The One Thing Kathie Lee Gifford Won't Do for Ratings

Brian Moylan · 12/03/09 12:53PM

Kathie Lee Gifford rose to fame sitting next to Regis Philbin and talking about her personal life ad nauseam. Now that she co-hosts the Today show's daily dose of wacky, what is the one subject she won't broach?

Happy Birthday

cityfile · 08/14/09 06:42AM

Your favorite art-collecting, Greenwich-living, publicity-shunning hedge fund billionaire, Steve Cohen (left), turns 53 today. New York's most famous drag queen, Lady Bunny (right), is turning 47. Marcia Gay Harden is 50. Photographer Terry Richardson is turning 44. Halle Berry turns 43. Steve Martin is 64. Oscar-winning composer James Horner is turning 56. Tony-winning playwright Thomas Meehan turns 80. Magic Johnson is 50. Actress Mila Kunis is 26. Susan Saint James, the actress and wife of NBC Sports chairman Dick Ebersol, is turning 63. Musician David Crosby is 68. E! host and Top Model regular Jay Manuel is turning 37. And romance novelist Danielle Steel is celebrating her 62nd birthday today. Weekend birthdays are below.


cityfile · 11/12/08 10:47AM

Kate Bosworth checking in for a flight at JFK with boyfriend James Rousseau ... Natalie Portman eating soup on the set of her new movie ... Hugh Jackman leaving the studios of GMA ... Sarah Jessica Parker walking with son James in the West Village ... Frank Gifford leaving ABC studios ... Kate Winslet shopping at YSL ... Alicia Keys standing outside the Letterman show ... Katie Holmes leaving her East Village apartment ... Seth Green, Enrique Iglesias, and David Archuleta posing for pics outside MTV studios in Times Square ... and Fergie sitting in the backseat of a cab.

Kathie Lee Gifford Imitates Al Roker Imitating Chinese Person, Adds Helpful Squinting Gesture!

Moe · 08/25/08 11:30AM

In this clip from today's Today show, Kathie Lee Gifford relates a call she got from weather anchor Al Roker on the birthday she shares with her husband Frank. (They were born on the same day 23 years apart!) (That means he was sixty-seven when that whore flight attendant thing happened!) But the point is, according to Kathie Lee, Al delivered his gentle ribbing about her husband's advanced age in a highly authentic sounding Chinese accent. Which Kathie somehow found it appropriate to imitate on national TV because as we know Kathie Lee thinks racism is cute!Oh well, you know what I say, a little harmless racism on the part of old people…what does it mean anyway? That she somehow thinks she is innately superior or that people of other cultures are not human? You guys, it is not like she's exploiting children or illegal immigrants or whatever.

Where Do You Stash Your Other Woman?

cityfile · 08/12/08 12:31PM

Where did John Edwards and Rielle Hunter have their first romantic interlude? At the Loews Regency Hotel on Park Avenue, which happens to be one of Edwards favorite hotels in town. (We're guessing, however, that the hotel's owner, Jonathan Tisch, won't be including this little fact in the official hotel brochure in the near future.) But Edwards isn't the only married man who picked the five-star property to carry on behind his wife's back. In 1997, former football star Frank Gifford—the husband of Kathie Lee—bedded nude model Suzan Johnson in suite 521. (Gifford later claimed a tabloid had set him up.) After the jump, a few of the hotels where some of the rich and powerful have cheated on their wives, stashed their goomahs, and/or ran up a huge mini-bar bill.