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Matt Lauer to Lindsey Vonn Hat Critique: ‘Thanks for The Tip…Pal’

Laur VonnAn interesting fashion exchange during NBC’s Sochi Olympics coverage this morning between Matt Lauer and Olympic correspondent Lindsey Vonn after Vonn had a word of advice for Lauer’s on his hat.

Wrapping up a segment on the most recent competition, Vonn interjected:

“Hey, by the way, you should probably never wear that hat that you wore in the last segment ever again…just from one friend to another, Vonn said, drawing giggles from Lauer.

“Little too pointy up top?” Lauer asked as Vonn shook her head: “No, just never never,” she said.

“I thought it looked like a Hershey’s Kiss,” Lauer added. “Thanks for the tip…pal.”

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Lindsey Vonn Joins ‘Today,’ NBC Sports as Olympic Correspondent

lindsey vonn nbcLindsey Vonn may not be competing in Sochi, but she will still be involved in the action: the gold medal skiier will be an Olympic correspondent for “Today” and NBC Sports during the 2014 Games.

Vonn, who made the announcement she was withdrawing from the competition on “Today” earlier this month, will be back on the show tomorrow with an update on her rehabilitation. After the official start of the Olympics on February 6, she will contribute to “Today” and to other Olympic coverage from the U.S.

Video: Djokovic Impersonates Sharapova in Head Commercial

Novak Djokovic on WhoSay

In this commercial for Head, men’s tennis star Novak Djokovic dons a blond wig and impersonates women’s tennis star Maria Sharapova. Thankfully the send-up doesn’t include an imitation of Sharapova’s annoying, on-court grunting.

(H/T to Darren Rovell)


The Case of the Disappearing Polo Logo … and Other Olympics Notes

JayGray_2.18.jpgIf you’ve watched any of the coverage of the Vancouver Olympics on your NBC station, you may have noticed the variety of winter attire being worn by the reporters and anchors covering the games, including a certain puffy black coat. The jacket is part of the official USOC clothing from Ralph Lauren. In addition to being worn by the athletes, the clothing can be purchased at a USOC store in Vancouver. NBC’s affiliate news service reporter Jay Gray sported coat, including ginormous Polo logo, Friday during a live shot on WNBC. The following day, Gray wore a different coat.

Roker_2.18.jpgThis morning, Al Roker donned the same coat on “Today” but you’ll notice the ginormous logo disappeared — it’s covered with dark tape. Here’s why: so as not to appear to be endorsing a product, NBC News correspondents and anchors are asked cover up the logo — any corporate logo — when they go on the air.

Other notes:

• NBC won the night last night, up against FOX’s “American Idol.” This is the first time in six years “American Idol” has been beaten head-to-head. “Idol” topped Olympics coverage Tuesday night, but last night (thanks to Lindsey Vonn and Shaun White) NBC averaged 30 million viewers to Idol’s 18.4 million.

• The Olympics appear to be taking a bite out of CNN’s viewership. Last night, CNN came in fifth place among the cable news nets (FNC, MSNBC, HLN, CNBC) in the primetime A25-54 demo. It’s the fourth time this month and second time this week that CNN has placed fifth in prime demo.

SI Curse? Matt Lauer Talks to Lindsey Vonn About Injury


She’s on the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated, in a pose that has caused a bit of a stir in the blogosphere. But this morning on “Today” Lindsey Vonn, who is a favorite to win gold in downhill and super giant slalom in Vancouver, talks with Matt Lauer about an “excruciatingly painful” shin injury…

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