Today Show: Ariana Grande
The first thing they talked about on “Today’s Take” was Ariana Grande. She had just performed three songs and midtown was packed for her. Al Roker said that he had biked to work at 4:30 in the morning and the line was down to almost 56th street. She has such a big crowd and her fans absolutely loved her. They played some of her performance. Tamron said her dream was to see Al Roker sing “Bang Bang” live with Ariana and it happened. He wasn’t exactly with her, though.
They also love her grandma Nona and her mom Joan. Willie and Al watched the performance with them and her grandma was singing and dancing along to “Bang Bang.” She talked about the VMAs. Her mom tried to stop her grandma from talking about it but she said, “I’m 80. What are you gonna do to me? I’m 80!” It’s great that she’s traveling with them and that they’re right in the thick of it.
Today Show: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Wedding
They then brought up Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s wedding this past weekend, which took place at their vineyard in France. There aren’t any wedding photos yet, but a source told E! News that Angelina wore a floor length lace and silk dress. Brad wore a crème suit and gasped when he lifted Angelina’s veil, which is sweet.
Tamron said we might be a little too thirsty for details. People have been wondering how they pulled it off, but they have their own vineyard and a tight circle. Tamron said their friends are family. Then the hosts fought about who had their wine. Tamron thought one of them had, but they hadn’t. It was awkward. But the point is the couple can do it all.
Today Show: Joan Rivers Critical Condition
They then brought up Joan Rivers, who’s in critical condition in the hospital. She stopped breathing during a medical procedure. Her family rushed from LA and Melissa issued a statement.
Roker said he remembered seeing her on the Tonight Show and her own show. Joan’s so hard working. Roker said he saw her showroom. Tamron remembered telling Joan she smelled amazing and she just gave her her perfume. She still has it. Plus she’s hilarious. Her family needs space, but Melissa will give updates.
Today Show: Teacher’s Tweets
A teacher is in trouble for her tweets. She tweeted “I already wanna stab some kids. Is that bad? 19 more days” and “So happy to be done w/school for 10 days, but especially to be away from the ones who truly try my patience & make my trigger finger itchy.” There were more.
The district took action, but it wasn’t enough for some parents. Zero tolerance applies to kids, but she’s not getting in trouble. The hosts were shocked.
Then Roker did the weather and Ariana Grande was there. She thought she messed up the monitor. Then they danced to her performance.
Today Show: Running Wild With Bear Grylls
The hosts then talked to Ariana Grande for a moment. They talked some more about Nona, but then they talked about Running Wild with Bear Grylls, which Tamron was on. They showed a clip of her freaking out climbing down a rock. It airs on Monday, September 1. Ariana Grande talked about her butt and Tamron got so embarrassed. Tamron and Grande will be live tweeting it.