Posts tagged "Today Show"

Mariah Carey’s Ex Regrets Their Marriage, Is Unapologetic About Obsessively Mentoring Her

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Mimi & Mottola, (Business) Match Made In Heaven
Before she was raising dem babies with Nick Cannon, Mariah Carey was married to Sony Music executive Tommy Mottola for five years. And before she was feuding with Nicki Minaj, she was feuding with Mottola once their marriage dissolved. Mimi would go on to say he was too controlling, but in an interview with Matt Lauer on TODAY this morning (January 29), Mottola says he has no regrets about his handling of her career.

In his book Hitmaker: The Man and His Music, Mottola says he was obsessive about Carey’s career, and that was partly why she was successful. “I think anybody that’s successful becomes obsessive about what they’re trying to succeed at,” he told Lauer. “I have nothing but the greatest respect for her in the world…. I feel great about all the things she’s achieved as a result of all the work that we did.” However, he did express regret about the dicey professional situation he created by becoming involved in a romantic relationship with Carey. Watch the full interview up top.

98 Degrees Perform Together For First Time In A Decade On The ‘Today Show’: Watch

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The Boys Are Back In Town!
If you flipped on the TV this morning and found yourself wondering if it was somehow 1999 all over again, that’s because boy band (excuse us — man band) 98 Degrees gave their first performance in a decade on the Today Show, ahead of their Mixtape Festival gig this weekend in Hershey, Pennsylvania.  “It feels like just yesterday we were doing this the first time around,” Nick Lachey said before the gents launched into their 98 Degrees And Rising ballad “I Do (Cherish You)”. That said, Drew Lachey cracked that the guys, now a bit older, were feeling a little rusty, and that he was suffering “back pain, knee pain, throat pain, hip pain” after rehearsing all week. More »

Jennifer Lopez On Leaving ‘American Idol’: “I Am Thinking It’s Time For Me To Go”

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J.Lo Says It's Time For Her To Go
Adam Lambert may be getting a phone call from American Idol producers, after all. While promoting Ice Age: Continental Drift on the Today Show this morning, Season 10 and 11 judge Jennifer Lopez was asked about her future on the reality singing competition. “I signed on to just do the one year and I wound up doing two years,” Lopez said. “It’s a tough decision, either way, but I have to say that there are so many other things that I do and that I’ve put on hold for that. At the end of the day, whichever way, it’s a heartbreaking decision if I’m gonna have to go.”

Lopez continued by saying that, little by little, she’s making up her mind. “Everybody wants that definite yes or no,” J.Lo lamented. She then added, “But I am thinking maybe it’s time for me to go and do the other things that I really love to do, like films and right now I’m on tour, and performing.” More »

Maroon 5 Show Off Their Moves Like Jagger In All White On The ‘Today Show’

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And It Goes Like This...
Whether or not you think Song Of The Summer contenders Maroon 5 are “overexposed” or not doesn’t really matter to the band — they did a gig for the Today Show‘s Toyota Summer Concert Series this morning anyway. Adam Levine and the rest of the band were decked out in all white while churning out hits like “Moves Like Jagger” and “Payphone”. Why, you ask? The better to show off Levine’s arm tatts, silly!

“This was maybe the most fun I’ve ever had making a record,” Adam confessed to Matt Lauer on the Plaza stage while discussing new LP Overexposed. He then noted the heartache beneath the glossy pop sheen of the band’s hit songs. “There’s some pain in there somewhere. It’s part of it. I think it should be a prerequisite. You shouldn’t have to be sad to write a good song, but sometimes it helps.”

Catch M5′s “Jagger” performance above and “Payphone” after the jump. More »

Chris Brown Turns Up The Music On ‘Today Show’: Watch

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Chris Brown Turns Up The Music On 'Today'
Chris Brown must’ve had a strong cup of coffee before he took the Today Show‘s Toyota Concert series stage in Rockefeller Center Friday morning (June 8). In a black, red and yellow windbreaker that he later peeled off, the “Till I Die” singer performed four high-energy tracks — “Turn Up The Music”, “Forever”, “Yeah 3x” and his new single “Don’t Wake Me Up” — as the huge crowd sang and smiled along with him. More »

Ryan Seacrest Joining NBC — But Will He Take Matt Lauer’s Job On ‘Today’?

As if he doesn’t have enough on his plate already with the American Idol hosting gig, news coverage on E!, his production company and syndicated KIIS-FM radio show, Ryan Seacrest has now signed up to be part of the team at NBC. While being interviewed on Today, Seacrest, who says he tries to be a “good conduit to pop culture,” told host Matt Lauer, “I’ve worked with the E! network for years, and NBC Universal and E! are the same family. And so the plan is for me to join the NBC family and continue to have a role at the E! network.” Watch the hosts playfully joke (we think) about Ryan taking Matt’s job on Today below.
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One Direction Head To The ‘Today Show’

Fresh from their Radio City Music Hall concert, British boy band One Direction took over the Today Show the best way possible this morning — by arriving at Rockefeller Plaza on top of a red double-decker bus. The five lads made their way through the crowd of shrieking young girls (ahem — shouldn’t they be in school?) and hopped on stage for a performance of their hit “What Makes You Beautiful”, among other songs. Brace yourselves, America.
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Demi Lovato Performs On ‘The Today Show’

Demi Lovato appeared on The Today Show this morning to promote her MTV special Demi Lovato: Stay Strong, which will showcase the pop singer bravely exposing her struggles with recovery. For her live performance, the 19-year-old chose to sing the thematically appropriate Unbroken single “Give Your Heart A Break” as part of the show’s Toyota concert series. Watch her give it her all below, and tune in to Demi’s MTV special tonight 10 p.m., following by a Q&A with the “Skyscraper” singer at 11. More »

Justin Bieber Brings Holiday Hits & Special Guest Usher To The ‘Today Show’

When Justin Bieber last appeared on the Today Show earlier this month, he was left to answer Matt Lauer’s questions about the paternity suit filed against him by Mariah Yeater. But with all that mess behind him — well, possibly — the 17-year-old was able to return to the morning program and simply sing. Bieb brought out Usher for their holiday duet “The Christmas Song” before launching into “Never Say Never” and “Mistletoe”. Watch below.
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Justin Bieber Addresses Baby Allegation On The ‘Today Show’

One topic Justin Bieber probably never planned on discussing while promoting his new holiday album Under The Mistletoe is the allegation by 20-year-old Californian Mariah Yeater that he fathered her three-month-old baby. And while the Canadian pop sensation tweeted recently that he was choosing “to ignore” the claims, the subject wasn’t so avoidable when he appeared on the Today Show this morning.
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