Kathie Lee & Hoda: Hoda Becomes a Mom (To a Dog)
Hoda said her new puppy, Blake, has been keeping her busy but she doesn’t mind. She said she feels like a new mom trying to take care of the dog. She is constantly worried about the puppy and she is always checking on him to make sure he is doing okay. She said everything has changed for her. When she would normally leave an Advil on the ground if she dropped it, she now has to find it because Blake could die if he ate it.
Even with all the running around with Blake, Hoda said it has pushed her to clean her home more because of all the the people who come over to see the dog.
Kathie Lee & Hoda: Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez Scuffle With Paparazzi
Halle Berry is probably fuming today after her run-in with the paprazzi. She, her fiance, Olivier Martinez, and her daughter, Nahla, were almost stampeded by the paparazzi as they tried to get in a car coming out of the airport. Halle Berry was screaming at them to stop because there was a child while Martinez took matters into his own hands and shoved a paparazzi away from his family.
Kathie Lee was disgusted by the paparazzi who would do this, pointing out there was a child with the two actors. She said it just isn’t right to subject a small child to all the flashes and the cameras going off in their face.
But it is the money that they are after. Kathie Lee said the paparazzi can make some big money taking photos of celebrities:
- $110,000 for a picture of Jennifer Aniston with Justin Theroux
- $200,000 for a picture of Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
- $500,000 for a picture of Blue Ivy Carter
Kathie Lee & Hoda: The Voice Review
The Voice aired another episode April 2 2013 and Hoda didn’t miss a second of the show. She said there were some great singers on the show but one of them didn’t even get a single judge to turn around for her.
Betsy Barta was the woman who didn’t get a single judge to turn around but it may have been because of her choice of song. She opted for an Adele song and you could tell the judges had put on their ugh-not-another-Adele-song faces and were not planning on spinning around, even if the young girl was an excellent singer.
The other singer who turned heads, and chairs, was the 17-year-old Savannah Berry who has been recording her own music and selling it on iTunes for some time now. She ended up going with Team Blake, who seemed the think she was the one who could win the whole competition.
Kathie Lee & Hoda: Rutgers Coach Mike Rice Fired
The Rutgers basketball coach, Mike Rice, was fired April 3 2013 after a video of him pushing, kicking and yelling derogatory homosexual terms at his players surfaced. At first the athletic department at the school suspended Rice for three games and actually fired the person who had filmed the videos, who is now suing for wrongful termination, but they went back on their decision and sent the coach packing.
Kathie Lee was betting this type of coaching happens all the time. She said schools are too focused on the money being brought in from athletics programs and less worried about the players in the program. She pointed out what happened at Penn State asking if anyone had even learned something from that scandal.
Kathie Lee & Hoda: Child Help Organization
Kathie Lee is a part of the Child Help Organization, an organization that is trying to raise awareness about the amount of child abuse and child neglect in America. Kathie Lee said when she began working with the organization, there were two children a day dying from child abuse but the number has risen to five a day since then.
Kathie Lee & Hoda: Dateline Moving To New Time
Dateline is moving to a new time on Wednesday nights, airing at 8 p.m. now, and Hoda has one of the first stories to be on the show. Dateline is covering a story that has it all, from love triangles to murder to plot twists you will not believe.
Kathie Lee & Hoda: Joy-Ful Cook Off
Kathie Lee and Hoda are looking for submissions for the next Joy-Ful Cook Off. They are looking for healthy lasagna recipes to share and the three chosen will be flown to the Today Show, and the winner will have their recipes featured on the Today Show website.