1 Matt Lauer's doppleganger is also named Matt, from Bloomington, Illinois.
2 Joy, from Alabama, looks a lot like Natalie Morales.
3 Meet Savannah Guthrie's double, Nicole, from Hillsborough, North Carolina.
4 Willie Geist's doppleganger is Bob from Rogers, Arkansas.
5 Al's lookalike is Tony from Newark, New Jersey.
6 Jamie Fox was on Today and talked about playing a slave turned bounty hunter working to free his wife in Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, 'Django Unchained”.
7 Here I am on set with Natalie, Willie, Al, and Savannah. The subject of our conversation was about being thrifty and using everything up completely, like makeup, lotions, shampoos, laundry detergents, etc.
8 Also on the show that day were Harvey Weinstein, John Sykes, and Jim Dolan, the producers of the fantastic 121212 concert to benefit Hurricane Sandy victims.
9 The set was so festive!
10 I firmly believe that if you have at least one, two, or even three great drinks at your party, the celebration will be a success. I introduced the Today Show hosts to Sazerac, tequila punch, and coconut eggnog.
11 We then moved to the food table, where I demonstrated festive finger foods.
12 I showed Willie Geist how easy it is to prepare savory wild-mushroom pizzas, using either store-bought or homemade pizza dough. You saute mixed wild mushrooms with shallots, white wine, and heavy cream until nice and thick.
13 You then spoon the mixture onto the flattened pizza dough and bake until the crust is golden and crisp.
14 Drizzled with a bit of olive oil and garnished with fresh tarragon, these pizzas are very yummy!
15 Next was a piquant queso fundido with chorizo made with sauteed onions, green chiles, tequila, and Monteray Jack cheese. Once the cheese melts, you serve the fondue with tortilla chips and chorizo slices.
16 I also suggested this terrific crab salad made with fresh jumbo lump crabmeat, mayonnaise, lime juice, and chopped chives. The salad is served on plantain tostones and garnished with matchstick radishes. So good!!!
17 And lastly, there was a fennel-crusted lamb served on brioche toasts with a fresh mint garnish.
18 After the show I was asked to pose for a Christmas promotional portrait for the Today Show.
19 Here I am with Larry King and his lovely wife, Shawn. They were on the show talking about Larry's new internet show and other new things in their lives.
20 Later that day, I stopped by Madison Square Garden to answer telethon phones at the 121212 concert. I talked to donors from Brazil, England, Germany, and Africa during my 1-hour stint.
21 Walking through the halls of Madison Square Garden, we observed the vast amount of mechanical and electronic equipment from each of the many bands who were performing that night - everyone from the Stones, to the Boss, to the Who, to Bon Jovi, Alicia Keys, etc.
22 More stuff - and many, many musical instruments, some of which were auctioned off for more donations
23 This is the Who's drums and speakers.
24 Self explanatory!
25 Cric Clapton's guitars were lined up like soldiers!
26 The press conference for telethon workers, and performers was crowded and lively.
27 There was quite a bank of friendly paparazzi.
28 Larry Johnson of the New York Knicks was also there.
29 We were given Samsung phones to answer. The callers had already donated funds to the relief effort. All funds, more than fifty million dollars, were funneled through the Robin Hood Foundation relief fund.
30 Actress Gina Gershon, and several other attendees worked hard on the phones.
31 A very dapper Walter "Clyde" Frazier - retired basketball player and now owner of the NYC restaurant, Clyde Frazier's Wine and Dine
32 Actress Susan Sarandon explained on live TV the purpose of the concert, the fundraiser, and the various ways to donate. She did a phenomenal job!
33 Gina and I were sending out Tweets, urging people to phone in and contribute.
34 I am 5'9" but felt like a tiny person next to Karlie Kloss, a very beautiful model.
35 Amar'e Stoudemire of the New York Knicks
36 Here I am with Actor Ben Stiller.
37 With the inimitable Whoopie Goldberg
38 And with Newsman Brian Williams
39 I also felt quite small standing between Larry Johnson and Allan Houston of the New York Knicks.
40 Here I am with the Reverend Jesse Jackson, who looks wonderful and happy.
41 We were joined by Chelsea Clinton, a most lovely young married woman.
42 The Garden was packed with people of all ages!
43 The stage was brightly lit, and a giant screen blew up images of the performers so even those fans far away could see their heroes.