Not you too, Matt Lauer! The affable “Today” host is the latest supposed upstanding family man to be accused of cheating. The National Enquirer reported that he has moved out of the apartment he shared with wife Annette and their three kids, and she is no longer wearing her wedding ring. Annette’s mother reportedly even confirmed to the tabloid that Matt has left their marital home.
The daytime-TV fixture was accused by his spouse of cheating with at least two women. Allegedly, he and pals “went wild” on nights out while covering the Vancouver Olympics, and he was busted flirting with two Canadian broadcasters. He’s said to have blown off Valentine’s Day with his wife and stayed up north after “Today” colleagues went home to New York City.
NBC executives are said to be pressuring Matt to maintain his family-guy image, so he’s keeping the split a secret for now. And the fact that he’s still a presence in his kids’ lives must make it easier to put up a front.
“Matt is still very involved in his children’s lives,” a source said. “He goes to the family apartment after he finishes his ‘Today’ duties to see the kids, and picks them up from school. For their sake, he and Annette plan to continue getting together on weekends, and they’ll go to their house in the Hamptons.”
No doubt having a bajillion-room Hamptons mansion would make it less awkward to sleep under the same roof as an estranged spouse.
Text messages exchanged between actor David Boreanaz and (alleged) mistress Rachel Uchitel have been leaked to Radar Online, and they prove that — all together now — he’s no angel.
NYC-based party girl Rachel — whom you may remember from such sex scandals as the Tiger Woods one — comes off more as a jealous girlfriend than a steamy fling in the texts, which find her complaining to the L.A.-based “Bones” star, “I need you here so we can be together.”
“This is not a good time,” he responded — oh yeah, did we mention wife Jaime Bergman was pregnant with their second child at the time?
Confronted with David’s insistence on staying by his spouse’s side, Rachel angrily wrote, “You’re such a liar. You’re never leaving. You’ve wasted my time and I’m once again alone. I can’t [expletive] be alone anymore. I’ve been alone my entire life.”
His response: “What the HELL are you talking about. We spend more than enough time together.”
Huh. We thought having an affair — not that we condone it — was supposed to be fun.
Well, Jim Carrey seems to be rebounding as fast from his breakup with Jenny McCarthy as she is. A week after his ex tweeted admitting she’d made out with a mystery man in Vegas — as in, she didn’t even know his name — the comedian was spotted canoodling with not one but two babes at a Midtown Manhattan club.
“He arrived at 3 a.m. [Sunday] with an entourage of at least 10 women,” a snitch told the New York Post. “Once in the VIP area, he turned his attention to a pretty blonde who looked a lot like Jenny and a hot brunette. Things were getting so hot and heavy, someone shouted, ‘Get a room.’ Jim just burst out laughing.”
These days, it’s actually refreshing to hear about a star hooking up with two women in public. At least he’s not sneaking around behind anyone’s back!
Kitty Raymond is an entertainment writer and astrologer. She welcomes feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.