Kathie Lee And Hoda Reportedly Having 'Tension'; NBC Pushes Back At Rumors Of Rift
On Friday, TMZ reported that the two are at odds over potentially moving the fourth hour of "Today" to Los Angeles. The celebrity gossip site wrote that Gifford has been lobbying for the move, while Kotb is adamant about staying in New York City. Earlier, Page Six reported that Kathie Lee and Hoda's two week stint in Los Angeles was a test run for a permanent move, though "Today" denied the rumor.
kathie lee must have delusions that she will move to California and her career will skyrocket
Hoda was an outstanding reporter. They must have offered her a well-paying contract to have to put up with that bitch five days a week. When Meredith left Today, Hoda should have been given the job instead of Ann.
What's the point of moving just Kathy Lee and Hoda to L.A. while the rest of Today is filmed in NYC? They're only on for an hour anyway.
Kathy Lee must have delusions that going to L.A. will help her career. If it hasn't taken off after 59 years, it ain't gonna happen now.
Kathie Lee is such a bitch! Can't stand her.
I agree, R2. Hoda was always a talented reporter. It's a shame she was paired with that right-wing cunt and lost all her credibility in the process of the fourth hour Today Show silliness.
I always enjoyed her more serious work as part of NBC News/Dateline.
I read on another website that Kathie Lee was pushing to move the fourth hour of 'Today' to Los Angeles so that she could be closer to her kids. Perhaps her kids go to college in California.
Hoda wants no part of moving the show west.
I don't think anyone will hold the fourth hour of Today against Hoda if she were to return to serious reporting.
Most of the people who watch H&KC aren't hard news viewers.
KL is a cunt, but I'm not sure I feel sorry for Hoda, she's defended homophobes too much for my liking. Maybe old Hodes is just getting what she deserves.
We need some more boxes of wine on set, stat!!
[quote]I'm not sure I feel sorry for Hoda, she's defended homophobes too much for my liking.
Really? She's always hit me as a live and let live type, but does this include phobes?
It does include phobes r11, that's exactly the way to put it. Phobes aren't bigots as far as she's concerned, it's just their opinion. As if the hypocrite would say the same thing about racists. That's how she defended Carrie Prejean, she said she was raised to believe homosexuality is wrong. And, that excuses it? People are raised to be racist too. She (along with Kathie of course) has defended other homophobes, I can't remember which, but it's come up in other threads.
One of them will storm off set live in the next year and quit/be fired.
Mark my words.
If they did it from California, in order to be live on the east coast, they'd have to be working at 7AM. Kathie Lee didn't even have to be that early on the Regis show.
Working from the West Coast, Kathy Lee can get an earlier start on her drinking.
So in other words Kathie Lee's kids moved 3000 miles to get away from her, and yet she is trying to uproot this entire show just so she can be near them. Can't imagine having her for a mom.
KL will get fired. No way they will let that show come out of LA with all the dingbats out there.
[quote]So in other words Kathie Lee's kids moved 3000 miles to get away from her, and yet she is trying to uproot this entire show just so she can be near them.
Tell me about it!!!
R12 Wow, I didn't realize what cunts both of them are. They can just cancel the fourth hour altogether as far as I'm concerned.
If you people only knew about the fabulous film and TV roles I've had to turn down because I'm 3000 miles away!
And Hurricane Sandy, the work of Satan, killed my Broadway show!
You're all going to hell.
Shows like that are best done in NYC. LA is dying a slow death. They don't even make movies here anymore so most of the big actors aren't even working in town.
[quote]Shows like that are best done in NYC. LA is dying a slow death. They don't even make movies here anymore so most of the big actors aren't even working in town.
Where are movies made at now?
[quote]When Meredith left Today, Hoda should have been given the job instead of Ann.
I don't think NBC has anyone that can switch between serious questions and morning-show silliness like Hoda Kotb.
And she's not a 'phobe. She's spoken at the Nat'l Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, she's played drag volleyball on Rehoboth Beach, and she's got lots of gay friends.
[quote]she's played drag volleyball
This explains SO much.
Is Kathie Lee a phobe?
[Quote]LA is dying a slow death
LA is a far more energetic city than NYC. The LA art world has left it in the dust.
Hoda told Andy Cohen she was pissed off when KLG went to LA the week Hoda's book came out.
She didn't mention that she spent many weeks publicizing KLG's flop musical and going to her meet and greets.
I can see the tension between them every day, KLG is always dissing her. I SO want Hoda to smack her on the air.
[quote]KLG is always dissing her.
She's been dissing Hoda since day 1. I'd like to see Hoda pour a bottle of wine over the bitch's head.
Here's a bunch of clips of Hoda doing newsbreaks when she was just starting out.
If they jettison Lauer from TODAY, she'd be a great replacement.
Why the Hell should Hoda have to relocate for this woman? Is she that powerful? Is she the real White Oprah?
If I were Kathie I would be taking care of my aging hubby full time and let somebody else do the 4th hour with Hoda.
Doesn't she have enough money?
Enquiring mind R32, no one in her family can stand her. If she didn't have a job, she'd have to spend all day being driven around in her town car. No one wants to be around the miserable cunt.
[quote]If they jettison Lauer from TODAY, she'd be a great replacement.
Absolutely!!!!! Hoda is an excellent reporter, interviewer, and anchor.
How sad it is that you are absolutely right. If she acts like that on the air can you imagine how she acts at home.
I remember her first husband Paultalking about how impossible she was to live with.
I think she may have turned him gay. But he denies it. (being gay) Not that anybody can really turn anybody gay but in this case...
Sorry for my non drunken rambling...
[quote]I can see the tension between them every day, KLG is always dissing her. I SO want Hoda to smack her on the air.
Alexis and Krystle, from the emergency room at Denver General
I would SO love to see Hoda (Krystle) pull KLG (Alexis) into the lily pond.
Kathie Lee is top billed on this Show
This is Today
With Kathie Lee Gifford
They were sniping at each other a little today too. I think they will end their partnership soon.
You heard it here first.
KLG was Anita Bryant's personal assistant back in the day.
[quote]LA is a far more energetic city than NYC. The LA art world has left it in the dust.
Thanks for the laugh this morning!
They're painful to watch. Why are they even allowed to do that fourth hour? Blech.
Everyone has a story. Hoda's story is boring.
Kristen Wiig as Kathie Lee
If KLG were black and Hoda white, you'd worship the wine glass Kathie Lee Gifford holds.
But, Hoda's got dark skin so, she's a DL darling.
And yes, KLG is a tired bitch and a hack.
I loved Hoda before I found this site. Her skin color is immaterial to me.
[quote]Hoda's story is boring.
And that's why she's such a good reporter. The reporter isn't supposed to be the story. A good interviewer knows how to put the entire focus on the guest. That's what Hoda does. That's what Kathie Lee doesn't.
Perhaps KLG knows Hoda out classes her due to her journalist background and dignified manner and snipes at her out of sheer jealousy.
Why she gotta be so mean?
Hoda seems like she is sweet but that bitch Katie Lee acts like she has to be right about everything. Watch it Kathie Lee, your sheet is showing!
It's not the Hoda's story is boring. The truth is that Kathie Lee tells everyone else's business. I don't understand how she has a friend left.
[quote]The truth is that Kathie Lee tells everyone else's business. I don't understand how she has a friend left.
Kathie Lee is friends with the Kardashians, which tells you all you need to know about how classy she is.
Hoda is not attractive enough to be the co-host of the Today Show. (the 7 am version anyway)
Didn't these two use to be lez lovers?
Has anyone ever heard of two or more women working together in show business where there hasn't been a feud? It comes with the estrogen.
I want to see Kathie Lee naked. Has she ever done any nudity in her TV appearances or her Christmas specials?
***makes "drinkie, drinkie" gesture***
Wouldn't it be great to see Hoda just slap Kathie Lee across the face the next time she interrupts.
Dumb old snatches
Hoda doesn't need that no-talent bitch riding her coattails!
Let KLG move, she literally looks down her nose at people, has a stuck up snobby tone when she speaks, is patronizing, condescending and self righteous. She should watch and listen to herself. OMG where are the Today Show Producer's Brains????
Matt Lauer has been taking plenty of time off lately. Is he on his way out?
[quote]A good interviewer knows how to put the entire focus on the guest. That's what Hoda does. That's what Kathie Lee doesn't.
That's correct. Kathie Lee makes every interview about her obnoxious self.
I heard Lauer is one of the candidates to take over host of Jeopardy
I've only seen the show a few times, but what is the point of wine at 10am or whatever? God, I was a hardcore drunk, and I at least waited til 5. Is it just more of a prop?
R62 That would fucking suck.
I can't stand either one of them. What bothers me so much is how NBC and all involw this fiasco and absolute shame poof endorsing boozing it up the way these two sloppy drunken hags. Such an embarrassment to the entite network, but also to themselves. Have they no shame their kids see and hear about their drunk charades?! For God's sake women! Sober up TRY to find thr class you once had...
If Kathie Lee moves to the Wsst Coast, you can be sure that Cody will switch to a college on the East Coast. He thought he was getting away from the bitch by going to California but she doesn't want him to get away.
Move the show to Passages Malibu.
Do they really drink alcohol on the air???
Is Hoda African-American? I never thought of her as black. I guess I've never thought about her race at all. She's just Hoda.
Hoda is Egyptian.
Is the alleged "tension" the reason they drink? Or are they just alcoholics?
Kathie Lee is the big drinker.
It's just schtick. Their drinks just touch their lips, it's supposed to be funny. Kathy Lee is a born again Christian, I doubt alcohol has much place in her real life.
R73 Right. So she named her dogs Chablis and Chardonnay because they sounded like nice names.
[quote]Kathy Lee is a born again Christian, I doubt alcohol has much place in her real life.
Why is it amusing? Are you saying those glasses of fake drinks get drained during the episode? I've never seen it.
Just like 80s hair-metal bands downing iced tea filled Jack Daniels bottles on stage. It's a gimmick.
Kathy Lee slept with my daddy!
Kathie Lee is Top Billed
This is Today
With Kathie Lee Gifford
[quote]Why is it amusing?
It's amusing that anyone would think that potty-mouth, smarmy, back-stabbing, KL wouldn't drink just because she claims to be Born Again.
She wrote the book on double entendre.
I heard KL tried to make a move on hoda and was denied. That's why there is soo much tention and lack of on screen chem