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Kim Kardashian Talks Pregnancy (AGAIN!!), Says She’s In “No Rush” To Marry Kanye West

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During an interview with the TODAY show on Tuesday to promote the new season of Kourtney & Kim Take Miami, Kim Kardashian dished on her pregnancy and future plans with boyfriend, Kanye West. According to Kim, she and the hip-hop star are in “no rush” to walk down the aisle, telling one of the show’s hosts:

“It’s something that we talk about, but I think it’s just right now (we’re) focusing on the baby. What I’ve learned in life is — I was always such a planner, and…you think your life is going to be a certain way, and the best surprises just happen when you don’t plan.”

Kim also dishes on her own issues with fertility during the interview (her sister Khloe has been very open about her fertility problems). Check out her comments in their entirety in the video below.

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The Today Show Tomorrow: Ann Curry’s Future At NBC

Ann Curry has just celebrated her first year of hosting The Today Show, and NBC appears to be keeping with the traditional first-year anniversary gift, paper. Unfortunately for Curry, the first gift was pink, slip-shaped, and her last. After 15 years of news reporting for NBC, will this be the end for a celebrated journalist?

The internet has been buzzing about the current and future status of the 55-year old morning show veteran who took over for Meredith Vieira a little over a year ago. Curry is well known for her reports from war and disaster zones. Her calm demeanor and empathetic inquiries have made an impact not only on her interviewees, but on her colleagues and viewers.

One Iraq War veteran even started a petition for Curry to stay on The Today Show saying, “Ann Curry’s sensitivity to the human experience telegraphs through her journalism.” He goes on to explain, “One of the things that gives me a sense of calm and certainty in life is Ann Curry’s compassionate style.” The petition acquired over 18,000 signatures.

The Peacock network will not be firing Curry, just moving her from her Today Show post. While she is a talented journalist, it takes more than just compassionate interviews to create a 3-hour morning show program. Katie Couric and Meredith Vieira had a quick, witty banter with co-host Matt Lauer that served as a side of unexpected entertainment… this has not been the case for the past year. Curry and Lauer do have a warm friendship and long history, but their chemistry is that of long time neighbors instead of grade school friends.

This change in chemistry may be what has led to the show’s recent ratings slip – a slip was so great that for a few weeks this spring, ABC’s Good Morning America was number one in the ratings for the first time in 16 years. Obviously, a dip in ratings can be caused by a number of different factors, but it’s hard to ignore when audiences aren’t attracted to (and held by) the show’s hosts.

Recently, reports have come out speaking to Curry’s overall likeability.  The social analytics company General Sentiment which uses Twitter, Facebook, Goggle+, and blogs to measure public perception reported that Ann Curry’s “sentiment rating” was lower than both Viera, Couric, and ABC’s Robin Roberts’ ratings. The less talked about the host is, the less likely they are being watched and the less likely they are to be watched in the future.

Unfortunately, this is something that has been on the anchor’s mind. In an interview conducted in early May with Ladies Home Journal, she revealed that she often worries, “am I not good enough? Am I not what people need?” and admits, “When people say negative things or speculate, you can’t help but feel hurt.”

Hopefully someone will mention to Curry (and to anyone that thinks this incident came out of the blue) that the fault lies in those who made the promotion. The Today Show has seen dozens of anchors and observed dozens more on competing networks. If Curry didn’t have the personality to facetiously spar with Lauer 5 years ago, who thought she’d be able to now? Why not take into account the skills she does have and employ those as opposed to sticking her somewhere that.

As it stands, Curry will stay with the network as a national and international correspondent for NBC News, which will allow her more time to devote to the kind of stories that she is best known (and best suited) for. She will anchor primetime specials and give international reports on any and all NBC news shows. The network has yet to say who will replace Curry, but rumors have not shied away from naming Savannah Gutherie.

In the interview with Ladies Home Journal, Ann Curry gushes about her workplace and explains, “I’ve been at Today for 15 years and I’d love to make it 20.” That particular dream won’t be happening now, but with more time on her hands to devote to the unreported stories of the world, she might find an even bigger dream awaits.

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Bobby Brown’s First Interview Since The Death Of Whitney Houston

Recently, Bobby Brown sat down with Matt Lauer of the TODAY show for his first interview since the death of Whitney Houston. Check out highlights below:

ON WHETHER HE GOT HIGH BEFORE MEETING WHITNEY HOUSTON:

“I didn’t get high before I met Whitney … I smoked weed, I drank the beer, but no, I wasn’t the one that got Whitney on drugs at all …it’s just unexplainable I’m not the reason she’s gone.”

ON WHITNEY’S DRUG USE AND HIS NOT KNOWING SHE WAS STILL STRUGGLING WITH HER ADDICTION:

“I was hurt. I was hurt … Because, you know, me being off of narcotics for the last seven years — I felt that she was, you know, I didn’t know she was struggling with it still. But at the same time, you know– listen, it’s a hard fight. It’s a hard fight to, you know, maintain sobriety that way.”

“From what I feel and you know, how I saw her, the last time I saw her, it had to be that particular day. You know, it had to be that one, because that’s all it takes … One hit, you know, and you know, it could definitely take your life away from you. And, unfortunately, that was it.”

ON SEEING WHITNEY FOR THE LAST TIME A WEEK BEFORE SHE DIED:

“She had this glow about her that was just, you know, incredible. She looked really well. She just looked like she was in a good place.”

ON ALLEGATIONS THAT HE’S TO BLAME FOR WHITNEY’S DRUG USE:

“[They] make me feel terrible. But you know, I know differently. I think if anyone ever knew us, if anybody ever spent time around us . . . they would know how we felt about each other. They would know how happy we were together.”

“The reality show gave us a wakeup. We [were] able to see that our drug use had affected our relationship, had affected the love that we felt for each other.”

The interview airs on Wednesday and Thursday on TODAY.

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Kim Kardashian Talks Kanye West And “Theraflu”

Kim Kardashian appeared on the TODAY show this morning and addressed her relationship with Kanye West and the hip-hop star’s admission that he fell in love with her around the same time she linked up with Kris Humphries in the just released track, “Theraflu.” She told TODAY host Ann Curry:

“I’ve said before, Kanye and I have been friends for years, and you know, you never know what the future holds or where my life will take me. So…I like the song.”

She neglected to mention that she was photographed leaving ‘Ye’s NYC apartment yesterday morning in the same clothes she wore the day before. According to the NY Daily News:

“On March 4, the brunette beauty and the rapper were photographed leaving a New York City theater after catching a screening of ‘The Hunger Games.’ A makeup-free Kardashian was then snapped leaving West’s Tribeca apartment the following morning in the same outfit she wore the night before.”

During her interview with TODAY, the reality TV starlet also addressed her impending divorce from Kris. Check out the interview in its entirety below:

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Kim Kardashian Talks Kanye West And "Theraflu"

Kim Kardashian appeared on the TODAY show this morning and addressed her relationship with Kanye West and the hip-hop star’s admission that he fell in love with her around the same time she linked up with Kris Humphries in the just released track, “Theraflu.” She told TODAY host Ann Curry:

“I’ve said before, Kanye and I have been friends for years, and you know, you never know what the future holds or where my life will take me. So…I like the song.”

She neglected to mention that she was photographed leaving ‘Ye’s NYC apartment yesterday morning in the same clothes she wore the day before. According to the NY Daily News:

“On March 4, the brunette beauty and the rapper were photographed leaving a New York City theater after catching a screening of ‘The Hunger Games.’ A makeup-free Kardashian was then snapped leaving West’s Tribeca apartment the following morning in the same outfit she wore the night before.”

During her interview with TODAY, the reality TV starlet also addressed her impending divorce from Kris. Check out the interview in its entirety below:

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Sparkle Trailer Airs On Today Show

Yesterday, the trailer for Sparkle, Whitney Houston’s last film, premiered on the Today show. In addition to the late R&B superstar, the movie stars Jordin Sparks, Mike Epps, Tika Sumpter, Cee-Lo Green and Derek Luke. Check it out below:

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Selena Gomez Standing By Justin Bieber Amidst Paternity Accusations

Despite rumors of a breakup, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are still holding strong in the wake of a paternity suit filed by a California woman, 20-year-old Mariah Yeater, against the “Baby” singer. Along with a denial that the couple had split from Selena’s rep, the two arrived together at the MTV Voices Dinner in Belfast on Saturday holding hands and looking very much in love.

During an interview with Matt Lauer on Friday, Justin spoke on the paternity allegations, telling the Today host:

“I’d just like to say, basically, that none of those allegations are true. I know that I’m going to be a target, but I’m never going to be a victim.”

Reportedly, once Justin returns to the U.S. from his European tour in two weeks, he’ll take a DNA test and then sue the woman who’s at the center of the paternity scandal. According to TMZ:

“Our sources say Justin’s lawyer, Howard Weitzman, contacted Yeater’s attorneys Friday and conveyed the DNA test WILL happen. We’re told Justin and his team are so serious … they directed Weitzman to find a lab to do the test and Weitzman has already selected one.

Once the test shows Justin is not the daddy, Justin and his team will sue her. We’re told Yeater’s lawyers appeared ‘nervous’ when they heard the news. This may explain why Yeater’s lawyers went underground yesterday and did not return TMZ’s calls.”

Regardless of the outcome, do you think this scandal will tarnish Justin’s reputation?

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Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi: “Snooki’s Definitely Not A Role Model”

Nicole Polizzi, most commonly known as Snooki, has admitted what the rest of the world has known since Jersey Shore made its premiere in 2009: Snooki is not a role model. She told Today host Matt Lauer on Tuesday:

“You see more of the party side of me, which I call Snooki, my alter ego. Right now, you’re talking to Nicole, the soft, calm, business-ready person.”

The reality star added:

“Snooki’s definitely not a role model. Snooki’s just there to have fun and just live her life. Nicole, I would say, could be a role model. I’m very strong and independent. I’m just lovable, I guess.”

Snooki is currently promoting her new book, Confessions of a Guidette, which she claims will inspire women around the world.

We’re not even going to touch that one.

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