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At the Top Were Carson and Philbin, Letterman Says

Tribute calls fellow host 'always the best guest we ever had'

(Newser) - David Letterman has always idolized Johnny Carson. And Regis Philbin was in that exclusive club of TV hosts, Letterman said Saturday. "In the same category as Carson. Superlative," his statement said. "He was on our show a million times, always the best guest we ever had, charming,...

Kid Rock Helped Off Stage After Tirade

The singer-songwriter insults Oprah Winfrey, Joy Behar, and Kathie Lee Gifford

(Newser) - Warning: This story includes words uttered by Kid Rock. The singer-songwriter has yet again spewed vitriol at female celebrities, this time onstage at Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk Rock N' Roll Steakhouse in Nashville. "F--k Oprah!" he shouted earlier this week while "clearly intoxicated,"...

Jenna Bush Hager Is 'Frontrunner' to Replace Gifford

She's already a popular Today contributor

(Newser) - With Kathie Lee Gifford leaving the Today show after 11 years, one of the show's most popular contributors is the hot favorite to replace her. NBC execs are believed to be "strongly considering" Jenna Bush Hager, the younger of former President George W. Bush's twin daughters, to...

Pour One Out for Kathie Lee Gifford
Pour One Out for
Kathie Lee Gifford

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...

Jenna Bush Spills 'Wait, What?!' Secret on Grandma Barbara

Former first lady apparently only has 8 toes

(Newser) - If someone were to ever put together a biography on former first lady Barbara Bush entitled Everything You Never Knew (and Didn't Necessarily Want to Know) About Barbara Bush, it would now have to include a rather odd factoid supplied by her own granddaughter. The Hill reports that Jenna...

Kathie Lee Wants Everyone to Like Lauer Again

Pens open letter, gets entire 'Today' staff to sign

(Newser) - Things have not been great lately for Matt Lauer. Amid a press onslaught painting him as the bully who ousted Ann Curry from Today and rumors he might be on his way out , he at least has some pretty important people in his corner: his colleagues. Kathie Lee Gifford wrote...

Clueless Kathie Lee Asks Martin Short How Dead Wife Is

Get ready to cringe at Gifford's awkward gaffe

(Newser) - Oof: Kathie Lee Gifford had quite the awkward moment yesterday on the Today show, when she asked Martin Short about his relationship with his wife—not realizing, or remembering, that his wife died in 2010. "And he and Nancy have one of the greatest marriages of anybody in show...

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...

Michelle Sparks Hula Hoop Craze

 Michelle Sparks 
 Hula Hoop Craze 
WATCH The Copycats

Michelle Sparks Hula Hoop Craze

Newscasters can't resist getting in on the hip action

(Newser) - Michelle Obama has started a trend…at least among America's female newscasters. After the First Lady managed an impressive 142 rotations in a hula-hooping video that went viral, a score of “awkward female news anchors” just had to try it, notes Azaria Jagger on Gawker. Watch videos at left...

Top NYC Hotels for Cheaters
 Top NYC Hotels 
 for Cheaters 

Top NYC Hotels for Cheaters

Five sites of well-known sex scandals

(Newser) - New York has housed many a famous cheater in its fancy hotels—the Daily News lists the top five:
  • Four Seasons: Alex Rodriguez courted prostitutes here while still married to Cynthia, alleges Manhattan madam Kristin Davis.
  • Days Inn: Gov. David Paterson went the budget route at this $150-a-night hotel during

Your Guide to Today's Jacko Media Orgy

Let the 'freak show' begin

(Newser) - Surprisingly, the elephants entering Staples Center this morning aren’t there for the “Michael Jackson Memorial Orgy of Excess”—but for the circus, opening tomorrow. “That seems completely appropriate,” writes Lisa de Moraes for the Washington Post. As for today’s “freak show,” 16...

Kathie Lee Will Join Today : NBC
 Kathie Lee Will Join Today: NBC 

Kathie Lee Will Join Today: NBC

Veteran talk-show host returns to daytime April 7

(Newser) - Kathie Lee Gifford will rejoin morning TV on April 7, Variety reports, as a co-host of the fourth hour of NBC’s Today. Gifford, 54, will share duties with Hoda Kotb. Her kids grown, Gifford wrote on her website she's keen to return to the small screen "8 years...

Roseanne Eyed as New Rosie
Roseanne Eyed as New Rosie

Roseanne Eyed as New Rosie

She has a big enough mouth, if outspoken still suits "The View"

(Newser) - They can gab all they want about Elisabeth Hasselbeck's second pregnancy; it's Rosie's successor come June "The View" stalwarts are obsessing over. The Post claims the smart money is on Roseanne Barr—talk about typecasting—but other names circulating include Whoopi Goldberg, Connie Chung, and  Kathie Lee Gifford.

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