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Kathie Lee and Hoda

'Tension' Over 'Today'

In Tinseltown

2/15/2013 4:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Kathie Lee Gifford
and Hoda Kotb are at loggerheads over moving their hour of "Today" to Hollywood ... TMZ has learned.

Sources connected to "Today" tell TMZ ... Kathie Lee has been lobbying to move the show for a long time, but Hoda has been adamant -- she wants to stay in NYC. 

Our sources say Hoda felt the heat was off when Kathie Lee started doing her Broadway show ... she thought Kathie Lee might get off the whole L.A. thing. But when the show wrapped in December, Kathie Lee immediately started pushing again for an L.A. move.

Our sources say there is "some tension" between Hoda and Kathie Lee ... which began when Hoda felt Kathie Lee snubbed her by not promoting her book on the air.

"Both women are really strong, so tension is almost inevitable," says one source. For now, they've reached a compromise ... they would do the show for a few weeks here and there in L.A., but we're told Kathie Lee is unbending -- she wants to make the move.

Sources connected to CAA -- the mega-talent agency which now reps Hoda -- tell TMZ ... Hoda wants new projects in addition to "Today" and if the agency gets her some gigs in L.A. that could change things, but for now she and Kathie Lee are East Coast/West Coast rivals.

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Mike    

Kathie Lee, please go find your own show in Los Angeles if that's what you want. Hoda would be way better off without you anyway. So would Today for that matter.

560 days ago
17.

Diamond Goddess!    

Kathie Lee is SUCH a kreepy kooze!!!
That asshoe is CONSTANTLY shilling her no-talent crap on that show, and she can't even plug Hoda's book?!
Talk about supremely self-involved.
Hoda is more well-liked than KL, and they really should move Hoda to the main "Today" anchor chair.
I'd go back to watching if they did this.
Hoda's suffered long enough in the cellar with that old drunk whose husband will bang ANYBODY but her. (Can you blame Frank? lol)

560 days ago
18.

Rizzo    

I can't stand to even hear KLG's voice. Makes me want to punch her in the throat. Isn't she bestest buds with The Donald?

560 days ago
19.

Truth    

BITCH BE KRAZZZZY... POINT BLANK! KATHIE LEE JUST WANNA REST HER OCTOGENARIAN ASS IN LA CUZ THAT'S WHERE THE BITCH LIVES WITH THAT BEDRIDDEN FRANKIE BOY. SHE WANTS TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR HER FAT ASS. DONT THEY KNOW THEY HAFTA WAKE UP 3 HRS EARLIER IN CALI TO MAKE EAST COAST 10AM?? 2 DUMBASSES.. THO NO DOUBT THE BLONDIE IS THE DUMBER ONE. #TRUTH!!

560 days ago
20.

Tabloid Diva    

KLG's daughter goes to college in Cali, that's why she wants to move there I bet.

560 days ago
21.

Moonartzi    

Kathie Lee did promote hoda's book on the show so I don't know why Hoda would feel snubbed.

560 days ago
22.

Bill Leslie    

c-c-c-c-catfight!

560 days ago
23.

wendy    

well, they both are smart sucessful women, nbc on the other hand.........................

560 days ago
24.

PurpleRain    

KLG is annoying I watch for Hoda

560 days ago
25.

muffey    

I only watch because of Honda. Kathie Lee is so annoying if she pushes Honda away, you will lose a lot of viewers including this one

560 days ago
26.

ERP    

The train wreck hour is not worth it. Put Hoda back on a news show.

560 days ago
27.

Christine    

Does anyone even watch the 5 or 4 th hour of Today? **** an hour is enough of that show.

560 days ago
28.

CelticOne    

Kathie Lee Gifford sucks rotten eggs!

560 days ago
29.

monique    

replace their show with "i love lucy" re-runs, problem solved (i'd rather watch lucy anyway)

560 days ago
30.

Bobby Lotto    

The Today show with Hoda Kotb and Ann Curry.......sounds much better.

560 days ago
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