Today: Dr. Joyce Brothers Passes Away At 85 & Angelina Jolie Mastectomy


Today Show: Angelina Jolie Preventative Double Mastectomy

Willie Geist, Al Roker and Natalie Morales sat down for Take 3 May 14 2013 on the Today Show. After a week of disappointing Take 3’s, I’m glad to see the Take 3 back to form. There was even a bonus take! First up was Angelina Jolie, who revealed in a New York Times op ed that she had a preventative double mastectomy to decrease her chance of getting breast cancer. Her mother died in 2007 of ovarian cancer at 57. Her doctors estimated she had an 87 percent chance of getting breast cancer and a 57 risk of ovarian cancer because of a faulty gene.

Willie Geist said he thought it was cool of her to come out with this and empower other women. Natalie Morales said she’s known some women who have done it and it’s great that Angelina Jolie is being so open about it.


Today: Dr Joyce Brothers Passes Away At 85 & Angelina Jolie Mastectomy

TV psychologist Dr. Joyce Brothers passed away Monday, May 13 2013 in New Jersey at the age of 87. (image credit: s_bukley /

Plane Lands To Kick Off Woman Singing Whitney Houston

A woman on a flight from Los Angeles to New York City refused to stop singing Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You,” so the pilot had an emergency landing in Kansas City. Apparently, it was not only bad singing, but it was the same song over and over again. They showed a video clip someone took with their phone of the woman singing as security took her off the plane. Willie Geist said the woman claimed to be a diabetic and she was having some kind of reaction. I don’t know much about diabetes, but singing Whitney Houston songs doesn’t seem like a very likely symptom. But like Natalie Morales said we don’t know if she had a very real issue.

Old TV Shows Are New Again

All the TV networks have revealed their plans for the new fall season and there’s a theme: old TV shows are new again. Arrested Development is coming back on Netflix, 24 is returning to TV and NBC unveiled its plan to do a reboot of the 60s and 70s show IronsideAl Roker said he wished they’d bring back The A Team or maybe The Cosboy Show with Bill Cosby as the grandpa. The show would follow Bill Cosby’s children. Natalie Morales said she was a huge fan of Little House On the Prairie and she braided her hair like Melissa Gilbert when she was young. Willie Geist wanted Facts Of Life to come back.


Remembering Dr. Joyce Brothers

As a bonus Take on Take 3, Willie Geist said he wanted to remember Dr. Joyce Brothers, the wildly popular psychologist who was a part of the Today family. She passed away Monday, May 13 2013 in New Jersey at the age of 85. “She really allowed so many people to get the help they needed,” Natalie Morales said.

Al Roker said that every year, Dr. Joyce Brothers sent everyone at Today Christmas presents. One year, they hid Katie Couric’s. Al Roker and Matt Lauer made sure to talk about their gifts in front of Katie Couric and said what great gifts they got. And when Katie Couric said she didn’t get one, they said, “Oh, sorry.”

Natalie Morales said Dr. Joyce Brothers did a really good job of calming people after 9/11. She said she was always approachable and easy to talk to. “She was such a lady and we’re going to miss her tremendously,” Morales said.


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