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Posted Wednesday 9/19/18 at 10:06PM EDT
The View wished Julie Chen well after her exit from The Talk, while Wendy Williams questioned her tears
Source: E! Online
Daytime TV had a range of responses to Chen's exit from The Talk. "I think it would be hard to be on that show and if you couldn't share so I sorta understood," Hoda Kotb said on Today. "She'll be missed on that show," Gayle King, Chen's colleague, said on CBS This Morning. On The View, Whoopi Goldberg wished Chen well, while Abby Huntsman said: "What I would love for her to do is to use that as an opportunity to be transparent, to be real, to talk to people about what maybe she's been through." Kathie Lee Gifford expressed sympathy for Chen on the 10am. Today show. "It always bugs me when they say the humiliated so-and-so. I'm capable of humiliating myself…She's not humiliated," said Gifford. "She's heartbroken. There's a big difference. You know what I'm saying?" Meanwhile, Wendy Williams questioned Chen's teary goodbye: "It's nice to know she watches 'Hot Topics,' where I said she should quit because she is a distraction," Wendy said. "She ended up crying towards the end but in my mind, those weren't tears because of the crew. In my opinion, she wasn't crying because of the cast and the crew and the staff and stuff. She was crying because now she has to go back to that compound and deal with that man and try to keep her son out of it. And there is no compound to me that is big enough." ALSO: Chen taped tonight's Big Brother episode on Tuesday, the same day she announced her Talk departure.
Posted Wednesday 5/02/18 at 10:57PM EDT
Kathie Lee Gifford to romance Craig Ferguson on the big screen
The 10 a.m. Today co-host has signed on for a rare non-"Kathie Lee Gifford" acting role in the movie Love Me to Death. She'll play a lonely widow named Annabelle who gets a second chance at love with the former Late Late Show host, who plays a "curmudgeonly Scotsman." Gifford will also write the lyrics to the movie's music.
Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 11:16PM EDT
Joel McHale meets his Today show "nemesis" Donnadorable
McHale brought his Netflix show "feud" to the 10 a.m. Today hour, meeting the morning show's personality who is also known as Donna Farizan. Donnadorable has become the source of numerous jokes on The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale. ALSO: Kathie Lee Gifford gets up for Today at 2 a.m. everyday without an alarm clock.
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 2:28PM EDT
Jimmy Fallon dressed a Kenny Rogers to serenade Hoda and Kathie Lee on their 10th anniversary
Source: USA Today
Fallon as Rogers sang "Through the Years" on the 10 a.m. Today show as Hoda Kotb recalled telling Kathie Lee Gifford “you and I are going to be lifetime friends" after their first meeting in 2008.
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 4:27AM EDT
Kathy Lee Gifford recalls originally rejecting her Today job
Source: Page Six
Gifford, celebrating the 10th anniversary of her pairing with Hoda Kotb, recalls thinking "I would rather rip my toenails out than have to do that" when viewing the show's first incarnation consisting of Kotb, Ann Curry and Natalie Morales.
Posted Friday 3/16/18 at 3:07PM EDT
Kathie Lee Gifford: "I hate the male-bashing that’s going on in the world today"
Source: Us Weekly
Days after saying she won't judge her friends Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby, the Today host blasted "male-bashing" in an interview with SiriusXM's Michelle Collins. “I hate the male-bashing that’s going on in the world today,” Gifford said, according to Us Weekly, which added that she was likely referring to the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements. “There are a lot of wonderful men," she said, adding: “I hate this whole thing of where, ‘I’m not going to be happy until there’s not a good man left standing.’”
Posted Thursday 3/15/18 at 5:20AM EDT
Despite Kathie Lee Gifford's experiences with sexual misconduct, she reached out to "friends" Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby
Source: The Daily Beast
“I just want people to know I don’t judge them. I don’t like what they do, but God knows their hearts and there’s hope for them," the Today co-host told Andy Cohen on his SiriusXM radio show. “You can’t call yourself a friend if the first minute there’s trouble, you run. That’s called a fair-weather friend and that’s not a friend at all." Gifford added: "I, personally, since I got into this business, as a teenage girl, I have been sexually harassed, I have been sexually abused and I have been date raped. Don’t tell me they’re all the same, because they are not. They are not the same. Unless you’ve been through it and you can say they are the same, then fine. Not the same to me.”
Posted Monday 1/29/18 at 2:45PM EST
Wendy Williams: It’s “now beneath” Hoda Kotb to continue hosting Today’s fourth hour with Kathie Lee Gifford
Source: Hollywood Life
“How much longer do you think Hoda’s going to stick around and drink wine on that fourth hour?” asked Williams on Monday’s show. “It is now beneath her to be there. Let Kathie Lee find some other socialite to sit with. Hoda, you’re in the news room now.”
Posted Wednesday 11/08/17 at 2:45PM EST
Joe Biden will appear on all four hours of Monday’s Today show
The former vice president will sit with Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie on the 7 a.m. hour to promote his new book, he’ll take questions on the 8 a.m. hour, Megyn Kelly will interview him at 9 a.m. and he'll hang with Kathie Lee and Hoda at 10 a.m. That same night, Biden will be a guest on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show.
Posted Tuesday 10/10/17 at 10:15PM EDT
Megyn Kelly’s disappointing ratings are hurting Kathie Lee and Hoda’s Today hour
Source: Page Six
Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb’s 10 a.m. Today hour has “taken a huge hit with Megyn as their lead-in,” a source tells Page Six. Kathie & Hoda are down 26% over last year.
Posted Monday 10/09/17 at 3:47PM EDT
In 2012, 30 Rock made a joke alluding to Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment
Source: The Daily Mail
In a Season 6 episode, Jenna Maroney tells Tracy Jordan, “Oh please, I'm not afraid of anyone in show business. I turned down intercourse with Harvey Weinstein on no less than three occasions... out of five.” ALSO: Kathie Lee Gifford says she had a Harvey Weinstein-like experience with another producer.
Posted Tuesday 9/12/17 at 10:47PM EDT
Kathie Lee Gifford’s mother dies
Source: Page Six
Gifford’s mom, Joan Epstein, appeared with her daughter on Live and the Today show.
Posted Wednesday 8/16/17 at 10:01PM EDT
Kathie Lee Gifford complains Tina Fey has never been on her show -- Fey proves her wrong
Source: E! Online
Fey showed video proof that she was indeed interviewed on the third hour of Today by Kathie Lee and Hoda.