Ann Curry Called Her Last Months at Today Show "Torture," Kourtney Kardashian Celebrates Her 34th Birthday: Today's Top Stories

Ann Curry called final months on TODAY show "torture"; Kourtney Kardashian celebrates her 34th birthday. Credit: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images; Steven Lawton/FilmMagic

A new book sheds light on the alleged "professional torture" Ann Curry was subjected to before her messy June 2012 exit from the TODAY show. Plus, Kourtney Kardashian's family and friends go bowling to celebrate her 34th birthday: See Us Weekly's top stories from Thursday, April 18, in the roundup!

1. Ann Curry Called Last Months at Today "Torture," Staff Loved "Making Fun" of Her

Studio 1A was a very unhappy -- and unfriendly -- place for Ann Curry during her final, embattled year at the TODAY show. According to a new excerpt from Brian Stelter's book Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV, the co-anchor was the target of some cruel jokes leading up to her June 2012 departure.

2. Kourtney Kardashian Has 34th Birthday Bowling Party With Family, Friends: Pictures

Rock and bowl! Kourtney Kardashian celebrated turning 34 years old not with a raging party at a hot Hollywood club but with a casual bowling night in L.A. with her family and friends.

3. Ann Curry Told Friends Her Today Show Exit Felt Like Death

Media reporter Brian Stelter says Ann Curry was devastated over her departure from the TODAY show -- almost to the point of literal mourning. "It feels like I died," she reportedly told colleagues, "and I've seen my own wake."

4. Kristin Chenoweth Models Slim, Toned Bikini Body, Weighs 88 Pounds

Go for the gold! Kristin Chenoweth showed off her toned tummy and thin frame in a gold string bikini on the beach in Punta Mita, Mexico. See the sexy picture!

5. Adam Scott Has a Girlfriend: "I'm Not Single At All," Golfer Says

Bad news, ladies -- hunky Masters champ Adam Scott is off the market. In an interview with CBS This Morning, the Australian golfer revealed that he's "very much in a relationship" and "very happy."