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‘Today’ Host Tamron Hall Injured During Haunted House Tour

“Today” show third hour co-anchor Tamron Hall took one for the team this weekend.

Doctors diagnosed Hall with a deep muscle tear developed from screaming too much during a weekend trip to a haunted house. Al Roker, Natalie Morales and Willie Geist joined Hall for a taping at the Brighton Asylum haunted house in Passaic, New Jersey Friday night. On the way home Hall complained of stomach pain, which got worse into Saturday morning.

I was really in so much pain, went to the hospital, didn’t tell my mom until now, because she would have been hysterical. Went to the hospital, had a sonogram, blood work, the whole nine yards. I have a deep muscle tear.

The house takes an estimated 20 minutes to complete and Hall was apparently screaming the entire time. The segment will air later this week.

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Upcoming Winter Storms Have Their Names

With snow falling in parts of the country today, the Weather Channel is already looking ahead to winter. As it has for the past two years, the network announced storm names for the winter season earlier this week.

Start practicing the below names in the unfortunate event you hear them a lot.

Storm Names

Fans will get the opportunity to name the “W” storm this month. They can go to this poll to decide between Warren, Wilda, Willie, Woden, and Wolf. If Willie wins, it will be interesting to see what kind of segments NBC’s “Today” comes up with based off of co-host Willie Geist.

Brian Williams Gets Social; Holds First Facebook Q&A

WilliamsFacebookFollowing “Nightly News” Thursday, Brian Williams conducted his first Facebook Q&A. Many of the questions came from his NBC News colleagues, including Carson Daly who asked him about his drinking habits while he travels.

“Carson Daly, ladies and gentlemen! The man, the myth, the LEGEND. I love me some Today Show Carson, but I REALLY love the nighttime show…”

Matt Lauer asked Williams about his choice of movies: Blazing Saddles or GhostbustersSavannah Guthrie gave him a hard time about some missing lip gloss and Natalie Morales asked him about what other job he might have pursued and he replied “any opportunity to work with Willie Geist.”

Geist chimed in and asked him who his favorite member of NWA is.

Speaking of rap, Williams was asked what he thinks of the Jimmy Fallon mashups.

“They’ve been amazing. Never before have so many words been re-purposed so outside their original meaning. We have interviewed the profoundly talented video editor and will put it on the web before long.”

Willie Geist’s Trip to the ER

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A dinner party at Savannah Guthrie‘s home over the weekend turned bloody for Willie Geist.

Geist split open his finger while trying to open a bottle of Bourbon.

“They come in, he is holding his hand, a big towel,” Guthrie sai this morning on “Today.” “Blood… it’s a gusher, and they say, ‘girls we’re going to urgent care.’” Geist and his family were visiting Guthrie, her husband Mike Feldman and their new baby. Willie ended up getting seven stitches. “It’s a long story…there were some problems with the wax,” Geist said.

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The Afternoon Ticker: David & Jimmy, ‘Outnumbered,’ Wire Walk

  • “World News Tonight” anchor David Muir will make his first guest appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” tonight on ABC.

  • Fox News’ “Outnumbered” celebrated its 100th show today. Since its launch at the end of April, the panel news/talk show has improved the NoonET time period +34% in viewers and +84% in the A25-54 demo.

  • “Today” co-hosts Willie Geist and Natalie Morales will co-host the Discovery Channel special “Skyscraper Live” as daredevil Nik Wallenda attempts a wire walk high above Chicago. The special airs Sunday, November 2 at 7pmET.

Carson Daly Welcomes Baby London Rose

Good news for Vale Guthrie Feldman: she has a new “Today” show friend. Carson Daly and Siri Pinter welcomed their third child, London Rose Daly, Wednesday night. The baby girl was 8 lbs. 11 oz. and 22 inches long. “It’s time for our weekly segment, a ‘Today’ show baby,” Willie Geist joked as he introduced a Skype interview with Daly this morning. Watch:

TV Newsers Featured in ESPN Film ‘SEC Storied’

SmithProfessional and college football season is inching closer, and some TV Newsers were recently featured in an ESPN documentary “SEC Storied” on the SEC Network.

Shepard Smith, Willie Geist, Amy Robach, and James Carville were all part of “The Stars Are Aligned,” which premiered on the new SEC Network last week. Smith talks about “groving” at Ole Miss. “You want your space, you want your friends around you; we grove with the same people every week.”

Geist described the greatest moment he and his friends had at a Vanderbilt football game: the team’s kicker fake punting at the end of the game and then running 81 yards down the field for the touchdown. “What’s up now, Alabama!” Geist recounted shouting.

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Mika Brzezinski Files Viral Mug Shot Story Under ‘Stories My Producer is Making Me Do’

MJShe might have scored an interview with President Obama, but the glow of that big get didn’t overshadow one story Mika Brzezinski simply didn’t want to cover this morning.

“I’m going to file this next story under stories my producer is making me do that I don’t agree with, but OK,” Brzezinski said, before reporting on a a mug shot of a California man whose looks have made his criminal photo a viral sensation on Facebook.

“One woman actually wrote this…’mama, I’m in love with a criminal.’ I swear.”

This denunciation by Brzezinski pales in comparison to 2007, when she infamously attempted to light one of her scripts on fire in protest over leading “Morning Joe” with a story on Paris Hilton.

“My producer Andy Jones is not listening to me,” Brzezinski said back then, then grabbing a lighter to try and burn her scripts. Luckily, Willie Geist was by her side, serving as MSNBC’s resident firefighter. “Easy, easy…you need to be subdued,” Geist said, yanking the lighter from his colleague.

NBC Invades Disney’s Backyard

fallonorlandoBoth the “Today” show and the “Tonight Show” are heading to Orlando this week as NBC’s corporate cousin Universal opens Diagon Alley, a new attraction at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Al Roker, Natalie Morales, Willie Geist and Tamron Hall will broadcast the third hour of “Today” from the park on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Jimmy Fallon is bringing “The Tonight Show” to Universal Orlando Resort for a week of shows. Several stars of the Harry Potter movies will guest on “Today,” while Jennifer Lopez, Jimmy Buffett, Rosario Dawson, and Pitbull are among the guests on “Tonight.” Fallon and announcer Steve Higgins also get in on the Miami Vice action for tonight’s opening credit sequence (above).

Universal opened its first Orlando theme park in 1990. NBC merged with Universal in 2004. Orlando is most famous for the theme parks operated by Disney, the first of which opened in 1971. Disney owns NBC rival ABC.

Matt Lauer, Jorge Ramos, Willie Geist Write Open Letters to Their Daughters

matt lauer and daughterIn celebration of Father’s Day, TIME and Lean In have published a series of open letters from famous dads to their daughters. This year’s collection includes notes from Unvision’s Jorge Ramos and NBC’s Matt Lauer, Carson Daly and Willie Geist.

Matt Lauer:

Thank you for the gift of your compassion — for always being the first to want to help others, whether they’re friends or total strangers. Thank you for your humor and even your moods — because one gets us all through the other. On this father’s day, I want you to know that I feel I’m right where I belong — tightly wrapped around your little finger.

Jorge Ramos:

There’s a beautiful picture of us, with you sleeping on my chest. You were only a few weeks old and I was clearly mesmerized by you. That moment, captured in an old photograph, is my idea of happiness. It’s true love.

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