Hoda vs. Kathie Lee on 'Today'?
Report: Co-hosts at odds over permanent move to L.A.
All is not well on the set of the boozy, fourth hour of "Today," reports TMZ. Frequently inebriated co-hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb disagree over which direction their segment should go. Literally, which direction: Gifford favors Hollywood, Kotb favors staying in New York.
Gifford's son, Cody, attends L.A.'s University of Southern California. And her daughter, Cassidy, is a model and actress. In addition, California is known for its many fine wineries. (Just saying.)
The pressure got dialed down when Gifford had a Broadway show, "Scandalous," according to the report. But since that ended in December, she's once again pushing hard for the move.
The co-hosts are currently in Tinseltown for a two-week stint, with the plan to shoot there every few weeks as a temporary compromise.
Driving another wedge between them, according to TMZ, is Gifford's refusal to promote Kotb's new book, "Ten Years Later," on the air.
But it probably has nothing to do with mixing alcohol and massive egos on a daily basis. Because that's a great idea, right?
Here's a question Kathie might ask herself: Would Regis have agreed to this?
The fourth hour of "Today" airs weekdays at 10 a.m. ET/PT on NBC.
I don't watch the fourth hour anymore after seeing it a few times. I'm not a fan of KLG. I've always loved and respected Hoda but not on this fourth hour. Hoda has always been a wonderful, well respected journalist and I've enjoyed watching her until now. The fourth hour is putting her career down the toilet! Let KLG go to LA and have Ann Curry host the fourth hour with Hoda. Get rid of the AM boozing, which is ridiculous and irresponsible and let the "real" Hoda come back, pair her up with Ann Curry and class this show back up! We need positive role models for women who are smart, educated and bring us the real news because they can, not bimbo's getting toasted on air.
I'm still steaming over TODAY replacing Ann Curry with Savanna Guthrie!
what employer thinks its " funny" that their employees get drunk at 10 am ? with enough closet and not closeted alcoholic is the world, this isnt " cute" air time, its self absorption at its best.. I d rather watch a cat get an enema than watch this show...
Let Kathy Lee go asap. Hoda is the classy part of the show - and this world needs to 'class up'.
Promoting drinking on the job. No wonder our chldren are so confused these days.
This show is a waste of time and money.
Send them to rehab an get a grip!