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Newsers Prep for TIME 100 Gala

The TIME 100 gala is tonight at Time Warner Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall. The annual list celebrates those the magazine has deemed the 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Among them Matt Lauer who will be in attendance tonight. Other tvnewsers scheduled to attend: Ann Curry, Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer, Brian Williams, Ann Coulter, Arianna Huffington, Willie Geist, Jane Pauley, Lawrence O’Donnell, and Ayman Mohyeldin. They’ll be rubbing shoulders with the likes of honorees Chelsea HandlerKristen Wiig, Jeremy Lin, and Victor Cruz. And we’ll let you know if attendee Greta Van Susteren will have a chance to chat with comedian and honoree Louis C.K., considering their stormy past.

FishbowlNY will be on the red carpet so look for a report tomorrow.

(Photo: Gillian Laub for TIME)

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Does SNL Have a Hoda Kotb Curse?

“Saturday Night Live” has been lampooning news anchors since Lorne Michaels created the show back in 1975.

In its recurring skits about fellow NBC program “Today” Kristen Wiig plays Kathie Lee Gifford, and is paired with another actress, who plays Hoda Kotb. There is just one little thing: neither of the Kotb impersonators have been able to last more than one season on the comedy show.

“Today” investigated the pressing matter of the “Kotb Curse:”

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