Poor Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. The regular Today show got boy band sensation One Direction and a frenzied crowd on Rockefeller Plaza on Tuesday morning. The ladies only got cardboard cutouts of the lads during their hour.
That brought up another painful subject. The featured guest the day before, one Chelsea Handler, had cancelled on them at the last minute, claiming she was up all night fighting illness. But guess what? Handler showed up in the same building a few hours later, none the worse for wear, to tape Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. And she was bragging about skipping out on her Today appearance.
As you can see this did not sit well with the morning girls.
It’s strange because Kathie Lee and Hoda are sitting there with big snifters of wine, guzzling under the guise of Booze Day Tuesday. (It follows Make-Mine-a-Double Monday. JK) You would think that Chelsea would be happy to hang out with a couple of girls who are knocking back a few at the same time that most of us suckers are getting to work.