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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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46.

cd    

blah blah blah.

who cares they should cancel today show after 9am. nobody watches the show after that point and besides I have to figure out who to watch at that time: jerry, maury and now rickki god the hard choices i have to make . Why does god hate me so much?.

614 days ago
47.

LizzieBlueEyes    

Who can stand Kathie Lee? She is a terrible host and interviewer since she can't stop talking about herself and making bad jokes. What a ham.

614 days ago
48.

robkanoff    

meet in the middle... kansas city... NOT!!

614 days ago
49.

Cricket    

Why not just move them off the air?

614 days ago
50.

jg59    

They should drop Kathie and give the show entirely to Hoda.

614 days ago
51.

Valentina1    

First of all, NYC all the way. Second, who the hell is Kathy "can't sing" Gifford anyway? Isn't her husband getting a blow someone from a blonde hooker? Let her worry about that. Send this Botox, rubber doll face, old cow back to Hollyweird. Later broad.

614 days ago
52.

Valentina1    

Somewhere...

614 days ago
53.

pattycake    

they should break up.

614 days ago
54.

Horrorholic024    

Hoda has a likeable personality while Kathie is a annoying loud mouth who doesn't know when to shut up. Keep Hoda and replace Kathie

614 days ago
55.

Ming     

I believe Kathie Lee Gifford wants to move to West Coast to promote her daughters show business career.

614 days ago
56.

FEISTY    

KATHYLEE JUST HAVE TOOK OVER THE SHOW CANT NOBODY TALK BUT HER, I WAS GLAD WHEN SHE LEFT THE REGIS SHOW TOO. I MEAN DAMN KATHY CAN WE HEAR FROM HODA SOME YOUR NOT THE ONLY HOST DAMN DRUNK YOU ARE!! SOMETIME WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE SHOW PAY ATTENTION TO HOW HODA LOOKS SHE CANT GET A WORD IN EDGE WISE WITH THIS HEFA KATHY HAS MADE SHOW SO CHEESEY AND NOT WORRTH WATCHING SMH SORRY BUT ITS THE TRUTH.

613 days ago
57.

feelyourboobies    

These two are SO friggin annoying. Especially Kathy!

613 days ago
58.

5Louie    

Who fu$$ing Cares!

613 days ago
59.

Howard Fuller    

Let it stay in NYC, get rid of that blowhard, Kathie Lee and bring in Meredith Veira to replace her. Knowing Kathie Lee, she's doing it to accommodate her personal needs. Aren't her kids in Southern Cali, working and school and her husband from there? Makes you go hum-m-m-m-m!

608 days ago
60.

billy    

here's an idea... Cancel it.. they both suck balls!

606 days ago
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