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.