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Matt Lauer Recreates His Tom Cruise Interview, as Tom! (Video)

Matt Lauer had a controversial interview with Tom Cruise back in 2005 during which they debated about psychiatry and prescription drugs… and now Matt is recreating the interview while playing Tom!

The 59-year-old Today show host, along with co-host Savannah Guthrie, appeared on Watch What Happens Live on Thursday night (June 22) in New York City.

Host Andy Cohen played Matt in the recreation of the interview!

“Can i just say before we do this, I like Tom Cruise,” Matt said before they got in front of the green screen and he put on the wig. “We have a good relationship, we have a good friendship. It was just one little moment.”


Matt Lauer Recreates Famous Tom Cruise Interview As Tom Cruise

Click inside to watch the interview from the Today archives… More Here! »

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Megyn Kelly Accidentally Snubs Hoda Kotb During 'Today Show' Debut (Video)

Megyn Kelly made her first appearance as an NBC news anchor on The Today Show on Thursday (June 1), but she made a small error while saying hello to the hosts!

The 46-year-old former Fox News anchor was appearing live from St. Petersburg to tease her upcoming interview with Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, and Hoda Kotb were sitting at the anchor desk in New York City while welcoming Megyn to the show for the first time as a team member.

“Hey guys, it’s great to be with you, Matt and Savannah,” she said. When she realized her name wasn’t said, Hoda put her hands into the air in a “what about me?” way!

It’s likely that Megyn didn’t know Hoda was at the desk as people who appear live via satellite usually are just given an audio feed, not a video feed.

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Matt Lauer Receives Huge Scare on 'Ellen' - Watch Now!

Matt Lauer got quite the surprise on The Ellen Show today.

During his interview, the 59-year-old Today show host was scared by a man dressed as a woman in a dress popping out of a piece of fake furniture.

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“It’s so petty. It’s so childish,” Matt said after the scare. “Now I wet my suit. It’s the only suit I have and I’m wearing your underwear in this suit.”

Click inside to see more from Matt Lauer’s interview with Ellen…More Here! »

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VIDEO: Matt Lauer Explains His Man Choker After Huge Social Media Response

Matt Lauer shocked social media yesterday by revealing he’s been wearing a man choker for years.

“Chokers for men are a thing now too,” Matt said on the the Today show. “Asos has a wide selection of male chokers, some in velvet and others in cotton…they’re late to the game because, guys, I have been wearing a choker for years.” Matt then unbottoned his top buttons to reveal a choker.

Now, Matt is setting the record straight after the moment caused so much chatter on the Internet (as well as articles on GQ and more!)

“I do not wear a choker, folks,” Matt revealed. Watch below!

Click inside read fan tweets about the man choker…More Here! »

Billy Bush's NBC Exit Addressed on 'Today' Show (Video)

Billy Bush‘s exit from NBC and the Today show was acknowledged briefly on the morning program on Tuesday (October 18).

“NBC News announced last night that Billy Bush would be leaving the Today show effective immediately, noting that he was a valued colleague and longtime member of the broader NBC family,” Matt Lauer said on the air. “A statement Billy released separately last night read in part, ‘I look forward to what lies ahead.’ And, of course, all of us here at Today wish Billy the very best.”

It was just announced last night that Billy and NBC had parted ways after leaked audio with offensive language from him and Donald Trump was revealed.

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Ryan Lochte Tells Matt Lauer He 'Definitely Had Too Much to Drink' On Night of Gas Station Incident

Ryan Lochte is opening up about his robbery allegations and taking responsibility for his actions.

During an interview on NBC with Matt Lauer, the 32-year-old Olympics swimmer spoke about the late-night incident involving him and three teammates at a Rio de Janiero gas station last weekend and how he “over-exaggerated” the story.

Initially, Ryan said that he and teammates Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger, and Jimmy Feigen were robbed at gunpoint – all allegations were founded to be made up.

According to Gunnar and Brazilian officials, the U.S. swimmers got rowdy and vandalized a gas station. Interpreters for the swimmers pleaded with the gas station employees not to call the police on them, and a gun was drawn, and the swimmers had to pay for the damage they caused.

Ryan explained his situation by saying, “whether you call it a robbery or extortion or us paying just for the damages. All we know was there was a gun pointed in our direction and were demanded to give money.”

“We just wanted to get out of there,” Ryan continued. “There was a gun pointed in our direction. We were all frightened, and we wanted to get out of there as quick as possible. The only way we knew was this guy saying you have to give them money, so we gave them money and we got out.”

When he was interviewed about the situation the following day, Ryan claims he was “still intoxicated” from the night before because he “definitely had way too much to drink.”

Later on in the interview, Ryan fought back tears as he described how he felt being back in the U.S. while his teammates were detained in Brazil for further interrogations.

“I let my team down,” Ryan said. “I wanted to be there. Like, I don’t want them to think that I left and left them dry, because they were my teammates. I wanted to definitely be there, and I wanted to help out any way I could.”

“I was immature, and I made a stupid mistake,” Ryan said. “I’m human. I’ll definitely learn from this. I’m just really sorry.”

The second part of Matt Lauer‘s interview with Ryan Lochte will air Monday morning on NBC.


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