZ]
  • Basketball player Amar’e Stoudemire is dating singer Ciara, but allegedly sending pictures of his dick to some other random woman, who has shared screenshots with a gossip site. Naturally. [Bossip]
  • First world problems, rich people solutions: When Kanye demands $1 million to perform at your bar mitzvah, just get Drake for $250,000. [Contact Music]
  • What the world needs now: A novel about the behind-the-scenes reality in the celebrity world, from Lamar Odom‘s ex. [Gatecrasher]
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones is campaigning to protect a farm in Wales, some magical place called Snowdonia. [Contact Music]
  • Blind items! “Which artist, after a long recording session, demanded that three supermodels be sent to his bedroom? The sleeping beauties were awakened and dispatched to the hotel with a promise that they would be featured in his next long-form music video…” Hmm. No clue. Here’s another: “Which sportsman is in a happy relationship, because his female better half picks up other girls for them to share in the bedroom?” A-Rod? We read gossip about Cammie D. being into threesomes. Last one: “Which actor is suffering from a skin disease that requires him to use bronzer on his nether regions?” Requires? LOLWUT. Whoever you are, rock what you got. Brown stains in the underwear = not sexy. [Page Six]
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