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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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KittyKittyKitty    

Yikes!

565 days ago
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21stcent    

Stay in NYC, There are enough nuts already in California

565 days ago
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Kobe_No_Means_No    

Never heard of either one of them, but this is some crazy drama.

565 days ago
4.

thestupid    

How about they BOTH shut up and let MANAGEMENT decide what is better for the show! They should be happy they are getting pay checks because there are a LOT better choices than them out there.

565 days ago
5.

tdr9    

These things happen

565 days ago
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steak man     

Who the f*ck cares! Nobody watches that show anyway. The only reason it gets any ratings is because it's on at doctors offices.

565 days ago
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Julies    

I call radishes. Moving only the 4th hour of the Today show from NYC to LA makes little sense. Why is it the author (obviously male, with latent sexist tendancies ) of this TMZ posting using an anonymous quote to fuel a fued? "Both women are really strong, so tension is almost inevitable,"
Really? Because women simply cannot get along? Let's perpetuate that tired stereotype some more, it's easy to write. Uhg. Lame, as in I bet this story proves to have no legs.

565 days ago
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GLaDOS    

Who the f*** even watches these two drunk old women? I'd honestly rather crush my nuts in a vice than watch these broads for an hour every morning.

565 days ago
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anon    

Give me HODA dump the Gifford.. too closley connected to Kris Jenner. Of course the two women could go back to there party days. Isn't Kris already done some cheating on Bruce. Nothing off limits with those women

565 days ago
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flora68    

They always seems at least a little drunk, a LOT stupid AND at least a little drunk, that early in the morning. Pathetic.

565 days ago
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BB not bb    

They say that they are good friends, but I always felt that Kathy Lee was a bully. I felt like she wanted Hoda around because Hoda is very agreeable and will let her look like the boss. Then I guess enough is enough.


If the show is based in NYC, what right does Kathy Lee have to insist that it all move to L A? She should be glad she even has a show again after losing Live with Regis.


Her show is probably better than most of the news and talk shows, but it is still just common drivel. I think she should be more greatful and less bossy.

565 days ago
12.

Mrugowsky    

California is much easier on your constitution. I wish anyone named hoda kotb the best of luck.

565 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

idiot women, Las Vegas is the place to be, Why ?.......Because in Las Vegas you DON'T pay State Tax and you DON'T pay City Tax..............................L.A. and NYC are messed up

564 days ago
14.

Witchiepoo    

Yikes!

564 days ago
15.

Slash    

So, just REPLACE KLG. She's a horrible host, anyway. There, problem solved. Damn, I'm good at this!

564 days ago
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