Today Show: Kathie Lee & Hoda
The Today Show hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb sported a variety of New Years gear on the set today, including 2012 glasses and Happy New Years hats. There were even cookies with all of the year’s biggest moments on them and both co-hosts enjoyed some pizza-flavored beer. Interesting choice!
Today Show: 2011 Popular Google Searches
Worry about missing the best things during the past year? Everyone uses Google for their searches, which makes it a great way to track the hottest trends of the year. Luckily, Kathie Lee & Hoda shared all of the 2011 Popular Google Searches with the audience and viewers at home.
Today Show: Harry Potter
The must see movie: “Harry Potter and Deathly Hollows, Part 2”. I loved all of the movies, which were based on a great book series, and certainly agree with this choice.
Today Show: Steve Jobs
The bestselling book: “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson. Jobs was one of the true innovators during the tech revolution and the book was well received by critics.
Today Show: Adele
A few entertainers also made a big splash. Adele ended up with the most downloaded song for “Rolling in the Deep” and album for “21”.
Today Show: Justin Bieber
Not surprisingly, Google’s most searched person was Justin Bieber, who just released the holiday CD “Under the Mistletoe”. The most searched haircut and top trending topic on Twitter? Also Mr. Bieber. He’s undoubtedly had a monster year!
Today Show: Google Most Searched Recipe
Google’s most searched recipe: chicken, i.e. how long and what temperature to cook it.
Today Show: Google Most Searched “Do it Yourself”
The most searched “Do it Yourself” project? Putting glitter on shoes — now that’s a shocking choice.
Today Show: Escaping Unwanted Conversations
Ever want to escape that never-ending conversation with someone at a holiday party? Disengage before you get reeled in, experts say; simply tell the person you have to go. Kathie Lee’s go-to excuse: “I’m so sorry, I have to go to the lady’s room”. Hoda prefers to pass along a talker to another poor guest with a quick: “oh my god, do you know so and so”? She then quickly exits the situation. Smooth move, Hoda.
Experts also support saying: “let me let you go.” The quick phrase makes it look like you’re being gracious to them. At the end of the day, some people just don’t get it. Those are the people that everyone walks backwards from, but they don’t catch the cues.