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Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 5:29 PM
NEW YORK — Ann Curry has remained tight-lipped since the news broke of Matt Lauer’s alleged sexual misconduct, but she spoke about the scandal on “CBS This Morning.”
The 61-year-old journalist and producer appeared on the program Wednesday to discuss her new PBS docuseries “We’ll Meet Again” and she was asked to speak on the scandal surrounding her disgraced former co-anchor. Curry admitted that she was “not surprised” by the scandal.
“Do you believe that Matt Lauer abused his power?” asked Norah O’Donnell.
“You know, I’m trying to do no harm in these conversations. I can tell you that I am not surprised by the allegations,” Curry responded. When asked to explain further, Curry struggled to articulate her response.
“That means that … see, now, I’m walking down that road. I’m trying not to hurt people, and I know what it’s like to be publicly humiliated. I never did anything wrong to be publicly humiliated, and I don’t want to cause that kind of pain to somebody else,” Curry said. “But I can say that, because you’re asking me a very direct question, I can say that I would be surprised if many women did not understand that there was a climate of verbal harassment that existed. I think it would be surprising if someone said that they didn’t see that.”
She continued, “It was verbal sexual harassment,” before being cut off.
When Curry left NBC’s “Today” in June 2012, it was widely speculated that Lauer was the catalyst for her exit. A fan favorite, it came as a surprise to audiences when Curry broke the news of her exit amid tears, as she was considered one of the top stars at NBC and could have been poised to take over a bigger role on the show. The unexpected departure is likely the public humiliation she was referring to.
The Emmy award winner also spoke with People as part of her press tour for her upcoming show. She discussed the aftermath of being pushed off “Today.”
“It hurt like hell,” she told the publication. “It hurt so much, but I learned a lot about myself. I can say I’ve done nothing wrong. I’ve been honest and true. I’ve tried to stay pure. I’ve tried to not respond in a knee-jerk manner, and I’ve stayed very close to who I am. So it hurt, but I’m also proud of myself.”
“CBS This Morning” dealt with its own scandal when co-anchor Charlie Rose was fired in November for allegedly making “unwanted sexual advances” towards several women, including, “lewd phone calls, walking around naked in their presence or groping their breasts, buttocks or genital areas.”
Anchors Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell denounced their former co-anchor over the accusations.
“It takes a lot of courage for these women to come forward, and I think that they should continue to do so,” O’Donnell said on the broadcast following the news. “This is a moment that demands a frank and honest assessment about where we stand and more generally the safety of women. Let me be very clear: There is no excuse for this alleged behavior. It is systematic and pervasive, and I’ve been doing a lot of listening, and I’m going to continue to do that.”
Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 3:56 PM
— Elegant actress Jane Seymour is about to grace the pages of “Playboy” magazine at 67-years-old.
The former Bond girl took to social media Wednesday to share a modest photograph from her upcoming spread in the iconic men’s magazine.
“I’m thrilled to finally share this with you! I was recently photographed and interviewed in my home by Playboy,” Seymour captioned the image on Instagram.
“I open up about my career, my family, feeling better-than-ever at 67 and so much more,” she wrote.
I'm THRILLED to finally share this with you! I was recently photographed and interviewed in my home by Playboy. 🐰I open up about my career, my family, feeling better-than-ever at 67 and so much more! Click the link in my bio now to read the article! 😊And don't forget to catch me on "Let's Get Physical" tonight at 8:30|7:30c on @PopTV! 📷: @feaverish
This is the “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman” star’s third spread in “Playboy.”
The legendary actress told the magazine that her age hasn’t diminished her confidence.
“I feel much sexier now than I ever did when I was younger” she said.
“Then I was like, ‘Oh gosh, I’m supposed to be sexy. What is that?!’ There’s an enormous freedom in having lived as long as I have,” she added. “Like my father used to say, I’m comfortable in my own skin.”
And there’s no doubt that she’s all natural.
“I haven’t done any surgeries or injections or anything. I haven’t done any of it,” she explained.
“So I still look like ‘me.’ Everyday I’m kind of tempted, but then I look at people I know and I don’t [recognize] them. I’m authentically being me. That’s important to me.”
Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 3:36 PM
— Kylie Jenner may be one of many Snapchat users who isn’t happy about the app’s redesign.
The 20-year-old new mom asked her followers on Tuesday if anyone else no longer uses the app.
“So does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is it just me,” she wrote. “Ugh this is so sad.”
sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is it just me... ugh this is so sad.— Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) February 21, 2018
Bloomberg reported that the timing of the tweet may have caused a drop in stock for Snap Inc., the company that owns Snapchat.
“Shares sank as much as 7.2 percent Thursday, wiping out $1.3 billion in market value, on the heels of a tweet from Kylie Jenner,” the publication said.
According to a Wednesday tweet from Reuters, the drop in Snap’s stock adds up to about $1.5 billion lost in market value.
Ten minutes after the first tweet, Jenner said she still has love for the app.
“Still love you tho snap,” she tweeted. “My first love.”
still love you tho snap ... my first love— Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) February 21, 2018
Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 2:51 PM
— Congratulations are in order for actress Rachel McAdams, who is reportedly expecting her first child.
E! News, citing several unnamed sources, reported that the 39-year-old actress is pregnant.
McAdams has not commented on the report, but she has been vocal about becoming a mother in the past.
“Having a few (kids) would be great,” she told People in 2009. “My mom is a great inspiration to me. She’s a nurse and very nurturing and gentle. She lets me be who I am. Hopefully I can take on those qualities and be as great as her.”
Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 10:39 PM
— Tennis champion Serena Williams revealed she “almost died after giving birth” to her first child, daughter Olympia, last fall, according to a column by Williams on CNN.com.
Williams had a relatively easy birth Sept. 1, 2017, delivering her daughter by C-section, but two hours later, she was in a fight for her life that lasted six days, she wrote.
“It began with a pulmonary embolism, which is a condition in which one or more arteries in the lungs becomes blocked by a blood clot. Because of my medical history with this problem, I live in fear of this situation. So, when I fell short of breath, I didn't wait a second to alert the nurses,” Williams said.
Serena Williams almost died after giving birth to her daughter. She writes for @CNNopinion about the mothers who don't get the treatment they need for pregnancy complications - and how we can help them https://t.co/0GlM2UFKhU— CNN International (@cnni) February 20, 2018
She underwent three surgeries to deal with the health crisis and credited her medical team for her survival.
“When I finally made it home to my family, I had to spend the first six weeks of motherhood in bed,” she wrote on CNN.com.
“I am so grateful I had access to such an incredible medical team of doctors and nurses at a hospital with state-of-the-art equipment. They knew exactly how to handle this complicated turn of events. If it weren't for their professional care, I wouldn't be here today.”
Williams knew about her health condition and was able to alert medical staffers that something was wrong.
Unfortunately, many women don’t know their health risks. According to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, African-American women are three times more likely than others to die from complications in pregnancy or childbirth.