U.S. newswoman Tamron Hall has been left floored by the death of her close friend Prince, revealing she had to turn down the chance to meet with the late star last weekend (16-17Apr16).
The Today co-host, who featured on the cover on the singer/songwriter's 2015 single If Eye Could Get Ur Attention, was a no-show on the breakfast programme on Friday (22Apr16), but she phoned in to discuss her feelings after the shock death of her friend on Thursday (21Apr16).
In a message that was read on the show, Hall said: "We talked for hours (on) Monday and I said he did not sound sick. He assured me he was OK.
"All Saturday he kept saying he was fine and asked me to come to Paisley (Park) to see his new piano and for a fan party. I was working and didn't go. Monday, we exchanged emails after I sent him a video from a restaurant playing a song. I talked about how he was everywhere I go. It was a sweet moment and I had no idea it would be our last time talking. I never imagined it."
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The Brit has made no secret of the fact he's attracted to the Today show regular and now he knows the feeling is mutual he's keen to romance her in 2015.
He tells Access Hollywood, "She's beautiful... I met her and my mate Nicholas said, 'That woman fancies you', and I thought, 'Does she?' I like her. She's pretty."
After falling behind NBC's Today show during the Olympics by more than 1.5 million viewers, ABC's Good Morning America has returned to the lead, taking over first place on Tuesday by a margin of 186,000 viewers and on Wednesday (the day of Robert Pattinson's appearance) by 517,000 viewers. Meanwhile on Thursday, Today 's weatherman, Al Roker, appeared to refer to the jettisoning of Ann Curry during some badinage between himself, Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, and Tamron Hall and the women's rowing team Thursday morning after team members remarked that they have a tradition of throwing the team captain into the water after a win. Lauer then commented, "The tradition here in New York is you throw her in the Hudson River" -- at which point Roker interjected, "Which is different than our tradition, which is you throw One Of Us under the bus, but that's another story." Lauer, who is widely reported to have engineered Curry's dismissal, tsk-tsked, "Mr. Roker!" But Roker ignored him and returned to his script.
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