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Kathie Lee and Hoda

'Tension' Over 'Today'

In Tinseltown

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

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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Just get rid of Kathy all together and the show would be much better. She's old, not pretty and certainly not funny! She needs to stay home and take of her 100 year old husband.

571 days ago


did you now that the reason for a tip is so that the server or drlivery person is taxed on the total sales for the day that is why you should pay your 20% no matter how far or how much it is to help off set there tax. also the time change was put into effect so children did not have to walk to school in the dark I think it started in the mid 6otys

562 days ago


Fire them as they as useless.

557 days ago

Daniel L. Luce    

Hey Hoda, you don't have to bark...., but how about the chance to make you howl!!!!!!!

556 days ago


hair care Moving and powerful! Youve certainly obtained a way of reaching men and women that I havent witnessed really generally. If most folks wrote about this issue while using eloquence that you just did, Im positive folks would do far more than just examine, theyd act. Great stuff the following. Please continue to keep it up.

548 days ago

Kathy, you treated your mom terribly!

541 days ago
67. were so rude to your mom! How lucky you are to still have her and then you make fun of her!,

541 days ago


Is Hoda still going with the guy she meet at the book signing?? If not what happened.

530 days ago


Isn't Kathy Lee the one who employed little children in a foreign country to slave over her line of clothing for pennies??? "Slave Labor" is what it was called!!! She did not have the decency to admit what she had done. THAT IS KATHY LEE!!!

498 days ago


On Aug. 7th I could hardly wait for your show, you talked about 2 Talent Agents you were having on so I watched and was so upset. The best agent in the world is Cindy Osbrink you should know that she represents your daughter Cassidy. You lead me to believe you were having the best agents you let me down. Don't worry I let everyone know about Cindy she is the best.

375 days ago

nancy hatfield justus    

kathie and hoda, you need to try our hatfield and mccoy moonshine made in southern w.v. a restaurant called logans road house is using it to make marguritas in thier restaurant chain, im am sure you would love this drink

256 days ago

nancy hatfield justus    

you both need to try our hatfield and mccoy moonshine, some of therestaurants in w.v. are using it to make marguritas , i am sure you will love them, email call 304-664-3273

256 days ago
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