New Reports Detail More Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct Against Matt Lauer

New reports are surfacing accusing Matt Lauer of inappropriate sexual behavior toward multiple women, hours after NBC News announced he had been fired after a detailed complaint from a colleague. Variety reporters tweeted they had been investigating Lauer for months and interviewed dozens of current and former employees, and reported Wednesday that they had spoken to three women who said they were victims of sexual harassment by Lauer. Several women claimed that they had complained to network executives about his behavior in the past.

Matt Lauer: Disturbing, multiple allegations of sexual misconduct detailed in stunning new report


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NBC News Fires ‘Today’ Show Host Matt Lauer For Sexual Misconduct

NBC News fired “Today” show host Matt Lauer after receiving a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace, the network announced on Wednesday. “While it is the first complain about his behavior in the over twenty years he’s been at NBC News, we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident,” NBC said in a statement. Lauer’s co-anchor Savannah Guthrie was joined by Hoda Kotb to announce the news Wednesday morning on “Today.”

Matt Lauer has been terminated from NBC News


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North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile In New Test

North Korea defied President Donald Trump and the world again by firing another ballistic test missile on Tuesday. The North Koreans fired the ICBM at 1:17 p.m. ET from a base in Sain Ni, North Korea, that traveled about 620 miles before splashing down in the Sea of Japan, a Pentagon spokesman said.  It was the first missile launch since September and came as Trump and Senate Republicans were trying to pass a tax code overhaul, but the President gave no details or signals of a change in strategy. So far the North Koreans have test-fired rockets 18 times since he took office in January. 

New North Korean ICBM launch was country’s highest ever


FBI Joins The Search For Missing North Carolina Toddler

The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are asking for the public’s help in their search for a missing North Carolina toddler. Mariah Woods was last seen Sunday night on Dawson Cabin Road in Jacksonville, N.C. Her mother says her boyfriend saw the toddler around midnight after he told her to go to bed, but by Monday morning Mariah was missing. Since then K9 units were searching for clues around the trailer where she was last seen. Multiple agencies are helping the mother desperate to find her daughter and to bring her home.

Search underway for missing North Carolina child


Tiger Woods Hopes To Be Winner In Another Comeback Attempt

Tiger Woods makes another return to competitive golf this week and despite 10 months on the sidelines recovering from a fourth back surgery, the 14-time major winner’s goal remains the same — to win. However, Woods may have to temper his expectations at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. He takes on an elite 18-player field that includes eight of the top 10 in the current world rankings.

Tiger Woods Talks Recovery from Back Surgery, Says This Comeback Is ‘Different’


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Geno Smith To Start In Place Of Eli Manning For NY Giants

The New York Giants on Tuesday announced that Eli Manning will be benched for Week 13 in favor of backup quarterback Geno Smith. The announcement came as a shock to the NFL world, particularly because Manning had the longest active streak of games started by a quarterback, the second-longest ever. While speaking to the media, Manning looked visibly upset when discussing his future with the Giants.  Of potentially playing his last game with the Giants, Manning said: “I don’t know. I’ll take it one week at a time.”

Manning streak to end as Giants go with Smith


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Tim McGraw And Faith Hill Debut at #1 on Billboard Top Country Album Chart

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill celebrate the #1 debut of their first album together, “The Rest of Our Life.”  Amassing 104,000 in first-week consumption, the album tops Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and enters at #2 on the Billboard 200 all-genre album chart, both reflecting total traditional album sales, track equivalent albums and streaming equivalent albums compiled by Nielsen Music.  

Tim McGraw & Faith Hill’s “The Rest of Our Life” Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart


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2018 Grammy Nominations: Chris Stapleton Leads Country Music Nominees

Chris Stapleton leads the country music Grammy nominees with a total of three nominations. The nominees were revealed Tuesday morning (Nov. 28). Stapleton’s nominations include nods for best country album, best country solo performance, and best country song.  Others nominated for best country album are Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town and Thomas Rhett.  Nominated for two Grammys each are Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, Sam Hunt, Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert and Midland.

5 Big Surprises in Country Music’s 2018 Grammy Awards Nominations


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Meek Mill’s Legal Motion To Leave Jail On Probation Denied

Meek Mill and his legal issues seemed to be gaining some positive progress with Jay-Z and Al Sharpton lending time to his probation violation, but the Philadelphia rapper hit yet another roadblock to freedom yesterday after a legal motion aimed at hopefully gaining freedom was denied.  Meek’s situation is largely stalled because of the Judge’s reported refusal to examine the motion although she has a limited time to review the matter. Meek’s legal team is still working to seek release for their client, citing the harsh sentencing for the probation violation.

Meek Mill denied emergency bail motion



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JAY-Z & Kendrick Lamar Dominate Hip Hop-Heavy List As 2018 Grammy Nominees Are Announced

JAY-Z and Kendrick Lamar are the frontrunners at the 2018 Grammy Awards, notching an impressive eight and seven nominations, respectively.  Lil Uzi Vert and SZA scored nominations for Best New Artist, along with Alessia Cara and Khalid, both of whom appeared on Logic’s “1-800-273-8255.”  And Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” earned a nod for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance.  The 60th Grammy Awards will air live from New York City’s Madison Square Garden on January 28.

The Grammy 2018 Nominees: Jay-Z and Kendrick Dominate in a Hip-Hop-Heavy Field


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