Thursday, August 18, 2005

Bad News Day for AC

We've been remiss in posting this story... but ever since Page Six went to subscription, we've been reluctant to give them a fake email address so that they'll let us read their trash. Today it was definitely worth it:

Page Six
18 August 2005
New York Post

IS "Today" show news anchor Ann Curry the neighbor from hell?
Lynne Lummel, who lives next door to Curry's West 71st Street brownstone, has gone to court to halt "unsafe and harmful demolition and construction practices" during the renovation of the NBC newsreader's posh pad.

In a statement to PAGE SIX, Lummel says she and her family "have lived for 16 months in a dangerous and toxic home environment caused by the construction at the home of Curry and her husband."

Lummel claims her family has "experienced an inexcusable number of life-threatening accidents," including bricks and debris falling through their skylight, illegal entry into their home by Curry's workers, the collapses of a four-story scaffold and a retaining wall, "heavy soot, dust and diesel fumes restricting their breathing," and "noise from nine months of multiple jackhammers far in excess of city codes."

Lummel adds that "multiple complaints" from Curry's neighbors have been filed with the city Department of Buildings and Department of Environmental Protection.

"We feel we are dealing with inconsiderate and irresponsible people with a lot of money who believe their power and importance outweighs the well-being of those around them," Lummel fumed.

"I hope the court will examine the evidence and see that Curry and her husband have put all of the neighbors in danger, and until we approve Curry's construction and safety plans, access to our property should be denied. It's a miracle no one has been hurt or killed in the many accidents that have occurred."

Meanwhile, an insider tattles that former "Entertainment Tonight" eye candy Maria Menounos is joining "Today" in a bid to "make it more hip and help attract a younger audience that may not relate to Katie [Couric]."

Menounos - who was dropped by "E.T." earlier this year for sexy MTV veejay and Derek Jeter squeeze Vanessa Minnillo - is also there to help with "the Alexis Glick situation" on the show.

"Today" correspondent Glick, once hailed as a possible Couric successor, is said to be "very unpopular with staffers and audiences aren't bonding." As part of her contract, Menounos will also appear on "Access Hollywood," our insider said.

A "Today" show spokeswoman declined to comment on Curry's construction job and the Menounos and Glick situations.

P.S. If any TODAY show insiders would like to drop some juicy gossip about the lovely Ms. Menounos or about how much they hate Alexis Glick, our email address is


Anonymous tvjunkee said...

That's funny because I throw bricks and debris at my tv set every time Ann Curry comes on the air.

7:39 AM  
Anonymous Hamiltonian said...

I LOVE Alexis Glick!!! Why don't people like her? Maybe I should start a blog called "I Love Alexis Glick," but apparently I wouldn't get the kind of support hating Ann Curry has attained!

9:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love Alexis Glick too! She's a cutie. She was when she was at CNBC and looks even better on Today.

9:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alexis Glick is brains and beauty to match! She has no "issues" with me! Set up the I love the Alexis Glick site! Great idea!!!!

12:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, not a Glick fan. She was better on CNBC doing financial updates. That is where she shines and where she knows her stuff.

12:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alexis Glick might be the worst ............. ever. There is not one thing Glicky does well and how she made it this far is a mystery to myself and many others. She comes off on camera as being very fake ( her annoying laugh ),stiff and unnatural. By the way if you are really looking for "brains" and "beauty", try Natalie Morales.

12:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a feeling Alexis Glick can suck Executice Producer through a garden hose if ya know what I mean...

10:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


5:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate Alexis Glick. She is so phony and so stupid, it is difficult to sit through her one segment a day.

1:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love Ann Cury. If you met her in person, you would certainly change your mind about her. She is very sincere and just a nice person.

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alexis Glick is NOT an airhead. She held down a top job at Morgan Stanley. If anything, she has to "dumb" herself down for most of the Today pieces she is assigned. I think she is the total package, a perfect successor to Katie. Ann Curry is nothing. I have seen the future of the Today Show and her name is Alexis Glick.

11:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YES!!!!!!!!!! NBC finally got rid of Alexis Glick. Let her go back to her stock market chores.

10:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alexis "Drama Queen" Glick! I rest my case.

11:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I emailed the Today show 2 months ago to tell them how much Alexis Glick annoyed me. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one. I'm so happy she is off the show!!! Now I can watch and not have to fight down my breakfast!!

2:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure Ann Curry is a lovely person - but that doesn't make her a good TV personality. She trips over her words, she babbles in coherently, she will make me abandon the Today Show after years of being a dedicated watcher. The production family must be to inbred to do what's right and move her off to something for which she would be better suited. There are so many more talented people out there who would do better.

10:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ann Curry I am sure is a lovely person but she is a horrible co-anchor next to Matt Lauer. If she hugs or touches one more person she's interviewing I'm going to scream. After years of being a loyal Today show fan, I am going to have to turn Today off until Ann finds a new role at NBC. Sorry, but a lot of people just don't get it. Matt's face looks like he's going to come unglued every time he's next to her!

10:35 AM  

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