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Pour One Out for Kathie Lee Gifford

She'll wrap up her time at the 'Today Show' on April 7

(Newser) - Kathie Lee Gifford's "dazzling run" at the Today Show is coming to a close, per NBC News President Noah Oppenheim. Deadline reports he on Tuesday announced in a memo to staff that she's made the decision to no longer co-host the 10am hour of the program with... More »

Matt Lauer's Replacement Is a Familiar Face

Hoda Kotb joins Savannah Guthrie, making all-female Today Show team

(Newser) - Hoda Kotb's morning just got a lot less leisurely. NBC News on Tuesday announced the 53-year-old would be replacing Matt Lauer as co-anchor of Today. She'll join Savannah Guthrie during the program's initial two hours and retain her slot with Kathie Lee Gifford during hour four. The... More »

Hoda Kotb Adopts Daughter

'Today' show host introduces her on morning show

(Newser) - Today show host Hoda Kotb says she has adopted a baby girl, the AP reports. The co-anchor of the fourth hour of the NBC morning program said in an emotional phone interview on the show Tuesday that she had adopted a newborn and named her Haley Joy. The 52-year-old Kotb... More »

Joan Rivers Gets Her Star-Studded Sendoff

Howard Stern pays tribute to 'crazy aunt at Bar Mitzvah'

(Newser) - No word on whether Meryl Streep is crying in five different accents , but Joan Rivers' funeral is under way at Temple Emanu-El in New York, and the private event is basically one rather large name-drop. Luminaries including Howard Stern, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Griffin, Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters, Kelly Osbourne,... More »

Kathie Lee, Cohort Ditch Makeup on Today

Co-anchors prove they're not afraid of HD

(Newser) - Kathie Lee Gifford and Today co-host Hoda Kotb offered viewers a rare sight this morning: They went without makeup on the fourth hour of the show. Rosie O'Donnell—the impetus for this after cracking jokes about Gifford's looks—joined them via Skype from her Sirius show. "It's a nice... More »

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