Dirty Laundry: Hoda Kotb Is Matt Lauer's Replacement!

January 2, 2018
Today gets a new host! Plus, recapping New Year's Eve, a wedding, baby announcements, and more! It's all in today's Dirty Laundry... The Today show announced that Hoda Kotb's is Matt Lauer’s replacement! She’ll co-host the show with Savannah Guthrie. She’ll also keep her gig co-hosting with Kathie Lee Gifford for the 4th hour of Today. New Year’s Eve: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRhFyJXvavM Kathy Griffin must be happy. She lost her New Year’s Eve co-hosting gig after she posed with a bloody Trump head and Anderson Cooper replaced her. Well, people thought that considering they are best friends, Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen have absolutely zero chemistry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IamOHaIvPYA Britney Spears performed from Vegas on ABC's "New Year's Rockin' Eve." And yes, she lip-synching and, at one point, was even spotted with what looked like green gum inside her mouth.
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Mariah Carey also performed on ABC but she sang live and nailed it this year after last year’s nightmare! She was looking for hot tea though onstage.
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And then there was a wedding… Maria Menounos co-hosted Fox's New Year's Eve coverage with Steve Harvey and she told her parents that she would be marrying her boyfriend of 20 years on live TV that night! Her mom is battling stage-4 brain cancer.  
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Selena Gomez spent New Year’s Eve with friends and Justin Bieber in Cabo San Lucas.
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Paris Hilton got engaged to her actor BF Chris Zylka in Aspen over the weekend and her ring cost $2 million!!!! She was reportedly engaged to Jason Shaw, and to Paris Latsis. And Baby News! https://www.facebook.com/JessicaAlba/posts/10156071838018653 Jessica Alba welcomed her third child… a son, Hayes Alba Warren. [instagram url=https://www.instagram.com/p/BdbrfcGge-W/ width=552] Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz announced that he and his girlfriend, Meagan Camper, are expecting a baby girl. https://twitter.com/EvaLongoria/status/947871836968308736 Eva Longoria is expecting her first baby with her husband. She’s 4 months pregnant.
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Khloe Kardashian is due sometime around March and she’s having a girl!
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Kim Kardashian’s baby is due this month… and Saint West was hospitalized with pneumonia last week but he’s home now.
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Justin Timberlake has announced he’ll release a new album, "Man of the Woods" two days before his Super Bowl halftime show performance. And he promised his fans he'd release one of the album's songs as early as this Friday.
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Carrie Underwood's November fall was more serious than it was made to seem! She had broken her wrist after taking a "hard fall" on the steps outside her home. She said that she needed over 40 stitches on her face too so she might look different!!!
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Last night ABC rang in the new year by premiering Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s season of The Bachelor.
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Weekend box office: 1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi $52.6 million 2. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle $50.3 3. Pitch Perfect 3: $16.8