*Shellie Zimmerman told the “Today” show’s Matt Lauer that she’s unsure of what exactly happened when her estranged husband, George Zimmerman encountered an unarmed Trayvon Martin on the night of February 26, 2012.
“This person that I’m married to that I’m divorcing, I’ve kind of realized now that I don’t know him,” she told Matt Lauer on Thursday. “And I really don’t know what he’s capable of.”
She’s also unsure it was self-defense.
“I’m conflicted on that,” she said. “I believe the evidence, but this revelation in my life has really helped me to take the blinders off.”
Shellie Zimmerman says she doesn’t believe her husband profiled Martin, who was black.
Since the trial, she says her husband treated her like she’s “disposable” and went on a “victory tour” without her.
Earlier this month, the two were involved in an altercation at her central Florida home. Since then, she’s been unable to serve him with divorce papers because she doesn’t know where he is.
*Health and a sexy body isn’t just a must-have for men in a relationship; women also want something good to look at.
Al Roker admits he and his size-4 wife, journalist Deborah Roberts, hit a rough patch in their marriage as they dealt with his weight.
Before going through gastric bypass surgery, the “Today” show weatherman spoke up about the struggles of “mixed-weight” couples.
“My wife is a size 4; she runs, she works out and it became a problem in our marriage,” Roker said in a first-person piece on Today.com. “On a Saturday she’d get up, get dressed to run and I’d be sitting on the couch or making breakfast for the kids and was quite happy about our choices. She, on the other hand, was not. “Unless you communicate that, it’s going be a problem.”
Roker had peaked at 340 pounds while his wife grew increasingly frustrated and angry about his complacency.
“She thought, ‘Why don’t you care enough about yourself and why don’t you care about me and our relationship enough to change?’” he said. “And I said, ‘Look, it’s not about you. It’s about me.’”
He went on to comment that the nagging didn’t help, however, siding with a recent study about mixed weight couples and arguing, concluding that they argue more, especially when the woman is the overweight half.
Paula Deen films a TV appearance during the Food & Wine Festival in Miami Beach. (February 21, 2013)
*Paula Deen failed to appear at her scheduled “Today” show interview this morning, where she was supposed to answer questions about her past use of racial slurs.
“Today” host Matt Lauer told viewers he had spoken with Deen the day before to arrange what NBC had promoted as an exclusive, live appearance. But shortly before the show went on the air Friday, Lauer said he was told by Deen’s rep that she was pulling out.
While questioned last month in a discrimination lawsuit, the 66-year-old Food Network star admitted to having used the N-word in the past, but insisted she and her family do not tolerate prejudice.
The Food Network said Thursday it doesn’t tolerate any form of discrimination and is “looking into the situation.”
Hoda Kotb wearing a dark brown jacket seen walking upper west side in New York City. (April 24, 2013)
*“Today” (fourth hour) co-anchor Hoda Kotb is single again.
Just over a year ago, the TV personality was calling her boyfriend, lawyer Jay Blumenkoph, “the real thing.” Apparently he wasn’t, but it hasn’t stopped her from getting back out there and continuing the search.
“You know what, I was with someone for two years,” Kotb, 48, tells PEOPLE. “Now I’m getting back in the groove. It’s really fun again.”
Kotb’s love life, a popular on-air talking point between Kotb and co-anchor Kathie Lee Gifford, says she’s in a good place and focused on the future.
“I heard Anderson Cooper’s mom [Gloria Vanderbilt] say this, and I’ll never forget it: ‘I always believe my next great love is around the corner.’ And I tell you, when you think about that – there’s something coming around,” says Kotb.
“Just keep your eyes open. I’ve just started dating again, and it’s really been great.”
Eesha Khare, 18, invents a device that will charge cell phones in as little as 20 seconds.
*Have you noticed that the children in school today are learning at a rate much faster and/or advanced than anytime before.
As you sit through the graduation ceremonies this spring all of the administrators talk of this “new day” and how they are training them for jobs that don’t exist yet….obviously!
Eesha Khare is an 18-year-old high school student from Saratoga, Calif., who graduated last week, but is a lot more advanced than your average 18-year-old.
In May, she won a $50,000 prize at one of the nation’s biggest science fairs, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, for her invention of a device that can transfer “enough energy to potentially charge a cellphone in 20 to 30 seconds,” according to MSNBC.
The battery will also last you about 10 times the 1,000 charges today’s cell phone batteries are good for.