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Hoda vs. Kathie Lee on 'Today'?

Report: Co-hosts at odds over permanent move to L.A.

By Corey Levitan Feb 15, 2013 12:16PM

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.

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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.

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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.

Mar 10, 2013 4:56AM
Get rid of " I know everything and Hoda knows nothing" KLG. She is so obnoxious. Hoda deserves to be herself. Give her a show with someone that doesn't feel compelled to be in the spotlight every minute. I have written to NBC ever since she showed up, but they kept the witch on. Get rid of the has been that thinks she is 20 yrs old.
Mar 6, 2013 9:17AM
Why is Kathie Lee so rude to Hoda? She is always interrupting her comments, like she knows all. Where is her manners?
Mar 5, 2013 2:36PM
Feb 17, 2013 10:30AM
I think the socker moms would love a little sex talk to there boring day!s
Feb 16, 2013 4:04PM
I can't stand what this show has become. I used to tune in once in a while, if I was home. Not anymore. KLG makes me want to gag.    What a waste of air time. I don't care what they decide to do. If it's the 2 of them, I won't be watching whether they are in NY or LA or anywhere else! Yuck!
Feb 16, 2013 11:50AM
Hummm no one seems to care, that years ago when she was hurting for a job Hoda Kotb was a co- host on a series of sex  talk shows on Playboy TV and Playboy Radio.  Playboy now is helping her along by no longer re running the old shows, something ( doing constant re runs of old shows ) Playboy survives on.  she must be special that they have erased that portion of her career.
Feb 16, 2013 11:43AM
KLG has been a self-serving shrew since Name that Tune gave her an unearned Q-factor .  Eight notes Tom  Na na na na , na na na na na
Feb 16, 2013 11:35AM

Enough of Kathie Lee already.  Hoda is the draw.


Feb 16, 2013 11:34AM

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!

Feb 16, 2013 11:30AM
Personally, I think Hoda is more profewssional at hosting the 4th hour.  Cathie is too much into herself.  The public doesn't need to know what her family is doing.  She needs to get over herself after all, as a breast cancer survivor myself, Hoda has been through a lot more than she has, but she is very discrete about it. 
Feb 16, 2013 11:27AM
The Today show..,at any bar, any where, at any time and the drunks are not grossly over compensated for their antics. 
Feb 16, 2013 11:27AM
Regardless, the show has gotten a little too busy with a little too much self arrogance and pride.    What's with the alchohol and the drinking? They're making it sound so 'natural' and 'acceptable' at a time when everyday people watching the show may have problems with 'drinking', but Kathi Lee says it's OK, Kathi Le, goody-two-shoes, thinks she knows it all (from an eastern perspective) Which says, how would she do on the west coas ?Of course, she would hob-nob with the rich socialites. She was quite rude to two young Girl Scouts on the show.  I'll never forget how those girls appeared - so insecure and afraid after Hoda and her may as well ignored them because they showed no respect.  Hoda and KL give more attention to the wild animals of Indonesia than to two young Girl scouts.  YUK.  I used to watch the show religiously; however, I turn the channel now!
Feb 16, 2013 11:27AM

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... 

Feb 16, 2013 11:25AM

Let Kathy Lee go asap.  Hoda is the classy part of the show - and this world needs to 'class up'.


Feb 16, 2013 11:24AM
I'm sorry, who are these people again--?
Feb 16, 2013 11:24AM

The TODAY Show is NY based.......enough said !!!


Feb 16, 2013 11:20AM
just cancel the show, we really don't need four hours of Today. 

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!

Feb 16, 2013 11:18AM
Quite frankly, I've just about heard enough ( gag me ) about Kathie Lee; when she was on with Regis Philbin, she did nothing but blabber on and on about her children; she obviously still trys to hog the spotlight / camera. Kathie Lee, have another glass of wine please.
Feb 16, 2013 11:15AM
Move Matt Lauer to the 5th hour!!!! Then cancel 3,4,and 5, just saying
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