Tuesday December 12, 2017

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Mario Batali takes leave amid sexual misconduct allegations

Mario Batali is stepping away from his eatery empire, as well as ABC’s “The Chew,” following several allegations of sexual misconduct. Four women have accused Batali, 57, of sexual harassment and assault spanning nearly 20 years, Eater reported Monday.  More…

David Cassidy accused of groping by ex-model – in 1985

A former model claims late “Partridge Family” star David Cassidy was a “first class creep” who groped her and tried to put his hand up her skirt when she was 19, according to a report. Samantha Fox claims Cassidy, who died earlier this month from liver failure, followed her into a public bathroom and got handsy in May 1985.  More…

Matt Lauer is ‘broken and ashamed’ following ‘Today’ firing

A week after getting the boot by NBC, disgraced “Today” anchorman Matt Lauer is still reeling, according to a report. “He is weak and broken and ashamed by his own admission,” one of his former “Today” show colleagues told People magazine.  More…

‘They all knew’: Media elites roared in laughter at obscene 2008 ‘roast’ sending up Matt Lauer’s office sexcapades

Embattled NBC executives have been falling over themselves insisting they had no idea about Matt Lauer’s pervy past. But if anyone doubts that New York’s media elite was aware of Lauer’s reputation, they should look no further than a top-secret “roast” of Lauer that took place in October 2008.  More…

Beyonce presents Kaepernick the Kneeler with Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award

Beyonce presented Colin Kaepernick with Sports Illustrated’s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award on Tuesday night, and Kaepernick promised that “with or without the NFL’s platform, I will continue to work for the people.” Beyonce was brought out as a surprise presenter by comedian Trevor Noah. She said she was “proud and humbled” to present the award.  More…

Gomer’s gone: Jim Nabors Dead at 87

Jim Nabors, who starred in the massive ’60s hit, ‘Gomer Pyle,’ died Thursday. Nabors became famous as the bumbling mechanic on "The Andy Griffith Show" and then went on to do his own show, which ran for 5 years. He also appeared in movies, including "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" and "Cannonball Run II."  More…

Matt Lauer breaks silence: ‘I am truly sorry’

A day after being fired by NBC, former “Today” host Matt Lauer on Thursday broke his silence on the mounting sexual misconduct allegations against him — saying some of the accusations are “untrue” but that he is “truly sorry” for the pain he has inflicted.  More…

Matt Lauer Accused of Sexual Harassment by Multiple Women

As the co-host of NBC’s “Today,” Matt Lauer once gave a colleague a sex toy as a present. It included an explicit note about how he wanted to use it on her, which left her mortified. On another day, he summoned a different female employee to his office, and then dropped his pants. After the employee declined to do anything, visibly shaken, he reprimanded her.  More…

Matt Lauer leaves NYC to explain firing to 16-year-old son

After being fired by NBC for sexual misconduct with a colleague, Matt Lauer left town and headed to see his 16-year-old son, Jack, to “explain what happened and why he was fired in person.” Lauer is close to his eldest son, according to sources, and drove to his school Wednesday morning for a man-to-man talk about the scandal that ended his 20-year career at “Today.”  More…

Fans of Ann Curry reveling in Matt Lauer’s demise

Fans of former “Today” show co-host Ann Curry are reveling in Matt Lauer’s downfall. Lauer, axed Wednesday over sexual misconduct allegations, was seen as a major force behind Curry’s ouster as co-anchor in 2012. “Ann Karma has paid Matt a visit today. I’ve always believed he orchestrated your removal from The Today Show.  More…

Katie Couric in 2012: Lauer ‘pinches me on the ass a lot’

Five years before NBC axed Matt Lauer amid allegations of sexual misconduct, former “Today” show anchor Katie Couric addressed her longtime co-host’s most “annoying” habit. Couric, 60, revealed Lauer, 59, got touchy with her behind during the show’s “Plead the Fifth” segment. “He pinches me on the ass a lot,” Couric said.  More…

Matt Lauer allegedly sexually assaulted staffer during Olympics

Matt Lauer allegedly sexually assaulted a female NBC staffer during the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014. An NBC insider told Page Six Lauer’s alleged victim complained to HR on Monday: “This happened so quickly. She didn’t go to the media, she made a complaint to NBC’s human resources, and her evidence was so compelling that Matt was fired on Tuesday night.  More…

Matt Lauer fired from NBC

Matt Lauer fired from NBC’s ‘Today’ over ‘inappropriate sexual behavior’

NBC has fired news anchor Matt Lauer over sexual harassment allegations by an employee, the network’s president for news said in a memo to his staff on Wednesday. The “Today” show host was canned for “inappropriate workplace conduct,” according to NBC Chairman Andy Lack.  More…

How Meghan Markle went from minor celebrity to English royalty

Meghan Markle’s life took a fairy-tale turn when she was set up on a blind date with Prince Harry last year. For one thing, the California native went from being a minor celebrity — with a starring role in the cable drama “Suits” — to the most Googled actress of 2016. And now, the biracial blogger and humanitarian is about to become the first American to marry into the royal family in 81 years.  More…