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Kathie Lee Gifford Moves On Following Husband's Death

9/22/2015 9:11am EDT
Kathie Lee GIfford
Kathie Lee Gifford has taken off her wedding ring seven weeks after the death of her husband Frank Gifford. The pair was married for 29 years. Frank, 84, died in August of natural causes.

A source told Radar Online that Kathie Lee is open to dating again and thinks she would have Frank's blessing. "Frank would want her to fall in love again," the insider said.

On Sunday, Frank's former team played tribute to the football great during a ceremony at Giants Stadium. Kathie Lee shared some photos from the event during the "Today" show on Monday.

She explained, "Cassidy and Cody went with m...

Kathie Lee Sheds Tears On 'Today' Show

8/18/2015 8:35am EDT
Kathie Lee Gifford's 'Today' Show Return Amidst Tears, Talk Of L
Kathie Lee Gifford returned to the "Today Show" desk on Monday for the first time since her husband Frank Gifford's untimely death on Aug. 9.

"He would want you to know that he died in complete peace," Gifford said of her late husband, who died at the age of 84.

"He knew every sin he had committed was forgiven," she revealed.

"I want to thank everybody for your love and your texts and your Tweets, and just the outpouring has been extraordinary," she then remarked of the support she received from fans and friends around the world.

"It's a heck of a way to find out how loved you are. Bel...

Frank Gifford Dies At 84

8/9/2015 6:10pm EDT
Frank Gifford, Hall Of Famer And Husband Of Kathie Lee, Dead At
Pro Football Hall of Famer and husband of talk show host Kathie Lee Gifford, Frank Gifford, has died. He was 84.

According to a report by ABC News, his family said Gifford died suddenly at his Connecticut home of natural causes early in the morning.

A star on both offense and defense in an era when NFL players were starting to specialize, Gifford went on to a successful second career as a broadcaster on "Monday Night Football," said the story published by ABC News.

Gifford was the NFL's Most Valuable Player in 1956 when he led the New York Giants to a league championship.

"It is with th...

Regis & Kathie Lee: Together Again!

7/9/2015 9:26pm EDT
Regis And Kathie Lee Reunite As Philbin Joins 'Today' Show's Fou
The King and Queen of morning television are together again!

It was announced on Thursday's edition of 'Today' on NBC that Regis Philbin, who has made guest appearances in recent months on the fourth hour of the program, will be joining the show as a special contributor.

The move means Philbin will now be appearing next to former co-star Kathie Lee Gifford on a regular basis.

Philbin and Gifford dominated the morning airwaves on 'Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee' from 1985 to 2000 on ABC. Gifford left 'Live' to spend more time with her family in 2000, and Philbin followed suit in 2011.


Kris Jenner Is Proud Of Niece Cassidy, Posts Clip From 'The Gallows'

6/15/2015 9:07am EDT
Kathie Lee Gifford's Daughter Cassidy To Make Horror Film Debut
Kathie Lee Gifford's daughter Cassidy is starring in an upcoming horror film, and guess who's promoting the young starlet? Her "Aunt" Kris Jenner.

"Hey beauties!!!" "The Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star wrote on Instagram last week. "Follow my niece @cassidygiff she is amazing and her new movie comes out July 10th!!!! Annndddd you're welcome!!!!! #family #love #beautiful #proudmama xoxoxoxoxo."

Jenner posted a clip of Cassidy, 21, from the trailer of "The Gallows." Cassidy is featured in a haunting red light with a noose around her neck. "Every school has its spirit," the clip ominou...

Kathie Lee Gifford 'Shocked' By Bruce Jenner's Confession

4/28/2015 10:43am EDT
Kathie Lee Gifford Says She Was 'Shocked' By Bruce Jenner's Tran
Kathie Lee Gifford has been good friends with the Jenner family for years, but she admitted on the "Today" show on Monday morning that she was "shocked" when her pal Bruce Jenner revealed to her that he was transitioning from a man to a woman.

"I never saw this coming," she told co-host Hoda Kotb.

Gifford and her husband Frank Gifford are godparents to Kendall and Kylie Jenner, and Kathie Lee had a heart-to-heart conversation with Bruce before his interview with Diane Sawyer aired on Friday night in which he delcared, "I am a woman."

"We all want to know how to go forward. We all want to...

Matt Lauer Dons Famous 'Baywatch' Swimsuit For 'Today' Halloween Event - See More Pics!

10/31/2013 5:00pm EDT
The Today Show
Carrying on their annual Halloween tradition, the members of "The Today Show" morning team donned various costumes during the a.m. broadcast.

Matt Lauer made a particularly entertaining entrance as Pamela Anderson from "Baywatch." He donned the show's signature red swimsuit complete with fake breasts and a platinum blonde wig. He even jumped around in slow motion for the crowd.

Lauer's co-anchors shared the television show theme by dressing up as iconic characters from programs including "The A Team," "The Flintstones" and "Laverne & Shirley."

Check out more "Today" costumes...


Johnny Carson's Second Wife Denies Cheating Allegations In New Biography

10/9/2013 11:52am EDT
Johnny Carson
Late late night TV host Johnny Carson's wife has denied allegations that she cheated on him with former NFL star Frank Gifford.

Henry Bushkin, who represented Carson for 18 years, claims in his new biography, "Johnny Carson", that he and the host once broke into Carson's second wife Joanne Copeland's apartment when the host suspected her of having an affair behind his back.

"I have reason to believe my wife is cheating on me. I also have an idea who the son of a b**ch is that she's shacking up with," Bushkin claims Carson told him.

Carson was also allegedly packing heat: "I was shocked t...

Kathie Lee & Hoda End Their On-Air Booze Ban

2/7/2013 12:07pm EST
Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb
Daytime talk show hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb ended their on-air sobriety yesterday with a booze fest.

The pair was challenged in early January to refrain from drinking during the show by Ladies Home Journal. The two generally drink through the show, which airs from 11 am to noon.

"We have a big dilemma … I think we should have gone for February, the short month, but apparently, it’s January," bemoaned Kathie Lee.

Of course, the two were allowed to drink off-camera and in their private lives. Apparently, the one hour ban was enough to make them cranky. Today host Savannah Guth...

Kathie Lee Gifford Recalls Taylor Shift Crashing Wedding - Swift's Rep Denies Reports

8/24/2012 2:02pm EDT
Taylor Swift
A spokesperson for Taylor Swift has denied rumors she crashed a wedding over the weekend, even though the mother of the bride and Kathie Lee Gifford both said she did.

The singer attended the marriage of Kyle Kennedy and Liam Kerr in Boston, Massachusetts on Saturday with her rumored new boyfriend Conor Kennedy.

However, the bride's mother Victoria Gifford Kennedy claims Swift was not invited to the event at the city's Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel and was asked to leave.

She told the Boston Herald, "They (Swift and Kennedy) texted me an hour before the wedding and asked if they could com...

Regis Philbin & Kathie Lee Gifford May Reunite On 'Today'

6/27/2012 8:23am EDT
Regis Philbin
Rumors are swirling that former co-hosts Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford may reunite for a special appearance on NBC's "Today" in order to distract viewers from certain other issues with the morning show.

The idea is to reportedly deflect attention from Ann Curry's certain departure. Since Curry took over from Meredith Vieira ratings have dropped, and many have complained about her lack of chemistry with co-host Matt Lauer.

Curry is expected to take home at least $10 million per a contract she signed last year. Reportedly, Curry is holding out for $20 million as she's only one year i...

Martin Short Accepts Kathie Lee Gifford's Apology

5/31/2012 11:18pm EDT
Martin Short
Actor Martin Short has accepted presenter Kathie Lee Gifford's apology after she quizzed him about his marriage to his late wife during a live TV interview on Wednesday.

The funnyman was a guest on breakfast show Today when host Gifford began probing his personal life and praising Short's long marriage to tragic Nancy Dolman, clearly unaware she had died two years ago.

Short handled the uncomfortable chat with grace and skirted over the questions on air, prompting a mortified Gifford to take to her account to acknowledge the insensitive blunder later that day.

And owning up t...

Martin Short Handled Kathie Lee Gifford Blunder With 'Grace'

5/30/2012 4:16pm EDT
Kathie Lee Gifford
Actor Martin Short brushed off marriage questions from TV presenter Kathie Lee Gifford during a live show on Wednesday - because his tragic wife Nancy Dolman died two years ago.

The funnyman was promoting his upcoming movie Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted on the morning program Today when conversation turned toward his personal life.

However, interviewer Gifford failed to conduct proper research and she applauded Short's long-lived marriage to comedienne Dolman, who lost her battle with cancer in 2010, setting the stage for a very awkward chat.

But gracious Short kept his cool, skirti...

Kathie Lee Gifford Shows Off Her Beautiful Teen Daughter Cassidy At 'War Horse' Premiere

12/5/2011 2:50pm EST
Kathie Lee & Cassidy Gifford
Kathie Lee Gifford and her daughter Cassidy, 17, attended the "War Horse" premiere in New York City on Sunday. It's no surprise that Kathie Lee's daughter is so pretty considering her mom was once a beauty queen. She represented Maryland in the America's Junior Miss pageant in 1970.

Back in September Cassidy and reality star Kendall Jenner modeled for Sherri Hill on the catwalk during New York Fashion Week.

We have a feeling we'll be seeing more of Cassidy in the future.

Cassidy on the runway:

Regis Philbin Signs Off Live After 28 Years

11/18/2011 11:28am EST
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In the end, it wasn't just Regis and Kelly, or Regis and Kathie Lee ... it felt more like Regis and everybody. After some 16,000 hours in front of a television camera, Regis Philbin signed off Live! with Regis and Kelly Friday morning.

Ending a 28-year run, the "Farewell Special" began oddly ...

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After Hurricane Irene Most People Would Want Ellen DeGeneres To Entertain Them If They Ever Lost Power Again

9/8/2011 7:20pm EDT
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Millions of Americans along the east coast of the U.S. were affected last week as Hurricane Irene tore through their towns and cities, wreaking havoc with high winds & flooding and ultimately cutting off power to nearly six million people for several days.

While many were set apart from the outside world with no telephones, cell phones or internet service, people had to find a way to pass the time without their everyday amenities. And if it happened again most say they'd want daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres to be there with them.

Ellen was tops in a recent poll by GE Generator Syst...

Gene Simmons And Shannon Tweed Romance Unraveling?

6/13/2011 4:21pm EDT
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Rocker Gene Simmons' long-term romance with Shannon Tweed is in trouble after the former Playboy model confessed live on TV their relationship has "pretty much unraveled."

The couple, parents to 22-year-old son Nick and 18-year-old daughter Sophie, has lived together since 1985. Simmons and Tweed currently star alongside each other on reality TV show Gene Simmons Family Jewels.

However, new footage from the sixth season of the program, which premieres on Tuesday, shows Tweed confronting Simmons about a photo of the rocker posing outside a Hollywood restaurant with two young blondes on h...

An Insider's Look At Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt's Big, Happy Family

3/25/2011 10:24pm EDT
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From close encounters with alligators to organized chaos at home, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt make the most of their time with their six children – Maddox, 9; Pax, 7; Zahara, 6; Shiloh, 4; and twins Viv and Knox, 2. "The kids are the constant in their lives," a friend tells PEOPLE in this week's issue. "They do so much that is organized around them."

The clan happily cruised along the bayou in a flat-bottomed aluminum swamp boat at the Honey Island Swamp near New Orleans on March 19th. While shocked tourists did double takes, the Jolie-Pitt kids "got a kick out of the alligators," says...

Michael Douglas Wins Cancer Battle

1/10/2011 8:10pm EST
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Michael Douglas has battled cancer and won.

The movie veteran will reveal all in a candid chat he has recorded for The Today show, which will air on Tuesday morning.

The actor reveals he's feeling "good" and "relieved" after his six-month fight with stage four throat cancer.

He says, "The tumor is gone, but I have to check out on a monthly basis now to maintain... I think the odds are, with the tumor gone and what I know about this particular type of cancer, I've got it beat... It'll take a couple of months of getting checked out."

Douglas reveals he's lost 32 pounds and now he's endeav...

Reese Witherspoon Talks About Her Break From Acting & Her Love Life

12/10/2010 12:20am EST
Reese Witherspoon
It's been two years since Reese Witherspoon, who won a Best Actress Oscar in 2006 for Walk the Line, has graced a movie, unless you count her voicing a nearly 50-foot-tall animated woman in Monsters vs. Aliens. But while moviegoers may feel like she's been away for a while, Witherspoon has shot three movies that will hit theaters over the next year. In How Do You Know (rated PG-13, opening Dec. 17), she's an Olympic-caliber softball player whose career has hit a wall and who finds herself caught romantically between a rakish star pitcher (Owen Wilson) and a broke businessman (Paul Rudd). It...

Miranda Cosgrove To Make Live TV Debut On Labor Day 'Today Show'

9/3/2010 6:00pm EDT
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Nickelodeon and Columbia Records' star Miranda Cosgrove will make her live tv performance debut on "The Today Show" this Labor Day - and fans can win tickets to be there!

Miranda will perform three songs for a "Today Show" outdoor concert in Rockefeller Center on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6, and fans in the New York City area have the chance to win VIP tickets to the concert and attend an exclusive meet & greet with Miranda. Fans who don't win free tickets are still welcome to come down and see Miranda perform, and advance fan passes are also available through the "Today Show's" web site.

Katy Perry Is All About Lollipops, Cotton Candy And Matt Lauer

8/27/2010 2:15pm EDT
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It was lollipops and fluffy clouds for Katy Perry in concert on NBC's "Today Show" this morning. The pop star wore a pink sequined bodysuit with a ballet skirt. Whatever dream world she's living in, we want to go there!

The singer donated free pillows and blankets to fans who camped out to see her perform in New York City.

Fans began lining up to see the singer days in advance - and she decided to thank them for their loyalty by ordering customized cushions and quilts with her name printed on them.

Our friends over at PopEater heard that Katy has a little crush on 'Today Show' host Matt...

They'll Let Anybody Write A Book These Days

7/17/2010 10:55am EDT
Celebrity Books
2010 has been a big year so far for celebrity authors. Big-screen actors, reality TV stars, musicians and other celebs have been pimping their self-help tomes, novels, and children's books.

Most recently, "Real Housewives" star Bethenny Frankel released "Skinnygirl Dish: Easy Recipes For Your Naturally Thin Life," Hugh Hefner's ex Kendra Wilkinson publicized "Sliding Into Home" and "American Idol" runner-up David Archuleta pimped "Chords of Strength: A Memoir of Soul, Song and the Power of Perseverance."

But there have been so many more just this year alone! Check 'em out!

Jennifer Love...

Lady Gaga Performed On 'The Today Show'; Stopped Traffic

7/9/2010 5:20pm EDT
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga brought traffic in her native New York City to a halt on Friday when more than 20,000 devotees crowded the streets to watch the star perform a free show in the rain.

The "Poker Face" singer took to the stage as part of The Today Show's Summer Concert Series and played a handful of songs, including her hit "Bad Romance" and new single "Alejandro."

Gaga also treated fans to a rendition of standard Someone To Watch Over Me and a new track, titled You and I, during which she writhed around on top of a grand piano in the middle of Rockefeller Center as the skies opened and the rain b...

Celebrity Birthdays, August 16

8/16/2009 3:00am EDT
Happy Birthday to Franz Ferdinand bassist Robert Hardy (1980), singer Vanessa Carlton (1980), actor George Stults (1975), "The 40 Year-Old Virgin" star Steve Carell (1963), actor Timothy Hutton (1960), pop queen Madonna (1958), actress Angela Bassett (1958), "Titanic" director James Cameron (1954), singer/actress Kathie Lee Gifford (1953), "Family Matters" actor Reginald VelJohnson (1952), actress Lesley Ann Warren (1946), actress Julie Newmar (1933), singer Eydie Gorme (1931), actor Robert Culp (1930), and actress Ann Blyth (1928).

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Tori Spelling Is Still Very Skinny

7/20/2009 3:19pm EDT
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Tori Spelling is co-hosting NBC's "Today" show with Kathie Lee Gifford for three days, filling in for Hoda Kotb. Compared to Kathie Lee, Tori looks like toothpick. What do you think? See more photos after the jump...

Image © AP Photo/Richard Drew

In May, Tori blamed the media for her weight loss, saying she felt pressured to slim down after giving birth. She said, "The first time I went out after I had Liam, the paparazzi were around and I remember trying to hold my stomach in, even though my muscles were shot to hell..."

Image © AP Photo/Richard Drew

Tori has assured her f...

Slideshow: This Week's Celebrity Cougars

5/2/2009 11:50am EDT
Ann Archer
These ladies are in their 40s, 50s & 60s and boy do they look good. They stepped out this week for various star-studded events looking very svelte, in our opinion.

What do you think of the over-40-and-fabulous set? Let us know in the comments!

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Save Money. Live Better. (Today's Links)

2/27/2009 6:30pm EST
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Check out some of the best links and viral videos found around the web today. And be sure to visit our On the Web section where we're constantly adding interesting links all the time.

YOU can even add links to stuff you find out there now, like interesting articles, cool YouTube videos, strange news, interesting photo galleries, and, well, just about anything!

The five most unintentionally gay horror movies. Not that there's anything wrong with that. - Cracked

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Lady Gaga Does 'The Today Show' (Video)

12/18/2008 5:00pm EST
Lady Gaga
In the midst of a crazy tour schedule, Lady Gaga made time to stop by The Today Show and interview with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb! Hear what she has to say about music, fame, and fashion!

Plus, watch as she teaches the ladies some of her hottest dance moves!


Lady Gaga's outrageous ode to yuletide merriment just arrived on iTunes! Get your own copy of "Christmas Tree" featuring Space Cowboy!

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Celebrity Birthdays, August 16

8/16/2008 3:00am EDT
Happy Birthday to Franz Ferdinand bassist Robert Hardy (1980), singer Vanessa Carlton (1980), actor George Stults (1975), "The 40 Year-Old Virgin" star Steve Carell (1963), actor Timothy Hutton (1960), pop queen Madonna (1958), actress Angela Bassett (1958), "Titanic" director James Cameron (1954), singer/actress Kathie Lee Gifford (1953), "Family Matters" actor Reginald VelJohnson (1952), actress Lesley Ann Warren (1946), actress Julie Newmar (1933), singer Eydie Gorme (1931), football legend Frank Gifford (1930), actor Robert Culp (1930), actress Ann Blyth (1928), and British writer/soldi...