The feature puts the host in exotic and remote locales and then has him report from them daily - not even Mr. Lauer’s co-hosts Ann Curry, Al Roker and Natalie Morales will know where he’s reporting from.
The first “Where in the World is Matt Lauer?” aired in 1998 and continued annually through 2008, with one break in 2003. The segment has taken the 53-year-old to 46 different destinations, traveling a total of 248,166 miles to places like Laos, Bhutan, Easter Island and the Great Wall of China.
In 2009, with the country under economic turmoil, the “Today” co-hosts instead went on a tour of the United States, unceremoniously putting an end to the franchise.
The revived segment, Mr. Lauer’s 10th trek around the world for the series, now includes a social media component. Viewers will be encouraged to log into special Facebook and Twitter pages to guess where Mr. Lauer will head next.
Selena Gomez granted restraining order against fan
A judge has granted Selena Gomez a temporary restraining order against a man with a history of mental illness who police say threatened the singer-actress, the Associated Press reports.
Court records show the “Wizards of Waverly Place” star was granted the order Thursday in Burbank, Calif. Thomas Brodnicki is required to stay 100 yards away from Miss Gomez and her workplace until a Nov. 4 hearing, when the order may be extended for three years.
Miss Gomez wrote in a sworn declaration that she is in “extreme fear” of Mr. Brodnicki.
The filings, first reported Monday by celebrity website TMZ, state police were notified by mental health workers that the 46-year-old had threatened to harm or kill the actress while on a psychiatric hold.
NBC has announced headliners and musical guests for the three new “Saturday Night Live” episodes slated for November, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
At only 23, actress Emma Stone will already be a two-time “SNL” host. The “Help” star will make her second appearance on the series in just over a year this November.
First up is Mr. Day, star of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and “Horrible Bosses,” who will make his “SNL” debut during the Nov. 5 outing. Maroon 5 will appear as the night’s musical guest.View Entire Story
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