I should probably be upfront and just make it clear from the get-go that I am not a Sarah Palin fan. But I watched her hosting gig on “The Today Show” anyway this morning, and found it to be about a 6 out of 10 on the pain scale. Still droppin’ her Gs? Check! Still crowing about the “lamestream media” (on a “lamestream media” show an hour before co-hosting that same “lamestream media” show)? Check! But it was not all bad. I found it refreshing that, during a discussion about Jessica Simpson’s pregnancy weight gain, Palin was the only person on the panel — which included “Today”‘s resident medical expert and that misogynist blowhard Donny Deutsch — that said how much weight a pregnant woman gains is none of our gosh darn business.
Still, the most cringe-worthy, and therefore most entertaining moment for me was when Palin started talkin’ family values with newly pregnant Tori Spelling. (Spelling, for the record, has an infant and two other children; she joked that her latest pregnancy is proof that you can conceive while breastfeeding.) Palin literally kind of fawned over her, praising her for “living life vibrantly” — whatever that means — and serving as a “good inspiration for others.” Anyway, it was an odd pairing. Watch a clip above!
You know, just a couple of bros, talkin’ about always wearing a rubber. How old is Zac Efron? Is my crush on him inappropriate? Please advise.
Oh hey, who’s that with the great bouncy waves? Wait, that’s me! This morning, I appeared on “The Today Show” with my spirit guides, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, to talk about online dating. I was joined by Ian Kerner, a sex and relationships expert and the author of the book She Comes First, one of my favorite sex advice books. Richard Simmons does not make an appearance, but our interaction before the segment gave me an additional boost of energy and excitement. (In short, he fluffed me.) Check it out!
Thank you, Kathie Lee Gifford, for all the joy you’ve brought us this year on “The Today Show.” Thank you for day drinking and doing silly things. And thank you for this one last “der” moment, where you reference a blow job without even knowing it by mistakenly thinking “BJ” stands for “before Jay” (Hoda’s new boyfriend). I’m sure Hoda Kotb and Jay thank you as well. [Perez Hilton]
“I was a little nervous, I have to say! ‘Cause it doesn’t matter your age. You’re still bringing your boyfriend home to meet your mom, and it’s still weird … [I'm not the] clingy Velcro girlfriend type at all … You just don’t ever expect it at this stage of your life. I didn’t expect someone would look at me the way he looks at me. And in fact, I don’t think I’ve ever been looked at like that in my life, quite frankly.”
—Hoda Kotb of “The Today Show” just made us say “awwwww” while talking about bringing her boyfriend, lawyer Jay Blumenkopf, home to meet her parents at age 47. So, so sweet. Also, could a person have a more lawyerly name than ‘Jay Blumenkopf’? [People] Keep reading »
This morning, during the millionth hour of “The Today Show,” Kathie Lee and Hoda, ever on trend, decided to go sans fards
, like so many recent fashion cover models. Apparently, however, the idea came about because Rosie O’Donnell pointed out that she thought Kathie Lee had been looking differently lately, implying she had some cosmetic work done. During the makeup-less segment, Kathie Lee encourages Rosie to look for scars as evidence. Meanwhile, Hoda said she felt liberated by the experience. All of this gave me an idea, one I have not shared with the rest of the staff until just now — someday, in the near future, The Frisky will be run for a day sans fards.
Stay tuned! Keep reading »
The style predictions for 2010 are pouring in as fast as suggestions for how we pronounce the year
. We’re partial to Bobbie Thomas’ recent appearance on “The Today Show” because she made a rather dramatic statement: For 2010, “there are no rules!” she declared. Ah, excellent, so maybe that means the above segment is null and void? (Also, gee whiz, we’ve never heard that one before.) Maybe fashion in ’10 will be more ’09ish than we’ve anticipated after all. Keep reading »
We poke a lot of fun at celebrities who give their kids wacky names like Apple and Pilot Inspektor and Sparrow Midnight, but normal people give their kids — and themselves! — ridiculous monikers as well. “Today” had a hilarious segment this morning about average Americans with wacky names like “Marijuana Pepsi.” Soooo, following that line of thinking, maybe I should name my kid after my two favorite ingestibles — Mac ‘N’ Cheese Diet Coke! Keep reading »
It’s Friday (Hallelujah!), and what better way to celebrate than with a minute or two of the adorable John Krasinski (swoon
)? Everyone’s favorite Tall Glass of Water stopped by “Today” this morning to talk about his new movie, “Brief Interviews With Hideous Men,” monkeys on space shuttles, and his upcoming wedding to the lucky, lucky Emily Blunt. Clip above. Keep reading »
This morning, Rumer Willis stopped by the fourth hour of “Today” — otherwise known as the hour that Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee get drunk and talk to “stars” that aren’t famous enough to be on the show during the first three hours when more than just bloggers and unemployed people watch. Anyway, it seems someone gave Rumer a job — a role in a horror movie called “Sorority Row” (at first I thought it was called “Sorority, No,” which would have been a more appropriate title) and she was on the show this morning to promote it (sporting a pretty weave, I might add). From the looks of the trailer, I’m guessing the flick is going to go straight to DVD, and I can’t imagine anyone was shocked when Rumor admitted she’s never had any formal acting training. Still, Kathie Lee seems sure this is all the beginning of a “terrific career.” And if things don’t take off with the acting, the self-described “Betty Crocker” can always go into the pie-baking business. So, is anyone going to watch her movie? Keep reading »