Olympic Secret Weapons and Not-So-Secret Awkward Moments
While Ann Curry makes an awkward appearance at the Olympics, INSIDE EDITION looks at the secret weapon of beach volleyball champs Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings.
It was a surprise appearance on the Today show by Ann Curry, her first time back on the set since her tear-filled departure from the show in June.
Curry was back with former partner, Matt Lauer at the London Olympics, but it seemed far from a warm reunion. Curry seemed tense and unwilling to engage in chit-chat with Lauer, who quickly wrapped up, saying, "Ann, thanks. Good to see you."
The New York Daily News headline says it all: "Ann Curry And Matt Lauer Back Together At Olympics For An Awkward Moment."
And people on Twitter noticed the chilly atmosphere.
One tweeted: "Was it just me or did Ann seem a little cold to Matt?"
Another tweeted: "Matt Lauer said 'Good to see you' to Ann Curry twice. Not sure she believed him."
Meanwhile, there's more controversy over Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones, whose failure to win a medal for the United States seemed to overshadow her successful teammates.
Kellie Wells took the bronze in the 100-meter hurdles, and Dawn Harper won the silver. But everybody's talking about Jones, who came in fourth. But Wells insists she's not bitter about it.
Wells told INSIDE EDITION's Diane McInerney, "You should celebrate what happened and not what didn't happen."
McInerney asked, "Do you feel slighted?"
"I don't. I got to get on the podium last night. I got a bronze medal and that's all that matters to me," said Wells.
"Do you like Lolo Jones?" asked McInerney.
"I have respect for everyone who I run against. I love everybody," said Wells.
And if you're wondering if gold medal volleyball champs Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor had a secret weapon on their road to glory, they did—therapy sessions to help them "re-connect" as a dynamic duo.
Sports psychologist Michael Gervais said, "Kerri and Misty have an incredible command of their mental skills. We helped them generate a sense of calm and confidence to be able to adjust to whatever comes up."
And what might a psychologist say about the photos of the millionaire members of our Olympic basketball team, foregoing limousines to ride on London's mass transit system?
Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and company seem to be enjoying themselves on "the tube", as it's known. A bargain train ride at the equivalent of about $5 a pop.
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