▪ NBC is erasing all traces of disgraced former Today anchor Matt Lauer from its Rockefeller Center headqu arters, as network officials conduct an internal investigation into whether his behavior was known and ignored. After he was fired last week, Lauer, 59, released a stais office, bent her over his chair, and sexually attacked her until she passed out. His assistant had to summon a nurse, she said. NBC has launched an internal review to determine whether anyone in the company knew about the longtime anchor’s behavior. Executives said Lauer “will not be paid past his last day of work,” despite his lawyers’ asking for a $30 million payout. Lauer’s wife of almost 20 years, former model Annette Roque, is reportedly hiding out in their Hamptons home with their three children. The two have been living mostly separate lives for years, said the New York Post, after Roque became embittered by her husband’s frequent philandering.
▪ Short-lived White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, aka “the Mooch,” has reconciled with estranged wife Deidre Ball. Ball filed for divorce in July, shortly after Scaramucci accepted a role in the Trump administration; at the time, she was eight months pregnant with their second child. She told friends she was tired of the hedge fund financier’s “naked political ambition,” and things quickly turned nasty— with Scaramucci even reportedly demanding a paternity test for the baby. But then he was fired after just 10 days, and the two have spent the past few months trying to work things out. They called off their divorce a day before they were due to appear in matrimonial court.
▪ Pink is raising her two children gender neutral. The pop star told Sunday People (U.K.) that Willow, 6, and 11-month-old Jameson were being brought up in a “very label-less household,” and that she and motorcycle racer husband Carey Hart refused to impose traditional gender roles on the children. “Last week Willow told me she is going to marry an African woman,” she continued. “I was like, ‘Great, can you teach me how to make African food?’”