Entertainment behind the scenes
“Weatherman” Al Roker, Speidi wage war of words
Heidi and Spencer Pratt are making the most of their brief appearance on NBC’s jungle spectacle show “I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here,” which features B-list stars like the Pratts, dubbed “Speidi” in the media, competing in challenges such as eating bugs in the jungles of Costa Rica. Speidi quit the show a little over a week ago, then begged to get back on, then created even more drama when Heidi had to be rushed to a hospital.
On Monday, the reality TV stars appeared for an interview on NBC morning news show “Today” and were questioned by weather anchor Al Roker. It’s not the first time that Roker has done an interview, but it seems Speidi thought they would be interviewed by “Today” host Matt Lauer. Apparently the celebrity couple was not amused by the whole thing because they later accused Roker of being too harsh.
Some of Roker’s most pointed questions came when he asked Spencer about his style of acting like the villain on reality television.
“When you say villain some people say jerk,” Roker said, equating the two. Spencer responded in a way that made one think he thought the two were the same.
Afterward, Heidi Pratt told broadcaster Ryan Seacrest on his Los Angeles-based radio show that she was “shocked at how rude” Roker was. “I was crying afterward because I couldn’t believe I felt personally attacked.”
Spencer added, “We were thrown off that the weatherman was trying to talk to Speidi,” and they way he said “weatherman” made it sound like a low-level job.
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