Today: Steven Tyler & J Lo Quit American Idol | Protein Pancake Recipe


Kathie Lee and Hoda with The Scoop

Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb had The Scoop on The Today Show with topics ranging from shakeup at American Idol to Celeste Holm dead at 95 to Costas Inn Crab Cakes review and much more.

Kathie Lee & Hoda: Paul Sikes Performance

Kathie Lee and Hoda had The Scoop and talked about Celeste Holm dead at 95, protein pancake recipe, Costas Inn Crab Cakes and much more.

Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb had The Scoop on The Today Show and talked about Celeste Holm dead at 95, protein pancake recipe, Costas Inn Crab Cakes and much more.


On July 13 2012, Paul Sikes performed on The Today Show in a new segment called Today’s Spotlight, which puts a spotlight on up-and-coming stars that Kathie Lee and Hoda find during their travels. Since his performance, Sikes’ album, Craft: By Paul Sikes,  is number 10 on the singer/songwriter charts on iTunes.

Kathie Lee & Hoda: Officials Silence Springsteen and McCartney

In London, the officials pulled the plug on Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney because they went a half hour past the noise ordinance. Paul McCartney joined Bruce Springsteen on stage at his concert and they started jamming out to Beatles songs. There is a noise ordinance and the people that live nearby don’t like all the ruckus. Springsteen is notorious for going way over and giving long concerts.

Steven Tyler & J Lo Quit American Idol

Steven Tyler announced he is leaving American Idol and then the next day, Jennifer Lopez announced she is leaving as well. Kathie Lee said the ratings are down 20% and some say it is a sinking ship, but they do still get great ratings. Choices for replacements are Mariah Carey, Adam Lambert, Fergie and many others being mentioned. Aretha Franklin said she would do it.


Kathie Lee & Hoda: Celeste Holm Dead At 95

Celeste Holm passed away at the age of 95. Holm was a Broadway and film star and won an Oscar for Gentlemen’s Agreement.

Kathie Lee & Hoda: Women Smarter Than Men

A new study said that women are smarter than men. James Flynn, an IQ expert, looked at IQ tests from around the world and women have outscored men.

Kathie Lee & Hoda: Lying Eyes

A study said eyes don’t betray lies. They say your eyes flash for a second when you lie to someone. Also, people look up and to the left when lying.

Kathie Lee & Hoda: Bejeweled Review

For her Favorite Thing, Hoda said if you want to waste a lot of time in your house alone, download the Bejeweled app. She said you could be on a plane for six hours playing this game. It’s the best game. It is $3.99 from the iTunes app store.

Kathie Lee & Hoda: Costas Inn Crab Cakes Review

For her Favorite Thing, Kathie Lee brought in Costas Inn Crab Cakes. She said they don’t put too much bread in it, it is all crab meat. So good. Costas Inn has the greatest crabs.

Kathie Lee & Hoda: Joy Bauer Protein Pancake Recipe

For her Favorite Thing, Sara Haines brought in Joy Bauer’s Protein Pancake. She said it is under 350 calories and makes one big pancake and so good.


  • 1/2 cup(s) oats, rolled, quick cooking
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon sugar, granulated, (may use sugar substitute if diabetic)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, ground (optional)


  1. Coat a skillet with oil spray and preheat over medium heat
  2. Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl
  3. Pour the mixture onto the skillet and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown, on each side
  4. For a moister pancake, cover the skillet with a lid while the pancake is cooking


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