What plays well in a stadium doesn't always work so well on TV.But if the in-person thumbs-up reviews out of London Friday were accurate, the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics were a winner on both fronts. By and large, the version shown for four and a half hours tape delay on NBC Friday night certainly made for a fine opening to the games.
A hundred days from Wednesday, the Summer Games will open, but the event is also the beginning of the end of one of the greatest Olympic careers ever. The demands both in and out of the pool are greater than ever for 26-year-old Michael Phelps, but he says he is both excited and at ease heading into his fourth and final Olympics.
By now, Giuliana Rancic is entirely comfortable living out loud, online and on air. She is almost as ubiquitous as her frequent co-host, Ryan Seacrest: She pops up not just on seemingly every red carpet, but also on regular segments on NBC's Today show, and on her series, "Giuliana & Bill."