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Beloved 'Today' Weatherman Dies at 87

Willard Scott died peacefully Saturday morning

(Newser) - Willard Scott, the beloved weatherman who charmed viewers of NBC's “Today” show with his self-deprecating humor and cheerful personality, has died. He was 87. Per the AP , his successor on the morning news show, Al Roker, announced that Scott died peacefully Saturday morning surrounded by family. An NBC...

Al Roker Defends His Hurricane Coverage

Viewers say 67-year-old is too old to be out in such storms, and he responds, 'try to keep up'

(Newser) - One of the reporters out in the storm as Ida pummeled Louisiana on Sunday was 67-year-old weatherman Al Roker. As Mashable notes, social media clips of Roker, including one from NBC all but boasting that he was being "pummeled by waves" as the storm bore down on New Orleans,...

Al Roker Has Cancer; It's 'a Little Aggressive'
Al Roker Reveals
Cancer Diagnosis

Al Roker Reveals Cancer Diagnosis

He will undergo surgery to remove prostate

(Newser) - Al Roker has long advocated for men to be checked for prostate cancer. Now, he's thankful he followed his own advice. The Today co-host and meteorologist revealed Thursday that he's been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will undergo surgery to remove his prostate next week. "Good news...

Al Roker Backs Meteorologist on 'Unfortunate Flub'

'Today' weatherman says Jeremy Kappell should be given chance to apologize for racial slur

(Newser) - "Anyone who has done live TV and screwed up" should be understanding of a meteorologist's use of a racial slur during a Friday broadcast, for which he was fired , according to a Wednesday tweet . The defense of former WHEC chief meteorologist Jeremy Kappell was surprising, considering its source:...

New Year's Eve in Times Square May Be 2nd Coldest Ever

And Al Roker has some advice for keeping warm

(Newser) - The 1 million revelers expected to flood Times Square on Sunday night are in for a seriously frigid start to 2018. CBS News reports the current forecast of 11 degrees with a wind chill close to zero will tie 2017 with 1962 for New York City's coldest New Year'...

NBC to Al Roker: Take It Down a Notch

NBC reportedly takes 'Today' weatherman to task for 'saying weird things'

(Newser) - Looks like NBC management wasn't as impressed with Al Roker's record-breaking 34-hour weathercasting marathon as the rest of the world. NBC brass recently held an "Al Roker intervention" to tell the Today show weatherman to tone it down and stick to deciphering the Doppler after a series...

Spencer Vs. Al, Round 2
 Spencer Vs. Al, Round 2 
SIGNS OF THE apocalypse

Spencer Vs. Al, Round 2

Plus, Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag want their own show—of course

(Newser) - The inexhaustible Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag are at it again, re-fueling their feud with Al Roker and campaigning for their own show. Pratt insulted Roker via Twitter (“WEATHERMAN I thought you were out of town today getting your stomache [sic] stapled again?” among other gems) when the couple’...

'Drunk' Ewoks Storm Today Show, Blogosphere

Halloween segment turns into fun-size free-for-all

(Newser) - The weekend's hottest viral video is a Today show segment that began with Halloween decorating tips and ended with a pair of Ewoks running wild. The Star Wars-themed show saw the Return of the Jedi supporting players earn a leading role by fighting, moonwalking, swilling a Boo-tini, and humping Al...

Celebs' Fave Smartphone Apps

Katie Couric, Ivanka Trump share the best apps for iPhone, Blackberry, Palm

(Newser) - Got a smartphone, but just not sure where to start with the apps? New York magazine has the faves of some famous New Yorkers:
  • Jimmy Fallon, Bionic Eye for iPhone: “Basically, you aim your camera down the street and it will show you floating graphics of where, say, the
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Speidi to Roker: We Forgive You

...but who are you, again?

(Newser) - Heidi and Spencer Pratt still aren’t sure exactly who Al Roker is, but they forgive him for taking them to task yesterday on Today. “I forgive you,” Heidi told Roker through Us. “It’s OK. The devil gets into all of us sometimes. You’re forgiven....

Speidi vs. Al Roker: It Is On
 Speidi vs. Al Roker: It Is On 

Speidi vs. Al Roker: It Is On

(Newser) - An interview with Al Roker on NBC’s Today show took a lot out of Heidi and Spencer Pratt, RyanSeacrest.com reports. “I'm still trying to figure out, was the weatherman asking us questions?” Spencer asked, befuddled. “I thought we were getting interviewed by Matt Lauer or something....

Rutgers Coach Fires at Imus
Rutgers Coach Fires at Imus

Rutgers Coach Fires at Imus

(Newser) - Rutgers coach Vivian Stringer struck back at Don Imus in a press conference today, calling his comments " deplorable, despicable and unconscionable"—but confirming that her players will meet with the foul-mouthed radio host. Stringer says her players are "valedictorians, future doctors, musical prodigies," not the' "...

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