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Today Show's Halloween Costumes: Star Wars Characters!

The hosts of The Today Show go all-out for Halloween – this year, they’re dressing as characters from Star Wars!

Hosts Meredith Vieira (Princess Leia), Matt Lauer (Luke Skywalker), Ann Curry (Darth Vader) and Al Roker (Hans Solo) got all dressed up for today’s episode and partied like it was 1977.

Joining them outside Studio 1A were Kathie Lee Gifford (C-3PO), Hoda Kotb (Yoda) and Natalie Morales (Queen Amidala).

Last year, the Today Show hosts dressed as characters from Mother Goose…upgrade!

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Tom Cruise: I Came Across As Arrogant

Tom Cruise has publicly admitted wrong three years after his lashing out against Today show’s Matt Lauer while talking about prescription drugs. (He criticized Brooke Shields for taking anti-depressants and told Matt he was glib and didn’t know about psychiatry.)

Tom said during today’s morning segment of Today, “I thought about it a lot. It was a subject matter that was important. And now it’s being debated in the public, which it should be. But looking at it, it’s not what I had intended. It came across as arrogant. That’s one of those things I could have handled better.. It’s not the person I am… I learned a lesson. I learned a really good lesson.”


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Gingerbread Man Al Roker Gets Sniffed Out

Looks like Al Roker has got the goods down there!

The 54-year-old NBC Today show weatherman dressed up as The Gingerbread Man for Halloween this past Friday and had his crotch sniffed out by a dog, leashed by correspondent Jill Rappaport as Alfalfa (from the 1994 comedy film Little Rascals)

Today Show co-host costumes; Matt Lauer was Humpty Dumpty, Meredith Viera was Pinocchio and Ann Curry was a self-described “ethnic J-Lo Cinderella.”

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Jesse McCartney Reads For The Record

CORDUROY CUTE

Jesse McCartney reads the children’s book fave “Corduroy” to a few kids during ‘Read for the Record Day’ on NBC’s Today Show in New York City on Thursday morning.

The 21-year-old pop sensation helped Jumpstart‘s Read for the Record Campaign raise awareness of the importance of early literacy. Other guest stars included Matt Lauer, Ann Curry, LL Cool J, Mary-Louise Parker, and Greg Kinnear.

For more information on this cause, visit ReadForTheRecord.org.

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Posh: We Want to Embrace American Culture

Posh Spice, otherwise known as Victoria Beckham, speaks with The Today Show‘s Matt Lauer to “clear up some misconceptions about her sometimes sour disposition, her family’s move to L.A., and her much-publicized friendship with Katie Holmes.”

On accepting American culture: “We are so excited about America. We want to embrace the culture with open arms. This is a huge move for us, for our children. You know, David takes his career very seriously. This is a big, big deal for us.”

On some people thinking she always looks too serious: “I know. It’s always about the outfit, you know? … At the end of the day there’s always a lot of press around. They select the pictures they want. They make you look the way they want you to look. It’s an image. I think there are some people that would be quite devastated should I actually smile or look pleasant, for that fact.”

On not being as famous as other couples in Los Angeles: “We have a great life. But we are relatively private, you know? And there are so many really famous people in LA. I mean, we always joke about it and say, ‘You know, you got Brad Pitt. You got Angelina Jolie. You got Tom. You got Katie. I mean, we’ll just be Victoria and David.”

On her BFF Katie Holmes: “She’s a very strong, sweet, lovely girl. She’s helped me so much with the move. She’s genuinely a nice girl. Wonderful family.”

On how frequent she cleans the toilet bowl: “Every now and then. In a pinch.”

Watch Victoria‘s interview on The Today Show below!


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Princes William & Harry Hit American Airwaves

In their first-ever U.S. TV interview, Prince William and Prince Harry will be interviewed at their London home, The Clarence House, by The Today Show‘s Matt Lauer.

Prince William, 24, and Prince Harry, 22, will discuss the concert they’ll hold this summer to commemorate the 10th anniversary of their mother’s death (the beloved late Princess Diana), their childhood nicknames, what they think of America, their mother’s efforts to allow them to lead a “normal” life and how their lives have changed since her death.

On their late mother’s birthday, July 1, the princes will also hold a concert to celebrate her memory at London’s Wembley Stadium with Lauer hosting the TV special entitled Concert for Diana.

Times and dates to watch out for:
June 15 = Interview preview on Today Show Web site
June 18 = Part I during NBC’s The Today Show @ 7AM
June 18 = Part II during Dateline NBC @ 10PM
July 1 = Concert for Diana, NBC
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