Is the Today Show being “ripped apart by a catfight” that’s pitting longtime friends and former co-stars Hoda KochAnd Kathie Lee GiffordAgainst Savannah Guthrie and her “best bud” Jenna Bush Hager? One tabloid reports this week that NBC is considering trying to lure Gifford back to the show, which might leave Hager without her daytime gig, much to her friend Guthrie’s displeasure. Gossip cop investigates this latest. Today rumor.
Showdown Between ‘Today’ Show Besties?
“Claws Out In Today Showdown!” reads a headline out of the latest edition of the National Enquirer. There’s apparently a feud building between TodayJenna Bush Hager and Savannah Guthrie were co-hosts. The trouble allegedly began after “honchos” at the NBC morning show suggested bringing back former host Kathie Lee Gifford to “pump up viewership,” so-called “spies” tell the outlet.
Hoda Kotb Pressing For Kathie Lee Gifford’s Return?
This is an apparent attempt to take on the show’s “arch-rival” over on the ABC network, Good Morning AmericaThe most watched morning news program has been, which has won the ratings. “They’d love to have Kathie Lee back. She is TV gold, one of those rare talents that lights up a camera and delivers viewers, too,” an insider tattles, adding, “Jenna has never been able to fill her shoes. Most people in TV know it!”
Though Kotb would love to see “her bestie’s second coming,” alleged moles close to the situation claim the proposition has gotten the “stinkeye” from Gunthrie. She’s supposedly willing to fight off Gifford’s return to the show “tooth and nail” in order to protect Hager from being replaced.
Savannah Guthrie Determined To Protect ‘Best Friend’ Jenna Bush Hager?
“Jenna is Savannah’s best friend. As long as Jenna has Savannah, her job is safe,” insists a source. The tabloid concludes by noting that Gifford stated in November that she would return to TV if she could work remotely from Scotland or her Nashville home.
Gossip Cop’s Got The Real Scoop
The EnquireThis is especially true when it concerns reporting about the Today show. For many years, Gossip CopThe tabloid was caught lying about the morning show’s stars, which has caused a lot of distrust for the outlet. Aside from our historical distrust, our first clue that this story wasn’t up to snuff was the insinuation about the “catfight.”
This tabloid, as well as a multitude of others, love to claim that women in the same profession engage in bitter, behind closed doors feuds. This is not the first time that this has happened. Enquire has claimed there’s professional bad blood between Hoda Kotb and her TodaySavannah Guthrie, Jenna Bush Hager, and Jenna Bush Hager are co-stars.
The outlet claims Kotb has been on the run for several years with her female co stars, especially in the last few. Guthrie is often portrayed by the tabloid as a conniving, scheming person who tries to wheel and deal behind the scenes to further her friend Hager’s career, as well as her own ambitions. Oftentimes, Kotb is alleged to be the hapless target of the duo, who supposedly tried to force her out of her position in order to advance Hager’s career or satisfy Guthrie’s ambitions.
Where The ‘Today’ Show Stars’ Relationship Really Stands
None of these reports is true. It is evident that the ladies have genuine affection and professional respect for one another, judging by their interactions off-screen and in front of the camera.
As for Kathie Lee Gifford’s possible return to the TodayIt seems unlikely, but it does happen. As she stated in November, she’d only be willing to make her TV comeback if she was allowed to film remotely. It’s a possibility, but not one that necessarily means her return would lead to Hager being replaced. Hager, who currently resides in New York City, is considered safe for her role on the morning show.