Chris Brown headed over to the ‘Today Show’, Monday morning, for a sit down interview with Matt Lauer. Chris talks about his new CD, “X,” his 52 weeks of therapy, and the new him. Lauer asks Chris hard questions about his 2009 felony assault charges against singer Rihanna and specifically asks, “How has he changed?”
Chris answers, “I’ve been humbled by the whole experience, from me losing everything, you know, to me having to regain public opinion or whatever it is–but most importantly, you know, knowing that what I did was totally wrong and having to kind of deal with myself and kind of forgive myself in the same breath, and being able to apologize to, you know, Rihanna and be that man that can be who is a man, you know?”
Ann Curry has confirmed what we’ve suspected for the past week. She will not being returning as co-host of the ‘Today Show’.
“This is not easy to say,” a choked-up Curry, 55, announced on Thursday’s show, as her costars sat on the sofa next to her. She said Thursday would be her last day as a regular on the show, but “I will still be part of the Today show family, in a different role.”
Curry will remain with NBC, however, but in a new role. She’ll return to her foreign reporting roots – effective immediately.
With tears in her eyes she continued with, “To those of you who saw me as a groundbreaker, I am sorry that could not carry the ball across the finish line – but, man, did I try.”
Take a closer look at what curry had to say.
Well wasn’t this the most awkward moment in television ever! Ann Curry returned to her ‘Today Show’ hosting duties just one day after it was rumored she’d been fired.
To much surprise, however, Curry made an appearance on the NBC morning show early Thursday morning. In fact, she tweeted the message “Good morning twitterverse,” prior to the appearance.
The message gave viewers hope and a sense that all was still well in ‘Today Show’ land. Well just hours later it was confirmed, that after just one year of hosting the NBC morning show, Ann Curry had been fired.
Well, wasn’t that a shock!
In part 2 of Matt Lauer‘s exclusive interview with Bobby Brown, he dishes on what happened the day of Whitney’s funeral that caused him to leave early. He speaks on trying to contact Whitney’s mom Cissy Houston and how daughter Bobbi Kristina is coping. Three of his children from other relationship as well as his fiancee also joined in the interview to defend Brown’s image and provide their own thoughts on the matter.
On attending Whitney’s funeral but leaving after an altercation with security Bobby says, “They [Houston Family] definitely wanted me there. It wasn’t that I wasn’t invited, I was invited, so just coming to pay respects for my ex-wife they would not hold me from, that’s not the kind of family the Houston family is. Their a great family and I appreciate them very much.”
“Whoever the security was that was there asked that I have, what they called “my entourage”, which was my children, sit somewhere else. We had to sit apart and I was not willing to sit away from my children so after the third time them coming to me I felt a little disrespected by the security that was there. I decided that it would be best if I just left, I kissed the casket and me and my children left the building.”
On whether he feels Cissy Houston is not willing to speak to him after unsuccessfully being able to contact her, “I wouldn’t say that. I know she’s going through it deeply deeply going through it. She lost her only daughter. I’m here anytime she wants to talk. I’m here.”
Although he admits to having a cocktail from time to time, on being sober Brown says, ” I am 7 years clean from narcotics. I’m living the life I want to live.”
In Bobby Brown‘s first exclusive interview with Today’s Matt Lauer, Brown speaks on how he learned of Whitney’s death and being surprised that she was still struggling with sobriety. He says, “maybe I could have done something different”.
He went on to say how much he loved Whitney and appreciated the years they’ve spent together. “Our relationship was great,” he said. “I had 14 beautiful, beautiful years with that woman…I can honestly say I love that woman with, with everything that I am. And I believe she loved me the same way.”
On still loving Whitney he says, “I still love her today. Even though I’m getting married, some time soon. My fiance knows how I felt about that woman. My kids know how I feel how I felt about Whitney. It’s no secret. I was in love with her deeply.”
In an exclusive first interview since Whitney Houston‘s passing, Bobby Brown tells NBC’s Matt Lauer, “I am not the reason she’s gone.”
In the sit down, set to air this Wednesday, he speaks on how he found out about Whitney’s passing, being blamed for her drug use and the current state of the relationship with their daughter, Bobbi Kristina.
Brown who says he’s “very much clean and sober from narcotics,” remembers the last time he saw Houston before she died. He says, ” [she] had this glow about her that was just, you know, incredible. I’m saying to myself, you know, ‘She must be … she must be doing really well,’ because she looked really well. [she] looked like she was in a good place.”
On the l earning she had passed he went on to say, “I was hurt. I was hurt … because, you know, me being off of narcotics for the last seven years, I felt that she was, you know, I didn’t know she was struggling with it still. But at the same time, you know, listen, it’s a hard fight. It’s a hard fight to, you know, maintain sobriety that way.”