“Today” co-anchors Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie stopped by the “Watch What Happens Live” clubhouse on Thursday (Jan. 23), where they fielded a variety of caller questions. But the best was when they got asked about their most embarrassing moments and Lauer tells a story that is hilarious and so cringe-worthy (video above).

Lauer: “I got a good one. Making a very, very long story short — it was
a concert on the plaza one time, Amy Grant and Vince Gill. … He got
off the stage, Amy was singing. They had back-up singers, three very
beautiful women, one extraordinarily voluptuous and as the song was
being sung, instead of Amy Grant, I noticed Vince Gill was looking the
one particularly voluptuous singer and I kind of went up behind him and
said, ‘I know, are those things real?’ and he said, ‘They better be
real, that’s my daughter.'”


Guthrie is asked about the infamous Kate Gosselin interview and she says that she was surprised the twins didn’t really say anything, but she felt sympathy for them. However, she adds, “[At the time], I honestly was just thinking, ‘Is this crazy? Is this as crazy as it feels inside? Does it look as crazy?’ And afterward, I checked my Twitter feed and I knew — it was crazy. And I saw Matt right after and he was like, ‘Whoa.'”

Lauer gets asked about his Tom Cruise interview from 2007 when Cruise went off about the dangers of prescription drugs. Lauer down-plays it, saying, “I was thinking this was amazing television. … More was made of it than should’ve been. He and I are friends, there was no animosity,” but Lauer does say that Cruise’s people asked for them not to air the anti-prescription drug rant, but “we never make those deals, we’re a news program.”

When asked about best and worst interviews, Lauer won’t name-names as to least favorite interview of all time: “My least favorite interview of all time was probably some reality star who I didn’t think belonged on our show.”

He says that the best interviews were, “Dustin Hoffman, Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, they are people who when they come to the show, they come ready to play. Hugh Jackman is very funny.”

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."