Kathie Lee & Hoda: The Scoop
Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb are back on The Today Show after a weekend off and they dived right into the news that we may have missed! Today’s Talk is filled with many stories, as Kathie Lee and Hoda give us The Scoop.
Lester Holt & Hoda: Weekend Today Co-Host
Over the weekend, Hoda Kotb was a guest host on Weekend Today with Lester Holt. Around the 8:00 a.m. hour, a special caller calls into the show…Kathie Lee! She was calling in just to wish Hoda luck on the show and ask her if she is cheating on her and leaving their show. Hoda says, no way because there is no wine here! Kathie Lee says speak for yourself…oh, these winos! Lester and the other co-hosts brought out a plate of wine and cocktails for Hoda to enjoy.
Kathie Lee & Hoda: Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her 60th year reigning as monarch and with that comes her Diamond Jubilee celebration, which started over the weekend. Queen Elizabeth II took a ferry over the weekend in freezing temperatures and rain, but still one million people came out for the Diamond Jubilee. Not once did the Queen put on a coat during the ferry ride. The celebration continues tonight with a big concert in Buckingham Palace featuring Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, and many more stars.
US Olympic Gymnast Shawn Johnson Retiring
Shawn Johnson, an Olympic gymnast for the United States, has announced that she will be retiring from the sport at the ripe age of 20. Shawn Johnson suffered a knee injury a couple years ago due to a skiing accident and has been trying for a comeback at this summer’s London 2012 Olympic Games, but has found it too difficult and will be retiring. Her plans are to go to college…such a sad story.
Olivia Culpo Won Miss USA
The 2012 Miss USA Pageant was held last night on NBC and the new winner is Rhode Island cellist, Olivia Culpo. During the question portion, Olivia Culpo was asked via Twitter if it was okay for transgendered people to compete in the pageant? Hoda Kotb summarized her answer as saying that if they have had all the surgeries and feel the way they do, why not let them compete? During the show, the contestants, Donald Trump and hosts Andy Cohen and Giuliana Rancic all participated in a lip dub of Carly Rae Jepsen’s hit song, “Call Me Maybe.” Kathie Lee and Hoda showed a little clip…it was kind of funny. They proceed to talk about Giuliana Rancic and her struggles she has had recently with breast cancer. Hoda said she recently saw her and her husband, Bill Rancic, at the gym and running full-force on the treadmill. It’s a great comeback story for Giuliana…good for her…getting stronger everyday.
Can You Ask A Neighbor Not To Smoke On His Porch?
Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb discussed a topic from the Social Q’s section of the New York Times…the question this week was: Can you ask a neighbor not to smoke on his porch? A couple was purchasing a townhouse when they saw the neighbor out on his porch smoking. Would you say something to the neighbor? Kathie Lee said she would go to the superintendent of the building, because she is allergic to smoke. Kathie Lee said she had a friend who was having trouble with barking dogs and has heard of a spray to use to keep the dogs away.