Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford are celebrating 10 years of hosting the Today show’s fourth hour this week -- thanks to plenty of pinot!
The morning show’s favorite wine lovers are notorious for having their glasses filled throughout their interviews and segments, however, Kathie Lee insists that they don’t drink as much as you’d think!
“Most of the time it sits there, we take a little sip once in a while,” she assured ET at a celebration for their big anniversary this week. “It’s not what we do all day long, every day. I don’t know what people think, but that’s sort of what’s out there. That’s ridiculous. We are trained professional people, okay?”
“Okay, so it’s 365 days, times 10 years, is 3,650 glasses,” Hoda joked, before her co-host reminded her, “But we're only on Monday through Friday!”
The pair celebrated with their Today show family at New York City’s Rainbow Room on Wednesday, posing for pictures and toasting with custom cocktails and, of course, massive goblets of wine.
But Hoda and Kathie Lee have done much more than drink in their decade together. They reflected on some of their favorite moments over the years, including some of Kathie Lee’s most memorable lip locks!
“Tom Selleck, on the mouth,” Hoda recalled, “Craig Ferguson, on the kisser. Regis Philbin--”
“He kissed me!” Kathie Lee interrupted, recalling her smooch with her former Live! co-host.
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In fact, Regis was filling in for Hoda during another one of Kathie Lee’s most memorable Today show moments -- when a giant tropical bird got loose and landed on her head!
“Regis and I acted like it was supposed to be there, went over to the window and was just waving to everybody with this bird on my head,” Kathie Lee recalled. “Nobody looked. It’s New York, nobody cared.”
From runaway birds to Queen Beys, Hoda recalled that another of her biggest moments of the last decade was when Beyonce showed up as a surprise model for her mother, Tina Knowles Lawson’s, fashion line. Check out the host’s reaction in the video above.
Hoda has plenty to celebrate these days, as Kelly Clarkson recently turned her best-selling children’s book, I’ve Loved You Since Forever, into a song!