It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of The Today Show’s Fourth Hour With Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. Everything about it, from Kathie Lee’s dizzy charm, to her hilariously offensive Hoda jabs, their ridiculous and often inane conversations – like the time Hoda spent exactly 4.2 minutes (I counted) talking about the perils of booking airfare online – to the their big “breaking” stories (re: “Sexting: A National Epidemic”), making them the oddest odd couple on morning TV. I feel like I know them. They remind me of the two cool aunts I never had, who’d take you out for your 16th birthday and get you drunk, and then never tell your parents. But I’m not the only one who loves them, the writers at Saturday Night Live seem to have a thing for the duo as well.
This week Kathie Lee has been on vacation with her family in Florida, and Billy Bush is filling in. Boo. I’m missing their chemistry. And despite all his attempts at femininity, Billy Bush talking about his “man boobs” is really not doing it for me. Come back soon Kathie Lee!
WATCH AND LEARN:
If you’re not familiar with the delight I feel watching The Fourth Hour, check out Hoda and Kathie Lee in this video talking about World Nude Day. Who will be wearing Fundies on Valentines Day?!
PLACE YOUR BETS:
The new cast of Dancing With The Stars was just announced and people are already making predictions! On ABC’s communnity board, anyname2000 said she’s rooting for Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson, saying “I thinks she’s delightful and I’m guessing Latin will be her strong suit. Shawn will struggle with those long lovely lines we’ve seen from Brooke or Stacey in Ballroom. If it was Nastia, I would guess the exact opposite.”
Apparently Creed from The Office used to be a backup guitarist for a band in the 60s called The Grass Roots. Check out the hair!
PEOPLE ARE TALKING: