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Will Matt Lauer Stay Or Will He Go?

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December 1, 2016

Matt Lauer, Will He Stay, or Will He Go?

Congrats to "Today" show host MATT LAUER, who just signed a new contract renewal with NBC which will keep him in the anchor's seat through 2018 --and for a reported $20 million a year.

The NY Post says he actually signed the contract a few months ago.

The move is seen to lend some stability to the show, since SAVANNAH GUTHRIE will be heading onto maternity leave soon, and BILLY BUSH was axed after his episode on the road with DONALD TRUMP.


Kanye West Is Released From The Hospital

Kanye West was released from the psychiatric hospital last night and is recuperating at home with his family – and remains strictly under the care of his personal physician.

Kanye was hospitalized on November 21st for sleep deprivation, dehydration, and exhaustion -- part of what people close to him describe as a "nervous breakdown."

But despite being out of the hospital, West is still not out of the woods; he will need ongoing psychological and medical treatment for the rest of his life.


Donald Trump Will Have the Power to Group-Text All Americans . . . And We Can't Block Him 

When DONALD TRUMP becomes president, he'll be able to text everyone in America, and you can't do anything about it, because his texts will be unblockable.

In 2006, Congress passed the Warning, Alert, and Response Network Act, which established Wireless Emergency Alerts. 

There are three types of WEAs:  Amber Alerts for missing kids, alerts involving imminent threats to safety or life, and alerts from the president.  You can block the first two, but not the presidential ones.

Which means that if Donald Trump gets mad at Rosie O'Donnell at 3 in the morning, we could all get an angry text about it.

Luckily, this system is more complicated than just tapping out a Tweet.  It requires time and effort, and it takes two courses to learn how to use it.