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Hoda Kotb Talks About Having A Boyfriend At Age 47

“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 »

Kathie Lee & Hoda Do “Today” Without Makeup


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 »

Bold 2010 Fashion Prediction: “No Rules!”


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 »

Would You Hate Your Parents If They Named You Marijuana Pepsi?


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 »

John Krasinski Makes Our Friday Even Better


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 »

Rumer Willis Bakes Pies, Cries On Command


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 »

Glamour’s Plus-Sized Model Visits “Today”

Glamour has received loads of praise after publishing a photo in their September issue of plus-sized model, Lizzie Miller. Lizzie, along with Glamour‘s editor-in-chief, Cindi Lieve, was on “Today” this morning to talk about the positive response to the photo — which shows Miller naked, with un-airbrushed stomach pudge — and Lieve vowed that her magazine would be including more models like Miller in the future. Sounds amazing, but we’ll believe it when we see it! Keep reading »

Shortsgate: Michelle Obama Dares To Bare Her Legs!

Oh holy hell. First Lady Michelle Obama has caught some flack for daring to wear shorts while on vacation with her family at the Grand Canyon in 100+ degree heat. (Emphasis all mine because I cannot fathom the absurdity.) This morning on “The Today Show,” The Washington Post‘s Robin Givhan and Mary Tomer, author of the upcoming book Mrs. O: The Face Of Fashion Democracy, discussed the brouhaha over Mrs. O wearing above-the-knee (GASP!) shorts. Apparently, some see this as her, I dunno, giving the middle finger to propriety and tradition since the look is so casual. The whole thing made me mega-stabby, especially since Lauer can’t help but acknowledge how ridiculous it is that they are even discussing the topic. If Obama had been wearing, say, a khaki skirt, would people have cared to comment? If the shorts had been below the knee, would that have been OK, or would the chatter then be about her looking frumpy? Also, isn’t there, like, a health-care debate going on? Keep reading »

The Today Show’s Kathie Lee And Hoda Are In The Closet

Is it bizarre that I have a major case of closet envy? I know, I know, but, really—check out these shots of Kathie Lee and Hoda’s dressing rooms, after the jump! Keep reading »

Matt Lauer Is Totally OK With Your 15-Year-Old Running Around Naked

This morning on “Today,” Matt, Meredith, and Al (do they even need last names anymore?) were introducing a segment about kids running around naked during the summertime. Meredith asked, “At what age does it become inappropriate?” and Matt, pausing to think for a sec, responded, “Sixteen?” Eww? Clip of the awkies moment above! Keep reading »

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