If memory serves, this was the show during which the horrible Kathy Lee Gifford was the first guest and dug in her heels and refused to leave because she had so many "important" things to say. As a result, Eddie came flying on near the end of the show and talked double-speed to make the most of his five minutes. Either that or Dave's green room serves a powerful espresso.
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05.12.2008 - Zach Levi shared a stage this morning with Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford. Upon returning, the ladies pointed out that Chuck is always keeping secrets. Is Levi good at keeping secrets? He says yes, but only when they're important. When it comes to surprises, however, he tends to be too eager for people to experience and enjoy them and ends up spilling the beans. When asked if he's currently seeing anyone, Levi answered, "I'm dating my X-Box."
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Pop quiz on The Today Show! Which of these Super Bowl snacks are better to nibble on? Dr. Madelyn Fernstrom tests hosts Kathy Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb.
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It’s the emancipation of Mimi…well, Mimi’s babies. Mariah Carey and husband Nick Cannon gave birth to twins – a boy and a girl. But the birth isn’t what’s grabbing headlines- it’s the babies’ names. Talk show host Wendy Wiliams helps explain.
“The little boy’s name is Moroccan Scott (LAUGHTER). Look, apparently at Mariah’s apartment, she’s got a room with Moroccan-themed décor, and that is allegedly the room where Nick asked her to marry him. His nickname will be Roc (LAUGHTER).”
As for the girl? Well she’ll be called Monroe – or “Roe” for short – after Mariah’s idol, Marilyn Monroe. A blogger for the Philadelphia Inquirer tries to find the upside for the Cannon kids.
“He … becomes the first child ever to be named after riad architecture … [and] Monroe Cannon … would be a great name for a fireballing lefty from Louisiana.”
It’s not like these out-of-the-box names were unexpected. As ITN asks, why can’t celebs just pick normal names?
“We are loving the Kardashian-style ‘M’-theme, but the jury’s still out on the actual names ... But, Mariah, what’s wrong with Martin, Margaret, Malcolm or Matilda? Don’t answer that, we already know. They’re just not showbiz enough.”
But as a Broward Palm Beach New Times writer points out, things could’ve been worse. A lot worse.
“I'd be pretty pissed if my parents named me after a room in their house or a pill-popping sex icon …[but] the award for the parent with the most ridiculous kids' names definitely goes to Frank Zappa with Moon Unit, Dweezil, Ahmet Emuukha Rodan, and Diva Thin Muffin Pigeen.”
And as Kathie Lee and Hoda show us, the wacky name trend’s just a celebrity thing- at least according to the Social Security Offices annual baby name survey.
HODA KOTB: “The most popular boys and girls names. OK so, let’s go- let’s start with the most popular baby names for girls. Number five is Ava.”
KATHIE LEE GIFFORD: “I love that name.”
HODA KOTB: “Four is Olivia.”
KATHIE LEE GIFFORD: “Beautiful.”
HODA KOTB: “Three is Emma.”
KATHIE LEE GIFFORD: “Lovely.”
KATHIE LEE GIFFORD: “Two is Sophia. And the number one name of all time for right now is Isabella.”
KATHIE LEE GIFFORD: “For the boys, number five is William. For number four, it’s Jayden. Although, Jayden’s also on one of the least liked, so it doesn’t make any sense. Number three is Michael, that’s been on forever since the archangel Michel, himself, I think. Ethan, which I like. And Jacob is- again? For like the twelfth year in a row or something like that, right?!”
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Baby, baby, baby, oh! Could the Biebs be a daddy? That’s what one California woman is hoping to prove. ABC News explains.
CECILIA VEGA: “The fresh-faced Justin Bieber, 17 years old, is accused of fathering a child with a 20-year-old woman. She’s threatening to slap him with a paternity lawsuit- she wants him to take a test. She’s saying he’s the father of her 3-month-old baby boy. She’s saying that they had relations behind, backstage at one of his concerts.”
ROB NELSON: “Has he even hit puberty to have relations?”
CECILIA VEGA: “I don’t know- he’s 17.”
A legal analyst tells Boston’s NECN, take the test, Biebs- they’re gonna make you do it anyway.
ROBERT JUBINVILLE: “She can try, and a judge will probably order it if, uh, unless there’s evidence she was not even at the event and they can prove that. But it’s not a very high threshold to get him to take a DNA test. And if I’m his lawyer and he’s not the person who had the child, had the affair with her, you give a DNA sample. It’s very simple today.”
And the Washington Post argues- true or false- these claims are a big deal for Bieber’s career.
“… they are notable because they mark the first time that Bieber has been caught up in a scandal. Prior to this moment, the wholesome kid … hadn’t been involved in anything much more controversial than a water balloon fight…”
But The Telegraph suggests this could be even more damaging for the Biebs’ supposed baby mama.
“If [her] claims are true she leaves herself vulnerable to possible prosecution for statutory rape of a minor. By her account she would have been 19 at the time of the encounter but the singer would have been only 16. California's age of consent is 18.”
The woman claims she and Justin’s one time- and his first time- lasted just 30 seconds, making Today’s Kathie Lee and Hoda even more skeptical of the story.
KATHIE LEE GIFFORD: “Here’s what I also think, is if it’s a lie, she should also have charges brought against her."
HODA KOTB: “For defamation?”
KATHIE LEE GIFFORD: “Yes, for defamation of character. There’s gotta be a stop to this at some point, too.”
HODA KOTB: “Plus, the timing is questionable because her, her lawsuit is coming- her suit against him is coming right when his album is released.”
KATHIE LEE GIFFORD: “Yeah, the baby’s three months old. What about when she got pregnant? Timing- that’s how cynical we’ve become as a culture. We think everything’s planned.”
Bieber’s camp denies the daddy drama, calling the lawsuit “malicious, defamatory and demonstrably false.”
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