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Report: Matt Lauer got ‘Today’ boss fired over a plan to replace Savannah Guthrie with Hoda Kotb

Report: Matt Lauer got “Today” boss fired over a plan to replace Savannah Guthrie with Hoda Kotb
Page Six reports that Guthrie, Natalie Morales and Willie Geist told Lauer they heard a plan to have Morales and Guthrie replaced by Josh Elliott and Kotb, respectively. So Lauer went to the head of NBC News, Deborah Turness, and got “Today” executive producer Jamie Horowitz fired. PLUS: NY Times reports that Horowitz “quickly made some important enemies at the show.”

Nielsen to begin measuring Netflix and Amazon Prime, but not comprehensively
According to the Wall Street Journal, Nielsen will be able to use its TV meters to analyze a program”s audio to find out what shows people are watching.

Watch Cameron Diaz”s “SNL” promos
Did Bobby Moynihan mess with her cue cards?

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Diana Ross, Meghan Trainor, Colbie Caillat are coming to “The Voice”
They, along with Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy, will serve as guest advisors on the NBC singing competition.

“True Blood”s” Riley Smith joins “True Detective”
Smith will return to HBO in another “True” series as the sheriff deputy boyfriend of Rachel McAdams” character.

Why do we care so much now about the Bill Cosby rape allegations?
“The answer, says Jeff Labrecque, “more than likely lies in technology, which only magnifies our natural human impulse to rant and criticize others. True, the 2005 accusations against Cosby didn”t take place in ancient times-but the media landscape has shifted and accelerated exponentially even since then. The Internet and social media are now a grassroots platform for outrage and the court of public opinion; issues that emerge there very quickly gets picked up by more traditional media, like the evening news.”

Charles Dance explains how Tywin Lannister will appear in “Game of  Thrones” Season 5
“I don”t wake up in the shower having had a dream about it all,” he says.

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