Healthy Hollywood: Kathie Lee & Hoda Put A Cork In It!

Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb on the cover of Ladie's Home Journal (Feb. 2013) Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb on the cover of Ladie's Home Journal (Feb. 2013)

Kathie Lee & Hoda are toasting the New Year with a drop of sobriety. Yup! NBC’s chatty twosome are giving up their morning on-air cocktails for a month.

“My first reaction was, ‘Are you crazy?’ But I’ll do it to lose weight. In the past, I’ve given up cheese, pasta, sweets, bread…why not wine,” Kathie Lee suggests in February’s Ladies Home Journal.

Kathie Lee and Hoda have made sipping morning cocktails a tradition on their daily chat-fest.

“I sometimes overindulge. But who’s counting? I think it adds to the show. By 10am people at home have already had their fill of the heavy news. This is their time to have fun,” Hoda reveals to Ladies Home Journal.

The wine-inspired fun is not over; the ladies will be back to their happy hour in a month.

Ladies Home Journal calls these two on-air buddies “the craziest women on TV.” And, their zany chemistry is not just for the cameras. “When we met, the click was immediate. Now we go to lunch every Wednesday and see a Broadway show,” reveals Hoda.

“People aren’t stupid if something’s authentic, people know it. They can sense when there’s tension between people. They can sense when something’s forced and the can sense when two people genuinely enjoy each other’s company,” says Kathie Lee.

-- Terri MacLeod

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